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Gable End

Coniston near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 937121)

4.6

Very good

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Gable End is a lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    It was clean and cosy, with a very comfy bed and a warm log burner. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. It is an easy walk down to Coniston village or out to find trails for exploring the local area. We would highly recommend staying here and look forward to visiting again!

    Reviewed by JonathanNov 2021

  • "Be useful to have known what coffee pod machine was there so could have brought correct pods."

    Mattress is not awfully comfy, the memory foam seems to sink into a hollow rather quickly. Other than that really enjoyed our stay, cottage is lovely.

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2021

  • "A few negatives about The property that prospective guests should be alerted to: 1."

    The bedroom is overlooked and not at all private (unless the curtains are closed). 2. No microwave, limited crockery (esp glasses) and no basics available (not even a teabag). 3. Not able to control temperature in property (radiators fixed) and was way too hot. 4. Constant annoying dripping from gutter onto skylight 5. Loose part on bath which kept coming off (spa filter) and hurt your fingers if you weren't careful. 6. Very cramped in kitchen and not practical carrying meals upstairs. 7. One of the most expensive cottages we've stayed in (in view of the size) and weve stayed in lots! Definitely rates one of our least favourite. 8. One plus - the bed was comfortable.

    Dear Mrs Davies I'm sorry you didn't enjoy Gable End, or let me know about the gutter dripping and the bath, during your stay. I could have attended to both of these. Although I can't find the part on the bath you refer to? The photos and inventory on the web page are very detailed in order to inform potential guests of what to expect (ground flour bedroom in a hamlet, storage heaters/wood burner) and what not to expect (microwave and large kitchen). I don't provide teabags but hope you enjoyed the bottle of wine. The owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GraceOct 2021

  • "The Cottage was set in the most beautiful secure grounds."

    The vendors were so helpful and friendly. The cottage was super quaint and will most definitely return again

    Reviewed by LaurenceOct 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect in every way, clean well equipped and very quaint."

    However the garden was quite something else. It was the closest one could get to staying at an award winning National Trust estate. Atkinson Ground is without doubt the most beautiful grounds I have ever had the pleasure to stay in. The view from the site is breath taking and we even had a birds eye view of a Royal visit with the Duchess of Cambridge landing in a Royal Helicopter in a pasture just below our cottage. We both loved our stay and felt extremely sad to leave this little paradise above Coniston lake. Definitely going back next time I visit the Lakes.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Amazing gardens and spectacular views."

    Reviewed by PamelaAug 2021

  • "Lovely quiet location with beautiful views."

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The cottage had everything you could need. Friendly owners, beautiful garden.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2021

  • "Our stay at Gable end was amazing."

    We had a very warm welcome when we arrived from the owners, and a bottle of wine. The cottage was set among beautiful grounds, it was very comfortable with everything we needed. I would definitely recommend to anyone who appreciates the amazing views and perfect location. Regards Sophie, Paul.

    Reviewed by SophieJul 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Gable End ."

    The cottage was excellent and catered for every need. Set in gorgeous gardens and very picturesque surroundings. A very warm and welcoming family where nothing was too much to as for . Some great advice and local knowledge which made our stay a fabulous one I would not hesitate in returning to Atkinsons Ground a beautiful place and an ideal base 1st Class.

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2021

  • "On arrival the first thing that strikes you is the amazing view."

    The elevation gives you that enviable position. Gable end is a delightful and relaxing cosy cottage and for us had everything we needed, possibly a microwave but we managed quite happily as it was. The bed was super comfy and well needed after a day on the fells. We enjoyed the fact that there are many accessible walks from the cottage without taking the car but equally for a short car ride many more became accessible. The highlight for this sweet cottage is the private garden with those views....that is one special view! A warm welcome from Kathryn who was there if needed.

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2021

  • "Amazing views freindly and helpful people on site, could do with a microwave but apart from that couldn't fault it."

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2021

  • "Gable End has a fabulous location with views across the lake to Coniston and the mountains beyond."

