Fantastically spacious garden
Perfect for a sunny day
Cosy up with the woodburner
Look out to the patio
Thoughtful touches
Pretty double bedroom
Tastefully decorated
Twin room
Stylish finishes
Walled patio area
Beautiful garden
Stunning local scenery
Lovely spot for a BBQ
View to the property
Stunning local scenery
1 / 18  Fantastically spacious garden
2 / 18  Perfect for a sunny day
3 / 18  Cosy up with the woodburner
4 / 18  Look out to the patio
5 / 18  Lounge
6 / 18  Thoughtful touches
7 / 18  Kitchen
8 / 18  Pretty double bedroom
9 / 18  Tastefully decorated
10 / 18  Bathroom
11 / 18  Twin room
12 / 18  Stylish finishes
13 / 18  Walled patio area
14 / 18  Beautiful garden
15 / 18  Stunning local scenery
16 / 18  Lovely spot for a BBQ
17 / 18  View to the property
18 / 18  Stunning local scenery

Garden House

Coniston, Lake District
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
VE 4 star Gold
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: LCC17


Set in the heart of the lake district, the Townson Ground Estate lies at the eastern side of Coniston Water, offering easy access to the many areas of shoreline open to the public, along with excellent walks and a nearby village.

Garden House is one of a group of six adjoining, individually owned houses and cottages and makes an ideal holiday cottage for couples, families with up to two children or parties of three adults (although parties of four adults are welcome).

Garden House adjoins Townson Ground House to the rear, providing a private aspect. Approached either by steps from the lane or a path from the car park, this little cottage looks out onto a sunny patio and lawned garden with a perfect view of the mountains.

The village of Coniston lies about a mile and a quarter around the lake, offering shops, cafes and a number of good pubs serving locally brewed ale.

Owners Angela & Craig continue to delight in Garden House and endeavour to provide an Eco, local and fair-trade experience for their guest's enjoyment and comfort.

The Living Space

Built all on one level, you enter into the sitting-dining room with contemporary furnishings, bright sunny windows and as a focal point, a cheery log burning stove for those cooler months, to settle in front of after a day exploring the local fells and enjoy a movie on the Smart TV.

The kitchen is compact and thoughtfully equipped having everything you need to prepare hearty dinners or light lunches, along with the Welcome Tray and delightful Breakfast and Coffee Suggestion Box that Angela leaves for her guests.

A separate private slate-built utility room at the driveway entrance offers laundry facilities, portable barbecue and storage for two bikes, canoes or kayaks for those guests that wish to bring them.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

With Garden House all on one level there are two bedrooms, one the master double elegantly furnished, the other a compact pretty twin perhaps more suited to children. The fully tiled bathroom is fitted with bath, overhead shower, WC and basin.

Garden Space

Outside the garden is a real delight, with walled patio and shrub bordered lawn, offering the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or barbecue with a glass of wine and relax with mountain views and evening sun.

With the lake so close, plenty of walks and a good village a short distance away, the Garden House is perfect for couples or a small family, ideal to explore central Lakeland.

The Location

Set in the very heart of the Lake District at the northwest tip of Coniston Water, Coniston village is a bustling community with a fine church, shops, a post office, cafes, a local brewery and five good pubs.

There is much to do, the location perfect for outdoor pursuits; climbing, walking, cycling and water sport holidays. On all points of the compass there are trails, leafy forest paths, tracks and lakeshores to explore, and you need travel very little to find a new and exciting landscape.

Coniston Water is one of our favourite lakes where the shore and the whole lake open to the public. In the village, at the boating centre you can hire rowing boats, sailing dinghies, kayaks and canoes or my favourite, the small motorboats, perfect for a day out exploring the hidden bays and wooded coves. The Centre also hires mountain bikes and electric bikes to help get you around the lanes and up onto the fells.

