Coniston near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District
Coniston 4 miles. An attractive semi-detached barn conversion on a National Trust working hill farm, just over 2.5 miles from the quaint village of Elterwater and 4 miles from Coniston. This snug Coniston cottage is set in a spectacular location and is furnished and decorated to a good standard. With three bedrooms, this Coniston cottage is perfect for a family holiday and there’s room for the grandparents too! The bright and airy lounge at this Coniston cottage commands awe-inspiring views of Wetherlam and the Langdale Pikes and has character beams and a woodburning stove - perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine in the evening. From the stable door in the kitchen, you can observe the daily farm activities and get to meet the friendly farm dogs, whilst outside there is a patio area at the front, as well as an enclosed patio at the rear, and you can also take in the breathtaking views and scenery as you sit on the picnic bench and cook your dinner on the barbecue. With walking and mountain biking available from the door of this Coniston cottage, as well as many other water based activities available on Coniston Water, this is a perfect destination for those wishing to enjoy the Lake District. Why not take a walk up the fell to Black Crag, an excellent view point as noted by Alfred Wainwright in his guide to the Lakeland Fells? This Coniston cottage gives guests the unique experience of staying on a working farm whilst enjoying the excellent villages of Coniston, Elterwater and Hawkshead. Note: This cottage can be booked with ref 10734 and together they accommodate 12 people.
Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 twin, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed (accessed from double room). Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and feature fireplace with woodburning stove.
Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, radio, selection of books, games and DVDs. All fuel, power and wood for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair available. Off road parking for 2 cars. Storage for bikes. Front paved area with seating. Rear garden with furniture and BBQ. Enclosed rear patio with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub 2.5 miles. Note: This cottage is situated half a mile up a single track drive.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
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.