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Little Arrow near Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 913968)


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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "The whole family of four nerations e The whole family of four generations was able to enjoy the the accommodation with enough privacy for each."

    Thank you for the feedback it was lovely to meet you and your family, Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by DaveSep 2021

  • "Ideal place for a lovely walking holiday, close to Coniston Lake and the village of Coniston with plenty of amenities, lovely modern spacious house, hot tub a bonus, would recommend."

    Thank you very much for the lovely review, Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2021

  • "Bit of a mixed stay."

    Some good stuff, quite a bit disappointing stuff too. I won’t write too extensively, but here are the highlights of what I would have wanted to know before booking (or if I had already booked what was coming). The good: - location is great and the views are amazing - the hot tub is lovely and clean/modern and is well maintained - big fridge and freezer The less good: - very poorly stocked. Not even sugar and tea. Literally you will have to bring or buy everything you need. It’s quite frustrating and not what I expect or have experienced from other holiday houses in this price bracket. - the knives are blunt, and the pots are old and food sticks to it. Bring your own (add it to the list of your own stuff you need to bring). - the owner/manager lives next door and you have virtually no privacy. We had 6 people plus a baby staying for the week and needed a bigger place cos my brother and his family (2 adults 2 kids) came for the weekend. Total 11 people in a house advertised for 14. We also on the Saturday had a friend staying in the area (2 adults, 1 kid) and invited them for lunch. Had the owner come to us and say the house is only for 14 people and we aren’t allowed to have more and also that we only booked for 11 people. Didn’t seem to believe us when we explained that we were the usual people and had a couple and their kid over for lunch. This is indicative of always feeling like we were being watched. Not terribly relaxing. - damp smell in one of the rooms and we had to move out of that room and close the door. We had the extra room to be able to do so, but if we didn’t, it would have been a problem.

    I am very sorry Browside didn't meet your expectations, we do always try to help guests when needed, for future guests we see you at check in and then only if there is a problem or maintenance on the property including maintaining the hot tubs. We have sharpened the knifes and checked the nonstick pans that are still in the cottage. I am sorry you missed them we leave them in the pan drawer under the hob. I agree bank holiday weeks in the school holidays are more expensive than in school dates. Due to Covid-19 we were asked to take shared condiments out of the property. We are pleased you enjoyed some aspects of your stay and try to improve the negative aspects Thank you Helen & Allan Property Owner

    Reviewed by KevinAug 2021

  • "Its a very comfortable spacious home great for families."

    However due to situation not suitable for anyone with disabilities. We would def stay again.

    Reviewed by KarinJun 2021

  • "The views from the property were fabulous including from the hot tub!"

    The property itself was very comfortable and clean, the kitchen well equipped. Every bedroom was en suite which made life very easy. The owner was very friendly and informative about walks, shops etc. The parking is fine, the driveway is no longer shared and there are gates to the road you can close if you have small children as we did. The steps outside do mean that very small children need to be supervised.

    Reviewed by JudithMay 2021

  • "Browside is a lovely house , the views are amazing and we had the best time"

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2020

  • "Received very poor service when attempting to facilitate a cancellation of ..."

    Received very poor service when attempting to facilitate a cancellation of holiday owing to government guidance regarding Covid 19

    Reviewed by CherylAug 2020

  • "The house was very clean and modern, hot tub was fantastic and the views absolutely stunning."

    Easy walk to the pub and food.

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2020

  • "Helen was very helpful and her cottages were lovely , so homely."

    The area was in driving distance of any walks we wanted to do. On top of old man Coniston and a little pub in Torver ( The Wilson arms) . We had a lovely meal and they accommodated 18 of us, no problems . I We would highly recommend the two cottages , added bonus hot tub which everyone enjoyed .

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2020

  • "We found it a super property for a large group with excellent sleeping facilities and entertaining areas coupled with lovely views from the house."

    Well located with great walks direct from door and also for Kayaking on Coniston water. It was a perfect fit for our group with a short walk to the pubs in Tover a real bonus.

    Reviewed by YvonneOct 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage everything was fabulous thank you"

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2019

  • "Description of house stated it had an enclosed garden-while this was true in that there were fences all around the property it was misleading in that the space was not at all suitable for 3 young children; there were lots of steps and a steep driveway."

    If we had known this we would have looked elsewhere.In all other respects the house was excellent.

