Swallows Nest

Coniston near Hawkshead, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 21912)

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Cottage features

  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Rating


  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Pets


The property

This immaculately-presented apartment is superbly located in the heart of Coniston, in the spectacular Lake District, just five minutes' walk from Coniston Water. Well-appointed throughout to provide contemporary accommodation, this Coniston cottage is perfect for a relaxing break in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. This first floor Coniston cottage has a very spacious king-size double bedroom with views across the village to the Coniston Fells, together with a superb en-suite bathroom. The open plan living area at this Coniston cottage is welcoming and comfortable, and provides the perfect place to unwind after a long day exploring the fells. Outside this Coniston cottage is a small patio area with seating, so you can sit with the morning paper and a coffee as you plan the day's activities. The thriving village of Coniston has some excellent pubs and even has its own brewery producing Bluebird Bitter, and offers fantastic natural attractions including Lake Coniston where Donald Campbell broke four World Water Speed Records in 1950, before sadly fatefully crashing on the lake in 1967. His fully restored Bluebird K7 boat is now housed in Ruskin Museum nearby. The Old Man of Coniston sits majestically behind the village providing a stunning backdrop, and this Coniston cottage makes an excellent walking base, with many routes available from the door to Tarn Hows, Tilberthwaite and the charming village of Hawkshead, which has some interesting shops and is home to the Beatrix Potter Gallery. Grizedale Forest is also on the doorstep of this Coniston cottage, and is very popular for mountain biking. This Coniston cottage makes a wonderful base for enjoying all this and more, at any time of the year.


All first floor. One king-size double bedroom with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.


Gas central heating with electric fire. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking available. Lockable bike storage. Patio with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 2 mins walk. Coniston Water 5 mins walk. Note: This property accepts guests aged 18 and over only. Note: Shared entrance with owner's private apartment.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

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 and Windermere 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'. Nearby attractions include the award winning village of Hawkshead, home of theBeatrix 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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