View towards the property
Lounge with open fire
Kitchen area
Rear lawn with garden furniture
Enjoy some alresco dining
Quiet single-track road
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom with restricted height
1 / 9  View towards the property
2 / 9  Lounge with open fire
3 / 9  Kitchen area
4 / 9  Rear lawn with garden furniture
5 / 9  Enjoy some alresco dining
6 / 9  Quiet single-track road
7 / 9  Double bedroom
8 / 9  Bathroom
9 / 9  Twin bedroom with restricted height

Park Gate Cottage

Coniston, Cumbria
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
VE 4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub 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 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 £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
  • 1 dog welcome 2 by arrangement
  • 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 Chantelle.

Guest comments

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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