    The property is an ideal getaway for two people: the bathroom and kitchen have been recently refurbished and the standard of decor and comfort are high throughout. Atkinson Ground is a very quiet, picturesque former farm with gardens leading you down to the lakeside. All with very friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by TimApr 2021

  • "'No microwave' was the message as we arrived, along with the news that it would not be replaced."

    Water pressure and heat not brilliant and not enough for a satisfactory bath or to wash up in hot enough water. There was a night light that stayed on all night, right outside the bedroom window. I think the accommodation description should highlight that the lounge/dining was 1st floor which means that all good has to be carried upstairs - unless people are happy to eat at high bar stools in a small breakfasting space. Parking was adequate but quite narrow. Grounds are really beautiful! House was warm enough.

    Thank you for your comments. The note apologised and explained that the departing guest that morning, had informed me that the microwave (turntable) had broken. I left a bottle of Lakes Damson Gin to say how sorry I was for the inconvenience. The website clearly explains that the kitchen has a breakfast bar and stools and in the pictures you can see that the dining table is in the sitting room. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElaineOct 2020

  • "Beautiful secluded location and very suitable for these weird times."

    Very relaxing and comfortable and great hopping off point for lots of places in the South Lakes but so quiet, felt remote but Coniston was just up the road. We managed to spot red squirrels on two of our trips, a delight as they are so shy and that made our day. We would highly recommend both the cottage and the glorious gardens with their fiery Japanese maples at this time of year. The autumn colours over the whole area were beautiful. Many thanks to the owners for their friendliness and great accommodation. Ruth

    Reviewed by RuthOct 2020

  • "One of the most beautiful cottages, the views are fantastic, the cottage is well equipped."

    Best bed i have ever slept in in a cottage and the bath is a massive bonus.one minor criticism it needs a modern tv and dvd

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Perfect setting for walking in the area.

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2020

  • "Kathryn and her family made us feel really welcome."

    The cottage is very cosy and the bed is incredibly comfortable. We were lucky with the weather and were able to complete all the walks we planned. It is a 2 mile approximately walk into Coniston, there are safe footpaths to follow all the way into the village. In fact we never used the car once whilst we were there as our long walks filled our days. Very lovely cottage set in beautiful gardens with a view from your living room over Coniston water a great calming way to watch the sun come up as start your day. I am sure we will return one day.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2020

  • "The location was even better than we expected."

    In particular the is a lovely sitting area in the garden which we hadn’t expected.

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2020

  • "Bathroom sink cracked and the oven was dirty And drier did not work."

    The furniture and Bed mattress were warn and had seen better days. The rest was satisFactory. The location was great and The family friendly and welcoming. Overall we had a good break but would think twice before booking accommodation again.

    Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you were disappointed with Gable End and will look into the issues you have raised. We feel our property is good value for money. Unfortunately, we do not have and don't advertise a tumble dryer, so can only apologize if you had missed this. Thank you again for leaving your valuable feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2020

  • "Fabulous location"

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2020

  • "Beautiful little cottage up on the hill overlooking the north end of Coniston Water, perfect for two people."

    The owners live on site in separate buildings and are extremely friendly and helpful. Comfortable, clean and well decorated, but the star is always going to be the stunning views.

    Reviewed by JonathonMar 2020

  • "Beautiful location with friendly owners."

    I think some of the facilities need updating, such as a larger tv, better Wi-fi throughout the house and not just available on the landing, constant hot water and a better heating system.

    Reviewed by MelanieFeb 2020

  • "The directions to the property are travel out of Coniston on B5285 towards Hawkshead."

    After one mile turn right at top of lake then after half a mile turn left and the property is on your left. Prior to commencing my journey I contacted the owner to be told that there was no sign when to turn right and no sign when to turn left. Anyone travelling to the property take B5825 out of Coniston towards Hawkshead.After a mile turn right at large sign for "Monk Coniston Car Park" After half a mile turn left signed clearly Hawkshead. Property some four hundred metres on the left. Excellent property. Very clean.

