This traditional Lakeland cottage commands breathtaking views over Coniston Water from its elevated setting, yet it is only a 5 minute stroll to the picturesque and peaceful village of Coniston. Almost every room looks out over the lake and what a view! Spend lazy days in the garden, cosy nights in the cottage by the warming wood burning stove or wander into this ever popular destination; however you spend your time here, don’t forget to bring your camera as the views are hard to better. Bring your bikes and boots and abandon the car!
Fieldmouse Cottage is an ingeniously designed property, providing lots of space in this ever popular setting. What a place to relax and recharge your batteries in peaceful surroundings, with the delights of Coniston village only 10-15 minutes' walk away.
Accommodation in detail
Park 2 cars right alongside your cottage and then gaze at that view. A traditional entrance porch leads into the open-plan living area.. A cosy living room with deep cushioned furnishings ensures relaxation by the wood burning stove. The well equipped kitchen and dining area are open to the living space. Upstairs to the three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The master king size bedroom is full of space and with gorgeous lake views.
The second king size bedroom also overlooks the lake as does the bunk room. The bunk room is suitable for children only. One bathroom has a shower over the bath and the second facility is a large shower room. Outside is the patio with bench, perfect for an early cuppa gazing at the view on sunny mornings. There is a useful, secure utility room with washing machine, freezer and microwave and this is the perfect spot to keep bikes and walking kit. Across the lane from Fieldmouse Cottage is the sloping meadow garden which also has stunning views. Due to the layout of this garden small children should not be left unattended.
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 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. Running right behind the property is the popular (and level!) old railway route which can be followed for an all weather walk. 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. Coniston is also home to the Ruskin Museum showcasing local history and features both Swallows and Amazons and the exploits of Donald Campbell as well as Ruskin himself.
Stunning views across to Coniston Water
2 King size bedrooms
1 bunk room (not suitable for adults as not full size beds)
Bathroom with power shower over bath
Patio area (not enclosed) with seating
Sloping meadow garden with breathtaking views
Wood burning stove
Private parking for 2 cars
Secure bike store / drying area / utility washer room
Wood burning stove
Gas central heating