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Lounge with open fire
Kitchen area
S the property
Rear lawn with garden furniture
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom with restricted height
Quiet single-track road
Enjoy some alresco dining
1 / 9  Lounge with open fire
2 / 9  Kitchen area
3 / 9  S the property
4 / 9  Rear lawn with garden furniture
5 / 9  Double bedroom
6 / 9  Bathroom
7 / 9  Twin bedroom with restricted height
8 / 9  Quiet single-track road
9 / 9  Enjoy some alresco dining

Park Gate Cottage

Coniston, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Period cottage dating back to 1850 which has plenty of original features
  • Former gate-keeper’s cottage for the Old Coppermine rail line
  • Enclosed lawned garden to the front of the cottage with the welcome addition of garden furniture
  • Situated within 1 mile of the Lake District village of Coniston with its shops, pubs and historic buildings
  • Within walking distance of the shore of Coniston Water, where you can take part in a range of watersports and boat trips
  • Excellent location for keen walkers, including up to the Old Man of Coniston which provides a dramatic landscape over the village
Property code: LCC43

Set just half a mile south from Coniston Village on the west side of Coniston water, this period cottage is perfectly placed to either relax or explore the local landscape with its lake, mountains, forest and fell.

The cottage is located down a quiet single-track road just outside the village of Coniston. The village provides a range of amenities such as a choice of eateries and pubs, as well as several shops and a boating centre from where guests can participate in a range of watersports including canoeing, sailing, and stand-up paddleboarding. For those who want to enjoy a more idyllic view of the lake, there are a number of leisurely boat trips available, not least the trips offered by the beautifully restored Victorian steamer. The village is also known for its rich history and the interesting Ruskin Museum takes visitors on a journey through the village’s past, telling the stories of three well-known local figures: polymath John Ruskin, author Arthur Ransome, and sportsman Donald Campbell.

A short single-track lane track leads you to the period property which dates back to 1850. Parking can be found at the rear of the cottage and several stone steps lead from the road to the patio garden at the front of the cottage. From the little patio area, you step into the open-plan living space featuring a lounge/kitchen/diner with a flagstone floor. The lounge area has plenty of character with exposed beams and a wonderful warming open fire. After a long day of exploring, you can sink into the sumptuous sofas and comfy armchair and sit around the roaring fire, whilst watching your favourite movie. The kitchen area is situated to the rear of the room and offers an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. After preparing your favourite meals, you can make your way over to the dining area and dine with loved ones.

Stairs lead to the first floor where an understated master bedroom offers a double bed with a window seat, and a comfy chair, ideal for sitting back with a good book. The bathroom is also located on this floor and offers the best of both worlds with a corner bath, separate shower and WC. A further flight of stairs lead you to the second floor, where you can find a twin bedroom which sits in the eaves of the house.

Outside, there is a small lawn to the front of the property with garden furniture provided which means you can make the most of the lazy summer evenings. There is parking for one car to the rear of the property, however there is more space for parking in a lay-by just 200 yards from the cottage.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower enclosure, and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Open fire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and gas central heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Parking for 1 car, plus further parking 200 yards from the property
  • Pubs and shops less than a mile
  • £100 refundable security deposit payable prior to arrival

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jill 13th September 2019

Cosy little cottage, lovely and clean with an excellent bridlepath into Coniston which passes the local pub so great for dog owners. A bit crowded with our 2 big dogs but small dogs would be fine.

Reviewed by Lenah 16th August 2019

Perfect little cottage and Homebase for exploring the lakes. Feels like home ... lots of personal touches and perfect for small family with dog. Stairs and garden access quite tough for toddlers and grandparents.

Reviewed by Kees 5th July 2019

Lovely quiet place just outside the village.

Reviewed by Adrian 7th June 2019

The cottage is perfectly situated: an enclosed (dog secure) garden great for sitting out in; its own parking space; walks in the local area (including up the Old Man) directly from the cottage; and a 15-minute stroll along a footpath into Coniston. The whole cottage worked perfectly: very functional, well-equipped and extremely comfortable.

Reviewed by Jonathan 31st May 2019

A comfortable cottage with plenty of period character. Well placed and within easy walking distance to coniston along the old railway track.

Reviewed by Gregory 3rd May 2019

Beautiful cottage in a stunning location

Reviewed by Heidi 12th April 2019

We had a great stay at this cottage. Really enjoyed the walk & cycle ride in to Coniston. Fantastic base to explore the area. Cottage warm & cosy. Our 8 &10yr olds loved the top room, though stairs might be a little steep for toddler aged children to manage by themselves. Beautiful little garden, though sadly the weather wasn't good enough for us tRead moreo eat out there. There was a minor issue with the bathroom plumbing - we contacted the owners on Sunday, it was fixed on Monday. Excellent service. Hide

Reviewed by Abigail 25th January 2019

We had a lovely stay in this beautifully renovated cottage during a snowy week in January. The cottage is in a lovely location just outside Coniston village and was well equipped; however the downstairs room can get very cold, owing to it being a period cottage and not that well insulated (upstairs was nice and warm though) so bring a few blankets Read morefor the sofa if visiting in the winter! The tv is very small so not great for watching a dvd on rainy days - we ended up using our laptop instead. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Clancey August 2018

Our cottage was perfectly located ,was comfortable and very well equipped,everything had been thought about.This was our first holiday in England for many years and the first with a dog and we enjoyed every minute of it.We walked to Coniston each day and spent the day doing water sports,walking and relaxing. We had a fantastic holiday and will be rRead moreeturning. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon, Marcus, Emily, Tom and Rolo July 2018

We had such a wonderful break in Coniston. Our first holiday with our dog, Rolo who settled into his surroundings very quickly. Spent most of the time doing various activities at the lake. Cottage lovely - so brilliantly equipped and a great base. Thank you.xx

Reviewed by Thom, Ashifah, Zara and Arlen July 2018

Our first visit to this cosy and well-located cottage, and the kids' first experience of the Lakes. The kids being too small to walk far and too large to carry far has limitied our options, but a fine holiday has been had. Wray Castle for a rainy day, Muncaster Castle for a sunny day, and an ascent of Loughrigg by a moaning but eventually very prouRead mored 4-year-old. We also enjoyed morning jogs up the fells, and after-dinner walk to the Ship for excellent puddings! Will be back. Hide

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