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Heathwaite Cottage  |  Coniston

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Heathwaite Farm Cottage


If your idea of the perfect Lake District holiday is to have magnificent lake views, walks from your doorstep up onto mountain paths, a village within walking distance and plenty of activities, both on and around the water, then Heathwaite Farm Cottage may well be for you.

Approached by a steep narrow lane and set around the old farmyard, the cottage along with adjoining Heathwaite Farm and, lying across the farm yard, Bracken and Hay Barn, all are surrounded by meadow and pasture, with footpaths leading to the summit of the Coniston Old Man, giving the walker a stunning panoramic view of the lake district.

Wildlife is abundant, with Buzzards soaring overhead, Green Woodpeckers hammering trees and Swallows performing avian aerobatics in and out of the old barns. The surrounding meadow is grazed by Herdwick sheep and cattle which, on occasion, are driven into the farmyard for dipping and shearing, a fascinating sight for children and adults alike - keep the camera ready.

A meadow path leads down to the village where there are shops, cafes and inns and, down by the lake, you can hire rowing, sailing and little powered boats.


Living Spaces

From the stone porch you step into the open plan living space. To one side, down a small step, is a little kitchen area, perfectly well equipped to prepare warming meals after a day on the fell.

The main area is your sitting - dining room. A comfortable sofa and arm chairs, along with occasional furniture and a small dining table all sit under timber beams and a fire glows in the stone hearth. Add a little candle light, some good company and you have the perfect cosy sitting room, for both winter and summer.


Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Off a small hall is the downstairs shower room with basin and wc. The stairs lead to an open landing, off which lie the two bedrooms. Both are small but cosy, one a double the other a twin.


Garden Spaces

The Grounds are shared with the other properties. To the front of the cottage is a little grassy slope or a seating area just opposite in front of barn doors where you can sit out with a glass of wine and nearby, all around, you can wander off onto the fell for a picnic and find a special view.

The owners have a few free ranging hens, known collectively as The Girls, wandering around. It is possible to purchase eggs on site.

The cottage is very traditional and would be equally suited to a small family or a couple looking for a cosy romantic retreat.


The Location

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.

The big mountain is The Coniston Old Man, rising up over the village and lake. Climbable by any reasonably fit person, there are well-marked tracks to the summit. Even if you only go part way the view will be memorable.

East of the lake is the huge Grizedale Forest. A centre for all things woodland, there are trails that take you on a nine mile route, where on the way you can spot the many sculptures created by resident and visiting artists. At the visitor centre bikes can be hired for mountain biking, and at Go-Ape, the tree top assault course, you can find your inner Tarzan. 

For more info on the area visit our Lake District Guide

Full Lake District Guide

Tarn Hows 

Coniston Village 

Coniston Water & Mountain 

The Grizedale Forest 

Esthwaite Water 

Hawkshead - Near & Far Sawrey



Guest Reviews For Heathwaite Farm Cottage

Sunrise over Coniston Lake – definetly worth getting up for on a clear day. A mixture of walking and mooching around Ambleside. A bottle of Bluebird Bitter next to the fire at the cottage at the end of the day. A great week thanks.

Crumbs! What a picturesque setting, an artist/writers paradise. Good job we had a plentiful supply of provisions, for picnicing upon the hill! Little Roger adored the secret pool, even though he fell in! Here’s to many more adventures.
The Lambert Family - West Sussex

We had a wonderful week enjoying the beautiful landscapes surrounding charming Heathwaite...long walks..delicious food at the Blacksmith's Arms, Broughton Mills....great memories.
Dummill family - Providence, Rhode Island, USA

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Lakeland Extras - You Time

Holidays are are all about relaxing and reviving along with having fun. It should also be about your time, time for yourself, a little self indulgence. Adding some of these extras will enhance your holiday experience and give you that much deserved You Time.


My Personal Sanctuary

MPS is a luxurious and truly indulgent beauty therapy service delivering 5 star quality organic treatments carried out in the comfort of your cottage. Your treatments are carried out by carefully selected therapists, who ensure you are enveloped in calmness, serenity and relaxation from the moment you embark on your treatment journey. It’s the perfect way to unwind and enhance your stay and even better, when you book one of our lake district cottages you will recieve a 5% reduction from MPS on your chosen treatment.

Home Cooked Meals

A delicious home cooked meal delivered to you door will give you even more time to yourself. We have found a few companies that offer a tasty selection. Clare Boissier, a Prue Leith-trained chef with over 20 years experience and will work throughout the county, Lucy's of Ambleside, and in the north Lakes, Choice Catering run by Debbie Bainbridge.


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Heathwaite Cottage
The Details

Heathwaite Farm Cottage Inventory

  • Property Type - Lake District Cottage - Semi Detached - Rural Location
  • 1 Double bedroom
  • 1 Twin bedroom
  • Nursery equipment - see price guide
  • Duvets - Full linen & towels
  • Downstairs shower room & WC
  • Gas central heating
  • Open fire
  • Complimentary starter logs - Further logs purchasable at property
  • Electric Oven & Hob
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Use of communal freezer
  • Coffee cafetiere
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared laundry facilities of washing machine & dryer
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Colour TV
  • DVD Player
  • WiFi Broadband
  • Gas & Electricity inclusive
  • 1 well behaved dog - £35. Please note guests are to be fully responsible for their pet where they must respect the property and grounds, follow specific instructions left at the property, also be aware of any farm stock nearby - see terms and conditions. On departure and to avoid a charge, guests must clean up after their pet both inside the property and the grounds.
  • No smokers
  • Parking 1 car
  • Nearest Pub - The Black Bull - 0.4 Miles
Nearest Amenities
Coniston Village
Near & Far Sawrey
Grizedale Forest
Walks, Activities and Info Links
Local Areas of Interest