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Holme Fell

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040664)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely location in Coniston Village, very quiet and easy access to the village in a couple of minutes walk."

    Loads of walks and water sports are available locally, but I would advise to book in advance. The Old Man of Coniston took us about 6 hours in total. There were some issues regarding the maintenance of the bungalow (described as a “cottage”) which we brought to the attention of the owner. 1. A water leak in the en-suite bathroom, which came up through the floor tiles next to the bath and by the sink. Apparently, this bathroom is due to be replaced in the closed season. 2. Bathroom fittings in the main bathroom were loose and need tightening or replacing. Could do with a bath mat, as the bath was quite slippery and I nearly slipped over, stubbing my toe on the plug in the process. Great for a walking holiday! - Not! 3. The garden is much smaller than it looks in the picture (wide angled lens). 4. Cooker decals have been rubbed off, so difficult to work out the controls. 5. No full sized ironing board. 6. The vacuum cleaner (which was full) smelled of dog, there were dog hairs on some of the mats and dog poo in the garden. I don’t have a big problem with dogs, but the cleaning could have been better. On a plus note, the smart T.V. was very good and kitchen is well equipped. When I contacted the owner, she came round later that day to see for herself, with her handyman, what the problems were.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2022

  • "This is a great holiday cottage."

    We generally book two cottages in the lakes annually and this is the best we have stayed in so far. The enclosed garden was perfect for the dog and well maintained. Probably the cleanest cottage we have stayed in and the kitchen the best equipped we have used. The cottage is right on the edge of the town and a two minute walk to shops/pub. Saras indian do a tasty take away. Plenty walks on the doorstep, a walk up the old copper mines is very enjoyable and interesting.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2022

  • "A lovely, clean, bright cottage in a great location with plenty of off-road parking and a nice garden for relaxing in but, sadly, the amenities provided were somewhat sparse and below what you would expect as “the norm” for a cottage in this price range."

    There seemed to be a significant amount of penny pinching on the basics and some simple maintenance is needed. There is no welcome pack and the cupboards are bare so you will need to take items such as milk, tea, coffee, condiments, cooking, oil, etc. as well as washing powder and dishwasher tablets (you could wash the pots in the sink if the plug keep the water in & there was more than one tea-towel for the week) and extra toilet rolls. Broken/loose floor tiles and the leak in the bathroom need fixing as does the blown double glazing in the bedroom which has resulted in damp/mould around the window. On my nice to have list would be a bedside lamp on each side of each bed, not just one per bedroom, and shorter grass which would make picking up after my dogs a lot easier. Finally, if you are looking for accommodation for 6 be aware 2 of your party will be sleeping in the conservatory/dining area on a sofa bed with no privacy from the kitchen or garden as there are no curtains or blinds to provide privacy or keep the daylight out.

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2022

  • "Although the cottage is nice and in an excellent position it is poor value for money."

    It seems to be priced for six when only four could stay comfortably. The sofa bed in the conservatory area is effected by no curtains across the main large window. In the reviews comments have been made for improvements which don’t seem to have been carried out. No welcome pack, no games, no books, perhaps this is covid related!!

    Reviewed by YasminJun 2022

  • "A beautiful clean bungalow we had a wet week but it didn’t stop us having a lovely time with my sister and her husband and 2 dogs it was my husband’s 60 th birthday when we were there so had a nice place to enjoy it ."

    Thank you we would go back there again.

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Very comfortable accommodation. Handy for local shops, pubs and restaurants, all within walking distance.

    Reviewed by LarryMay 2022

  • "A very well equipped property in a lovely quiet location."

    Plenty of room for four of us and a dog who enjoyed the dog friendly garden.

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2022

  • "My husband and I have been holidaying in the UK for over 40 years with many stays in self-catering and this is the very best property we have ever stayed in."

    It was beautifully presented both in terms of facilities, decor and cleanliness. The position was perfect for us and we hope to re-book another year. I have written in the Guest Book just two comments: a nest of tables in the lounge is needed and bedside lamps on both sides would have made the cottage perfect! Thank you.

    Reviewed by KeithMar 2022

  • "Thanks for a lovely stay, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!"

    The house was perfect for us, warm, clean, comfortable, spacious and well-appointed. The enclosed garden was great for the dogs and off road parking for two cars also appreciated. The owner was also very responsive and helpful when we got in touch over some minor weather damage to the house - it was very windy last week in the Lakes!! The only additional thing we could think of to add would be an outside tap for sorting the dogs out when coming back from a walk. Otherwise - perfect! Thanks very much!

    Reviewed by SaraJan 2022

  • "We had the best time at this lovely cottage in a surreal village surrounded by hills."

    The cottage itself was spacious, clean and beautifully done up. Our evenings were mostly spent at home in the cosy living room. It’s also located perfectly, close to basic amenities, cafes and shops. We’d love to come back one day.

