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Heathwaite Farm - Hay Barn

Coniston, Lake District
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
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
11 more
Property code: LCC22

This beautifully converted barn, which is packed with character, benefits from a spectacular location in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Located less than 1 mile from the shores of Coniston Water, one of the park’s largest ribbon lakes, you’ll find a whole host of lakeside walking trails to explore and ample opportunities to get out on the water. The property is also just 9.5 miles from the adventurer’s paradise of Grizedale Forest.

The pretty property is located on a small farm, accessed via a steep narrow hill. The rural location ensures peace and tranquillity, and you’ll find a fabulous selection of countryside walks directly from your doorstep. The barn is full of charm, with soft furnishings creating a homely atmosphere. The open-plan lounge/kitchen on the first floor is a lovely sociable space during the early evening, as the dinner is being prepared. Outside, soak up the peaceful setting with a glass of wine on the bench to the front of the property.

From the boating centre, just 1 mile away, you can hire a multitude of vessels to get out on the water, including rowing boats, motorboats, canoes and paddleboards. There are several mystical islands on the lake, so why not row out to one of them for a romantic picnic? Alternatively, enjoy a relaxing jaunt on the elegant Victorian steam yacht gondola, where you can travel in style in the luxurious saloons. The scenery around Coniston Water is truly spectacular. In fact, renowned Victorian philosopher John Ruskin declared the view over the lake to be ‘the best in all of England’. To get a different perspective, climb to the top of The Old Man of Coniston (1 mile away). Towering over the village at a height of over 800 metres, the far-reaching views are breathtaking.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 double and 1 single in the one room
  • Bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Separate WC
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, Dulce Gusto coffee machine, washing machine / tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Portable Bluetooth speaker
  • Log burner (first basket of logs included - additional logs available to purchase on the farm)
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, and heating included
  • 2 dogs allowed
  • Enclosed front garden with potted plants and a picnic bench
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance
  • Please note the drive up to the property is a steep, single track lane.
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 45 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andy 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by Stuart 3rd June 2022

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Beautifully finished in a stunning, peaceful location. Fantastic views from the front and back of the property.

Reviewed by Amanda 20th May 2022

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Highly recommend this beautifully presented cottage. The lovely host's welcome package of biscuits, fudge, milk and coffee pods was much appreciated. The views from both the front and back are gorgeous. The approach to the farm is steep, narrow, potholed and two way with very few to no passing places, though very quiet. The walks directly from the Read morefarm are endless, breathtakingly beautiful, and quiet. The cottage location was close enough to walk to local pubs and shops, steep climb home mind! Hide

Reviewed by Paul 13th May 2022

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We had a lovely weeks stay at Hay Barn Cottage. The property is located in beautiful countryside with stunning views! We could walk out straight from our doorstep! The property is first class, we couldnt fault it.

Reviewed by Helena 25th March 2022

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We loved staying here & had a fantastic week. Beautiful outlook from kitchen & dining room. Spotlessly clean & very comfortable. Owners friendly & helpful. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 18th March 2022

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Really lovely stay in Hay Barn. Beautiful view of the lake and you can go on walks straight from the door of the cottage. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Michael 14th March 2022

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We loved our stay in Hay Barn Cottage. Ideally located for long beautiful walks straight out of the door, amazing views all around and looking over lake Coniston. The barn is very well equipped, certainly everything and more than we needed, and in the evening with the log burner on it was a lovely place to relax with a few gins. Ideal, we will go bRead moreack for sure! Hide

Reviewed by Stewart 7th February 2022

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Very peaceful and yet accessible to Coniston, Ambleside and Grasmere. A great base from which to explore and a very comfortable and well appointed cottage.

Reviewed by Sue 7th January 2022

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A lovely property - with all you could ask for. The owners are onsite and couldn't be more helpful. It was lovely to be able to walk straight from the door into amazing countryside - including the walk/climb back up to the house! We definitely plan to return

Reviewed by Matthew 22nd December 2021

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Had a lovely Christmas staying in Haybarn. Great location with a short walk down to village. Superb accommodation which is really well appointed, spacious & clean. Looking forward to returning in the near future.

