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Grass Guards House

Coniston (7mls W), Lake District
Visit England rating: 4 starsVisit England Gold Award
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
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: 81264

Surrounded by the majestic scenery of the Dunnerdale Valley with its meandering salmon rivers, rugged fells and pockets of ancient woodland is this gem of a property that sleeps up to eight guests in comfort. The handy location means you could soon be exploring the ethereally pretty Coniston Water 16 miles away, or treading the pretty cobbled streets of Hawkshead, a village popular with Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Inspired by your adventures and ready to unwind in style, your holiday accommodation aims to please with a roaring wood burner and cosy interiors.

Wander through the attractive garden and leave your muddy shoes and coats by the door, heading inside your cosy abode ready to hunker down with hot chocolate and homemade cake. Traditional beams, exposed stone and surprisingly contemporary details feature throughout, whether you are snuggled up by the wood burner in the lounge or cooking up a fabulous feast in the generous kitchen. There’s a large table for dining, and the patio is a wonderful place to start your morning with fresh coffee and views of the fells. Your sleeping quarters are a treat with four bedrooms in total, two of which have their own en-suite bathrooms and the remainder share the family bathroom.

Plan a staycation that is as active as you please, enjoying water sports on Coniston Water and lacing up your boots ready to scale the scenic trails. Elterwater 13 miles away offers walks straight out of a fairy tale, where you can enjoy walks downstream to admire the waterfalls and refuel in one of two friendly pubs. Grasmere 20 miles away is a delightful destination for an afternoon excursion, be sure to pick up a chunk of the famous gingerbread as you explore the quintessential village.

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

  • April and May 2021 BOOKINGS - Only one household accepted. At this time, the owners have chosen to only make 3 of the 4 bedrooms at Grass Guards House available. The double bedroom with the en-suite will be closed off and will allow for a maximum of 6 guests to stay.
  • 4 bedrooms - 2 king-size zip-and-link (both can be made into can be twin beds upon request) and 2 doubles
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC, 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, and dishwasher
  • Utility room with fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Patio and garden area with seating
  • Pub 1.5 miles and shop 8.5 miles
  • Regret no pets
  • Please note, the forestry track to the property is approx. 1.5 miles and is not suitable for sports cars - 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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Reviewed by Judy 4th June 2021

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Wonderful well equipped accommodation. Great for walking. Very isolated , so only suitable for those who enjoy this.

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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.

1 more property at this location

Grass Guards Cottage

Grass Guards Cottage

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£718 - £1,437

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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