Rose Cottage (Woodland), Coniston
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 4
This enchanting 17th century Lakeland cottage has had an indulgent contemporary refurbishment, creating an oasis of luxury in a breathtaking rural setting. The sublime location has to be experienced to be appreciated; a walker's paradise of lush green valley that's still only a few miles from the villages of Broughton and Coniston. If you're looking forward to a sociable gathering - two couples, friends or family - you'll love the chic reception rooms. A crisp fitted kitchen with designer dining set, elegant living room with woodburning stove, plus a cosy snug with fireside 'love seat'. The bedrooms are just as special, the bathrooms out of a glossy magazine... it's no wonder Rose Cottage is an Enjoy England Gold Award winner.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 3 cars. Traditional entrance porch and oak-floored hall, leading to the stylish fitted kitchen with contemporary dining set. Openings lead to the main living room, with luxury leather furnishings, woodburning stove and patio doors for al-fresco living. 2nd lounge with contemporary woodburner. Upstairs to the 2 bedrooms; a king-size master suite with sleigh bed, curved ceiling and luxury en-suite with designer roll top bath, and the 2nd king-size bedroom with luxury shower room (this room can be made up as a twin).
A holiday cottage in Coniston or the surrounding areas makes a peaceful alternative to the busier tourist destinations such as Bowness and Ambleside. The scenery is breathtaking, including views over Coniston Water - the Lake District's 3rd largest lake.
Many famous Lake District walking routes are located around Coniston, such as the famous Coniston Old Man the other Coniston Fells, Swirl How and Wetherlam. There a lots of boating activities available on Coniston Water itself, from row boats to sailing at Coniston Boating Centre, and also leisurely lake cruises on the Coniston Launch and Steam Yacht Gondola.
Historic attractions nearby include the fabulous Brantwood - former home of John Ruskin. The impressive building overlooks Coniston Water, and is home to many arts and crafts activities and exhibitions.