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Grass Guards Cottage

Coniston (7mls W), Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stylish and characterful cottage at the heart of the Lake District
  • Spectacular views over the Duddon Valley and beyond
  • Plenty of scenic walks from your doorstep for you to enjoy
Property code: 81263

A beautiful cottage offering stylish accommodation for four guests, finished to a high standard throughout to provide a chic holiday retreat set in an idyllic location with amazing views from the property.

Escape from it all to this gorgeous cottage sitting on a lovely complex of properties in the heart of the Lake District. Soak up stunning views of the Duddon Valley from this traditional, stylish property, which sleeps four people over two bedrooms. It’s the ideal rural retreat for small families or groups of friends who want to spend their days strolling along the river that inspired William Wordsworth, or paddle-boarding at Coniston Water, and their evenings sipping wine and soaking up the views of the fells from the property’s patio.

Head inside and make your way to the contemporary kitchen, which boasts lovely views over Harter Fell. Make yourself at home and rustle up some dinner for your loved ones, and then get everyone together to dine at the large dining table. After dinner, relax in front of the TV in the cosy lounge or head to the spacious summer room, which is flooded with natural light, to lose yourself in a good book. The French doors there open out onto the patio and garden, and there are some truly lovely views over the valley towards Coniston Fells. When the day is done, you’ll find two beautiful bedrooms on the first floor.

Head to Coniston Water Boating Centre (11.5 miles) for a glorious day of paddle-boarding, kayaking or canoeing. You can also hire bikes there if you want to explore on dry land. Head into Bowness-on-Windermere (28 miles) to visit the World of Beatrix Potter exhibition, take a cruise on Lake Windermere or climb up to Orrest Head to enjoy some of the finest views in England.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 double zip-and-link (that can be made up as a twin on request)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC and 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
  • Utility room with freezer and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Patio with furniture and lawned garden
  • Pub 1.5 miles, shop 8.5 miles
  • Regret no dogs
  • Please note, the forestry track to the property is approx. 1.5 miles and is not suitable for sports cars - there is also a small ford to drive over
  • Internet is off a satellite and is not suitable for downloading, only browsing
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Carl 29th July 2022

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Beautiful cottage in an amazing location. Fantastic walks right on the doorstep. Perfect for that much needed relaxing break.

Reviewed by Sue 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Elaine 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Paul 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Anne 29th April 2022

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Beautiful cottage in outstanding location. A great place to stay if you want to get away from everything and take some awesome walks.

Reviewed by Lawrence 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Lucy 30th December 2021

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We loved our stay at Grass Guards cottage. It is really cosy with nice decor and with a lovely view across the mountains from its high vantage top. Being on a public footpath there are lovely walks from your door. The Duddingston Valley is rugged and exceptionally beautiful. The house is in a very remote location though (which we liked but others mRead moreay not) so come well supplied! We would highly recommend it overall. Hide

Reviewed by Martin 5th November 2021

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A wonderful cottage in a very remote but beautiful location. Great to be in the heart of the countryside yet with modern facilities. Go prepared to be self sufficient!

Reviewed by Kelly 29th October 2021

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A beautiful cottage in a stunning location with fabulous walks from the door. There is lots of peace and tranquillity which comes from the very remote location. Make sure you take everything you need! If you are looking to travel to other parts of the national park for visits or like to eat out in the evenings then I would suggest the location is lRead moreess suitable. Hide

Reviewed by Adrienn 1st October 2021

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Lovely, spacious, beautiful cottage! Very remote location, fantastic walks from the doorstep, super kitchen. Loved sitting in front of the big windows with a book on rainy days. The access track to the entrance is long and rocky, takes about ten mins to drive through. It's worth bringing drinking water with you if you're a fussy person like we are Read more:) To help keep eco-cistern systems, non-bio/eco shower gel, etc is nice to have. We loved the warmth of the cottage and the stunning views. Hide

Reviewed by Kate 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Carol 14th May 2021

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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