Enjoy the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from Coniston village centre and yet right by the shores of Coniston Water at Waterhead, set in absolute peace and quiet within a delightful country guest house, this apartment has commanding breathtaking views of the dramatic surrounding mountains including Coniston Old Man.
This beautiful place offers a fantastic base from which to explore this vibrant village, the magic of Coniston Water and also the wider Lake District. A sumptuous open plan living space, complete with dining area and kitchen, makes the ideal environment for relaxed gatherings or sociable occasions admiring the wonderful views.
Two couples can spread out and relax; the two king size bedrooms are full of space and light and one enjoying the dramatic scenery and both with its own bathroom facility. The main bathroom complete with bath and separate shower cubicle is ideal for long soaks after a day on the fells and there is an en-suite monsoon shower room too. Don't forget the delightful gardens, perfect for lazy days and al-fresco life.
Accommodation in detail
Park right outside your entrance and gaze at the views. A communal entrance leads to the first floor private entrance. Large entrance hall with access to the open plan living area, a great place to relax and open plan to the well equipped kitchen overlooking the stunning views. There are two chic king size bedrooms, one with en-suite monsoon shower room and there is a second bathroom complete with bath and separate shower cubicle so no queuing required!
A Coniston holiday apartment takes you slightly away from the hustle and bustle of Bowness and Lake Windermere, to a wilder landscape full of adventure. Coniston Water is famous for its part in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons, with Peel Island being the setting for the 'Wild Cat Island' featured in the story. The lake is also known for Donald Campbell's water speed record attempt in 'Bluebird'.
But the real magic comes from the breathtaking surroundings; dramatic fells including Coniston Old Man, wild woodlands and wonderful Lake District walks. You'll have access to no end of stunning routes, from leisurely strolls to challenging ascents. You'll enjoy access to the peaceful village centre, well equipped for stocking up the kitchen with traditional butcher and supermarket.
There are lovely tea rooms, cafes and traditional Lakeland pubs in Coniston village, and the Black Bull Inn is well worth a visit for its award-winning brewery the Coniston Brewing Co.
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. You'll find a range of events on offer, such as talks, concerts, craft workshops and even outdoor theatre.
About the location
Hawkshead 4 miles; Ambleside 8 miles.
Nestling at the head of Coniston Water, the pretty village of Coniston is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Lake District National Park, making it a superb base for touring, with Hawkshead, Ambleside, Windermere and Grasmere just a short drive away. Superb walking, mountain biking and climbing are available locally on Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam, and the lovely woodland trails at Grizedale Forest. For watersports enthusiasts, the quiet lake is ideal for dinghy sailing and canoeing, whilst the less active can enjoy a leisure cruise on the beautiful steam yacht 'Gondola’, or visit Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin. Nearby attractions include the award-winning village of Hawkshead, home of the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Tarn Hows, one of the most visited beauty spots in the country and Esthwaite Water, famous for its fishing. A first class holiday location at any time of the year.