Ellis Howe, Coniston
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 5
Ellis Howe is a delightful, traditional Lake District cottage in the hamlet of Torver, just two miles south west of Coniston village. The property enjoys superb views of Coniston Old Man and the surrounding fells, and is just a stroll away from two highly acclaimed pub restaurants. Ellis Howe has many original features; flagged floors, window shutters, fireplaces and beams which create a distinctive and homely atmosphere. The tastefully refurbished interior is rich with Laura Ashley furnishings and Farrow and Ball colours. A particular feature is the large oak-floored dining room with a wonderful view of Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag. Watching the scene change along with the weather whilst enjoying a meal together is an absolute treat!
Accommodation in detail
A large lay-by opposite the cottage is perfect for parking 3/4 cars.
Enter via patio to the cosy lounge with character beams, AGA multifuel burner, comfy sofas. You'll find lots of entertainment; LCD TV/DVD with Sky Freeview, DVDs, CDs, games, books, maps and local guides. The 2nd sitting room is perfect for escaping to read! The kitchen is well-equipped for guests who love to cook, and the oak-floored dining room is perfect for sociable meals. There is also a utility and 2nd shower room on the ground floor. Upstairs to the three pretty bedrooms; 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single. All have luxury mattresses, duvets and quilts. The attractively tiled house bathroom has a shower over the bath.
This traditional Lake District cottage in Coniston's beautiful surroundings takes you away from the rush and into an absolute dream for walkers or lovers of Lakeland scenery. By no means isolated, this rural Lake District holiday home is a fantastic base for touring southern Lakeland by car. Novice walkers will find a number of stunning low level walks, past watermills and streams.
The more experienced will no doubt want to trek up the Coniston Old Man after gazing at it through the windows of the cottage.
Nearby Coniston village provides everything you could need during your Lake District self-catering holiday. A peaceful village centre with shops, traditional butcher and supermarket, tea rooms, cafes and renowned Lake District pubs including the Black Bull Inn - recognised for its award-winning brewery the Coniston Brewing Co.
Coniston Water is the Lake District's third largest lake and renowned as home to Peel Island - known as 'Wild Cat Island' in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons. Overlooking the lake, you'll find Brantwood historic house - once home to John Ruskin the famous artist, writer and creative thinker. A range of events are on offer, such as talks, concerts, craft workshops and even outdoor theatre.