A wonderful lakeside retreat
A warm welcome awaits
Cosy lounge with roaring fire
Time to put your feet up and enjoy your favourite blockbuster
Relax after a long day of exploring
Prepare your family's favourite meals
Dip your feet into the lake on a lazy summer afternoon
The beautiful Coniston Water
King-size bedroom with delicate decor
King-size bedroom with additional single bed
Double bedroom
Extensive shared grounds
Alfresco dining
Take time to take in the peaceful surroundings
In a unique position by the lake
Take a trip on the refurbished steam boat, the Gondola
A wonderful location for keen walkers
Stunning and idyllic location
Roam around the area
Boats for hire nearby
Beautiful surroundings
Enjoy the fresh air
Coniston Water
Explore your surroundings
Watch the sun go down
Beautiful by day or night
1 / 27  A wonderful lakeside retreat
2 / 27  A warm welcome awaits
3 / 27  Cosy lounge with roaring fire
4 / 27  Time to put your feet up and enjoy your favourite blockbuster
5 / 27  Relax after a long day of exploring
6 / 27  Prepare your family's favourite meals
7 / 27  Dip your feet into the lake on a lazy summer afternoon
8 / 27  The beautiful Coniston Water
9 / 27  King-size bedroom with delicate decor
10 / 27  King-size bedroom with additional single bed
11 / 27  Bathroom
12 / 27  Double bedroom
13 / 27  Extensive shared grounds
14 / 27  Alfresco dining
15 / 27  Take time to take in the peaceful surroundings
16 / 27  In a unique position by the lake
17 / 27  Take a trip on the refurbished steam boat, the Gondola
18 / 27  A wonderful location for keen walkers
19 / 27  Stunning and idyllic location
20 / 27  Roam around the area
21 / 27  Boats for hire nearby
22 / 27  Beautiful surroundings
23 / 27  Enjoy the fresh air
24 / 27  Coniston Water
25 / 27  Explore your surroundings
26 / 27  Watch the sun go down
27 / 27  Beautiful by day or night


Coniston, Cumbria
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 surrounds 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, and for a small fee guests may moor their own boats or those hired from the Coniston Boating Centre. With eight hundred yards of shore to explore and the whole lake to muck about 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 plump 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 overhead 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 and all set in the heart of Cumbria's Lake District.


Boat Mooring - Use Of Lakeside

  • Guests may bring their own craft to a maximum of 26ft. The jetties lie across a meadow.
  • Jetty fee for boats and dinghies £25 to include 4x4 tow if required.
  • Please include any fees when you send the booking form.
  • Canoes, windsurfers etc no charge.
  • For boat hire - Coniston Boating Centre Tel 015394 41366
  • PLEASE NOTE - To preserve the peace of all estate properties; the facilities, grounds and lakeside are strictly for use of resident guests.
  • Use of all facilities is at the guests' own risk.

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.

One of our favourite lakes, much of the shoreline is accessible to explore and, at the boating centre in the village, you can hire all manner of boats from canoes to little motorboats.

The village offers shops, cafes and inns, the oldest the Black Bull, serving good pub grub and its own local brewed ales.

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 track take you on a 9-mile route under the canopy of ancient and new woodland, passing the many sculptures that have been created along the trail.

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
  • 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

This property is personally managed by Chantelle.

Guest comments

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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A wonderful lakeside retreat
A warm welcome awaits
Cosy lounge with roaring fire
Time to put your feet up and enjoy your favourite blockbuster
Relax after a long day of exploring
Prepare your family's favourite meals
Dip your feet into the lake on a lazy summer afternoon
The beautiful Coniston Water
King-size bedroom with delicate decor
King-size bedroom with additional single bed
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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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