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Park Gate Cottage


Key Information


Star Rating:VE 4 Star


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Park Gate Cottage



Set a half of a mile south from Coniston Village on the west side of Coniston Water, Park Gate Cottage is perfect to both relax and enjoy as much as it is a good base to explore the local landscape with its lake, mountains, forest and fell.

Built around 1850 as the gate keepers cottage for the old Coppermine rail line, No1 is the end terrace of three houses set back from the Coniston - Torver road.

The railway is long gone, but the old track way is used as a footpath to the village, about ten minutes walking, passing at the half way point the Ship Inn.


Living Spaces

Approached by a short single-track lane, parking is at the rear of the cottage. From the little patio area at the front you step into an open plan sitting room, dining and kitchen space. A plump sofa and comfy armchair sit around a roaring open fire, all set on stone flags, under a canopy of timber beams, cosy for tucking up with a movie or a good book, play games or simply chat into the wee hours.

The kitchen area is well equipped to rustle up a light lunch or a hearty supper. From this end of the room a door leads out down a few steps to the parking area.


Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Upstairs to the first floor and you have the double bedroom, simple but spacious and comfortable. Here you also have the bathroom with a corner bath, shower cubicle, WC and basin.

A further flight of stairs takes you on up to the spacious attic twin bedroom with low pitched ceilings suitable for either adults or children.


Garden Spaces

Outside, to the front of the cottage, is a little stone flagged patio with a garden seat, and up a few steps you have another small garden area lawned and surrounded by hedging with a garden table, chairs and barbecue.

With its setting in the very heart of the Lake District, the close proximity to the village and a host of local walks and activities along with the wider National Park easily explored, all combine to make the perfect little retreat for couples and small families alike.


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 is welcoming with 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

For more info on the area visit our Lake District Guide

Full Lake District Guide

Coniston Village 

Coniston Water & Mountain 

Hawkshead - Near & Far Sawrey

The Grizedale Forest 

Tarn Hows 


Your Say

A lovely place for our first family holiday. Very peaceful and Edward slept very well. We really appreciated the Wainwright books in the bookshelf, and we managed to do lots of lovely walks, including the Old Man and the Langdale Pikes. We stopped in on the Ship Inn, very friendly. Overall a very comfortable cottage. 

Thanks. Pete, Jenny and Edward(6 months).

Wonderful weekend.  The weather has been perfect 27 degrees all day.  Lots to do down at the lake.  Coniston Water is beautiful and the children had a ball.  The cottage is extremely well equipped, comfortable and stylishly decorated.  BBQ area perfect.
Damian, Clare and Family - Southport

It's been a lovely week. The cottage has been fantastic and provided everything we needed. The walk in to Coniston down the railway line is always a good start to the day and we bought many an item from the Honesty shop. Good selection of pubs, the Black Bull does great food. Look forward to visiting again soon, our Springer Spaniel 'Sybil' loved it also.
Ben, Jo and Sybil.

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Park Gate Cottage
The Details

Park Gate Cottage Inventory

  • Property Type - Lake District Cottage - End of terrace - Rural location
  • 1 Double bedroom
  • 1 Twin bedroom
  • Duvets - Full linen & towels
  • 1 Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • 1 High Chair
  • 1 Travel Cot - Please note bedding and linen not provided 
  • Gas central heating
  • Open fire
  • Electric oven & gas hob
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Small freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee cafetiere
  • Washing machine
  • Iron - ironing board
  • TV - DVD- Video player
  • Wi-Fi Broadband
  • Electricity - gas inclusive
  • Decorated Christmas Tree with the owner's Seasonal Best Wishes
  • Garden furniture
  • 1 Well behaved dog - £20. 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 for 1 car behind the property. Further parking may be found at layby on the main road, approx 200 yards from the cottage.
  • Nearest Pub - The Ship Inn 0.9 Miles
Access Statement
Nearest Amenities
Coniston Village
Grizedale Forest
Walks, Activities and Info Links
Local Areas of Interest

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Lake District Guides


Lake District Cottage Holidays are about relaxing and reviving, leisure and pleasure. The lakes, mountains, fells and forests offer some of the best walking and climbing in the country and are a tonic for all. Along with our wonderful landscape and the National Park, the Lake District offers some of the finest dining in the country, a vibrant cultural and arts scene and, for those who want something a little out of the ordinary, we have gathered together a list of people, places and events that should satisfy the most adventurous spirited visitor.



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We want you to truly have a relaxing time and unwind during your stay. We have teamed up with My Personal Sanctuary who offer 5 star quality organic massage and treatments, carried out in the comfort of your holiday home.


To add to the relaxed mood why not order a delicious meal from Clare Boissier, a Prue Leith-trained chef with over 20 years experience and will work throughout the county, Debby Bainbridge in the North Lakes or Lucy’s of Ambleside in South Lakes.
See our Lakeland Extras Page for more details