Situated in a wonderful position close to the lake
Contrasts between the calm lake and the rugged mountains
Put your feet up and unwind after a long day of exploring
Retreat to the lounge after a long day of exploring
Enjoy a candlelit dinner in the kitchen/diner
Double bedroom
Enjoy a restful nights sleep
Explore the large shared gardens
View of the lake
In truly wonderful location
Use of the jetty
The perfect spot for a picnic
Cool and calm
Towards the property
Soak up your beautiful surroundings
Be in awe of the rugged mountains
Wonderful scenery
Pure bliss
Ramble through the meadows
Why not try your hand at canoeing or windsurfing
Plenty of open space
Enjoy the long summer evenings
Towards the pretty cottage
1 / 24  Situated in a wonderful position close to the lake
2 / 24  Contrasts between the calm lake and the rugged mountains
3 / 24  Put your feet up and unwind after a long day of exploring
4 / 24  Retreat to the lounge after a long day of exploring
5 / 24  Enjoy a candlelit dinner in the kitchen/diner
6 / 24  Double bedroom
7 / 24  Zzzzz
8 / 24  Enjoy a restful nights sleep
9 / 24  Explore the large shared gardens
10 / 24  View of the lake
11 / 24  In truly wonderful location
12 / 24  Use of the jetty
13 / 24  The perfect spot for a picnic
14 / 24  Cool and calm
15 / 24  Towards the property
16 / 24  Soak up your beautiful surroundings
17 / 24  Be in awe of the rugged mountains
18 / 24  Wonderful scenery
19 / 24  Pure bliss
20 / 24  Ramble through the meadows
21 / 24  Why not try your hand at canoeing or windsurfing
22 / 24  Plenty of open space
23 / 24  Enjoy the long summer evenings
24 / 24  Towards the pretty cottage


Coniston, Cumbria
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 4 star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
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Property code: LCC74

Overview - The Estate & Lake

Wetherlam is one of three adjoining holiday cottages located on the North East tip of Coniston Water. Along with two other adjacent holiday properties and a row of traditional stone outbuildings, the cottages are set around a triangular courtyard on a small country estate and enjoy access to the estates private lake shore and jetties. All about 1.5 miles easy walk into Coniston village for shops, restaurants and cafes.

This area was much favoured by such literary lights as Tennyson, Turner and later Arthur Ransome, author of the much loved children's series of novels The Swallows & Amazons. Each drew inspiration from the surrounds where the views give a deep sense of the power and beauty of the Lake District landscape.

Today each cottage offers guests the perfect destination set in one of the finest locations in the central Lake District, where the view is filled by the high peaks of Coniston's mountain range, reflected in deep waters.

The properties lie about one and a half miles from the village, a mostly easy flat walk or cycle drive around the head of the lake.

Surrounding the cottages are beautiful gardens and Lakeland countryside and although the grounds are mainly open and shared there is plenty of space to find a private, quiet spot. A meadow sweeps down to the lake shore where there are three jetties, and for a small fee guests may moor their own boats or those hired from the Coniston Boating Centre. With eight hundred yards of shore to explore and the whole lake to muck about on, in and by, you have the ideal recipe for the perfect Lakeland holiday.

Wetherlam is one of the three adjoining cottages, created from an old 18th century stable set around the central courtyard. Shared with Grizedale, you have a large, peaceful and shady garden area in which to relax, and enjoy the spectacular view. The short walk down the track brings you to the lake shore and the private jetties.

The Living Spaces

The corner cottage of the three, Wetherlam offers the perfect romantic, snug retreat for two. From the porch you step into the sitting room. Plump sofa and arm chairs face a cheering open fire. Light streams through the windows, which give views to the garden, lake and mountains.

The well equipped kitchen has flag floors and oak beams, and all you need is to add a little candlelight for the perfect romantic supper.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Upstairs is the double bedroom and bathroom with bath, overhead shower, hand basin and WC. There is also a small bunk bedroom which may be used at a small extra charge and on request.

