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Coniston and Grizedale

The village of Coniston lies beside Coniston Water, the third largest of the lakes in the Lake District. The famous fell of Coniston Old Man towers above the village and is frequently climbed from the village via Church Beck and the copper mines, but various other routes are available.

Coniston is a wonderful base for fell walkers, with the Coniston fells so close and other Lake District peaks such as Scafell Pike within easy reach, but there is also plenty for the less energetic visitor to see and do too.

The Victorian artist, art critic, poet and political thinker John Ruskin lived across the lake at Brantwood and is buried in the graveyard at St Andrew’s Church. Visitors can see his memorial cross of green slate from the Tilberthwaite quarry and find out more at the Ruskin Museum in the town. It also houses exhibits of local life, including that of Donald Campbell, who was killed on Coniston Water whilst attempting to regain the water speed record in 1967. A replica of Bluebird and more information can be found in the Lakeland Motor Museum at Newby Bridge.

Brantwood itself is open to visitors and can be reached by taking the launch across the lake. The house has seven rooms open to the public, where you can see Ruskin’s furniture, personal memorabilia and works of art. The mountainside gardens and estate are also open to visitors, so it is easy to spend a whole day here.

Coniston Water was the setting for Arthur Ransome’s ‘Swallows and Amazons’, and a ninety minute cruise around the lake will introduce visitors to many of the locations he described.

Nearby Grizedale Forest provides plenty of opportunities for excellent outdoor activities; youngsters will love the tree top adventures at Go Ape, while the less daring can enjoy pony and horse riding along the many miles of bridleways and cycling the forest tracks in the area.

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  • Turner’s Cottage

    near Coniston

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC124183
    Just three miles south of Coniston Water, near Lowick, Turner’s Cottage, once part of the local bobbin mill is in an ideal location for discovering the delights of this beautiful part of Lakeland. The cottage sits close to the River Crake, frequented by fishermen and canoeists alike, perfect for a late afternoon stroll. Turner’s Cottage has a number of exposed beams throughout, the open fire completing the homely feel. The property is well equipped for self catering with a well equipped kitchen, the property also ticking the boxes in terms of a romantic break with the contemporary four poster bed and luxurious double ended roll top bath, just the place to wind down after a hard day on the fells.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric central heating and comprises:
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    Lounge: With open fire (coal provided and logs available locally), TV and DVD.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, induction hob (as this generates a magnetic field users of electrical medical devises should seek advise before booking), microwave, fridge with small freezer box and washer/dryer.
    Stable door to rear garden.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With four poster bed with river views.
    Bathroom: With free standing double ended roll top bath with hand held shower attachment, wash basin and WC.

    All electric, coal and bed linen included. Sorry no travel cot and highchair available as property not suitable.Named parking for one car to the rear. Enclosed courtyard garden with seating provided.

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  • Low Ickenthwaite Farm Cottage

    Rusland, nr. Hawkshead

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: 23748

    A delightful cosy cottage, part of the owners’ former farmhouse in the beautiful Rusland Valley. Set between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water, the southern Lakes are on your doorstep. Nearby attractions include Aquarium of the Lakes, steamer trips on Windermere to Bowness and Ambleside, South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Beatrix Potter farmhouse and historic buildings such as Holker Hall and Cartmel Priory. With Hawkshead just 5 miles away, the choices for a day out are endless. The nearby attractions of Grizedale include lovely walks, cafe and cycling. Shops 5 miles, pub 2 miles, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: 2 steps down to living/dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Large, shared enclosed garden and furniture. Natural water supply from spring. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: There is a stream in the garden.

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  • Hidden Cottage

    near Coniston

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC124173
    Hidden Cottage, a traditional mid terrace built in the 18th Century, is situated close to Coniston Water and village and is within walking distance of two excellent Lakeland Inns. The Farmers Arms, just across the road from the cottage, has been trading since the 16th Century and serves excellent bar meals and local ales. Hidden Cottage is beautifully presented and very comfortable and has all the essential ingredients you would expect of a quality holiday cottage; open beams, a log burning stove and a delightful elevated garden which has fine, open views across nearby farmland. The summer house is the perfect spot to sit and take in the evening sunshine or even to enjoy on wetter days. Hidden Cottage is a super property and once found, we hope never forgotten.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With log burning stove, (fuel available locally), TV and DVD.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and microwave.

    First Floor: Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.

    All electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available.Elevated garden with summer house and furniture provided. The cottage offers off road parking with easy access to the cottage. Shared footpath.

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  • Fellside

    Coniston

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC124193
    Nestled in the rugged Coppermines Valley high above Coniston, Fellside offers a cosy retreat for two. For centuries, Coniston was the centre of the Lake District mining industry. This remote row of cottages is one of the historic reminders of that era, when Fellside was home to copperminers. Now, the cottage has been beautifully renovated, with an original fireplace, wood burning stove and open beams. It has uninterrupted views of the Old Man of Coniston. With numerous fantastic walks from the doorstep, your car need never move all week. Coniston itself is about a mile away, down an unmade road. It sits at the head of Coniston Water, bustling with shops, cafes and pubs. A short drive will take you to Hawkshead and Ambleside.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: Small with wood burner, Freeview TV/radio and CD/DVD player.
    Kitchen: Small with electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom: With open beams and king size bed.
    Shower room: With shower, basin and WC.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Patio seating area to the front. Parking for one car. No smoking. NB: Access is via a rough track. The property is unsuitable for children.

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  • Cosy Cottage

    Rusland, nr. Hawkshead

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W41283

    Idyllic setting

    A charming little 300 year old semi-detached beamed cottage in a secluded hideaway with beautiful views all around, ideally placed in the unspoilt valley of Rusland between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water. The Grizedale Forest is on the doorstep for wonderful walks or take the Windermere steamer from nearby Lakeside to visit Bowness and Ambleside. The southern Lake District offers so much for a relaxing holiday or more strenuous fell walking, whilst attractions such as the Haverthwaite Steam Railway, Cartmel Priory, Holker Hall and the South Lakes Wild Animal Park at Dalton are all within a short drive, as well as Hawkshead 5 miles away. Alternatively just relax in the pretty garden and soak up the rural tranquillity. Shop and restaurant 4 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams/dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Satellite TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Wi-fi (on request). Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • Tipsy Drake Cottage

    Ulverston

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: W42052

    Lovely views from the garden

    A charming, beamed, terraced cottage in the hamlet of Lowick Green close to the road to Coniston (9 miles), providing a year round holiday base with its cosy open fire. Ideally placed to tour Southern Lakeland, Coniston Water (3 miles) and Lake Windermere (7 miles). The Cumbrian beaches are nearby for bird watching and gentle strolling, whilst the Lake District Fells surround for energetic walks with stunning views from the peaks. Ulverston (5 miles) has stylish boutiques, cinema, theatre and many restaurants and cafes. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 20 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms with sloping ceilings: 1 double with inter-linking door to 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and low beams.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric heaters, NSH, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Triple Aga. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Private lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Steps in the garden.

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  • Jasmin Cottage

    Lowick near Coniston

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
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    Ref: CC124188
    Jasmin Cottage sits close to the banks of the River Crake, just a few miles South of Coniston Water an area popular with cyclists, walkers and their pets. One of Lakeland’s quieter locations, visitors can escape the crowds of the more popular resorts here at Spark Bridge but easily visit by car or local bus service within minutes when the mood takes.
    Jasmin Cottage has a wealth of original features on display; flagged floors, exposed beams and a Victorian open fireplace have been beautifully married with fine interior design to create a stylish yet comfortable home from home. The shared riverside garden is just the spot for a summer picnic or run with the dog who is most welcome here at Jasmin Cottage whilst the fine country pub just along the lane offers a great menu of food and local ales throughout the day and into the evening.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric heating and comprises:
    Beamed Lounge: With flagged floors, deep cushioned sofas arranged around the ornate open fireplace (fuel available locally) and TV with DVD
    Kitchen: With electric Aga, electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave.
    Access to the rear riverside gardens which are shared with the other properties in the terrace.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    All electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available.Outside: Roadside parking. Shared riverside garden to the rear. Wireless internet connection available. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £50.

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  • Potters Wheel

    Coniston

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
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    Ref: CC124111
    Potter Wheel is five and a half miles south of Coniston Village, on the south western side of Coniston Water. Set well back from the main road, in one and a quarter acres of woodland and only 100 metres from the lake, Potters Wheel has direct access to the Lake shore for fishing, sailing and simply enjoying getting your feet wet. Potters Wheel is an end of terrace cottage, totally refurbished by its owner to provide excellent facilities to ensure a most enjoyable and unforgettable holiday. Leaded windows, a wall formed out of rock, and beams are a reminder of the property’s antiquity and, combined with modern facilities such as a fitted bathroom and top of the range kitchen, the cottage now has a successful mix of ancient and modern - and all within a stones throw of Coniston Water!

    Ground Floor: Accessed up a gentle slope, Potters Wheel has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With multi fuel stove in original setting, Flatscreen TV with Sky which includes digital radio, DVD player and a range of DVDs.
    Kitchen/Diner: With an excellent range of facilities, including electric cooker with double oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom with glimpses of the Lake.
    Bathroom: With shower over corner bath, and toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: An open-tread, spiral staircase leads from the lounge to a romantic double bedroom with four poster bed, pine floors and pine furniture - please note that the staircase is rather narrow, but the bedroom also has original Lakeland stone steps to access it from outside for taking in luggage, if required.

