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Sunbeam Cottage

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040904)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Had to press reset nearly every morning before we could get any hot water."

    One bath towel not sufficient for a week and too small.

    Thank you for your feedback, I'm very disheartened that there was a fault with the boiler and we were never contacted, we would of helped you the best we could to get this fixed. In terms of the Towels, for each holiday let 8 clean towels are left at the property, 4 bath towels are left on the beds. 4 are left in the draws it looks like the towels left in the draws were not found. We have checked with Lakelovers, all holiday properties are let with one bath towel and one hand towel. Had you made us aware that you were unhappy during your holiday regarding the towels. We would have resolved the issue. Please could all holiday makers make Lakelovers aware if you have any issues with the property. We will make sure they are dealt with. Go to the feedback tab to approve/deny this owner response. In terms of the Towels, for each holiday let 8 clean towels are left at the property, 4 bath towels are left on the beds. 4 are left in the draws it looks like the towels left in the draws were not found. We have checked with Lakelovers, all holiday properties are let with one bath towel and one hand towel. Had you made us aware that you were unhappy during your holiday regarding the towels. We would have resolved the issue. Please could all holiday makers make Lakelovers aware if you have any issues with the property. We will make sure they are dealt with. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SheilaJun 2022

  • "We had such a lovely time at Sunbeam Cottage, we didn't want to leave!"

    The cottage has so much character, plus some absolutely gorgeous views - nearly my favourite thing was going to the kitchen sink and seeing a lamb peering in the window. The garden was a lovely extra too, and I very much enjoyed putting out bird seed and watching the sparrows, greenfinches etc popping in for a visit. Coniston itself is perfect: three good pubs (the Black Bull in particular has great food and friendly staff) a couple of decent shops including one with a proper butchers up the back, and loads of spectacular walks. Neither of us were quite up to walking up the Old Man of Coniston but it's our ambition to do it next year... Thank you for an excellent week. My only request would be the inclusion of a couple of courtesy items, like a roll of toilet paper, a pint of milk etc, just so you don't have to immediately go to the shops when you get there. And I think the key box might need replacing or at least some WD40 - very tricky to open!

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with gorgeous garden."

    All we needed for a wonderful stay. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by RachelApr 2022

  • "Another wonderful stay in our favourite holiday home."

    Reviewed by GavinFeb 2022

  • "Wonderful stay and wonderful cottage."

    Like the bike shed . Mostly clean but quite a few cobwebs hanging - not a big problem. Also would recommend heating be switched on prior to arrival to warm the place up, and first bag of logs and kindling supplied?

    Many thanks for your feed back. The heating automatically comes on at 2pm for a 5pm entry. You have brought our attention that the Central Heating clock needs resetting due to the recent storms we had a power cut. This will be rectified. We will review the practicalities of the logs and kindling. However, the local garage/spar 5 minutes from cottage in car store always has plenty. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2022

  • "Amazing location and a brilliant cottage all in a perfect holiday"

    Reviewed by JamieJan 2022

  • "Amazing location, very happy with the cottage."

    Reviewed by YvonneDec 2021

  • "The cottage was extremely clean and there was everything you could need for us to celebrate a lovely Christmas."

    Communications with the owner were excellent . Stunning location with beautiful views of the lake and Mountains. Would definitely rebook

    Reviewed by StevenDec 2021

  • "A lovely cottage set in a beautiful area."

    Time has flown by but we have had a great, relaxing holiday - Thank you!

    Dec 2021

  • "Ideal location, lovely old traditional cottage, great wether so made good use of the garden and the secure cycle shed is perfect for storing mountain bikes."

    Great views from both sides of the cottage.

    Paul And JudithSep 2021

  • "Fabulous week, Lovely cottage fantastic position."

    Village very handy for local supplies. Absolutely everything you could ask for.

    Blair PartySep 2021

  • "We stayed during covid so I took my own cleaning equipment so i could make sure it was thoroughly cleansed before we moved in as I took my 83 yr old mother."

    When i moved the furniture to clean it hadn't been cleaned for some time by the look of the dirt. Parking, in the description it says there is a parking place infront of the cottage. What it doesn't say is that it is in a field with sheep. We were in our new Mercedes, every day there was mud all up the sides and front of it from the sheep around it on a night. There were also muddy footprints allover the bonnet and roof I'm assuming that was cats. We didn't get off to the best start. The cottage is very comfortable and in a great location for the lake and walking. The garden is a bonus but on the one day we wanted to use it the paths were covered with ants and flying ants. The stairs are steep. The roll top bath is fabulous looking over the lake but my mother couldn't used the bath or the shower above as there's nothing to hold on to. My mother lives on her own and is very sprightly but the stairs and bath would have definitely been a deciding factor in choosing this accommodation had we known in advance, we wouldn't have chosen it. We would go back again without my mother if the parking wasn't with the sheep as we love coniston and this cottage is in a great location.