For walking, climbing and mountain biking the choice is huge, with the whole of the mountain range to explore. The Old Man of Coniston stands at 2635 feet and is very popular, offering various well-marked paths to the summit. If you only go part way the view will be spectacular, the pint in the pub on your return all the more delicious.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double with Smart TV and 1 twin
  • Bathroom - with shower over bath and WC
  • Smart TV/DVD and DAB radio
  • Wi-Fi included (Ultra fast fibre broadband)
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome (secure crate available on request)
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Bike/canoe storage
  • Shops and pubs just over 1 mile
  • £100 refundable security deposit payable prior to arrival

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 43 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew 28th February 2020

Superb cottage just out of the village. We will be back.

Reviewed by Abbi 7th February 2020

Absolutely beautiful, everything had been thought of by the owners and there was even some treats left for our arrival. The log burner was great and the option to buy extra dry logs was perfect. Lovely thought having dog bowls etc available as they can often be forgotten whilst packing. The cottage location was ideal for walks to Coniston and the vRead moreiews were fabulous on a cold frosty morning. Parking was also handy. Our timing with storm Ciara was our only issue but we enjoyed regardless. Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 20th December 2019

We had a wonderful Christmas week in The Garden House. The cottage had been beautifully decorated (including a real tree!) ready for our arrival , with thoughtful gifts underneath the tree for the children and even treats left for the dogs :-) . So many thoughtful touches throughout the property too- we particularly enjoyed the pancakes and fruit cRead moreake! Cottage was very well equipped - there was no problem cooking Christmas dinner! Location was super too. All in all a fabulous week Hide

Reviewed by Peter 1st November 2019

We cant speak highly enough as to how welcoming The Garden House was in Coniston. Everything down to the smallest detail has been thought of by the Owners.

Reviewed by The Knights October 2019

What a wonderful pace. So warm and inviting, everything thought of. The private utility room is an added bonus. Just love this house and all it offers.

Reviewed by Stuart 27th September 2019

This cottage for my wife and I was perfect. Just enough of the beaten track to not be in solitude but plenty of peace and quiet. The garden was perfect for our two hounds as it was completely enclosed. just short walks from the door to some wonderful sights . The cottage is bijou but ample for two. I think possibly very snug for four adults. But AnRead moregela excells in providing wonderful warm welcome with all the thoughtful gifts waiting for you on your arrival. So clean, so warm, and so welcoming, Hide

Reviewed by The Gardners September 2019

The Garden House exceeded our expectations and provided the perfect base for daily walks around the hills, lakes and woods. Thank you so much for the attention to detail you provided at the cottage. The welcome pack and all the nice little touches made this a great place to stay and one we would certainly want to come back to in the future.

Reviewed by Ruth 13th September 2019

We have just spent a week in The Garden Cottage and it was perfect. The cottage is spotlessly clean and the most well equipped cottage I have ever stayed in. The welcome pack is lovely, even down to leaving a dog treat and ball. I would thoroughly recommend the cottage for anyone looking for a peaceful getaway and relax. The walking and footpaths aRead moreround the cottage are perfect too. Hide

Reviewed by Paula and Dave September 2019

We arrived at The Garden House in sparkling sunshine. A fantastic location and beautiful cosy cottage. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and for the gifts and treats for our two Cocker Spaniels. Your attention to detail makes the cottage a delight. The garden is beautiful and we enjoyed the views. A great stay in a beautiful location.

Reviewed by Ms T Lee September 2019

Lovely stay at The Garden House, enjoyed it all. Welcome packs were really appreciated. Thank you. Will definitely recommend to others for a delightful Lakes stay.

Reviewed by Sarah 9th August 2019

A beautiful cottage, very well presented and equipped, with lots of thoughtful touches. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Mr M Ruston July 2019

We have had such a great week doing many activities including kayaking on Coniston, biking at Whinlatter & Grizedale, Go Ape at Grizedale etc. We have absolutely loved the cottage and look forward to coming back. We will definitely recommend it to others.

