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Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1044227)


(14 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Unfortunately, the hot tub took 3 days to gain an ideal temperature so we couldn't use it."

    This was an essential criteria, of our stay as it was my sisters 40th birthday celebration. We raised the fault, but they were awaiting on the manufacturer. The quality of the water when examined was quite horrifying. We also thought the inside of the tub had not been cleaned and there were signs of growth. The bedrooms and bathrooms were lovely. Great entertaining space but the upstairs space was hard to use after the sunny days we had. The windows wouldn't open and despite the balcony door being open, temperatures were 36 degrees. Location great, views amazing despite being next to a builders yard Great additions like an ice maker but basics such as good crockery for cooking and serving were disappointing. Overall, given the price we were disappointed and the inability to use the hot tub made it incredibly disappointing

    Hi Megan, Thanks for your review and we're sorry to hear that some aspects of your stay were disappointing. The hot tub water is changed after each guest, unfortunately the settings had been altered at some point which may have caused the delay in warming the water. We have taken your feedback on board and reviewed the crockery and windows. Regards, Will and Rachel Property Owner

    Reviewed by MeganMar 2022

  • "A lovely escape."

    Reviewed by JulianFeb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Gatesgarth everything was perfect ."

    The property had everything we needed . I would recommend the property to anyone it was so clean and bright and warm . It was so close to the village. I would give it 10 out 10 I would stay there again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by JosephJan 2022

  • "Gatesgarth was truly amazing and a great time had by all!"

    The location, the high spec kitchen, views, everything was perfect, so much so, we booked again for next year! x

    Reviewed by KirstieJan 2022

  • "The house was stunning, the pictures do not lie."

    The rooms are very spacious and well thought out. Fantastic family area upstairs with breathtaking views. Felt like a home from home with all equipment available. Communication and recommendations for local amenities was very helpful. The surrounding area is beautiful, lovely walks and great local bars and restaurants within 5 mins walk. We booked this for a special birthday for one of the family and had an amazing meal within the house with a private chef, it was a fantastic experience and overall week.

    Reviewed by EileenOct 2021

  • "Perfect house, perfect location, perfect holiday!"

    Reviewed by JudyJun 2021

  • "A fabulous place."

    Couldn't recommend this house more. It was clean, very modern, and close to everywhere. Just what we wanted.

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at Gatesgarth."

    It is an amazing place to stay, fantastic views across to Coniston Water. Really good location for exploring.

    Reviewed by AnnaApr 2021

  • "Excellent - Highly Recommended!"

    The pre-arrival communication with the owner was timely and informative, the house and setting are just magnificent and the location is fantastic for a short stroll into the village or to the lake.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2020

  • "Gatesgarth is an amazing place."

    The whole property is stunning inside, with generously proportioned rooms, an open plan style for living and kitchen areas, use of quality materials and careful finishing, all done with a very satisfying attention to detail that makes you smile. Gatesgarth has been well designed to take advantage of the amazing views from the property, which can be enjoyed from upstairs, downstairs or even from the hot tub! And with Coniston centre and the lake only a very short walk, it’s hard for us to imagine staying anywhere else now. We can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "Superb property"

    Reviewed by NicholasSep 2020

  • "Its the first holiday place we have been to and the photos online do not do it justice."

    The cottage is absolutely amazing, and perfectly located! We will be returning.

    Reviewed by DuncanAug 2020

  • "House was amazing and suited our family perfectly as plenty of space to hang around if the weather wasn’t so good."

    Easy access to Coniston lake too.

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2020

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with TV and en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin (or king size), with TV and Jack and Jill bathroom with shower over bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size with TV and Jack and Jill shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin (or king size), with TV and en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • First-floor sitting room with balcony and woodburning stove
  • First-floor snug/ TV room
  • Gas heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, wine cooler, fridge, 6 x TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Electric charging point
  • Small balcony on first floor and rear decking with furniture and private hot tub
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles, Coniston Water 0.7 miles
  • Note:No stag/hen parties or similar.

The property

Surrounded by countryside, with the Old Man of Coniston as a backdrop and with views of Coniston Water, this luxurious, contemporary, converted property has been tastefully and thoughtfully designed by award winning architects Ben Cunliffe.

In 2020 Gatesgarth was awarded the prestigious prize of Best Residential Build at the Northern Design Awards, highlighting the build and design quality of the property.

Using creative cutting edge design the property...

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

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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

2 Small dogs allowed at the property


We have a dog and we welcome your dogs to Gatesgarth. We know that they’re part of the family, how great it is to have them with you and what an inconvenience and cost it can be to leave them at home.

Inevitably, there are few rules that you must abide by:

• Dogs are not allowed on the furniture or beds

• Dogs must not be cleaned using Gatesgarth towels

• Dogs must never be left alone in the property

• You must always clean up immediately after your dog

• Do not allow your dog to bark freely outside


Smoking is strictly prohibited inside Gatesgarth


We realise that you may have booked Gatesgarth to celebrate a special occasion but we ask that you do not use it to host parties with additional guests or make excessive noise which will disturb the local residents.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas