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Grass Guards House

Coniston (7mls W), Lake District
Visit England Gold AwardVisit Britain rating: 4 stars

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Exceptional Lakeland home offering the ultimate in both peace and privacy
  •  Remote location in the South Lakes with stunning views in all directions
  • An ideal base for exploring this picturesque region with walks from the doorstop
Property code: 81264

Dunnerdale is a beautiful valley in the south west of the Lake District sitting between the Coniston Valley to the east, the Langdale Valley to the north, and Eskdale and Wasdale to the west. The clear waters of the River Duddon, one of the Lake District's last remaining salmon rivers, cascade through the hills. Walk or cycle from the front door, leaving your car behind for the week. A particularly lovely walk is along Grass Guards Ghyll, past Ghyll Spout Waterfall on the Grass Guards Estate and over Fickle Steps. The old market town of Broughton is a lovely village with a local shop, award-winning butcher, and local pubs or head over the hills to the well-known village of Coniston and enjoy a day out on the lake with plenty of activities to choose from. Alternatively, take a ride on the steam train from Boot in the Eskdale Valley to the Roman town of Ravenglass.

Inside, the spacious sitting room is beautifully furnished and incorporates the old beams and historic, feature fireplace with its cosy wood burner. Comfortable sofas and armchairs are set around the coffee table and Smart TV. The delightful dining room is the ideal spot to socialise with family and friends and, on warmer days, you can open the doors onto the patio, complete with bistro furniture. This is a real sun trap on a summer's afternoon and offers great views over to the Coniston Fells. The smart, high-quality kitchen offers everything you could need during your stay with an electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and microwave. Two bedrooms are located on the ground floor. The first is a beautiful double bedroom with views across to the Coniston Fells, with an en-suite bathroom with bath and WC. The second bedroom offers a king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request) and includes beautiful original beams, a feature stone wall, and a door to the garden, with a bathroom including a feature bath, separate shower, and WC. There is also a WC and cloakroom on the ground floor as well as a large utility room with plenty of storage and a second washing machine, dryer, and fridge/freezer. On the second floor, there is a south-facing double room and the second king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into twin beds upon request) These bedrooms are complemented by a luxurious family bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

Sit outside with a glass of wine in hand on the patio and gaze out at the views, watch the wildlife, and enjoy this rural idyll. There are plenty of spots to sit in the large garden area with mature trees and shrubs. Alternatively, sit by Grass Guards Ghyll, take in the scenery and enjoy the peace and quiet. There is private parking on-site for up to four cars.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

Read more Code: 81264

  • April and May 2021 BOOKINGS - Only one household accepted. At this time, the owners have chosen to only make 3 of the 4 bedrooms at Grass Guards House available. The double bedroom with the en-suite will be closed off and will allow for a maximum of 6 guests to stay.
  • 4 bedrooms - 2 king-size zip-and-link (both can be made into can be twin beds upon request) and 2 doubles
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC, 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, and dishwasher
  • Utility room with fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Patio and garden area with seating
  • Pub 1.5 miles and shop 8.5 miles
  • Regret no pets
  • Please note, the track entrance is not suitable for sports cars, and there is also a small ford to drive over
  • Internet is off a satellite and is not suitable for downloading, only browsing


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Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.


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.
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