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Oak Tree Cottage

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1045377)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "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 JustinAug 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 SamanthaJul 2022

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

    Lots of space for two people.

    Reviewed by GillJul 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 MichaelJun 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 AlisonJun 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 KatieMay 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 MartinMay 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 CarolineApr 2022

  • "Have all ready booked for next March"

    Reviewed by IanMar 2022

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

    Thank you

    Reviewed by StephenMar 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 MicheleMar 2022

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

    Cottage facilities were excellent would highly recommend

    Reviewed by IanJan 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 GrahamJan 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 RichardDec 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 GillianDec 2021

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

    Reviewed by ChristopherDec 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 YvonneNov 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 TimOct 2021

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

    Reviewed by KarenOct 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 ClaireSep 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 HannahAug 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 ClaireJul 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 PamJul 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 KatieMay 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 RichardMay 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 IanApr 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 PaulOct 2020

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  • 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 refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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 only accepts Monday and Friday Check-ins.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas