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Coniston Bank Cottage

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972660)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Miss Crampton

    “Fabulous cottage, high interior standards, family friendly, ideal location with the ultimate view across Coniston.”

    Exceeded all expectations

    Exceeded all expectations


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
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  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

This lovely traditional stone cottage is located just above the Lake District town of Coniston, close to Bowmanstead and within easy reach of the lake and The Old Man of Coniston fell.

Dating back to 1850, Coniston Bank Cottage has stone flagged floors in the lounge, exposed stone walls, and an Inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove for a cosy feel, and the garden with its patio area has spectacular views over Coniston Water.

With such a range of activities within easy reach, and a lovely cottage to stay in, it’s ideal for families.

The lounge is the ultimate in traditional cosy cottage living, with its beautiful Inglenook fireplace, and the perfectly placed window seat to take in the views of the countryside and the lake.

Comfortable sofas are arranged to make a relaxing space, with a Freeview TV and DVD player.

The stone flags continue into the kitchen, which is surprisingly modern with everything you could need for your holiday, including an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, tumble dryer and a washing machine.

The master double bedroom has a king-sized bed, with lovely wooden furniture, and another window seat for relaxing whilst enjoying the view.

The twin bedroom has twin single beds and has the same beautiful furniture as the master bedroom.

Finally, the beautifully tiled modern bathroom has a shower over the bath, a WC and a hand basin.

At the front of the cottage, you’ll find the lovely garden with a patio, and seating available, for relaxing hours spent enjoying the views and perhaps having a glass of wine or two.

Coniston village is very close to the cottage.

It’s a lovely place, with plenty of shops, pubs and eateries – perfect if you don’t want to cook.

You don’t have to go far for amazing hikes and views, with the Old Man of Coniston mountain an easy walk away.

And for rock climbing and hill walking, you’re very close to Furness Fells and Grizedale Forest.

Then, of course, there’s the lake on your doorstep, with kayaking, boating and canoeing available, and the Steam Yacht Gondola.

Take the Hodge Close Trail, visit the John Ruskin Museum or Brantwood, his home and gardens, then take a nature and wildlife tour with Bluebird Tours.

Going further afield, you can take a trip to Ambleside, to cruise Lake Windermere, visit Wray Castle, Wordsworth’s home at Rydale Mount and Gardens.

Or take in some culture at the Old Courthouse Gallery for art, and Zeffirelli's and Fellini's for cinema and jazz.

At Grasmere, you can see Dove Cottage, Wordsworth’s more famous home, and visit the Wordsworth Museum.

Beatrix Potter fans will love Hawkshead, with her house at Hill Top, and the Beatrix Potter Gallery, or get adventurous with Go Ape, for tree top fun and zip wires.

And all of these are within easy reach of your cottage.

This is a beautiful cottage that has everything you need for a family holiday, and you couldn’t be better placed to explore all the Southern Lakes has to offer.


Two bedrooms: 1 x master double room with a king-size bed, 1 x twin. Bathroom with shower over bath, WC and basin. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with Inglenook fireplace and a wood burning stove.


  • Gas central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, tumble dryer and washing machine
  • Freeview TV and DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Wifi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 2 cars, private garden, 1 well-behaved dog welcome
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Note: Max 4 adults.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location


Hawkshead 4 miles; Ambleside 8 miles.

Nestling at the head of Coniston Water, the pretty village of Coniston is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Lake District National Park, making it a superb base for touring, with Hawkshead, Ambleside, Windermere and Grasmere just a short drive away. Superb walking, mountain biking and climbing are available locally on Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam, and the lovely woodland trails at Grizedale Forest. For watersports enthusiasts, the quiet lake is ideal for dinghy sailing and canoeing, whilst the less active can enjoy a leisure cruise on the beautiful steam yacht 'Gondola’, or visit Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin. Nearby attractions include the award-winning village of Hawkshead, home of the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Tarn Hows, one of the most visited beauty spots in the country and Esthwaite Water, famous for its fishing. A first class holiday location at any time of the year.

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