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Wetherlam

Coniston, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
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 surroundings 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.

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 use them for their own boats. With eight hundred yards of shore to explore and the whole lake to play 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

 

A cosy, compact cottage 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, overbath shower, hand basin and WC. There is also a small bunk bedroom ideal if you want to bring the kids.

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 playing on water, relaxing in a beautiful setting or simply tucking up with a good book, Wetherlam will afford you that special place for a memorable Lakeland holiday.

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. The village is welcoming with shops, cafes, pubs, a couple of restaurants, petrol station and a church.

One of our favourite lakes, much of the shore line is accessible to explore and, at Coniston’s Boating Centre you can hire all manner of boats from canoes to little motorboats.

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 tracks take you on scenic walks and cycle rides under the canopy of ancient and new woodland, passing the many sculptures that have been created along the trails.

To ensure exclusivity and uninterrupted enjoyment for all resident guests, occasional non-resident visitors are allowed for short visits to the properties only by prior arrangement with the owners. Thank-you

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 and 1 bunk bedroom
  • Bathroom – bath with an over-bath shower, basin and toilet
  • Woodburner (Logs available to pre-order £8 per bag. Contact us for further information)
  • 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
  • Maximum Occupancy - 4

 

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Karen 16th October 2020

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Amazing property and view is unique. Comfortable, very warm and cosy. Hosts were very pleasant and the location is quite sublime! We will definitely return.

Reviewed by Paul 25th September 2020

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Fabulous little place right on the water with amazing views, giving the isolation feeling we wanted. Richard and Wendy were very welcoming and attentive. The cottage had everything we needed and more, perfect for our 1 yr old and we could get cozy in front of the log burner in the evening

Reviewed by Sharon 11th September 2020

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Fantastic cottage, fantastic location

Reviewed by Victoria 28th August 2020

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What a picture perfect location. We loved our stay here. The cottage was lovely and the views amazing. We loved having private access to the lake and the quietness of the area. The owners Richard and Wendy were very helpful and friendly.

Reviewed by Alix 21st August 2020

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This is a lovely cottage in an outstanding setting. The access to the private jetties was really special. We stayed with our two children and found the cottage to be comfortable and well equipped. The owners were very friendly and accessible.

Reviewed by Richard 31st July 2020

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Excellent. Small comfortable cottage. Great location on lake coniston.

Reviewed by Andrew 24th July 2020

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Absolutely amazing and beautiful cottage with fabulous views and private access to the lake away from the maddening crowd!!! John Ruskin just up the road, perfect. Lovely hosts. Perfect for 2 adults or a young family.

Reviewed by Andrew 6th March 2020

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We stayed at Tent Lodge Cottage to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. It did not disappoint, we had a wonderful time and were sad to leave. Our hosts, Richard and Wendy were just lovely people and very welcoming. The position of this cottage is superb, views are amazing. Highly recommend a stay here and would definitely go back, thank you.

Reviewed by Fiona 22nd December 2019

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Wetherlam is a fantastic cottage, an amazing location right by the lake with a great, cosy interior including a lovely log burner, powerful shower and incredibly comfy bed. Richard and Wendy were really helpful and friendly too. Id highly recommend staying here.

Reviewed by Patricia 8th November 2019

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Reviewed by C 27th October 2019

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Reviewed by Amanda 20th October 2019

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Absolutely brilliant. A stunning little cottage. The owners are brilliant and you cannot beat the views and location. Perfect. Its a great size for two people and a younger child. Our son is 11 and it was ideal. Would 100% recommend

Reviewed by P 4th October 2019

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Reviewed by Tanya 6th September 2019

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this is a very good place for those who want to really get away from it all. the view from the bedroom window is breathtaking and you can just sit outside the cottage and admire the beauty and surroundings

Reviewed by Magdalena 2nd August 2019

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Reviewed by Clare 19th July 2019

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We had a fabulous 2 weeks at Wetherlam! The cottage is lovely, cozy and well equipped. The gardens are beautiful and we woke to incredible views of the lake and surrounding area- the location is perfect on the edge of Lake Coniston. Owner Richard was very welcoming and friendly. We can't wait to go back!

Reviewed by Maureen 5th July 2019

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Cottage is in a beautiful location with stunning views of Lake Coniston .

Reviewed by Helen 24th May 2019

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Reviewed by Lucy 19th April 2019

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The property is very small but the location was stunning and as the weather was so nice we were outside most of the time anyway. We could have happily stayed much longer, and would absolutely book it for a holiday again.

Reviewed by Paul 5th April 2019

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We had a lovely week at Wetherlam! The cottage is small and fairly basic, but it's hard to imagine a better location, particularly for a family with small children.

Reviewed by Julie 31st January 2019

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Reviewed by Dan 1st January 2019

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Very nice cosy property. Lovely to come back to after a long day out and about

Reviewed by Alan 23rd November 2018

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Reviewed by Thomas 26th October 2018

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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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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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