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The Farmhouse

(Ref. 1041126)

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.6

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by the property owner who showed us around the property and also showed us the route through their grounds down to the Lake."

    The house is beautiful and the games room with pool table was great fun in the evening. We found the location of the property great for exploring the lakes. We walked from the property to the nearby Coniston Inn, Bluebird Cafe (great for breakfast) and the village. The bus 505 stops outside the Coniston Inn and goes to Ambleside where you can pick up the open top bus. We definitely want to come back

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2024

  • "Very enjoyable stay , the cottage was much larger than expected and the gardens are fantastic ."

    Facilities and utilities were all as expected and we had no complaints. Great place to do local walks from too without needing to drive far , or at all for some.

    Reviewed by Christopher James5.0Jun 2024

  • "A well-appointed cottage in a quiet location, but convenient for Coniston."

    It is spacious and warm. Beautiful grounds and views. Helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Mar 2024

  • "A lovely cottage within the grounds very friendly and informative owner and her father would stay here again if I got the chance, cottage had plenty of room was well equipped, was a little cold but with the fire on in the tv room it was snug but was chilly everywhere else even with the storage heaters on so if your visiting in winter take warm clothes although the bedroom was chilly the duvet on the bed was nice and snug once you were under it."

    We ate out a several nice pubs in coniston the Crown, the ship and bluebird cafe. We’re not really walkers just love to get away relax eat well and do nothing in front of the fire. Thankyou Kathryn and Collin

    Great to meet you Paula. I wish you had said you were chilly. I could have given you some extra heaters! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great location. Thanks very much!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay in the lovely cosy farmhouse which had everything we needed."

    It is in a stunning location with amazing views. We were warmly welcomed by the lovely owner who showed us around and explained how everything worked which was much appreciated. Would definately stay there again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Brilliant stay at the start of october, felt very welcome from the start, grounds were amazing, shorter was to Coniston."

    cottage was very nice and very big too, king bed was so comfy after lots of walking. highly recommend. David

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Overall a beautiful situation and comfortable cottage, however we did feel the TV room is grey and cheerless, we realise this is a historic property, but this room could be made much more welcoming."

    We LOVE the original flag floor (400 years old) and Farrow & Ball walls!!! Lovely to have met you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful situation."

    The farmhouse is full of character but very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous holiday spent with friends in The Farmhouse."

    The owners were very welcoming and friendly. The Farmhouse was really cosy and warm, sometimes a little to warm. We had access to the very extensive stunning grounds. A day could be spent just walking the grounds and admiring the beautiful flowers, plants and trees. One major criticism was the height of the bath. It was a huge issue for me as I have had 2 hip replacements. It is a huge step in to take a shower and, at times, caused me pain. A step of some kind would have been very useful. The lack of a dryer for laundry was a bit taxing but clothes airers were provided taking a good couple of days to dry wet clothes. We would love to return but unless the bath/shower issue is addressed it is doubtful. This property is a great place to stay for the young, fit and healthy.

    Lovely to meet you, and your friends who are previous guests. The bathroom pics show that the shower is not a walk-in, but over the original bath with deep marble surround. Sadly not suitable at all for your needs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Oct 2022

  • "A really lovely spacious old house."

    Had a great stay and felt very welcomed. Thank you

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2022

  • "Thank you for your wonderfully warm welcome and hospitality at our recent stay at ‘The Farmhouse’."

    We loved the location and it was a real bonus to be able to explore your incredible garden and to walk through it practically onto the shore of Coniston water. The cottage was extremely spacious for our family of three and we spent a very happy time one rainy day reading and playing pool - an added extra which was much appreciated by our 12 year old. We like to cook for ourselves, at least for a couple of days, when we go away and the kitchen was equipped enough for us to be able to do that. All in all a very lovely place to stay and explore this part of the Lake District and we would highly recommend the property. This bit above for publication - not the bit below. Personally we found the 9am departure a little brutal - particularly with a 5pm get in.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Jul 2022

  • "Cozy, comfortable and very well equipped gite."

    A nice discovery, whether it is the gite or the region!

    Reviewed by Severine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Not a great experience,quite chilly, maybe the heating was not on early enough."

    An old cottage but work is needed to making it airtight secondary glassing or draft excluder. This was before the storms. Good views towards old man of Coniston, good location to explore.

    I’m so sorry you were chilly. If you had let me know I could have provided extra oil heaters and checked you were confident lighting the two fires. I’m glad you liked the views though. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil3.4Jan 2022

  • "We had a fantastic two week stay in the farmhouse."

    The house was warm and comfortable, perfectly clean and homely. The kitchen is fully equipped, there are two wonderful reception rooms both with real fires. One downstairs bathroom with a toilet and sink and upstairs bathroom with shower over the bath. The games room is a fun little bonus. The property has many quirky period features and is very well maintained. The listing and the photographs within do not do justice to how beautiful this place is as a whole. We were greeted on arrival by the property owner and made to feel very welcome. The property is set in beautiful grounds which we were welcome to explore and it is ideally located, within a 30 minute walk to Coniston. We look forward to staying here again in future, could not fault this property and our experience there.

