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

Overview

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

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah 9th October 2020

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The cottage was in a lovely location very quiet and peaceful .Had a nice walk into coniston along an old railway track.The only downside was the furniture in the lounge area was a little worse for wear and not very comfortable

Reviewed by Tony 2nd October 2020

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Lovely cozy cottage, well equipped and great location

Reviewed by Michael 18th September 2020

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Pleasant cottage to stay in, nice and comfortable. A really good location close to Coniston but quiet. Easy to walk to Coniston and Torver along the old railway track. Good walking for all levels from the door. We had a very enjoyable stay, a really nice week.

Reviewed by Carole 11th September 2020

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Spotless and very comfortable, brilliant location with track just down the lane which takes you along to the Ship Inn (super) and onwards right into Coniston without having to walk on the road, great if you dogs.

Reviewed by Lisa 28th August 2020

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Comfortable and cosy in a good location for exploring lakes . Dog friendly but garden is not secure otherwise lovely

Reviewed by Paul 14th August 2020

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We loved our stay and spent the week walking all over the local area and cycling in Grizedale forest - what an amazing place overall! Our kids enjoyed swimming in the lake and we hired a canoe too. Great location to explore and lovely to be able to have shops close by for the essentials and pubs you can drive or walk to.

Reviewed by Melanie 7th August 2020

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Fab cottage everything you could want. 20mins walk from centre of Coniston with a lovely pub half way. Only a short walk from the lake too.

Reviewed by Christine 31st July 2020

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really nice cottage lovely location clean comfortable enjoyed garden and very peaceful

Reviewed by Rachel 17th July 2020

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This cottage is in a great location if you want to explore the Coniston area. You can easily walk into Coniston and climb The Old Man of Coniston from your back door. Cottage is well equipped - we had everything we needed for the week.

Reviewed by D 11th October 2019

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Reviewed by Sharon 20th September 2019

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Reviewed by Jill 13th September 2019

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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 Matthew 6th September 2019

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Reviewed by Lenah 16th August 2019

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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 Kim 9th August 2019

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Reviewed by Kees 5th July 2019

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Lovely quiet place just outside the village.

Reviewed by Adrian 7th June 2019

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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

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

Reviewed by Andrew 17th May 2019

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Reviewed by Gregory 3rd May 2019

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Beautiful cottage in a stunning location

Reviewed by Heidi 12th April 2019

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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

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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

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Location

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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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