Even for somewhere as beautiful as the Lake District National Park, the Coniston Fells and Coniston Water stand-out as particularly breathtaking. Beechgrove Cottage is a flat two-minute walk from the centre of Coniston, close to shops, cafes and excellent pubs including the Yewdale Inn and Black Bull. This single-level holiday cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is as popular with couples as it is for families and friends travelling together. If your perfect Lake District holiday involves climbing the Old Man of Coniston, sailing on glassy waters or discovering the charm of places like Ambleside, Grasmere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Tarn Hows, The Langdales and Hawkshead, you will find Beechgrove Cottage a comfortable and convenient place to stay. Prefer to just chill out then Beechgrove is the perfect place for you relax in the private garden, enjoy the sunshine and listen to the birdsong. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Located at the edge of the tiny peaceful Cumbrian hamlet of Nibthwaite Grange close to Coniston Water, this delightful 17th Century holiday cottage with pretty garden not only provides the ideal place to relax and unwind but is also close to all the popular attractions of the Lake District.
Tarn Hows is one of two delightful holiday apartments furnished in a traditional cottage-style, each with its own secluded garden patio, ideally located in a quiet spot on the edge of Coniston. Just a short walk from the shops and inns in the village centre, and only a 5 minute walk to the lake, Tarn Hows is an ideal centre for walking and touring the stunning Lakeland countryside. Tourist board rating: 4 Star AA
The Lake District is renowned for the staggering beauty of its natural landscape, with none more so than Coniston Water and the surrounding area. Located on the edge of Coniston village just a few minutes walk from five pubs and excellent cafes and shops, Mountain Cottage enjoys an elevated position with fantastic views. The peak of the Old Man of Coniston is around two and a half miles from the doorstep, and you can quickly reach the Cumbrian Way, Tarn Hows and the Wrynose Pass. The mature gardens feature a gorgeous reading room with some of the best views in the region, and with space for up to five people, Mountain Cottage is the ideal self-catering holiday home for families and friends.
A stylish self-catering holiday cottage less than five miles from Coniston Water and six miles from Windermere in the Lake District National Park. Perfect for relaxing or exploring the many attractions of both the coast and Lakes.
The views over Coniston Water and the fells from Lake House are truly spectacular. The charming period holiday home is about a mile and a half from the village centre, with a private garden and lots of space for up to six people to sleep in three bedrooms. The layout is particularly suited to families, including those with dogs, but also suits couples and friends. In addition to fantastic walks and bike rides, local sights and attractions include Grizedale Forest, Old Man Coniston, and the National Trust Steam Yacht Gondola. Windermere and Grasmere are both within half an hour's drive, so there is lots to see and do at any time of the year.
Chester's Lodge is a stunning contemporary holiday home in a wonderful location. With space for eight guests in four bedrooms, it enjoys an enviable location just 300 metres from the southern shore of Lake Coniston, surrounded by six acres of private land. It's a fantastic place to get away from it all with family or friends yet is close enough to places like Hawkshead, Ambleside and Ulverstone, so you don't feel too remote from attractions and amenities. Spend your days exploring the Lake District National Park, walking and cycling around lakes and mountains, admiring stately homes and charming towns and villages, and your nights sitting around the outdoor fire pit with a glass of local beer while you count the stars, or relaxing in the luxurious living room where your every comfort is catered for.
With private lake access and an abundance of character, this charming Lakeland cottage is the perfect base to explore some of The Lake District hidden gems. Ideal for those who love an adventure!
Located within the Lake District National Park, this holiday cottage is less than five miles from Coniston Water and six miles from Windermere. On the fringes of a pretty village, Hill Top Farm enjoys a peaceful secluded location from which to explore the area and enjoy everything it has to offer including its many attractions and fabulous walks. Close by to local pub and shops. Facilities include chickens, field pond, greenhouse raised bed and fruit, bike shed, games room bbq, veranda, gazebo,secure large gardens and car park
A delightful Lakeland holiday cottage converted from a former Watermill with a cottage garden that provides an ideal place to relax and unwind. Located on the outskirts of a small village close to Grizebeck, The Watermill is ideally situated for exploring the Southern Lakes and its popular attractions.
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One of the best ways to explore the area is by boat, either on a scheduled cruise, hiring a canoe or day boat, or with a hop-on-hop-off ticket that lets you plan your itinerary.
Numerous historical houses and places of interest dot Coniston and the neighbouring villages. Brantwood House, once home to John Ruskin, is now an art centre and museum with a fine collection of paintings and breathtaking gardens. As well as Beatrix Potter World, fans of this well-loved British author should go to Hill Top, the 17th Century farmhouse and gardens maintained by the National Trust to look as they would have when she lived there. Coniston is also the final resting place of Donald Campbell; The Ruskin Museum in Coniston plays host to his memory and that of the famous Bluebird K7.
Coniston is liberally sprinkled with cosy pubs dishing up tasty fare made from top quality local produce. Just what you need after you have scaled 'The Old Man'. Pike, and to a lesser extent, trout and perch, live in the lake, so if you prefer a self-catering Coniston holiday, you could always spend the day catching your dinner!
The once rural community of Coniston has lost none of its copious charm. It has successfully avoided over-commercialisation and development to remain as attractive to visitors today as it was in the Victorian era.