Poppy Cottage is an enchanting 200 year old cottage. It is set on the lower slopes of a mountain above the picturesque village of Coniston. Here you can soak up the very best of both worlds. The cottage is strolling distance from bustling Coniston village centre and the shores of Coniston Water. Yet it is set in absolute peace and quiet within a dreamy cottage garden. The garden commands breathtaking views of the dramatic surrounding mountains. The panorama includes amazing views of the Old Man Mountain and old copper mines. Complete with waterfalls and luscious bluebell woods on your doorstep.
This beautiful place offers a fantastic base from which to explore this vibrant village, the magic of Coniston Water and also the wider Lake District. A tiny lane ends in a terrace of three cottages, dazzling white against the backdrop of the fells. Step inside and be transported to the classy interior.
The decor of Poppy Cottage combines contemporary luxury with cosy styling. Cream walls in the open plan living room contrast with beams and glossy oak floorboards. Rich brown leather mixes with cream canvas chairs. At the centre is a wooden spiral staircase.
Luxurious bedrooms with sleigh beds and magical views, one with tiny stable door to the garden. Another with freestanding roll top bath. Everything feels generous including the Shaker-style kitchen lavishly equipped. A magical cottage and perfect at every time of the Lakeland year.
Accommodation in detail
Poppy Cottage is a private drive with ample parking for 3. You can walk through the wild meadow garden or pathway to the cottage entrance. The living / dining room is a beautiful space with oak beams and floor, open log fire, sumptuous furnishings and Bose entertainment centre with all essential Wi Fi.
A spiral wooden staircase leads to bedroom 2 from the living room. The shaker style kitchen has a vaulted ceiling and everything you may need. Bedroom 1 features oak beams and floor with a king size sleigh bed with pitched roof and strategically placed roof light for stargazing. Plus don't forget the roll top bath!
Bedroom 2 can be approached via the spiral staircase. It is a quaint loft room with more stargazing. It has a miniature stable door down stone steps to the garden, king size sleigh bed and en-suite shower room. Bedroom 3 with French single sleigh bed / day bed. This room also doubles as a great second sitting room.
A Coniston holiday cottage takes you slightly away from the hustle and bustle of Bowness and Lake Windermere. Meet a wilder landscape full of adventure. Coniston Water is famous for its part in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons. Peel Island was 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. It is 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. 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. It is an impressive residence overlooking the lake. It was 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.
Stylish Lakeland cottage
2 king-size sleigh bedrooms
1 French single bedroom
Luxurious en-suite shower room
Luxurious shower room
Roll top bath
Bose home entertainment centre
5 minute walk to the village centre and lake
Private parking for 3
Stable doors and beams
Enclosed gorgeous cottage garden with patios, wild meadow,
Garden furniture and woodland glade
Smeg range duel fuel cooker
5 ring gas hob
Fridge & freezer
Butlers sink and smoothie maker
Gas central heating