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Oak Tree Cottage

(Ref. 1045377)

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "We were welcomed to our holiday cottage with a lovely box of treats and essentials left by the owner."

    It was by far the nicest welcome pack we had ever received. Thank you. We had a great weeks holiday, and shall one day return to Oak Tree Cottage.

    Reviewed by Philip C5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage set in a stunning location."

    The cottage is very well equipped and maintained to a high standard . We have been coming to this cottage for many years it is our go to place whenever we want a holiday in the Lake District.

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need for your stay."

    Very clean and comfortable. We would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at this cottage ."

    The owners really have done a great job on making this cottage a lovely relaxing and enjoyable stay . It was very clean and tidy and the layout was fantastic , with plenty of room . Fantastic bathroom and bedroom a delight to stay here . There was also a nice welcome pack . I would highly recommend a visit , and definitely be hoping to return again soon.

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very beautiful cottage, clean and tidy."

    Well thought out layout. Well equipped and large kitchen. Fabulous bathroom and a lovely big bedroom. Quite often cottages for two are very compact but this was perfect. Great location for walking from the door. Off road parking was a bonus as we never use the car when we’re visiting the Lake District , so it was nice to know it was in a safe place. All in all 10/10, one of the best cottages we’ve stayed in for a while. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Really pleased with the high level of cleanliness and comfort. Cottage had everything that I needed and it’s located in an ideal walking location.

    Reviewed by Paige5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay, the cottage was cosy & perfect for our dog."

    The cottage is situated not far from all you need. We always love visiting the area & we will be back

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage nice to be able walk from the cottage !"

    Enjoyed our stay great welcome pack! Recently upgraded tv DVD player didn’t work with tv! We only went to use it the last day so didn’t contact owners! We would return again!

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Oak Tree Cottage."

    On arrival it immediately felt comfortable, clean and homely, enabling us to relax and enjoy our stay. The location was fantastic, with walking from the doorstep and Coniston's pubs and restaurants a short walk away. The cottage was exactly as described, great for our dog too and as a base to explore. We would definitely return and have already recommended to friends.

    Reviewed by Nanette5.0Aug 2023

  • "The kitchen tap really needs correcting- the fitting has placed the tap levers at the rear of the tap instead of the front making it very difficult to use."

    The tap drips badly after you’ve turned it off and it flows water very poorly.

    A new tap has been installed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Callum4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Oak Tree Cottage."

    The cottage was clean, comfortable, well maintained and had everything we needed. The garden was ideal for our dog and the view at the back of the cottage was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great stay, lovely cottage in a great area."

    Bedroom and bathroom outstanding.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Jun 2023

  • "Oak tree cottage was a gorgeous cottage, with all amenities."

    Owners were lovely and friendly and the welcome pack and milk in the fridge was a great touch. Views from the cottage garden were amazing. Fantastic holiday, we will be back.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jun 2023

  • "Garden furniture could do with updating"

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay in this little gem the views were amazing and the people of coniston very friendly."

    Location is at the heart of everything, booked to go back next year

    Reviewed by Michael4.4May 2023

  • "The best cottage we have stayed in yet in Coniston, and we’ve stayed in a good number of them!"

    Would highly recommend this beautifully finished cottage which has all the little touches you would look for. A lovely little hamper of local produce and milk in the fridge was a nice touch too. Thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Josh5.0Apr 2023

  • "We was very pleased with it no complaints at all we'll be back"

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Mar 2023

  • "An excellent cosy cottage, true to details listed."

    Beautifully furnished and well stocked. A delightful welcome box which was much appreciated. Attention to detail second to none. Highly recomended along with the wonderful local walks. The Coppermine Valley is a must for all ages.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely peaceful cottage, perfect location, so many walks from the door."

    The cottage had everything you could want and was very clean and very comfortable, would love to return at some point.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2023

  • "We didn't have a pen to leave a comment in the visitors book but wow!"

    What a gorgeous little cottage! We loved our stay here and everything was perfect. We would definitely recommend this to anyone thinking of staying and we can't wait to go back! I'm going to miss my morning coffee sitting outside looking at the views!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Everything as described."

    Well-situated and a proper home from home. I overheard someone in a shop say that it’s unreasonable to expect pristine property in the Lake District. They clearly hadn’t tried Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2022

  • "Totally lovely cottage,gorgeous mountain view out the back garden."

    Ideal location,plenty of great walks around the area,we absolutely loved our stay in Coniston. The cottage itself,is modern,well equipped,gorgeous open fire place..we didn't miss anything,could've easily stayed even longer,we felt very comfortable. Also the lovely welcome gift box(of a local shop- fudge,jam and biscuits) and to also find milk in the fridge was a very nice touch and very much appreciated. Thank you! Definitely recommend this beautiful place

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Nov 2022

  • "A charming cottage in a gorgeous location."

    We were very comfortable throughout our stay.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, great location, we stayed next door last year, so knew what we were going too."

    Both cottages Holly Tree and Oak Tree are excellent and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Sep 2022

  • "A great property, good location, well appointed decoration and a good stock of fittings."

