Situated in a small terrace of mill workers cottages, on the edge of Coniston Village, Mill Dam Cottage is a quaint and quirky Lakeland cottage with lots of charm and character from its lows ceilings, steep cottage stairs and the occasional squeaky floor board! Situated in a clearing in the woods close to the mill beck with gardens to front and rear and glimpses of Coniston Water from the sitting room and master bedroom, this is a really delightful cottage and a real retreat to get away from it all for a few days.
With an endless choice of walks from the door, from a gentle stroll to and along the shores of Coniston Water to the high Coniston Fells, of Wetherlam, Dow Crag and the bridleway to Coniston Old Man passes close by, the popular village of Coniston a short walk away with local shops and traditional pubs serving great local produce, and a wealth of heritage waiting to be explored this really is the ideal place from which to explore.
Accommodation in detail
The cottage is approached via a narrow lane that winds up through the woods to the cottage and should be approached with care.
Entering through the front porch the sitting room is cosy with low ceilings, leather sofa and arm chairs, a log burning stove and views to the front garden and Coniston Water beyond. A TV projector is available for a night in front of the fire with a good film! The kitchen diner is at the rear or the property had is well appointed with electric hob and oven, dish washer, fridge freezer, family dining table and everything you could need for your stay. A back door leads from the kitchen to the rear garden which is accessed via a flight of stone steps.
Heading upstairs there are two bedrooms; a king size double to the front with views to the garden and the lake, across the small landing is the second bedroom a smaller double bedroom that looks across the roof tops to the surrounding woodland. Both bedrooms have their own TVs and are served by a family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Outside there is a shared garden area surrounded by woodland to the rear and a more formal garden to the front with laws, terraces and outdoor seating making it the ideal place to relax and enjoy a drink in the evening after a day on the fells and on a chilly evening why not light the chimenea.
The property has one parking space and the approach, after leaving the road through Coniston, is up a steep and narrow lane which requires care and is suitable for small and medium size cars.
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.
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.
Quaint Lakeland cottage in quiet location
1 King Size bedroom
1 Double bedroom
10 minutes walk from Coniston Village centre
Walks from the door
Front and rear garden
Log burning stove
Fridge / Freezer
Electric Storage Heating
Sorry No Pets