Reviewed by Mrs J Dootson July 2019

Great stay enjoyed by us all. Cottage is nice and cosy. Lovely walks in the area and no need to use the car. Amazing scenery all around.

Reviewed by Mrs P Tucker July 2019

Many thanks for such a comfortable and clean property-great base with some lovely walks. Welcome pack much appreciated.

Reviewed by Tracy 5th July 2019

I would recommend to anyone without a dog it is a beautiful location and they have provided everything you could need and it is only 5 min walk to lake coniston shoreline

Reviewed by Sarah 21st June 2019

Excellent cottage - very comfortable and nice little extra touches to make your stay even better. Great location for walking and some peace and quiet.

Reviewed by Chris 14th June 2019

The Garden House is exactly as per the listing. It is small overall but perfectly ok as a base for exploring the area, easily accommodating up to a family of four.

Reviewed by Justine 31st May 2019

A lovey cottage in a beautiful location so thoughtfully equipped. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Martin 24th May 2019

Great location and a lovely house, feels much bigger than it is. Garden does not have evening sunlight (due to trees on a neighbouring property) but fantastic place. Very comfortable, well equipped and clean.

Reviewed by Michael 20th May 2019

Had a fantastic time, the cottage and surrounding area was lovely, all the special touches were really appreciated.

Reviewed by Lee 3rd May 2019

We had a fantastic week at the Garden House. The property was immaculately clean & the owner had left some nice gifts for us & the dog to welcome us to our new home for the week. The house is only a short walk from the edge of Coniston Lake and the view from the garden over the fields is beautiful. The garden is fully enclosed so great for pet owneRead morers & the location is a short distance away from Coniston village or Ambleside. Windermere is only a 25 min drive away too. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 29th April 2019

We stayed in the cottage at the beginning of May with our dog. Set in a very peaceful location the cottage is a pleasant 15 minute walk from Coniston. The living area and kitchen are small but very tastefully presented. The the bedrooms are a good size and well decorated. Gareden area is fully enclosed and has a wonderful view. We shall return!

Reviewed by Rachel and June April 2019

We should alert those who are about to experience The Garden House for the first time, as we have this week, that they are in for a real treat. From the welcome gifts on arrival - even a surprise for two year old Catalan Sheepdog, Shima - the good vibes and thoughtful touches just kept coming. We could go on at length about how well appointed thRead moree accommodation is; with attention to detail, an eye for presentation and consideration for the comfort and convenience of their visitors, Angela and Craig have created a very special holiday home in a beautiful location. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 26th April 2019

A wonderful stay at the Garden House, it is really a home from home. My little girl loved the presents that had been left for her as did I! In my opinion, the best view in the Lakes and all of the home comforts you could need, as well as lots of little extras. Fantastic and will be returning!

Reviewed by June 22nd April 2019

We should alert those about to experience The Garden House for the first time, as we have this Easter, that they are in for a real treat. From the welcome gifts - even for Catalan Sheepdog, Shima - the good vibes and thoughtful touches just kept coming. Angela & Craig with an eye for presentation, attention to detail and for the comfort of guests, Read morehave created a well appointed holiday home in a beautiful location with access to East Lake shore. Perfect for me, my daughter & Shima. June&Rachel Hide

Reviewed by Cliff & Paulibe Vannet & Hamish March 2019

What a lovely holiday house! We have had a most enjoyable week here- in dry weather with some glorious walking. We have not ventured far given the splendid walks there are around Coniston and on this side of the lake. The walks in the pamphlet are recommended. Thank you to the owners for the welcoming treats-much enjoyed especially by our 4 legged Read morefriends. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 1st March 2019

We enjoyed a great holiday in this well designed , cozy, easily maintainable, spottlessly clean and well equipped bungalow which was great for us and our two Labradors despite it being much smaller than it looks from the photograph. The Garden House is only the small triangular bit at the bottom. The garden is also smaller than it appears but perfeRead morect for the dogs. The welcome gifts and provisions were thoughtful and much appreciated. The bedrooms are a good size and comfortable Hide

Reviewed by Lisa, Phil, Jack, Theo, Bobby & Coco February 2019

Thank you for enabling us to share your beautiful cottage. We have had a lovely week of fresh air and family time! We hired a boat on Coniston Water, visited Brantwood up the lane and enjoyed a beautiful meal at Steam in the village. Thank you for making us feel so welcome. We will definitely be telling our friends and family about The Garden HouseRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Sue, Dan, Max & Lucy February 2019

Lovely cottage! Max in particular loved his gift. Thank you. Fab holiday, lots of walking and baking!