    Thank you for your feed back, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Browside, I am very sorry you felt misled I will ask Sykes to review their write up for future guests the flat part of the garden is at the bottom of the drive behind the car park it has a swing ball for older children to enjoy and a lawn area, yes the rest of the garden is terraced with slate steps to provide different seating areas and flower beds, plus decking to provide a large flat area near the house, all small children do need to be supervised in Browside Garden. Thank you Helen & Allan Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2019

  • "Helen, the owner was so lovely and helpful; her holiday house was ideal for our group of friends to get together and relax."

    The hot tub was a really nice luxury, fantastic looking across the countryside and the patio decking was a lovely place to sit in the sunshine. The kitchen is really well equipped, good laundry facilities, very clean bathrooms and bedrooms. An excellent house all round! Looking forward to a return visit in the future.

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2019

  • "Excellent cottage, well laid out with hot tub and decking area."

    Great views towards the lake and the distant hills.

    Reviewed by KenApr 2019

  • "A wonderful time was had by the whole family."

    The cottage was excellent.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "Lovely house, comfortable and clean."

    Very useful file of information covering all sorts, especially the activities suitable for children. Nice walks right from the front door. Loved the hot tub (cleaned daily! )

    Reviewed by JuneOct 2018

  • "The house was lovely, spacious and well equipped, could do with a few more t-towels however that is all."

    Very pleased to see a recycling system in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2018

  • "This property was a really good base for the meeting of the clan and the children."

    Exactly as described in the brochure. It was comfortable and had everything that we needed.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2018

  • "Helen and Allan have created a wonderful holiday home from the original two bedroom bungalow to today's 14 person retreat."

    The furnishings and appointments were uniformly of a very high standard and clearly maintenance and best quality appointments were important to the hosts. We found the location ideal for our family gathering and the views from picture windows were enchanting especially when the local shepherd was working his sheep with three dogs simultaneously. It gave us a wonderful Lake District holiday -and the hot tub played its part, too!

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2018

  • "Perfect peaceful location, beautiful property plenty of space and every facility we needed."

    Wonderful views, lovely outdoor seating area and hot tub overlooking coniston lake. This property was fantastic for our reunion and would defiantly recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by GillianJun 2018

  • "House was perfect - met all of our needs in terms of space, comfort and location."

    We especially enjoyed the hot tub and decking area for breakfasts in the sun!

    Reviewed by SandraMay 2018

  • "The owner was very friendly and helpful."

    Lovely walk for evening meals at the Wilsons Arms nearby at Torver

    Reviewed by EileenApr 2018

  • "This is a fantastic house and the owners are lovely, If there was anything we wanted that was not provided we only had to ask."

    The house has a lovely warm welcoming feel to it which makes you feel at home straight away. All the rooms are tastefully decorated and the beds are extremely comfortable. The kitchen is well kitted out with everything you need for whatever you want to cook, even cake tins if you feel in the mood for baking. Both the dining room and the lounge have views to die for and the seating in both very comfortable. The hot tub was an added bonus and the decked patio area looked out over Coniston water. There were 10 of us staying + 2 dogs for 2 weeks and at no time did it feel crowded. We all had a fantastic holiday and could have stayed for ever. There is an excellent pub approx 1/2 mile walk down a footpath (ex railwayline) which does excellent food and allows dogs in the bar and also another on the way to Coniston, Probably about a mile away. The Fish and Chip shop in the village is excellent and so is Sara's Indian Restaurant and take away. There are 3 small supermarkets, the co op, a Premier shop and the spar at the garage, also an excellent bakers, so you can shop local if you do not want to spend your time travelling to Kendal for the major supermarkets. We would highly recommend this house and we intend to go back in the not to distant future.

    Reviewed by YvonneJul 2017

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful views and friendly helpful owners."

    Great walks on the doorstep. Ideal for family get together or friends reunion.

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2017

  • "Fantastic house."

    Well equipped and very clean Lovely layout with beautiful views. Owners were very helpful and friendly

    Reviewed by LyndaApr 2017

  • "Efficient booking and accurate brochure description by Sykes ."

    Wonderful cottage with perfect facilities for couples or family alike. Owners really friendly and welcoming. Loved the views and the hot tub. A really great holiday. We will be back!

    Reviewed by KathrynOct 2016

  • "Everything was lovely."

    The hot tub was the best feature, especially after a long hike. The location was excellent and the views were amazing.

    Reviewed by LionelJul 2016

  • "Such a beautiful house with excellent views, you could not have wished for more."

