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Greenbeck Cottage

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 970773)


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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "We booked this cottage a week prior to departure."

    We have booked several cottages via Sykes and the booking system is very efficient. Cottage in heart of village. Ideal for pubs etc. Lovely walks from the property. The heating in the cottage is by Economy 7 heaters which did not throw any heat out in the ones downstairs.. We were contacted by the owners on our way to the property that the sitting room heater showed an error but was working. It wasn’t, and we had to take time to ring owners to take us through the settings. It still was inadequate as we had quite a few cold days. We notice in several previous write ups that other tenants had had similar problems. There was an oil fired radiator which we made use of. The write up on the website states that a starter pack is provided for the open fire. This was not available and when I mentioned it to the owner he said they did not provide initial fuel and you could go across to the BP garage to get some! There was no information available to say how to dispose of ashes. We were also informed that the washing machine was out of order and this was rectified later in the week. The back garden was secure for our two cockers but needed weeding. The bed was comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped.

    Reviewed by LynneMay 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage!"

    Right in the centre of Coniston, close to everything. A spacious cottage, good sized kitchen. The garden is lovely, with a stream running through. Although it was March, we still managed to sit out a few times. Would love to visit in summer to get best use of it. The only complaint we had was the storage heaters. Upstairs is really warm but the downstairs ones don’t appear to work properly. We had a few snowy days so we used the electric radiator and lit the fire every night. I contacted the owner about a minor problem we had, and she was really really helpful! Coniston is a gorgeous village with lots of easy walks and fells on the doorstep. I would definitely recommend visiting Monk Coniston, Tarn Hows and obviously a hike up Old Man. And some nice friendly pubs in Coniston to relax in at the end of a busy day. Like most places in The Lakes at the moment, there are staff shortages, so you might need to book a table for food.

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage is in a perfect location, it was very clean well equipped and comfortable."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would certainly look to visit again. We were not familiar with electric storage heating and there was not any information on the controls so we left them as they were. It was very mild for the first couple of days & we were very hot during the night. The bathroom fan was not working so there was a lot of condensation on the we cistern which dripped on to the floor, we did keep opening the window.

    Reviewed by KevinDec 2021

  • "We think the shower could do with updating as it had no power and was very disappointing, had better ones in some caravan accommodations that we have stayed at."

    , however we were very impressed with the cleanliness of this house and had very comfortable beds. Maybe an upgrade on the TV (Smart) or Sky) so its not just Freeview TV channels, for when the weather is bad. Also there wasn't any instructions for heating controls which we felt maybe an issue if the weather had been colder. But overall we had everything that we needed for a very relaxing holiday.

    The electric shower mentioned was replaced, by our plumber, with a new one before the season started. As with all electric showers it has a number of settings, and although not as powerful as a mains shower they are normally found to be very efficient. The heaters, again were installed before the season started. They are self regulating and once set up will keep the property at a set temperature, switching on and off as needed 365 days a year. We welcome your feedback as it shows we should have this information in our welcome sheet. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2021

  • "Great location, next to walks shops and pubs what could be better!"

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2021

  • "The extra precautions required in response to Covid were easy to follow and made no difference to our enjoyment, thank you!"

    Reviewed by HughApr 2021

  • "Great location right in the middle of Coniston,ideal place to stay as a couple or small family."

    Cozy little cottage also great open fire.. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by DomOct 2020

  • "Not able to control temperature or time on new storage heaters in downstairs rooms so felt a bit chilly at times when you returned cold and wet from a walk."

    And couldn't find controls for heated towel rail in bathroom. Other than that well equipped and comfortable

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2020

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Greenbeck in Coniston."

    It is a nice town with all the amenities we needed (4 pubs and a shop!) within very easy walking distance of the cottage. The cottage is well placed to hike to the hills surrounding the town and we didn't need to use the car at all. The cottage was comfortable and had what we needed to have an enjoyable stay. It was clean and well kept and key collection was straightforward.

    Reviewed by ElaineDec 2019

  • "Excellent location within Coniston village."

    Shops and pubs about 1-2 minute walk away. No problem collecting or leaving keys with the owner. Cottage has a parking space allocated which is useful and a small courtyard type garden at the rear backing onto a beck. Bedrooms were comfortable with plenty of storage. Bathroom was adequate with a powerful electric shower and plenty of hot water should you require a bath. Kitchen had everything you could possibly need. Lounge had a real fire which is always nice but to be fair the electric heating meant the fire wasn't really used that much. Wi-Fi throughout the property although the signal was weak in some areas of the house. Key to front door required a little "wiggle" now and again but not a problem. Overall we would not have a problem stopping here again.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2019

  • "Sykes were very good with the booking and keeping us informed."

    Can’t fault Sykes. The cottage though is in need of work. The front door was terrible to open and most times it took some juggling of the key and pulling the door to actually get it open. The shower was dreadful. The water barely trickled out and one minute was extremely hot then the next it was really cold. We also noticed in the visitors book that these things have been mentioned before. Kitchen very old fashioned and some windows in need of replacing. The owner could do with shutting it for a couple of weeks and bringing it into the 21st century.