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.7Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful end cottage loved the log burner, near to walks to explore the area with your dog very relaxing."

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful property with amazing views over the old man of coniston."

    Beautiful inglenook fireplace. Perfect situation. Very comfortable property for us and our dog. Lovely enclosed garden and really appreciated the off road parking. Would have liked to see some basic cooking ingredients like salt,pepper,cooking oil but other than that perfect stay. Lovely welcome parcel when we arrived too. Beautiful cottage. Would boon again xx.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very attractive, clean and comfortable little cottage with great facilities and a good location in Coniston."

    Beautiful views. We felt that our stay could have been improved with a recycling provision on site rather than being directed to a community recycling point in the village. And the kitchen bin needs fixing. However, we would book again I’m sure, if visiting the South Lakes in future.

    Reviewed by Justin4.7Aug 2022

  • "A fantastic little cottage, ideally placed for exploring the local area."

    Great transport links to the other lakes and the owner provided a folder of local walks and information. It is difficult to turn out of the cottage in your car, as you can’t see what is coming, so it would be great to have a mirror attached somewhere, so it makes it easier to see what is coming. The cottage is clean, well stocked and has a great king size bed, which is very comfortable! Peaceful and a very happy place.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with modern decor in an excellent location."

    Lots of space for two people.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was delightful, very comfortable and in a great location."

    Henry our westie also had a great time especially as the garden was so dod friendly.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely location with beautiful garden and views."

    Very pleased and would be happy to recommend or return. We saw some comments before our stay about the busy road which worried us but this wasn’t a problem at all. Thanks

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a really lovely week in this lovely cottage."

    The views from the back garden are amazing of the mountains. The cottage has everything you need and plenty of space. Garden is really dog friendly. Its an ideal location into Coniston village and a ten minute walk from the lake.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0May 2022

  • "The property is a lovely little end cottage on the main road into Coniston."

    The road can be busy as the property is near the centre of the village but as such is very convenient for access to the centre. The property itself is perfect for two people (and a dog in our case). All the floors downstairs are hard and easy to clean when you come in from a rainy walk. The lounge is cosy and the kitchen is of a good standard. There were enough utensils. Upstairs feels warmer and is carpeted. The large bed is nice and reasonably comfortable and the bathroom facilities are great. It was nice to have some logs for the fire but there could have been some extra kindling. We received a small package of goodies which was a nice surprise. All in all we really enjoyed our stay and the property was just right for us. The location was perfect for us as it allowed easy access to the village and walks in the area, but it can be quiet busy at times. We did have an issue with a lose tap and radiator, but the owner was easy to contact and sorted it. We would definitely recommend this property and definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2022

  • "Well equipped home from home property in a prime location everything you could possibly need is there ."

    Lovely touch the host leaving hamper and Easter egg.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Apr 2022

  • "Have all ready booked for next March"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage suited us perfectly, it was comfortable and practical."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2022

  • "A delightful comfy place for 2."

    Well equipped and well positioned. Safe back garden for the dog to have a wander. Everything worked- which is just what you want from a holiday home. Excellent!

    Reviewed by Michele4.4Mar 2022

  • "Superb little cottage in an absolutely fabulous location, walking distance into Coniston."

    Cottage facilities were excellent would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jan 2022

  • "We really enjoyed staying at Oak Tree cottage and appreciated the thought and effort put into making the cottage such a lovely place to stay."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jan 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Oak Tree Cottage and it was even nicer than the first because we knew the location , facilities , cleanliness, quality are all superb , a fantastic week , thankyou again."

    Can't wait to book our next visit.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2021

  • "We just loved this cottage, welcoming, homely, everything we needed was there."

    The owners little touches, like our welcome gifts were beautiful. The enclosed garden was ideal for our little Westie, the parking is great, off road and at the rear of cottage. Loved the fact there was a big shower but also separate bath, the bedroom is big and plenty of room to put our laugage, the location is good, although on the road, but this didn’t seem to worry us, as a few minutes walk and you are in the centre of village with, pubs, shops and bus stop and some beautiful walks. The view from the rear of the cottage is stunning. We stayed for Christmas and we enjoyed our Christmas Eve walk to come back to the cottage, lite the fire and drunk the mulled wine, just one of the gifts the owner left for us, our little westie(Otto) also made himself at home, so a big thankyou to the owner for making our Christmas a memorable one. There were only 3 things that I would like to see at the cottage, 1. An outside tap, to wash our boots and to wash the dog down, we managed with a bowl of water, just didn’t want to bring any mud in the cottage. 2. A bigger maybe microfibre back door mat to absorb wet coming in from outside. 3. A new kitchen rubbish bin as the one there the lid wasn’t working properly, but these are only things that we felt were needed. We will be sure to book again, can’t wait to come back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Dec 2021

  • "Excellent little cottage a hidden gem highly recommended, we will be going again"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Dec 2021

  • "Had a great time and the owner was extremely helpful given the fact that storm ..."

