LUXURY COTTAGES IN CONISTON

Luxury Self Catering in Coniston

Coniston is a ‘walkers’ village in the western Lake District, nestled between the bulk of Coniston Old Man and the Lake’s third largest water, Coniston water.

Our hand-picked luxury cottages in Coniston put you in the very midst of a landscape that has inspired the adventures of some of the world’s most beloved children’s tales as well as sporting hero’s.

With over 40 years experience of offering quality Lake District accommodation, we have long been providing luxury self catering in Coniston and the surrounding areas of Hawkshead and Ambleside. And what a collection we have to show you.

Lakelovers Luxury Cottages in Coniston

From traditional whitewashed Lakeland cottages where you are part of Lake District life, beautifully renovated with modern 21st luxuries, to large detached accommodation set peacefully in acres of private land, what you will find is the very best in quality.

Step inside our Coniston luxury cottages collection, and you’ll find extras like games and boot rooms, smart entertainment systems and WiFi, plus unique period features oozing Lakeland charm.

Step outside and you can enjoy the tranquil scenery from your very own private tub and scenic gardens where al fresco dining may be the order of the day. We have fell side cottages, where you can step from your bedroom right out into your very own slice of Lake District idyll.

We have one of the largest collection of luxury cottages in Coniston and the surrounding area and with Lakelovers you are guaranteed quality. All of our cottages are VisitEngland quality assured and have a minimum star rating of 3-5 star. Many of our Coniston luxury cottages are Gold award, offering the very best in self-catering. Quality fixtures and fittings and stylish design, make for a relaxing and soothing retreat where you can enjoy one of the very best landscapes in the UK.

A Little of Coniston’s History

Coniston has risen up from a strong farming heritage. The famous Herdwick sheep have been roaming the local Furness Fells and returning down winding farm tracks to the valley to lamb in spring, for over x years. Today, traditional whitewashed fell farms are still working and hold a special place in the Lake District’s culture. Indeed, Yew Tree Farm, which was owned by Beatrix Potter in the 1930s, is nestled at the foot of the Furness fells, north of Coniston Water, and is the most photographed farm in northern England.

16th century mining has also left a reminder of a prosperous past on the Coniston landscape, which was so productive that a branch line was built especially in 1859. The prosperity of the mines can be seen in Coniston village and the wider Lake District, not least the famous peppery Cumberland Sausage reputably brought over by Elizabethan German miners!

Getting There

Coniston can be found in one of two ways. For both, leave the M6 at junction 36 and follow the A591 signposted to Windermere. Pass through Windermere, following the beautifully scenic A591 alongside Lake Windermere, through Windermere and on to Ambleside, where you branch off onto the A5095 before entering the one -ay system of Ambleside. Follow signposts for Coniston, Hawkshead, Langdale, heading onto the A595 over Rothay Bridge. After 7 miles you’ll find yourself in Coniston village, with the bulk of The Old Man of Coniston to your right and Coniston Water on your left. Coniston Tourist Information is on the B5285, signposted to Hawkshead. Alternatively, enter Coniston via Hawkshead by using the Windermere Ferry crossing from Bowness to Far Sawrey.

Out and About In Coniston

Coniston Water is one of the straighter of the Lake District’s 16 lakes, and is the third longest at 5 miles long. Also, it is one of the deepest, reaching 184 ft deep. Together, this meant it became the race track for local hero Donald Campbell’s various World Water Speed record breaking successes in the 20th century. Whilst there is a 10mph boating speed for the most part of the year, during Coniston Powerboat Records Week, the ‘spiritual home’ of water speed racing welcomes all manner of powerboats, from hydroplanes to some very unique creations indeed! This is a great family event to attend when staying in one of our Coniston luxury cottages and runs in early November. Expect plenty of adrenalin as throttles are tested to the max.

For alternatives to outdoor activities, the country house and gardens of Brantwood, former home of art critic and poet John Ruskin, sits on an elevated position on the eastern shore giving a great vantage point to take in the views across Lake Coniston, to the village and Old Man of Coniston on the other side. There are beautiful gardens as well as a 250 acre estate to explore and inside the listed mansion house, step back in time to explore a time capsule of the daily life of one of England’s most important 19th century cultural figures. The Ruskin Museum, in Coniston centre, is superb and has a new 2017 exhibition commemorating 50 years of Author Ransome’s death.

