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Acorn Cottage

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1048998)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic location, great walks, quite, nice cottage and well equipped."

    Reviewed by TracieApr 2022

  • "This was a lovely cottage - well equipped and warm with all you'd need for a family holiday."

    The location is quiet and gave great access to lower and high level walking.

    thankyou very much. we love it too Property Owner

    Reviewed by KirstyMar 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage with so much to do right outside the door,"

    Reviewed by KathrynOct 2021

  • "Location was great, the cottage is clean and tastefully furnished, the beds were comfortable."

    However the shower over the bath is not fit for purpose, the video player doesn't work and for the amount of money charged we felt sufficient wood should have been left for the week as the woodburner is the only effective heat source. The bedrooms have no working heaters. We felt we were overcharged based on the facilities. After a day on the fells you want to come back to a decent shower and a warm cottage. If there had been 5 of us staying we'd have struggled.

    We thank you very much for your feedback. The owners replaced the DVD player as soon as they were aware of the problem.We would like to confirm that are three nightstorage heaters in the property and electric heaters in every room, including the lounge. We do have maintenance on hand to resolve any issues promptly had you contacted us during your stay about these issues. Thank you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    It is very remote though - so if you're thinking of booking be aware it's 1.25 miles up a single track lane from the main road. Beds were comfortable. All crockery needs replacing in the kitchen - it's really scratched. One cracked drinking glass was in the cupboard on our arrival. Oven door needs a really good deep clean. It would be helpful to have a baking tray in the oven not just a grill rack. Good supply of cutlery though and all cleaning products had been supplied. Be warned that both showers have a very weak water flow, especially the one over the bath which was more of a trickle. Back garden was great for the dog and was fenced in. No sheep in the garden whilst we were there.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2021

  • "Cottage was in a beautiful setting and we had a wonderful stay."

    Lane up to it has passing places but we were able to receive a supermarket delivery. Lots of walks straight from the door that are just stunning to Langdale, Tiberthwaite, Home Fell and Coniston. Cottage was well equipped- beds comfy, maybe could do with a few more glasses and tea mugs for when some are in the dishwasher. Garden is shared with next door but we had lovely neighbours during our week so all was fine. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2021

  • "We thought the inside of the cottage was lovely and the surrounding area is stunning with walks straight from your door."

    The listing doesn't mention that the back garden is shared, and the way the garden is angled means the next door bench table is so close to your back door privacy is an issue, we were lucky to have quiet neighbors although they did have a bbq on the patio one day.

    Thank you for your feedback. The back garden to the cottage is not shared but the property is a traditional terraced cottage and the gardens do abut each other with a field and open views to the rear. We hope you had a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2021

  • "Wonderful location away from it all."

    It is a terraced cottage so might be noisy but in our case the neighbours were as quiet as mice so it couldn't have been better - especially our breakfasts on the bench at the bottom of the garden

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "The cottage was very pleasant, comfortable and well equipped."

    The access road to the property was frustrating - very narrow with a popular beauty spot at the far end (Parrock Quarry) - frequent reversing back to passing places. Inadequate hot water supply.

    We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Acorn Cottage. We are sorry you felt the road was not as expected but the property is on a private road in a spectacularly beautiful area of the Lake district. If you had let us know during your stay that there was not enough hot water we would have attended to resolve this. Thank you again for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2021

  • "Positives - great location."

    Walks from the door. Good sized bedrooms. Negatives - a list The cottage photographs were misleading. Parking was an issue despite 2 allocated spaces. Shared garden with sheep & lambs. Beware if you have a dog. The second bathroom had a shower over the bath which pointed downwards and made it difficult to use. Often no hot water unless we put the system onto boost. When we arrived the shower screen was on the floor & radiator off the wall (Fixed very quickly). The sofas were ok for 2 but would be an issue for a larger family. No welcome pack. Complimentary coffee hard & sugar had stuck together too. We visit the lakes regularly & have booked to go back twice this year, but I am disappointed in this cottage and not up to Sykes high standards. I do understand it’s been a tough year for leisure & tourism, but if you want to retain customers that perhaps go abroad you need to try harder. A great holiday let down by the accommodation overall.

    Reviewed by GaryMay 2021

  • "Just had another lovely week at Acorn Cottage despite the rain!"

    It was so comfortable and cosy so each day we could set off warm and dry for another beautiful walk with the amazing Autumn colours. This was our 4th visit and we have already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2020

  • "Wonderful holiday in a beautifully peaceful cottage ."

    No traffic noise, just the birds singing. A great place to chill and recharge. Lovely walking from the door. We didn't use the car at all. Great for social distancing. Will definitely book again next year.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2020

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x King-Sized double, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor single
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC, Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, selection of books and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio and lawned garden with furniture, privately owned shed for storage
  • One well-behaved pet
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, Pub 1.5 miles Notes: Please be advised that sheep do run freely on the property.

The property

This stunning terraced cottage sits in a row of eight properties that were once owned by author Beatrix Potter, in a wonderful elevated position, within the Bakestone Barrow Wood, nestled between Coniston and Little Langdale in the Lake District.

Acorn Cottage is a spacious, beautifully designed, three-storey property in a tranquil, yet central location, ideal for a family or group of five wanting to enjoy a getaway to the Lake District.

Enter the property into the sitting room, filled with stunning features, from original flagged flooring to a feature fireplace housing a woodburning stove, while the sofas and armchair offers a selection of relaxing places to sit and enjoy a book from the shelves that are built into an alcove, or to watch a programme on the TV or to simply admire the countryside view.

The well-equipped kitchen/diner has the same original flooring, a former feature fireplace, sleek granite worktops and all the modern conveniences you could wish for, including an integrated dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer, while the dining area provides a space for the whole group to sit down and enjoy meals together.

Head up to the first floor to find a bright and spacious king-sized double bedroom, decorated with neutral tones, with plenty of storage and lovely window seat from which to admire the view; this floor also houses a family bathroom with a shower over bath and a further shower room with walk-in shower, so you can choose how to prepare for each day.

The second floor features two further bedrooms; a generously-sized single with double glazed Velux window and plenty of storage, along with a double bedroom with built in wardrobes and a Velux window.

Outside there is off-road parking for two cars and a spacious garden with a lawn and a patio area, a real sun trap, with a picnic bench, perfect for enjoying breakfast and lunch outside on a sunny day, along with a lockable private shed where you can store bikes.

The village of Coniston is three miles from the cottage, with several restaurants, pubs, shops, as well as The Ruskin Museum attraction.

Acorn cottage is ideally suited for walkers of all ages and abilities, with many low and high level walks straight from the cottage door and for the serious and not-so-serious road cyclists and mountain bikers, who too can explore the many routes from the door.

Walkers will relish the challenge of hiking up The Old Man of Coniston and enjoying picturesque views of Coniston Lake from the top, while the lake itself offers plenty of pretty walking trails, and why not travel in style on the National Trust's Steam Yacht Gondola?.

Explore the vast woodland of Grizedale Forest, (for mountain and gravel bikers the Northface Trail is not to be missed) and the picturesque Tarn Hows, while the National Trust-owned Hill Top, the former home of Beatrix Potter, and the Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead offer a glimpse into the author's life along with Esthwaite Water, thought to be the inspiration of much of her work, along with that of poet William Wordsworth.

Bowness-on-Windermere and Lake Windermere are slightly further afield, where you can climb Orrest Head, and enjoy sweeping views across the lake and the fells beyond, visit Windermere Jetty, a museum of boats, steam and stories, and wander the grounds of the National Trust's Wray Castle, a 19th century Victorian neo-gothic house open to the public all year round.

Make Acorn Cottage with its central lakes location the tranquil base for your next Lake District holiday.

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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: We kindly ask that pets are kept downstairs and off the furniture
Please Note: Extra logs are not included

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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