    Reviewed by FrankJan 2020

  • "Gable End was cosy, comfortable and provided everything we could have needed."

    It’s set in beautiful surroundings and in a convenient location. The owner was friendly and helpful and I would highly recommend Gable End for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by CarolineJan 2020

  • "This little cottage was a fabulous experience and well presented."

    The cottage was well equipped And facilities as listed in the advert including the jacuzzi bath which was great. The grounds which the cottage is located are worth a look around for a little stroll. The only one niggle was water dripping from leaky gutter onto the velux roof reported back in Aug 19 which is definitely like Chinese water torture for first 2 days. Luckily weather improved but it really needs sorting. Else it was fab week with short distance from Coniston lake. Thank you!

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2019

  • "Gable End is in an amazing location with a great view of Lake Coniston from the garden."

    The cottage was very comfortable. We didn’t get to see the owner however her father was very obliging. The Bluebird Cafe next to the Lake is a must, lovely food and very friendly staff. We had a really relaxing week in the cottage.

    Reviewed by FionaNov 2019

  • "Gable End cottage is in the most stunning location looking over fantastic gardens down to Coniston Lake."

    It is perfect for two people with a spacious bedroom and lounge. The bed was as good as ours at home and as frequent travellers we have never said this before!! The cottage was warm and cosy and after busy days out walking etc it was great to come back to.

    Reviewed by JanetNov 2019

  • "Great cottage with amazing views."

    Owner was very friendly and helpful. Very clean and tidy property. I would definitely recommend a stay at this cottage. Mr Ingram

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2019

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage in great location."

    Friendly welcome from the owners father on arrival. Only slight niggle is as another reviewer has commented the Wi-fi....it’s not that it’s limited bandwidth that was the issue, it’s that you have to sit at the top of the stairs to even pick up the hub! We only wanted to be able to check weather etc but it would have been nice to do this from the comfort of the lounge! Most of the pubs in Coniston provided free Wi-fi so not a major issue.

    Reviewed by KerrySep 2019

  • "Gable End is a lovely little cottage with great views and is ideally situated to ..."

    Gable End is a lovely little cottage with great views and is ideally situated to get to where ever you want to spend the day

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for two, very well equipped and nicely decorated."

    The bed was extremely comfortable - a delight after a day of walking! Best of all, the view over Coniston lake and the Old Man of Coniston and the owner’s gardens are gorgeous and the secluded location a dream. There is also a private outdoor area with incredible views where we relaxed with a drink. Conscious others have noted the lack on Internet but the amazing location beats internet access (and in any case it works enough to check emails or do some quick research at the top of the stairs). Also very helpful to have off road parking. Location is very good, very near Coniston Lake and easy driving access to the best areas in the Lakes. Overall really exceeded my expectations and hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by DeliaAug 2019

  • "Water pressure at the property is very low."

    As a result the bath takes about 15 minutes to fill so we didn't bother. There is a leak on the gutter of the property next door which means there is a constant drip onto the skylight above the staircase (when its raining, which is almost all the time) its loud and a bit like Chinese water torture. 2nd staircase after the turn tread needs attention. I think its loose as it makes a horrid bang when you tread on it. A few teabags/coffee and a small bottle of milk would be a great thing for the owners to provide for new arrivals. Cost is minimal and the nearest shop involves a drive to Coniston

    Thank you for your booking. Because the bath is a Jacuzzi, the water has to cover the jets. Some of the jets are set quite high in the bath and so it does take time to fill the bath completely. You could have just had a 'normal' bath though so wouldn't have needed to fill the bath as full which would have been quicker? No sorry, we don't supply provisions as its self catering. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2019

  • "WiFi is virtually non-existent, router is in another cottage."

    No telephone signal on Three or O2. Ideal if you want to be left alone but not if you need to be in contact. Location of the cottage is terrific, easy walking into Coniston, Hawkshead and Grizedale Forest. Could have happily stayed another week or two

    Thank you for staying at Gable End and providing feedback on your stay. Due to the property location, mobile signal may be limited. We are unable to advise on this as it could differ between the providers. In regards to the WiFi, we do advise on the website that it is limited band-width. We're glad you enjoyed the area and your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2019

  • "The property was in exactly the right place for our needs as we were going to a wedding at Brantwood."

