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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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  • near Coniston, Cumbria
    near Coniston, Cumbria×

    Hidden Cottage

    near Coniston, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC124173
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Hidden Cottage is situated close to Coniston Water and village and is within walking distance of two excellent Lakeland Inns.
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    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...
  • Torver, near Coniston, Cumbria
    Torver, near Coniston, Cumbria×
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    Torver Station Cottages - Ticket Office

    Torver Station Cottages - Ticket Office

    Torver, near Coniston, Cumbria

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    Ref: UK1145
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Retaining original features from when it was the railway station ticket office, enjoy a stay in this unique property whilst exploring the Lakes. Retaining original features from when it was the railway station ticket office, enjoy a stay in this unique property whilst exploring the Lakes.
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    Ticket Office was once part of a former railway station, in the quiet and peaceful hamlet of Torver, and on the doorstep of Coniston Water. There is an abundance of nearby countryside to explore, with nearby Duddon Valley and Lakeland Fells, including Coniston Old Man. The well presented property is perfect for a romantic get away, as you can cuddle up in the cosy, bright living/dining room, and take in the views from the large windows. The wonderful double bedroom, with sumptuous bed...
    Torver Station Cottages - Station Master’s House
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  • Rusland, near Hawkshead, Cumbria
    Rusland, near Hawkshead, Cumbria×

    Low Ickenthwaite Farm Cottage

    Rusland, near Hawkshead, Cumbria

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    Ref: 23748
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A traditional hideaway between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water with lovely rural views over the garden across the Rusland Valley. A traditional hideaway between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water with lovely rural views over the garden across the Rusland Valley.
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    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...

  • Coniston, Cumbria
    Coniston, Cumbria×

    Fellside

    Coniston, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC124193
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A cosy secluded setting for a couple in an ideal location for exploring the Lake District with Coniston Water and the Old Man of Coniston on the doorstep.
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    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...
  • Rusland, near Hawkshead, Cumbria
    Rusland, near Hawkshead, Cumbria×

    Cosy Cottage

    Rusland, near Hawkshead, Cumbria

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    Ref: W41283
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    With Grizedale Forest on the doorstep, this property is located in Rusland valley between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water. With Grizedale Forest on the doorstep, this property is located in Rusland valley between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water.
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    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...

  • Coniston, Cumbria
    Coniston, Cumbria×

    Bluebell Cottage

    Coniston, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC124120
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    In an enviable position above the lake, Bluebell Cottage enjoys panoramic views over Coniston Water.
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    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...
  • Satterthwaite, Cumbria
    Satterthwaite, Cumbria×

    3 Force Forge

    Satterthwaite, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC124191
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site
    Chocolate box cottage in the heart of rural Lakeland, perfect for the smaller party and your dog offering an open fire, slate floors and luxurious designer décor fabrics.
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    Just a short distance from the traditional village of Satterthwaite in the heart of Grizedale Forrest country,  3 Force Forge Cottages is the perfect choice for those looking for a romantic get-away-from-it-all break at any time of the year. Equally suited to an activity break, a number of wonderful walks and cycle routes can be enjoyed right from the door; Force Forge, a breathtaking waterfall, is not to be missed and a host of delightful villages and attractions can be easily reached on...
  • Satterthwaite, Cumbria
    Satterthwaite, Cumbria×

    Bobbin Mill Cottage

    Satterthwaite, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC129315
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Super ground floor cottage style apartment close to the rural village of Satterthwaite, a haven for walkers, cyclists and dog owners alike.
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    Bobbin Mill Cottage, just 1.5 miles from Grizedale Forest Visitor’s Centre offers guests the chance to enjoy the great outdoors, be it cycling, walking or crossing the treetops on a high wire at Go Ape. The pretty village of Hawkshead is a mere five miles away where you’ll find a good selection of traditional shops and local pubs, the Eagle’s Head at Satterthwaite being the nearest at just over a mile away, dog friendly too!
    Part of an historic water mill set on...
  • Gawthwaite, near Ulverston, Cumbria
    Gawthwaite, near Ulverston, Cumbria×
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    Carr Bank Cottage

    Carr Bank Cottage

    Gawthwaite, near Ulverston, Cumbria

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    Ref: UK1132
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Offering excellent facilities in a peaceful location, this beautifully presented cottage is ideal for couples or families who want to explore the South Lakes. Offering excellent facilities in a peaceful location, this beautifully presented cottage is ideal for couples or families who want to explore the South Lakes.
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    Located in the small hamlet of Gawthwaite within the stunning Lake District National Park, this spacious, charming, semi-detached cottage dates back to the mid 1600s and has been sympathetically and thoughtfully restored to create a truly beautiful holiday home. Downstairs is a bright and welcoming living room with an open fire, perfect for those colder winter evenings. To the rear of the property is a superb dining kitchen and separate utility area with a cloakroom and toilet. Designed...
  • Lowick near Coniston, Cumbria
    Lowick near Coniston, Cumbria×

    Jasmin Cottage

    Lowick near Coniston, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC124188
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Pet friendly property on the banks of the River Crake and close to Coniston Water displaying a wealth of characterful features such as oak beams, open fire and flagged floors.
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    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...
  • Blawith, near Coniston, Cumbria
    Blawith, near Coniston, Cumbria×

    Chapel Cottage

    Blawith, near Coniston, Cumbria

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    Ref: B6097
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    A quaint cottage in a private and remote area of the Lake District with excellent views over the Coniston Fells. A quaint cottage in a private and remote area of the Lake District with excellent views over the Coniston Fells.
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    This well-appointed holiday cottage (left in photo) is set in the Lakeland village of Blawith, with excellent views over the fields to the Coniston Fells. It is over 300 years old and has been carefully converted to retain its character, with a wealth of beams, Lakeland slate floors, welcoming open fires and a bottle of wine on arrival. To the north is Coniston Lake, 1 mile, whilst the market town of Ulverston is to the south. Well situated for walking, mountain biking and water sports....

  • Coniston, Cumbria
    Coniston, Cumbria×

    Potters Wheel

    Coniston, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC124111
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Potters Wheel provides excellent facilities and benefits from being only 100 metres from the Lake.
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    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...
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