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Grass Guards Cottage

Coniston (7mls W), Lake District
Visit England rating: 4 starsVisit England Gold Award
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 4 star Gold
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: 81263

To many who know the Lake District well, the Duddon Valley is the most beautiful and authentic valley in the Lake District, where you could easily believe that time has simply stood still. The River Duddon, which was immortalised by William Worthsworth, winds through the valley passing the beautiful hamlets of Ulpha and Seathwaite. There is plenty on offer for an amazing day out. Leave your car at the cottage and walk or cycle the numerous paths and tracks directly from Grass Guards. For the adventurous, climb at Wallowbarrow Crag or try wild swimming in the Duddon or nearby Eskdale Valley. Alternatively, travel over the stunning Wrynose Pass and through to the Langdale Valley or north over the challenging Hardknott Pass, the steepest road in England, pausing at Hardknott Roman Fort before descending to Eskdale and Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain. Head further to Wasdale and the majestic Wastwater, England's deepest lake.

 Inside, the spacious summer room has a large sofa and armchairs, and is flooded with light with French doors that open to the patio and garden beyond giving stunning views over the valley to Coniston Fells. The cosy lounge area with sofas and armchairs is set around the coffee table and Smart TV. The contemporary kitchen has views over Harter Fell and is the real heart of the home, offering everything you could need during your stay including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher. The large dining table is an ideal spot to enjoy a Lakeland breakfast or a beautiful home-cooked family dinner. There is also a utility room, equipped with freezer and washer/dryer, which leads into a cloakroom. Heading to the first floor, there are two beautifully presented bedrooms. The first is a double bedroom with breathtaking views across the valley and an en-suite bathroom with bath and WC. The second bedroom is a double zip-and-link (can be made into a twin upon request), with a view to Harter Fell, and is complemented by an en-suite shower room with a shower and WC.

Outside the cottage, there is a beautiful patio which is a sun trap any time of day and offers stunning views of the fells. There is also a lawned garden area and off-road parking for two cars.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 double zip-and-link (that can be made up as a twin on request)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC and 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
  • Utility room with freezer and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Patio with furniture and lawned garden
  • Pub 1.5 miles, shop 8.5 miles
  • Regret no dogs
  • Please note, the track entrance is not suitable for sports cars, and there is also a small ford to drive over
  • Internet is off a satellite and is not suitable for downloading, only browsing

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

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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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Sleeps: 8 | Bedrooms: 4

£992 - £2232

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