Split level terrace at the back of the cottage which looks out to the fantastic view
Enjoy some outdoor dining with a view
Stunning view from the cottage
Lounge with open fire
Double bedroom
Children's bunk bedroom
Double bedroom in the eaves
Looking down on Coniston Water
Stunning location
The cottage, in this picturesque location
1 / 12  Split level terrace at the back of the cottage which looks out to the fantastic view
2 / 12  Enjoy some outdoor dining with a view
3 / 12  Stunning view from the cottage
4 / 12  Lounge with open fire
5 / 12  Kitchen/diner
6 / 12  Double bedroom
7 / 12  Children's bunk bedroom
8 / 12  Bathroom
9 / 12  Double bedroom in the eaves
10 / 12  Looking down on Coniston Water
11 / 12  Stunning location
12 / 12  The cottage, in this picturesque location

Rock Cottage - Lake District

Coniston, Lake District
Visit England Gold Award
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
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: LCC46


If your idea of a Lake District holiday is to have magnificent lake views, walks up onto mountain paths, a village within walking distance and plenty of activities, both on and around the water, then Rock Cottage may well fit the bill.

Rock Cottage is the first of owners Dave and Jan's holiday cottages, and this extremely popular home has been followed with a sister property Sun Cottage set a few doors away.

Very well furnished, as recognised by the Visit England 4 Star Gold award, Rock Cottage offers guests comfortable accommodation, along with all the benefits of village amenities and a fantastic landscape to explore. Nearby you have one of our most beautiful lakes, a rugged mountain range, plenty of activities on, in and around the water, along with pubs, cafes, shops and a microbrewery.

Set above the village, a few minutes' walk down the hill, Rock Cottage is the last of a short row of small traditional Lakeland Cottages on Thurston Bank. Approached by a steep winding hill, the elevated position gives a splendid, panoramic view of the lake. The cottage is perfect for, and set up to host four people, however there is use of an extra small bunk bed room for children should you so wish.

The Living Spaces

You enter into the kitchen - dining room, well equipped it has all you need to rustle up your favourite dishes, aided by a super electric AGA oven with halogen hobs. With excellent decor it makes both an appealing space to prepare and enjoy long relaxed meals.

From the kitchen you step into the sitting room. A plump sofa along with two arm chairs are set around a roaring open fire, adding warmth and atmosphere in winter, and double doors open out to the terraced gardens, giving the most perfect views of Coniston Water and the distant fell.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Upstairs and you come to the first floor with a delightful master double bedroom with en-suite shower room. There is also the bunk bedroom for those who chose this option. The master bathroom is small but well equipped with bath, overhead shower, basin and WC. A further flight of stairs open into the attic bedroom with double bed TV and DVD player.

Garden Spaces

The terraced gardens offer the perfect view of the lake and the mountain. During summer days it is a real sun trap, perfect to relax, enjoy a glass or two or set up a barbecue for alfresco dining with the most stunning and romantic backdrop.

In summary, Rock Cottage offers the perfect Lakeland experience. Quality, as recognised by the gold award, a location that offers walks from the doorstep, a village to wine and dine, and forever in your sight one of our most beautiful lakes - come enjoy.

Out & About

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

One of our favourite lakes, much of the shore line with its little coves and bays is accessible to explore, where 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 its 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.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

Read more

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 1 children’s bunk bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • En-suite shower room with WC
  • Smart TV and CD player, plus additional TV/DVD in the attic bedroom
  • Open fire - logs available to purchase
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking for 2 cars, please note that the road leading to the property not suitable for vehicles with low ground clearance
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance
  • Bike store available

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating4.6
Overall equipment
Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating3.8
Overall comfort
Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating4.2
Overall location
Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating5

Reviewed by Kelly 20th December 2019

Absolutely stunning little cottage, ideal for a couple, lovely space and attractive views!! Gorgeous top floor bedroom with a great view of Coniston waters. Lovely seating room fire, with local garage at the bottom of the hill selling extra wood. Walking distance to the village centre with plenty of pubs and lovely food. Also great walks from the cRead moreottage to the copper mines, Old man Coniston and short drive to lake Windermere. All said, would highly recommend this place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 27th September 2019

Very comfortable old miners cottage in an ideal situation with stunning views over Coniston and Coniston Lake. Narrow uphill access to cottage. Car parking not easy especially for low slung cars. Pretty terrace, with seating . Stunning walks starting from and very close by. Five minute walk to two pubs who both serve food. Coniston village a ten miRead morenute walk. The family bathroom very small. The cottage is ideal for two couples. Hide

Reviewed by Jessica 12th July 2019

We loved our stay at Rock Cottage. We enjoyed evenings eating on the back patio. The view makes this cottage perfect. The second bathroom is tight, so it's best for children but did work for two adults on this holiday. We thought Coniston was a great home base for our travels throughout the Lake District.

1 more


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.

The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210