Wren Cottage, Coniston
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 2
Couples will feel the true romance of the Lakes in this 300-year-old lake shore stone mill, which has been lovingly converted into a few delightful cottage-style apartments. There can be no more tranquil setting to spend time with the special person in your life than the picturesque shores of Coniston Water, which has inspired poets and artists for generations. Take a wander down to the lakeshore through the woods and then return to Wren Cottage, with the spacious open plan kitchen/living room, which is tastefully furnished beneath attractive beams. Wake in the comfort of the double bedroom, and then stroll to the lake shore or cast off from the private beach for a day on the water. A wonderful way to experience the Lakes.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 1 car. Enter to open plan living room with original beams, tasteful colours and south facing windows that capture plenty of sun. The kitchen is open plan to living room with electric oven and hob. Cosy double bedroom with tasteful furnishings and linen. Bathroom with mixer shower over the bath. Outside the lake frontage is less than a 5 minute walk away and is approached via a grassy meadow and woodland area and offers launching facilities for wind-powered craft only (no powered boats are permitted on Coniston).
A holiday cottage in Coniston will give you a break from the hustle and bustle of busier Lake District holiday spots like Bowness or Windermere. This is an all together wilder landscape full of atmosphere and adventure.
The pretty village is well-equipped for pleasant evenings out after days spent walking in the Lake District. The Black Bull Inn is well renowned as the home of the Coniston Brewing Co and the cosy Crown Inn, in a lovely setting, is well recommended for special occasions. The village also has a supermarket and traditional butcher if you fancy rustling up a meal in your Lake District holiday cottage. But the real magic comes from the stunning surroundings. The famous Coniston Old Man overlooks the village and the area is full of wonderful Lake District walks and wild woodlands. You'll love the chance to explore, either with a gentle stroll by the lakeshore or an energetic hike into the mountains.
Coniston Water is known as the setting for Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons, with Peel Island being the setting for 'Wild Cat Island' featured in the story. The lake is also known for Donald Campbell's water speed record attempt in 'Bluebird'. For a cultured day out, head to Brantwood historic house - an impressive residence overlooking the lake, once home to John Ruskin the famous artist, writer and creative thinker. The house offers events such as talks, concerts, craft workshops and even outdoor theatre.