Fantastically spacious garden
Perfect for a sunny day
Cosy up with the woodburner
Look out to the patio
Thoughtful touches
Pretty double bedroom
Tastefully decorated
Twin room
Stylish finishes
Walled patio area
Beautiful garden
Stunning local scenery
Lovely spot for a BBQ
View to the property
Stunning local scenery
1 / 18  Fantastically spacious garden
2 / 18  Perfect for a sunny day
3 / 18  Cosy up with the woodburner
4 / 18  Look out to the patio
5 / 18  Lounge
6 / 18  Thoughtful touches
7 / 18  Kitchen
8 / 18  Pretty double bedroom
9 / 18  Tastefully decorated
10 / 18  Bathroom
11 / 18  Twin room
12 / 18  Stylish finishes
13 / 18  Walled patio area
14 / 18  Beautiful garden
15 / 18  Stunning local scenery
16 / 18  Lovely spot for a BBQ
17 / 18  View to the property
18 / 18  Stunning local scenery

Garden House,

Coniston, Lake District
VB Awards - GoldVisit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Single-storey property sleeping up to four guests
  • Ideal cottage for couples, families with up to two children or parties of three adults (although happy to welcome four adults)
  • Situated on a country estate alongside a collection of five other properties
  • Beautiful gardens with spacious lawn and a walled patio, ideal for al fresco dining
  • Fantastic location at the heart of the Lake District, close to the northern shore of Coniston Water
  • Just over a mile from the village of Coniston with its village shops and five pubs
  • Excellent location for enjoying outdoor pursuits, with the Old Man of Coniston a three minute drive from the property
Property code: LCC17

Stylish single-storey property located on a country estate sleeping four guests, located on the northwest shore of Coniston Water, just over one mile from the village of Coniston.

Stylish single-storey property located on a country estate sleeping four guests, enjoy a stunning position on the eastern side of Coniston Water, just over one mile from the village of Coniston.

Perfect for couples, families with up to two children and parties of three adults (although parties of four adults are welcome)

This property is one of six cottages and houses situated on the north-west shore of Coniston Water in the beautiful Lake District. The lake is an excellent place to enjoy a host of watersports and activities ranging from kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, to sailing and motorboating. The mountainside landscape around the lake naturally lends itself to a range of land-based pursuits, ranging from climbing and hiking at the Old Man of Coniston to gorge scrambling and mountain biking. For a more leisurely day trip, take a cruise on the National Trust owned Victorian steam yacht which runs around the lake, departing from Coniston Pier.

On arrival at this semi-detached property, guests will find a warm welcome awaits in the lounge, a delightful room with wooden floors, a warming wood burner, and a Smart TV. The kitchen, meanwhile, is a sunny room finished in a farmhouse style and equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, and dishwasher. The washing machine and tumble dryer can be found in the separate outside laundry room. The property has two attractive bedrooms, the first of which is a double room which has been thoughtfully finished with pretty, decorative touches and offers its own Smart TV. The second bedroom is a peaceful twin room, which has been finished in the same attractive style as the master bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and WC, for which there are complimentary toiletries provided.

Outside, the property benefits from a fantastically spacious garden with a long lawn and a walled patio seating area, where guests will find garden furniture, a BBQ, and a chimenea, which makes it a wonderful spot to enjoy alfresco drinks as the sun goes down. There is private parking available for one car and a private store room, for guests use with space for bikes, two kayaks or a canoe. The garden BBQ can found in the store room.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double with Smart TV and 1 twin
  • Bathroom - with shower over bath and WC
  • Smart TV/DVD and DAB radio
  • Wi-Fi included (Ultra fast fibre broadband)
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome (secure crate available on request)
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Bike/canoe storage
  • Shops and pubs just over 1 mile
  • £100 refundable security deposit payable prior to arrival

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 55 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Peter, 1st November 2019

We cant speak highly enough as to how welcoming The Garden House was in Coniston. Everything down to the smallest detail has been thought of by the Owners.

Reviewed by The Knights, October 2019

What a wonderful pace. So warm and inviting, everything thought of. The private utility room is an added bonus. Just love this house and all it offers.

Reviewed by Stuart, 27th September 2019

This cottage for my wife and I was perfect. Just enough of the beaten track to not be in solitude but plenty of peace and quiet. The garden was perfect for our two hounds as it was completely enclosed. just short walks from the door to some wonderful sights . The cottage is bijou but ample for two. I think possibly very snug for four adults. But AnRead moregela excells in providing wonderful warm welcome with all the thoughtful gifts waiting for you on your arrival. So clean, so warm, and so welcoming, Hide

Reviewed by The Gardners, September 2019

The Garden House exceeded our expectations and provided the perfect base for daily walks around the hills, lakes and woods. Thank you so much for the attention to detail you provided at the cottage. The welcome pack and all the nice little touches made this a great place to stay and one we would certainly want to come back to in the future.

Reviewed by Ruth, 13th September 2019

We have just spent a week in The Garden Cottage and it was perfect. The cottage is spotlessly clean and the most well equipped cottage I have ever stayed in. The welcome pack is lovely, even down to leaving a dog treat and ball. I would thoroughly recommend the cottage for anyone looking for a peaceful getaway and relax. The walking and footpaths aRead moreround the cottage are perfect too. Hide

Reviewed by Paula and Dave, September 2019

We arrived at The Garden House in sparkling sunshine. A fantastic location and beautiful cosy cottage. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and for the gifts and treats for our two Cocker Spaniels. Your attention to detail makes the cottage a delight. The garden is beautiful and we enjoyed the views. A great stay in a beautiful location.

Reviewed by Ms T Lee, September 2019

Lovely stay at The Garden House, enjoyed it all. Welcome packs were really appreciated. Thank you. Will definitely recommend to others for a delightful Lakes stay.

Reviewed by Sarah, 9th August 2019

A beautiful cottage, very well presented and equipped, with lots of thoughtful touches. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Mr M Ruston, July 2019

We have had such a great week doing many activities including kayaking on Coniston, biking at Whinlatter & Grizedale, Go Ape at Grizedale etc. We have absolutely loved the cottage and look forward to coming back. We will definitely recommend it to others.

Reviewed by Mrs J Dootson, July 2019

Great stay enjoyed by us all. Cottage is nice and cosy. Lovely walks in the area and no need to use the car. Amazing scenery all around.

Reviewed by Mrs P Tucker, July 2019

Many thanks for such a comfortable and clean property-great base with some lovely walks. Welcome pack much appreciated.

Reviewed by Tracy, 5th July 2019

I would recommend to anyone without a dog it is a beautiful location and they have provided everything you could need and it is only 5 min walk to lake coniston shoreline

Reviewed by Sarah, 21st June 2019

Excellent cottage - very comfortable and nice little extra touches to make your stay even better. Great location for walking and some peace and quiet.

Reviewed by Chris, 14th June 2019

The Garden House is exactly as per the listing. It is small overall but perfectly ok as a base for exploring the area, easily accommodating up to a family of four.

Reviewed by Justine, 31st May 2019

A lovey cottage in a beautiful location so thoughtfully equipped. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Martin, 24th May 2019

Great location and a lovely house, feels much bigger than it is. Garden does not have evening sunlight (due to trees on a neighbouring property) but fantastic place. Very comfortable, well equipped and clean.

Reviewed by Michael, 20th May 2019

Had a fantastic time, the cottage and surrounding area was lovely, all the special touches were really appreciated.

Reviewed by Lee, 3rd May 2019

We had a fantastic week at the Garden House. The property was immaculately clean & the owner had left some nice gifts for us & the dog to welcome us to our new home for the week. The house is only a short walk from the edge of Coniston Lake and the view from the garden over the fields is beautiful. The garden is fully enclosed so great for pet owneRead morers & the location is a short distance away from Coniston village or Ambleside. Windermere is only a 25 min drive away too. Hide

Reviewed by Peter, 29th April 2019

We stayed in the cottage at the beginning of May with our dog. Set in a very peaceful location the cottage is a pleasant 15 minute walk from Coniston. The living area and kitchen are small but very tastefully presented. The the bedrooms are a good size and well decorated. Gareden area is fully enclosed and has a wonderful view. We shall return!