    We would like to thank Ms Manning for the kind comments she found the very comfortable in a great location. As owners, we have extensive experience of taking elderly relatives on holiday. Had you let us know in advance or made contacted you during your holiday that you were/had an elderly relative at the property we could have made your visit more relaxing and less stressful for you and mum. After receiving your comments my wife has pulled out the sofa, beds and wardrobes and cleaned the spaces behind. We are reviewing all of your other comments. We also do not find the stairs steep or had comments on this but sorry your mum found them to be. In terms of parking, Sunbeam Cottage backs onto National Trust land that rolls down to Coniston lake, its an area of natural beauty. There is a purpose made hard standing for two medium cars. On rare occasions the National Trust farmer has sheep/lambs on the land this would depend on the time of the year. We have been letting Sunbeam Cottage since 1997 the sheep/lambs have not caused damage to any car. Normally the Sheep/lambs do not come anywhere near the property there is a natural banking that deters them. On the rare occasion we have experienced a few smudges cause by the rubbing of a lambs nose. We would suggest that this is what Ms Manning described as mud. The marks on the roof/bonnet were not caused by the sheep. Most Holidaymakers especially children, love to watch the sheep/lambs playing on the land. We do have empathy in respect that Ms Manning brought a new Mercedes to the cottage and her nervousness. Parking for 10/15 cars is also available near the church about 2 minute walk away from the cottage. The present parking arrangement is fine. We hope to see you again also, please let us know through Lakelovers if you do, we will make sure your experience meets your requirements next time. Please send our kind regards to mum. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2021

  • "This cottage is in an idyllic location with a lovely and well tended garden."

    However, several issues need addressing. The cottage had mice throughout - even inside the kitchen cupboard where our food was kept. We reported this to Lake Lovers during our stay. The cottage is also damp - damp patches on sitting room wall with peeling wallpaper. I rang the week before we arrived to request the cot and high chair. It was then disappointing to find them under the bed upstairs when we arrived. The cot was covered in dust and the high chair was filthy. In general, the cottage is tired and dated and in need of a refresh. Washed out bedlinen and mismatching towels should be replaced. There are a lot of or ornaments and breakables which make the cottage feel cluttered. The kitchen is well equipped but there is far too much crockery for a house that sleeps 4 leaving no proper cupboard space for storing food.

    We would like to apologise to Dr Walsh in having not met his expectations. Having mice in the property is unacceptable. I can say within one hour of reporting this issue a local pest control company was engaged at the property the issue was resolved. There have been no further sightings. The highchair being unclean was also unacceptable. We would challenge the other issues, the bedding is from Dunelm and is Dorma the towels have been purposely mixed in colors (one colored set/person) each person can identify their towels, (Covid measure). There is no damp in the cottage. We have discussed the remaining issues with the housekeeper and Lakelovers and have revisited on a point by point basis, adjustments have been made. We endeavor to meet all our holiday makers expectations. For future bookings, if any holidaymaker requires the use of the cot and high chair please advise Lakelovers. The housekeeper will make sure it is clean and ready for your visit. I would like to thank Dr Walsh for his comments regarding the idyllic location and lovely tendered garden. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SebastianAug 2021

  • "A wonderful week lovely to be back at Sunbeam cottage again its our third stay here."

    Feels like home from home. It was lovely to sit in the garden enjoying the early evening sunshine with a cold beer. The village was busy this week so much nicer to enjoy the surroundings here rather than in crowed places. Enjoyed walking from the door plus sailing and lake swimming.

    MeansAug 2021

  • "Excellent cottage in a fantastic place."

    There did seem to be everything that we needed in the cottage - items such as waste bags and dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, washing up items that we have had to supply our own in past cottage holidays. Only one small issue that we had was that there were mice in the cottage, my wife noticed one in the dining room on the Tuesday, and my daughter saw one the following day in the living room - didn't really bother us to be honest as I would kind of expect this in such a cottage in a countryside location, but may bother other guests.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2021

  • "The location of Sunbeam cottage is stunning."

    It's perfect for accessing the area but positioned well enough to walk to the lake, mountain, shops or pub. Parking for one car is very useful and garden is lovely to be able to sit in.

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2021

  • "A wonderful family holiday spent in a beautiful place."

    Many Thanks for a well equipped cottage and comfortable cottage situated in a fantastic spot. We are looking forward to our stay again.

    Jul 2021

  • "Easy to find well equipped cottage."

    Well positioned for exploring and good base for visiting other parts of the area. would certainly recommend it would certainly stay again. Good Wi Fi essential nowadays.

