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Grass Guards House

Coniston (7mls W), Lake District

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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

With breathtaking views to the Coniston Fells and Harter Fell, perched high in the hills of the beautiful Duddon Valley, this property is truly is in a world of its own.

Located in a remote and tranquil spot between Coniston Water and Devoke Water, this cheerful, bright and cosy cottage offers delightful holiday accommodation for up to eight guests. This beautifully secluded cottage makes a fabulous base for exploring the southern part of the Lake District. Set in a serene location in the Duddon Valley, it’s a traditional cottage and offers spectacular views over the surrounding fells. Retaining many original features, including exposed ceiling beams, a roaring wood burner set in an inglenook and exposed stone walls, this warm and welcoming cottage is perfect for discovering the Coniston Valley, the Langdale Valley and the Furness Peninsula.

Entering this friendly, bright and relaxing cottage, you will find the light and spacious lounge which makes a fantastic spot for unwinding in front of the Smart TV and warming wood burner at the end of a lovely day. The dining room provides the ideal space for gathering together to plan the day’s activities or share a favourite family meal which you can enjoy cooking in the fully equipped kitchen. The cottage has four elegantly decorated bedrooms, several with original exposed beams adding to their friendly character. On the ground floor, an en-suite double offers views over to Coniston Fells, while the king-size zip-and-link has a beautiful feature stone wall, bathroom access and a door to the garden. Upstairs, you can choose from a south-facing double bedroom and the second king-size zip-and-link, as well as a stylish family bathroom. Outside, there’s a charming patio area so you can sit with a glass of wine in the evening, admire the views and spot the local wildlife. The large garden features a variety of mature trees and shrubs and plenty of space for children to play.

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

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  • 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 forestry track to the property is approx. 1.5 miles and is not suitable for sports cars - there is also a small ford to drive over
  • Internet is off a satellite and is not suitable for downloading, only browsing

The beautiful Dunnerdale Valley is perfect for exploring Coniston Water (12 miles) and the Langdale Pikes (12.5 miles). The River Duddon is known for its salmon, and there are some wonderful spots for walking including the Grass Guards Estate and Devoke Water (6 miles). Local landmarks and attractions include the Stanley Ghyll Waterfall (6.5 miles), Whitfell (3.5 miles), The Old Man of Coniston (13.5 miles) and the Swinside Stone Circle (9 miles). You can also take a steam train trip through the region on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. To the south, the historic market town of Broughton-in-Furness (6.5 miles) has some great shops and a pub, or you could head to the thriving village of Coniston (12.5 miles). Also nearby are the bustling coastal village of Ravenglass (12.5 miles), the valley of Eskdale (10.5 miles) and Wast Water (15 miles).

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Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ben 1st October 2021

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A really lovely house in a fantastic location. Be prepared to be remote (either plan food well and bring it, or be prepared to drive a lot) - but if you'll enjoy/don't mind that, then it's a really unique place to stay. Decent walks available without needing to get in the car - we went up the Old Man of Coniston on a loop from the house, really enjRead moreoyed it. The kitchen is well-equipped and the wood-burner was a very welcome companion during a mostly wet October week! Hide

Reviewed by Theresa 17th September 2021

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For those looking for seclusion and stunning views this property ticks all the boxes. While Mountain Bike routes are limited here and a robust car is a must for trips further into the lakes - walking options abound. The property has all requirements for a lovely self-catering stay in the lakes - just be prepared for self-sufficiency.

Reviewed by Wendy 10th September 2021

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We loved the cottage it has everything you need however it is a long way from anywhere so be aware of that!

Reviewed by Stephanie 3rd September 2021

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Extremely remote but beautiful house. If you like hiking and dont mind driving (quite far) for essentials then this is the perfect location. Take plenty of food with you! Views are incredible and a great relaxing holiday away from the busy every day life.

Reviewed by Bruce 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Roy 19th June 2021

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Cottage was beautiful and cosy, if you want remote this is the place for you. Would recommend and will return at a future date.

Reviewed by Carol 11th June 2021

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Lovely clean and comfortable house. Fantastic location wish we could have stayed longer.

Reviewed by Judy 4th June 2021

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Wonderful well equipped accommodation. Great for walking. Very isolated , so only suitable for those who enjoy this.

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LOCATION

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