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Poppy Cottage

(Ref. 1040806)

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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  • cottage (15)
  • location (11)
  • lovely (11)
  • garden (7)
  • great (6)
  • bed (6)

19 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a perfect location but has not been maintained and looking tired The garden is over grown with broken paving Door bolts broken Cooker is difficult to use due to worn away settings, missing window blinds And downstairs bathroom window cannot be opened due to overgrown vegetation the list goes on ."

    A little TLC needed .

    Reviewed by Linda1.9May 2024

  • "Poppy cottage is perfectly situated for walking up into the hills from the back door."

    It has a beautiful garden which when the Sun shines is a lovely place to relax. However, the cottage is dark inside and poorly lit in the main sitting area. The open fire, when lit smokes badly and we gave up using it in the end. The information booklet for the cottage provided no useful information and it was a case of finding out for yourself. The kitchen whilst very nicely done out there were several things that annoyed. The knives in the block was so blunt that even butter was a challenge For them. The sharpener was next to useless and we had to go and buy a knife So we could cut safely and effectively. Markings on the oven were illegible and made using the cooker tricky. There was no way of lighting the hob rings and we had to go and buy a lighter for the purpose. The combination boiler proved unreliable and topping up system pressure was the only way to ensure it works and needs servicing. Poppy cottage has a lot of potential but his letdown by lack of information and attention to the basic needs for a comfortable holiday.

    Reviewed by David2.8Apr 2024

  • "Perfect location and wonderful to have a safe garden for the dog."

    Very warm cottage with good quality kitchen equipment. slight ventilation issues with mould in downstairs shower room. We did our best but a very wet half term didn’t help with getting rid of moisture! Would definitely stay here again.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback. We will ask our maintenance team to have a look at the ventilation issues you have mentioned. We are glad that you enjoyed the property and all the area had to offer. Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Oct 2023

  • "Great location for Coniston village and lovely garden Had everything we needed in the property and nice toiletries provided."

    A couple of issues that definitely require attention The single bedroom smells of mildew and one of our daughters with asthma had to change rooms as it affected her breathing. Probably linked to above is the adjacent downstairs toilet/shower room which was constantly damp on the floor and toilet cistern always wet. Room smells of mildew with some black mould patches on the walls making it an unpleasant space to use especially when showering.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay, and the toiletries provided. We will ask our Maintenance Team to look at the bedrooms. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.1Sep 2023

  • "The house is comfortable, clean, very well equipped and is in a great location."

    It is just a short walk to the village shops and pubs, all of which do food. The garden and lawn were quite overgrown during our stay, although this didn't spoil our enjoyment. A bbq would be a nice addition.

    Thank you for your comments. The owners will get a copy of this and can review your suggestions. We are glad that you enjoyed all that the property and location have to offer. Lakelovers Owner Relations Expert Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew3.8Jun 2023

  • "Had a really lovely week in Poppy Cottage - very well appointed, very comfy beds and a really good location."

    Many thanks.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great cottage, with plenty of parking."

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Sep 2022

  • "Stunning location a short stroll from Coniston and at the foot of the Old Man."

    Good running, biking and hiking from the front door. Lovely big garden - we were there for a hot week and our boys loved water play, flopping in the shade of a big tree and eating all our meals outside. Excellently equipped kitchen. Two very precipitous staircases which are a bit challenging with little ones but that’s the only tiny downside. Would absolutely love to return.

    Reviewed by Cathy4.7Jul 2022

  • "The property was in the perfect location, fantastic garden and perfect layout."

    If this property ever comes up for sale, let us know as we would want to live there. I would like to highlight a couple of matters. Door security. The door in the master bedroom out to the garden needs securing. The current bolt that secures the stable door style top to the bottom of the door is flimsy and with a light yank would open easily from the outside. Likewise with the downstairs bedroom and entrance porch - a little realignment of the current locks would improve security. The cleanliness of the house was mainly brilliant but cobwebs in the eaves, light fittings and most noticeably the kitchen light needed attention. Dust on the spiral staircase could have been easily addressed too. Minor matter to address in what was an amazing house and an amazing stay.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Mar 2022

  • "Lovely location and quirky cottage."

