Crag Cottage | Coniston

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet friendly property
  • Number of pets: 2
  • Mountain view
  • Countryside view
  • Log fire
  • Wi-fi
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Cycle storage
  • Public transport within 1 mile

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Property rating: 4

Crag Cottage is in the middle of a terrace of Grade II listed, 18th century cottages spectacularly situated under Yewdale Crag at the 'Far End' of the village of Coniston.

Built of Lakeland stone with thick walls and an open fire, it is the epitome of a traditional Lakeland cottage. Although over two hundred years old the cottage is cosy and well equipped with gas central heating and Wi-Fi connection.

As well as its delightful character and charm, what makes Crag cottage special is its superb location. Perched right on the fells, the Cumbrian Way footpath and cycle route runs behind the cottage giving direct access onto the Old Man, Wetherlam and longer walks/rides further afield. The cottage is also less than a 5 minute walk away from Coniston's numerous pubs, cafes and shops.

A charming cottage perfect for couples, friends and small families.

Ground floor
You enter the cottage through a little porch which is an ideal place to dry out walking boots and damp clothes. The cosy oak beamed living room is divided by a large, comfortable sofa into a seating area with open fire and a dining area large enough for 6. A large selection of games, maps, books and DVDs for the Smart TV are also provided.

The well equipped kitchen (New Feb 2019) is situated at the back of the cottage, here you will find an electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine/dryer, fridge/freezer, and toaster. From the kitchen you can access the back door and walk straight out onto the fells. Perfect for four legged guests.

First floor
Upstairs there are two charming bedrooms with beautiful views; a bathroom and a separate toilet. Both bedrooms enjoy high quality bed linen and bedding.

Bedroom 1 - super king size bed (or twin single beds).
Bedroom 2 - king size bed.

House Bathroom with W.C. and bath with shower over.
Separate W.C.

There is a small patio to the front of the cottage which acts as a little sun trap and has a bench and table to enjoy the seasonal views across the fields and woods to Grizedale Forest and the lake in winter.

There is also secure storage for up to 4 bicycles in the outhouse at the back of the property.

Travelling with a dog?
We can offer free use of a 1 acre enclosed field in Coniston village, perfect for off the lead running, walking, training and playing. Use by arrangement only. Please contact the office for availability.

Facilities included
Bed linen, towels, electricity, central heating, Wi-Fi, high chair & initial logs for the fire.

Permit parking for 1 car (permit provided) in allocated parking space in the lay by opposite.
Other parking nearby.

Public Transport 800 yards
Pub 800 yards
Shop 800 yards

Cottage Postcode
LA21 8DD

Accessibility Guide

Local Activities
Coniston is an excellent centre for outdoor enthusiasts, with some superb climbing, walking, water sports, fishing and cycling to be had all year round.

For cycling enthusiasts there are some fantastic trails to be found in the area and the delights of Grizedale Forest are only a short ride away. For runners of all abilities the Lakeland Trail series visits Coniston yearly offering 5k, 10k, marathon and half marathon options. A favourite events amongst visitors and locals is the annual Coniston 14, 13.9 miles of scenic beauty as runners of all ages lap Coniston Water. For endurance athletes the Montane Lakeland 100 & Lakeland 50 events depart from Coniston each July and a whole host of water sports can be enjoyed down at the boating centre. Lastly for those who come to walk the area, no trip to Coniston would be complete without a climb up the Old Man of Coniston.

However for those who like to keep their feet firmly on the ground there's The Ruskin Museum, which depicts the fascinating history of the area including the famous water speed record attempt of Donald Campbell and on the eastern shores of the lake lies Brantwood the Victorian home of philosopher John Ruskin, where regular events and art courses are held. Should you just wish to relax during your time here then the tremendous landscape of cascading waterfalls, streams, lakes and mountains should help you switch off from modern life. Delights such as Tarn Hows and Grizedale Forest are nearby and prove to be ever popular with visitors of all ages.

Please see below links or enquire for more information.



About Coniston Village

In the heart of the English Lake District lies the historical copper mining village of Coniston. Perfectly positioned alongside Coniston Water and below the majestic Coniston Fells, of which Coniston Old Man, 2635ft, is the most famous.

We have the largest collection of accommodation in the Coniston area, so we are sure we can help you find your perfect Coniston cottage.

