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Forest Cottage

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1043112)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Charles

    “The cottage is part of an hold house split into a few houses, on the far side of Coniston.”

    Nice and quiet. Grizedale Forest and Tarn How’s are very near for enjoyable walks or in our case runs, from the front door. Downstairs is totally open plan and remodelled to a high standard. Upstairs has a couple of bedrooms, a locked room and a well appointed bathroom with shower and separate bath, all very clean. There is a garden with a bench in the front and another area to the side. We did have a few negatives about our stay. The information pack was very limited. There was no ...

    Nice and quiet. Grizedale Forest and Tarn How’s are very near for enjoyable walks or in our case runs, from the front door. Downstairs is totally open plan and remodelled to a high standard. Upstairs has a couple of bedrooms, a locked room and a well appointed bathroom with shower and separate bath, all very clean. There is a garden with a bench in the front and another area to the side. We did have a few negatives about our stay. The information pack was very limited. There was no information on where to throw rubbish away once the living area bin was full. I did spot a big industrial size bin at the entrance of the car park, so went to use that. As I was about to open the lid I heard a voice come from the darkness telling me not to put the bin bag in the bin and just leave it there. Very weird! We had a good puzzle over finding the washing machine and dryer. It was nowhere to be found in the house, no information on how to find it in the pack! I again searched in the car park and noticed a block of outhouses had numbers on them, tried the door that matched ours, locked! Went back to Cottage and searched for a key, found on kitchen window sill. Off back out in the dark, across the car park and opened the outhouse door, only to find someone was using our dryer, was informed on complaint to Heart of the Lakes that no one should have access. Strange and now somewhat spooky! There is also no wash basket to carry your washing out and back! We also had a man come to the door one night, saying he was the previous owner, telling us our electric would be off all day the following day, as it was having essential maintenance, contacted H of the L, they knew nothing about it. The electric never went off, very weird. Another negative was nearly no cutlery or crockery matched and most crockery had lots of chips in them. Not great for hygienic eating! There was also no departure details about bins, beds or towels. We also found the sofa pretty uncomfortable, though that is down to everyone’s tastes and needs but our bad backs did not enjoy the sofa. Overall the interior of the cottage is lovely, sadly felt some of the basics inside did not come near the same standard. Upstairs was fine. We also had a power cut on our last night and the emergency torch in the kitchen doesn’t work and yes it had been on charge. Good job we had our head torches as it gets absolutely pitch black. Overall a lovely cottage in a nice quiet location, handy for walks and the Coniston Inn is nearby if you want a hearty meal or a pint. If the sofa, crockery/cutlery and information pack was improved we would have scored it higher. Really wasn’t keen on having to walk to the other side of the car park to wash clothes, glad we didn’t get the usual lashing Lakeland rain or this would have been miserable.

    - Charles, November 2021

Awards

The property

Forest Cottage is one of 5 cottages at Townson Ground, a 400 year old country estate tucked away between the lake and Grizedale Forest at the north eastern end of Coniston Water. Surrounded by farmland once owned by Beatrix Potter, the location of Forest Cottage is simply superb for everything "Lake District" - from walking up the magnificent "Old Man" of Coniston, cycling in Grizedale forest, boating on the beautiful Coniston Water or simply relaxing in picturesque surroundings. Coniston village is only a mile and a half level walk, where there are cafes, shops and pubs selling the famous "Bluebird" ale. Accommodation: Through the garden gate and down a couple of steps to the front door. Entrance in to open plan kitchen/dining room/living room - a spacious sociable open plan space with character beams, handmade windows, and slate flooring with underfloor heating. Dining area has large table and chairs for lingering family meals whilst the lounge area has comfortable seating grouped around the log burning stove, flat screen TV, and DVD. This truly open-plan living space has all the ingredients of a great holiday where you can cook, eat and chat in cosy surroundings bringing all members of the party together whilst you relax and plan your next busy day. Upstairs there are two bedrooms - a double and a twin, and a high quality family bathroom fully tiled in travertine with bath, separate shower, basin and wc. Forest Cottage has been lovingly restored by the owner who has given the property a real home from home feel, with all the comforts of a modern house and the character and personality of a Lakeland Cottage. We are sure it will be the venue for many delightful holidays in this beautiful setting. Outside: Small grassed area to the front of the cottage with table and chairs, and further patio area to the side of the cottage. Parking for 2 cars in communal parking area next to the cottage. Coniston village amenities approx 1.5 miles (approx 20 mins walk).

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove and underfloor heating
  • Undefloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer (in outhouse), dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Logs for woodburning stove available to buy locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Front lawn with table and chairs and side patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

CONISTON

Hawkshead 4 miles; Ambleside 8 miles.

Nestling at the head of Coniston Water, the pretty village of Coniston is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Lake District National Park, making it a superb base for touring, with Hawkshead, Ambleside, Windermere and Grasmere just a short drive away. Superb walking, mountain biking and climbing are available locally on Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam, and the lovely woodland trails at Grizedale Forest. For watersports enthusiasts, the quiet lake is ideal for dinghy sailing and canoeing, whilst the less active can enjoy a leisure cruise on the beautiful steam yacht 'Gondola’, or visit Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin. Nearby attractions include the award-winning village of Hawkshead, home of the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Tarn Hows, one of the most visited beauty spots in the country and Esthwaite Water, famous for its fishing. A first class holiday location at any time of the year.