Rose Castle Cottage
Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria+ Add to favourites
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One of the highlights of a stay at Rose Castle Cottage is the breathtaking views as you drive along the track on the approach to the cottage. This delightful and simple 19th-century cottage is situated high above Tarn Hows, the iconic Lake District spot.
This is a truly tranquil location with no neighbours on the horizon and few of the trappings of modern day life. It is ideal for walkers with fantastic walks right from the doorstep - you'll hardly need to get in your car! Old log books recording the history of the cottage, dating back to the 1930’s, make for fascinating reading whilst relaxing after a day on the fells.
Its setting at the heart of the Lakes makes for an ideal base to explore. Restaurants, pubs, tea-rooms and shops can be found at Coniston and Hawkshead while Ambleside is just a short drive away, when you need a break from the great outdoors.
The National Trust has events and activities in the Lake District to appeal to all ages throughout the year. Visit the web pages by clicking on the nearby tab, above, to see details of events, nature, walking and cycling trails when planning your holiday.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- kitchen, sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove, shower room with lavatory.
- First floor
- two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and 1 twin).
Heating: The wood-burning stove is the only form of heating with a radiator in the double bedroom. This stove heats a back boiler which then powers two radiators, one in the double room, one in the bathroom. Once these radiators are up to temperature then stove then heats the living area
Garden: An enclosed garden that is sloping and left in a natural state. There is a hard standing area
for the garden table and seating.
Parking: Access to the cottage is down a narrow and sometimes uneven track. There is parking for two cars inside the gates to the property.
Utilities/Electricals: There is no television or microwave at this cottage. Electricity is from batteries charged by a generator. Power point for mobile charger only, there are no other power points available.
Water is supplied from a private supply pumped from a bore hole and may be in short supply at certain times of the year.
Please note: There is a public footpath which passes the cottage.
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- Dogs allowed
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- Open fire / stove
- Remote location
- Double bed
Things to see and do nearby
- North West England
The North West of England is most famous for its beautiful Lake District, which has inspired so many poets and authors over the centuries. Spectacular scenery and a feast of local produce to try provides a wonderful way to enjoy a summer holiday, romantic break or family gathering. This is an area to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes and tarns, cycle or challenge yourself to a high rope walk. For the less energetic who, nevertheless want to enjoy the spectacular scenery, there are some fantastic pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy local, seasonal produce, such as Herdwick meat, Morecambe Bay shrimps, locally made cheese, Cumberland sausage, sticky toffee pudding or a local beer - there are 13 micro breweries in Cumbria. The National Trust cares for a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. All of our cottages are set in beautiful Lake District countryside.
- Lake District
The spectacular Lake District is considered by many to be the jewel in England\'s crown, offering the country\'s highest mountains, most stunning scenery, and loveliest countryside. Above all, it is a place to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes. The National Trust protects about a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads, and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. Among the National Trust\'s historic properties are two houses of immense literary heritage. The Georgian Wordsworth House in Cockermouth is the birthplace of the poet William Wordsworth, and Hill Top, a petite 17th-century house, in the hamlet of Near Sawrey, is where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her children\'s stories.
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place to visit
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- Visit www.gocumbria.co.uk
- Pony Trekking
- Rock climbing
- Walking and visit www.ntlakesoutdoors.org.uk
National Trust places to visit
- Hawkshead and Claife
- Classic south Lakeland countryside with views of the fells and lakes and picturesque buildings
- Coniston and Tarn Hows
- Landscape of fell, meadow and woodland around Coniston Water
- Beatrix Potter Gallery
- 17th-century solicitor's office, now home to the original watercolours and sketches of Beatrix Potter
- Rebuilt Victorian steam-powered yacht on Coniston Water
- Stagshaw Garden
- Steep woodland garden, noted for its flowering shrubs
- Hill Top
- Delightful small 17th-century farmhouse where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous children's stories
Comments from past visitors
- January 2013
- January 2013
- October 2012
What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0844 335 1287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.