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Coniston, Lake District
Visit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
Waterside views
Complex of properties
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
  • Stunning location at the heart of the English Lake District
  • Extensive gardens and grounds to enjoy
  • On small Country Estate with direct access to estates private lake shoreline
  • Only 1.5 miles from Coniston village
  • Perfect for biking, walking and water sports
  • A special holiday retreat awarded a 4 star rating by Visit England
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!

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

  • 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 and drying facilities 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
  • Arrival from 4pm
  • 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 joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Fiona, 11th October 2019

We had a wonderful week in Grizedale cottage. Very well equipped and comfortable. Really enjoyed a real fire every evening. The view down by the lake is breathtaking, we managed to see a couple of sunsets down there. It was a great bonus to have direct access to the lake. Despite being attached to two other cottages we didnt hear a peep from our neRead moreighbours. Everything was so peaceful! Thoroughly recommend Steam Bistro in the village but book before you arrive or you wont get in. Hide

Reviewed by Paul, 16th September 2019

Grizedale is perfect, couldn't have asked for anything more. Perfect location and Richard very welcoming. Didn't want to leave and already planning our next stay which will hopefully be for 2 weeks next time.

Reviewed by Susan, 26th July 2019

If you're looking for lake frontage to bring your own dinghy / canoe to then this is the place for you. Well maintained cottages and outdoor space in a beautiful spot. Walking distance of Coniston village for provisions and pubs (just over one mile).

Reviewed by Mary, 7th July 2019

Lovely cosy cottage with lovely grounds and an amazing view over the lake and fells.

Reviewed by Sarah, 1st January 2019

The Grizedale was a lovely cottage in a stunning setting - you can literally walk out your door to amazing walks & scenery. The owners are lovely & friendly. Would thoroughly recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Lynnette, 22nd December 2018

Great location. Very good restaurants in close proximity. Beautifully decorated cottage with everything we needed.

Reviewed by Steven, October 2017

We had a great time at the cottage thank you so much for allowing us to book, we would be keen to do something next year.We felt the cottage has more than required in terms of what was provided tea towels, kitchen utensils etc. Thank you again, we had a superb time.

Reviewed by Babette, July 2017

We had a lovely week! Thank you very much.

Reviewed by Katie, June 2016

The cottage is delightful, the grounds running down to Coniston Water beautiful and the owner could not have been more helpful and obliging.We took full advantage of the private jetty and mooring and bought our Wayfarer boat with us. The facilities for launching and mooring your own boat were fantastic - we have not found better anywhere else in thRead moree UK. It was all very easy and the sailing was great. The Coniston sailing club were also very welcoming and we joined in a few races with them over the weekend. A perfect spot for a sailing holiday. Many thanks! Hide

Reviewed by Huber family, June 2016

Fab two weeks, very clean, well equipped and friendly, helpful hosts. Will come again.

Reviewed by Wilson family, May 2016

Second stay here, very clean and well equipped. Weather good all week.

Reviewed by May, Stanley, Elizabeth & James, April 2016

We had an amazing time in the beautiful cottage, thank you.

Reviewed by Coldman family, January 2016

Lovely, clean and comfortable. Had a fantastic stay. Couldn't fault it!

Reviewed by Chris & Julie, December 2015

Thank you for a wonderful Christmas! It was simply fabulous!

Reviewed by Jack, Jenny, Jenifer & Ian, October 2015

Great cottage lovely views, its fantastic that the lake is so close. Thank you.

Reviewed by Hodgkinson, October 2015

Beautiful cottage and grounds. We have had a fantastic holiday. Thank you

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