Sethera is located close to the centre of Coniston village on a small residential street and offers lovely views to the high fells that surround the village, walks of all standard direct from the door and easy access to all the village amenities. Sethera is a greatbase from which to enjoy staying in the heart of one of the Lake District’s most popular villages.
Offering ground floor accommodation throughout, Sethera offers a large lounge with cosy log burning stove and a family dinning table set into the large bay window offering beautiful views to the neighbouring hills. The accommodation continues with two pretty bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and a family bathroom. To the rear of the cottage there is a large lawned garden with patio area.
The centre of Coniston village is just a two-minute walk from the cottage with a choice of popular Lakeland pubs, the village brewery and local shops. A further ten minute easy walk and you will find yourself on the shores of Coniston Water, most famously associated with Donald Campbell and still used for world water speed record attempts. The Lakeland’s third largest lake is a popular draw, with a choice of activities on offer from canoeing and sailing to simply relaxing in Victorian elegance aboard Steam Yacht Gondola. To the west of the village stand the imposing Coniston Fells; Coniston Old Man, Wetherlam and of course Dow Crag, all of which can be reached direct from your do
Accommodation in detail
The front door of Sethera opens to the inner hallway with coat hooks and boot rack for all your outdoor gear. To the front of the cottage a spacious lounge is well furnished with sofa and armchairs arranged around the welcoming and cosy log burning stove, just the place to relax in an evening in front of the fire and the TV. The large windows, including the large bay window allow the light to floor in and offer beautiful views to the surrounding Coniston Fells. A family dining, sits in the bay window, making it a lovey place to socialise over dinner in the evening or plan your days activities over breakfast in the morning.
To the rear of the cottage, overlooking the garden, is a small but well-appointed kitchen, with electric hob and double oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave. Choose from one of two bedrooms, the first is presented with a kingsize bed and the second with twin beds.
To the side of the cottage there is an outhouse that is equipped with washing machine and tumble drier. A secure shed at the top of the driveway is ideal for the storage of mountain bikes and other outdoor gear.
To the front of the cottage there is a driveway with parking for one car and a small garden planted with shrubs. To the rear of the cottage there is a larger than expected lawned garden with a line of apple trees making this a great place for children to play. The garden is fully enclosed and secure making it ideal for children and dogs.
A Coniston holiday cottage 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 breath-taking 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, artisan bakery and supermarket. There are lovely tea rooms, cafes, restaurants and a number of traditional Lakeland pubs in Coniston village including the award-winning brewery the Coniston Brewing Co. There is also Sara's Indian restaurant in the village.
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.