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Holly Tree Cottage

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Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful clean and warm cottage, really comfortable huge beds and 2 spectacular ensuites, plus an enclosed garden and 2 off-street parking places to serve my son, our Border Terrier and i."

    Everything you needed for a perfect stay. Coniston provides a fantastic backdrop and has a great selection of pubs and eateries and must be the most dog friendly village we have ever stayed. Our thanks to the owners for letting us rent their wonderful cottage... Brian, Neil & Teddi

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely, very well equipped and very clean."

    Enclosed garden for the dogs and superb views of Coniston Old Man. Parking at the rear for two cars which is great. Bathrooms fabulous, beds very comfortable, we do agree however with other guests that duvets are too small for the beds so need larger ones. Also another arm chair in lounge would be appreciated as a tight squeeze for four adults on present furniture provided. Luckily we brought a couple of large camp chairs which came in very handy and added to our overall comfort. Short walk along the road into Coniston with nice pubs and a few shops. 15/20 minutes walk to Coniston Water. All in all the perfect place to stay and would definitely return in future and recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely home in a great location, well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    Owner was a great help when there was a water problem in the village.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Sep 2023

  • "Had a great stay at holly tree cottage yet again very clean and comfortable and ..."

    Had a great stay at holly tree cottage yet again very clean and comfortable and a secure garden for our two dogs will definitely be staying there again

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "This cottage was absolutely stunning."

    Couldn’t fault a thing, was a real pleasure to stay here. Had everything we could hope for as well as great parking. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Aug 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage and ideal location for 2 couples sharing, and a dog!"

    We had everything we needed and the bedrooms and en-suites were fabulous. The garden was great for our whippet and in a lovely setting to sit out and have a drink. Lake Coniston and the village were amazing with plenty of great places to eat and staff were very friendly and welcoming especially to our dog. We would certainly book here again in the future.

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    Definitely hope to visit again .

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent location and very quiet despite being by the road."

    Comfortable accomodation well maintained.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent property and location."

    awe will be returning.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Holly Tree Cottage, the cottage was very well equipped and maintained."

    We were very grateful that the owner made the cottage baby friendly for us and it really helped us to enjoy and relax whilst we were there. We will definitely be back as it was one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in and the location was ideal. We really recommend it!! Thank you

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage ."

    Just a few tiny niggles :- The duvet covers only go to the edge of the mattress .. would be better with an overhang With four adults in the lounge it did feel a little cramped on the sofa ..perhaps another armchair? Apart from those tiny bugles we loved it very much

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Mar 2023

  • "Holly Tree Cottage is fabulous!"

    ! The cottage is decorated and furnished to a high standard! It had everything you need for a mini break. Cosy living room and open fire, making evenings relaxing and comfortable. We enjoy cottage breaks; the beds, pillows and bedding ensured comfort and a good sleep unlike many we’ve stayed in. The two bedrooms with full size bathroom en-suites - incredible!!! Our grown up son loved the bath in his bathroom with views of the Coniston fells!!!! The towels were luxurious too!! The garden and view from the back of the house was breathtaking!! 2 brilliant car parking spaces with good access! The front was also charming and just a couple of minutes from the small high street in Coniston!! We found our stay peaceful and relaxing which we really needed at this time☺️ There are loads of pubs in Coniston for great meals and little gift shops too! We recommend the Coniston Inn which is a pleasant 20 minute walk from the cottage!! From the cottage you can drive to so many of the lake’s spectacular places or just enjoy Coniston which is our favourite place in the Lakes! Recommend the Holly Tree to small families or 4 grown ups; 10 out of 10. Thank you to the owners, we’ll definitely be back and thanks for the yummy welcome box☺️

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Mar 2023

  • "Our first stay in Coniston (rather than Grasmere)."

    We were very pleased with our choice! The cottage is really well located for the town with the benefit of two parking spaces and a rear entrance, perfect for the dog and post muddy walks. An enclosed garden too for our spaniel to run about in. The house itself is so comfortable: a cosy wood burner, well equipped kitchen and two good sized bedrooms with the most amazing en-suite bathrooms. We even had a very generous welcome pack. It was a wrench to leave! Lake side and fell walking all around and lots of great places to eat (dog friendly) in Coniston cemented a really great week. Highly recommended. If we chose Coniston again, this will be the property we return to for certain.

