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Coniston, Lake District
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 4 star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
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Property code: LCC21

Overview - The Estate & Lake

Grizedale is one of three adjoining holiday cottages located on the North East tip of Coniston Water. Along with two other adjacent holiday properties and a row of traditional stone outbuildings, the cottages are set around a triangular courtyard on a small country estate and enjoy access to the estate's private lake shore and jetties. All about 1.5 miles easy walk into Coniston village for shops, restaurants and cafes.

This area was much favoured by such literary lights as Tennyson, Turner and later Arthur Ransome, author of the much-loved children's series of novels The Swallows & Amazons. Each drew inspiration from the surroundings where the views give a deep sense of the power and beauty of the Lake District landscape.

Today each cottage offers guests the perfect destination set in one of the finest locations in the central Lake District, where the view is filled by the high peaks of Coniston's mountain range, reflected in deep waters.


Surrounding the cottages are beautiful gardens and Lakeland countryside and although the grounds are mainly open and shared, there is plenty of space to find a private, quiet spot. A meadow sweeps down to the lake shore where there are three jetties, which for a small fee guests may use for their own boats. With eight hundred yards of shore to explore and the whole lake to play on, in and by, you have the ideal recipe for the perfect Lakeland holiday.

Grizedale is one of the three adjoining cottages, created from an old 18th-century stable set around the central courtyard. Shared with Wetherlam, you have a large, peaceful and shady garden area in which to relax, and enjoy the spectacular view. The short walk down the track brings you to the lake shore and the private jetties.

The Living Spaces

You step into a cosy sitting room with a welcoming log burning stove, a large sofa and armchair, nice furnishings and with a gentle light spilling into the room from the deep-set windows.

The kitchen is well equipped, light and airy and just the right size for dining.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Upstairs are two comfortable double bedrooms, with the master double offering an extra single bed, for those that wish to use it as a family room. The bathroom has a bath with an overbath shower, hand basin and W.C.

Gardens, Grounds & The Lake Shore

To the front of Grizedale you have your own little private garden space along with further use of the wider grounds, wonderful views, and the freedom and pleasure of the lake shore. All in all, Grizedale Cottage will offer the perfect holiday. Good accommodation, views of our magnificent mountains, private lake access shared by other properties on the estate and all set in the heart of Cumbria's Lake District.

Out & About

Coniston village sits at the northwest tip of Coniston Water, sheltered in the lea of the Coniston mountain range and in the very heart of the Lake District. The village is welcoming with shops, cafes, pubs, a couple of restaurants, petrol station and a church.

One of our favourite lakes, much of the shoreline is accessible to explore and, at Coniston’s Boating Centre you can hire all manner of boats from canoes to little motorboats.

The big walk is to tackle Coniston Old Man. A true mountain it has easily defined tracks to the summit, where the reward is a spectacular view.

Running down the east shore of the lake is the Grizedale Forest. A day out in itself, the many paths and tracks take you on scenic walks and cycle rides under the canopy of ancient and new woodland, passing the many sculptures that have been created along the trails.

To ensure exclusivity and uninterrupted enjoyment for all resident guests, occasional non-resident visitors are allowed for short visits to the properties only by prior arrangement with the owners. Thank-you

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

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  • Bedrooms – 1 king-size bedroom with additional single bed and 1 double bedroom
  • Bathroom – Bath with an over-bath shower
  • Woodburner (Logs available to pre-order £8 per bag. Contact us for further information)
  • Kitchen – Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Washing and drying facilities available in shared laundry room with small honesty charge
  • Bed linen, towels, electricity and night storage heating included
  • Nursery equipment – There is a small charge for this, please contact us for further information
  • TV and DVD player
  • iPod Dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden furniture 
  • BBQs available 
  • Regret no pets
  • Shared covered bike storage, please advise us if you wish to use this
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Arrival from 4pm
  • Lakeside access
  • Pub 1.5 Miles 
  • For guests who wish to bring their own sailing boats a jetty fee of £25 and the usual Coniston Water regulations apply. Please contact us for further details
  • Maximum occupancy - 5

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Fiona 11th October 2019

We had a wonderful week in Grizedale cottage. Very well equipped and comfortable. Really enjoyed a real fire every evening. The view down by the lake is breathtaking, we managed to see a couple of sunsets down there. It was a great bonus to have direct access to the lake. Despite being attached to two other cottages we didnt hear a peep from our neRead moreighbours. Everything was so peaceful! Thoroughly recommend Steam Bistro in the village but book before you arrive or you wont get in. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 16th September 2019

Grizedale is perfect, couldn't have asked for anything more. Perfect location and Richard very welcoming. Didn't want to leave and already planning our next stay which will hopefully be for 2 weeks next time.

Reviewed by Susan 26th July 2019

If you're looking for lake frontage to bring your own dinghy / canoe to then this is the place for you. Well maintained cottages and outdoor space in a beautiful spot. Walking distance of Coniston village for provisions and pubs (just over one mile).

Reviewed by Mary 7th July 2019

Lovely cosy cottage with lovely grounds and an amazing view over the lake and fells.

Reviewed by Sarah 1st January 2019

The Grizedale was a lovely cottage in a stunning setting - you can literally walk out your door to amazing walks & scenery. The owners are lovely & friendly. Would thoroughly recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Lynnette 22nd December 2018

Great location. Very good restaurants in close proximity. Beautifully decorated cottage with everything we needed.

Reviewed by Sven 28th October 2018

Lovely and very well equipped cottage with direct lake access. The location is perfect with stunning views over the lake. The owners are very friendly and helpful with great stories to tell.

Reviewed by Steven October 2017

We had a great time at the cottage thank you so much for allowing us to book, we would be keen to do something next year.We felt the cottage has more than required in terms of what was provided tea towels, kitchen utensils etc. Thank you again, we had a superb time.

Reviewed by Babette July 2017

We had a lovely week! Thank you very much.

Reviewed by Katie June 2016

The cottage is delightful, the grounds running down to Coniston Water beautiful and the owner could not have been more helpful and obliging.We took full advantage of the private jetty and mooring and bought our Wayfarer boat with us. The facilities for launching and mooring your own boat were fantastic - we have not found better anywhere else in thRead moree UK. It was all very easy and the sailing was great. The Coniston sailing club were also very welcoming and we joined in a few races with them over the weekend. A perfect spot for a sailing holiday. Many thanks! Hide

Reviewed by Huber family June 2016

Fab two weeks, very clean, well equipped and friendly, helpful hosts. Will come again.

Reviewed by Wilson family May 2016

Second stay here, very clean and well equipped. Weather good all week.

Reviewed by May, Stanley, Elizabeth & James April 2016

We had an amazing time in the beautiful cottage, thank you.

Reviewed by Coldman family January 2016

Lovely, clean and comfortable. Had a fantastic stay. Couldn't fault it!

Reviewed by Chris & Julie December 2015

Thank you for a wonderful Christmas! It was simply fabulous!

Reviewed by Jack, Jenny, Jenifer & Ian October 2015

Great cottage lovely views, its fantastic that the lake is so close. Thank you.

Reviewed by Hodgkinson October 2015

Beautiful cottage and grounds. We have had a fantastic holiday. Thank you

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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.

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