    Everything there required including a well stocked kitchen however I would say the attic bedroom (accessed via spiral stairs) requires an upgraded mattress, it was extremely uncomfortable and hard, possibly suitable for one night but certainly not a week. However, the main bedroom mattress was lovely, which we were able to use once our family members left following their 3 night stay, otherwise it would have spoiled the holiday.

    Reviewed by Diane4.4Jan 2022

  • "Great location, very comfortable cottage."

    Excellent for all amenities. Would certainly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Cottage was a haven, so quiet and peaceful."

    It was cleaned to a very high standard. Close to Coniston and all the amenities. Highly recommended for walks straight from the door. Coppermine Valley spectacular, everybody in the village extremely friendly.

    Reviewed by P5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in an excellent location."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2021

  • "Despite everywhere being extremely busy the cottage was an oasis of calm."

    So easy to walk into Conniston or up to the hills yet at the end of a quiet private drive….perfect.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2021

  • "We holiday in the Lake District usually once a year and Poppy Cottage was the best cottage we have stayed in."

    It was perfect, we would definitely return. Loved the bedroom up the spiral staircase, oh & the bath!! Lovely White Company smellies. Thank you.

    Vautrinot PartyNov 2019

  • "Perfect week in a cozy cottage."

    You don't mind the rain so much when you can come home to fire. Great walks up the Old Man and Coppermines. Brisk walk up to the reservoir from the cottage to clear out any cobwebs.

    A&JSep 2019

  • "The position was fantastic."

    Near enough Coniston but also far enough away. Also, we didn't need to use the car once being able to walk straight from the property. The cottage itself was lovely and well appointed. Ideal for two couples having two double bedrooms with their our great facilities.

    Mr OsborneMar 2019

  • "Poppy Cottage was amazing!"

    A charming, cosy, lovely cottage in a brilliant location. Felt at home straight away.

    Miss AllanMar 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely peaceful place, beautiful scenery and lovely village."

    Mr And Mrs MeehanNov 2017

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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.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 3 x bedrooms; 2 x king size sleigh bedrooms, one with ensuite shower room, 1 x single bedroom
  • Cosy living/dining room
  • Well-appointed kitchen
  • garden and private parking for 3 cars
  • Wi-fi
  • Open fire
  • Smeg range dual fuel cooker
  • 5 ring gas hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge & freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer /dryer
  • Butler's sink
  • Smoothie maker
  • Gas central heating
  • Bed linen and towels provided.

The property

This enchanting cottage is 200 years old and is set on the lower slopes of a mountain above the ever-popular village of Coniston.

A stay at Poppy Cottage will give you the opportunity to experience the very best of both worlds - situated just a short walk away from bustling Coniston village centre and the shores of Coniston Water.

However, with this dreamy cottage, set in it’s own garden, you also get total tranquility, peace and quiet.

The garden itself commands stunning views of the dramatic surrounding landscape, including breathtaking views of the Old Man Mountain and the old copper mines.

Plus, there are waterfalls and luscious bluebell woods right on your doorstep. Poppy Cottage serves as a fantastic base from which to explore this vibrant village, the majesty of Coniston Water and also the wider Lake District.

A narrow lane takes you to three terraced cottages, bright white against the backdrop of the fells.

Inside Poppy Cottage you will find contemporary luxury with cosy styling.

The living room is open plan, with wooden beams and glossy oak floorboards.

Rich brown leather mixes with cream canvas chairs.

At the centre is a wooden spiral staircase. Plush bedrooms with sleigh beds and magnificent views, one bedroom has a tiny stable door leading to the garden.

The second bedroom has a fabulous freestanding roll top bath.

The property feels generous throughout, including the Shaker-style kitchen lavishly equipped. When the weather is warm, there is a large garden complete with furniture, perfect for watching the sunset after a magical day.

Please note: The owner can only facilitate changeover days of Mondays or Fridays. Bookings make for any other day may be cancelled.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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: The owner can only facilitate changeover days of Mondays or Fridays. Bookings make for any other day may be cancelled.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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