    Reviewed by Pippa5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely well appointed cottage with great bedroom/bathroom layout for 2 couples."

    Cosy lounge the was nicely decorated for Christmas. Minor issues with cookware/ovenware, some of which was either small for 4 people or needed replacing. Perfect location for centre of Coniston and walks beyond.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2022

  • "This property is an ideal location for good walks and pubs."

    Local co-op accessible and small independent shops. The rooms are warm and comfortable and the house has everything you will need. Melanie sorted out a lead for the new TV so we could settle down to movies on wet days. A restful place to spend your holiday.

    Reviewed by Kyron5.0Oct 2022

  • "We loved this cottage, excellent in every way we will be back"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "Holly Tree Cottage is amazing everything you need for a great holiday."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautifully presented and cosy cottage."

    It is situated on the main road through the village, but even in August we didn't notice any intrusive road noise in the morning nor evening, as the traffic is quite light. We had a relaxing stay!

    Reviewed by Martine5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was our 2nd visit and will not be our last, cottage immaculate, views simply stunning, village is full of shops and pubs so no problem going out and having a meal or a drink sat outside."

    Cannot fault it.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage is beautiful with stunning views from the garden."

    Only a very short walk into the village means it’s perfectly situated too with lots of walks accessible from the cottage. We absolutely loved our stay - the cottage is well equipped and comfortable. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4May 2022

  • "Delightful cottage in Coniston, only a five minute walk from the small town with plenty of pubs to eat at plus an Indian Restaurant."

    Cottage was beautiful, clean, comfortable and a lovely garden and very well equipped. Two en-suite bedrooms a bonus. Plenty of storage in each bedroom. One little niggle was although four people could be seated in the lounge the fourth seat was a cane chair and for us oldies not very comfortable!! Apart from that would definitely recommend this cottage for either a family or two couples. One of the best cottages we have stayed in and thank you to the owner for the welcome pack, much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2022

  • "Our third stay at Holly Cottage."

    Fantastic location and facilities. Our home from home. Will definitely book again .

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a good location on the edge of the village."

    We loved the views of the fells from the garden.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location."

    The cottage is immaculate and the decor was superb. We have stayed in many cottages and so often the second bedroom has bunk beds and a tiny shower/toilet. Holly Tree has two king sized double rooms with full bathrooms and walk-in showers. Both decorated to a very high standard. All the usual facilities I look for plus a lockup bike store and hosepipe which are always handy when you have a muddy bike/boots and paws. The view from the back garden is stunning and it's just a couple of minutes walk to the village centre where there 4 dog friendly pubs serving good food. Then onwards to many fantastic walks. I would definitely stay at Holly Trees again, and highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was ideally placed being on the outskirts of Coniston but only 5 minutes walk from the shops, cafes and pubs."

    It was a welcome bonus having off-road parking at the back of the property (not one but two designated spaces). The cottage itself has been beautifully refurbished and is spacious but very cosy. I love the little touches like the curtain tie-backs and the pretty cushions on the bedroom window seats. The kitchen has everything you need and the cooker was very straightforward and simple to use! Overall the bedrooms were well fitted with plenty of storage but I feel the mattress on the 5ft 'sleigh' bed may be near the end of its life as there was very little spring to it and not the most comfortable. The bathrooms were amazing. What a joy to have 2 big bathrooms, each with a large, walk-in shower AND a bath. Lovely to have plenty of space to move around unlike many en suite bathrooms which have been squeezed into a corner of the bedroom so they can tick a box saying "en suite"! A holder\shelf would be useful in the shower in the black and white bathroom for shampoo, soap etc. Sadly, visiting in March when the weather was very mixed, we didn't have the opportunity of sitting outside on the patio but I imagine it would be fabulous to relax with a drink and take in the views of the Old Man of Coniston just yards away. The pubs in the village all served good food but our favourite was the Crown Inn where the food was great and the staff were so friendly and welcoming. It was an easy drive to Ambleside, Hawkshead and Windermere and a little further to Keswick, our favourite town. Our first visit to The Lakes and I'm sure it won't be the last. Thank you. Sue & Roger Dutton

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Mar 2022

  • "Perfect cottage in a perfect place."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely setting overlooking the mountains from garden."

    In very convenient location for walks, pubs and to enjoy the beautiful Lake District. Few minutes walk to Coniston village. Short car journey to Ambleside and Grasmere or within walking distance for some on a bright day. Great area for walks with the dog and all the pubs are dog friendly. I highly recommend this property and look forward to more visits.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Feb 2022

  • "A perfect week in a perfect cottage in Coniston."

