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Melbourne House

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1009154)

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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • “Car scratched trying to get in the drive to the property not dog secure no access to garden safely only a wc not a bathroom as advertised single beds very uncomfortable lounge\dining room certainly too small for three couples to relax in!”

    Wc off kitchen very dangerous re: step should have a beware of step notice, parking within the area assigned to this property is horrendous shared area with cottage opposite definitely a no no! Overall a big disappointment especially for the amount paid!!! Definitely wouldn't recommend or return very disappointed!!

    Wc off kitchen very dangerous re: step should have a beware of step notice, parking within the area assigned to this property is horrendous shared area with cottage opposite definitely a no no! Overall a big disappointment especially for the amount paid!!! Definitely wouldn't recommend or return very disappointed!!

    - Tordoff, September 2021

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your recent stay at Melbourne house, we are sorry to hear that this property was not suitable for yourself. We do take care to ensure that our properties are listed and shown as accurately as possible. You can find further details of the property rooms in the summary section. Unfortunately, as car sizes and bed preferences are subject to change this can be difficult to accurately describe, as such we do have a dedicated reservations team on hand to answer any in depth questions such as these to help you pick the perfect property. Property Owner

The property

A quirky, stone-front cottage resting in the Lake District National Park, Melbourne House is a remarkable holiday home to base your family retreat to Cumbria.

Sitting within the idyllic village of Coniston, it's perfectly placed for a relaxing retreat, with fun-filled attractions just a short and scenic journey away.

The living/dining room is sure to be the social hub of your holiday, with ample space for everyone to gather on the inviting, red sofas amongst the woodburning stove, it makes a lovely spot to return to after a day of rambling in the National Park.

Toast to your terrific holiday around the dining table together, while the tasteful yellow walls bring a warming aura to the room, or in the summer months, sit outside and dine alfresco as your little ones and canine companions enjoy playing.

Also on the ground floor sits the kitchen/diner, with its beams bringing a rustic charm to the room, here you can find a wealth of wonderful appliances along with a charming spot to enjoy a hearty breakfast ahead of a day of adventure.

When the evening draws to a close, seek comfort in one of the three delightful bedrooms; on the ground floor sits a double room, wonderfully suited to those less able, it offers a lovely haven to rest your head, or head up the staircase to find the further two bedrooms, made up of a double a twin, it’s a fantastic layout for a family of four.

The bathroom also sits on the first floor, with its hues of blue bringing a brightness to the room, there's no better spot to begin your day in.

Sitting at the head of Coniston Water, the local village of Coniston is a wonderful location for those seeking tranquillity.

The village's amenities include a good selection of shops and eateries, as well as The Ruskin Museum being well-worth a visit to learn about the local heritage of the area alongside exhibits of John Ruskin and Donald Campbell.

Sitting within the Lake District, you can find a plethora of walking routes on your doorstep, with the nearby attraction of The Old Man of Coniston being renowned for its walking, climbing and mountain biking.

Visit popular Ambleside for easy access to Lake Windermere with its plethora of watersporting opportunities and waterside restaurants, as well as the town itself being home to The Bridge House, Stock Ghyll Force and the Armitt Library & Museum Centre, all well-worth visiting with their own unique experiences.

In easy reach of a range of outdoor activities and natural wonders, Melbourne House is the ultimate choice for your next family holiday to Cumbria.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart digital TV with Freeview and Netflix, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car, additional on-street parking available on the main road
  • Private garden with lawn
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Washing machine is in the shower room
  • Note: Dogs are to be kept downstairs
  • Note: There is a stream running alongside the grounds of the property, please ensure children and dogs are supervised at all times

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas