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Greenbeck Cottage

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 970773)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mr Simmons

    “According to our confirmation from Sykes, our accommodation was available between 3.”

    00p.m. on day of arrival & 10.00a.m. on day of departure but key collection was not until 4.00p.m. On speaking to the key holders the correct time was 4.00p.m. but they did allow us to go in at 3.30. Minor point but caused some confusion (during the winter 3.00 p.m. would make more sense due to having to unload luggage in the dark). Having to collect the key fron elsewhere, although not a major problem is a little old fashioned especially when the property has a key safe by the door. In fact the ...

    00p.m. on day of arrival & 10.00a.m. on day of departure but key collection was not until 4.00p.m. On speaking to the key holders the correct time was 4.00p.m. but they did allow us to go in at 3.30. Minor point but caused some confusion (during the winter 3.00 p.m. would make more sense due to having to unload luggage in the dark). Having to collect the key fron elsewhere, although not a major problem is a little old fashioned especially when the property has a key safe by the door. In fact the key holders did leave the key in there for us after we spoke to them & we returned it to them when we left. Our one real complaint would be the provision of only ONE key to the property. This is something that we have found on a number of occasions but neither owners nor agents seem to understand why it is a problem. As a keen photographer & walker I tend to rise before my Wife & go off on my own for a few hours before coming back so we can do things together later in the day. With only one key (& often no way of locking/opening the door from inside) then I either have to lock the door & put the key back through the letter box (if there is one) or I have to leave the door unlocked which,considering I may leave at 4.00a.m. in the summer is not a safe option. If I lock the door and repost it & then have to return early or forget something I have to knock the door (disturbing the dog) & get my Wife out of bed. Also I may return wet & cold to find that she has gone out on her own & then I have to wait outside until she returns. This is enough of a problem with just two of us but as this property sleeps 5 then it would be very difficult with two couples sharing. I wonder if the owners only have one key to their own home & go everywhere together? When there is a back door it is less of a problem but on this occasion you could only access the garden from the house so it doesn't help. A MINIMUM of TWO keys should be provided at all properties. This property in particular would also benefit from an outside light to the rear so that the garden could be made better use of. Even in the Lake District the weather is sometimes good enough in the summer to sit outside after dark & it helps if you can see where you are stepping - especially as there are various levels/ trip hazards. All in all though a nice clean & comfortable cottage ideally located in one of the best villages in the Lake District. We hope to return.

    We were sorry this guest had some issues with his holiday but also pleased that they would like to return. In answer to these issues the availability was correct on our description and has now been rectified. The 4pm key handover is necessary, in our case, because our housekeepers have to walk some distance to clean and prepare, and are dedicated to our cottage. The time scale they have ensures that our cottage is as fresh and clean as possible for our guests. The second key issue is a very valid point, although we have not come across this before. We are making arrangements for a second key to be available, on request, in the future. The outside garden light was removed because it was faulty a short time ago and is being replaced very soon. We would like to thank our guests again for their observations and look forward to welcoming them again in the future. Owner relations

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Set within the pretty village of Coniston, fronted by a small courtyard, and with access to walks right from the doorstep, is Greenbeck Cottage.

Ideal for a family of five, two couples and friends, this attached cottage offers a cosy interior with an open fireplace, dining area for enjoying home cooked meals and plenty of storage space.

With private off-road parking for one car, and some additional guest spaces available, arrive safely into this homely accommodation.

To the left is the sitting room.

Gather together after a day of exploring and get snug and warm in front of the bright orange flames as you enjoy a film on TV.

Across the hallway is the kitchen, with a seating area for 5 to join around a farmhouse table.

The fitted units and sleek worktops assist with cooking preparations throughout your stay, while the slimline dishwasher helps with the cleaning up.

Upstairs are a set of nicely presented bedrooms, served by a white bathroom.

Views over the patio to the rear of the property stretch across the green fields and over to the Coniston Fells.

The garden backs onto a fenced babbling beck and occupies a barbecue enjoying alfresco lunches on a sunny afternoon.

Bring your four-legged friends along and let them enjoy the long walks and fun-filled activities as well.

Some of the most beautiful scenery engulfs this property, making it a splendid base for touring the area.

Pay a visit to Hawkshead, Ambleside, Windermere and Grasmere, with shops, pubs, woodland trails, cycling routes, boat trips and so much more!

For those looking for something more energetic on the water, the lake is ideal for dinghy sailing and canoeing.

Climb Scaffel Pike, visit Tarn Hows and try delicious local ales at the many watering holes scattered all over this wonderful region.

The perfect escape to Cumbria!

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen/diner. Sitting room with open fire.

Amenities

  • Electric heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Garden at rear with barbecue and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: There is a beck at the back of the property, this is fenced off.

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About the location

CONISTON

Hawkshead 4 miles; Ambleside 8 miles.

Nestling at the head of Coniston Water, the pretty village of Coniston is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the World Heritage Lake District National Park, making it a superb base for touring, with Hawkshead, Ambleside, Windermere and Grasmere just a short drive away. Superb walking, mountain biking and climbing are available locally on Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam, and the lovely woodland trails at Grizedale Forest. For watersports enthusiasts, the quiet lake is ideal for dinghy sailing and canoeing, whilst the less active can enjoy a leisure cruise on the beautiful steam yacht 'Gondola’, or visit Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin. Nearby attractions include the award-winning village of Hawkshead, home of the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Tarn Hows, one of the most visited beauty spots in the country and Esthwaite Water, famous for its fishing. A first class holiday location at any time of the year.

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