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The Peat House

Nibthwaite - Nr Coniston Water

Key Information


Star Rating:VE 4 Star


Pets:No Pets

Other: No Babies or Children under 6 yrs
Wi-Fi Broadband

The Peat House


The Peat House lies a mile from Coniston Water, in the small hamlet of Nibthwaite. Tracks lead from the cottage through woodland and moor, where you can take trails across fell leading to Grizedale Forest, ending your day with a walk home by a lake shore. If you fancy a pint in a friendly inn, the Red Lion is a gentle one mile stroll down to nearby Lowick Bridge.


Living Spaces

The cottage has been beautifully created from a 17th century peat house, offering guests a level of comfort. You enter into a spacious open plan sitting room, dining kitchen area. The first impression is of warmth and elegance. The sitting room has paneled walls and timber floors in soft creams, scattered with richly coloured rugs. Soft lighting spills onto polished dark furniture and a plump sofa and two armchairs are drawn around the roaring log fire.

The kitchen area is finished with paneled units and a fine table, where with the lights dimmed and a few candles you have the perfect place to dine and talk.


Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Upstairs are two bedrooms, comfortably furnished with pitched ceilings. The double has an en-suite bathroom and the twin a shower room, with a seperate wc on the landing.


Garden Spaces

The large garden has views out to fell and woodland. Here you will find the conservatory adjoining a small reading room, a quiet place with a host of books, desk, armchair and log burning stove. The location, style and sheer comfort make this cottage perfect for both summer and winter, either for families and friends or as a romantic and memorable retreat for two.



Out & About

The landscape is the backdrop for Arthur Ransome's famous novels, perfect for walking and cycling. Bethacar Moor is crisscrossed with tracks and pathways, rewarding you with bracing walks and fine views. At the foot of Coniston you can explore the shoreline with its little bays, and running west from the lake lies the Grizedale Forest. 

A short walk from the barn brings you to the Red Lion Inn. Friendly staff serves good local ales and hearty pub food, where visitors are welcome to join in events such as quiz nights - all great fun.

Coniston village sits at the head of the lake, sheltered in the lea of the Coniston mountain rangne. A village with much to do with shops, cafes and four pubs, the location perfect for outdoor pursuits; climbing, walking, cycling and water sport holidays. On all points of the compass there are trails, leafy forest paths, tracks and lake shores to explore, and you need travel very little to find a new and exciting landscape.

You can get on the water by renting a boat the boating centre, where you can hire rowing boats, sailing dinghies, kayaks and canoes or or one of the small motorboats, perfect for a day out exploring the hidden bays and wooded coves. The Centre also hires mountain bikes and electric bikes to help get you around the lanes and up onto the fells.

For walking, climbing and mountain biking the choice is huge, with the whole of the mountain range to explore. The Old Man of Coniston stands at 2635 feet and is very popular, offering various well-marked paths to the summit. If you only go part way the view will be spectacular, the pint in the pub on your return all the more delicious.

For more info on the area visit our Lake District Guide

Full Lake District Guide

The Grizedale Forest 


Coniston Water & Mountain 

Cartmel Peninsular - The Lythe and Winster Valleys - Arnside and the Morecambe Bay 

Coniston Village 

Newby Bridge To Bouth 


Grange Over Sands 



Guest Reviews

This is our 4th visit to The Peat House, the first being in 2005!  It remains “home from home”, clean, warm, well equipped and very cosy.  The wood burner has been a most welcome treat for wet weary walkers! - M & J Russell - Cornwall

We have enjoyed a tremendous week around this area and had wonderful walks every day – so lucky with the weather. The Peat House has been very comfortable, particularly enjoyed breakfasts in the conservatory & evenings around the log fire.
Mr & Mrs. S – Bristol

In all, an excellent and very enjoyable week was had.  Many thanks to Andrew & Georgiana….and please feed “Pansy” generously!  Dr Z – London  (note: Pansy is the pet pig who lives in the adjacent field)

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The Peat House
The Details

The Peat House Inventory

  • Property Type
    Lake District Barn Conversion - Detached - Rural location 
  • 1 Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, overhead shower, basin & WC.
  • 1 Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room, basin and adjacent WC
  • Duvets - Full linen & towels
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Open fire - Logs inclusive
  • Double oven and hob
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer-dryer
  • Coffee cafetiere
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Colour TV - SKY - DVD
  • WI-Fi Broadband
  • CD - tape - radio stereo
  • Pay telephone
  • Oil, electricity and logs inclusive
  • Decorated Christmas Tree with the owner's Seasonal Best Wishes
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • No pets
  • No smokers
  • Parking 2 cars
  • Together with nearby Grange Studio party sizes can be extended to accommodate six people.
  • No babies or children under 6 yrs
  • Guest are advised, bookings will only be accepted from guests bringing their own transport
  • Nearest Pub - The Red Lion Lowick Bridge 1.2 Miles
Nearest Amenities
Lowick Bridge
Coniston Village
Newby Bridge, Lakeside and Finsthwaite
Grange over Sands
Cark in Cartmel
Grizedale Forest
Walks, Activities and Info Links
Local Areas of Interest

We would love to hear your views on The Peat House 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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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.
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