Set in beautiful grounds
Open-plan living space
Cosy up with the open fire
Sit and relax a while
Conservatory and adjoining reading room
Take time out in the reading room
Looking towards the conservatry and reading room
Conservatory adjoined by the quaint bridge over the stream to the main lounge
Lounge area
Spacious living area
Dining area
Cook up a storm
Great social space
Double bedroom
Everything you need
Get a good night sleep
Twin bedroom
Basin in twin bedroom
Tastefully furnished
View towards property
Everything beautifully maintained
Enjoy the peace and tranquility
Enjoy the views
Beautifully maintained gardens
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2 / 26  Open-plan living space
3 / 26  Cosy up with the open fire
4 / 26  Sit and relax a while
5 / 26  Conservatory and adjoining reading room
6 / 26  Take time out in the reading room
7 / 26  Looking towards the conservatry and reading room
8 / 26  Conservatory adjoined by the quaint bridge over the stream to the main lounge
9 / 26  Lounge area
10 / 26  Spacious living area
11 / 26  Dining area
12 / 26  Cook up a storm
13 / 26  Great social space
14 / 26  Double bedroom
15 / 26  Everything you need
16 / 26  Get a good night sleep
17 / 26  En-suite
18 / 26  Hallway
19 / 26  Twin bedroom
20 / 26  Basin in twin bedroom
21 / 26  Tastefully furnished
22 / 26  View towards property
23 / 26  Everything beautifully maintained
24 / 26  Enjoy the peace and tranquility
25 / 26  Enjoy the views
26 / 26  Beautifully maintained gardens

The Peat House

Nibthwaite, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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Property code: LCC63


The Peat House lies a mile from Coniston Water, in the small hamlet of Nibthwaite. Tracks lead from the cottage through woodland and moor, where you can take trails across fell leading to Grizedale Forest, ending your day with a walk home by a lake shore. If you fancy a pint in a friendly inn, the Red Lion is a gentle one mile stroll down to nearby Lowick Bridge.

Living Spaces

The cottage has been beautifully created from a 17th century peat house, offering guests a level of comfort. You enter into a spacious open plan sitting room, dining kitchen area. The first impression is of warmth and elegance. The sitting room has panelled walls and timber floors in soft creams, scattered with richly coloured rugs. Soft lighting spills onto polished dark furniture and a plump sofa and two armchairs are drawn around the roaring log fire.

The kitchen area is finished with panelled units and a fine table, where with the lights dimmed and a few candles you have the perfect place to dine and talk.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Upstairs are two bedrooms, comfortably furnished with pitched ceilings. The double has an en-suite bathroom and the twin a shower room, with a separate wc on the landing.

Garden Spaces

The large garden has views out to fell and woodland. Here you will find the conservatory adjoining a small reading room, a quiet place with a host of books, desk, armchair and log burning stove. The location, style and sheer comfort make this cottage perfect for both summer and winter, either for families and friends or as a romantic and memorable retreat for two.

Out & About

The landscape is the backdrop for Arthur Ransome's famous novels, perfect for walking and cycling. Bethacar Moor is crisscrossed with tracks and pathways, rewarding you with bracing walks and fine views. At the foot of Coniston you can explore the shoreline with its little bays, and running west from the lake lies the Grizedale Forest.

A short walk from the barn brings you to the Red Lion Inn. Friendly staff serves good local ales and hearty pub food, where visitors are welcome to join in events such as quiz nights - all great fun.

Coniston village sits at the head of the lake, sheltered in the lea of the Coniston mountain range. A village with much to do, with shops, cafes and four pubs, the location perfect for outdoor pursuits; climbing, walking, cycling and water sport holidays. On all points of the compass there are trails, leafy forest paths, tracks and lake shores to explore, and you need travel very little to find a new and exciting landscape.

You can get on the water by renting a boat the boating centre, where you can hire rowing boats, sailing dinghies, kayaks and canoes or one of the small motorboats, perfect for a day out exploring the hidden bays and wooded coves. The Centre also hires mountain bikes and electric bikes to help get you around the lanes and up onto the fells.

For walking, climbing and mountain biking the choice is huge, with the whole of the mountain range to explore. The Old Man of Coniston stands at 2635 feet and is very popular, offering various well-marked paths to the summit. If you only go part way the view will be spectacular, the pint in the pub on your return all the more delicious.

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

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  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room and 1 bathroom with shower over bath
  • Double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Open fire - logs included
  • TV and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • CD/tape/stereo
  • Pay telephone
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Garden with BBQ, furniture and separate conservatory/reading room
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Regret no babies or children under 6 years
  • Pub 1 mile

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Charles 21st December 2019

Really happy with our stay, the cosy cottage being exactly what we wanted. Emma and Dicken were very kind and nothing was too much trouble. I can thoroughly recommend staying at Peat House.

Reviewed by Jo 25th October 2019

The Peat House is a beautiful little cottage with a great garden and lovely views. It was very comfortable for a family of four with almost everything we needed and is in a great location to explore the Southern Lakes.

Reviewed by Doreen 5th September 2019

A cosy cottage in rural area so quiet and relaxing. Very comfortable bed.

Reviewed by Martyn 21st June 2019

Quiet, rural, green Cumbria . We spent a lot of our time just sitting in the garden and taking in the prace and the sun. Coniston is much quieter than Windermere and thete are pleasent walks to the Water and along its shores.

Reviewed by Maureen 8th June 2019

Lovely quiet location & very comfortable.Everything you need for a great holiday .Wonderful scenery & houses to visit.

Reviewed by Tansy 9th May 2019

This is a really comfortable good base to explore the lake district from. It is very quiet and peaceful and the main road is very easy to get to. Coniston and ambleside are a short drive away and we would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Jenny 19th April 2019

A cosy comfortable country cottage. Nice layout (love the open plan downstairs), exceptionally peaceful (just the sounds of bird song, lambs and the odd farm yard sound), perfect location and unexpected view of fells. We enjoyed several evenings of sitting outside watching the sunset. Comfy beds.

Reviewed by Jonathan 12th April 2019

A lovely cottage in a picturesque setting - highly recommended.

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Set in beautiful grounds
Open-plan living space
Cosy up with the open fire
Sit and relax a while
Conservatory and adjoining reading room
Take time out in the reading room
Looking towards the conservatry and reading room
Conservatory adjoined by the quaint bridge over the stream to the main lounge
Lounge area
Spacious living area
Dining area
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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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