- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
18 Customer Reviews
"We had a super time at Thwaite House."
There was plenty of room for everyone to do group activities and enough space to still have some peace and quiet! Unfortunately we had a power cut during the night which affected the water pump so we had no running water. Due to heavy snow, maintenance team were unable to fix the problem and there wasn’t instruction for us to do it so we had to leave a day early. The kids (and some of the adults) had fun playing in the snow and chasing the sheep that had wondered up into the garden! There was no wood for the stove so went to local petrol station to pick some up - however we’re unable to use the stove as glass front was missing and room filled up with smoke. This was a shame as we were looking forward to a warm snug with fire but we’re unable to use this room as it was too cold. Overall we really enjoyed our stay.
"This is our second visit to this beautiful property with our family and we have booked for next year we really do love it here and the location is perfect, lovely pubs one at the bottom of the drive others in the little village 15 mins walk away Coniston water is only mins away across the road and you can also walk around to the blue bird cafe and sit looking out across the water I agree with previous comments about the flaking paint in the kitchen and some of the other rooms which is a shame and also more importantly there was no glass in the log burner, we rang up to see if it was safe to use and we were advised not to but there was no tape across to say out of order and with fire wood at the side of the log burner the next person may well use it not knowing it’s not safe to do so !"
We missed the log burner this year with the bad weather out side , I hope this gets fixed soon as it’s one of the things we really enjoyed about the property last year But overall thank you for another memorable weekend away
Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay, and that you are returning for your third visit. We take all comments on board. Thank you. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner
"Overall the property was good but it certainly looked like it needed some TLC."
It’s clear a significant sum was invested in beautiful bathrooms and a kitchen perhaps 10 years ago and it seems to have been left since then. Even the pages in the guidebook seemed like they’d been there a long time and were really tatty. Main issues were around damp with quite a lot of peeling and broken plaster in places. Rooms were huge if a little impersonal and bare. Location was excellent and central yet still remote feeling. Coniston is beautiful and pubs were cosy after days hiking. TV aerial wasn’t connected so we had to watch the Rugby QFs in the pub which was no bad thing. No firewood was left although guidebook said there would be. Light bulb didn’t work in room fire was in.
Thank you for your feedback. We take all feedback on board. We will ask our Maintenance Team to take a look at the TV ariel, and lightbulb. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner
"The property is very modern with gorgeous bathrooms and huge rooms for the whole family but feels a tad unloved with paint chipping off the walls and an overgrown garden, which would have been lovely for the children to explore."
The Wi-Fi could do with updating as doesn’t reach all rooms in the house especially main living area where the smart tv is. The owner did answer a phone call to respond to a query but hasn’t replied to a separate text message advising of a few issues during our stay. Conniston is a beautiful village with easy access to Lake Windemere and lots of outdoor activities.
Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board, we will ask our Maintenance Team to look at the WIFI. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner
Thoroughly enjoyed. Very spacious and excellent location. Only complain is that the rooms were very cold. I hope the owner does something about it. One other person has already mentioned about this in the feedback previously.
Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board. Thank you. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team. Property Owner
"Thank you for a wonderful stay."
Everybody was thrilled with the house, garden, and location. Everything was superb, I’d love to stay here again.
Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner
"We had a fantastic weekend at Thwaite house and appreciated the standard and quality of the fixtures and fittings in the property."
It was immaculate and had everything we needed. The only slight issues we had was that at least one of the bedrooms had no heating which may have just been a case of radiators needing bled but was a bit uncomfortable and the shower in the master bedroom doesn’t drain away fast enough and you have to keep turning the shower off. But we would absolutely recommend staying at Thwaite House. X
Thank you for your kind comments. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner
"A fabulous property to enjoy a family holiday in - so much space to spread out and not feel on top of each other."
Great location. My only negative concerns heating - when the outside temperature dropped to low single figures it would have been nice to have been able to increase inside temperature just a little, but it certainly did not spoil our holiday.
Thank you for your feedback. It is lovely to see that you had an enjoyable stay. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner
"The house is gorgeous."