Customer Comments

We've now made 9 visits to Crag and the steady improvements, particularly the kitchen, have been excellent. Overall we love the cottage and will definitely be back. 
R.W. October 2020

Fabulous weekend - wish we were staying longer and will definately be back to Crag Cottage. Perfect location and lovely accommodation.
D & K October 2020

So good to be back, we've missed Crag cottage. New kitchen is fab and had great weather for October.
D & N October 2020

A wonderful peaceful week, hopefully the first of many. Thank you, loved it
I & D October 2020

Charming, well equipped and situated cottage. Extremely comfortable and reassuringly very clean. Attractive blend of original features and contemporary touches.
I&D, October 2020

We had a fantastic time at Crag Cottage. Cottage is always spotless and comfortable. Covid measures were in place and we felt safe staying in the cottage.
D.T. October 2020

BEAUTIFUL stay, amazing walks and many swims. One of my happy places.
E & J September 2020

So lovely to be back at Crag Cottage. This is a very very special place.
L & P September 2020

A happy stay in a lovely cottage. Beautifully clean. Well done Lauren!
P & A September 2020

We have been staying here most years, sometimes once, sometimes more and have yet to exhaust the number of possibilities open to us from the cottage door without using the car. Crag Cottage still has its welcome comfortable feel in what has been a difficult year for many.
S&H September 2020

What a wonderful cottage in a beautiful place. We so enjoyed our time here. Wonderful walks and scenery. Thank you!
D & V August 2020

Our 8th stay here at Crag -  more welcome than ever in the year of Covid. Lovely to be back and next stay already in the diary. Crag works its magic again.
A & R August 2020

Had a wonderful, relaxing stay here in Crag Cottage. Fabulous location and super cosy. Corrie (our cocker celebrated his first birthday here and had a ball. So easy to be socially distant here. Wish we could stay longer.
D&J March 2020

Had a lovely stay in Crag Cottage. Very lucky with the weather so have had some great walks. Thank you!
J&C March 2020

Another comfortable, cosy week in Crag Cottage ? our favourite. Weather wet but still had a fantastic week, thank you!
S&R February 2020

Another lovely stay at Crag Cottage ? cottage never lets us down, although the weather did this time. Super new kitchen. Thank you!
B Family, February 2020

Lovely cosy, warm cottage, great for the four-legged friends, everything you need to have a great time in Coniston.
T family, February 2020

Again another week recharging and leaving our coughs and colds behind. We were very happy curling up in front of the roaring fire. The new kitchen was a lovely surprise. We will be back again.
A&D, January 2020

Another wonderful stay at Crag. Unfortunately the weather was not on our side this time! We didn't let it dampen our spirits though, we got engaged at Tarn Hows! All in all a pretty good weekend.
L&B, January 2020

Fourth time at Crag and as lovely as ever! Thanks again and we're sure to return in the near future.
C&P, December 2019

Really enjoyed our stay in your lovely, cosy cottage. Very well equipped and felt like home. Thank you.
M&A, December 2019

Lovely stay as always. Enjoyed the super new kitchen!
J&T, November 2019

Lovely cottage in a great location. Loads of super walks nearby. Recommend Wainwrights pub in Langdale for the best food. Thank you for a lovely stay.
R,K,H&D, November 2019

Crag Cottage is a delightful cottage in a row of 5 cottages with very generous rooms and is slightly removed from the rest of the village of Coniston. This gives the cottage a great vista across the few fields to the village. It has recently been refurbished to a very high standard with a smallish but very well-equipped kitchen. The living / dining room is very generously sized and comfortable. The main part of the village is a quick 4-5 minute walk with reasonable range of goods and several pubs. There is also an outstanding restaurant, Steam Bistro with excellent food but hard to get into so book ahead! There's lots to do with great walks and lots of info provided. Highly recommended.
J.D, October 2019

Lovely stay in this delightful cottage. Very comfortable and relaxing. Recommend Steam Bistro for a wonderful meal. Great walks around and made it to Loughrigg Fell for lovely views. Thank you for a lovely stay.
J&R, October 2019

Glorious stay in Crag Cottage as always. Introduced our dog to the best walk around, drinks in the Black Bull and a curry at Sara's to top off the perfect day! We will be back!
J&E, September 2019

Fantastic cottage ? our favourite of all we've stayed in.
G&G, September 2019

Lovely stay. Great accommodation and fine weather. Steam Bistro particularly good. We overdosed on Ruskin, Wordsworth and Potter.
F.Y, September 2019

Lovely surprise to find a super new kitchen, excellently equipped and finished! We have had a super great stay, great racing at Cartmel and extraordinary weather.
R&A, August 2019

Fourth time at Crag Cottage. Great time as always. Love the new kitchen. Very comfortable. Thanks.
C&S, July 2019

Great cottage and location. Very clean and comfy. Coniston a lovely place, everyone friendly. Highly recommend Herdwicks Caf? for great food, friendly staff and extremely dog-friendly! Haven't used our car all week. Thanks very much!
A&J, July 2019

Another wonderful holiday in Crag Cottage, a perfect location. Absolutely loved the new kitchen. We'll be back! Soon we hope!
H&S, June 2019

Another amazing week exploring again and walking our favourite walk. Many thanks, we will be back again in 2020.
A&D, January 2019

The cottage is the best equipped cottage we have had in Coniston. Very cosy and well thought out. We've done most of the usual walks despite the rain. Thank you!
W&K, February 2019

Well what a week! Record February temperatures! Found some fantastic new walks and enjoyed the daffodils in bloom! We love our week every February in Crag Cottage. Fabulous new kitchen is a wonderful addition to an already superb cottage. Our very favourite. Thank you.
S&R, March 2019

Lovely place, lovely stay.  Covered over 50 miles on our bikes, the outhouse is such a bonus. Thank you.
S&D March 2019

Great stay! Lovely place, cosy and quiet. Will be back very soon!
F, B March 2019

Another great stay, weather kind. Love the new kitchen, well thought out. Back soon.
W&B, April 2019

Our third visit to Crag Cottage. Loved the new kitchen. Glorious weather every day ? we got sunburnt. Thoroughly recommend Harter Fell, food at Steam and of course, Chesters!
K&H April 2019

Have had a wonderful week at Crag Cottage. Weather was fab, great walking from the door for 2 and 4 legged friends. Well-equipped and beautifully furnished cottage. Thank you, already planning our next visit!
A.F, April 2019

Thank you! Such a glorious position! And comfy beds! Didn't use the car at all and loved it. Very well equipped too. We loved it!
J.F, April 2019

Thanks! First time here but hopefully not the last, a lovely homely cottage.
S&A April 2019

Beautiful Cottage in beautiful Coniston. Well equipped, warm and cosy. Many thanks.
M&L May 2019

Lovely cottage. Amazing weather for a New Year break; walked miles every day. Hope to return.
P&C January 2019

Super Christmas. Plenty of walking, love it here! Thank you.
S&P December 2018

Lovely wintery stay. Leaving feeling much more relaxed, slightly plumper and well and truly in the Christmas spirit! Thank you
L&B December 2018

Another great break in this lovely cottage, it always draws us back in even if the weather is wet and we got soaked most days. Thank you
D&N December 2018

Fantastic cost cottage, beautiful setting and s thoughtfully equipped. Enjoyed a short break, would love to be staying longer. Thank you so much!
F.L October 2018

A marvellous weekend reminding us of why we like Crag Cottage so much in its newly decorated condition. It was all too short a stay.
A&R August 2018

What a gem of a cottage; everything you need and want. Thank you!
E&G June 2018

Lovely, cosy cottage. Peaceful and lovely walks. Thank you so much we hope to return.
A&D June 2018

Another great stay here. Cottage comfortable as always. Lots of walks from the cottage with our dog.
J&T June 2018

Excellent stay, great dog walks. Very cosy.
M&B April 2018

Third stay at Crag Cottage, excellent again! Mixed weather but it didn't spoil our week.
R.D April 2018

Fab location to introduce us to the Coniston area. Cottage perfect for our needs and lovely to see such homely touches. Lots of walks from the doorstep and would love to return.
J&M March 2018

Just a few words to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Crag Cottage. The location was perfect for our needs and we appreciated the peace and quiet whilst still being able to walk into the village within a few minutes. We felt that the cottage was exactly as described and particularly appreciated all the "homely" touches - it seemed to be a well-loved family home unlike some holiday accommodation which is often quite impersonal in presentation. It was warm and comfortable and had all utensils etc we needed. The books, games and Wi-Fi were really good. A lovely stay and very good value for money.
J.B March 2018

Fantastic week in cosy, comfortable Crag Cottage, our favourite. First few days were sunny and clear, Old Man and Swirl How were conquered! The ?Beast from the East? arrived but it didn't stop us!
R,S&S February 2018

Thank you for a fantastic introduction to the beautiful Lake District. Crag Cottage was perfect and we hope to return soon.
February 2018

Second time in Crag Cottage. Lovely and cosy, very relaxing and wonderful views. Will definitely stay again (soon!)
S&J February 2018

Another fabulous stay. Snow, rain but still good walks and lots of time in this cosy cottage. A real home from home!
A&R January 2018

Yet again Crag Cottage has cast its magic and allowed us to unwind and relax. We will be back again soon.
A.G November 2017

Lovely cottage, clean and comfortable. Will come back again soon. Many thanks!
J.S November 2017

Great stay as usual. Have been coming here for years and still finding new walks from the cottage!
S.H October 2017

Beautiful cottage, clean and tidy with comfortable beds. Good quiet location. We will be back.
G.G September 2017

Thank you for a lovely week. Lovely cottage and stunning surroundings.
B.C August 2017

A lovely long weekend in a beautiful cottage.
B.M June 2017

Lovely cottage, good weather, beautiful scenery and walks. Thank you.
A.J June 2017

Nice cosy cottage. Fabulous to find so many card and board games. There is so much to do here, we will have to return very soon.
C.S May 2017

Lovely, cosy cottage. Enjoyed brill weather and fab walks. Will definitely come back. Thank you!
P.T May 2017

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