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

Carrie’s Gate

  • Sleeps up to 5
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Up to 2 pets allowed
Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile


out of 5

Character, Lakeland cottage set in an enviable position overlooking Coniston Water, ideally placed for easy access onto Coniston Old Man and nearby fell range.
3 steps to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Living room: Smart TV, Ipod Dock, Woodburner
Kitchen: Electric Oven, Gas Hob, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Washer Dryer
Utility Room:
Shower Room: Cubicle Shower, Heated Towel Rail, Toilet
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: Double (4ft 6in) Bed
Bedroom 2: Double (4ft 6in) Bed, Single (3ft) 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.
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.


    Awarded for achieving an overall rating of 4.75 or higher

    Customers' Choice 2022


Cot Available
Customers' Choice
Garden or Patio
Highchair Available
Open Fire or Woodburner
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
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