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“Lovely cottage next to the lake”
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Cosy woodburner! New comfy two seater sofa and 'firm' supportive armchair - for ease of dismount!
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58 reviews
Entering the courtyard!
Cosy woodburner!
New comfy two seater sofa and 'firm' supportive armchair - for ease of dismount!
New comfy two seater sofa!
(as promised!)
New comfy three seater sofa.  (As also promised!)
Hallway
Double bedroom
Twin or double bedroom
Further twin or double
Kitchen
Kitchen table
View across the courtyard
View from the landing
The new patio and garden furniture!
Down by the lake
Lake shore beach
The lake shore in winter.  Not much beach but plenty of snow!
View down the lake - Fairfield
Wildcat Island!
Blawith Common beach to walk to!
...and the same view in the snow!!
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Very good - based on 58 reviews
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Craig G
1 review
“Lovely cottage next to the lake”
Reviewed June 26, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

The cottage is ideally situated next to the lake and only a 1 minute walk away from its own private beach. The cottage is hidden away, just off a main road setback into some woods. Located next to a few walking trails and only a 5 minute drive to the nearest town. Will be coming back here again!

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 29, 2017
Thanks Craig. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, the cottage is well set back and nice and peaceful. The Lake shore beach is a lovely place to enjoy too. I think your five minutes to town was probably a little optimistic- maybe on a motorbike on Sunday morning!! Do come again. Regards, Phil and Kate Okeden
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Nick A
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic location”
Reviewed June 10, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Good place for a get away from it all break. Situated in a small courtyard with two other properties, off the road in a wooded area, it's very quiet and peaceful. Private access to the lake is a plus. Small patio garden at rear great for barbecues.

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Management Response
Jun 23, 2017
Thanks Nick. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay. It is quiet and peaceful and as you say, the Lake access is a bonus. Do come again. Regards, Phil and Kate Okeden
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 5, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

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Management Response
Jun 19, 2017
Thanks for your lovely review - so pleased you have had a great break! Brantwood is so worth a visit! Sounds like you had a wonderful time - and thanks for the tip about the pub and ice cream shop in Hawkshead - we'll check it out next time we are up! We look forward to your next visit!
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JennyBZoo...
Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
1 review
“Comfortable cottage with great private lake access”
Reviewed April 15, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We have enjoyed a wonderful week at Blea Brows with our 2 young children. The cottage was warm, comfortable, clean and welcoming. We appreciated the effective heating system and plenty of hot water, as well as some logs for the fire. There was plenty of space for the 4 of us, and 6 would have been fine as well.
We didn't use the garden as we spent most of our time at the lake or exploring but it was lovely to have that private space too. The cottage doesn't have a particularly pretty view (can't see the lake) but it's very quiet and peaceful and surrounded by gorgeous woodland and wildlife.
We took our canoe and enjoyed being able to launch from the private access, the path is rough but we felt it was safe enough to leave the boats there and not carry them to and fro each time. We can recommend the short hop to Peel Island for picnics.
We had friends book the cottage opposite (Brown Howe) as they are very close to each other, and this worked really well.
My only suggestion is an emergency land line or similar, as there was no mobile signal at all. We were grateful to have wifi access to use whatsapp and email.
This is a great quiet spot in the Lake District and we hope to return!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 24, 2017
Hi Jenny. Thanks for your review. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Like you said, although it's in a courtyard, it is surrounded by lovely woodland and access to the lake is a great bonus. Peel island - Wild Cat to Swallows and Amazons officianados - is a great destination for a picnic. We've ventured there many times with toddlers up to aged Grandparents! All good fun! We'll certainly think about the emergency phone - I think we've just got used to using Vodafone!! Do come again. Regards, Phil and Kate Okeden.
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simmolsim...
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely cottage”
Reviewed April 8, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Brilliant base for walking and exploring the Lakes. The cottage was very cosy and comfortable. Lovely comfortable beds. A short walk to Lake Coniston. Good local pubs. Would definitely stay again.

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Management Response
Apr 19, 2017
Thanks for your lovely review, Jenny and James. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and you managed to get out on the water - bonus! Yes, the cottage is cosy, particularly when it's lashing down and the woodburner is on! You are most welcome to come again. Just remind us and we'll give you 10% for most valued customers! Regards, Phil and Kate
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JillandMa...
North Yorkshire
Level 6 Contributor
224 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Cottage in the Woods”
Reviewed March 20, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

A Cozy cottage with everything you need for a weekend away. Despite it being the wettest weekend for a while. We had a great time. You even have assisted valet parking on arrival.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 10, 2017
I can't imagine what the assisted valet parking was, but hey - all included (!!). Glad you enjoyed your stay. Regards, Phil and Kate
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KATYMAP
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent Location, well-equipped”
Reviewed January 8, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Lovely situation within woodland and a short walk to lakeside. Convenient base to explore area, although no need to travel very far, lots of walks and things to do within a short drive - and walks from the door too. Coniston only 10mins or so in car for shops and a great fish & chip shop! Cottage lovely and clean on arrival, very well-equpped. Children particularly enjoyed the hatch between kitchen / lounge (lined up shot glasses of cola and petended to be pirates with their rum rations!). They also enjoyed sitting on landing windowsill spotting birds on the feeders). Plenty of space for 6 of us, and 3 toilets very welcome to avoid queues after a cold winter walk!!! Perfect for a Swallows & Amazons holiday. Excellent communication from owners. Can definitely recommend!

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 15, 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Yes, it's a great place from which to explore the South Lakes and scurry back to enjoy the wood burner. Our children all enjoyed Swallows and Amazons too and we've had many happy adventures to Wild Cat Island and Swallowdale. It's funny, we've ummed and ahhed about the hatch many a time, but it's the children who really enjoy it! Glad they enjoyed their shots of 'grog'. Do come again. Regards, Phil and Kate.
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