Open plan living space
Sit and unwind
View to the property with a glimpse of Coniston Water behind
Stunning location
Double bedroom
Modern bathroom with bath and overhead shower
Twin bedroom
Beautiful scenery
Challenging hikes
Enjoy the tranquil surroundings
Enjoy a scenic walk
1 / 11  Open plan living space
2 / 11  Sit and unwind
3 / 11  View to the property with a glimpse of Coniston Water behind
4 / 11  Stunning location
5 / 11  Double bedroom
6 / 11  Modern bathroom with bath and overhead shower
7 / 11  Twin bedroom
8 / 11  Beautiful scenery
9 / 11  Challenging hikes
10 / 11  Enjoy the tranquil surroundings
11 / 11  Enjoy a scenic walk

Hay Barn

Coniston, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: LCC22


If your idea of the perfect Lake District holiday is to have magnificent lake views, walks from your doorstep up onto mountain paths, a village within walking distance and plenty of activities both on and around the water, then the Hay Barn will be a perfect choice.

Hay Barn adjoins Bracken Barn, both sitting opposite Heathwaite Farm and Cottage. All overlook and have wonderful views of Coniston Water, and lie on the lower slopes of Coniston Old Man. Set in some ninety acres of grazing meadow and fell, in the heart of the Lake District, the properties are approached by steep narrow lanes from the village, which open onto a long private drive. Paths lead on up to the summit, giving the walker a stunning panoramic view of the Lake District.

Wildlife is abundant, with Buzzards soaring overhead, Green Woodpeckers hammering trees and Swallows performing avian aerobatics in and out of the old barns. The surrounding meadow is grazed by Herdwick sheep and cattle, which on occasion, are driven into the farmyard for dipping and shearing, a fascinating sight for children and adults alike - keep the camera ready.

Living Spaces

Hay Barn is bank built. You step into a small hall where a short flight of steps takes you up to the open plan living space. The sitting room area is of a good size, with comfortable sofas set under a beamed ceiling and, to add a little atmosphere, a living gas fire. All very perfect for tucking up in the evenings after your days exploration.

The kitchen is open plan to the sitting room, well equipped to self-cater. There is a small separate dining room, comfortably furnished and ideal for lazy lunches or tasty dinners long into the night.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

From the hall, the stairs take you to the lower level and the two bedrooms. One is a double the other a twin. Finally, there is a bathroom with bath, overhead shower, basin and WC.

Garden Spaces

Although there is no garden as such, a garden bench provides a spot to enjoy a coffee take in the fell. To the front is the shared farm courtyard, around this you can explore the surrounding meadows and fell and find the perfect spot for a picnic.

The owners have a few free-ranging hens, known collectively as The Girls, wandering around. It is possible to purchase eggs on site.

The Location

Coniston Water, the village and the Old Man are three icons of the Lake District. Set in the very heart of the National Park this area has been a long-time favourite for walkers, climbers along with those that prefer a gentler, more relaxed holiday.

The village is welcoming with shops, inns and cafes and down at the boating centre you can hire boats to take out onto the water or take a trip on the lake cruisers or the ridiculously beautiful steam yacht Gondola.

The mountain is climbable by any reasonably fit person, with well-marked tracks to the summit. Even if you only go part way the view will be memorable.

East of the lake is the huge Grizedale Forest. A centre for all things woodland, there are trails that take you on a nine-mile route, where on the way you can spot the many sculptures created by resident and visiting artists. At the visitor centre bikes can be hired for mountain biking, and at Go-Ape, the tree top assault course, you can find your inner Tarzan.

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

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  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Separate WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher
  • Shared laundry facilities
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, and heating included
  • 1 dog allowed - safe outdoor space
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Linda 12th October 2019

The cottage is purfect, if you like peace and quiet.

Reviewed by Georgie 7th September 2019

Perfect location if you're visiting for a walking holiday as there are footpaths right on your doorstep. Views of Coniston Water out of one window and Old Man of Coniston from another, perfect! The photos of the cottage don't do it justice, it is bigger than it looks! Note the road/drive up is very narrow and steep in places, we drove as little as Read morepossible. Hide

Reviewed by Chloe 29th June 2019

Absolutely wonderful home from home. I especially loved eating my dinner with a great view of lake Coniston, and being able to walk straight out from the house onto footpaths. The cottage was cosy, and had everything we needed for the week (plus one of the nicest bathrooms ever!)

Reviewed by Stephen 15th June 2019

Great view from dining room window of Coniston Water. Accommodation very spacious

Reviewed by Glenn 3rd June 2019

A lovely cottage. Perfect for what we needed for our stay with everything provided. It is not a walk into the village. We drove every time! But there is free parking on the road at the bottom of the hill and you can easily walk to all the amenities once there. We went to all pubs in the centre of the village. Black Bull is old style, perfect for a Read morepint of locally brewed ale. Food is lovely in the yewtree but our favourite was by far and away the Crown Inn. With parking too for that drive down! Hide

Reviewed by Raymond 25th May 2019

A very comfortable and well-equipped cottage in a lovely, peaceful setting. Due to the location (set into a hill), walking up to the property from the village and walking in the fields around the cottage could be quite challenging for some guests; access to a car to get into the village was essential, especially for grocery shopping. However, we haRead mored a fantastic week and would happily stay there again. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 13th May 2019

Beautiful location, bit of a climb to get there in the car but well worth it . Property was much better than the pictures showed. Would recommend it to anyone with pets or without

Reviewed by Mileah 30th March 2019

Me and my partner had a great stay here , stunning location . The cottage was very relaxing worth the money the bathroom was lovely aswell though the hot water ran out quickly.

Reviewed by Mark June 2017

My daughter and I had a fantastic few days in Coniston, staying in Hay Barn Cottage.I have stayed there before and therefore knew that I liked both the location, the cottage and also your support. I also know that I would be happy to stay there again and I hope to as it is a fantastic location.

Reviewed by The Gray Family February 2016

Thank you so much we have had a super week. Amazing weather, great walks and some very nice meals top tips for pub meals Drunken Duck Inn & Blacksmiths Arms. Loved our cottage, very comfortably and the views are stunning. Going home with a happy, tired dog! Thank you.

Reviewed by Barton January 2016

Came for some rest and relaxation and surprised ourselves how much we just had to get out and enjoy the beautiful village of Coniston! Farm walk was such fun! Weather has been brilliant, with snow to top of the wonderful views. Hope to return soon, perfect cottage. Thank you.

Reviewed by Ishewood family August 2015

A lovely holiday, such a peaceful cottage. Wonderful walks and views. Thank you so much for sharing your home.

Reviewed by Davis family July 2015

A lovely place with beautiful views, could not ask for a lovelier cottage. Great time 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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