Self Catering in Cumbria - Coniston

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High Arnside

High Arnside, Coniston, Cumbria
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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £340.00 - 766.00

This semi-detached cottage is located on a working farm near to Coniston in the Lake District and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.

High Arnside is a semi detached barn conversion cottage on a working farm near to Coniston in the Lake District. The cottage sleeps six people and has one double bedroom, one twin room and one room with adult bunks as well as a family bathroom. The cottage also contains a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with a dining area and a woodburner. Outside the cottage is off road parking for two cars and a rear garden with outdoor furniture and a barbecue. With its neighbouring cottage, High Arnside sleeps a total of twelve people in the beautiful Lake District countryside.


High Arnside, as the name suggests, is perched some way above the valley floor and enjoys the most enchanting views in every direction. The cottage has been thoughtfully equipped for holiday rentals and is very comfortable. The patio area is delightful, and one can sit for hours watching the play of light on nearby and distant hills. In fact I did just that. There are lovely walks straight from the cottage door, with the walk down into Hawkshead and back via Tarn Hows and Iron Keld being both beautiful and moderate. Our hosts could not have been more welcoming or helpful. This is without question one of the nicest holiday cottages we have stayed in anywhere. There are only two small points to bear in mind, and these are certainly not meant as criticisms but just useful to bear in mind for planning purposes: (1) the bedrooms are one double (principal bedroom) and two rooms with two single beds each (one room can only be reached by walking through the double bedroom); and (2) there is no Wi-Fi connection other than that of the farmhouse which can be camped on (password is provided) if one sits against the dividing wall. A dedicated internet connection would be helpful, although I accept that not everyone cares about this. Mobile signal varies by provider: Three gives a good 3G signal; Vodafone and O2 were more variable. A really refreshing holiday in a cottage that is very highly recommended.

Amazing location, the character of the cottage and the warm welcome.
Mr Cawood

Everything! Absolutely fabulous retreat. Lovely large living area, dining and lounge, well equipped kitchen. Excellent shower. Good bedrooms.
Mrs Hill

A beautiful cottage, very clean, tidy and well kitted out. Owners were very friendly.
Mr Berry

It was stress free & amazing, a happy safe environment for my children. There were outstanding views & walks & we loved the farm dog.
Miss Appleby

Services / Facilities:

Oil central heating throughout with additional heating from wood burning stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freesat, DVD, CD, radio, selection of books, games and DVDs. All fuel, power and wood for wood burning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Travel cot and high chair available. Off road parking for 2 cars. Storage for bikes. Front paved area with seating. Rear garden with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub 2.5 miles. Note: This cottage is situated half a mile up a single track drive.

Changeover Day


Single Beds: 1
Double Beds: 1
Twin Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Skelwith Force - 1.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Tarn Hows - 1.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Tom Gill - 1.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Hawkshead Old Courthouse - 2.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Loughrigg Fell - 2.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Beatrix Potter Gallery - 2.5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Hawkshead Grammar School - 2.6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Wray Castle - 2.7 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Ambleside Roman Fort - 2.7 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Steam Yacht Gondola - 2.9 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

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Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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