Eating and Drinking, Wining and Dining

Coniston has been welcoming visitors for hundreds of years and do it very well indeed.
Within the village there are no less than x good traditional pubs and indeed brewery. The Yewdale Inn is the place to go for bistro-style lunch, whilst the 17th century Black Bull opposite sits in the shadow of the Old Man of Coniston and serves up a delicious Bluebird Bitter, which incidentally is made at the back of the Bull is the where the magic of Coniston Brewing Company happens. Venture off the main thoroughfare through Coniston, and find the Sun, which has a quieter beer terrace and excellent garden with kids treehouse and slide.

Only a few minutes drive from Coniston, towards Ambleside, lies one of the Lake District’s best gastropubs and microbrewery and certainly one to visit when visiting Coniston, The Drunken Duck. Knitted waistcoats of Hawksheaad yarn were supposedly made for an unfortunate group of ducks who found themselves being plucked for the pot when still alive after the landlady discovered them lying, appearing dead, on the road. Hops from the pub cellar had leaked into their feeding ditch, resulting in some very ‘Drunken Ducks’, or so the rather lovely tale goes. Enjoy the delicious hops from their onsite microbrewery for yourselves as well as some superb food.

We love a good story in the Lake District, and what better than the adventures of the Walker and Blackett children in Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons. The restaurant at Bank Ground Farm on the eastern shore of Coniston Water, is a superb spot for a less fancy luncheon but one filled with adventure and incredible local tastes (we love the courgette and lime cake). Also known as the Swallows and Amazons Tearoom, this working farmhouse was the inspiration for ‘Holly Howe’, holiday home of the Walker family (Amazons) and indeed the farm was used in the 1974 film version of the adventurous tale. There is certainly lots of space for children and alike to roam freely, exploring the shoreline and surrounding countryside. Plus, the farm shop is perfect for stocking up your Coniston luxury self-catering larder with line caught Char from Coniston or their own Pedigree Amberdeen Angus.

To treat taste buds to a global journey, there are three of Lake District’s Michelin restaurants close to Coniston. The newest, the Forest Side is in Grasmere, and is a stylish affair. On the eastern shore of Lake Windermere, The Samling and Holbeck Ghyll can be found. The seed exchange programme and kitchen garden forms the basis of the menu at the plush Samling Hotel, where innovation meets old-fashion grandeur perfectly. At the Holbeck, enjoy one of the best views in the Lake District from the garden terrace overlooking Windermere, and experience formal style dining in the oak-paneled restaurant of this classic English county manor house, whicih perfectly combines two of the Lake District’s most loved assets, food and landscape.

Alternatively head north – browse our Keswick cottages and explore ‘the most beautiful lake in the Lake District’, Ullswater. Or, head to the ‘capital’ of the Lakes, Windermere, to enjoy England’s largest lake and the water activities that the vibrant resorts of Bowness and Windermere have to offer. Rydal Water and Grasmere, which captured the heart of Lakes poet William Wordsworth, are sure to make an impression. We also have a superb collection of luxury cottages right in the heart of the Lake District, in Ambleside, Troutbeck and Langdale, and look forward to welcoming you.

If you’ve not found what you’re looking for our expert customer service team would love to help. Please call 015394 88833 or email bookings@lakelovers.co.uk

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Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

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.

Available From£449
Special Offer
Brooklands Langdale
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Brooklands Cottage is straight out of Hansel and Gretel's fairytail providing blissful escapism from the humdrum of everyday life in this magical setting over the River Brathay amidst glorious woodland in the heart of Little Langdale. From the moment you arrive at this romantic detached cottage, you will feel all worries and troubles melt away…

Available From£495
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

A traditional 18th century Lakeland farmhouse, recently refurbished to offer the combination of its own enticing charms and all the advantages of its location. Today Rose Cottage is a Lakeland cottage full of character. Yes it has the low ceilings, flagstone floors and vernacular dark oak furniture that would have been familiar to Wordsworth and the Romantic poets.

Available From£595
Special Offer
Poppy Cottage Coniston
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Poppy Cottage is an enchanting 200 year old cottage combining contemporary luxury with cosy styling set on the lower slopes of a mountain above this picturesque village - what a breathtaking setting.

