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The Dairy

Atkinson Ground - Nr Coniston Water

Key Information


Star Rating:VE 5 Star


Pets:No Pets

Other: Wi-Fi Broadband
Whirlpool Bath

See Also -    Lyme Cottage   Somewhere  

The Dairy


The Dairy lies on The Atkinson Ground Estate set in the heart of the Lake District. Located not far from the northeast head of Coniston Water, Atkinson Ground is a group of individualy and privately owned houses and barns for both residential and holiday letting.

Very well furnished, as recognised by the Visit England 5 Star award, the cottage offers guests comfortable accommodation, along with all the benefits of the nearby village amenities and a fantastic landscape to explore. Nearby you have one of a our most beautiful lakes, a rugged mountain range, plenty of activities on, in and around the water, along with pubs, cafes, shops and a micro brewery - perfect.


The Living Spaces

From the oak front door you step into the kitchen - dining room with dining table and chairs set on a fine flagged floor. To one end is a super hand painted bespoke kitchen, topped off with granite work surfaces, this along with all the mod cons you would need to create light lunches and sumptuous dinners.

Stairs lead up to the sitting room, cosy and welcoming. With its log burning stove, comfortable sofa, arm chair and occasional lighting, all is perfect for curling up with a good book or for a bit of real chilling out, break out the pop-corn and take in the latest blockbuster on the flat screen TV.


Bedrooms & Bathrooms

From the first floor a further stairway takes you up to the bedroom. Comfortably furnished with a king sized bed, there are nice extra touches such as bathrobes and complimentary toiletries.

The bathroom has a super whirlpool bath for you to relax in and unwind after a days walking and exploration. There is also an overhead shower, basin and WC.



Garden Spaces

To the front of the cottage is a small patio area where you barbecue, relax and simply enjoy a warm sunny day.

In Summary - This is a delightful cottage, funished for the owner by local interior designer, Sarah Jane Nielsen, offering a comfort and stlye recognised by Visit Engalnd with the Gold Award, where it will make the perfect romantic retreat for two.

Out & About

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.

At the boating centre you can hire all manner of craft including canoes, rowing boats, small sailing craft, along with my favourite, the little motor boats, perfect to explore the lake and coves in relaxed style.

The big mountain is Coniston Old Man. Well marked paths lead to the summit where the view is reward itself.

The Grizedale Forest runs down the east shore. This huge managed woodland, has well laid out tracks that take you on a wonderful nine mile trek, passing the many sculptures that have been created along the trail.

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



Your Say

We have had a fantastic stay here at The Dairy. The cottage is absolutely beautiful and so comfortable we don't want to leave. We will return soon.
Amanda and Simon - Bromsgrove,Worcs.

One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Very relaxing and a friendly welcome.
Diane and Geoff - Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire.

Had a wonderful time. So peaceful and relaxing, Just what we needed. Done plenty of walking. Cottage is cosy and lovely, our little haven. Beautiful part of the country. Hope to be back!
Kim & Graham

The Dairy
The Details

The Dairy Inventory

  • Property Type
    Rural location - semi detached 
  • 1 Double bedroom with king size bed
  • Duvets - Full linen & towels
  • Bathrobes 
  • 1 Bathroom with whirlpool bath, overhead shower, basin & WC
  • Night store heating with dual control
  • Log Burning Stove
  • Logs if required please purchase localy
  • Oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Slow cooker
  • Sandwich toaster/griddle
  • Food processor  
  • Fridge - freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee cafetiere
  • Washer - dryer
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Smart TV - DVD player
  • iPod dock - CD - Radio sterio
  • Wi-Fi Broadband
  • Electricity inclusive
  • Welcome hamper of locally produced Biscuits, Fudge and Kendal Mint Cake
  • L'Occitane complementary toiletries
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue- please bring charcoal
  • No pets
  • No smokers
  • Parking 1 car
  • Bike store
  • Private water supply with UV filtration
  • Nearest Pub - The Crown Inn 1.6 Miles
Nearest Amenities
Coniston Village
Grizedale Forest
Near & Far Sawrey
Walks, Activities and Info Links
Local Areas of Interest

We would love to hear your views on The Dairy along with any special places you found during your stay. You can leave comments in the visitor book, send an email, or go to our Facebook page.

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For more info on local areas of interest, visit our Lake District Guides



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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If you have yet to visit the Lake District, then why not start by watching our little film. An 11 minute movie, it gets to essence of this beautiful landscape. Shot by Jack Serginson and Ollie Gough, the movie shows why our stunning area is the No1 holiday destination.


Treat yourself this holiday.


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Lake District Personal Sanctuary


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