Reviewed by Rachel and June, April 2019

We should alert those who are about to experience The Garden House for the first time, as we have this week, that they are in for a real treat. From the welcome gifts on arrival - even a surprise for two year old Catalan Sheepdog, Shima - the good vibes and thoughtful touches just kept coming. We could go on at length about how well appointed thRead moree accommodation is; with attention to detail, an eye for presentation and consideration for the comfort and convenience of their visitors, Angela and Craig have created a very special holiday home in a beautiful location. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline, 26th April 2019

A wonderful stay at the Garden House, it is really a home from home. My little girl loved the presents that had been left for her as did I! In my opinion, the best view in the Lakes and all of the home comforts you could need, as well as lots of little extras. Fantastic and will be returning!

Reviewed by June, 22nd April 2019

We should alert those about to experience The Garden House for the first time, as we have this Easter, that they are in for a real treat. From the welcome gifts - even for Catalan Sheepdog, Shima - the good vibes and thoughtful touches just kept coming. Angela & Craig with an eye for presentation, attention to detail and for the comfort of guests, Read morehave created a well appointed holiday home in a beautiful location with access to East Lake shore. Perfect for me, my daughter & Shima. June&Rachel Hide

Reviewed by Cliff & Paulibe Vannet & Hamish, March 2019

What a lovely holiday house! We have had a most enjoyable week here- in dry weather with some glorious walking. We have not ventured far given the splendid walks there are around Coniston and on this side of the lake. The walks in the pamphlet are recommended. Thank you to the owners for the welcoming treats-much enjoyed especially by our 4 legged Read morefriends. Hide

Reviewed by Christine, 1st March 2019

We enjoyed a great holiday in this well designed , cozy, easily maintainable, spottlessly clean and well equipped bungalow which was great for us and our two Labradors despite it being much smaller than it looks from the photograph. The Garden House is only the small triangular bit at the bottom. The garden is also smaller than it appears but perfeRead morect for the dogs. The welcome gifts and provisions were thoughtful and much appreciated. The bedrooms are a good size and comfortable Hide

Reviewed by Lisa, Phil, Jack, Theo, Bobby & Coco, February 2019

Thank you for enabling us to share your beautiful cottage. We have had a lovely week of fresh air and family time! We hired a boat on Coniston Water, visited Brantwood up the lane and enjoyed a beautiful meal at Steam in the village. Thank you for making us feel so welcome. We will definitely be telling our friends and family about The Garden HouseRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Sue, Dan, Max & Lucy, February 2019

Lovely cottage! Max in particular loved his gift. Thank you. Fab holiday, lots of walking and baking!

Reviewed by Michelle, 28th January 2019

Garden house was the perfect cottage it had everything we needed and more. very clean, warm and cosy. The owners left gifts fo us and our dog which was a lovely thought. Ideal location

Reviewed by Sean, Victoria, Bella, Teddy & Winston, December 2018

.The Minnican family have really enjoyed the cosy, beautiful home from home cottage that Angela and Craig have provided. we have enjoyed lots of walks and meals out. The views from the garden are breathtaking and so calm and peaceful. Bella and Teddy would like to thank you for leaving them Christmas gifts. It made it so magical and a brilliant staRead morert to our stay. We loved our stay so much and can't wait to book again. Hide

Reviewed by James, Rosa, Faith & Pippi, December 2018

A lovely, cosy and comfortable Christmas at the Garden House. We wanted to escape what is increasingly a consumer Christmas. A very generous and thoughtful welcome with food and drinks and the cottage looked so festive too. We had everything we needed. Thank you for providing for both humans and hounds.

Reviewed by Alice & Tom, October 2018

We had a fantastic time staying at The Garden House-just what we both needed! The kitchen is so well equipped and for two keen foodies, we've made the most of it! Thank you for being such fantastic hosts!

Reviewed by Sally, Roger & Mossy, September 2018

We had a wonderful week. This cottage was perfect for us-absolutely everything we needed and more. Excellent location for walking.

Reviewed by John, Karen, Ruby & Henry, September 2018

Enjoyed staying in your lovely cottage. Lots of walks from the cottage including Tarn Hows. Enjoyed visiting Grizedale Forest following the 'Carron Crag' trail. We wore our two dogs out!

Reviewed by James, Jude, Izzy, Ann, September 2018

Had a wonderful time at a lovely cottage and many thanks for the welcome pack. The weather was kind and a real bonus. We enjoyed the area and our trips out! We would love to come back soon. Many thanks.

Reviewed by Wendy, Lewis and Jenny, Teeside, June 2018

This has to be the best week we have ever had in the Lkae District, you really have gone the extra mile to make this beautiful cottage perfect, we dont want to go home!! Many thanks for the "treats" which were very much appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed the pancakes for breakfast on Sunday. The weather has been fabulous, we've walked every day, clRead moreimbed the 'old man' on Tuesday. A great feeling of achievement on reaching the summit, with fantastic views. We visited all of the local pubs, not a bad one among them. Lovely food and very welcoming to our 4 legged friends with treats and water bowls. Our 7 month old sprocker 'Jenny' loved the garden, we had the door open all the time, it was so hot!! We have met some lovely people in and around the village and hope to return to this wonderful hidden retreat. Hide

Reviewed by Chris, Steve, Kate and Rog, June 2018

What a fantastic location. Superb accomodation. Just perfect. Spent the week with family (next door) and friends celebrating our daughter and son-in-law wedding. As for the weather - magical. Would love to stay here again. Thank you for the welcome gifts.

Reviewed by Gary and Pauline O'Brien, May 2018

Had a wonderful week at the Garden House. Been on some amazing walks in Grizedale, Ambleside and Grasmere, our dogs loved every minute of it. This has been a fantastic place to stay, thank you.

Reviewed by Mr and Mrs Harvey and Poppy, May 2018

We have absolutely loved our stay at The Garden House - such an adorable little cottage with everything you could possibly need. We came for our 'mini-moon' after getting married on Saturday 12th May and have enjoyed relaxing, walking with our black lab Poppy and great food locally. Thank you for the little touches and the welcome pack - all gratefRead moreully recieved and we loved the pancakes! This cottage is an absolute gem and kept in immaculate condition which is a pleasure to see we would love to return in the future. Hide

Reviewed by The future Mr and Mrs Davidson and Indie the Vizsla, Chester, May 2018

Lovely weekend stay at the Garden House! Perfect location for a walk and a swim followed by a few drinks! We went to Tarn Hows for a walk and a bit further to High Arnside and Sunny Brow, stopped for lunch looking out to Windermere where we got ENGAGED! Spent the rest of the weekend on cloud nine! Luckily the sun was out so had a BBQ by the lake anRead mored jumped off the pier. Came back to the cottage and enjoyed the lovely wine you left for us. Looking forward to coming back soon! Hide

Reviewed by The Krzosa family, February 2018

We had a wonderful stay in your cosy cottage. We felt like we were at home. It was very thoughtfully prepared for us. Thank you, The Krzosa family (London)

Reviewed by Jen R, January 2018

A charming little cottage with an attention to detail that is much appreciated. The bed might even be the most comfortable I've ever slept in. Until the next time.. Jen R (Hampstead)

Reviewed by Julie and Darren, November 2017

Sorry to have to leave on the 3rd November after a lovely week. We had some great weather and walked everyday the dogs are shattered. The cottage was better than expected and had everything we needed. We will be back :) Thanks again Julie and Darren (Sheffield)

Reviewed by Will, Claire, Izzy, Rosie & Monty dog, October 2017

Hi! What a cosy cottage! We have all really enjoyed our stay here and loved all the tasty treats there were left for us. Thank you! The view from the lounge is so pretty and having the sheep looking in at us is so sweet :) we have enjoyed 1. Tarn Hows 2. The Steam Yaht Gondola 3. Playing on kayaks in Coniston. Our dog Monty loved the dog chews you Read moreleft for him and is currently in love with the cosy log burner! This week water levels were amazingly high and some intentional/not intentional paddling was enjoyed by all! Stickle Ghyll is worth a visit - the view is spectacular! Thank you Angela and Craig! The homely touches were much appreciated :) we had a lovely week. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon, October 2017

We stayed in the garden house in Coniston during October and couldn't have had a warmer welcome. Beautifully clean and warm with lovely welcome gifts for all. A wonderful place to unwind and share some much needed family time. Thank you.

Reviewed by Trevor Norris, October 2017

Enjoyed our stay at the Garden House.We found the property small but perfectly formed and all the necessary equipment available to give us all a very comfortable and happy holiday.

Reviewed by Helen, Paul and Teddy the cockapoo, September 2017

We had a fabulous time at the garden house ! Could not fault it in anyway ! The personal touches were just lovely to arrive to ! The place was immaculate with all we needed ! Great location and would not hesitate to recommend !!Very professional but also personal which is lovely !!!

Reviewed by Andy, September 2017

Thanks for making our stay so lovely.Accommodation was perfect with everything you need to enjoy a holiday with a self catering package. Perfect location, fantastic property and very clean with all amenities. The lady who ran this property has thought of everything and provided even basic grocery. 5 star service.

Reviewed by Mary, Iain & Johnny, Glasgow, October 2016

What a delightful, cosy cottage! Everything you need and more. Thanks for all the lovely generous gifts. Our son absolutely loved his Lake District themed book.Many thanks.

Reviewed by Safee & Dermot, September 2016

This is a fantastic cottage. Great location and very nicely presented. It has been extremely cosy and a great place to explore from. We recommend morning swims in the lake before breakfast!Thank you for a lovely stay.

Reviewed by Donna & Paul, September 2016

The Garden House is in the most beautiful location that has far exceeded our expectations. We arrived on Friday to a warm, cost cottage packed full of things to make us feel at home. We feel very privileged to have shared your little corner of the Lake District.It's been a home from home for us and we'll be leaving feeling relaxed and invigorated. Read moreWe couldn't recommend your cottage highly enough and hope to come back and stay here again soon. Hide

Reviewed by The Eltringhams, July 2016

Fabulous cottage in a lovely location. Great for walking without having to touch the car. Plenty to do around the lake and the scenery is stunning.We'll certainly be back.

Reviewed by Fiona & Nigel, July 2016

This was a last minute booking for us and we were delighted to find the property available. It did not disappoint. It is so well located with great positioning and fabulous views. Also, you have thought of everything for a perfect stay. I am gutted to have run out of days to sample the pancake mix but this merely means we shall have to return. It'sRead more totally safe for dogs too; our border terrier loved surveying the sheep in the field at the bottom of the garden. Many thanks again for a super comfortable, peaceful and relaxing stay. Hide

Reviewed by Nick & Sue, May 2016

Without doubt the best cottage we have ever stayed in the Lake District and the welcome pack was also the best we have seen.Many thanks

Reviewed by The Butler-Whites, April 2016

Another brilliant week at The Garden House. We were here last year for our Honeymoon and enjoyed some of the best weather ever seen in the Lakes! This year is our first anniversary return trip. The weather was very kind again-dry and sunny! We are mountain bikers so having the large secure store room to keep our bikes and equipment in is essential Read more- as is the free cake! This is the most perfect little cottage for us - were already planning a return trip in September! Hide

Reviewed by The Easts, March 2016

We have really enjoyed our stay here. It's been very comfortable and every aspect of comfort has been covered. The lake being so near meant Henry the dog got to go in the water most days. The welcome goodies were gratefully received. The garden and views are gorgeous - we were lucky with the weather and got to have coffee on the patio most days. MaRead moreny thanks for such hospitality. We are sure to return. Hide

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Fantastically spacious garden
Perfect for a sunny day
Cosy up with the woodburner
Look out to the patio
Thoughtful touches
Pretty double bedroom
Tastefully decorated
Twin room
Show 6 moreStylish finishes


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