    It was well appointed but the kitchen was a bit small so we were unable to dine there. The bedroom windows could be fitted with venetian blinds as we had to have the curtains closed for privacy.

    We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Gable End and providing feedback. We're sorry to hear that you found the kitchen too small for your needs, this has not been something that has been raised with us before. The property is made to suit 2 guests and should be enough room for both to enjoy the facilities. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LauraJun 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage in quiet, beautiful grounds in the glorious Lake District."

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2019

  • "Gable End is a gem of a find!"

    ! Such a beautiful setting too. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The cottage we thought would be tiny but it was quite spacious. The bedroom was large and the bed was so comfy we struggled to get up!! The kitchen was very user friendly and well equipped. The jacuzzi bath was awesome!! The upstairs living room was very cozy with fabulous views and the dining area was lovely. An ideal spot to explore the area. We will definitely return to stay here.

    Reviewed by StuartApr 2019

  • "Lovely location and surrounding area."

    Beautiful view from the garden/sitting out area. Everywhere accessible by car - we think it may have been a long walk into Coniston itself and we weren't sure how to get there so we only drove in. We had three lovely cruises on the lakes but particularly enjoyed the "Gondola" on Coniston Water, we drove through the three passes including Kirkstone and Wrynose, visited "Hill Top" the former home of Beatrix Potter (go early, it is timed admittance and gets very busy!), the Lakeland Motor Museum, Hawkshead (very pretty pedestrianised village) and enjoyed some lovely walks (Esthwaite Water and Tarn Hows). Also can thoroughly recommend the "Bluebird Café" (beautifully clean and the cakes are awesome) overlooking Coniston Water and the supermarket "Booths" in Windermere, lots of choice and fresh produce. All in all a lovely, relaxing holiday with a comfortable cottage to come home to each day. A vacuum cleaner at the property would have been handy as we had muddy shoes some days!

    Reviewed by LynnAug 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    We were blessed with wonderful weather during the week and so made use of the outside space. The views from the garden down to Coniston water were superb! So quiet and peaceful, great for that glass of wine! A few negative's, no bowl in the kitchen for making a salad, and only 1 bathroom hand towel, plus a little short on any cleaning materials. Other than that we very much enjoyed our stay.

    Owner Reponse: Thank you Mrs.Jennings for your booking. We're delighted you enjoyed Gable End and the peace and quiet of Atkinson Ground. There is a white vegetable dish which doubles as a salad dish and two hand towels are provided; one for the bathroom basin and one for the kitchen sink. We don't provide cleaning materials (apart from washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and washing powder) as the cottage is professionally cleaned after each booking. I hope we'll see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JillianJun 2018

  • "We loved Gables End cottage."

    We found it to be beautifully furnished, comfortable and the garden with our own sitting area overlooking Coniston water was stunning!! The owners were particularly kind and helpful! We hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by RobinJun 2018

  • "The cottage was really nice."

    Beautifully situated and surrounded by lovely gardens. Only improvement was there could have been more supplies at the cottage including cleaning supplies. xxx OWNER RESPONSE xxx Thank you Mr. Smart for your booking. We're delighted you enjoyed Gable End and its location. We don't supply cleaning materials (apart from washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and washing powder) as the cottage is professionally cleaned after each booking. Please do visit us again.

    Reviewed by JoeMar 2018

  • "We had the most amazing week at Gable End."

    We were so impressed with beautiful cosy cottage we will definitely be visiting again. The grounds and scenery are breathtaking. The owners were extremely helpful when we had to cut our holiday short by one day as the heavy snow and adverse weather made it difficult to get our car down onto the main roads. He actually drove our car down for us!!! Something we were not familiar with due to the bad snow and ice. We were so grateful and after a ten hour journey (which should have only taken 6 1/2 hours) we finally made it safely home. Now that is what we call first class service.

    Reviewed by NeilFeb 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a great setting."

    Would definitely recommend and rebook. Perfect for a relaxing getaway and ideally located to get around the area.

    Reviewed by JamesFeb 2018

  • "The property location was excellent."

    Coniston is a beautiful area/village. Gable end was a cosy retreat under stormy circumstances. We thoroughly enjoyed our break.

    Reviewed by FraserDec 2017

  • "Everybody was so friendly and the walks were amazing ."

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2017

  • "It was a lovely cottage in an extremely lovely surrounding,the garden to the properties was gorgious and the owners parents were very helpfull."

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2017

  • "We both loved the grounds in which the cottage is situated , great hosts but ..."

    We both loved the grounds in which the cottage is situated , great hosts but lack of transport to village meant we couldn't celebrate our ruby anniversary as we would have wanted

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2017

  • "This is a lovely cottage for a few days away set in a beautifull location."

    Me and my partner had a lovely few days and the view from the cottage was amazing Highly recommended

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2016

  • "It was our 50th wedding Anniversary and the cottage was beautiful the owners ..."

    It was our 50th wedding Anniversary and the cottage was beautiful the owners were so lovely and left us a gift and card for our anniversary which we did not expect it was such a lovely surprise they could not do enough for us the cottage and the views were unbelievable we have never seen anything like it before it's the first time ever that we have been to the Lake District and we are definitely going back next year hopefully to the same cottage we are so pleased we picked Gable End we recommend it to anyone who wants a romantic and special place to visit and stall it's the best one we have ever stayed in

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2016

  • "A very beautiful location, very restful and peaceful."

    We will be going back.

    Reviewed by ImeldaJul 2016

  • "The views from the cottage were awe inspiring and anyone needing a tranquil and peaceful week or weekend could not chose better."

    Reviewed by JackieJun 2016

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The property

A romantic, semi-detached cottage in the hamlet of Atkinson Ground, just a quarter of a mile from the shores of Coniston Water, in the Lake District National Park.

This lovely cottage is just a mile and a half from Coniston Village and is the ideal cottage for a romantic break in tranquil and mesmerising scenery.

This gorgeous cottage provides superb accommodation with a cosy, first floor sitting room with a woodburner and a dining area, whilst downstairs there is a kitchen with breakfast bar.

This cottage is elegantly decorated with soft contemporary styling and as soon as you step inside you will feel at home in this little gem.

The ground floor bedroom has a super king-size double bed and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath.

Stepping outside, amidst the owner’s grounds, there is a pretty garden area with spectacular views across Coniston Water to the Old Man of Coniston beyond.

It’s the sort of place where you will take a book to read but not turn a page, as the vista before you will simply captivate you, an enviable spot to while away an afternoon or evening.

The landscape is spectacular around every corner, with lakes and mountains, and with footpaths running in every direction leading to pretty Lakeland villages or through the Grizedale Forest.

Guests can wander down to the lakeshore and hop on board the Steam Yacht Gondola at the head of Coniston Water and cruise down the lake to Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin, where there are beautiful gardens.

Alternatively, go across the water to the Bluebird Café for a delicious snack.

The charming village of Hawkshead has a host of individual shops to explore plus some superb inns.

Coniston Village has the Ruskin Museum where you can learn all about this fascinating area, including Donald Campbell’s fatal attempt in Bluebird to break the World Water Speed Record.

After a visit to the museum why not pop in the Black Bull Inn to sample a pint of Bluebird, which is brewed in the village?

Whenever you choose to stay at this cottage, you will leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and possibly in love with this magical part of the Lake District!

Summary

  • Mostly ground floor
  • One super king-size double bedroom
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • First floor sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Coffee pod machine, TV with FreeSat, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: WiFi has limited band width
  • Note: Suitable for babes-in-arms only
  • Note: Check-in 5pm
  • Please note: This property can only accept Friday Check-ins

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About the location

CONISTON

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

Note: Suitable for babes-in-arms only.
Please note: This property can only accept Friday Check-ins

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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