    Jul 2021

  • "Location of the Cottage is perfect."

    Cosy well equipped cottage everything we needed. We enjoyed the garden. Lots of lovely walks from the cottage. Took the Gondola tour and had a lovely day out at Brantwood house. Sad to be leaving and will definitely miss the sheep.

    Jul 2021

  • "The location is just fantastic, the photos do not do it justice."

    Waking up to that view and seeing the sheep right outside the window is heavenly. There is a lovely off road short walk to the village. The cottage is cosy and has everything you need, it is very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed playing in the garden and going on walks around the lakes.

    Reviewed by LeanneApr 2021

  • "A comfortable cottage in a great location, surrounded by beautiful countryside."

    Loved having views of the lake and the sheep right outside the kitchen window. Great selection of walks from the front door, so nice not to have to use the car.

    Dr MeamsSep 2019

  • "This cottage is located in a really lovely spot."

    It is peaceful with great views of Coniston Water and of Coniston Old Man. We are keen walkers and were able to avoid using the car almost entirely. A holiday is intended to be a restorative, our holiday was exactly that.

    Mr RollasonAug 2019

  • "Lovely warm well equipped cottage"

    Gledhill PartyDec 2018

  • "Back for our 3rd stay at Sunbeam."

    Everything you need for a lovely holiday. Weather not as good as May, but got out and about never the less.

    Rollins PartyOct 2018

  • "We love coming back here, this time with our three young boy, who enjoyed cycling down the path to the lake and along to the playground in Coniston."

    Truscotts PartyOct 2018

  • "A delightful cottage, well set out and furnished."

    Loved watching the sheep from the kitchen window

    Irwin PartyOct 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location."

    A very comfortable home from home. Enjoyed the visit by friendly sheep, whilst we were cooking breakfast. Great choice of places to eat if you do not want to cook

    A&ASep 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage!"

    Lovely setting, cosy at night. Sheep friends -by the time we left. Coniston is a beautiful place, my second time here, will definitely be returning to this cottage. Boat hire a must! Lake side walks are lush, will master Old Man on next visit.

    C&JAug 2018

  • "Thank you for our stay in your beautiful cottage."

    Great location, wonderful views from the windows & garden. We hope to return.

    J&TAug 2018

  • "Lovely stay in a lovely cottage."

    fantastic location. lots of interesting information. Great walks. thank you

    T,K&MJul 2018

  • "Very comfortable, well equipped cottage in a lovely location."

    Shower excellent, bed very comfortable. The garden & garden seating was most welcome after a long days hike. Would recommend this cottage to friends.

    Robin PartyJul 2018

  • "Very clean, comfortable and homely."

    Stunning views.

    T&WJun 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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll top bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with woodbruning stove/range
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire and woodburning stove/range
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Landline telephone for receiving incoming calls
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One cot and highchair available
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Secure bike storage for 4 bikes
  • Logs are not provided
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Sory, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 11 min walk
  • Shop 1.1 mile.

The property

A short stroll from the shores of Coniston water, and a country pub, this traditional gamekeeper's cottage is full Lakeland character: stone-flagged floors, old oak beams, real fires and cottage windows -all wrapped up with tasteful decor and furnishings.

Private parking for 2 cars outside the cottage, and further parking close by.

Entrance porch with space for walking clobber.

Dining room with local slate floor, pine furniture and working range/wood burning stove.

Cosy separate living room with warming open fire, original beams and smart tv.

The modern fitted kitchen looks out onto National Trust land.

Upstairs to 2 pretty bedrooms, 1 double and 1 twin, both with fell views.

The bathroom overlooks Coniston water and features a roll top bath.

Outside, you'll find a private enclosed garden with stunning fell views, patio area for dining and a secure bike store with racks for four bikes.

A Coniston holiday cottage takes you slightly away from the hustle and bustle of Bowness and Lake Windermere, to a wilder landscape full of adventure. Coniston Water takes you to a quieter area, still with a busy village, but more about walking and being on the water.

It featured in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons, and was of course where Donald Campbell met his untimely end during his water speed record attempt in 'Bluebird'. If you’re looking for breathtaking surroundings; dramatic fells including Coniston Old Man, wild woodlands and wonderful Lake District walks, Coniston is a great place to be.

The village centre is well equipped for stocking up the kitchen with traditional butcher and supermarket, lovely tea rooms, cafes and traditional Lakeland pubs - the Black Bull Inn is well worth a visit for its award-winning brewery the Coniston Brewing Co. For a cultured day out, head to Brantwood historic house - an impressive residence overlooking the lake, once home to John Ruskin, where you’ll find a range of events such as talks, concerts, craft workshops and even outdoor theatre, as well as lovely grounds to wander in.

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

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About the location


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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