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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 and makes 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 water sports 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 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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A warm and cosy wing of a former farmhouse, located in a quiet corner of Coniston, one of the most popular spots in the Lake District National Park. Fully refurbished, this Coniston cottage is just perfect for a romantic holiday or a small family break. This compact Coniston cottage has a open plan living area with sitting area with woodburning stove, a small well equipped kitchen and an adjoining dining area. A master bedroom, a further single bedroom and a bathroom on the first floor all go together to provide cosy accommodation in the heart of this Lakeland village. Outside this Coniston cottage there is a small patio area ideal for dining alfresco, and all the village amenities are just a short stroll along the side of the river. The local fells, including the 'Old Man of Coniston', provide superb walking opportunities, while tranquil Coniston Water offers sailing and leisure cruises. Other local beauty spots well worth a visit from this cottage in Coniston include Hawkshead, Tarn Hows and Esthwaite Water. A Coniston cottage in a prime location for exploring the National Park.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove in living area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, CD player. Fuel, power and initial supply of fuel for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Small garden area to the side of the cottage with furniture and BBQ. Access to owner's spacious garden. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops and pubs 3 mins walk.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Maple Craggs :
Excellent location within walking distance of the mountains and four good pubs with good food. Friendly owners. Lovely garden. Heating excellent as we had a snowy holiday!
Mrs Tebay, Weston-super-Mare, March 2013
This was a very comfortable cottage. It was in a very convenient location in the village. There are plenty of good walks and things to do so the car can be left at the cottage for the whole holiday.
Mrs Halton, Stalybridge, February 2013
The cottage was very cosy with a lovely log-burner. It is in an ideal location, private yet close to shops, pubs etc. The owners next door were exceptionally helpful and friendly, nothing too much trouble.
Mrs Ramli, York, February 2013
The cottage was exactly what we required, the owners who lived a couple of doors away were most helpful when needed, excellent base for walking only used the car on the 5th day to take the wife shopping.
Mr Davies, Grimsby, October 2012