    Had a great time and the owner was extremely helpful given the fact that storm Arwen had devastated the area just days before our visit x

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Nov 2021

  • "A really nice and welcoming cottage in an excellent location on the edge of Coniston for walks straight from the door."

    Nice big bedroom and fantastic bathroom. Has everything you could need. Welcome pack and log burner already prepped were nice touches. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lounge could do with some tasteful blinds for privacy and maybe a rug to make it cosy"

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay with our 1 year old dog."

    The cottage is clean and homely. There are beautiful views of Old Man Coniston from the garden and it was a secure space for our young dog. Kitchen and bathroom are both high quality. Just a short walk to the village but be aware that it’s on the main road so you do get a bit of traffic noise in the cottage and need to walk on the road for a short distance. Coniston is very dog friendly and the cafes and pubs were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2021

  • "Overall it is a lovely cottage in a perfect location close to some basic amenities."

    However the mattress on the bed is awful you can feel the springs. Also poor quality duvet and pillows. Did not have the best nights sleep. Also the placemats were dirty. However close to amenities and the beautiful Coniston Lake. Lots of amazing local walks including the Old Man if your up for a challenge. Kitchen had all the things you could want. Parking an added bonus and a must with it being so busy at the moment. Having a lovely treat arrival welcome box was a lovely little touch. Just needs that mattress sorting.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are pleased to confirm that the mattress has been replaced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah3.4Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful, cosy little cottage in a perfect setting."

    Very well equipped and furnished with everything we needed. Location is ideal for being able to wander into Coniston for food and drink. Plenty to do in the local area. Would definitely come here again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect for us, couldn’t have asked for anything more."

    We loved the garden and view of the fells and it was so easy to walk into the village or to the lake. Thank you, we would definitely book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    Massive bathroom and all rooms a good size. Excellent location and a beautiful view from the garden. Garden was very dog friendly (unlike other cottages that we have stayed in). Really clean and the treat box was a lovely touch. We were incredibly lucky with the weather, beautiful sunshine all week! Lots of great walks, straight from the cottage and the village facilities are a short walk away. It was the best cottage that we have stayed in at the Lakes.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0May 2021

  • "It's location , off road parking , dog friendly , facilities , could not fault any part of our stay."

    We'll definitely book again and won't hesitate to recommend to family and friends. Excellent.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2021

  • "This is a very clean and well equipped cottage with a stunning backdrop just 2 minutes walk from the centre of Coniston and is highly recommended."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2021

  • "The location is great, with views from the back of The Old Man of Conniston."

    It is an easy walk to the activities on the lake; boating and paddling of all kinds. The pubs and shops of Conniston are very close. The cottage has been very nicely modernised, the bedroom and ensuite are spacious. It was cosy when the heavens opened to sit by the log burner.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2020

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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.


  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, 2 x heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Lawn and patio garden with furniture and bike storage
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles. PLEASE NOTE: This property only accepts Monday and Friday Check-ins

The property

An endearing, end-terrace cottage, offering panoramic views of the surrounding fells and a truly romantic base to spend your time exploring the Lake District National Park.

Offering a traditional, stone-front exterior and a contemporary style throughout, this eclectic is a wonderful gem at any time of the year.

The open-plan living space makes a wonderful spot to spend each evening when you're not out exploring; take a seat on the plush sofa in front of the woodburning stove roaring in the inglenook fireplace, and put on your favourite films with the assistance of the DVD player for a film night with snacks provided in the amply-equipped kitchen space.

Under the archway sits the stylish kitchen, with contemporary hues of cream and wooden worktops, this spot holds every essential for your self-catered stay with access out onto the lawned garden so your canine companion can play freely as you indulge in alfresco dining, or sit together around the dining table in the room as you toast to your terrific holiday moments so far.

Moving up onto the first floor you can find the bedroom accompanied by the impressive bathroom; climb out of the stunning king-size sleigh bed before preparing for your day in the bathroom, equipped with both a bath and a separate walk-in shower to give you the ultimate choice on your relaxing retreat.

Coniston is a wonderful base for those seeking outdoor adventure, with ample walking routes, cycling trails, watersports and fishing available all-year-round, there's so much to see and do no matter when you're visiting; venture up the Coniston Old Man for the most rewarding views of the village, or simply soak in your surroundings from one of the inviting pubs, accompanied by a delicious beverage in hand.

Take a stroll around the Grizedale Forest, sat at the heart of the Lake District World Heritage Site, it offers stunning scenery and even unique sculptures to explore, or why not test your bravery on a sky-high Go Ape course?

Explore the local history in the village's Ruskin Museum, with its exhibitions on Josh Ruskin, Donald Campbell and local heritage, before tearing yourself from this brilliant base to explore the excitement of Windermere, with ample watersporting opportunities on its beautiful lake, as well as a host of family-friendly attractions and historic delights, it's no wonder it's such as a popular day out with those exploring the Lake District.

Oak Tree Cottage is a beautiful holiday base for your escape to Cumbria with your loved one.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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PLEASE NOTE: This property only accepts Monday and Friday Check-ins.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas