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Acorn Cottage

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



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8 Customer Review(s)

  • “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. ...

    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.

    - Mr Morgan, September 2021

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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.


  • 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.

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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

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