    Our large party took advantage of the hot tub which was well maintained and a highlight of the holiday. There were no complaints from any of us and would definitely recommend to anyone, we look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by DebbieNov 2015

  • "What an absolute gem."

    The views from the windows were breathtaking and the hot tub was fabulous.

    Reviewed by AvisOct 2015

  • "We loved the layout of the property that gave us a perfect balance of sociable family space and the ability to have private quiet time in the well equipped en-suite rooms."

    The location was great for exploring southern lakes and the views were stunning.

    Reviewed by PhillipOct 2015

  • "Had a brilliant stay at Browside."

    There was loads of space for everyone and every room was very comfy. The views were also stunning, especially from the hot tub! Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by DanielSep 2015

  • "The house was well equipped for a large family group with good bedrooms and lots of bathrooms."

    The location was excellent, we were able to walk to the lake in about 20 minutes and get access onto the lake. The views are wonderful and there is direct access to the Old Man of Coniston.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2015

  • "This is probably the best equipped and positioned cottage we have ever stayed in."

    The beds were lovely and comfortable, the cottage was very well equipped and the setting was perfect. There were lots of lovely walks nearby with Coniston a short walk away. I cannot recommend the cottage highly enough.

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2015

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The property

Coniston 2 miles.

A unique superb detached single-storey cottage, with a private hot tub available up until 10pm, excellent facilities and spectacular views over the surrounding fells down to Coniston Water.

This property is not suitable for hen/stag or party groups.

This excellent cottage near Coniston is perfect for enjoying the Lakeland fells in quiet and serene surroundings.

This Coniston cottage is ideal for restful family gatherings, with the bedrooms split up to give three sleeping areas.

The farmhouse-style kitchen has a range cooker, whilst the sitting room has a woodburning stove and soft comfortable sofas that everyone in the group can relax on after a hard day out on the fells.

The bright and sunny dining room seats 14, with two comfy chairs by the fireside and breathtaking views across the fields where the local sheep graze, down to Coniston Water.

This Coniston cottage has six bedrooms, five with superb en-suite facilities, with the master king-size double bedroom benefiting from superb lake views.

The private hot tub on the patio is ideal for sinking into at the end of a long, bracing walk in this tranquil and beautiful area.

There are numerous low-level walks around the lakeshore accessible within yards of this Coniston cottage, whilst the Old Man of Coniston will prove ideal for the more adventurous.

The whole area is perfect for mountain biking, with Grizedale Forest and Walna Scar within easy striking distance.

Coniston village is just 2 miles away, and Torver is only 0.5 miles along the old railway line path, handy for the daily papers and fresh home-made bread.

Bustling Ambleside is just 30 minutes' drive away and has a host of excellent restaurants, shops, and outdoor shops to explore.

Why not return via the Langdale Valley through Chapel Stile and Little Langdale, watching out for the Herdwick sheep who amble freely?

Return to your Coniston cottage and enjoy the lovely cosy woodburning stove and the relaxing hot tub to re-charge your batteries in peace and quiet ready for the next day.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 27287, together they sleep 18.


  • All ground floor
  • Six bedrooms with TVs: 2 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 8)
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Entrance hall with drying area.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • AGA range cooker, electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 7 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two travel cots and two highchairs on request
  • Off road parking for 6 cars, additional parking in lay-by along road on first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed garden and patio with furniture and hot tub
  • Bike storage with wash-off area
  • Charcoal BBQ.Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub and Coniston Water 10 mins walk
  • Note: This property is not suitable for hen/stag or party groups Note: Garden is enclosed but children and dogs should be supervised
  • Note: Hot tub available until 10pm
  • Note: 4pm check-in
  • Note: WiFi can be limited in the area
  • Note: AGA available November to March inc. Note: Property accessed by 9 external steps
  • Note: Owners live next door
  • Note: Dogs must not be left unattended in the property
  • Note: No stag/hen or party groups
  • Due to the current rule of 6, the price for this property has been reduced to accommodate a smaller party
  • Some of the rooms in the property will be unavailable
  • Please ask if you need further clarification on this regarding the number of guests and bedrooms needed
  • Note: There will be additional charges for electric car charging at the property.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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: The number of people occupying this property should not exceed the number stated on the Holiday Confirmation and there must not be any swapping of guests mid-week due to the size of the cottage. If you wish to invite additional guests, this must be agreed by the owner in advance.

Note: No stag/hen or party groups.

Note: This property only accepts Friday or Monday changeovers.

Note: There will be additional charges for electric car charging at the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
Book with confidence
If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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