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Forest Cottage

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District, LA218AA (Ref. 1043112)



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5 Customer Review(s)

  • Christine

    “The price for this week in June was very high considering the cottage only sleeps 4.”

    This is the size of cottage that we normally rent on holiday in the UK but we would normally pay at least £400 less. ...

    This is the size of cottage that we normally rent on holiday in the UK but we would normally pay at least £400 less. The cottage was nice but not comfortable. There was a lot of downstairs space and for the price I would have expected comfortable furnishings. The sofa and easy chairs had definitely seen better days and were not comfy at all. Four lightbulbs had gone in the kitchen and not been replaced and there was not even a dishcloth and a bit of washing up liquid to set you going for the first night. Absolutely not value for money - I expected much more!,,

    - Christine, June 2021

This property is part of the Heart Of The Lakes collection.
We are a Local Lake District business offering a wide range of Lake District cottages, apartments and houses; some old, some modern and something for every taste, but ALL within the National Park and therefore in the heart of one of Britain's loveliest corners.

About the property

Resting within the beautiful 400-year-old country estate of Townson Ground, this detached cottage offers four guests a homely spot to enjoy when not out exploring the Lake District.

Lying near the quaint villages of Coniston and Hawkshead, Forest Cottage is the perfect setting for a family or small group holiday, boasting quality furnishings and interiors and a welcoming aura.

Feel the heat from the underfloor heating warm you as you spend time within the open-plan living space, with a woodburning stove resting within the inglenook too, you can find a snug spot on the sofa or armchair as you watch TV or enjoy conversation with your loved ones.

Prepare delicious dishes in the well-equipped and contemporary kitchen, housing everything needed for an easy self-catered stay, including a handy washer/dryer, perfect for washing wet or muddy clothes!

Gather at the dining table in the centre of the room for your evening meal, afterwards bringing out a board game brought from home to while away a lovely evening along with a bottle of wine.

In the warmer months you can delight in alfresco dining at the outdoor furniture in the pretty front garden, home to a lawn and patio.

Wind down into your evening with a luxurious soak in the stunning bath tub in the beautiful and fully-tiled family bathroom, or feel refreshed with a shower in the large walk-in enclosure, whatever you prefer!

Choose from either the double bedroom or the twin bedroom to get some rest, with plenty of storage for your things amidst the calming and elegant décor, with countryside views from the windows to wake up to.

Being nearby to the wonderful village of Coniston, you can find a scattering of traditional and welcoming pubs to visit along with takeaways and restaurants, and shops to pick up ingredients for your own culinary creativeness!

Take in the beautiful scenery of Coniston Water either from a scenic stroll around the shores or from the water itself; hire a motor boat, kayak or canoe to travel along this picturesque lake, afterwards finding a quaint tea room for a well-deserved afternoon tea!

Mountain bikers can head to Grizedale Forest for some epic trails and routes to tackle, or you can try something different and swing through the trees at Go Ape Grizedale on their treetop rope course.

Visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead to see some of the original hand drawn and painted pieces, before heading to the very home of the famous novelist and illustrator, Hill Top, now run by the National Trust, it rests near the southern end of Esthwaite Water.

One of the higher peaks of the Lakes is Old Man of Coniston, presenting an energising challenge for avid walkers, whilst there are plenty of easier peaks and fells to discover too like Claife Heights and Top O’Selside.

Along with the bustling centres of Windermere, Ambleside and Lakeside, there is so much to see and do in this magnificent national park.

Enjoy an activity-filled stay at Forest Cottage in the Lakes with your loved ones.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove and underfloor heating
  • Undefloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer (in outhouse), dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Logs for woodburning stove available to buy locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Front lawn with table and chairs and side patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

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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