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High Arnside Family Cottage in Coniston, Cumbria

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
1 bathroom

High Arnside Family Cottage description

Holiday home
High Arnside is a semi detached barn conversion cottage on a working farm near to Coniston in the Lake District. The cottage sleeps six people and has one double bedroom, one twin room and one room with adult bunks as well as a family bathroom. The cottage also contains a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with a dining area and a woodburner. Outside the cottage is off road parking for two cars and a rear garden with outdoor furniture and a barbecue. With its neighbouring cottage, High Arnside sleeps a total of twelve people in the beautiful Lake District countryside.

Coniston is a lovely village set at the tip of Lake Coniston, in the midst of spectacular mountain scenery, in the Lake District National Park. Coniston has a number of amenities, and is the ideal base for a variety of outdoor pursuits. There is superb walking and climbing on Coniston Old Man, and watersports enthusiasts will enjoy dinghy sailing, canoeing or simply sitting back and relaxing on the steam gondola which crosses the lake. The attractions of the lakes are on the doorstep, including Hawkshead, the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Ambleside and Windermere.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, CD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. All fuel, power and wood for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair available. Off road parking for 2 cars. Storage for bikes. Front paved area with seating. Rear garden with furniture and BBQ. Enclosed rear patio with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub 2.5 miles. Note: This cottage is situated half a mile up a single track drive. Note: There are three steps from the kitchen to the sitting room and one step on the landing.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm
  • Rural location

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Mr Berry
November 2014
A beautiful cottage, very clean, tidy and well kitted out. Owners were very friendly.
Mrs Hill
September 2015
Everything! Absolutely fabulous retreat. Lovely large living area, dining and lounge, well equipped kitchen. Excellent shower. Good bedrooms.
Mr Cawood
January 2016
Amazing location, the character of the cottage and the warm welcome.
Miss Appleby
July 2014
It was stress free amazing, a happy safe environment for my children. There were outstanding views walks we loved the farm dog.
Mrs Garbutt
June 2014
We had an amazing time, this property is truly special. We will be returning next year hopefully.
Mrs Affleck
March 2014
Nice remote setting with a lovely cottage in lovely surroundings perfect for a family.
Mr Ryan
March 2014
The accommodation was in a beautiful position on a lovely farm with very friendly dogs and other animals; the scenery was perfect and there was plenty to do without having to travel very far. Would definitely return.
Miss Parsons
March 2014
Stunning location, wonderful views; friendly farm dogs, new calves; lovely walks from the door; relaxing in the comfortable cosy lounge; great welcome from Jan and Martin.
Miss Duffield
February 2014
Everything was perfect. Location was stunning with easy access to all the sights. Cottage was lovely, had everything which you needed and the added bonus of a log burner, which had plenty of wood supplied. Owners were welcoming and friendly. Overall a fantastic cottage in a fantastic place. We will definitely be back!
Mr McBride
January 2014
My wife especially liked the log burner and the location and my sister loved Bob the dog. Also plenty of information available for the local area. The cottage was very comfy and cosy with all needed for a self-catering holiday. Many thanks.
Mrs Harland
May 2013
The situation of the cottage is superb. The owners are helpful and friendly. Lovely to see the lambs.
Mr Youngman
August 2013
The cottage is extremely comfortable and has everything you could need. In terms of location it is ideal for exploring the Lakes and the fact it was on a farm made it all the more interesting for the kids.
Miss Parsons
March 2013
A stunning location with amazing views. We loved being on a working farm and enjoyed the friendly farm dogs and seeing newborn calves.
Mr Mackenzie
July 2012
The setting of the property and the views in particular were really quite stunning. I would recommend this property to anyone. We found it was particularly conducive to a relaxing family holiday as the house was very child friendly
Mr Asprey
January 2012
Great location! Would love to go back in summer to just see how great the views were as it was January and the weather was not great but that did not stop us from getting out.
June 2016
High Arnside, as the name suggests, is perched some way above the valley floor and enjoys the most enchanting views in every direction. The cottage has been thoughtfully equipped for holiday rentals and is very comfortable. The patio area is delightful, and one can sit for hours watching the play of light on nearby and distant hills. In fact I did just that. There are lovely walks straight from the cottage door, with the walk down into Hawkshead and back via Tarn Hows and Iron Keld being both beautiful and moderate. Our hosts could not have been more welcoming or helpful. This is without question one of the nicest holiday cottages we have stayed in anywhere. There are only two small points to bear in mind, and these are certainly not meant as criticisms but just useful to bear in mind for planning purposes: (1) the bedrooms are one double (principal bedroom) and two rooms with two single beds each (one room can only be reached by walking through the double bedroom); and (2) there is no Wi-Fi connection other than that of the farmhouse which can be camped on (password is provided) if one sits against the dividing wall. A dedicated internet connection would be helpful, although I accept that not everyone cares about this. Mobile signal varies by provider: Three gives a good 3G signal; Vodafone and O2 were more variable. A really refreshing holiday in a cottage that is very highly recommended.
July 2013
I took a French family to High arnside, a bit apprehensive as I wanted to give them the best possible impression of Cumbria! . I couldn't have made a better choice. They were bowled over by the superb situation. They loved the cottage, well- equipped and comfortable. The father collected wood for the stove every day, on his morning walk... even though wood was available in the store. Arriving late at night, the drive was a bit daunting for the first time, but very quickly got accustomed to it and enjoyed seeing all the sheep and lambs on the way down to the main road.A good central situation for visiting all the sights such as Hilltop, Muncaster Castle, the Buddhist temple near Ulverston etc. The French family are farmers and so very much enjoyed talking to the farmer who runs the farm, managing to communicate in spite of the language difficulties. Being a native of Cumbria, I wasn't expecting good weather at that time of year, but we only had one rainy day, and there was plenty to do even then.
Roz N
June 2014
We have stayed at High Arnside three times now and it is the most wonderful place to relax and clear the mind of life's stress. Situated nearly in the clouds on a working sheep farm there is always sheep and dogs around which our kids loved. The freedom to roam on the fells is wonderful and just what young children need. Miles from a road! Lovely clear little streams from the fell. The owners live next door and just let you get on with your holiday but are lovely and friendly when you need them. The accomodation is high quality with everything you need.
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