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Melbourne House

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1009154)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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6 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Ridgway

    “Great location and spacious.”

    No 2nd bathroom, only a very old loo downstairs with no basin(despite particulars). Kitchen not very clean. All old appliances, need updating. Shower control lever missing plus shower tray kept filling with water. Some duvets and pillows need replacing Couldn’t enter property until nearly 5pm as cleaner still there. Parking very difficult in drive.

    - Mrs Ridgway, August 2020

    Thank you very much for taking the time to feedback on your stay at Melbourne House. We are pleased you enjoyed the location and space of the property. We are very pleased to confirm that the Bathroom has now been refurbished and the shower has been replaced. We look forward to seeing you again. - Sykes owner relations

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The property

Melbourne House, a characterful Lakeland stone cottage, sits in the heart of the friendly village of Coniston, in the idyllic Lake District National Park.

Engulfed by the remarkable opportunities of this astounding landscape, this is a charming base for a rural retreat with your friends or family.

Enter your home-from-home from the parking area and be welcomed into a delightful breakfast kitchen, made from the metal of wartime spitfires and lined with vibrant red worktops, it also offers charming breakfast table to enjoy your morning meals at before each day begins.

The original slate flooring leads you into an alluring living/dining room which boasts enticing red sofas and a beautiful rustic woodburning stove, with a lovely dining area completing the layout.

The ground floor of the property concludes with a neutrally decorated double bedroom, perfect for those less able or any couple of the group.

Two further bedrooms are found on the first floor; a double room and a twin zip/link room offering flexible accommodation depending on the sleeping arrangements you require, each room offers a bright and airy spot to rest your head in at the end of each day of adventure.

A charming blue and white family shower room completes the first floor, providing guests with a lovely spot to prepare for your day in.

Take advantage of this spectacular rural location from the comfort of your lawned garden, relaxing in the furniture which showcases the most wonderful fell views.

A short stroll brings you into Coniston, a quaint village with a choice of charming pubs, restaurants and cafés, as well as the Ruskin Museum and the picture-perfect Coniston Water, with its watersporting opportunities making a brilliant day out for all of the family.

Nearby are some of the National Park's most popular attractions; Hawkshead with the Beatrix Potter Gallery and the Fitzwilliam Gallery, and Ambleside being the perfect place for a day of relaxing, with a wide selection of eateries on offer to celebrate that special occasion.

A trip further afield takes you to the superb inland resort of Bowness-on-Windermere, here you will be greeted by attractions such as The World of Beatrix Potter, Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories and even more waterside adventure.

A perfect retreat for you and your loved ones to enjoy all-year-round, Melbourne House is the ultimate home-from-home.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart digital TV with Freeview and Netflix, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car, additional on-street parking available on the main road
  • Rear lawn and outside area with furniture which is shared with a neighbouring property, and a private front garden with lawn
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Washing machine is in the shower room
  • Note: Dogs are to be kept downstairs
  • Note: There is a stream running alongside the grounds of the property, please ensure children and dogs are supervised at all times

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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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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