Available From£499
Special Offer
Bracken Ground Coniston
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 10 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Just south of Coniston you'll find both luxurious retreat and nature-lovers' paradise; perfect for family and friendly gatherings in this spectacular area of the Lake District. Almost a year was spent nurturing Bracken Ground as a contemporary 5 star property that would sit beautifully in its wild and wonderful surroundings.

Available From£1595
Special Offer
Curdle Dub Coniston
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

The owners have created a comfortable and relaxing ambience having recently upgraded the kitchen and bathroom. Couples or families will feel entirely at home in this much loved holiday home. Curdle Dub is sheltered below the fells of the Coniston range in a peaceful position having a rural outlook towards the graceful valley at the head of Coniston Water and Grizedale Forest beyond.

Available From£355

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LUXURY COTTAGES IN CONISTON

Luxury Self Catering in Coniston

Coniston is a ‘walkers’ village in the western Lake District, nestled between the bulk of Coniston Old Man and the Lake’s third largest water, Coniston water.

Our hand-picked luxury cottages in Coniston put you in the very midst of a landscape that has inspired the adventures of some of the world’s most beloved children’s tales as well as sporting hero’s.

With over 40 years experience of offering quality Lake District accommodation, we have long been providing luxury self catering in Coniston and the surrounding areas of Hawkshead and Ambleside. And what a collection we have to show you.

Lakelovers Luxury Cottages in Coniston

From traditional whitewashed Lakeland cottages where you are part of Lake District life, beautifully renovated with modern 21st luxuries, to large detached accommodation set peacefully in acres of private land, what you will find is the very best in quality.

Step inside our Coniston luxury cottages collection, and you’ll find extras like games and boot rooms, smart entertainment systems and WiFi, plus unique period features oozing Lakeland charm.

Step outside and you can enjoy the tranquil scenery from your very own private tub and scenic gardens where al fresco dining may be the order of the day. We have fell side cottages, where you can step from your bedroom right out into your very own slice of Lake District idyll.

We have one of the largest collection of luxury cottages in Coniston and the surrounding area and with Lakelovers you are guaranteed quality. All of our cottages are VisitEngland quality assured and have a minimum star rating of 3-5 star. Many of our Coniston luxury cottages are Gold award, offering the very best in self-catering. Quality fixtures and fittings and stylish design, make for a relaxing and soothing retreat where you can enjoy one of the very best landscapes in the UK.

A Little of Coniston’s History

Coniston has risen up from a strong farming heritage. The famous Herdwick sheep have been roaming the local Furness Fells and returning down winding farm tracks to the valley to lamb in spring, for over x years. Today, traditional whitewashed fell farms are still working and hold a special place in the Lake District’s culture. Indeed, Yew Tree Farm, which was owned by Beatrix Potter in the 1930s, is nestled at the foot of the Furness fells, north of Coniston Water, and is the most photographed farm in northern England.

16th century mining has also left a reminder of a prosperous past on the Coniston landscape, which was so productive that a branch line was built especially in 1859. The prosperity of the mines can be seen in Coniston village and the wider Lake District, not least the famous peppery Cumberland Sausage reputably brought over by Elizabethan German miners!

Getting There

Coniston can be found in one of two ways. For both, leave the M6 at junction 36 and follow the A591 signposted to Windermere. Pass through Windermere, following the beautifully scenic A591 alongside Lake Windermere, through Windermere and on to Ambleside, where you branch off onto the A5095 before entering the one -ay system of Ambleside. Follow signposts for Coniston, Hawkshead, Langdale, heading onto the A595 over Rothay Bridge. After 7 miles you’ll find yourself in Coniston village, with the bulk of The Old Man of Coniston to your right and Coniston Water on your left. Coniston Tourist Information is on the B5285, signposted to Hawkshead. Alternatively, enter Coniston via Hawkshead by using the Windermere Ferry crossing from Bowness to Far Sawrey.

