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Holly Tree Cottage

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1045374)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • 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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18 Customer Reviews

  • "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 JanetJul 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 LynneMay 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 KimMay 2022

  • "Our third stay at Holly Cottage."

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

    Reviewed by JosephApr 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 JaniceMar 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 DawnMar 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 RogerMar 2022

  • "Perfect cottage in a perfect place."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by WendyMar 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 PatriciaFeb 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 SarahJan 2022

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

    Please keep it up !

    Reviewed by DavidDec 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 YvonneOct 2021

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

    Very comfortable and convenient

    Reviewed by PaulAug 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 JanetJul 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 JaniceMay 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 SteveApr 2021

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

    Reviewed by PennyApr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in lovely village."

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

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2020

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  • 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
  • Living/dining room with open fire
  • Gas central heating and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, 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 refundable 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.

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