Self Catering in Cumbria - Coniston

Areas: Lake District

Coniston Travel and Heritage Information


Farmstead , Coniston, Cumbria
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Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £473.00 - 840.00

This semi-detached cottage situated a ten minute walk from Coniston Water sleeps five people in two bedrooms.

Farmstead is a semi-detached cottage situated within walking distance of Coniston Water, six miles from the village of Coniston in the Lake District National Park. This cottage sleeps five people in two bedrooms, consisting of one family room with one double, one single and en-suite shower, as well as a separate double room with an en-suite bathroom. The cottage also has a kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove. Outside there is ample off road parking and additional roadside parking and an enclosed, front lawned garden. With walks and cycle routes from the doorstep, Farmstead is an ideal base for exploring the Lake District National Park. Note: Steep stone stairs and low beams inside property, care to be taken and may not be suitable for children or those with limited mobility.


Quite claustrophobic but ok
Stayed here in August, The cottage lies in a very small hamlet near to Lake Conistion. It is situated on a small crescent off of the main road. Parking is only available on this little road outside the cottage. There are several steps up to the cottage door. Entry is via a double doored porch. The outer door is a very old, solid wooden door, and the inner door is a stable style door. The cottage is obviously very old and this is charming in it's way but the down side is it is very dark and claustrophobic particularly downstairs. This is added to by there being no rear entrance or garden. So the only way in or out is via the front door. This may not be a problem for some people but for anyone with claustrophobia I would advise against this property. The facilities in the cottage are fairly standard. There is a microwave, oven, dishwasher and washer dryer. The washer dryer worked perfectly well but made the most awful noise on spin cycles, it may need looking at. The kitchen layout is a bit awkward to work in but as we were only there for a week it was tolerable. The bedrooms are a lovely large size, and both have en suites. There are some lovely walks from the cottage and I would certainly recommend doing some investigating nearby as there were some lovely views. One thing to add is that there was building work going on in the building next to the cottage and although this can't be helped it was rather disturbing. All in all it is nice enough.

A lovely cottage situated in a fabulous location with many original features preserved. The views down the valley are stunning. We would definitely stay here again.
Mrs Bayliss

Nice but please fix the wood burner!
I'm very familiar with the area and this cottage was in the perfect location to suit our needs. Nice attention to details with the decor downstairs (horse bits etc). Bedrooms a good size with comfortable mattresses and bedding. Plenty of hot water. Kitchen mostly very well equipped but could do with a big pan for boiling pasta! Lots of board games to keep the family entertained in the evenings (to the extent that we didn't switch the TV on once in 5 days). We didn't have any issues with cleanliness - no cobwebs or dust and bedding and towels smelt fresh. However, very disappointed with the wood burner. It doesn't pull. Read the instruction manual, went through 2 packets of firelighters but it kept going out. The only way to keep it lit was to keep the door wide open, but no fireguard provided. Also, the living room could do with a bit more lighting as it was very dim at night. Apart from that, we had a lovely and comfortable stay.
Rachael G

Fantastic cottage, absolutely perfect for our purposes and ideal for exploring the lakes. It was really warm and cosy, clean and convenient. Well catered for in the kitchen. The bed was really comfy and shower was good.
Miss Turner

Big rooms, comfy beds, 2 ensuites. Pleasant sitting room. Quiet rural location but access to the whole southern lakes district.
Mr Roberts

Services / Facilities:

Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking with additional roadside parking. Enclosed, front lawned garden. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 2 miles. Note: Steep stone stairs and low beams inside property, care to be taken and may not be suitable for children or those with limited mobility.

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Double Beds: 2

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine

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

Blawith, St John's Church - 0.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Brantwood - 3.6 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Coniston Water - 3.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Grizedale Forest Park - 4.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Lakeland Motor Museum - 4.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Ruskin Museum, Coniston - 5.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Graythwaite Hall Garden - 5.4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Stott Park Bobbin Mill - 5.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Steam Yacht Gondola - 5.4 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Old Man of Coniston - 5.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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