    Reviewed by SukhamDec 2021

  • "This is a lovely place to stay, with care taken to ensure it is as comfortable as possible."

    We had two dogs with us so we made sure we had covers for the floors when they came in from walks and the garden. An outside tap would be really useful for wet and muddy clothes, boots and dogs.

    Reviewed by ElizabethNov 2021

  • "The property was excellent and very well appointed."

    Clean, tidy and overall the pictures on the website didn’t do it justice. A lot bigger than expected with a well appointed kitchen and two good sized bedrooms and bathrooms. Nothing negative to say about the property and would have rebooked for next year had it not been for the huge price increase- which I am confused about?

    Reviewed by PatrickOct 2021

  • "Fabulous location."

    . Beautuful cottage.. Amazing views from the cottage...

    Reviewed by CaroleJul 2021

  • "Stayed in some fantastic properties over the years but this one was right up there with the best, exceptional."

    Just one thing that I would like you to comment on please is the cost of the property at the same time next year was double what we paid for our stay????don’t mind a price increase but double ...wow ..no thank you...please comment .... Just to confirm that this does in no way reflect on the property or location in any way as this was a fantastic week away

    Reviewed by JimMay 2021

  • "The cottage was great, we loved it."

    I think the only small thing was that it wasn’t made clear in the description that the fire wasn’t real. This didn’t spoil the holiday but would’ve been nice. Maybe replace the mugs as a couple of them were cracked. We loved everything about it and would return in a heartbeat

    Reviewed by GinaOct 2020

  • "This cottage is exactly as it is described."

    It is in a great location with the most beautiful backdrop. We stayed as a family of 4 with 2 dogs and there was plenty of room for everyone. The only suggestion I could make would be a radio in the kitchen maybe.

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2020

  • "Property was lovely and perfect for family of 4."

    Unfortunately it poured with rain most days but at least we had somewhere very comfortable to stay in to watch films and play card games.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week at Holme Fell - loved the views, space in bungalow, high standard and comfort inside, sitting on the veranda enjoying the views, birds and tranquility."

    So conveniently located and so many walks and tea shops from front door. Really thankful for happy holiday there.

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2020

  • "No wi-fi most of week despite being advised but owner offered solutions."

    Spacious with nice garden. Musty smell throughout even with windows constantly open.

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link can be twin on request)
  • Double sofa bed in dining room
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Conservatory dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Sitting room with Electric woodburning effect fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking on gated gravel drive
  • Enclosed rear and front garden with lawn, patio, and decking with seating
  • 2 well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Please be advised: This property has a double sofa bed and will sleep an extra adult or 2 small children, please make us aware of this at the time of booking and we will make the owner aware

The property

Enjoying an incredible position surrounded by the breath-taking scenery of the Lake District, Holme Fell is a one-storey detached cottage located in the pretty Lakes village of Coniston.

Suited to two couples or a family of four, Holme Fell boasts a lovely interior and an enclosed garden offering lots of privacy.

At the front of the house is the sitting room where a large window seat in the bay window looks out to the outstanding views of the surrounding peaks, and a sofa and armchair are positioned around the Smart TV and the woodburning effect fire, setting you up for a relaxing evening.

Head down the hall to find the fully fitted kitchen, home to a large electric cooker with a 6-ring gas hob, leading to the beautiful dining room within the conservatory, so you can enjoy your meal with a view.

Step onto the decking and toast to a great holiday as you sit at the outdoor seating, with a good-sized lawn perfect for letting your four-legged friend stretch their legs.

From the dining area discover the first of two super-king-size bedrooms which you can keep as the large indulgent super-king or change into a twin room to suit your party.

This bedroom benefits from a wonderful en-suite bathroom with a bath and a shower over, whilst the second bedroom at the front of the property is served by the shared bathroom.

The centre of the pretty village of Coniston is just a stroll away, where you can find traditional inns, local cafés and independent shops scattered against the mountainous backdrop.

Enjoy spending time on Coniston Water, whether you are trying a new activity like kayaking or canoeing, or simply relaxing as you sail along the waters on the Steam Yacht Gondola run by the National Trust, taking in the sights and sounds of the Lakes.

Walkers can embark on a route leading to Old Man of Coniston, a sizeable peak, right from the front door starting off in the village and climbing through old quarry workings, past Low Water, before reaching the summit, and then coming back down through the much loved walking area of Walna Scar and back to the village.

Spend some time venturing further out into different towns in the Lakes such as Ambleside, a town which marks the head of Lake Windermere, you can visit the Ambleside Roman Fort, see the Stock Hill Force waterfall, or from here take a Windermere Lake Cruise across down to Windermere itself where you can find The World of Beatrix Potter.

For a picturesque break in the Lakes enjoy the tranquil setting at Holme Fell.

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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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas