Coniston near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 25554)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mr Tickell

    “The property Tanderra is well maintained, super clean and tidy (though curiously lacking an in-house hoover) and the key holder was readily available, highly obliging and entirely reliable.”

    Not that i needed them, but Sykes also remained available in the background and i downloaded their mobile app for the first time which brought added ease and reassurance. ...

    Not that i needed them, but Sykes also remained available in the background and i downloaded their mobile app for the first time which brought added ease and reassurance. Aside from the pleasant garden, balcony with fantastic views and open fire, one of the strongest points of this property is that the beds, which are usually over looked in most holiday cottages, were the most comfortable i have ever slept in in my life. This provision brought a great improvement to the quality of the holiday as it was a relief not to come away from summer away needing to wear a back support due to the impact of sleeping on bad quality mattresses. The property is perfectly placed for walkers and those who want to keep away from the fray but the steep ascent may prove challenging to the elderly and physically challenged. However, if i understood correctly, the owners manage other delightful looking properties in less steep locations within the village. The only fault i could raise here, is that though there is a mobile signal, this is currently the only method to access wifi at this cottage. I found i was dependant on wifi access everyday, for booking local facilities such as dining, boats, bikes, local transport, as well as researching daily weather, walking routes and local events such as country fairs. For a property of this quality, the lack of wifi seemed an omission as it's presence so clearly helps a guest plug into the local community and economy. Hopefully the owner might consider this issue for future guests. I am meanwhile recommending this property to friends who like hiking and getting away from it all.


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher

The property

Coniston 0.5 miles.

A superb character terraced property, formerly a miners’ cottage, nestling under the Coniston Fells with stunning views of Coniston Water.

This excellent cottage has been cleverly enhanced to maximise its elevated position and has a balcony off the sitting room where you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama taking in the lake, Brantwood and Grizedale Forest.

This view is so beautiful you may find it hard to leave!

This little gem of a cottage is perfect for anyone wishing to enjoy the stunning Lake District, but have superb amenities within a short walk.

This Coniston cottage offers fabulous accommodation and is presented to a high standard with scrumptious furnishings and fittings, including an open plan living area with kitchen, sitting area with a cosy open fire and dining area, as well as two comfortable bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Outside, this Coniston cottage has a balcony with furniture; a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and embrace this charming location.

With a host of excellent pubs serving local Bluebird Bitter, and cafés to enjoy in Coniston village, this is a wonderful holiday base.

There is an array of activities you can enjoy in this Lake District village, including fishing, sailing, kayaking, gorge scrambling, mountain climbing and cycling.

For a more relaxing day, a walk around the lakeshore is a must and, being the third longest lake in this National Park, there is plenty of space to enjoy a picnic and the fresh air.

The picturesque village of Hawkshead is a short drive away, with its cobbled yards, whitewashed cottages and Beatrix Potter Gallery.

The bustling town of Ambleside is also within easy reach and benefits from an interesting range of individual shops to enjoy.

The drive to Ambleside takes you through some beautiful scenery with the village of Elterwater an easy diversion with its excellent pub sitting in the heart of the village with a river tumbling through.

This wonderful Coniston cottage is perfect at any time of the year.


Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire and balcony.


  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Front sloped lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 8 mins walk
  • Note: Access and parking not suitable for low slung sports cars

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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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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