Characterful, lakeland cottage | Carrie’s Gate, Coniston
Breathtaking views | Carrie’s Gate, Coniston
  • Cottage
  • Coniston
  • CC124189

Carrie’s Gate


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  • 5

  • 2

  • 1

  • 2

Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile

Character, Lakeland cottage set in an enviable position overlooking Coniston Water, ideally placed for easy access onto Coniston Old Man and nearby fell range.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, Smart TV and sound dock.
Kitchen: With electric oven, 5-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and ceramic floor.
Utility/boot room.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and single bed.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Logs for wood burner available locally. Travel cot and highchair.

Detached garden with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. Visit England 4 Star.
Please note: There is an access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950

Perched above the traditional village of Coniston, Carrie’s Gate enjoys wonderful views across one of Lakeland’s quietest and most iconic waters, made famous by Donald Campbell’s Bluebird and the setting for Swallows & Amazons. Set against a backdrop of dramatic mountain scenery, Carrie’s Gate is ideal for couples and families alike and for years has provided the perfect location for romantic getaways, family adventures and walkers of all ages and abilities, with Coniston Old Man and the surrounding fells quite literally on your doorstep.

For a leisurely day you can stroll from the cottage down to the lake shore area and indulge in a relaxing trip on the National Trust’s faithfully restored steamboat Gondola, followed by afternoon tea and cake at the Bluebird Café, featured in recent TV dramas set in the Lakes. Coniston has a good variety of places to eat, with 5 traditional Lakeland pubs, including the home of the Best Beer in Britain winning Bluebird Bitter, produced at the micro-brewery in the village plus the award winning Steam Bistro, all within a 10-minute walk of the cottage.

There are local shops for all your holiday provisions including an excellent butcher stocking fell bred meat, an artisan bakery and independent pizza, Indian and fish and chip shop takeaways. With a newly re-furbished, modern, luxury kitchen for the 2020 season, Carrie’s Gate offers exceptionally comfortable accommodation including a traditional multi fuel stove as a focal point in the cosy lounge for tired dogs to snooze in front of after a hard days walk, with the views across Coniston Water from the front windows never far away.

A sunny garden just across the lane from the cottage gives you the option to dine al-fresco and watch the sun set slowly over the lake. The owners have provided excellent facilities to create a genuine ‘home from home’ experience to ensure you’ll get the very best out of your stay including high quality broadband so younger members of your party will be happy to know Instagram and Facebook are still available. There’s a Smart TV with free OnDemand and Netflix accounts, plus a great selection of books and games for those rainy days. Two private parking spaces are available at the end of the terrace.


  • Customers' Choice 2022


Cot Available - Cot

Customers' Choice


Garden or Patio

Highchair Available

Internet Connection

Parking - On Site

Pub within 1 mile

Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine

Waterside Breaks

Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 09:00


  • 2 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 22 reviews


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  • Preston

  • Family


out of 10

Nice cottage just abit awkward with regards to the parking but apart from that nice clean airy cottage note the parking was not an issue as you can park at the bottom of the hill free of charge lots of good walks without need to use car

25 Jul 2022


  • Nottingham


out of 10

A fabulous cottage in a fabulous location.

24 Jun 2022


  • Northumberland


out of 10

Beautifully upgraded old miner's cottage. High level of equipment. Lovely views across the lake.

16 May 2022

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