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Coniston, Lake District
Visit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Traditional stable hands cottage 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: LCC74

A cosy Lakeland cottage in a stunning location by the shores of Coniston Water. Perfect for a romantic break to relax or more active adventures the magnificent Lake District has to offer.

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, Wetherlam 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, 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.

This small but perfectly formed cottage is perfect for two but works equally well if you want to bring the children. From the garden, step into the cosy lounge, which offers a plump sofa and comfy armchair to sink into after a long day of exploring the local area. Traditional deep set windows let natural light spill into the room and offer views of the garden, lake and mountains. With TV, DVD player and a woodburning stove you’re all set for a restful stay in this lovely holiday home from home. Through the lounge, you find the kitchen/diner. Traditional in style with shaker design cupboards, beams and slate flag floor, the kitchen is well equipped with electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.

Stairs from the kitchen take you to the first floor, where you find the main king size bedroom. Comfortable with a lovely view onto the gardens and lake. There is a small bunk-room ideal for the children and a modern bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and washbasin.

Outside, directly in 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 estate’s 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.

  • Sleeps 2+2
  • Bedroom - 1 king-size bedroom and 1 bunk bedroom
  • Bathroom – bath with an over-bath shower, basin and toilet
  • Woodburner (Logs available to pre-order £8 per bag. Contact us for further information)
  • Kitchen – Electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • 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 - 4


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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Fiona, 22nd December 2019

Wetherlam is a fantastic cottage, an amazing location right by the lake with a great, cosy interior including a lovely log burner, powerful shower and incredibly comfy bed. Richard and Wendy were really helpful and friendly too. Id highly recommend staying here.

Reviewed by Amanda, 20th October 2019

Absolutely brilliant. A stunning little cottage. The owners are brilliant and you cannot beat the views and location. Perfect. Its a great size for two people and a younger child. Our son is 11 and it was ideal. Would 100% recommend

Reviewed by Tanya, 6th September 2019

this is a very good place for those who want to really get away from it all. the view from the bedroom window is breathtaking and you can just sit outside the cottage and admire the beauty and surroundings

Reviewed by Clare, 19th July 2019

We had a fabulous 2 weeks at Wetherlam! The cottage is lovely, cozy and well equipped. The gardens are beautiful and we woke to incredible views of the lake and surrounding area- the location is perfect on the edge of Lake Coniston. Owner Richard was very welcoming and friendly. We can't wait to go back!

Reviewed by Maureen, 5th July 2019

Cottage is in a beautiful location with stunning views of Lake Coniston .

Reviewed by Lucy, 19th April 2019

The property is very small but the location was stunning and as the weather was so nice we were outside most of the time anyway. We could have happily stayed much longer, and would absolutely book it for a holiday again.

Reviewed by Paul, 5th April 2019

We had a lovely week at Wetherlam! The cottage is small and fairly basic, but it's hard to imagine a better location, particularly for a family with small children.

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