View towards the property
Private garden to front of cottage with beautiful views across Coniston Water
Spacious yet cosy lounge
Relax by the open fire
Cook up a storm
Dining room
Wonderful views
Double bedroom
2nd double bedroom
Twin bedroom
2nd twin bedroom
Please shut the gates
Enjoy the stunning views
Take a leisurely walk
1 / 16  View towards the property
2 / 16  Private garden to front of cottage with beautiful views across Coniston Water
3 / 16  Spacious yet cosy lounge
4 / 16  Relax by the open fire
5 / 16  Kitchen
6 / 16  Cook up a storm
7 / 16  Dining room
8 / 16  Wonderful views
9 / 16  Double bedroom
10 / 16  2nd double bedroom
11 / 16  Bathroom
12 / 16  Twin bedroom
13 / 16  2nd twin bedroom
14 / 16  Please shut the gates
15 / 16  Enjoy the stunning views
16 / 16  Take a leisurely walk

Heathwaite Farm

Coniston, Lake District
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
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 are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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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
  • Ample parking
  • 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 Rosemary 11th October 2019

A beautiful setting on a hill overlooking Lake Coniston. Easy access into Coniston village, but not for the faint hearted as the road from the farm is very narrow and steep. Walking down the hill was fine but you need to be in good health for the return! The farmhouse was wonderful, warm, homely, comfortable and so quiet, perfect for a large familyRead more gathering as ours was, with our children and grandchildren. Plenty of kitchen space and a separate dining room too and lovely to have a log fire. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 10th August 2019

Beautiful location. Comfortable and well equipped but can't seat more than 8 together either in kitchen or dining room. Stunning view and close to lots of amenities. Lovely little garden and private waterfall! Lovely holiday.

Reviewed by Karen 3rd August 2019

A large clean property and very central for all the activities.

Reviewed by Richard 6th July 2019

Heathwaite is a large and spacious farm house with amazing views. We were two families each with an infant and a dog and had plenty of room. Waking up each morning overlooking Coniston was very special. Walks on the door step and 10 mins to the pub meant the property was well located. It wasnt perfectly clean and the odd thing was showing too much Read morewear and tear. If these things bother you then think twice but we would happily return. Hide

Reviewed by Tammi 11th May 2019

This is the perfect getaway for family groups. Rural enough to feel like the middle of nowhere, yet close enough to the village for daily conveniences. Amazing doesn't even come close to describing the views from this property. It is homely, yet spacious. Warm in the cooler evenings, yet cool during the warm days. Close to what you need, yet far frRead moreom anything else. Coniston is a beautiful village, whether you're walking the old man, cycling the lake or as a base for exploring further. Hide

Reviewed by Joy 27th April 2019

Fabulous location and the road to the property was part of the fun. Lovely and warm in the house , black birds nesting in the garden ,swallows in the out buildings and bats flying in the twilight.

Reviewed by Ray 29th December 2018

Absolutely lovely week in Coniston and this place is brilliant for 2 families, but some of the basic comforts are not the best. Most beds very soft and not the best comfort, both showers work but pressures were not great - upstairs better once I cleaned the show head - downstairs was just a trickle. Walk to Coniston is very steep but doable 12 minuRead moretes there about 15+ minutes back Hide

Reviewed by Patricia 28th July 2018

This cottage is down narrow roads and not for the feint hearted drivers.

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View towards the property
Private garden to front of cottage with beautiful views across Coniston Water
Spacious yet cosy lounge
Relax by the open fire
Cook up a storm
Dining room
Wonderful views
Double bedroom
2nd double bedroom
Show 4 moreTwin bedroom


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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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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