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 4 Star Gold 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.
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
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.
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.