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Holme Ground Cottage

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "The location is lovely and has plenty of walks straight from the property."

    We would stay again .Property was a little tired, cutlery , crockery and pans could do with replacing , curtain in lounge hanging off hook , one light bulb needs replacing in the lounge , bath panel cracked on corner . Otherwise comfortable as you would expect from a old cottage . The step coming out of the rooms a little dangerous, my 3 year old Grandson came out of the bathroom with his mum missed the step and came down the stairs like a rag doll . Luckily he bounced and did not sustain any injuries. If anyone is going to stay make sure you take water with you for drinking, cooking , brushing you teeth etc water at the cottage is not drinkable . We arrived at 5pm and needed to go into Coniston to get water . After a incredibly long journey by car from Bournemouth we just wanted a cup of tea . It would be a nice gesture to leave 2 bottles for guests on arrival day .

    We always take on board and appreciate comments received.... so thank you. Curtain replaced on hook. Lightbulb situ sorted, as is bath panel... now replaced. Crockery, and cutlery , we are confident is of good quality (what we like to use when there) and pans are all of good quality, and again regularly checked. What a relief to hear no injuries sustained when step was missed at top of stairs. Glad to hear you nevertheless enjoyed your stay and would return. Thanks for pointing out “issues” which have been (are in the process of being) attended to. Regarding water … I can’t understand or explain why there was a notice advising guests to use bottled water.. it had been placed in the cottage in error. Our supply passes through a sterilising UV unit, IS REGULARLY CHECKED, MEETS ALL REQUIREMENTS AND IS SAFE TO DRINK. Otherwise some bottles would have been left. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara3.8Sep 2023

  • "Overall very happy with our stay in this cottage."

    The secludedness, peace tranquility, fantastic views and location of the cottage far outweigh any of the following, which I hope to be constructive criticism. Cottage would benefit from with a little updating and massive spring clean. It's only a 3 star so did not expect luxury but parts of it could've been cleaner, alot of cobwebs in kitchen corners, doorways, windows, edges of windows particularly velux in top bedroom which still had cracked glass with tape over. All that aside it was very well equipped (again some grubby utensils which we had to wash before use) with everything we needed in THE HEATWAVE week we were there. Couldn't get any hot water from kitchen tap or bathroom tap (luckily shower ok) so false economy as had to boil kettle to wash up. Bit too remote for us, long single track driveway tricky but did match description so we knew this. Again all this aside the positives are we had a great holiday stay, there were only 2 of us, ok for 4 but think would be a struggle with 6.

    Glad to learn you spent an enjoyable heatwave week at 5HG finding it comfortable and well equipped also that you seemed wowed by its setting. Thanks for pointing out certain little housekeeping issues that will be addressed. Regarding lack of hot water, if only you had asked about this on arrival! All that was needed was to flick the marked hot water switch above kitchen door to “on”. We are on to the cracked Velux. We are still trying hard to find someone to sort having been let down not once but twice. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie3.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely, comfortable and homely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Shame about the shabby condition of the neighbouring properties and their gardens, and the unwelcome attention from a large, albeit friendly black Labrador from a neighbours cottage that frightened our smaller dog and kept her indoors.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4May 2023

  • "Fantastic location and the cottage had everything we needed and was very comfortable."

    The garden looks out onto the fells and is great for bird watching and relaxing. The owner was very helpful with some minor maintenance issues which were dealt with promptly. It was very good to have the second parking place as there is no overnight parking nearby. Coming back next year! Many thanks for a great stay

    Thanks for your lovely feedback. Appreciated. Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We love being there too..... the location, peace, birdsong, views..... Looking forward to welcoming you back next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel4.4Apr 2023

  • "Good points: The cottage was cosy and well-equipped although very limited storage space in the kitchen for food."

    There were lots of wet-weather walks from the door or nearby. There are plenty of bigger walks from the door or with a short drive but the weather only allowed us one day of going high. Beware: It would have been a squash for six people. The hot water tap in the bath ran extremely slowly which put us off using it more than once. The lane from the main road is small which is no problem in itself but might be offputting for less-confident drivers; it was awash and the adjacent stream close to breaking its banks on our (very wet) arrival day! Overall: Good value for money and we'd consider returning.

    I think I can interpret your feedback as essentially very positive.... good to hear you found it cosy and well equipped. Weather, it seems, could have been better. Sounds as though you had an absolute soaking! Let’s hope your next visit is sunshine-blessed! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Garry4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable holiday at Holme Ground Cottage."

    The cottage is very comfortable although there is limited storage space in the kitchen. There are some very nice walks from the cottage eg to The Three Shires Inn at Little Langdale or to Holme Fell. We will definitely be returning. The one point that I would note is that the description on the Sykes website refers twice to a welcome tray with coffee, tea, milk and wine. A bottle of wine was indeed provided, but not tea, coffee or milk. This did not affect us. (We brought our own coffee, tea and milk.) However, if a visitor arrived late at night expecting to be able to make a cup of tea or coffee they would be very disappointed. This was also noted by several visitors in the visitor's book for the property. I suggest that either the description on the Sykes website is corrected or the welcome tray described is actually provided.

    Reviewed by Charles4.1Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful property in an amazing location."

    Lots of great walks on your doorstep. We have stayed there twice now.

    Delighted to hear you had another enjoyable week at 5HG. Thanks for the great feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "Cottage is in a lovely, quiet location that is surrounded by a multitude of accessible walks right outside the front door."

    Due to being rural, the internet is occasionally slow and the hot water occasionally takes a while to kick in, but aside from those little issues, this place has everything you need for a comfortable holiday surrounded by beautiful nature.

    Glad to hear you enjoyed your week at 5HG......that’s what we always hope to hear! Feedback appreciated. It’s our happy place! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel4.1May 2022

  • "A lovely property."

    Comfortable, roomy, very good location, splendid views.

    Aaah! Thank you for your great feedback.So good to know you enjoyed your stay at 5HG and that it ticked all the boxes for you. Like it does for us ... every visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely, quaint, warm, old cottage."

    Great location for walks around Langdales, Colwith Force etc. Lots of wildlife in the garden and a nice real fire.

    Wow! Thanks. Happy to read you enjoyed your stay. We love it too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valmai5.0Feb 2022

  • "Cottage is in a great place to explore the quarry and mines, lots of them."

    plenty of walks from the door. Short distance to Coniston or Ambleside for shopping or meals out. Washing machine needs attention/repair very very noisy when on spin cycle.(not because its overloaded) Second parking area is not useable when wet as it is only a grass area (got stuck twice) needs to be fixed as no other area is available and it annoys the residents if you park in their places. All parking areas are marked. Was a nice holiday, apart from the three storms.

    Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at, and the location of, 5HG.... despite the three storms. Weren’t you unlucky! Thanks for the alert about the washing machine. A replacement already on its way. We are in the process of arranging a delivery of stones/gravel to improve the second parking area.... for as soon as possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Feb 2022

  • "The property was lovely had everything needed for a really nice relaxing time."

    Nice little touch of the Xmas welcome pack with crackers, xmas cake and wine and roasting tray and foil for cooking (which we forgot very nice) very cosy little cottage lovely and quiet, with a lovely garden area. plenty of birds and squirrels which we fed as requested, was nice to sit and watch them. bedrooms warm and cosy (too warm as we discoved had to turn the heaters off) but no complaints would love to stay again, stunning cottage in a beautiful location, walks from the door if you wanted. Turned out it was just mum and daughter plus our 4 legged friend, fantastic!!!!!!

    Delighted to hear you enjoyed your Christmas stay as much as you did, and to know you’d like to stay again. Thanks for feeding the birds! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a family adventure arriving during the evening of Storm Arwen."

    We lost electricity after cooking supper on the first night and it never came back (same for much of Cumbria) for the rest of our 3 nights stay. The cottage was a delight as we spent evenings sat around the open coal fire with lamps, playing monopoly. Very happy with all the furnishings and beds etc. The cottage is the perfect place to walk from: either for short strolls through the forest, or a much bigger ascent of the nearby 770m peak. We hope to come back as soon as we can!

    What troopers you all are! I’m surprised and pleased you managed to enjoy your stay in spite of the mayhem caused by Storm Arwen, and am pleased but not surprised that you were delighted with the cottage. We love to be there .... tho never without power. Hope to welcome you back soon ...... for a stay with electricity! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Nov 2021

  • "We all enjoyed our stay and hope to return again next year."

    Very happy to hear you enjoyed your return stay at 5HG. Look forward to welcoming you back for yet another visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2021

  • "The window in the master bedroom wouldn't open and the duvets were quite thick for summer."

    Otherwise as expected - a basic but comfortable house with all the necessities. We enjoyed the use of a log fire on the rainy days. Lovely, quiet, rural location. Excellent for walks.

    Thanks so much for your feedback and for alerting us to the problem with the window. This has been fixed. Glad you enjoyed the cosiness of our fireside (coal supplied). Absolutely agree with your opinion re location. We love it too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Aug 2021

  • "Lovely tranquil location up a beautiful valley on a no-through lane, good walking from the door."

    Facilities good for a little terraced cottage, beds and pillows very comfortable!

    An unforgivably late response to your kind comments about our family bolt hole. Very happy to hear ( I read this ages ago!) that you’d enjoyed your stay. That’s great to hear. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Camilla4.1Jul 2021

  • "Very well equipped kitchen but not much storage space for own supplies!"

    Patchy wifi for those who are bothered by these things. However, loved that there were lots of walks from the front door.

