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.
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.
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.