Amazing location and lovely huge rooms, comfy beds etc etc. however there was hardly any loo roll which was a challenge with a full house!! And none of the basics (like washing up liquid, tea, salt pepper oil etc) we had purchased a large food shop but were only there for two nights so things like Salt and pepper we didn’t think of…. So just remember that this place is a gorgeous house and great location but has NOTHING. You have to bring everything :)
Thank you for your feedback. All of our holiday properties are individually owned and it is down to the owner what they provide for a self catering let. We are glad that you enjoyed the house and all that the area had to offer. Property Owner
"Fantastic property in a lovely location."
Everything you’d expect, clean, warm, we’ll equipped and loads of space. Great utility room for when you come in all wet and muddy!
Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear to you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner
"Great house for a large group."
Warm and toasty even in the winter.
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Thwaite House. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner
"Thwaite house is honestly one of the nicest places I have ever stayed."
Awash with views, bathrooms, and very comfortable bedding. Enough space for all your walking boots, and several heavily kitted pals! Great stay! Thanks!
"We had a lovely weekend in Coniston."
Thwaite house is definitely haunted. Very strange things going on. Excellent facilities and suited our very large family needs.
Thank you very much for your review and I'm really glad Thwaite House suited your family! We have had Thwaite House for 5 years and while we have lived in it we haven't noticed anything strange. It is an old house and it can be pretty windy in the winter and autumn, so the wind in the trees and chimneys can make noises and some of the floors can creak when you walk on them. It is also in a quiet area with no streetlight and mature trees in the garden, so it might feel darker and more spooky than a town or city house. I know there are stories told in the village about a ghost, but I have heard several completely different versions, so my sense is that people enjoy telling a good ghost story and Thwaite House is the old house on the hill and the obvious choice. The previous owners lived happily in Thwaite House for 3 generations and brought their kids up in the cottage next door. They have come back for family reunions and have told me that they have very happy memories of Thwaite. So I really hope the strange goings on didn't spoil your holiday. Property Owner
.... The house is to die for! We loved it that much, we rebooked for next year the day we arrived :) The house is in a fabulous location with a pub at the end of the lane and a short walk to the lake and local village. A great big spacious house for large family gatherings. My kids loved roasting marshmallows on fire pit and playing on the tyre swing in the garden. Towels and hairdryers were provided in each bedroom. Just simply awesome! Thank you so much
"Hi. Thwaite House was absolutely brilliant, and the perfect base for our weekend in and around Coniston."
We were doing various outdoor activities over the weekend, and the weather was mostly wet, so the boot / utility room on entrance was brilliant and the ability to dry out kit fantastic. The house decor and set up is excellent, all the rooms are superb and it really works for a large group like ourselves. Please pass our thanks on to the owner, we will definitely return.
"This is a fantastic property that has been recently restored to a high standard in a great remote location with wonderful views, but still within close walking distance (under 10mins) of Coniston."
The bedrooms are all very large and plenty of very nice bathrooms with big tubs and walk-in showers. There’s a huge kitchen with large table and large modern range cooker. A large boot room with washer and dryer was perfect for removing soggy muddy children’s clothing. We all loved it, keen to return and would highly recommend this property. Our only comment is that it would be very nice for Sykes to provide adequate dishwasher tabs (one box of 4?) and toilet roll (no spares and some almost used up) for the size of property and number of guests for a week - it has two dishwashers which is a clue! It’s a hassle having to shop for such amenities or remembering to pack some. The tin opener is also next to useless (trusty pen knife came to rescue) and other properties we’ve stayed in have been well stocked with kitchen basics like salt and pepper, tin foil, oil, etc. which is a nice touch.
"The house was fantastic!"
Facilities and space were great! Super location! We will be back!
"We would have liked some wardrobes ,or more hanging rails, and at least 1 full length mirror, but apart from that we found the house had pretty much everything."
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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.
- Over three floors
- Seven bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with Jack-and-Jill access to the bathroom, 2 x super-king-sizes, 1 x king-size, 2 x second-floor king-sizes, 1 x second-floor twin
- 2 x bathrooms with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
- Second-floor bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, double basins and WC
- Second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
- First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
- Cloakroom with basin and WC
- Sitting room with woodburning stove (Logs are provided for the woodburning stove between the months of September - May)
- Gas central heating
- Range with double ovens, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x dishwashers
- Smart TV with Freeview, DVD Player, WiFi
- Fuel, power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Two highchairs and a travel cot available
- Off-road parking for 5 cars
- Rear garden
- Bike storage
- Sorry, no pets
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.1 mile
- Note: There are sloped ceilings on the second floor, please take care
- Note: Both properties are adjacent to each other.
