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Blea Brows

Coniston Water, Lake District
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Situated on the shores of Coniston Water with a private access pathway
  • Exclusive swimming area for guests and residents from the estate at the lake
  • Easy access to the wider lake district for family days out
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Property code: SZ079

Groups of six will adore this charming country-style cottage located on the edge of Coniston Water, surrounded by beautiful woodland. Spot wildlife from the garden or head to the private swimming area at the lake.

This detached slate cottage was formerly the stables of an Edwardian country estate. The well-loved, three-bedroom cottage is set in pleasant woodland, visited by a variety of bird and wildlife. Situated at Brown Howe near Water Yeat in the south west of Coniston Water, there is direct lake access and views to Beacon Fell, where the beautiful Beacon Tarn can be reached within hour.

What makes this cottage stand out from the rest is its private pathway with right of access to Coniston Water, a 5-minute dog-friendly walk (bring your wellies!) to a private swimming beach shared with residents on the estate. Made famous by Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons, Peel Island (known as 'Wild Cat Island' in the story) lies around 1km from the beach. With its secret harbour and accessibility by kayak or canoe, it makes for the perfect adventure for Swallows and Amazons fans of all ages.

Water Yeat is a small hamlet towards the southern end of the lake. It is a serene and remote location with no shops or pub and just a few other buildings. A few miles down the road from the cottage at Torver are two popular pubs, one a family owned pub with a deli and shop attached. There are several good pubs in Coniston and a pub on the A590 to Lowick.

The cottage itself sleeps six people across three bedrooms. Functional and cosy, it's perfect for families who are looking for a cosy cottage to use as a launch pad into the southern Lake District.

The 19th-century cottage has a right of access to a private ( though shared with the other properties on the estate) lakeside swimming beach, perfect for dogs and supervised children. Pull on your wellies and pack a picnic, the perfect way to spend a day.

The entrance to the cottage is via the front and into a hallway. Here you'll find plenty of space to store boots and coats, with even more space available in the handy ground floor WC. The hall leads to the living room, which features a large wood burner, two cosy sofas, an armchair, as well as a dining table for six guests. Character is gleaned from the old wooden beams and feature corner fireplace. A Smart TV with FreeSat is available, so don't forget to bring your Netflix login. The dining table is positioned in the large window, which looks out onto the cobbled courtyard.

The kitchen can be found at the back of the cottage, with the sink overlooking the rear patio - the perfect spot for a peaceful moment watching the visiting birdlife. The well-equipped kitchen contains an electric oven, four-ring gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and breakfast table. The back door leads out from the kitchen to the lovely patio area, where a BBQ is provided for guests. Views are of the surrounding woodland.

Upstairs on the first floor are the three bedrooms and bathrooms. The master bedroom, which overlooks the cobbled courtyard, has a double bed and en-suite containing a walk-in shower and WC. The other two bedrooms are twins, each containing two single beds. Both twin rooms have lovely views over the surrounding woodland, perfect for retiring back to bed with a cup of tea. The family bathroom has a WC, sink, and shower over the bath.

The cottage is set in sloping woodland, which is ideal for young explorers. While the area is mostly enclosed, dogs with a will to escape will be able to do so! There is a paved area with seating in which to have a BBQ. While there is no secure shelter, bikes can be locked away out of sight (bring your own locks) and the only passers-by will be guests and residents from the handful of cottages that share the same courtyard. There is space for two cars to park next to the courtyard entrance (which is where cars should remain as a courtesy to other residents once unloading has taken place). Part of the woodland was severely hit by storms in late 2021, causing fallen trees and damaged pathways which will take a while to repair.  Guests are still able  to access much of the woodland, but care must be taken. 

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 2 twins
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite shower room, 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, plus 1 downstairs WC
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer
  • Wood burner
  • Smart TV, FreeSat, Netflix
  • Partially enclosed woodland garden with patio area and seating
  • Part of the woodland was severely hit by storms in late 2021, causing fallen trees and damaged pathways which will take a while to repair.  Guests are still able  to access much of the woodland, but care must be taken. 
  • Parking for 2 cars at the courtyard entrance. Please don't leave cars anywhere else to keep access clear for other residents.
  • Bikes can be locked away out of sight (bring your own locks)
  • Private swimming beach shared with residents
  • Nearest pub and shop 2.5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kieron Anderson

This property is personally managed by Kieron.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Robert 8th March 2024

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Wow! What a place to stay in the lakes. We loved it so much, cosy fires at night and walk around the lakes in the day. The place was very well equipped with everything we needed. Great location, the dogs loved the woodland and beach. We didnt let the rain put us off from going out. Would definitely come back again :)

Reviewed by lorna 26th January 2024

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Lovely cottage , clean and well equipped . Had a lovely relaxed weekend. There are loads of board games in the lounge window seat (we didn't discover them until our final night ) Definitely need a car to get about

Reviewed by Tim 10th November 2023

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Reviewed by Nick 16th October 2023

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Reviewed by Phillip 22nd September 2023

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Lovely welcoming cottage, in great peaceful location. Its nestled in woodlands with five minutes walk to the lake. Cottage is clean and tidy.

Reviewed by Graham 8th September 2023

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Great location. Facilities. Location great. V comfy.

Reviewed by Tina 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Alexandra 25th August 2023

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Fantastic cottage and location. We went into the lake everyday. It was so peaceful. Fully equipped cottage with everything you need. Loved watching the birds in the garden. It was lovely to have peanuts left for us to feed them. Comfortable beds and the children loved all the games. Great holiday.

Reviewed by Jocelyn 21st July 2023

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An excellent location and a very cosy home. We had a fantastic stay. Some features were a little tired but the cleaner does an excellent job on a dog friendly property in walking country, excellent. Great fun feeding the birds in the garden (quite an education) and an excellent selection of things to do on rainy days.

Reviewed by Debbie 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by Judith 21st April 2023

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Lovely comfortable well equipped cottage in a beautiful location with the added bonus of direct access to lake Coniston.We had a wonderful holiday here with the family and would certainly recommend staying at this cottage.

Reviewed by Jimmy 13th January 2023

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Great Location. Dog friendly. Great break

Reviewed by Adam 27th December 2022

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Reviewed by Richard 25th November 2022

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Reviewed by Laura 4th November 2022

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The cottage was very well equipped and cosy. The bed was super comfortable also so falling asleep was easy (& I normally struggle to sleep in unusual places so this says a lot!) Didn't run into any issues whilst staying there and we are already planning on returning next year. The dogs loved it and was in a great centralised location for many of thRead moree things the Lake District has to offer. Coming home after a rainy walk to then sit in front of the log fire was definitely one of the highlights. Hide

Reviewed by Eleanor 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Matthew 29th July 2022

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Very clean, well equipped and in a great location

Reviewed by Mike 11th July 2022

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Well loved family home. Very comfy beds! Everything you could need in the kitchen. Great access to coniston water. Neighbours really friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Robin 17th June 2022

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very cosy cottage everything there to make a very relaxed holiday , in a quiet location

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