Out and About In Coniston

Coniston Water is one of the straighter of the Lake District’s 16 lakes, and is the third longest at 5 miles long. Also, it is one of the deepest, reaching 184 ft deep. Together, this meant it became the race track for local hero Donald Campbell’s various World Water Speed record breaking successes in the 20th century. Whilst there is a 10mph boating speed for the most part of the year, during Coniston Powerboat Records Week, the ‘spiritual home’ of water speed racing welcomes all manner of powerboats, from hydroplanes to some very unique creations indeed! This is a great family event to attend when staying in one of our Coniston luxury cottages and runs in early November. Expect plenty of adrenalin as throttles are tested to the max.

For alternatives to outdoor activities, the country house and gardens of Brantwood, former home of art critic and poet John Ruskin, sits on an elevated position on the eastern shore giving a great vantage point to take in the views across Lake Coniston, to the village and Old Man of Coniston on the other side. There are beautiful gardens as well as a 250 acre estate to explore and inside the listed mansion house, step back in time to explore a time capsule of the daily life of one of England’s most important 19th century cultural figures. The Ruskin Museum, in Coniston centre, is superb and has a new 2017 exhibition commemorating 50 years of Author Ransome’s death.

Eating and Drinking, Wining and Dining

Coniston has been welcoming visitors for hundreds of years and do it very well indeed.
Within the village there are no less than x good traditional pubs and indeed brewery. The Yewdale Inn is the place to go for bistro-style lunch, whilst the 17th century Black Bull opposite sits in the shadow of the Old Man of Coniston and serves up a delicious Bluebird Bitter, which incidentally is made at the back of the Bull is the where the magic of Coniston Brewing Company happens. Venture off the main thoroughfare through Coniston, and find the Sun, which has a quieter beer terrace and excellent garden with kids treehouse and slide.

Only a few minutes drive from Coniston, towards Ambleside, lies one of the Lake District’s best gastropubs and microbrewery and certainly one to visit when visiting Coniston, The Drunken Duck. Knitted waistcoats of Hawksheaad yarn were supposedly made for an unfortunate group of ducks who found themselves being plucked for the pot when still alive after the landlady discovered them lying, appearing dead, on the road. Hops from the pub cellar had leaked into their feeding ditch, resulting in some very ‘Drunken Ducks’, or so the rather lovely tale goes. Enjoy the delicious hops from their onsite microbrewery for yourselves as well as some superb food.

We love a good story in the Lake District, and what better than the adventures of the Walker and Blackett children in Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons. The restaurant at Bank Ground Farm on the eastern shore of Coniston Water, is a superb spot for a less fancy luncheon but one filled with adventure and incredible local tastes (we love the courgette and lime cake). Also known as the Swallows and Amazons Tearoom, this working farmhouse was the inspiration for ‘Holly Howe’, holiday home of the Walker family (Amazons) and indeed the farm was used in the 1974 film version of the adventurous tale. There is certainly lots of space for children and alike to roam freely, exploring the shoreline and surrounding countryside. Plus, the farm shop is perfect for stocking up your Coniston luxury self-catering larder with line caught Char from Coniston or their own Pedigree Amberdeen Angus.

To treat taste buds to a global journey, there are three of Lake District’s Michelin restaurants close to Coniston. The newest, the Forest Side is in Grasmere, and is a stylish affair. On the eastern shore of Lake Windermere, The Samling and Holbeck Ghyll can be found. The seed exchange programme and kitchen garden forms the basis of the menu at the plush Samling Hotel, where innovation meets old-fashion grandeur perfectly. At the Holbeck, enjoy one of the best views in the Lake District from the garden terrace overlooking Windermere, and experience formal style dining in the oak-paneled restaurant of this classic English county manor house, whicih perfectly combines two of the Lake District’s most loved assets, food and landscape.

Alternatively head north – browse our Keswick cottages and explore ‘the most beautiful lake in the Lake District’, Ullswater. Or, head to the ‘capital’ of the Lakes, Windermere, to enjoy England’s largest lake and the water activities that the vibrant resorts of Bowness and Windermere have to offer. Rydal Water and Grasmere, which captured the heart of Lakes poet William Wordsworth, are sure to make an impression. We also have a superb collection of luxury cottages right in the heart of the Lake District, in Ambleside, Troutbeck and Langdale, and look forward to welcoming you.

If you’ve not found what you’re looking for our expert customer service team would love to help. Please call 015394 88833 or email bookings@lakelovers.co.uk