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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Ideal position beautiful views with amazing large enclosed (fenced in) back garden, dogs loved it."

    I know probably beyond their control because of wet weather but grass very long in parts. Settee very low, facilities quite basic and finishing in bathroom poor quality. However we would probably stay their again due to size of back garden and fully enclosed as well as in centre of Coniston for convenience. Two mins walk from Ruskin Museum for any Bluebird fans. Of course Coniston has an abundance of walking trails. I did cook a few times but I took some of my own cookware.

    Reviewed by Hilary3.4Apr 2024

  • "Lovely bungalow with nice furnishings."

    A brilliant garden for the dog. A short hose with a shower head on it would be a plus and enable easy dog wash down. Otherwise 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2024

  • "We were pleasantly surprised after reading some of the reviews before we came, very clean and reasonably well equipped for our needs “we did eat out most nights “ can’t comment on washing machine or dryer as we did not use them during our stay."

    Found the bed very comfortable, large sofa in the lounge not so much, overall we had a very pleasant stay and would book again.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Oct 2023

  • "Gardens could do with overhaul and landscaping."

    If anyone who has mobility problems then the shower and bath could be a problem as the bath is very deep. Basically a very nice place and area to stay in.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Oct 2023

  • "No serviceable washing machine."

    Large back garden, could do with a couple of loungers and a bbq. Should not be expected to take your own for the price you pay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We take all comments on board. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.1Sep 2023

  • "Our 2nd stay here."

    Pleased to report that the damp issue has been completely resolved with there now being no signs or smells at all. As before kitchen facilities are bare minimum, but sufficient for us as we eat out mostly. Unfortunately this time round cleanliness was a real issue - cobwebs everywhere! We had a need to retrieve something which had fallen down the side of the bed, when we looked behind the bedhead it was absolutely full of cobwebs! At night our heads were inches away, through an open slatted bedhead, away from a nightmare you certainly wouldn'the put your hand into. Will need to seriously consider whether we go back there again. A pity as it is in such a lovely location.

    Reviewed by Paul2.8Aug 2023

  • "This was our second time at the Sethera."

    It is in an excellent position reguarding town and walks, The town is 3 minutes walk and has a good selection of shops and pubs. All dog friendly which is a plus. The cottage itself is the same as it was last year and the issues that keep appearing in most reviews are the same. Namely there are no washing facilities for your clothes unless you train an extention lead from the outhouse through the bedroom window. Which isnt ideal. It would make more sense to have a washing machine in the kitchen rather than a dishwasher. However the cottage itself is clean and tidy and the beds are comfy. The garden is fantastic for bbqs and the dog to play in on a summer evening, the drive is good as the car is not needed once you arrive. There is also a good bus service that arrives in coniston every hour going to various places.. We will be booking again as the issues are not enough to put us off..

    Reviewed by Helen3.4Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is superbly situated within easy walking distance of everything in the village so unless you want to leave Coniston, you simply don’t need to use the car - a real bonus!"

    It is a cosy, inviting and comfortable cottage. The garden is incredible and our dog loved haring up and down chasing her ball! Please update your photos on the website! I was actually dreading coming to stay as the reviews were so bad and it looked very tired in the pictures, but we were pleasantly surprised as you’ve obviously worked hard to update lots of the cottage and it’s lovely and far more contemporary than I’d expected. I have some photos if you’d like them. The big issue we had were that the washing machine wasn’t working - so we ended up hand washing in the bath (no fun) and the drier not being available also was a pain. In the Lake District, a washer/drier is pretty essential - especially with kids and a dog and unreliable weather - so that let the property down for us. Also that the kitchen could be slightly better stocked - only 1 of each plate/bowl/cutlery etc for a family was a bit limiting and a few larder basics would be useful - oil, salt/pepper, herbs, etc. We bought some and left for the next tenants. Although the cottage isn’t overlooked at all, some optional blinds in the front window might’ve been nice - it did feel a little like being showcased to the neighbourhood every time we sat at the table to eat! All in all, a good holiday cottage. Thank you! We enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you and your doggie enjoyed your stay at Sethera. We take your comments on board, and will look at the listing. We are sorry to hear of the issue that you experienced with the washing machine, had we been made aware during your stay, we would have attended to resolve. We will ask our Housekeeping Team to ensure that there is enough crockery for guests. Thank you The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola3.4Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful property that is lacking care and attention."

