Gable End

Coniston near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 937121)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Mrs Warren

    “Lovely location and surrounding area.”

    Beautiful view from the garden/sitting out area. Everywhere accessible by car - we think it may have been a long walk into Coniston itself and we weren't sure how to get there so we only drove in. We had three lovely cruises on the lakes but particularly enjoyed the "Gondola" on Coniston Water, we drove through the three passes including Kirkstone and Wrynose, visited "Hill Top" the former home of Beatrix Potter (go early, it is timed admittance and gets very busy!), the Lakeland Motor ...

    Beautiful view from the garden/sitting out area. Everywhere accessible by car - we think it may have been a long walk into Coniston itself and we weren't sure how to get there so we only drove in. We had three lovely cruises on the lakes but particularly enjoyed the "Gondola" on Coniston Water, we drove through the three passes including Kirkstone and Wrynose, visited "Hill Top" the former home of Beatrix Potter (go early, it is timed admittance and gets very busy!), the Lakeland Motor Museum, Hawkshead (very pretty pedestrianised village) and enjoyed some lovely walks (Esthwaite Water and Tarn Hows). Also can thoroughly recommend the "Bluebird Café" (beautifully clean and the cakes are awesome) overlooking Coniston Water and the supermarket "Booths" in Windermere, lots of choice and fresh produce. All in all a lovely, relaxing holiday with a comfortable cottage to come home to each day. A vacuum cleaner at the property would have been handy as we had muddy shoes some days!

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • 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/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
Facilities -
79/100
* Average score of 3 customer ratings

The property

A romantic, semi-detached cottage in the hamlet of Atkinson Ground, just a quarter of a mile from the shores of Coniston Water, in the Lake District National Park.

This lovely cottage is just a mile and a half from Coniston Village and is the ideal cottage for a romantic break in tranquil and mesmerising scenery.

This gorgeous cottage provides superb accommodation with a cosy, first floor sitting room with a woodburner and a dining area, whilst downstairs there is a kitchen with breakfast bar.

This cottage is elegantly decorated with soft contemporary styling and as soon as you step inside you will feel at home in this little gem.

The ground floor bedroom has a super king-size double bed and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath.

Stepping outside, amidst the owner’s grounds, there is a pretty garden area with spectacular views across Coniston Water to the Old Man of Coniston beyond.

It’s the sort of place where you will take a book to read but not turn a page, as the vista before you will simply captivate you, an enviable spot to while away an afternoon or evening.

The landscape is spectacular around every corner, with lakes and mountains, and with footpaths running in every direction leading to pretty Lakeland villages or through the Grizedale Forest.

Guests can wander down to the lakeshore and hop on board the Steam Yacht Gondola at the head of Coniston Water and cruise down the lake to Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin, where there are beautiful gardens.

Alternatively, go across the water to the Bluebird Café for a delicious snack.

The charming village of Hawkshead has a host of individual shops to explore plus some superb inns.

Coniston Village has the Ruskin Museum where you can learn all about this fascinating area, including Donald Campbell’s fatal attempt in Bluebird to break the World Water Speed Record.

After a visit to the museum why not pop in the Black Bull Inn to sample a pint of Bluebird, which is brewed in the village?

Whenever you choose to stay at this cottage, you will leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and possibly in love with this magical part of the Lake District!

Accuracy of the listing -
93/100
Value for money -
88/100
* Average score of 3 customer ratings

Accommodation

Mostly ground floor. One super king-size double bedroom. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast bar. First floor sitting room with dining area and woodburner.

Comfort -
89/100
Cleanliness -
93/100
* Average score of 3 customer ratings

Amenities

  • Electric storage heaters with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and bathrobes inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: WiFi has limited band width
  • Note: Suitable for babes-in-arms only
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

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About the location

CONISTON

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.

Location -
100/100
* Average score of 3 customer ratings

Region Information

Note: Suitable for babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
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