Reviewed by karen 26th November 2021

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Excellent barn in remote coniston , lovely welcome packs and nice and warm on arrival . Very clean and comfy . Great fire . Great location for the dogs. Nice helpful owners We will definitely be bavk

Reviewed by Daniel 8th November 2021

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Can't beat this cottage, absolutely stunning views of Lake Coniston from inside, super clean, renovated with modern interiors, has a very spacious feel. We walked to the summit of The Old Man of Coniston from the front door! Used the fireplace every evening with the smart TV. Very close and easy journey into Ambleside & Windermere. Would 100% stay Read morehere again. Hide

Reviewed by Eleanor 5th November 2021

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An absolute gem of a place, ran so very professionally by Matthew & his family. The cottage has everything & more you could ever need for a perfect stay in this beautiful part of the Lake District. It is immaculately decorated with a very warm contemporary vibe & it is just so cozy giving it a lovely homely feel & its not far, if somewhat challengiRead moreng to walk into Coniston itself. Book it!!! You will not be disappointed. We cant wait to make a return visit. Thankyou Matthew & family . Hide

Reviewed by Joanne 31st October 2021

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The Hay Barn at Heathwaite Farm was beautifully located, overlooking the stunning views of Lake Coniston. The cottage was of a very high spec, with a well equipped kitchen, very cosy lounge with optional wood burner, although not required as the central heating was more than adequate. All the rooms were spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The owRead moreners were very friendly and helpful during our stay. Many thanks for a lovely stay at the Hay Barn, Joanne, Paul, Lucy and Bella. Hide

Reviewed by June 22nd October 2021

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Excellent location, lovely comfortable property light spacious and airy and dog friendly. Great nights sleep. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return. Thank you Keighley and Matthew

Reviewed by Darren 11th October 2021

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Spacious and newly renovated property to a high standard. Acres of garden for our kids and dog to run about in. Interesting walk down through the fields/ stream to the town. Great place to stay as a base for Lake District. Pitch dark and silent at night so everyone had a great sleep.

Reviewed by Linda 1st October 2021

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The cottage has been beautifully updated. There have been new furnishings fitted, and it has been decorated through out, the owners have done a beautiful job!!

Reviewed by Stephen 19th September 2021

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A very well appointed and modern yet cosy cottage.Good views and a welcoming place to stay, we would thoroughly recommend to others.

Reviewed by Catherine 3rd September 2021

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We had a wonderful stay and really enjoyed the cottage and its location. Fantastic cottage - really well equipped.

Reviewed by Sophie 20th August 2021

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We loved our week at Heathwaite Farm - the location is stunning and the accommodation beautiful. Set in the hills above Coniston it felt like a private sanctuary away from the business of the village. We could run and walk straight from the door out into the hills which was magical and the cloud inversions each morning were spectacular. Friendly hoRead morests, a beautiful place to relax. We really enjoyed our time. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 13th August 2021

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Beautifully upgraded to a very high standard. Extremely comfy beds.

Reviewed by James 7th August 2021

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What a lovely place to stay, set in wonderful surroundings. The converted barn was immaculate and the three of us and our two dogs took no time at all to settle in. Matt and his family showed fantastic hospitality and gave us a helpful insight into walking routes in and around the Coniston area. The accommodation was spotless and a lovely welcome pRead moreack of locally sourced goodies was waiting for us in the kitchen. I can heartily recommend Heathwaite Farm for a very relaxing break from it all Hide

Reviewed by Muriel 31st July 2021

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Great cottage, clean and recently refurbished, with walks to the Old Man of Coniston just on the doorstep. Great if you're coming with your bikes as you can store them in a shed. Owners are very friendly and helpful. If I was to return to the Coniston area however I would try and find a cottage on the other side of Coniston lake as this is where yoRead moreu get the best views with the mountains as a backdrop for the lake. Hide

Reviewed by Martyn 23rd July 2021

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If youre looking for quality accommodation close to the Lakes but not in the bustle of Keswick or Ambleside then this is the place. 2ft thick cottage walls give warmth, comfort and quiet. The property is fitted to a very high standard. The farm is at the end of a long track, so no traffic. Its easily walkable into Coniston which has plenty to offerRead more. The owners are on site and couldnt be more helpful. Its impossible to fault this wonderful place. Hide

Reviewed by Genevieve 10th July 2021

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Spotlessly clean, spacious and beautifully located, we have had a really lovely couple weeks. Highlights of the location included stunning views, walks from the door, watching deer, listening to owls, seeing bats and being in time to see this year's swallows take their first wobbly flight.

Reviewed by Steve 3rd July 2021

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Absolutely wonderful and will definitely be back. We have stayed in the Lake District for years and this was the best accommodation we have had so far.

Reviewed by A 19th June 2021

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We have stayed at Heathwaite at least 20 times. So clearly there is great deal that we like about the place. The recent refurbishment was long over due and the result is a great improvement. Having the owners on site for the first time since about 1998 gives that personal touch that was lacking..

