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Robins Nest

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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "All great, nice cottage and you sorted the plug issue without any hassel to us."

    Reviewed by HughNov 2023

  • "We stayed at this cottage due to unforeseen circumstances and having to be moved from our original booking."

    The cottage was very nice and comfortable, underfloor heating a bonus, showers were excellent. Beautiful scenery and very quiet. The cottage is set away from noisy roads and does not have any shops, cafes etc within short walking distance, however brilliant for anyone wanting to explore on foot and enjoy long walks.

    Reviewed by MaxineSep 2023

  • "Wow! The photos do not do this cottage justice!"

    Looks dark but it is not at all, just has the most beautiful polished slate floor. So clean with waterfall showers to die for after a long hike. Left a welcome pack of cleaning bits which was really helpful. In a great position so near to Coniston, Ambleside, Langdale, but with walks from the doorstep- so quiet and peaceful. Garden and surrounds are stunning. Helped to have lovely large garden fully secure for the dogs. Only one small point that it should point out that the garden is shared with the adjacent cottage so could be problematic if there were incompatible dogs or any intolerance ( my dogs don’t understand they were meant to stay on the left side of the dividing path! Sorry!). Netflix signal was good for a cosy evening in. Daughter loved her bedroom on the third floor with velux windows for views. Hotel quality bathrooms with fluffy thick immaculate towels. Track from the road a bit precarious- ok in a 4WD but might feel uncomfortable in a normal car ( very narrow passing places!). Just the best, definitely want to return!

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2023

  • "Great cottage - exactly as ad advertised."

    Reviewed by PranavAug 2023

  • "We couldn't get the Freeview box to work, so only had the handful of DVD's for viewing material."

    Not a big deal, we weren't there to watch telly anyway - we had Monopoly!! It did also mean we had no radio available.

    Thank you for your comments. We take your comments on board. We hope to welcome you again. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely!"

    We had a great time. A nice and cozy is was well cleaned at our arrival. The garden is very nice as well, and we found the facilities nice and comfortable (beds, couches, bathrooms). Also, relevant information to the cottage use and instructions were clearly left visible at the corkboard in the kitchen next to the fridge. The only thing we would highlight for the future is that we had 1 rainy day in which we would have loved to watch some TV, but even though there is a Freesat box and remote, it wasn't set to be used! And of course without knowing if it was ok to use it or not we didn't want to set it up and get in trouble. A couple of things to keep in mind for future people using the cottage: - There is absolutely no signal at all and the WiFi is patchy. Understandable being in the middle of nowhere, so books and brochures to plan ahead can come in quite handy! - You'll need a sturdy car going up and down as there is a big big hole on the road leading to the place, and must have been there a while as we have seen it mentioned in other reviews.

    Reviewed by AdrianaAug 2023

  • "What a lovely little cottage which had everything we could need."

    Just a shame about the one shower not being able to be fixed while we were there as 5 adults using one shower was a little hectic. Some deck chairs for us to sit at the bottom of the lovely garden would have been nice. Thank you for a lovely week.

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Whilst we were unable to resolve the issue with the shower during your stay, we are working with the owners to ensure that the issue is resolved. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you back. The Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MerrylApr 2023

  • "Great cottage."

    .. smart, modern with traditional features. Really enjoyed the stay. Only issue was the underfloor heating didn't seem to do anything, and the unit didn't seem to match what the instructions were saying. Great location.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Our Maintenance team will be looking into the issue that you experienced with the heating. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SeanApr 2023

  • "Fantastic location for hiking and exploring the Tilberthwaite area, and a superbly comfortable cottage."

    Loved staying here!

    Thank you so much for your great review. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our week here over Christmas, despite several wet and windy days and nights."

    The cottage is quiet and very warm with modern oil radiators; we put these on ‘standby’ on Christmas Day so we could light the wood burner. There are two good bathrooms with plenty of hot water and the beds are comfortable. It’s a lovely location and we did walks from the door to Holme Fell, Little Langdale and Lingmoor Fell and Tarn Hows. We didn’t mind the narrow road up but it might be a bit annoying in summer if there’s more traffic, as there aren’t that many passing places.

    Reviewed by JulianDec 2022

  • "Didn’t realize property was as remote as it was, this wasn’t a problem, just a surprise."

    The only real negative was the brackish water from natural water supply. This should have been make clear so that we could have brought bottled water with us (or property supply initial bottle on arrival). No mobile reception at cottage & WiFi didn’t work on arrival, but once we were able to make a call to office, WiFi was fixed very promptly. Overall very comfortable property in lovely location, would visit again.

    Reviewed by MaxineOct 2022

  • "Perfect location and very well kitted out."

    The upper bedrooms could do with opening skylights as it got stuffy up there, and it wasn't that hot. Good walks from the doorstep, sufficient parking and very peaceful.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2022

  • "The cottage was clean on arrival."

    The kitchen although small is well equipped . The bathrooms are good with plenty of hot water for showers and white fluffy towels . The beds are comfortable . We had fab weather so could eat outside on the provided table and also enjoyed the new summerhouse. We had 5 bikes and a big jogging pushchair so it was a bit of a squeeze in the bike shed but for us this extra space was essential. The shared garden was not a problem for us and we enjoyed the view and the quietness. We did not find the road up difficult. We enjoyed being able to walk and ride from Robins Nest . We had groceries delivered with no issues . (Sainsbury's).

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable, well equipped and clean cottage in a fantastic, peaceful location."

    Summer house and garden for those that like to eat outside. Great for those that like cycling, water sports, sightseeing and walking. We had a few teething problems with the water temperature of the showers but managed to resolve once we navigated the immersion heater.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Robins Nest."

