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“Very welcoming after walking all day”
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Orchard Cottage
Ranked #2 of 15 Coniston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
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100 reviews
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“Very welcoming after walking all day”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

After finishing our walk on the Cumbria Way from Ulverston this was a very welcoming B&B to arrive at. Our room was very generous in size and the bed very comfortable. Lovely lounge area to sit and relax in. Breakfasts were very good. They even made porridge for us which was not on the menu. Thanks so much for that. Coniston is a lovely small village and a great base to do walks from.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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palmerConiston, Owner at Orchard Cottage, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
We were pleased to see that your stay at Orchard Cottage was comfortable and hope that it helped you enjoy your overall stay in England. Thank you for taking the time to write your review
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

As an elderly but active retired couple we found Orchard Cottage the ideal accommodation with no stairs for our four day stay, with the very friendly hosts Dave and Jean. The rooms were immaculately clean and well equipped and the breakfasts were just to our individual liking. Coniston is a fantastic base for walkers, climbers and holiday makers in general (we've been many times before) the local people invariably being friendly and happy to pass the time of day - very different from the south east of England, although our home town of Broadstairs is friendly. We can't wait to go again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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palmerConiston, Owner at Orchard Cottage, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Thank you for writing a review of Orchard Cottage and we are happy that you found Coniston a friendly place to visit.
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Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

At first sight this doesn't seem to meet the ideal of a pretty Cumbrian cottage but it is right in the heart of Coniston village, spotlessly clean, beautifully appointed with powerful ensuite showers and in a superbly kept garden. It was also very good value at £35 a head. We had a comfortable night's sleep and made to feel very welcome. Breakfast was generous and well-cooked and home-produced honey was a particular highlight. This was one of the nicest B&Bs I have stayed at.

  • Stayed April 2013
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palmerConiston, Owner at Orchard Cottage, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
We are pleased that you had a comfortable night with us and hope that this helped you enjoy your walk of the Cumbria Way. Thank you for writing your review
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London, UK
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

My boyfriend and I spent the Easter break at the Orchard Cottage in Coniston. After a long week of work, we really needed a good break!

The Orchard Cottage is one of the best B&B we have ever been! The room are impeccable, and the dining room (where you have breakfast) has a large, bright window with a view of the Old Man of Coniston! I think that breakfast was one of the moments we enjoyed the most during the day: food is freshly prepared by Jean and David every morning and you can choose among a very good selection of things.

The owners, Jean and David, are very friendly and welcoming! They also showed us places to see and things to do in Coniston, which helped us a lot since we didn't have the time to look things up before getting there!

We really enjoyed our stay in Coniston: it gave us the opportunity to relax, do outdoor activities, taste excellent food, and enjoy nature without having thousands of tourists around!

Room Tip: Room n. 2 (which is the one we stayed at) has both a bath and a shower. It is very quite and has a l...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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palmerConiston, Owner at Orchard Cottage, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
We are really pleased you found your weekend in Coniston relaxing and enjoyable and we thank you for finding the time to write your review.
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

We have just returned from spending a night at Orchard Cottage in Coniston. It is perfectly situated in the centre of the vilage less than 50m from the nearest village pub! On arrival we were made to feel very welcome after a long hard day walking the Old Man. Our bedroom (Number 2) was lovely and warm and the en-suite bathroom had a bath and separate shower. There was lots of hot water for a relaxing bath - perfect! The next morning a delicious breakfast was served by Jean. If you want a central base to walk in the Coniston area then I wholeheartedly recommend Orchard Cottage. We will certainly return!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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palmerConiston, Owner at Orchard Cottage, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Thank you for writing your review and for mentioning that we are very central to the village and close to all its amenities. Look forward to you returning to Coniston and another visit
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stayed for two nights with the sole intention of going up the Old Man but were advised against. David gave us details of another walk to try, which was successful. The B&B itself is in a great location, with walking distance to the lake and all amenities in Coniston. The breakfast room has wonderful views, if you're in there early enough to bag the best table! There's a lounge area for guests to use, we were too tired to, but it's adjacent to David and Jean's kitchen (at first sight I thought this strange) but it's lovely to be able to chat to them both. The room was sufficiently large enough for all our walking kit, a nice touch were extra coat hooks for our jackets. As room 3 opens out on to the kitchen area, there's a second door to prevent noises coming from the communal area. The bathroom is a good size with a double size shower, and wonderfully powerful, too.
What really made our stay was the welcome from Jean and David, we were shown through to their private area to admire David's calling ducks, and there were many other examples of warmness and friendliness. Jean made an extra packed lunch for a friend walking with us, there was nothing that was too much trouble. I'd definitely recommend trying the honey from David's bees at breakfast time.
When we return to Coniston, this will be our first choice of B&B, without a doubt. Stay here, you won't regret it, and will leave feeling like Jean and David are old friends!!

Room Tip: Room 3 has a huge bathroom, lovely shower too
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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palmerConiston, Owner at Orchard Cottage, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Glad that you enjoyed your visit to Coniston even with the disappointment of not being able to walk the Old Man of Coniston but that you enjoyed the walk that you did do. Thank you for writing your review and hope that you are able to walk the Old Man on another visit.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We stayed for one night at relatively short notice.

The location of this small B&B couldn't be better, within easy walking distance of all the pubs and shops, and it has parking which is a massive advantage over other Lake District resorts.

David and Jean are great hosts, there was a good selection at breakfast and the cooked breakfast was really tasty.

We will definitely book again when we stay in Coniston.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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palmerConiston, Assistant at Orchard Cottage, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Thank you for writing your review and it would be lovely to see you again next time you visit Coniston
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Property: Orchard Cottage
Address: 18 Yewdale Road, Coniston LA21 8DU, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Duddon Valley > Coniston
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Coniston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Orchard Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the centre of Coniston village Orchard Cottage offers bed and breakfast accommodation in 3 ground floor en-suite rooms. All rooms are tastefully decorated and include TV's, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryers. Outside there is a patio area with seating where you can enjoy the award winning garden. Orchard Cottage also has an ample off road car park. Ideally situated on the Cumbria Way and other long distance walks, drying facilities and cycle storage available. Breakfast is served in the dining room and guests have a choice of cereals and fruit, cooked full English breakfast (eggs from our own hens), toast marmalade, honey (from our own bees) & jam. Free WiFi access. Prices from £35 p.p.p.n based on 2 person occupancy of a room ... more   less 

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