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Situated close to the shores of Coniston Water
The great lounge space
Cosy up in front of the log burner on those chillier evenings
Plenty of space for all
The well-equipped kitchen
Have a stroll down to the waters edge
Beautiful surroundings
The king sized bedroom
A light and airy space
The bathroom
Thedouble bedroom
Situated on a private estate
Take a seat and enjoy the view
A birds eye view of the private estate
The estate also has its own jetty
Stunning surroundings
A picturesque retreat
Wonderful views throughout the year
Enjoy Coniston water
Never tire of the views
Lots of landscape to explore
Enjoy the surroundings
Take a walk from the doorstep
Watch the sun setting
A memorable view
Dine alfreso in the beautiul grounds
Towards this lovely property
1 / 27  Situated close to the shores of Coniston Water
2 / 27  The great lounge space
3 / 27  Cosy up in front of the log burner on those chillier evenings
4 / 27  Plenty of space for all
5 / 27  The well-equipped kitchen
6 / 27  Have a stroll down to the waters edge
7 / 27  Beautiful surroundings
8 / 27  The king sized bedroom
9 / 27  A light and airy space
10 / 27  The bathroom
11 / 27  Thedouble bedroom
12 / 27  Situated on a private estate
13 / 27  Take a seat and enjoy the view
14 / 27  A birds eye view of the private estate
15 / 27  The estate also has its own jetty
16 / 27  Stunning surroundings
17 / 27  A picturesque retreat
18 / 27  Wonderful views throughout the year
19 / 27  Enjoy Coniston water
20 / 27  Never tire of the views
21 / 27  Lots of landscape to explore
22 / 27  Enjoy the surroundings
23 / 27  Take a walk from the doorstep
24 / 27  Watch the sun setting
25 / 27  A memorable view
26 / 27  Dine alfreso in the beautiul grounds
27 / 27  Towards this lovely property

Grizedale

Coniston, Lake District
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Traditional stone cottage situated on the North Eastern shore of Coniston Water in the stunning Lake District
  • On small Country Estate with direct access to the estates private lake shoreline with extensive gardens and grounds to enjoy
  • Only 1.5 miles from Coniston village - perfect for biking, walking and water sports
Property code: LCC21

A lovely Lakeland stone cottage in a glorious location by the shores of Coniston Water. Grizedale is a wonderful holiday home for both relaxation and exploring the magnificent Lake District National Park.

Located on a small Country Estate, just above the shores of Coniston Water, at the heart of the Lake District, this traditional Lakeland attached cottage shares a courtyard with 4 other delightful holiday homes. With extensive shared gardens and grounds and direct access to the estates private lake shore, Grizedale Cottage makes an ideal base from which to enjoy a wonderful holiday. This spectacular area has welcomed and inspired many renowned guests including Beatrix Potter and Arthur Ransome (author of ‘Swallows and Amazons’), Tennyson, the Victorian Poet Laureate and the painter William Turner. The awe-inspiring scenery of idyllic Coniston Water with its backdrop of the rugged Coniston Old Man mountain range will make any stay extra special. A real treat for the adventurous, this lovely holiday home is ideally placed for all the attractions and outdoor activities on offer in this glorious corner of the UK but is equally perfect for those who just want to soak up the peace and quiet and relax. Only a short distance from the Western edge of Grizedale Forest (this cottages namesake), miles of walking and cycling trails are yours to explore. Enjoy your favourite water sports on magical Coniston Water where Donald Campbell made his water speed record attempts in the famous ‘Bluebird’. Coniston village is just over a mile away and offers a range of outdoor activity providers, shops, pubs, cafes and a highly rated Bistro. The Boating Centre is a great place from which to hire boats, take boat trips on the famous Gondola (a Victorian steam yacht) and Launches or just simply feed the ducks and enjoy an ice cream.

Step into the cosy lounge with its TV, DVD player, comfy seating and wood burning stove. Gentle light spills into this homely room creating a pleasant and restful space in which to relax. The kitchen/diner is found just off the lounge and is large enough for everyone to congregate and prepare and enjoy good food together. Country-style cupboards with integrated eye-level electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher make for a pretty but practical, well equipped space.

Stairs from the lounge take you to the first floor, where there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. One bedroom is a king-sized with delicate and serene décor. With its additional single bed this room is ideal for a family or for use as a twin room. The second room is a small but perfectly formed double bedroom, cosy and comfortable for sweet dreams. Also on this floor is the compact bathroom with its over-bath shower washbasin and toilet.

Outside, to the front of the property is a large, shared garden with incomparable views of the lake and mountains. With lots of space it’s easy to find a quiet spot for alfresco dining or enjoying a sundowner on a lazy summers evening. Beyond the garden, idyllic Coniston Water will tempt you through the grounds and down to the private lake shore area which is shared with other properties on the estate - this is the place for picnics, paddling and fishing for tiddlers and if you want to bring your own sailing boat, there are jetties to tie up to. Perfect!