    Thank you for your feedback. The owner was sorry to hear that you struggled with the the front door, it was not something they were aware of. With reference to the the shower the number of the house keeper was in the property information booklet and they would have been only too happy to assist with any issues you had. The kitchen is only 5 years old and is in good working order and the owner currently has no plans to replace it, we are sorry that it was not to your liking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RalphJun 2019

  • "The cottage is located in the heart of Coniston."

    All local amenities within a 5 minute walk. It is an ideal place for old and young alike. We would recommend the cottage & visit to the area.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2019

  • "No hand soap"

    Reviewed by KeithApr 2019

  • "Excellent central base for walking in the 'Lakes."


    Reviewed by StephenMar 2019

  • "According to our confirmation from Sykes, our accommodation was available between 3."

    00p.m. on day of arrival & 10.00a.m. on day of departure but key collection was not until 4.00p.m. On speaking to the key holders the correct time was 4.00p.m. but they did allow us to go in at 3.30. Minor point but caused some confusion (during the winter 3.00 p.m. would make more sense due to having to unload luggage in the dark). Having to collect the key fron elsewhere, although not a major problem is a little old fashioned especially when the property has a key safe by the door. In fact the key holders did leave the key in there for us after we spoke to them & we returned it to them when we left. Our one real complaint would be the provision of only ONE key to the property. This is something that we have found on a number of occasions but neither owners nor agents seem to understand why it is a problem. As a keen photographer & walker I tend to rise before my Wife & go off on my own for a few hours before coming back so we can do things together later in the day. With only one key (& often no way of locking/opening the door from inside) then I either have to lock the door & put the key back through the letter box (if there is one) or I have to leave the door unlocked which,considering I may leave at 4.00a.m. in the summer is not a safe option. If I lock the door and repost it & then have to return early or forget something I have to knock the door (disturbing the dog) & get my Wife out of bed. Also I may return wet & cold to find that she has gone out on her own & then I have to wait outside until she returns. This is enough of a problem with just two of us but as this property sleeps 5 then it would be very difficult with two couples sharing. I wonder if the owners only have one key to their own home & go everywhere together? When there is a back door it is less of a problem but on this occasion you could only access the garden from the house so it doesn't help. A MINIMUM of TWO keys should be provided at all properties. This property in particular would also benefit from an outside light to the rear so that the garden could be made better use of. Even in the Lake District the weather is sometimes good enough in the summer to sit outside after dark & it helps if you can see where you are stepping - especially as there are various levels/ trip hazards. All in all though a nice clean & comfortable cottage ideally located in one of the best villages in the Lake District. We hope to return.

    We were sorry this guest had some issues with his holiday but also pleased that they would like to return. In answer to these issues the availability was correct on our description and has now been rectified. The 4pm key handover is necessary, in our case, because our housekeepers have to walk some distance to clean and prepare, and are dedicated to our cottage. The time scale they have ensures that our cottage is as fresh and clean as possible for our guests. The second key issue is a very valid point, although we have not come across this before. We are making arrangements for a second key to be available, on request, in the future. The outside garden light was removed because it was faulty a short time ago and is being replaced very soon. We would like to thank our guests again for their observations and look forward to welcoming them again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LeslieFeb 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Electric heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, Under counter fridge with freezer box, Dolce Gusto coffee machine please feel free to bring your own pods,dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Garden at rear with barbecue and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: There is a beck at the back of the property, this is fenced off. Please Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for all future bookings with effect 7th January 2020

The property

Set within the pretty village of Coniston, fronted by a small courtyard, and with access to walks right from the doorstep, is Greenbeck Cottage.

Ideal for a family of five, two couples and friends, this attached cottage offers a cosy interior with an open fireplace, dining area for enjoying home cooked meals and plenty of storage space.

With private off-road parking for one car, and some additional guest spaces available, arrive safely into this homely accommodation.

To the left is the sitting room.

Gather together after a day of exploring and get snug and warm in front of the bright orange flames as you enjoy a film on TV.

Across the hallway is the kitchen, with a seating area for 5 to join around a farmhouse table.

The fitted units and sleek worktops assist with cooking preparations throughout your stay, while the slimline dishwasher helps with the cleaning up.

Upstairs are a set of nicely presented bedrooms, served by a white bathroom.

Views over the patio to the rear of the property stretch across the green fields and over to the Coniston Fells.

The garden backs onto a fenced babbling beck and occupies a barbecue enjoying alfresco lunches on a sunny afternoon.

Bring your four-legged friends along and let them enjoy the long walks and fun-filled activities as well.

Some of the most beautiful scenery engulfs this property, making it a splendid base for touring the area.

Pay a visit to Hawkshead, Ambleside, Windermere and Grasmere, with shops, pubs, woodland trails, cycling routes, boat trips and so much more!

For those looking for something more energetic on the water, the lake is ideal for dinghy sailing and canoeing.

Climb Scaffel Pike, visit Tarn Hows and try delicious local ales at the many watering holes scattered all over this wonderful region.

The perfect escape to Cumbria!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

Region Information

Please Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for all future bookings with effect 7th January 2020
Please note: This property is not set up for electrical charging, please do not charge your electrical vehicle during your stay.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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