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Thwaite House

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1091970)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 14

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "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."

    Reviewed by VictoriaMay 2022

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
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove (Logs are provided for the woodburning stove between the months of September - May)
  • Snug
  • 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.

The property

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.

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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