  • Bedrooms – 1 king-size bedroom with additional single bed and 1 double bedroom
  • Bathroom – Bath with an over-bath shower
  • Woodburner (Logs available to pre-order £8 per bag. Contact us for further information)
  • Kitchen – Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Washing machine available in shared laundry room with small honesty charge
  • Bed linen, towels, electricity and night storage heating included
  • Nursery equipment – There is a small charge for this, please contact us for further information
  • TV and DVD player
  • iPod Dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden furniture 
  • BBQs available 
  • Regret no pets
  • Shared covered bike storage, please advise us if you wish to use this
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Lakeside access
  • Pub 1.5 Miles 
  • For guests who wish to bring their own sailing boats a jetty fee of £25 and the usual Coniston Water regulations apply. Please contact us for further details
  • Maximum occupancy - 5
  • This property can only be booked as a standalone property and not in conjunction with a larger group booking involving other properties on site.
  • 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 £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by D A 17th June 2022

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The cottage is perfect for two people: beautifully kept grounds, superb location, well equipped and helpful hosts that are readily available if needed.

Reviewed by Christine 10th June 2022

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Grizedale is a beautifully fitted out and thoughtfully equipped cottage, with lovely gardens, superb views across Coniston water, and lakeside access, shared only with the other properties on the site. It's a very tranquil spot and feels very private. Coniston village with its shops and eating places is just over a mile away, and there are plenty oRead moref places to visit and walk locally. We didn't drive anywhere all week. Richard and Wendy are excellent hosts. We'd definitely stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 13th May 2022

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Lovely cottage, clean, comfortable and well equipped. The setting is stunning. A perfect, tranquil get-away-from-it-all location. We will definitely be back! Thank you, Richard and Wendy, for your hospitality and welcome.

Reviewed by Louise 22nd April 2022

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Accommodation is not big enough for a family of 5. Very cramped. The shower in Grizedale cottage is the worst I have ever experienced in my life. It was dire trying to shower Other than this, the place is situated in the most amazing area on Coniston.

Reviewed by Helen 29th December 2021

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fantastic location and a fantastic cottage - would more than happily visit again. Ideal spot for loads of good walks or if your not a walking type of person a great central location for visiting near by places.

Reviewed by Gurkan 25th December 2021

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Reviewed by Philippa 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Kate 25th June 2021

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Fantastic place - we have, and will continue to come back again and again.

Reviewed by Richard 28th May 2021

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Great location and well kept cottage. Owners were fantastic and very friendly. Access to the waterfront is superb. Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Gillian 23rd April 2021

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We had a fantastic stay at Grizedale Cottage. The cottage was immaculately clean upon arrival, and the kitchen extremely well equipped. We enjoyed sitting at the private outdoor table and taking in the beautiful views. We felt very safe and comfortable throughout the holiday, and thoroughly enjoyed talking to Richard and other members of his familyRead more. Great hosts..definitely going to return! Hide

Reviewed by John 16th April 2021

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We had a fabulous weeks stay at Grizedale. The location and views across the lake and to the Old Man are amazing and are part of the whole relaxing atmosphere. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts which again helped make the holiday. Will definitely be looking at booking a revisit Janine & John

Reviewed by Hayley 30th October 2020

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Have been coming to stay at this place for several years now, and still cannot fault anything. The cottages are beautiful, and well equipped. The owners Wendy & Richard are brilliant. Very welcoming and always on hand to help. Access to the lake is moments away and there are brilliant views from the cottage. Thank you for another great stay.

Reviewed by Michael 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by Paul 18th September 2020

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Second time we have stayed at Grizedale, great holiday as before. Extra Covid-19 precautions/cleaning was evident so felt very "safe". Cottage is very well equipped and access/location excellent. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Helen 28th August 2020

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It was spotlessly clean and the location was perfect. The cottage was beautiful inside and out, we made full use of the lakeside access and the owners were very helpful.

Reviewed by Steve 14th August 2020

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Reviewed by Susan 17th July 2020

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We have stayed in Grizedale cottage on the Tent Lodge Estates many times over the past 15 years plus. We choose to stay here because of the beautiful lakeshore and the opportunity it provides to launch our boat and keep our kayaks by the lake ready for daily use. The setting is lovely, the property is always immaculate and well serviced with everytRead morehing you could wish for in the kitchen. We always bring an additional clothes airer to dry clothes in the kitchen, wet from lake or rain! Hide

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Situated close to the shores of Coniston Water
The great lounge space
Cosy up in front of the log burner on those chillier evenings
Plenty of space for all
The well-equipped kitchen
Have a stroll down to the waters edge
Beautiful surroundings
The king sized bedroom
A light and airy space
The bathroom
Thedouble bedroom
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Location

Map
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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