Sitting on the outskirts of Coniston in Cumbria is this outstanding, detached house of Thwaite House.
A large dwelling which offers charming interiors throughout, along with enjoying stunning views of the country and access to a half-acre of mature gardens, Thwaite House is a superb retreat for a multi-generational or large family of 14.
Progress down the private driveway to come across the delightful abode, which is surrounded by fields with sheep speckled throughout and rests adjacently to seven, sought-after off-road parking spaces.
Continue inside to find a grand hallway and turn left to discover a welcoming snug which enjoys views of Coniston Water, whilst offering a Smart TV for entertainment.
Move through the property to find a sitting room, where a woodburning stove will warm your toes as you unwind on the plush, corner sofa.
When you're feeling hungry, make your way into the kitchen/diner, a space enjoying country décor with complementing, contemporary touches; the chef of the group can get busy fixing up sumptuous meals with the brilliant range of appliances at hand, including an American-style fridge/freezer, two dishwashers and a Smeg range cooker.
When dinner is ready, enjoy it at the space's rustic dining table over a bottle of wine.
Just off the kitchen is the handy utility, where your laundry facilities are situated, along with an accompanying cloakroom.
When night falls, make your way upstairs to the first floor to find four of the seven tastefully decorated bedrooms, with three of these being super-king-sizes, one of which enjoys Jack-and-Jill access to one of the bathrooms, along with a king-size; these bedrooms all enjoy stunning views of the fells.
Move across the first floor to find another cloakroom, along with two fabulously equipped bathrooms, both of which offer roll-top baths and separate walk-in showers.
Continue to the second floor to find three more fantastic bedrooms, such as a king-size with characterful beams adorned the ceilings and views of Coniston Water, another king-size looking out to Coniston Old Man and a twin; these bedrooms not only rest close to a contemporary shower room, but to another well-presented bathroom.
The property is surrounded by charming gardens, so be sure to spend some time strolling around them, and soak up the gorgeous vista whilst doing so!
For a magnificent break with all the family, choose Thwaite House.
Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1094255 together sleeping up to 19 guests.
Thwaite House & Guardswood Cottage
Thwaite House & Guardswood Cottage are two superb holiday homes, set in an acre of shared grounds and gardens, and resting in the charming village of Coniston, Cumbria. Both properties have been thoughtfully refurbished with high-quality amenities, woodburning stoves, ample off-road parking, and Smart TVs, whilst retaining much of the original character, making them perfect for large family gatherings to explore the Lake District National Park. The surroundings enjoy idyllic shared gardens with views across unspoilt countryside to Coniston village centre, mountains and fields where sheep graze, while Coniston Water is nearby for water sports or the Steam Yacht Gondola for a relaxing sailing experience. The lake additionally backs onto Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin which is now a museum offering access to exhibits and beautiful gardens. Treat your loved ones to a meal out at one of the nearby eateries such as The Coniston Inn for traditional home-cooked meals or The Steam Bistro for globally inspired dishes. The village of Coniston also hosts more eateries, a well-equipped shop, petrol station and a marvellous museum; meaning you will be well-catered to during your stay! Those seeking more fun in the outdoors can venture west to explore the remains of the Coniston Copper Mines, before embarking on the Dow Crag Walk and climbing the peak of Old Man of Coniston. Explore the nearby village of Hawkshead for picturesque walks up to Latterbarrow, The National Trust 's Beatrix Potter Gallery and a selection of traditional inns to stop for lunch, whilst being within easy reach of North Fen National Nature Reserve, Esthwaite Water and Claife Heights. Make your way to Ambleside to discover Stock Ghyll Force, Ambleside's Roman Fort or learn about local heritage at Armitt Library & Museum Centre. So many more things to see and do are waiting to be found here, from the delights of Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere, to the sights of Grizedale Forest and the nearby Arnside & Silverdale AONB. Thwaite House & Guardswood Cottage are two wonderful bases for a memorable staycation in the Lake District.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.
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.
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