    All oil, electric, bed linen included. Fuel for the multi fuel stove is available at a cost locally. Travel cot, highchair and payphone available.There is woodland around the cottage, with natural fell side down to the lake. There is garden furniture and a BBQ. Parking area to the front. This property has a security deposit of £100.

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  • Rowlandson Ground Cottage

    Coniston

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: W8251

    17th century character cottage

    This charming semi-detached holiday cottage, formerly a monk’s retreat, dates back to 1640 and is full of delightful beams, stone floors and is prettily furnished. Situated above Lake Coniston amongst the woods, through which there is a short path down to the lake, the property is right in the heart of the Lakes National Park. It is situated 2 miles from Coniston with its beautiful and romantic valley surrounded by spectacular scenery, 5 miles from Ambleside with magnificent fells, a mile from Tarn Howes, and with Grizedale Forest behind you, an ideal place to go walking with views of the dales and mountains, and with 60 sculptures across the forest. Windermere is a short ferry trip across the lake, and there is fabulous fell walking, cycling and other activities in the immediate area. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with flagstone floor/dining room. Kitchen with flagstone floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Beams throughout.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Fernlea

    Coniston

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC124122
    Fernlea is a delightfully appealing light and spacious country style apartment situated in the heart of the highly regarded Lakeland village of Coniston. Continually maintained to a high standard and with new garden furniture, lighting and window blinds as recent examples, Fernlea provides very comfortable and stylish ground floor accommodation. Located in a quiet setting on the road leading directly to Coniston Water, Fernlea is in a perfect position; it is ideally situated for both the serious walker and the less able alike, with plenty of fell walks close by and all village amenities just a short level stroll away. With central heating and double glazing throughout Fernlea is just right for those cosy winter breaks and the private sheltered south facing garden with furniture and views to Grizedale forest is ideal for enjoying the best of a Lakeland summer. Fernlea offers two full sized off-road parking spaces directly in front of the accommodation which are particularly invaluable in the summer months when parking in Coniston is at a premium.

    Ground Floor: Fernlea has central heating throughout and briefly comprises:
    External porch/veranda leading to an internal porch providing boot and coat storage.
    Kitchen/Dining room:  Spacious room partly slate floored and equipped with a fridge freezer, electric double oven with gas hob, microwave and washer/dryer.
    Lounge: A bright dual aspect room with two sofas, Sky+ TV,  DVD player, CD/Hi-Fi and a selection of DVD’s CD’s, books and games.
    Bedroom 1: With a country pine double bed and furniture.
    Bedroom 2: With a country pine double bed and furniture.
    Bathroom: With bath, separate shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

    All gas, electric, towels and bed linen provided. Cot and highchair available. Internet access available.Attractive private garden (not enclosed). Private adjacent off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Bend or Bump Cottage

    Coniston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W1310

    400 year old character cottage

    This 400 year old character holiday cottage has tiny windows, low and impressive beams, several antiques, a stone staircase and sloping floors for a holiday with a difference. Cosily furnished and equipped, there are breathtaking views of the fells from the back door of the cottage. It is just a short walk from the centre of Coniston with its shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs with Coniston Water beyond. Fabulous walking, literally from the door, from a location in the heart of the Lake District. Shops 300 yards, pub 25 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Stone staircase to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Beams throughout.

    Open fire in living room included. NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children under 6 years.

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  • Bluebell Cottage

    Coniston

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: CC124120
    In an enviable position above the ever popular village of Coniston, Bluebell Cottage sits in a row of terraced former quarry workers cottages and enjoys panoramic views over Coniston Water. The lake, within walking distance, is ideal for canoeing, sailing or simply for paddling about in quiet waters. Numerous walks, for all abilities, can be enjoyed from the door. Coniston has a good selection of local shops for all your daily needs as well as ample opportunities, by day and night, for eating and drinking.
    The cottage has undergone a major transformation and now presents as a cosy, comfortable holiday home. Much thought has been given by the young owner to provide up to the minute facilities whilst successfully retaining a traditional feel throughout. The cottage style garden to the front of the property is a delightful place to take in the stunning view over Coniston Water and the surrounding fells.

    Ground Floor: Bluebell Cottage has gas fired central heating and briefly comprises:
    Lounge: Cosy with open staircase, solid oak floor, wood burning stove, TV, DVD and cushioned window seating.
    Kitchen/dining room: With natural slate floor and a range of handmade units to include gas hob, electric oven, fridge, dishwasher and microwave.
    Rear porch: Which serves as the utility room housing the washing machine and freezer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and co-ordinating fabrics enjoying a fabulous view over Coniston water.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Logs are available to purchase locally. Cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi available. Outside: Small enclosed terraced garden just across the lane from the property with outdoor furniture provided. Outhouse suitable for storing bikes and canoe. A parking permit is supplied for use in a nearby public car park.

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