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Low Longmire Cottage

Coniston Water (5 mls S), Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Chocolate-box Lakeland cottage full of character, original features and log burner
  • Peaceful location - next to a nature reserve and situated in acres of farmland with walks from the doorstep
  • 5 miles to the southern shore of Lake Windermere and Coniston Water
Property code: SZ600

This idyllic rural retreat is perfect for small families and couples looking to get away from it all. Take long walks in the surrounding fells and enjoy day trips to Lake District attractions such as Windermere and Coniston Water.

For those that want to get away from it all, this cottage offers a tranquil, detached, beautiful chocolate-box Lakeland cottage with a fantastic mix of traditional charm and modern comfort. Dating back 250 years, the cottage is full of original character features; from wooden beams to the stunning slate floors, there’s plenty to delight in. Inside there’s a charming country dining kitchen with a modern induction range-style cooker. The wonderful living room has its own wood burner and a feature vaulted ceiling. Upstairs are two double bedrooms and two bathrooms, one with a shower, the other with a bath. Outside the cottage is a rambling garden, with stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Low Longmire Cottage is happy to welcome one well behaved dog, but we do ask that they are kept downstairs and off the furniture.

Located close to the hamlet of Oxen Park, in this forgotten quiet corner of the National Park, Low Longmire Cottage enjoys a peaceful, rural setting. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, there is plenty to explore from the door. Oxen Park itself and the neighbouring Rusland Valley and Grizedale Forest, all a haven for a wide variety of flora and fauna, offer plenty of fantastic walking opportunities. Be sure to stop off at one of the two traditional pubs, both within a 20-minute walk, for some refreshments too.

Bustling Windermere is just a scenic 20-minute drive away. Why not catch the ferry across Lake Windermere to Hawkshead? Another charming Lakeland village once home to Beatrix Potter. The village of Coniston, sitting beneath the mighty Coniston Old Man - a fantastic fell walk for the avid hiker, is a 30-minute drive away. Here you can learn all about Donald Campbell's water speed records or take a ride on the Steam Yacht Gondola to enjoy the water at a more leisurely pace. The south Cumbrian coast is also within easy reach; there are plenty of great spots to choose from here so enjoy a bracing coastal walk whilst you take in the beautiful wide-open vistas. Whatever you decide to do during your stay, this property is the perfect place to retreat to.

Through the covered porch, ideal for leaving wet coats and muddy boots, is the wonderful kitchen/diner. With slate flooring and a feature stone fireplace, this room really is the heart of this home. Painted blue cupboards match the front door and the induction range-style oven is sure to be a hit with the cooks in the group. The oval dining table is ideal for convivial mealtimes and sits opposite the kitchen area, making this a great social space.

In what was a former barn, down a step from the kitchen is the lovely living room. Light and bright thanks to the triple aspect windows, this room has a vaulted ceiling and wood burning stove making it at once spacious but still welcoming and cosy. The two armchairs and one two-seater sofa are positioned with the wood burner as the focus of the room, perfect for relaxing evenings in front of the fire; or choose the antique wooden rocking chair and catch up with a good book.

Upstairs on the first floor are the two beautiful double bedrooms. There are also two bathrooms on the first floor, a real treat for a cottage of this size.

There are stunning views over the surrounding countryside from both bedroom windows, sure to inspire your adventures. Both bedrooms have a useful wardrobe with drawers and hanging rail for storage.

At the top of that stairs are the bathrooms; the shower room has WC, washbasin, and shower cubicle; and the bathroom has a WC, washbasin and bath so all tastes are catered for, whether you prefer a refreshing shower or a soak in the tub.

As well as driveway parking for two cars, at the rear of the cottage is a delightful garden. The lawn is interspersed with gnarly old trees and areas of interesting planting. Keep an eye out for the wide variety of birds who also like to pay the garden a visit. Looking out over the surrounding countryside, the rustic wooden bench is the perfect spot to observe the occasional deer while enjoying your peaceful morning coffee or an evening aperitif.

  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 with bath and WC, 1 with shower and WC
  • Range-style oven and induction hob, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Wood burner in lounge (first basket of logs included)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Partially enclosed walled garden with lawn and outdoor seating
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • 1 dog welcome (ground floor only and not on furniture)
  • Regret no children under the age of 5
  • Pub and restaurant 1 mile, shop 6 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Darren 6th March 2022

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Reviewed by Nicola 23rd February 2022

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Beautiful property with so many supplies/towels etc. Gorgeous log burner which gave a cosy feel. Absolutely spotless and beds were just so comfy. Stunning area and would definitely return.

Reviewed by Simon 11th February 2022

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Quiet and I was not disturbed at all. Cottage done out very well and very clean and comfortable. Lovely area. Exactly what I wanted for a quiet getaway. Would like to go back.

Reviewed by Ian 28th December 2021

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Lovely well equipped cottage in the middle of nice countryside .

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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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