    It is more remote than we expected and the route to the property can be a challenge at times with "oncoming quarry traffic" as the road is very narrow with passing places. The cottage is lovely and cosy in a fabulous location near the old quarry. Fabulous scenery, walks and wildlife on the doorstep - literally!!, we had a couple of visits from several Herdwicks which was nice :-) The fire makes the lounge warm and cozy and the underfloor heating is a bonus too. We are missing Robins Nest already, we would highly recommend as a destination.

    Reviewed by GezFeb 2022

  • "Robins Nest is perfectly situated for those wishing for a secluded break in an idyllic situation."

    It has much to offer with delightful walks from the door. The cottage is well equipped with everything needed for a family of four. The open fire a welcome treat though the cottage was snug enough without. The living room provided views of the garden with passing wildlife The sheltered summerhouse even in winter was a lovely place to sit with a coffee and contemplate the scenery. Would recommend for those wanting a place to stay away from the bustle of a village location. The only caviat being that the garden boundaries are unusual with the garden path being shared by the neighbouring cottage and the garden being overlooked. This was not an issue for us but could be in summer if all the cottages for were occupied.

    Reviewed by SallyDec 2021

  • "Cottage was more remote and further out of Coniston than I had expected."

    Also, we had a problem with flies which could have been easily resolved with a vapona.

    Reviewed by Linda KathleenSep 2021

  • "Great break away and plenty of walks from the doorstep."

    Surprisingly warm for the lakes, so no fire needed this time. Very relaxing and quiet

    Reviewed by JoannaAug 2021

  • "We all had a wonderful time in Robins Nest the property is well equipped, although the shared garden is a little difficult for dog owners."

    I would recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by DerekAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Robins Nest."

    It was cosy, comfortable and extremely well equipped. The views were stunning and the location fantastic - just a short drive to Coniston but miles and miles of great walks from the door, and a lovely pub in Little Langdale an easy walk away. The only sound at night was the owls hooting in the woods. We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by KateMay 2021

  • "Could be made clearer that the garden is shared and dogs can easily get into other gardens- but especially that sheep regularly come into the garden."

    The bathroom facilities were great but a small improvement would be a shower spray as well as overhead shower head. A lovely cottage overall though and in a great peaceful location. Watch out for the potholes on the single track access road.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "Excellent location and property."

    Only fault is parking is difficult if you try and park outside and the other space is on soft ground and after rained even worse

    Reviewed by TracyMay 2021

  • "Wonderful location."

    Cottage comfy and well appointed. Dog loved it.

    Mrs DaffernDec 2019

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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.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric heaters, underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, heated airer, dishwasher, TV with Freesat, DVD, CD/Bluetooth docking station and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available at the property
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Patio with furniture and bike storage in woodshed
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Please note property is on a private water supply.

The property

Robins Nest can be found sitting on a quaint row of holiday cottages, encompassed by the beauty of the Tilberthwaite Valley with plenty of woodland walks and luscious scenery to explore on its doorstep.

Offering the perfect combination of contemporary style and traditional features, this characterful cottage rests in easy reach of Coniston's centre just a scenic drive away, making it a wonderful choice for a family or group of friends seeking a scenic escape to the Lake District.

Enter into the charming kitchen/diner where the rustic character of the property is wonderfully apparent in its stone-flag flooring, warming your feet after a busy day of exploring with the underfloor heating, here you can enjoy a family meal around the table, the good host of appliances letting you prepare with ease with the help of an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and even a dishwasher to assist with the washing up, with the cottage also housing a convenient washing machine and heated airer for those longer stays.

Move through into the sitting room, also boasting warming underfloor heating as well as a welcoming woodburning stove, the exposed stone walls adding even more character to the interior as you sink into the sofa for a family film night on the TV equipped with Freesat, a DVD player and CD/Bluetooth docking station being found here too to cater for all your entertainment needs.

Move up to the first floor to find one of three beautifully-presented bedrooms, a double boasting beautiful views over the countryside and snug spot to rest your head, as well as both the bathroom and shower room being located on this floor, giving you the option of of soothing soak in the bath or refreshing rinse in the walk-in shower.

On the second floor found up the steep staircase you can find the two final bedrooms, made up of a double and a single providing the perfect set up for those travelling with a little one, these rooms benefit from an abundance of natural light bursting through the velux windows, with even more rewarding views.

Enjoy moments out on the private patio in the morning, with a hearty breakfast preparing you for the day, your canine companions at your side awaiting the wonders of the Lake District National Park.

Explore by foot or take your bikes out from the woodshed (on the other side of the single track road, clearly marked Robins Nest), with plenty of scenery to explore all around, you can find all of Wetherlam, Coniston Old Man and Little Langdale just a stone’s throw away, with wonderful opportunities for climbing, wildlife watching and simply enjoying your desirable location with a picnic.

Enjoy a relaxed day within the local town of Coniston, hosting a good range of amenities including convenience stores, inviting pubs, cafés, restaurants and independent stores, there’s so many ways you can while away the hours, with the Ruskin Museum being a particular delight where you can learn more about the local heritage aside the lives of English art critic John Ruskin and British speed record breaker Donald Campbell.

There’s no better way to explore Coniston Water than via the National Trust owned Steam Yacht Gondola, with opportunities for hiring motor boats, rowing boats, paddleboards and more!

Just across the water you can find the wonder of Brantwood, the former home of artist John Ruskin now hosting a museum, gardens and art displays, as well as Ambleside and Windermere being in easy reach too for even more excitement.

For the perfect family escape to Cumbria, choose Robins Nest as your unrivalled holiday base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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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Note: Dogs to be kept on the ground floor, sheep wander freely in this area so the dog must be kept under careful control. Note: Fuel for woodburning stove available to purchase locally

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas