A warm welcome awaits at this cosy cottage
Beautiful interior
Traditional meets contemporary
Lounge with wood burner
Relax in style
King-size bedroom
More exposed beams
Tastefully decorated
From the shore of Coniston Water
1 / 10  A warm welcome awaits at this cosy cottage
2 / 10  Beautiful interior
3 / 10  Traditional meets contemporary
4 / 10  Lounge with wood burner
5 / 10  Relax in style
6 / 10  King-size bedroom
7 / 10  More exposed beams
8 / 10  Tastefully decorated
9 / 10  Bathroom
10 / 10  From the shore of Coniston Water

The Dairy - Lake District

Coniston, Lake District
Visit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
VE 5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
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Property code: LCC59


The Dairy lies on The Atkinson Ground Estate set in the heart of the Lake District. Located not far from the northeast head of Coniston Water, Atkinson Ground is a group of individually and privately owned houses and barns for both residential and holiday letting.

Very well furnished, as recognised by the Visit England 5 Star award, the cottage offers guests comfortable accommodation, along with all the benefits of the nearby village amenities and a fantastic landscape to explore. Nearby you have one of a 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 - perfect.

The Living Spaces

From the oak front door you step into the kitchen - dining room with dining table and chairs set on a fine flagged floor. To one end is a super hand painted bespoke kitchen, topped off with granite work surfaces, this along with all the mod cons you would need to create light lunches and sumptuous dinners.

Stairs lead up to the sitting room, cosy and welcoming. With its log burning stove, comfortable sofa, arm chair and occasional lighting, all is perfect for curling up with a good book or for a bit of real chilling out, break out the pop-corn and take in the latest blockbuster on the flat screen TV.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

From the first floor a further stairway takes you up to the bedroom. Comfortably furnished with a king sized bed, there are nice extra touches such as bathrobes and complimentary toiletries.

The bathroom has a super whirlpool bath for you to relax in and unwind after a day's walking and exploration. There is also an overhead shower, basin and WC.

Garden Spaces

To the front of the cottage is a small patio area where you barbecue, relax and simply enjoy a warm sunny day.

In Summary - This is a delightful cottage, furnished for the owner by local interior designer, Sarah Jane Nielsen, offering a comfort and style recognised by Visit England with the Gold Award, where it will make the perfect romantic retreat for two.

Out & About

Set in the heart of The Lake District, Coniston is popular with walkers and those that enjoy getting on the water.

The village offers plenty of shops, cafes, pubs and inns, the oldest being the Black Bull serving up its own micro brewed ales.

At the boating centre you can hire all manner of craft including canoes, rowing boats, small sailing craft, along with my favourite, the little motor boats, perfect to explore the lake and coves in relaxed style.

The big mountain is Coniston Old Man. Well marked paths lead to the summit where the view is reward itself.

The Grizedale Forest runs down the east shore. This huge managed woodland, has well laid out tracks that take you on a wonderful nine mile trek, passing the many sculptures that have been created along the trail.

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

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

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  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with whirlpool bath and shower over bath
  • Oven and ceramic hob, microwave, slow cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV/DVD player and iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ - please bring charcoal
  • Wood burner - logs available to purchase locally
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Naomi 6th December 2019

Beautiful little cottage in a great location Very romantic and cosy for a couple to hideaway Easy and quick drive into town for supplies

Reviewed by Emma 1st October 2019

Beautifully appointed, cosy cottage on the edge of Coniston Village. Kitchen has all amenities you could need. Plenty of pubs and grub in the village too, and nicely situated for walks in the surrounding area. Parking space is best described as off-road parking. (Couldnt find a hairdryer so perhaps bring one as I had to do without!)

Reviewed by Robert 13th September 2019

Very comfortable and warm cottage, in the perfect location for our walking and swimming plans. Low beams are characterful so beware if you are tall. Parking space very limited, only half the width of a car fits onto the kerb, the rest sticks out into a narrow lane. Not suitable for anyone with a large car or van.

Reviewed by Mark 26th July 2019

Very pretty, well appointed one bedroom cottage on the quieter side of Lake Coniston. Beautifully decorated and very cosy . Easy drive into Coniston village with plenty of coffee houses and pubs to sample. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Rachael 17th June 2019

Fab cottage deffo recommend

Reviewed by Elizabeth 12th April 2019

Great location.Warm,welcoming and cosy. Thank-you!

Reviewed by John 7th February 2019

This is a lovely cottage for 2 people & dog. The location is very good for walks etc. Would advise a car for longer journeys to Ambleside, Grasmere etc. Car parking space very small and worried about any cars driving past and hitting it (that didn't happen however). Great walk from Monk Coniston up to Tarn Hows. Coniston is a 20 minute walk away wiRead moreth a good selection of pubs. Hide

Reviewed by Anne and Steve July 2018

Very comfortable cottage - Tarn Hows walk very pretty and at thge top, an ice cream van awaits! Brantwood cafe very nice and lovely views. A clearer door sign would make it easier to find in the dark.

Reviewed by Chris, Kate and Olive June 2018

We've had a lovely time, not spent too much time in the cottage as the waether has been nera 30C all week! Great views and walks all close by - recommended!

Reviewed by Tim and Carol June 2018

This is a lovely cottage in a gorgeous spot. We were fortunate enough to have perfect weather too. Rogans in Cartmel is a top recommendation for sunday lunch.

Reviewed by Caroline and Erin June 2018

Had a relaxing time. Would recommend the full lake steam cruise and a visit to Grizedale Forest - we saw a red squirrel! However the parking space is not really a space, should be described as off road parking.

Reviewed by Alison and Dave May 2018

Had a wonderful time exploring the Lake District from this lovely tranquil location. So comfortable. Thank you.

Reviewed by Jamie and Ruth April 2018

Thank you for a wonderful stay. Great location! We recommend Chesters by the river followed by a walk along the river. Also Hill Top and Grasmere.

Reviewed by Zoey and Christian February 2018

Gorgeous Cottage in a great location. We recommend Trn Hows, Loughrigg Tarn and Elterwater for easy walks with beautifyl scenary, and the jumble rooms in Grasmere for food! Thank you for a great stay!

Reviewed by Chad & Megan September 2017

The Dairy Cottage is lovely, very cosy too!! Thank you so much for a relaxing and restful stay it was just what we needed!

Reviewed by Ann & Bob August 2017

Brilliant location for walking, we would recommend Coniston to Levers Water (amazing views), Monk Coniston to Tarn Hows and on to Back Fell Crag ( the views from here are truly amazing!) and up to Grizedale Forest (great views of Coniston Water and a welcome cup of tea at Swallows & Amazons tea room)

Reviewed by Jem & Daniel July 2017

We have had a lovely stay at The Dairy. The lakes have not disappointed and the house has been a pleasure. Would recommend Fellinis and Zepherillies in Amblside!

Reviewed by Kieran & Michael June 2017

Very comfortable cottage. Weather great for walking. Would recommend Zepherillies and Sheilas Cottage tea rooms both in Ambleside and Stem Bistro in Coniston.

Reviewed by Maureen & Rick February 2017

Lovely winter break. Places to visit Tarn Howe. Local pubs Crown, Blackbull. For somewhere special Drunken Duck.

Reviewed by Emily & Peter January 2017

Thank you for a lovely stay, what a cosy cottage! Can recommend the Ship Inn for cheap and cheerful pub grub!

Reviewed by Peter September 2016

Very enjoyable stay in a nice, cosy cottage. Many thanks.

Reviewed by Caroline & Clive July 2016

A lovely week in this beautiful area, hope to return.

Reviewed by Lyne & Peter June 2016

Fabulous short break in a beautiful cottage set in stunning scenery, and to top it all wonderful weather!!

Reviewed by Patrick & Nicole May 2016

Beautiful cottage well restored and maintained. Fantastic views, walks a scenery. Will come again thank you!

Reviewed by John & Lesley May 2016

Very happy with the cottage and location. Fine weather all week and some great walks.

Reviewed by B & S February 2016

Absolutely beautiful cottage. Lovely place for a romantic retreat service excellent by Lakeland Cottage Company, highly recommend! Have to return again in the summer!

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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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