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Forest Cottage

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Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Forrest cottage was just beautiful, one of 7 attached cottages, but felt very separate, very quiet and peaceful."

    Shared parking to side of cottage and a very short walk to the front door. Inside the cottage again tastefully decorated and everything you need for a holiday, kitchen had plenty equipment but lacked in space to store food but moving items out of one of the deep drawers soon remedied that. The fridge albeit working, the freezer door didn’t always shut tight so just be vigilant when closing, again not too much hassle. On arrival no welcome pack except a cleaning pack! basic salt and pepper would be nice. There is an outhouse building that houses a washing machine, dryer and small freezer, and plenty storage for bikes or paddle boards, each cottage has its own room and again a very short walk from the cottage front door. Inside the sofa was on the low side difficult to get out of and the small chairs were just small chair, this could be doing with an upgrade on living room furniture. TV freeview and Wi-Fi great. One of the very large cupboards would have been ideal to put your jackets and shoes in, but no hooks. Upstairs very spacious, but main bedroom bed just too soft, the two single beds in the other room were just perfect. The bathroom was lovely, walk in shower and deep bath. No view of the lake but the small garden was perfect and peaceful to enjoy outdoor eating and drinking and gets the sun all day. The area itself is just stunning. We would definitely recommend no 5 Forrest cottage, with a few tweaks one of the best cottages we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Jul 2023

  • "Forest Cottage is a great base for exploring the Lake District - there are numerous good walks nearby and it isn't difficult to get some of the bigger mountains in the area."

    Coniston is an easy 1.5 miles' walk away (approx) so very convenient for the odd meal out or for stocking up on supplies. The Cottage itself was perfect for a weeks' break away with my Dad and was the perfect size for the 2 of us. It was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The 2 outdoor areas were great for chilling out in during the evenings after long days out and the car park was really convenient making loading/unloading easy with only a short walk to the Cottage. The only minor criticism was the carpet on the stairs and landing is very rough so I had to buy slippers to cushion my sore feet after hours of walking when putting boots back on wasn't appealing and socks didn't cut it! A great place and we both agreed we'd happily stay there again.

    Thank you for your comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Forest Cottage. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you again. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carly5.0May 2023

  • "We were unaware that the property was attached to others but fortunately our neighbours were not noisy."

    One small wardrobe to accommodate four guests was insufficient. Also the small larder fridge was not sufficient and there were no kitchen cupboards to store food. The settee was a bit of a challenge getting onto and especially off for elderly guests as it was so low! Having said these things the property was well equipped and clean.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We will take into account your comments. We hope to welcome you back soon. The owner relations team - Heart Of The Lakes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie4.1May 2023

  • "Wonderful accommodation very tastefully renovated in a great location with walks from the door; looking forward to revisiting."

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. The Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "Everything was excellent."

    We would definitely stay at the cottage again. The cottage was spotlessly clean with all the facilities you would need for a lovely week away. The cottage was cosy and warm and we loved to log burning stove. Nice quiet location and close to lots of lovely places to visit. We had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage is part of an hold house split into a few houses, on the far side of Coniston."

    Nice and quiet. Grizedale Forest and Tarn How’s are very near for enjoyable walks or in our case runs, from the front door. Downstairs is totally open plan and remodelled to a high standard. Upstairs has a couple of bedrooms, a locked room and a well appointed bathroom with shower and separate bath, all very clean. There is a garden with a bench in the front and another area to the side. We did have a few negatives about our stay. The information pack was very limited. There was no information on where to throw rubbish away once the living area bin was full. I did spot a big industrial size bin at the entrance of the car park, so went to use that. As I was about to open the lid I heard a voice come from the darkness telling me not to put the bin bag in the bin and just leave it there. Very weird! We had a good puzzle over finding the washing machine and dryer. It was nowhere to be found in the house, no information on how to find it in the pack! I again searched in the car park and noticed a block of outhouses had numbers on them, tried the door that matched ours, locked! Went back to Cottage and searched for a key, found on kitchen window sill. Off back out in the dark, across the car park and opened the outhouse door, only to find someone was using our dryer, was informed on complaint to Heart of the Lakes that no one should have access. Strange and now somewhat spooky! There is also no wash basket to carry your washing out and back! We also had a man come to the door one night, saying he was the previous owner, telling us our electric would be off all day the following day, as it was having essential maintenance, contacted H of the L, they knew nothing about it. The electric never went off, very weird. Another negative was nearly no cutlery or crockery matched and most crockery had lots of chips in them. Not great for hygienic eating! There was also no departure details about bins, beds or towels. We also found the sofa pretty uncomfortable, though that is down to everyone’s tastes and needs but our bad backs did not enjoy the sofa. Overall the interior of the cottage is lovely, sadly felt some of the basics inside did not come near the same standard. Upstairs was fine. We also had a power cut on our last night and the emergency torch in the kitchen doesn’t work and yes it had been on charge. Good job we had our head torches as it gets absolutely pitch black. Overall a lovely cottage in a nice quiet location, handy for walks and the Coniston Inn is nearby if you want a hearty meal or a pint. If the sofa, crockery/cutlery and information pack was improved we would have scored it higher. Really wasn’t keen on having to walk to the other side of the car park to wash clothes, glad we didn’t get the usual lashing Lakeland rain or this would have been miserable.

    Reviewed by Charles3.8Nov 2021

  • "The listing said there would be fuel for the fire included but nogs available The heating didn’t work and a couple of the evenings we were cold No curtains on the landing or front of the property downstairs."

    Good parking

    Reviewed by Linda4.1Sep 2021

  • "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. 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!,,

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Jun 2021

  • "Location is fantastic."

    Cottage is really nice but could do with a little updating - furnishings, appliances and garden furniture, but overall fine. Small issue on arrival resolved straight away. We had a great break!

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Jun 2021

  • "Forest cottage is a very nice cottage property in a peaceful and relaxing location and is well equipped however the stay was marred by the lack of heating downstairs."

    The brief visitor information sheet stated that the downstairs was served by underfloor heating but after finding the controller for this and waiting several hours realized this did not work and although our visit was in May it was still too cold to go without heating. We therefore had to spend an unexpected £50 and several visits to the local petrol station to purchases logs, kindling etc. for the wood burner which we feel we should be compensated for. Unfortunately this was still not sufficient to comfortably heat the whole of the open plan downstairs area. Thankfully upstairs was warm due to central heating but it wasn’t sufficient to warm downstairs. Despite this we had a lovely stay in the area which is a few mins walk to Coniston water but would not stay at this particular property again.

    Reviewed by Graham3.4May 2021

  • "We've had a lovely stay at Forest Cottage!"

    So much so we'd love to visit again in the future! Thank you for making our break so special!

    UnknownDec 2019

  • "Great cottage, well fitted out, lovely kitchen and bathroom."

    Mr DunneDec 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.


  • 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

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.

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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