Gardens, Grounds & The Lake Shore

Outside you can relax in the large shared garden or wander down to the lake shore for a picnic or swim.& Whether you like mucking about on water, relaxing in beautiful surrounds or simply tucking up with a good book, Wetherlam will afford you that special setting for a memorable Lakeland holiday.

Boat Mooring - Use Of Lakeside

  • Guests may bring their own craft to a maximum of 26ft. The jetties lie across a meadow.
  • Jetty fee for boats and dinghies £25 to include 4x4 tow if required.
  • Please include any fees when you send the booking form.
  • Canoes, windsurfers etc no charge.
  • For boat hire - Coniston Boating Centre Tel 015394 41366
  • Please Note - To preserve the peace of all estate properties; the facilities, grounds and lakeside are strictly for use of resident guests.
  • Use of all facilities is at the guests' own risk.

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 offers 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, passing the many sculptures that have been created along the trail.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • Bedroom - 1 king-size bedroom. Additional bunk bedroom available with a £25 supplement
  • Bathroom – bath with an over-bath shower, basin and toilet
  • Woodburner
  • Kitchen – Electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Washing and drying facilities available in shared laundry room with small honesty charge 
  • Bed linen, towels, electricity and night storage heating included 
  • Nursery equipment – There is a small charge for this, please contact us for further information 
  • TV and DVD player 
  • iPod Dock 
  • Wi-Fi included 
  • Garden furniture 
  • BBQs available 
  • Regret no pets 
  • Shared covered bike storage, please advise us if you wish to use this 
  • Parking for 2 cars 
  • Arrival from 4pm 
  • Lakeside access
  • Pub 1.5 Miles 
  • For guests who wish to bring their own sailing boats a jetty fee of £25 and the usual Coniston Water regulations apply. Please contact us for further details

This property is personally managed by Chantelle.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Wetherlam Guest August 2017

We had a fabulous time at the cottage. We woke up to incredible views and feel totally rested and ready to return to our busy family life! We are already considering booking again for next year.

Reviewed by Wetherlam Guest July 2017

Delightful cottage! Loved the views and the birds in the garden. Thank you!

Reviewed by Ollie & Josie November 2015

Cottage and views were perfect. Snug an warm especially with the log burner. Weather was awful but still loved out stay. Owner, Richard was very welcoming and friendly. We will definitely be returning!

Reviewed by Tina October 2015

Beautiful grounds and views! We loved sitting at the dock watching the swans, boats and steamers. Did lots of nice walks and hate to leave! We never saw the badger L Indian food at Sara's in Coniston is so yummy!

Reviewed by Annette & Mark September 2015

Fab cottage, with fantastic views, great being so close to the lake. Lovely and peaceful, great unwind and distress. Clean throughout, owners very pleasant and helpful, with directions on walks and professional. Will be coming back, the nature around the grounds and lake are fab. Would recommend to go out at night, views of the stars were amazing,Read more couldn't of asked for more, weather was great. Fab! Fab! Fab! Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Richard & Ann May 2015

We have had a wonderful week in your lovely cottage. Thank you so much!

Reviewed by Tisha & Ian May 2015

Another wonderful stay, views fabulous. Can't wait to return.

Reviewed by Anita & Andy April 2015

Thank you! Everything was perfect. Don't change a thing! We hope to be back next year!

Reviewed by Matt, Sarah, Les & Jacob March 2015

Gorgeous cottage, amazing views, weather a bit hit and miss but still had a wonderful week. Playing in the garden and down by the lake perfect for our little boys trip on the Gondola recommended, great views of the cottage from the lake. Prefect week, thank you. Hope to come back soon!

Reviewed by Jones February 2015

Beautiful cottage, breath-taking surroundings! Really don't want to leave! Love it here!

Reviewed by James & Sarah January 2015

A great cosy cottage where we had a magic week inConiston, includinggettingengaged by the lake shore!

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Situated in a wonderful position close to the lake
Contrasts between the calm lake and the rugged mountains
Put your feet up and unwind after a long day of exploring
Retreat to the lounge after a long day of exploring
Enjoy a candlelit dinner in the kitchen/diner
Double bedroom
Enjoy a restful nights sleep
Explore the large shared gardens
View of the lake
In truly wonderful location
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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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