    The gardens were very overgrown when we arrived, thankfully Sykes got this sorted whilst we were there, but it was a very poor first impression. The previous tenants had not sorted the rubbish out properly and again this was very unsightly when we first arrived. The king size bed is extremely hard and uncomfortable. The property states there is a drier there isn't. Now let's focus on the washing machine, it's in the garage connected by an extension lead into the bedroom which we only discovered when it wasn't working. We'll it worked once while we were there, 3 times we had maintenance out as it kept throwing the fuses, the last maintenance man changed the socket, he left and after 10 mins I decided to dry my hair, guess what, the fuses blew again! So good luck to the ne t tenants, but we were there for a week, in the rain and had no washing machine. Hope it's better for the next people to stay.

    Reviewed by Trina3.4Jul 2023

  • "A lovely clean property,the listing stated washer and drier,but there was no dryer."

    The beds were very lumpy and the sofa had seen better days. I am disabled and the sofa just sank making it very difficult and painful to sit in and get up from . Our Charlie the doggy loved the back garden.

    Reviewed by Sharon3.4Jun 2023

  • "We think the photos were misleading as the gardens were a mess, the bushes and borders wanted a complete tidy up and the lawns look as though they had not been cut all year."

    The furniture was not the same as in the photos and the old leather settee was uncomfortable, we could not find how to use the washing machine, we would visit Coniston again but not stay in Sethera again

    Thank you for your comments. We take all comments on board. We do find that sofas are down to personal preference. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bruce2.2Jun 2023

  • "Fab holiday and stay at Sethera with our 2 little dogs Rambo & Tippy, who loved the garden to play in."

    Bungalow was ideally located to explore the Lake District every day, and to relax in, after our meals out in the village pubs in the evenings. Highly recommend staying here and could not fault anything.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Furnishings much improved from advert photographs, with a variety of chair styles in the lounge."

    Quiet area with birdsong for company, lead to a relaxing break. Coniston Water is just a short drive or a short walk, depending on your health. Views of and from the Old Man and surrounding fells are spectacular. Kitchen was stocked with the usual utensils. A clean and tidy property for you to relax and enjoy.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to see that you had a relaxing break and found the property clean and well stocked. The views are lovely. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely bungalow, great position, super garden especially with doggos."

    Couldn't fault it. Thank you. We will be back x

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to hear that you had a lovely stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great place to stay, nicely updated furniture in the living room, we booked it really for the garden as it's secure and a good large area for our dogs to run around in as we couldn't let them off on walks."

    Location of property is just a few mins walk to shops and pubs so ideal place to stay

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    It rained heavily and the back bedroom had a leak above the window if there had been anything left on the window sill it might have been ruined, fortunately not a problem for us. We left the window open to air the room and soaked up the water with a towel.

    Thank you for your comments. We are glad to hear that you found the cottage to be cosy. Thank you for letting us know about the leak, our Maintenance team will look into this. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cushions on the sofa smelled and needed washing."

    Thank you for your feedback. We will pass the comments regarding the sofa cushions to our Housekeeping team to look into. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Feb 2023

  • "I don't think online pictures does justice to this cottage."

    It's absolutely beautiful and the view out the front window is amazing. Comfy bed, lovely sitting area with big tv, lovely wood burner and round dining table by the front window so you can enjoy amazing views while having your morning coffee. The garden is secured which was great for the dogs. All in all we have loved our stay at Sethera.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vilma5.0Feb 2023

  • "Location is amazing!"

    You don’t really need to use the car and views from living room window are amazing. Back garden is massive so perfect for the dog. Bedding is very clean and the beds are very comfy, log burner was lovely to have on. Bathroom is nice and looks like it has been updated. A couple of things I would say is the kitchen needs a little bit of money spending onit to update it, and everywhere could do with a fresh bit of paint and gloss. Overall very happy with our stay.

    Reviewed by Olivia4.4Dec 2022

  • "We had a great stay at sethera, it had everything we needed for the week."

    Comfy beds, perfect location close to village, and walks. Great secure garden for dogs. Would definitely stay at sethera again if available. Our only criticism there was no welcome pack or starter bag of logs .

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Nov 2022

  • "Comfortable bed and clean."

    However very limited in terms of what we was in the bungalow. No oven gloves, one toilet roll, no basics os salt, pepper, tea etc . Mismatched crockery. Glassware limited. In our experience of holiday Cottages all over the country the basics and often more are in situ. Tea, coffee, some condiments, at least 2 loo rolls We drove from Cornwall and had we arrived late we couldn't even have had a cup of tea. There were dehumidifier type pots everywhere and the place was damp. The sill in the bay window was lifting. Outside looked unkempt and scruffy. No washing machine. None of this impacted on our time in the lakes but the place needs some work, consideration of items left for guests and looking at from a guests perspective considering the cost it is.

