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Acorn Cottage between Coniston and Little Langdale. Walking/biking from the door

Acorn Cottage nestled between two valleys - walks/bike rides for all abilities from the door
5.0 of 5 bubbles
45 reviews
Acorn Cottage nestled between two valleys - walks/bike rides for all abilities from the door
Acorn Cottage with Cathedral Quarry, Lingmoor and the Langdale Pikes behing
Find all you could ever need in our well equipped kitchen
We will welcome you with tea, coffee, milk and biscuits - enjoy!
Snuggle by the log burner or exit on to the patio to enjoy the view
A range of DVDs, books and games for you to enjoy
A wide range of maps for walking/cycling and local interest books
King bedroom - co-ordinated comfort with a view over the garden
The double - light and so very comfy
The single - cosy and peaceful
The shower room - sparkling
The bathroom - clean and fresh
Relax in the sun and watchout for red squirrels, woodpeckers, deer and more. Garden to right of path
Our central Lakeland location makes an ideal base for touring
The tarn with Holme Fell behind - 360 views from the top!!
Famous for its beauty Tarn Hows is a short walk from the cottage
Slaters Bridge, Little Langdale - a short walk with fantastic views all the way!
Tom Gill Waterfalls at Tarn Hows - a short walk from the cottage
Just called in for a picnic!
Enjoy the views from the bottom of the garden - sheep roam freely!
Parking for two cars
Coniston water - sailing, row boats, canoeing, electric boats and a steam gondola!
Relax by the shores of Coniston water
Coniston - known for its friendly locals and pubs - good food and locally brewed real ale
Ooh! Lovely......more nuts!!
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Coniston, Duddon Valley, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Sleeping 5/6 Acorn Cottage nestles between Coniston and Little Langdale and offers a central lakes yet tranquil location. There are walks for all abilities from the door and climbing at the quarry. We have some fantastic, family friendly bridleways and more technical, challenging mountain biking routes right outside with the North Face Trail in Grizedale Forest. Road bikes can challenge themselves on our famous passes, Hardnott and Wrynose, or attempt the Fred Whitton route! Coniston, a short drive away, offers sailing, windsurfing and kayaking. We have a lockable shed for your equipment, One of the best, and far reaching, views in the lakes can be found after a short walk up Holme Fell, just behind the cottage.

We have refurbished Acorn Cottage to provide all the modern comforts you could wish for, including wifi, whilst retaining its...
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About the Owner, Christine B
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Mar 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 45 reviews and 1 property
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English first
Edwinstowe, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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Stated here in February 2016 with my fiancé, his son and the future in-laws. Middle of nowhere was what we wanted and what we got! Did a great long walk all round the Langdale valleys, had a drink at the "local" 3 shires (1-2 mile walk cross country). Disused quarry was interesting Cottage very pleasant, kitchen had most things you...

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Delighted you all enjoyed yourselves. It really is a place for all ages. Walking from the door is always a bonus. The garden is just as pictured and described on the website. I also mention is the description that sheep roam freely!


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Colin E
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

This was a spontaneous booking prompted by a pop up on Facebook. Within minutes of my enquiry the weekend was booked in a very efficient manner. The directions supplied were excellent and we arrived late Friday afternoon.The cottage was presented in an excellent manner and everything was as it should be. The location was idyllic set in beautiful countryside, so...

Management response:

We're really glad you enjoyed yourselves and the cottage. You're absolutely right...it's a great base to explore from. We're really central to The Lakes and yet wonderfully peaceful! We look forward to seeing you again.


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Karen H
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Very remote. Up a windy lane about a mile or less from the main road. Beautiful cottage. Good kitchen layout. Main room seating good size for a rental, also easy to use tv which we have had problems with other rentals in the past. Bedrooms again a good size. When we stayed there , there was no wifi plus cold...

Management response:

I'm really glad you enjoyed the cottage and location so much that you want to come back! I was more than happy for you to stay an extra night. Sorry there was a temporary glitch in the water (storm Desmond brought more than the normal debris into the feed) also sorry Open Reach are so useless!! Hey Ho!


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  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Pets to be kept downstairs and off the furniture. Pets waste to be removed. Cottage to be left neat, clean and tidy. Any damage/problems to be reported to owner immediately.
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26 May 2017 -
1 Jun 2017
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2 Jun 2017 -
20 Jul 2017
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21 Jul 2017 -
31 Aug 2017
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
We provide an ALL INCLUSIVE price with night store heating, electric, linen, towels, pets (if coming), cot/camp bed and high chair (if needed). A starter pack of fuel for the stove is left for your use. More may be purchased locally as and when required. We ask that our guests respect our cottage and leave it as they find it - neat, clean and tidy.
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About the neighbourhood
Acorn Cottage is situated in the heart of the old slate mining area. A disused quarry is a short walk from the door with good rock climbing/abseiling to be had. Further mines can be explored locally - details of which can be found on our bookshelves!

Coniston is 3.5 miles by road, Elterwater is 2.75 miles by path and 7 miles by road. Ambleside is 8 miles away and Grasmere 8.5. The famous Tarn Hows is 1.75 miles by road.

We are lucky enough to have 3 very well known pubs to hand - The Drunken Duck (and its sister cafe, Chesters by the river, at Skelwith Bridge - famous for its large scones!), The Three Shires and The Britannia Inn. Coniston also has a fine selection of pubs and local ales for you to tick off your list (The Sun Inn is our favourite).

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How to get there
The best way to arrive at Acorn Cottage is by car. If travelling by car from the North, or South, of England take the M6 and come off at junction 36. This will give you access to the Lake District.

If you want to stop and stock up the fridge then Booths in Windermere is the 'Waitrose' of the North and worth a visit.

The nearest international airport is Manchester. The closest train station is Windermere. Car hire is available locally.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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