Reviewed by Stuart 12th June 2021

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Great location with lake views, many walks on the doorstep. Barn has been upgraded to a very high standard. The owners Keighley and Matthew were at hand if there were any problems, they were also very friendly and welcoming. The Barn is in a very good location Great for those wanting peace and quite but also close to all the Lakes and attractions tRead morehat The Lake District has to offer. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 5th June 2021

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Reviewed by Stephen 29th May 2021

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We loved staying at Hay Barn at Heathwaite Farm. We first came in Summer 2020, booked again for 2021 and have already booked for 2022! The location is stunning and we have loved the walks from the cottage up the Coniston fells. Coniston is a great village with lots of amenities and our children loved spending time on Coniston water too. We also reaRead morelly enjoyed how the cottages have been renovated over the past 12 months. We're excited about next year's holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Margot 15th May 2021

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Very comfortable but a bit stark...poss cos of Covid restrictions

Reviewed by Susan 7th May 2021

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Thank you Matt and Kayleigh for providing us with superb accommodation and for being such attentive and friendly hosts. We had a fabulous week and all the extra attention to detail when we returned from our walks each evening were the icing on the cake e.g. the well-equipped kitchen, the log burner for cosy nights after supper and the calming, comfRead moreortable and tasteful furnishings throughout. The excellent wifi reception was a bonus. Wishing you all the very best and we hope to return very soon. Hide

Reviewed by Teresa 30th April 2021

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Great cottage and a fantastic location. We could walk from the Hay Barn to the Old Man of Coniston and also walk into the village. So peaceful and quiet what a great find.

Reviewed by Francesco 20th April 2021

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Matt's hospitality was amazing and the cottage was ideal, clean and most comfortable. With many hiking trails starting at walking distance, it is the perfect spot for all types of holiday makers. I highly recommend them.

Reviewed by Florence 16th April 2021

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Fantastic location for hikes and access to the village and stunning lake views. Old charm of a pretty cottage combined with modern comfort and spacious accommodation. Brilliant hosts on site to help.

Reviewed by Rachael 12th April 2021

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The cottage had just been renovated so beautifully fitted out inside. Great view of coniston from dining room window and lovely picnic bench which caught the early evening sun for a post activity relaxing drink. Fantastic location...we walked, ran and cycled from the door and very close to coniston for paddle boarding on the lake and pubs! Farm in Read morea very quiet and relaxing spot. New owners were friendly and very helpful and taking pride in looking after their guests. Hide

Reviewed by Malcolm 10th October 2020

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Reviewed by Linda 3rd October 2020

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If you want peace and quiet, this is the perfect cottage. The track leading to it is challenging, but that is why we go to the lakes. The new owners are lovely as well.

Reviewed by Niki 19th September 2020

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A lovely break; the property was clean and well furnished and the owners were lovely. Great location. Would gladly recommend and would definitely rebook

Reviewed by Jordan 12th September 2020

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Stayed in this beautiful cottage for 6 nights. Directions given made it easy to get to. Beautiful views from the cottage that look over Coniston Water. Out of the way of the village so it was amazing to switch off and relax! Would highly recommend staying here.

Reviewed by Jonathan 5th September 2020

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A picturesque location and a cozy property. The farm is up a reasonably steep hill, so expect a decent walk each morning/evening by default! This makes it feel secluded and gives stunning views over the lake, plus a head-start on walks up the Old Man. A very good size for 4 people. The twin room also worked well as a double.

Reviewed by Martin 15th August 2020

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Reviewed by Jonathan 1st August 2020

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Great cottage in a great location so 10/10 on those aspects for access to walks and a fantastic view. Sadly the maintenance of the property is poor so don't expect everything to work. The property is in the process of being sold which probably explains why the upkeep of the property is not being focused on. If you need a good or reliable WiFi conneRead morection to enjoy your holiday it is probably not for you. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 25th July 2020

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We stayed at Hay Barn in early August 2020. We really enjoyed this lovely cottage - the views over Coniston Water and the Old Man of Coniston are stunning. As a village Coniston has a lot to offer. We were able to eat in the local pubs and restaurants and the shops met all our needs. We loved this cottage and have booked again for next May.

Reviewed by Arturas 18th July 2020

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Lovely location, Beautifull barn,very spacious, peacefull and quite. Amazing views. Kids loved flying kites from the top of the hills, chasing sheep and exploring the surroundings. Coniston is about 20 min walk downhill and after the pub dinner about 30-35 min up the hill back to the barn while carrying a toddler:). Loved the Coniston water, Rydal Read moreCaves, Aira Force Waterfalls, Windermere and Ullswater... We will be back... Hide

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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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