View towards the cottage
Open-plan living space
Kitchen area
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
PIcturesque scenery
Challenging hikes
Scenic walks
Enjoy the tranquility
Explore your surroundings
1 / 10  View towards the cottage
2 / 10  Open-plan living space
3 / 10  Kitchen area
4 / 10  Double bedroom
5 / 10  Twin bedroom
6 / 10  PIcturesque scenery
7 / 10  Challenging hikes
8 / 10  Scenic walks
9 / 10  Enjoy the tranquility
10 / 10  Explore your surroundings

Heathwaite Cottage

Coniston, Lake District
Visit England rating: 3 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
VE 3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: LCC23


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 Heathwaite Farm Cottage may well be for you.

Approached by a steep narrow lane and set around the old farmyard, the cottage along with adjoining Heathwaite Farm and, lying across the farmyard, Bracken and Hay Barn, all are surrounded by meadow and pasture, with footpaths leading to the summit of the Coniston Old Man, 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.

A meadow path leads down to the village where there are shops, cafes and inns and, down by the lake, you can hire rowing, sailing and little powered boats.

Living Spaces

From the stone porch, you step into the open plan living space. To one side, down a small step, is a little kitchen area, perfectly well equipped to prepare warming meals after a day on the fell.

The main area is your sitting - dining room. A comfortable sofa and armchairs, along with occasional furniture and a small dining table all sit under timber beams and a fire glows in the stone hearth. Add a little candlelight, some good company and you have the perfect cosy sitting room, for both winter and summer.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Off a small hall is the downstairs shower room with basin and WC. The stairs lead to an open landing, off which lie the two bedrooms. Both are small but cosy, one a double the other a twin.

Garden Spaces

The grounds are shared with the other properties. To the front of the cottage is a little grassy slope or a seating area just opposite in front of barn doors where you can sit out with a glass of wine and nearby, all around, you can wander off onto the fell for a picnic and find a special view.

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

The cottage is very traditional and would be equally suited to a small family or a couple looking for a cosy romantic retreat.

The Location

Set in the heart of The Lake District, Coniston is popular with walkers and those that enjoy getting on the water. The village offers plenty of shops, cafes, pubs and inns, the oldest being the Black Bull serving up its own microbrewed ales.

The big mountain is The Coniston Old Man, rising over the village and lake. Climbable by any reasonably fit person, there are 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 fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

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  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • Shower room with shower and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher
  • Shared freezer and laundry facilities
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, and heating included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • 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 David 15th November 2018

This was just idyllic. After an incredibly hairy drive up the hill, a little corner of heaven awaits. Everything you need is there. The views are stunning, the fire is a delight and the local area unbelievably beautiful...

Reviewed by Davina 1st September 2018

A very cosy cottage, clean and comfortable. The only downside was the narrow lanes to get there.

Reviewed by Catharine 11th August 2018

Cottage is approx 1 mile from the village centre, and up a fairly steep hill, beware! Cottage is quaint, but tired and has only basic kitchen equipment (no oven gloves or cheese grater and broken fridge). Pubs in the village were all friendly and welcoming, the local tourist information office were really lovely and helpful. Lots of walks to do froRead morem the cottage/village, both upwards and fairly flat (as you can be in The Lakes). Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 4th August 2018

This is a basic cottage but good if you are looking for a cheaper option. The road is very steep and narrow for a wide vehicle to get to the cottage and hard work to walk up to return in the evening, so either a good level of fitness or a small car is useful for this cottage! Lovely views though and peaceful. A good, basic cheaper option.

Reviewed by Heathwaite Cottage Guest April 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this delightful cottage. The location is ideal for a walking holiday and we were fortunate to have dry weather. The rooms are comfortable and the location is quiet and peaceful. We also enjoyed the pleasure of an open fire in the evenings.

Reviewed by Ryegate family June 2016

Thank you for a fantastic week, location is idyllic, views spectacular and the cottage everything you needed in a picture book location.

Reviewed by Chris, Karen, Annie & Sophie August 2015

Had a lovely time, idyllic spot. Coniston Old Man is a great walk. Coniston is such a fantastic place we will return very soon!

Reviewed by Pam & Toney Brooks July 2015

17thtime to Heathwaite Cottage! That should tell you everything!

Reviewed by Dave & Jan Hudson June 2015

Lovely week in a lovely cottage.

Reviewed by Charlotte, Mike, Thomas & Henry April 2015

We have had a lovely week in a lovely cottage, with great scenery.

Reviewed by Cablerbanks February 2015

We love coming here! We have been here many times! A great week.

Reviewed by Catharine & James December 2014

Thank you for a wonderful Christmas at Heathwaite Cottage.

Reviewed by Mike, Jackie, Max & Ben August 2014

Brilliant week in a lovely cottage!

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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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