The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
Mrs Jones, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
Huddled beneath the mighty slopes of the 'Old Man of Coniston', this popular village attracts visitors year round, with superb climbing on Dow Crag and wonderful walks and rambles across the Furness Fells and through the Grizedale Forest.
A short stroll from the village, Coniston Water is one of Cumbria's biggest and prettiest lakes. Join a special interest cruise aboard the Coniston Launch, glide elegantly across the water on the National Trust's Steam Yacht Gondola, or try your hand at sailing.
Great thinking man, poet and social reformer John Ruskin lived in an imposing lakeside residence called Brantwood. Enjoy family fun days, summertime concerts and tours of his beloved home, and view his elaborate gravestone in the local churchyard. Find out more at the Ruskin Museum, also featuring displays on the village's mining past, plus some interesting stuff on Donald Campbell, known for his speed-breaking (and ultimately fatal) spins on Coniston Water.
Coniston Hall is another lakeside property, not open to the public but worth seeking out from a footpath, if only for a snapshot for your Coniston cottage's holiday album. You'll also need a camera for Andy Goldsworthy's 'Tilberthwaite Touchstone' sheepfold, designed using fine slate in honour of former quarrymen.
More National Trust delights can be found at Tarn Hows - a local beauty spot with a pushchair-friendly, lakeside path - and also at Yew Tree Farm, featured as 'Hill Top' in blockbuster 'Miss Potter'.
Back in the village facilities are good, with shops, cafs and inns - great for keepsakes, real ales and culinary delights. Check-in to a Coniston cottage soon!
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Shepherds Villa | Coniston near Hawkshead | Cumbria & The Lake District
An impressive semi-detached Victorian house, in the village of Coniston. Full of character. Quality accommodation. Excellent walking and touring opportunities. Hawkshead 4 miles.
Maple Craggs | Coniston near Hawkshead | Cumbria & The Lake District
Cosy cottage in Coniston with woodburning stove, close to amenities. Two bedrooms, excellent National Park location.
Swallows Nest | Coniston near Hawkshead | Cumbria & The Lake District
A delightful apartment in the heart of Coniston. Views of Coniston Fells. Coniston Water 5 mins walk.
3 Low House Cottages | Coniston near Hawkshead | Cumbria & The Lake District
A lovely example of our Lake District cottages, this cosy terraced cottage is a stone's throw from Coniston village centre. Superb walking and ideal base for exploring the Lakes.
Miner's Cottage | Coniston near Hawkshead | Cumbria & The Lake District
Superb terraced cottage in Coniston, in elevated location with stunning lake views. King-size bed, woodburning stove. Coniston amenities on doorstep.
Becks Fold | Coniston near Hawkshead | Cumbria & The Lake District
First class detached house in very heart of Lakeland. Fabulous Coniston cottage accommodation with woodburner, whirpool bath, beck running past. Ideal for family and friends. Coniston 0.7 miles.
Low Arnside | Coniston near Hawkshead | Cumbria & The Lake District
Detached 17th century farmhouse on a working farm in the Lake District. Three bedrooms. Wood burning stove. Coniston 4 miles.
High Arnside | Coniston near Hawkshead | Cumbria & The Lake District
Lovely farm cottage in Lakes location. Three bedrooms, wood burning stove. Perfect for families. Coniston 4 miles.
Fell Foot Cottage | Little Langdale near Coniston & Ambleside | Cumbria & The Lake District
Traditional, semi-detached gem of a cottage situated in owner’s grounds, close to hamlet of Little Langdale in Lake District National Park. Ambleside 5 miles.
2 High Moss House | Seathwaite, Duddon Valley | Cumbria & The Lake District
Comfortable cottage in Seathwaite, in Duddon Valley in Lake District. Beams, open fire. Wonderful scenic location with great views and walks. Broughton-in-Furness 8 miles.