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LUXURY COTTAGES IN CONISTON

Luxury Cottages in Coniston

Luxury Self Catering in Coniston

Coniston is a ‘walkers’ village in the western Lake District. It is 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 an inspirational landscape. It has been the muse of the adventures of some of the world’s most beloved children’s tales as well as sporting heroes.

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

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

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

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 with Lakelovers you are guaranteed quality. All our cottages are VisitEngland quality assured and have a minimum star rating of 3-5 star. Many of our Coniston luxury cottages are Gold awarded, offering the very best in self-catering. Quality fixtures and fittings and stylish design, make for a relaxing and soothing retreat. Get ready to 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 roam the local Furness Fells and return down winding farm tracks to the valley to lamb in spring. Today, traditional whitewashed fell farms are still working. They hold a special place in the Lake District’s culture. Indeed, Yew Tree Farm, which owned by Beatrix Potter in the 1930s, nestles at the foot of the Furness fells. This is 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. It 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 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 the lake.
  • Drive through Windermere and on to Ambleside.
  • Branch off onto the A5095 before entering the one-way 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. This meant it became the race track for local hero Donald Campbell’s various World Water Speed record breaking successes in the 20th century. There is a 10mph boating speed for the most part of the year. But 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 adrenaline as throttles are tested to the max.

For alternatives to outdoor activities, visit the country house and gardens of Brantwood, former home of art critic and poet John Ruskin. They sit on an elevated position on the eastern shore giving a great vantage point to take in the views. Gaze 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. 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. It 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. It 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. It’s one to visit when visiting Coniston, The Drunken Duck. Knitted waistcoats of Hawkshead yarn were supposedly made for an unfortunate group of ducks. Legend has it they 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. This resulted 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 in the 1974 film version of the adventurous tale. There is lots of space for children and alike to roam, exploring the shoreline and surrounding countryside. Plus, the farm shop is perfect for stocking up your Coniston luxury self-catering larder. Buy 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, you can see The Samling and Holbeck Ghyll. The seed exchange program and kitchen garden forms the basis of the menu at the plush Samling Hotel, where innovation meets old-fashion grandeur.

At the Holbeck, enjoy one of the best views in the Lake District from the garden terrace overlooking Windermere. Experience formal style dining in the oak-paneled restaurant of this classic English county manor house. It combines two of the Lake District’s most loved assets, food and landscape.

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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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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
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Dow Crag House Coniston
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Situated on the edge of Coniston village, with views in every direction and within easy walking distance of Coniston Water, Dow Crag House is located in the very heart of the Lake District. This modern, detached property has been finished to a high standard by its owners and offers great quality in an excellent location.

Available From£695
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Tent Lodge Coniston
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Situated just above the North-Eastern shores of Coniston Water, Tent Lodge must be one of the Lake District's best-kept secrets. Offering, where possible, flexible arrival days and durations, this magnificent residence enjoys an abundance of wonderful features including stunning panoramic views over the lake and 'Old Man' mountain range, private lake access and spacious, stylish living.

Available From£2600
Special Offer
Bracken Ground Coniston
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private 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£1750

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LUXURY COTTAGES IN CONISTON

Luxury Cottages in Coniston

Luxury Self Catering in Coniston

Coniston is a ‘walkers’ village in the western Lake District. It is 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 an inspirational landscape. It has been the muse of the adventures of some of the world’s most beloved children’s tales as well as sporting heroes.

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

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

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

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 with Lakelovers you are guaranteed quality. All our cottages are VisitEngland quality assured and have a minimum star rating of 3-5 star. Many of our Coniston luxury cottages are Gold awarded, offering the very best in self-catering. Quality fixtures and fittings and stylish design, make for a relaxing and soothing retreat. Get ready to 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 roam the local Furness Fells and return down winding farm tracks to the valley to lamb in spring. Today, traditional whitewashed fell farms are still working. They hold a special place in the Lake District’s culture. Indeed, Yew Tree Farm, which owned by Beatrix Potter in the 1930s, nestles at the foot of the Furness fells. This is 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. It 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 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 the lake.
  • Drive through Windermere and on to Ambleside.
  • Branch off onto the A5095 before entering the one-way 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. This meant it became the race track for local hero Donald Campbell’s various World Water Speed record breaking successes in the 20th century. There is a 10mph boating speed for the most part of the year. But 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 adrenaline as throttles are tested to the max.

For alternatives to outdoor activities, visit the country house and gardens of Brantwood, former home of art critic and poet John Ruskin. They sit on an elevated position on the eastern shore giving a great vantage point to take in the views. Gaze 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. 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. It 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. It 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. It’s one to visit when visiting Coniston, The Drunken Duck. Knitted waistcoats of Hawkshead yarn were supposedly made for an unfortunate group of ducks. Legend has it they 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. This resulted 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 in the 1974 film version of the adventurous tale. There is lots of space for children and alike to roam, exploring the shoreline and surrounding countryside. Plus, the farm shop is perfect for stocking up your Coniston luxury self-catering larder. Buy 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, you can see The Samling and Holbeck Ghyll. The seed exchange program and kitchen garden forms the basis of the menu at the plush Samling Hotel, where innovation meets old-fashion grandeur.

At the Holbeck, enjoy one of the best views in the Lake District from the garden terrace overlooking Windermere. Experience formal style dining in the oak-paneled restaurant of this classic English county manor house. It combines two of the Lake District’s most loved assets, food and landscape.

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