Shepherds Villa

Coniston near Hawkshead, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 1591)

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  • Sleeps 23

  • Bedrooms 9

  • Bathrooms 8

  • Pets No

Cottage features

  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A semi-detached Victorian house in the popular village of Coniston, nestling below a dramatic hill known as 'The Old Man of Coniston'.

Set over four floors, Shepherds Villa is full of character and old world charm, with high ceilings and large rooms creating a bright, spacious feeling.

The property offers comfortable accommodation with two sitting rooms, two four-poster beds, en-suite facilities and a games room.

A lovely mature garden is ideal for eating outside and relaxing.

The centre of the village is a short walk away, as is the famous Coniston Water.

With excellent walking and touring opportunities available, this is a terrific base for enjoying a relaxing break.


Over four floors. Nine bedrooms: First floor: 2 x family rooms with double, single & en-suite shower, basin, WC, 1 x family room with double, twin & basin, 1 x double with basin, 1 x double with basin & en-suite shower, WC. Second floor: 1 x family room with double, single & en-suite shower, basin, WC, 1 x double, 2 x four poster doubles with en-suite shower, basin, WC. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC. 2nd floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC. Fitted kitchen, dining room (seats 23) with bar area, sitting room with open fire (seats 10), second sitting room (seats 14) with electric fire. Utility room. Entrance vestibule and hall. Games room.


  • Gas central heating with open fire and electric fire
  • Range cooker with double electric oven, 8-ring gas hob, two microwaves, two fridges, freezer, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs, video, DVD, stereo/CD, WiFi, books/games/videos
  • Table football & pool table
  • Fuel, power & starter pack (winter only) for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot & highchair on request
  • Off road parking for up to 10 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Lawned garden with furniture & BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop & pub 1 min walk
  • Note: The use of fireworks is prohibited at this property
  • Note: No hen/stag parties
  • Note: The owner provides 30 bath towels

About the location


Hawkshead 4 miles; Ambleside 8 miles.

Nestling at the head of Coniston Water, the pretty village of Coniston is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Lake District National Park, making it a superb base for touring, with Hawkshead, Ambleside, Windermere and Grasmere just a short drive away. Superb walking, mountain biking and climbing are available locally on Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam, and the lovely woodland trails at Grizedale Forest. For watersports enthusiasts, the quiet lake is ideal for dinghy sailing and canoeing, whilst the less active can enjoy a leisure cruise on the beautiful steam yacht 'Gondola’, or visit Brantwood, home of John Ruskin. Nearby attractions include the award-winning village of Hawkshead, home of the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Tarn Hows, one of the most visited beauty spots in the country and Esthwaite Water, famous for its fishing. A first class holiday location at any time of the year.

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