Reviewed by Michelle 28th January 2019

Garden house was the perfect cottage it had everything we needed and more. very clean, warm and cosy. The owners left gifts fo us and our dog which was a lovely thought. Ideal location

Reviewed by Sean, Victoria, Bella, Teddy & Winston December 2018

.The Minnican family have really enjoyed the cosy, beautiful home from home cottage that Angela and Craig have provided. we have enjoyed lots of walks and meals out. The views from the garden are breathtaking and so calm and peaceful. Bella and Teddy would like to thank you for leaving them Christmas gifts. It made it so magical and a brilliant staRead morert to our stay. We loved our stay so much and can't wait to book again. Hide

Reviewed by James, Rosa, Faith & Pippi December 2018

A lovely, cosy and comfortable Christmas at the Garden House. We wanted to escape what is increasingly a consumer Christmas. A very generous and thoughtful welcome with food and drinks and the cottage looked so festive too. We had everything we needed. Thank you for providing for both humans and hounds.

Reviewed by Andrew 26th October 2018

A really well equipped cottage in a beautiful location. We had a lovely week staying in The Garden House - it had everything we needed for our family of 4 and our 2 dogs. Really warm and cosey. Great location near Coniston Water. Convenient parking. We appreciated the well equipped utility room which had a washer/dryer.

Reviewed by Alice & Tom October 2018

We had a fantastic time staying at The Garden House-just what we both needed! The kitchen is so well equipped and for two keen foodies, we've made the most of it! Thank you for being such fantastic hosts!

Reviewed by Sally, Roger & Mossy September 2018

We had a wonderful week. This cottage was perfect for us-absolutely everything we needed and more. Excellent location for walking.

Reviewed by Sally 28th September 2018

The cottage is extremely well-equipped, very comfortable and beautifully decorated and furnished. The kitchen had absolutely everything we needed; the beds were very comfortable; everywhere was spotlessly clean. Considerable kind thought has gone into this cottage to ensure that guests really enjoy their stay. The location is excellent; you can walRead morek from the cottage up into Grizedale, down to Coniston and over to Tarn Hows. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 21st September 2018

Good location. Very clean cottage and well equipped. Lovely welcome pack so we could have tea and cake after our long journey! The lounge and the kitchen were smaller than expected, but just enough room for 3 adults and 2 big dogs. Really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by John, Karen, Ruby & Henry September 2018

Enjoyed staying in your lovely cottage. Lots of walks from the cottage including Tarn Hows. Enjoyed visiting Grizedale Forest following the 'Carron Crag' trail. We wore our two dogs out!

Reviewed by James, Jude, Izzy, Ann September 2018

Had a wonderful time at a lovely cottage and many thanks for the welcome pack. The weather was kind and a real bonus. We enjoyed the area and our trips out! We would love to come back soon. Many thanks.

Reviewed by James 3rd September 2018

A beautiful little cottage in a beautiful peaceful location. The cottage was very clean and very comfortable for the four of us plus our two dogs. It had everything and more and the welcome gifts were a very nice surprise. I am looking forward to booking another booking in the future.

Reviewed by Irene 24th August 2018

Lovely cosy cottage in a perfect spot!

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Fantastically spacious garden
Perfect for a sunny day
Cosy up with the woodburner
Look out to the patio
Thoughtful touches
Pretty double bedroom
Tastefully decorated
Twin room
Show 6 moreStylish finishes


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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