    Located on the edge of the town and just a few minutes to the shops, cafes and pubs, and also perfectly located for walking along the lake and around the peaks of the Old Man, the cottage was a wonderful place to wake up in and return to after long walks. The view out of the back door is stunning - full moon over the Old Man of Coniston and the sun lighting up the tips of the hills in the morning, with Herdwick sheep grazing in the field, were a highlight. Very warm and cozy for a frosty January, everything you need in the kitchen, and two huge and modern bathrooms both with a bath. I did wonder about noise from the road, but it was very quiet. The decor is simple with no clutter, so felt very relaxing. And the cottage comes with 2 parking spaces, which I am sure would be even more useful in the summer when the town is busier.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jan 2022

  • "Just how a holiday cottage should be - welcoming, thoughtfully equipped and comfortable, with designated private parking."

    Please keep it up !

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful property, better than described."

    Fab location near the village, 5 minute walk in. Great pubs in the village, highly recommend the Black Bull.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Had a very pleasant stay at Holly Tree cottage."

    Very comfortable and convenient

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "You wouldn’t be able to find a better cottage anywhere else we don’t think!"

    The view from the back door was just incredible! Local pubs selling great food, already booked it again for next year!

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is in a good location in Coniston."

    The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. We will definitely stay here again!

    Reviewed by Janice5.0May 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Holly Tree Cottage which is beautifully fitted out, convenient for the village and with good parking facilities."

    The 'treat' box was a lovely thought! I'm sure if we were staying around Coniston again we would definitely consider the cottage again.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Apr 2021

  • "Fab place to stay, lovely host Microwave didn't work Would stay again"

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in lovely village."

    Garden catches the sun and has amazing views of the Old Man of Coniston

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Living/dining room with open fire
  • Gas central heating and open fire
  • TV, DVD player, CD player and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Rear lawn and patio with seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs 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

A stunning stone-built cottage, resting in the ultimate spot from which to explore the many wonders of the Lake District National Park, Holly Tree Cottage promises to be the perfect holiday home for an escape to Cumbria.

Whether you're visiting as a couple or as a family of four, this cottage caters to all your needs for a truly relaxing retreat.

Kick off your shoes in the hallway before stepping into the living/dining room, a spacious spot where an open fire takes centre stage in a charming stone inglenook, offering a sense of tranquility and a welcome warmth during the winter, this room is sure to be the social hub of your holiday.

Gather around the table with a lovingly-prepared meal prepared in the classic-styled kitchen, echoing neutral tones, this bright and airy room is sure to be a true delight for the chef of the group, with all the essential appliances you could need at hand.

Open up the back door and let the fresh country air fill the room, while your little ones and canine companions make the most of your enclosed lawned area.

Up on the first floor sit the two sleeping spots, made up of a master super-king-size which can also conveniently double up as a twin room on request, as well as an equally as impressive king-size room, each member of the group can ensure they have a snug and stylish spot to rest, with both rooms benefiting from beautiful en-suite bathrooms, offering both a bath and a walk-in shower, you can choose how best to prepare for your day while being surrounded by pure bliss of a setting.

The local area of the cottage is an adventurers dream, with equal opportunities for relaxing too; sitting in easy reach of Coniston Water, here you can find wonderful walks along the beauty of the waters, or get up close to its beauty by hiring a rowing boat, or board the National Trust wonder of the Steam Yacht Gondola for an experience like no other.

Sitting on the Western shores of the lake you can find the mountain of the Old Man of Coniston, home to a plethora of industrial archaeology, it's well-worth a ramble for its rewarding scenery.

Once you've explored the local village with its good selection of shops and pubs offering delicious dining experiences, and not forgetting the wonder Ruskin Museum where you can learn about the history of the area and famed Donald Campbell and John Ruskin, venture out to Hawkshead to discover the National Trust owned Beatrix Potter Gallery, showcasing displays of Potter's much loved characters, this dwelling was once the office of her husband, now offering visitors a family-friendly attraction and easy access to Beatrix's own home, Hill Top.

Windermere is worth visiting for its plethora of watersporting opportunities on its renowned lake, while Grizedale offers even more scenic splendour.

Holly Tree Cottage makes a beautiful base for a Lake District retreat at any time of year.

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