    Reviewed by Clare3.1Oct 2022

  • "The main problem was that the washing machine is not in use."

    It is in the outhouse and is connected to the electricity via a connection point going into the double bedroom. This lead was plugged into a wall socket behind the wardrobe. The plug has signs of scorching and hence did not work. This did cause a problem as it rained a few days and we were not able to wash anything. Let me know if you want me to send photos of the scorching. There was also a musty smell in lounge and the bedrooms. Obviously this is known as there are dehumidifier boxes throughout. It was a fairly mild week so we didn’t need the heating on (which may have removed the smell temporarily) so we noticed it. I see this is a recurring theme in previous renters comments

    Reviewed by Phil2.8Sep 2022

  • "Unfortunately, as per previous reviews, there was indeed quite a damp issue at the cottage."

    I wouldn't say it was sufficiently bad enough to actually spoil the holiday, but it is certainly an issue. It appears to be a problem with the rendering failing and would mean leaving the cottage vacant for a week to fix. Otherwise it is in an excellent location, a good size and comfortable. It was cleaner than a lot of other cottages we have stayed in, unless you start looking in corners . The kitchen had the basics but not overly supplied. The main issue of the damp would not stop us using this cottage again but we would definately hope the problem was resolved.

    Reviewed by Paul3.1Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic location, didnt need to use the car whilst there Village had everything that you could need."

    Pub four minutes walk from location. Garden was great for dog.Bungalow clean and tidy, Kitchen and bathroom had everything that was needed on holiday, beds comfortable. Will definately be booking to return had a great week, However a few things need to be addressed, the bungalow was quite damp and had a musty smell as soon as you walk in, the de humidifiers dont work, there is mold on the window ledges, the washing machine needs to be in the kitchen not an out house that you have to use an extention lead through the bedroom window to use. The outside bins were full for the whole time we were there so we had to leave a black bin bag next to the bin when we left.The gardeners turned up and opened the side gate without informing us they were going to cut the grass, As luck would have it our dog was not in the garden at the time and is not likely to bite or run away. The Bungalow is in need of some general maintenance.

    Reviewed by Helen3.1Aug 2022

  • "The best thing about Sethera was its location with the many excellent pubs, cafes and facilities in Coniston within a few minutes walk, and Coniston Water also within easy walking distance."

    We were advised that check-in time was from 2pm which seemed early although ideal for our purposes as my daughter was starting the Lakeland 100 mile event at 6pm and wanted a few hours rest before then. However, when we arrived at 2.15pm, the property was still being cleaned with the cleaner under the impression that check-in was late afternoon. Due to this breakdown in communication, the property was not thoroughly cleaned before our stay. The facilities at Sethera were adequate for our stay. We liked the lounge/diner which was large, comfortable and full of light. The large, secure garden was great for our dog. On the downside, the beds were not very comfortable and, as others have mentioned, there was a dampness and mustiness which was noticeable although not significant enough to spoil our stay.

    Reviewed by Keith3.4Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday at Sethera and it was a lovely place to go back to after a long day's walking but: We weren't impressed with the mold on the bedroom walls, the damp smell and the black mold on the outside wall at the back of the cottage."

    It's not very welcoming when the first thing you see on entering the property is a sign telling you what time to depart! There was another one propped up in front of the microwave in the kitchen. The place is generally in need of some tlc.

    Reviewed by Theresa3.4Jun 2022

  • "Had a lovely week at Sethera."

    The property is situated very near to the centre of the village so all the pubs and shops are just a couple of minutes walk. The bungalow was delightful and had a fabulous garden for our dog. We particularly loved the bay window where we sat and ate our breakfast and dinner with the lovely views. Beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2022

  • "Firstly…this is a lovely property, with a spectacular view and very central."

    It has the potential to be a wonderful holiday let. However, as soon as you enter the door there is a strong smell of dampness. The bedrooms and bed linens were particularly bad and despite having the central heating on at times, this only intensified the problem. Our clothes were damp and smelt of foist after only one day . The exterior rear walls have black damp patches with moss growing out of them . Due to both my friend and I having respiratory problems, we were unable to stay any longer and left after 2 nights. I certainly wouldn’t recommend anyone to stay here until the owners rectified the damp issue.

    Reviewed by Paula2.2May 2022

  • "Excellent location."

    Close to the village. Beautiful scenery and a lovely property. Clean, comfortable and good facilities.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property was as advertised and a perfect size for a family of 4 and a dog."

    The location was fantastic and we really appreciated the driveway for our car. The garden was amazing for our Labrador and he loved being able to play and run around there. A couple of things I would like to mention is the property seems to have a lot of damp issues that need to be addressed. They must be aware as there were dehumidifiers in every room but it still left a smell to the property and our clothes were often damp in the morning but didn’t massively affect our stay. Also my daughters found the single beds very uncomfortable, however I found the king size bed comfortable. Finally something that would have really helped would have been a couple of bath sheets rather then towels - as a plus size lady the towels weren’t sufficient. We would definitely stay there again if either the damp was fixed or the price reduced.

    Reviewed by Catherine3.4Apr 2022

  • "This was our 2nd visit to Sethera and was good to see a nice new comfy sofa and new dining chairs."

    The property is in an ideal position, on a quiet estate, a couple of minutes walk into the village. Had all the equipment required for our stay. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Feb 2022

  • "Overall we were very pleased with our stay, we were very comfortable, great ..."

    Overall we were very pleased with our stay, we were very comfortable, great garden for our dog and perfect position for village amenities Probably due for some items to be upgraded and larger bath towels would be appreciated but would definitely use again when staying in Coniston

    Reviewed by Antony4.7Dec 2021

  • "Cottage was fantastic but a few things in the kitchen let it down a bit,we had a ..."

    Cottage was fantastic but a few things in the kitchen let it down a bit,we had a grill pan but no grid/mesh tray so were not able to grill, also no measuring jug, not big issues

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Oct 2021

  • "Booked several times through Lakelovers and never been disappointed, however, although we had a great holiday, we were underwhelmed with the accommodation."

    Chiefly the beds were very uncomfortable as was the sofa. Also felt damp on arrival and strong smell of pets - especially after heating been on. The position of the property is great for walks and amenities and very quiet. The garden is good size but maybe a couple of sun chairs would be a nice touch. It wouldn’t stop me booking through yourselves again - just wouldn’t book Sethera and wouldn’t recommend it.

    Reviewed by Stephen2.5Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic location in the village of Coniston."

    Size and views from the back garden are a real plus for the property and we felt that more could be made of this with provision of modern outdoor furniture. House is compact but a lovely living/lounge area is bright and spacious. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by David4.1Jul 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and the location is in an ideal place and it's nice and spacious for a sleep 4 cottage, the only downside is that when we tried to rebook for next year the price had gone up by £400 from the price we paid for our stay this year, so we've booked something with another company for a lot less than the £1180 quoted by lakelovers."

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely bungalow in quiet close."

    very handy for local pubs and shops in Coniston, very convenient for exploring the lakes . Thinking of booking already for next year

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7May 2021

  • "A nice bungalow with a massive garden, unfortunately the living room furniture is dated and uncomfortable also the beds are hard."

    Would definitely book again if it was revamped

    Reviewed by V3.4May 2021

  • "Curtains needed in the second bedroom - children woke very early (530am) Blind not adequate for a good nights sleep."

    Reviewed by Sacha4.1Apr 2021

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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.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Family bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with TV and woodburning stove
  • Dining room
  • Outhouse laundry room
  • Gas central heating, with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Private parking for 1 car, ample additional parking ones minutes walk
  • Secure shed for bike storage
  • Lawned garden with apple trees, outdoor dining furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub are a few minutes stroll
  • Note: Babies welcome (cot and high chair not provided)

The property

On a peaceful residential street within walking distance to the village of Coniston, Sethera is a pretty ground floor bungalow that’s perfect for families.

On the ground floor there is a spacious lounge with relaxing log burning stove, social dining table for family meals and large bay window offering beautiful views to the Coniston Fells.

A fitted kitchen contains everything you need for a self-catering holiday and looks out onto the garden.

Sethera contains two comfortable bedrooms; one presented as a king and one as a twin.

There is also a convenient outhouse and secure shed with washing facilities and space to store outdoor gear.

Outside guests can enjoy a small garden to the front of the cottage and a large lawned garden to the rear.

Parking is provided for one car. Nestled in the quiet village of Coniston, this is a walker’s paradise with nearby access to the famous Coniston Old Man and Swirl How.

Relaxed family days can be spent taking a lake cruise on the Coniston Launch or Steam Yacht Gondola.

Coniston offers a great range of independent shops and eateries including an artisan bakery and fine Lakeland pubs.

Enjoy a gentle stroll around the nearby Tarn Howe or head to the bustling village of Ambleside for a fine selection of outdoor clothing stores. With it’s pretty garden and comfortable bedrooms, Sethera is a great choice for families looking to stay in this part of the picturesque Lake District.

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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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