Thwaite House & Guardswood Cottage
Thwaite House & Guardswood Cottage are two superb holiday homes resting in the charming village of Coniston, Cumbria. Both properties have been thoughtfully refurbished with high-quality amenities, woodburning stoves, ample off-road parking, and Smart TVs, whilst retaining much of the original character, making them perfect for large family gatherings to explore the Lake District National Park. The surroundings enjoy idyllic shared gardens with views across unspoilt countryside to Coniston village centre, mountains and fields where sheep graze, while Coniston Water is nearby for water sports or the Steam Yacht Gondola for a relaxing sailing experience. The lake additionally backs onto Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin which is now a museum offering access to exhibits and beautiful gardens. Treat your loved ones to a meal out at one of the nearby eateries such as The Coniston Inn for traditional home-cooked meals or The Steam Bistro for globally inspired dishes. The village of Coniston also hosts more eateries, a well-equipped shop, petrol station and a marvellous museum; meaning you will be well-catered to during your stay! Those seeking more fun in the outdoors can venture west to explore the remains of the Coniston Copper Mines, before embarking on the Dow Crag Walk and climbing the peak of Old Man of Coniston. Explore the nearby village of Hawkshead for picturesque walks up to Latterbarrow, The National Trust 's Beatrix Potter Gallery and a selection of traditional inns to stop for lunch, whilst being within easy reach of North Fen National Nature Reserve, Esthwaite Water and Claife Heights. Make your way to Ambleside to discover Stock Ghyll Force, Ambleside's Roman Fort or learn about local heritage at Armitt Library & Museum Centre. So many more things to see and do are waiting to be found here, from the delights of Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere, to the sights of Grizedale Forest and the nearby Arnside & Silverdale AONB. Thwaite House & Guardswood Cottage are two wonderful bases for a memorable staycation in the Lake District.
Thwaite House is a magnificent detached house located on the edges of Coniston, Cumbria. Thwaite House is an excellent getaway for a multi-generational or large family of 14. The Victorian property features attractive decor throughout, as well as wonderful views of the countryside, and access to half-acre of mature gardens. Down the private lane, you'll find the charming home, which is flanked by fields with sheep roaming throughout and is opposite seven handy off-road parking places. Go inside to find a spacious hallway, then turn left to find a pleasant snug with a vista of Coniston Water and a Smart TV with a DVD player. As you walk through the home, you'll come across a sitting area with a woodburning stove to warm you up whilst you make yourself at home on the corner sofa. When you're feeling peckish, head to the kitchen/diner, which features country décor with sleek touches; the group's chef can get to work preparing delectable meals using the fantastic range of appliances on hand, which includes an American-style fridge/freezer, dishwashers, and a Smeg range cooker. When dinner has been rustled up, sit down to a tasty meal at the space's dining table whilst you catch up on the day's adventures. The convenient utility is located beside the kitchen and has your washing facilities as well as a cloakroom. When it's time to retire for the night, head upstairs to the first floor, where you'll find four of the seven beautifully decorated bedrooms, three of which are super-king-sizes, one of which has Jack-and-Jill access a bathroom, and the other of which has a king-size and enviable views of the fells. Another cloakroom can be found on the first floor, as well as two fantastically fitted bathrooms, both of which have roll-top baths and separate walk-in showers; leaving you spoilt for choice when it comes to getting ready in the mornings! Continue upstairs to find three more superb bedrooms, including a king-size with characterful beams adorning the ceilings and views of Coniston Water, an additional king-size overlooking Coniston Old Man, and a twin; these bedrooms are not only close to a spacious shower room, but also to another fabulous bathroom. The house is surrounded by lovely gardens, take some time to meander among them and take in the beautiful scenery! Coniston Inn, a pleasant pub across the road, allows you to enjoy meals out without having to venture far; the village of Coniston also has numerous eateries, a well-equipped shop, a petrol station, and a fascinating museum, ensuring that you will be well-catered for during your visit! Take advantage of your proximity to Coniston Water by heading down to the lake for some watersports or boarding the Steam Yacht Gondola to sail along the gorgeous waters; the lake rests near Brantwood, John Ruskin's former home, which is now a museum with exhibits and manicured gardens. Those looking for further outdoor adventure may head west to view the Coniston Copper Mines' ruins before hiking the Dow Crag Walk and ascending The Old Man of Coniston's summit. Hawkshead is a short distance away and is home to the wonderful Beatrix Potter Gallery, as well as the vast North Fen National Nature Reserve, Esthwaite Water, and the impressive peak of Claife Heights. From the towns of Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere to the wonders of Grizedale Forest and the Arnside & Silverdale AONB, there's much more to see and do here. Choose Thwaite House for an unforgettable family break. Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1094255 together sleeping up to 19 guests.
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.