    Thanks for your comments. We do our best ... and always want 5HG to be as we like to find it for our family visits. You are right - WiFi can be patchy - we are always on the providers’ case! Have to say that mostly there are no issues. Good to hear you enjoyed the walking from our door. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Jun 2021

  • "Peaceful relaxing location."

    Yet close to all attractions.

    How right you are!!! There is nowhere else I would choose to be for rest, relaxation, scenery, walking, chilling. Yet the bright lights of Ambleside are so close,! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth Neil3.8Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is right up in the fells, a little off the beaten track, but close enough to the shops in Coniston for convenience."

    There are wonderful walks on it’s doorstep, which worked out very well for us, as I could leave my daughter watching TV and go for a short hike before dinner.

    Exactly what we used to do when our girls were younger. Very happy you had fun. Very belated thanks for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful location for walking and relaxing."

    Beautiful views and well kitted out kitchen. Only drawback was thin curtains that let in a lot of light meant sleep could have been better.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.1May 2021

  • "Lovely quiet location which is ideal for walking."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our week away to the Lakes."

    We had beautiful weather. The house is lovely and quiet. Enjoyed the endless bird song and fire in the evening.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Apr 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our week away to the Lakes."

    We had beautiful weather. The house is lovely and quiet. we enjoyed the endless birdsong and fire in the evening.

    Shotliff PartyApr 2021

  • "We had a lovely break in the Lakes, cottage was lovely, weather good, just a few showers."

    Went for some lovely walks. Would stay again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely week in a warm and cosy cottage."

    Lots of local exploring of the quarry and caves, a nice walk to Three Shires and onward to Elterwater, ascent of Old Man, running, cycling and tarn-dipping (brrr). Celebration champagne and ample supplies of coal much appreciated. Well-equipped and welcoming cottage, thank you! Xmas decorations so nice too!”

    Mr MeddingsJan 2020

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay."

    We love it so much here! So peaceful, clean and relaxing. Cooked some lovely meals in the cottage and went ghyll scrambling which was fantastic. We never want to leave.

    Rachael & PhillipaNov 2019

  • "Enjoyed the location and mainly good weather."

    First holiday in The Lakes and aim to return soon. Loved the scenery here, the belted Galloways, Herdwick sheep ( lambs born on opposite hillside while we were here - better than TV!), and the bird life. Cottage provided all we needed. Coal fire was really welcome.

    Alec And JinaApr 2019

  • "Thank you for a wonderful week."

    This is a peaceful, magical location. The cottage is great and very well equipped. You have gone to great lengths so ensure that our every need is catered for. We came with 4 teenage kids and everyone enjoyed their stay and found something to do. We would love to visit this cottage again. Great job. Truly wonderful place to spend a week away from our busy lives

    Declan And EmmaApr 2019

  • "Lovely week - our stay here was great."

    We loved all the walks from the cottage and we enjoyed the sunny weather. The garden wasn’t only a nice place to be for us but also our dog made some friends! The clear sky at night was beautiful-seeing the stars and the Milky Way! We also loved feeding the birds and then watching them. Hope to be back soon

    Charlotte,Jasmine, Mathias, Christina And PaulApr 2019

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    Everything we needed was here. Our 5year old and 10month old loved it - especially the bunk beds and the games. Three generations were very happy here. Some great walks around the area. Thanks for a lovely stay

    Maureen, James, Bernie, Jacqueline, Tom And RuariFeb 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.


  • Bedrooms: 1 x double with king size bed, 1 x adult bunks, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Cot and highchair available (guest needs to provide own cot linen)
  • Electric heating
  • Electic oven with hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dryer, TV, DVD, WiFi, telephone taking incoming calls
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Open fire with coal provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable outhouse suitable for bike storage
  • 1 pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking

The property

A charming and extremely comfortable cottage in a dream setting.

This former quarryman’s cottage is surrounded by stunning scenery and the tranquil location makes it a perfect spot to enjoy the local birdlife, red squirrels, inquisitive sheep, deer and rabbits.

Families can enjoy walking, watching and pond dipping during the day, and visit some of the area’s best pubs and eateries in the evenings.

However, the cottage is just so cosy you might prefer to stay snuggled up in front of the fire.

It comes with private parking for 2 cars, and don’t forget the welcome tray with everything needed to revive yourselves with a hot brew or glass of wine. Hodge Close and its row of traditional cottages is just 3 miles from the village of Coniston.

The cottage is entered through the dining room and well-equipped kitchen with slate floor.

Through to the charming sitting room with welcoming fire and picture-perfect sofa and chairs.

The patio outside is a real suntrap and gives way to nature and the countryside. Upstairs to the first floor and its two bedrooms; a double with king size bed, and twin room with adult size bunk beds.

This floor is also home to the house bathroom with bath and shower over.

On the top floor is a second double bedroom with its beams, sloping ceiling and stunning view.

Holme Ground Cottage is the perfect home from home for nature lovers, animal lovers, walkers, explorers, foodies and those who simply want to chill.

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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