Lounge with open fire
Kitchen area
S the property
Rear lawn with garden furniture
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom with restricted height
Quiet single-track road
Enjoy some alresco dining
1 / 9  Lounge with open fire
2 / 9  Kitchen area
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4 / 9  Rear lawn with garden furniture
5 / 9  Double bedroom
6 / 9  Bathroom
7 / 9  Twin bedroom with restricted height
8 / 9  Quiet single-track road
9 / 9  Enjoy some alresco dining

Park Gate Cottage

Coniston, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
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: LCC43


Set a half of a mile south from Coniston Village on the west side of Coniston Water, Park Gate Cottage is perfect to both relax and enjoy as much as it is a good base to explore the local landscape with its lake, mountains, forest and fell.

Built around 1850 as the gate keepers cottage for the old Coppermine rail line, No1 is the end terrace of three houses set back from the Coniston - Torver road.

The railway is long gone, but the old track way is used as a footpath to the village, about ten minutes walking, passing at the half way point the Ship Inn.

Living Spaces

Approached by a short single-track lane, parking is at the rear of the cottage. From the little patio area at the front you step into an open plan sitting room, dining and kitchen space. A plump sofa and comfy armchair sit around a roaring open fire, all set on stone flags, under a canopy of timber beams, cosy for tucking up with a movie or a good book, play games or simply chat into the wee hours.

The kitchen area is well equipped to rustle up a light lunch or a hearty supper. From this end of the room a door leads out down a few steps to the parking area.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Upstairs to the first floor and you have the double bedroom, simple but spacious and comfortable. Here you also have the bathroom with a corner bath, shower cubicle, WC and basin.

A further flight of stairs takes you on up to the spacious attic twin bedroom with low pitched ceilings suitable for either adults or children.

Garden Spaces

Outside, to the front of the cottage, is a little stone flagged patio with a garden seat, and up a few steps you have another small garden area lawned and surrounded by hedging with a garden table, chairs and barbecue.

With its setting in the very heart of the Lake District, the close proximity to the village and a host of local walks and activities along with the wider National Park easily explored, all combine to make the perfect little retreat for couples and small families alike.

Out & About

Coniston village sits at the northwest tip of Coniston Water, sheltered in the lea of the Coniston mountain range and in the very heart of the Lake District

One of our favourite lakes, much of the shore line is accessible to explore and, at the boating centre in the village you can hire all manner of boats from canoes to little motorboats.

The village is welcoming with shops, cafes and inns, the oldest the Black Bull, serving good pub grub and its own local brewed ales.

The big walk is to tackle Coniston Old Man. A true mountain it has easily defined tracks to the summit, where the reward is a spectacular view.

Running down the east shore of the lake is the Grizedale Forest. A day out in itself, the many paths and track take you on a 9 mile route under the canopy of ancient and new woodland.

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

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower enclosure, and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Open fire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and gas central heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Parking for 1 car, plus further parking 200 yards from the property
  • Pubs and shops less than a mile
  • £100 refundable security deposit payable prior to arrival

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jill 13th September 2019

Cosy little cottage, lovely and clean with an excellent bridlepath into Coniston which passes the local pub so great for dog owners. A bit crowded with our 2 big dogs but small dogs would be fine.

Reviewed by Lenah 16th August 2019

Perfect little cottage and Homebase for exploring the lakes. Feels like home ... lots of personal touches and perfect for small family with dog. Stairs and garden access quite tough for toddlers and grandparents.

Reviewed by Kees 5th July 2019

Lovely quiet place just outside the village.

Reviewed by Adrian 7th June 2019

The cottage is perfectly situated: an enclosed (dog secure) garden great for sitting out in; its own parking space; walks in the local area (including up the Old Man) directly from the cottage; and a 15-minute stroll along a footpath into Coniston. The whole cottage worked perfectly: very functional, well-equipped and extremely comfortable.

Reviewed by Jonathan 31st May 2019

A comfortable cottage with plenty of period character. Well placed and within easy walking distance to coniston along the old railway track.

Reviewed by Gregory 3rd May 2019

Beautiful cottage in a stunning location

Reviewed by Heidi 12th April 2019

We had a great stay at this cottage. Really enjoyed the walk & cycle ride in to Coniston. Fantastic base to explore the area. Cottage warm & cosy. Our 8 &10yr olds loved the top room, though stairs might be a little steep for toddler aged children to manage by themselves. Beautiful little garden, though sadly the weather wasn't good enough for us tRead moreo eat out there. There was a minor issue with the bathroom plumbing - we contacted the owners on Sunday, it was fixed on Monday. Excellent service. Hide

Reviewed by Abigail 25th January 2019

We had a lovely stay in this beautifully renovated cottage during a snowy week in January. The cottage is in a lovely location just outside Coniston village and was well equipped; however the downstairs room can get very cold, owing to it being a period cottage and not that well insulated (upstairs was nice and warm though) so bring a few blankets Read morefor the sofa if visiting in the winter! The tv is very small so not great for watching a dvd on rainy days - we ended up using our laptop instead. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Clancey August 2018

Our cottage was perfectly located ,was comfortable and very well equipped,everything had been thought about.This was our first holiday in England for many years and the first with a dog and we enjoyed every minute of it.We walked to Coniston each day and spent the day doing water sports,walking and relaxing. We had a fantastic holiday and will be rRead moreeturning. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon, Marcus, Emily, Tom and Rolo July 2018

We had such a wonderful break in Coniston. Our first holiday with our dog, Rolo who settled into his surroundings very quickly. Spent most of the time doing various activities at the lake. Cottage lovely - so brilliantly equipped and a great base. Thank you.xx

Reviewed by Thom, Ashifah, Zara and Arlen July 2018

Our first visit to this cosy and well-located cottage, and the kids' first experience of the Lakes. The kids being too small to walk far and too large to carry far has limitied our options, but a fine holiday has been had. Wray Castle for a rainy day, Muncaster Castle for a sunny day, and an ascent of Loughrigg by a moaning but eventually very prouRead mored 4-year-old. We also enjoyed morning jogs up the fells, and after-dinner walk to the Ship for excellent puddings! Will be back. Hide

Reviewed by Thomas and Annie Johnson January 2018

We had a thoroughly wonderful time at your cottage and we've already been talking about when we might come back. The weather was kind to us (we managed to arrive the day before the snow set in). The cottage was everything we wanted it to be - quiet, comfortable, warm, well-equipped and in a perfect location. We loved being able to leave the car andRead more walk from the cottage in and around Coniston and up to Tarn Hows. We also loved being able to sit and do nothing and recharge the batteries after a busy Christmas. You have a lovely house; thank you for letting us use it over the New Year. Hide

Reviewed by Nina September 2017

We had a fantastic week in the Lake District, the weather was kind and the cottage was absolutely perfect. It was clean, comfortable and warm, once the fire was lit. A good supply of coal was left by the owner, which was a very nice touch. We hope to return soon.Thanks for your help in booking this

Reviewed by Gary Ramsbottom June 2017

We had a lovely time at Park Gate Cottage, a propercottage!! Weather wasn't particularly great but we made the most of it.

Reviewed by Molly, Tim & Pippa puppy February 2017

Forth time here at Park Gate Cottage. Its become a home away from home for us, we love returning to this lovely cottage! We adventured up Hell Gill Pike but tried to get up to Great Carrs, which was shortly cancelled as snow storm up there made it difficult to see, so we retreated back down! Visited some beautiful waterfalls Aira Force at UllswaterRead more and walked Gowbarrow, great views from up there. Stanley Ghyll Force the most beautiful and green place we have even seen! Visited cafes in Ambleside and Grasmere, great gingerbread! Visited Tarn Hows and Hawkshead on our way home! Cant wait to come back next year! Hide

Reviewed by Louise, Pete, Elena & Alex October 2016

We've had a wonderful week in Park gate Cottage in a very beautiful area. The cottage is really cosy and we have had everything we need to make our stay truly memorable. We will look forward to visiting again and exploring more of the Lake District.

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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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