View towards the property
Spacious yet cosy lounge
Relax by the open fire
Cook up a storm
Dining room
Private garden to front of cottage
Wonderful views
Double bedroom
2nd double bedroom
Twin bedroom
2nd twin bedroom
Please shut the gates
Enjoy the stunning views
Take a leisurely walk
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4 / 16  Kitchen
5 / 16  Cook up a storm
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8 / 16  Wonderful views
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13 / 16  2nd twin bedroom
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15 / 16  Enjoy the stunning views
16 / 16  Take a leisurely walk

Heathwaite Farm

Coniston, Cumbria
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
VE 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: LCC24


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 may well be for you.

Approached by a steep narrow lane and set around the old farmyard, the Farmhouse along with adjoining Heathwaite Cottage and, lying across the farmyard, Bracken and Hay Barn, all are surrounded by meadow and pasture, with footpaths leading to the summit of the 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. Herdwick sheep graze the surrounding fells, 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.

The house has superb views from its private garden giving a bird's eye view of the lake with the Grizedale Forest running down to its shores.

The Living Spaces

You will probably enter the kitchen, spacious and well equipped to produce some hearty meals. To the rear is a scullery/store room for boots and bits, and off this is a simple downstairs shower and WC. From the kitchen you step into a large sitting room with big sofas, light streaming in from large windows and a roaring log fire. Down the main hall and you come to the dining room with an open fire, grand views, all very perfect for family meals and after dinner conversation long into the evening.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Wide stairs take you upstairs to the long hall and four bedrooms. Two are double, spacious and with fine views, two are twin. The bathroom is situated off the hall, down some little steps and has bath, overhead shower, basin and WC. Finally, there is a further bunk bed room downstairs, opposite the dining room.

Garden Spaces

The private garden is spacious, where to the front is a little beck and waterfall where children can splash, and paddle and adults can enjoy a glass of wine with a view filled by the lake, fell and sky. Beyond the private garden there are meadows and fells to explore where you will find the perfect spot to picnic with a lake view as your backdrop.

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

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.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 5 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 2 twins and 1 downstairs bunk bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Shower room with WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher
  • Shared laundry facilities
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, and heating included
  • 2 dogs by arrangement
  • Ample parking
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance
  • £250 refundable security deposit payable prior to arrival

This property is personally managed by Chantelle.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Harriet Cairnes October 2017

We had a very enjoyable stay at Heathwaite Farm. It's a perfect place for a family get together.

Reviewed by Shan July 2017

We had an enjoyable time, Thank you. The instructions were very clear fromthe point of booking, getting to the property and the well put to together handbook. The property was very comfortable,setting was exceptional a great experience had by all.

Reviewed by Nick January 2017

Thank you for organising our week at Heathwaite Farm. We had a fantastic few days despite the unhelpful weather although the initial snow was great fun for the children (and others...). The setting is stunning, the house layout spacious and rooms wonderfully comfortable. We really appreciated the decorations, particularly the Christmas tree. A big Read morethank you for all that, it really made it special. Hide

Reviewed by Barton Family April 2016

Had a really lovely holiday House super. The weather was very kind to us had three days of sun shine, not a cloud in the sky. What views!

Reviewed by Bryan, Eileen & Family December 2015

Had fantastic Christmas. Farmhouse is beautifully presented and decorated for Christmas. Great house for the family to relax and enjoy. Thank you.

Reviewed by Brooks family June 2015

We have been here several times before, it never disappoints, the Farm House itself is getting more and more comfortable and the location is of course unbeatable. We enjoy the many wonderful places to hike, even up Coniston Old Man at least we enjoy the latter when downing a cool beer afterwards! A great place for young children as well as they caRead moren play in the stream or roam around the fields. Hide

Reviewed by Lord Wolfson & Rosenblatt family April 2015

Had the most wonderful time in this extraordinary farmhouse, we loved every second of it!

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View towards the property
Spacious yet cosy lounge
Relax by the open fire
Cook up a storm
Dining room
Private garden to front of cottage
Wonderful views
Double bedroom
2nd double bedroom
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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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