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Shepherds Villa

Coniston near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 935173)

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  • Sleeps 23

  • Bedrooms 9

  • Bathrooms 8

  • Pets No


  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • 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: 2 x second floor four poster double with en-suite shower, basin and WC. 2 x double with basin (one with en-suite shower and WC), 1 x second floor double, 2 x family rooms with 1 double, 1 single and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 double, 2 singles and basin, 1 x second floor family room with 1 double, 1 single and en-suite shower, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Second floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Dining room (seats 23). Sitting room (seats 10) with open fire. Second sitting room (seats 14) with electric fire. Basement games room with table football and pool table.


  • 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, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack (winter only) for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 10 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Note: The use of fireworks is prohibited at this property
  • Note: No hen/stag or similar
  • 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, the former 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.

Region Information

Note: This property will be renovated at the end of 2016 in readiness for the 2017 season.