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Dormouse Cottage

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040865)



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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was a delight."

    Great location and facilities. We loved the garden too, but with so much to do in the area, we didn't use it as much as we would have liked. Very well maintained cottage.

    Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and thanks for such nice feedback …maybe if you come back you can use the garden a bit more! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JudithApr 2022

  • "A second very pleasant stay in Dormouse Cottage."

    Excellent views from the upstairs bedroom over the fells. Cottage was as advertised, and the open fire helped to make it more cosy in an evening. Great local walks and lovely pub meals. We would stay again.

    Very pleased that you enjoyed your return visit…hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KatieMar 2022

  • "Grill controls were a bit ambiguous, but the oven was fine."

    Cottage was lovely and comfortable and well equipment for a stay. Our only concern would be parking in high season and would put us off staying at certain times of the year.

    Thank you for the 100% feedback, and really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Whilst I understand your comment re parking we actually have very few issues even in the peak season...so please don't be put off...Coniston is beautiful all year round. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DerekFeb 2022

  • "A delightful cottage in an excellent location and well appointed."

    The owners had kindly decorated the cottage for Christmas and left some wine as a welcome gift. Very much appreciated.

    Really pleased that you loved the cottage and enjoyed your stay..hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by IshbelDec 2021

  • "The only thing we would suggest is a curtain for the front door to keep out draughts but beyond that a lovely place to stay in any weather."

    We were particularly impressed with the range of kitchen equipment supplied which allowed us to self cater effectively. Very comfy and cosy, wonderful views and close to the village but quiet and peaceful. Tricky parking but once parked up we didn’t use the car all week. Well situated to walk from home or use the excellent public transport.

    Thank you for the feedback. In January we are double glazing the cottage and changing the door...hopefully this will reduce any draughts. Pleased that you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2021

  • "Lovely comfy cottage with plenty of room for 3 adults."

    Great location and views (even in wet October!) from house and garden

    Pleased that you enjoyed it...the view is amazing! Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnitaOct 2021

  • "Lovely property we really enjoyed our stay in this wonderful little cottage, amazing view from the property and easy walk downhill to Coniston Village and Coniston Lake."

    Lots of trails to explore so only used the car to go to the pretty village of Hawkshead and Windermere - we had a slight problem with the plumbing but the owner arrived within the hour and it was all sorted out. Hope to visit again in the not too distant future!

    Im sorry that you had the leak in the shower..but at least we resolved it quickly! I hope that you will enjoy your return visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with great views but could foresee car parking could be a problem at busy times."

    Thank you for the feedback. Occasionally parking can be busy, but it doesn't happen that much. Pleased that you liked the cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2021

  • "Good cottage in great position."

    A dishwasher would have been a nice added extra.

    Thanks for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2021

  • "Loved the location for walking."

    Loved the house. The welcome drink was a nice touch. The only minor personal thing for us was the curtains let a lot of light in which meant we woke up early.

    Thanks for the feedback, and really pleased that you enjoyed the cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by StewartAug 2021

  • "The view of Coniston Lake is wonderful."

    The garden space with this view is a pleasure to eat in around the table.

    Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2021

  • "The cottage is really well maintained and is quiet and peaceful"

    Thank you for the feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2021

  • "Great location with beautiful views of the lake."

    Thanks for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DinahApr 2021

  • "Love the cottage."

    Third time here. Small, cosy, peaceful, well furnished and equipped cottage; warm, good shower, gorgeous view. Can walk into mountains from the door. Have been in both summer and winter, love it.

    Mrs FlynnAug 2019

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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.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 2 x bedrooms; 1 x king size, 1 x single bedroom, lounge, kitchen /diner, shower room, patio and garden, outhouse and parking on the lane close to the property (first come basis).
  • Gorgeous Lakeland Cottage on the slopes of Coniston Old Man, beautiful terraced cottage garden, looking over the fields to Coniston water, short walk, down hill, to the village centre, lake and a local Inn -no need to drive, large secure bike and kit store, parking on the lane close to the property (first come basis), Wi-fi, Smart TV with soundbar open fire (fuel not included), shower room, double electric oven, hob & microwave, fridge & freezer, washing machine, gas central heating throughout, children over 10 years old welcome, bed linen and towels provided.

The property

Dormouse Cottage is a delightful Lake District property that enjoys the very best of both worlds.

Just a short walk from the bustling centre of Coniston village and the shores of Coniston Water, yet in absolute peace and quiet.

There’s a lovely garden commanding breathtaking views over the lake from the slopes of Coniston Old Man.

A perfect property for a romantic break or the ideal base to explore the area on foot or bike (or both!) This idyllic setting has to be seen to be fully appreciated.

Inside the traditional cottage you’ll find flagged floors, comfy furnishings to wind down in and a comforting open fire.

You also get the best of both worlds with the layout, a spacious cottage for a couple with a stunning lake view, a king size bedroom and a second single bedroom.

This cottage can accommodate two guests or even a small family with an older child (min 10years old).

The terraced garden with wonderful lake views is a place to enjoy al-fresco living on warm days.

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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