High Hallgarth

Nr Coniston, Cumbria

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 2 What's this?
  • Reference 009002

About High Hallgarth

A characterful detached cottage in the heart of the Lakes with exposed beams and slate floors.

This timeless Lakeland cottage sits alone in the landscape with views over Little Langdale Tarn and up the valley. The white-washed stone cottage dates back to the 17th-century and although it’s since been renovated, much of its original character remains. Exposed beams, slate floors and an open fire in the old range add to its historic charm. You’ll even discover a few quirkier features such as the tin bath and the earth closet in an outbuilding.

You’ll be in the heart of the Lake District with many of its highlights close by. A good place to start is Blea Tarn (Tarn is the Cumbrian word for a small mountain lake). It’s a photographers dream with its pretty Alpine flowers and views over some of the most famous fells in the Lakes, including The Langdale Pikes and Pike of Blisco.

For longer walks try low level walks around Tilberthwaite or take to the high fells of Coniston or Langdale Valley. The remote setting and lack of light pollution make it the ideal spot for star gazing.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television not available
  • DVD not available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible

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  • Ground floor

    Kitchen/dining room with larder, stairs down to the sitting room with open fire in an old cottage range and 1 double bedroom.

  • First floor

    Three bedrooms (2 twins and 1 single). There is no bathroom, but a tin bath is provided in the wood shed and there is an earth closet lavatory outside.

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos please those images in the main website page.

Heating: Electric wall heating included.

Parking: Cars must be parked at Low Hallgarth and visitors must walk 100 yds uphill along the stone/slate track to the cottage. It is not possible to drive to the cottage at all.

Garden: There is a small grassed area by the cottage, plus an area with a slate fire pit that can be used for barbecuing (fuel is not provided).

Access: The approach to the cottage is along a narrow and very uneven track. Low slung vehicles may have difficulty in travelling along this track, especially after rain fall. Responsibility for the upkeep of this track falls with the local council and not the National Trust.

Utilities: The Hallgarth cottages' water supply comes from the fell and may be in short supply at certain times of the year. Although the water is regularly checked to meet required standards you may wish to boil the water before use.

Television/Reception: There is no television as reception is poor in the area.

Please note: There is no bathroom. A tin bath can be found in the shed for use in the cottage where there is plenty of hot water. The lavatory is an earth closet outside the cottage.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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