    Reviewed by Hollie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great cottage, really enjoyed our stay."

    However the process for being reunited with our lost property has been absolutely dismal. Since contacting Lakelovers on the 17th of September , and paying £15, and receiving verbal confirmation that the lost property would he collected and sent to us, we are still yet to receive our lost luggage. With near no updates from Lakelovers, we called on the 7th of Nov and we told we would have to pay an additional fee for postage. We are very disappointed by the level of service, and based on my experience to date, I would find it difficult to recommend using Lakelovers to others. To date the lost property is still unresolved.

    Reviewed by George3.8Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, we had a good family holiday."

    Cycling, hiking and paddle boarding around the Lake District. View from the deck is beautiful. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Michelle3.8Aug 2021

  • "A fantastic traditional farm house in a beautiful location."

    Kids absolutely loved it. Thank you for a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Aug 2021

  • "Cottage was in lovely grounds with a great view down to the lake."

    Host was friendly. However, some of the furnishings are a bit tired and things would benefit from a bit of a spruce up.

    Reviewed by Diane3.1Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful location and gardens."

    The cottage was lovely, very characterful.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage gave us a comfortable foundation to a week’s relaxation in this part of the Lakes."

    A superb location, a cottage of generous proportion and distinctive character. Two minor things The double bed mattress was a bit hard -maybe due for replacement? A tray in the kitchen would have been an asset for access to the dining table

    Reviewed by John3.8May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Apr 2021

  • "The Farmhouse is a fantastic place to stay, in a beautiful location - very comfortable, well-equipped and spotless."

    We had a great week there.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Dec 2020

  • "Thank you for another wonderful stay and for the 'bubbles' YUM!"

    . Hopefully see you again soon

    Farenden PartyMay 2019

  • "Thank you so much."

    We had a lovely week here, again, and hope to be back soon.

    Dr GrayApr 2019

  • "Gorgeous house, we felt completely at home."

    Beautifully decorated and lots of little luxuries that really made our holiday - we're already checking availability for next year!

    Mrs GrayNov 2018

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.

Summary

  • Quintessential Lakeland luxury, superb lake views
  • Over 2 floors
  • 2 x bedrooms; 1 x king size, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with monsoon shower over gorgeous bath
  • 2 x reception rooms, games room with pool table
  • Kitchen with electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge & freezer, dishwasher
  • Cloakroom with 2nd WC
  • Dining room
  • Garden and decked patio with furniture.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Village centre and lake are within 1.5 miles
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Wood burning stove, open fire (logs can be purchased from the owner)
  • Electric heating
  • Washing machine and clothes airers
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Note: this property does not have electric car charging facilities. Please note: As from April 2024, this property only accept 7 night bookings.

The property

The Farmhouse is a charismatic 400 year old cottage that is beautiful both inside and out.

The property offers a great base from which to explore the vibrant village of Coniston, the majesty of Coniston Water as well as the wider Lake District.

A tranquil setting with a gorgeous garden, awe-inspiring views of the surrounding fells and Coniston Water itself.

There are great walks straight from the doorstep including the close by shores of Coniston Water and a host of local inns and local eateries, including the famous Drunken Duck Inn.

This area is popular amongst cyclists and mountain bikers due to its access to Grizedale Forest, just a few hundred yards from the cottage. Attractive old oak beams and flagged floors blend seamlessly with lavish furnishings and the welcoming wood burner, as well as an open fire, create a great ambiance for social gatherings or special occasions.

Suitable for two couples or a family, The Farmhouse offers plenty of space including two chic bedrooms that also enjoy the stunning scenery, plus there’s a luxury bathroom, perfect for a long soak after a day in the hills. There are three resplendent reception rooms, one of which is a games room and also a delightful garden with raised decking, perfect for warm lazy days and al-fresco living.

Choose from a multitude of walks straight from the doorstep including the shores of Coniston Water and plenty of local inns and eateries surround this cottage - all close to hand.

Arrival time remains at 4pm and departure time as 9am

Please note: a highchair is available at this property but there is NO cot.

Kiln dried logs can be bought from the owner, £7 a bag
Hairdryer at the property

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

CONISTON

Hawkshead 4 miles; Ambleside 8 miles.

Nestling at the head of Coniston Water, the pretty village of Coniston is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Lake District National Park, making it a superb base for touring, with Hawkshead, Ambleside, Windermere and Grasmere just a short drive away. Superb walking, mountain biking and climbing are available locally on Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam, and the lovely woodland trails at Grizedale Forest. For watersports enthusiasts, the quiet lake is ideal for dinghy sailing and canoeing, whilst the less active can enjoy a leisure cruise on the beautiful steam yacht 'Gondola’, or visit Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin. Nearby attractions include the award-winning village of Hawkshead, home of the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Tarn Hows, one of the most visited beauty spots in the country and Esthwaite Water, famous for its fishing. A first class holiday location at any time of the year.

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Arrival time remains at 4pm and departure time as 9am

Please note: a highchair is available at this property but there is NO cot.

Kiln dried logs can be bought from the owner, £7 a bag
Hairdryer at the property
Please note: As from April 2024, this property only accept 7 night bookings

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter