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Grass Guards House

Coniston (7mls W), Lake District
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Exceptional Lakeland home offering the ultimate in both peace and privacy
  •  Remote location in the South Lakes with stunning views in all directions
  • An ideal base for exploring this picturesque region with walks from the doorstop
Property code: 81264

With breathtaking views to the Coniston Fells and Harter Fell, perched high in the hills of the beautiful Duddon Valley, this property is truly is in a world of its own.

This property’s superb location is not the only appeal of this home, it comfortably sleeps eight guests, is stylish and is oozing characterful charm throughout. Explore the spectacular sights of the Lake District such as Coniston Water and Scafell Pike.

This quaint stone cottage is situated up a pretty forest track. It has been thoughtfully decorated and furnished with exposed beams and wooden window frames throughout. The contemporary kitchen has everything you need for cooking up a storm, and an eight-seater dining table is provided for you to enjoy eating and socialising together. Get comfortable in the spacious lounge in front of the warming wood burner and reflect on the day. Two bedrooms are situated on the ground floor, one has superb views to the fells beyond, and the other boasts a feature stone wall. Upstairs are the other two bedrooms and a luxurious family bathroom. The large garden area has plenty of spots to sit and admire the wildlife and views around you.

Dunnerdale is a picturesque valley with an abundance of walks and cycling routes available from the doorstep. Take a stroll along Grass Guards Ghyll and up to the summit of Caw nestled above the valley or visit the cascading Stanley Ghyll Force (6.5 miles). If you want to try something more challenging, 8 miles away is the base of England's highest peak Scafell Pike. Find pubs and a shop in Broughton Mills (4 miles), or head to Coniston Water (15 miles) and enjoy kayaking, canoeing or stand-up paddle boarding.

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 king-size zip-and-link (both can be made into can be twin beds upon request) and 2 doubles
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC, 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, and dishwasher
  • Utility room with fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Patio and garden area with seating
  • Pub 1.5 miles and shop 8.5 miles
  • Regret no pets
  • 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
  • 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 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrea 10th June 2022

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Fabulous property in a great location. The owners have given so much thought into making everyones holiday a pleasure. It has been furnished to a really high standard. If you want a holiday away from it all with peace and tranquillity this is it, you dont even need to move the car for the duration of your stay.

Reviewed by Mark 27th December 2021

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Lovely cottage, beautifully presented and really well equipped. We stayed with two families of four, there was plenty of space and the rooms were large enough that we weren't living on top of each other. Yes it is remote, but access is good and we were able to access Ambleside and the rest of the Lake District within an hours drive. Lots to do locaRead morelly, with some lovely walks in Dunnerdale and Eskdale. The pub is within 30mins walk. We had a brilliant relaxing holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Ben 1st October 2021

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A really lovely house in a fantastic location. Be prepared to be remote (either plan food well and bring it, or be prepared to drive a lot) - but if you'll enjoy/don't mind that, then it's a really unique place to stay. Decent walks available without needing to get in the car - we went up the Old Man of Coniston on a loop from the house, really enjRead moreoyed it. The kitchen is well-equipped and the wood-burner was a very welcome companion during a mostly wet October week! Hide

Reviewed by Theresa 17th September 2021

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For those looking for seclusion and stunning views this property ticks all the boxes. While Mountain Bike routes are limited here and a robust car is a must for trips further into the lakes - walking options abound. The property has all requirements for a lovely self-catering stay in the lakes - just be prepared for self-sufficiency.

Reviewed by Wendy 10th September 2021

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We loved the cottage it has everything you need however it is a long way from anywhere so be aware of that!

Reviewed by Stephanie 3rd September 2021

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Extremely remote but beautiful house. If you like hiking and dont mind driving (quite far) for essentials then this is the perfect location. Take plenty of food with you! Views are incredible and a great relaxing holiday away from the busy every day life.

Reviewed by Bruce 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Roy 19th June 2021

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Cottage was beautiful and cosy, if you want remote this is the place for you. Would recommend and will return at a future date.

Reviewed by Carol 11th June 2021

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Lovely clean and comfortable house. Fantastic location wish we could have stayed longer.

Reviewed by Judy 4th June 2021

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Wonderful well equipped accommodation. Great for walking. Very isolated , so only suitable for those who enjoy this.

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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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