Top 10 Holiday Cottages in Coniston
Coniston is one of the gems of the lake district, tourists flock here to walk the Old Man of Coniston, one of the most iconic peaks in the area. The lake is a hub or all sorts of watersports and the village itself offers a range of pubs and restuarants. The area is dotted with holiday cottages, offering everything from traditional miners cottages to compact pods overlooking the lake. Below we run through out pick of the 10 best holiday cottages in Coniston.
Puddleduck House is a 3-bedroom house located just outside Coniston in the hear of the Lake District National Park. You are literally a stone’s throw for the pubs and restaurants in the village of Coniston and a 5-minute walk from Coniston Water. Inside you’ll find a log burner, wall mounted TV and dining seating for 6 people. There is a downstairs washroom and small yard at the back. There’s also a separate large garden with seating and BBQ equipment, and stunning views of the old man of Coniston. Pets are welcome and there’s parking for 2 cars.
Ruskin Avenue, Coniston
Browside Cottage in Little Arrow, in between Coniston and Torver. This 6-bedroom cottage sleeps 1, with great views across Coniston Water. There are several paths leading straight from the cottage over the fells and up the ‘old man’. There is an enclosed garden, perfect for dogs. Torver is half a mile along the old railway line, with some great places to eat, including the Wilson Arms, and the church house Inn. Coniston itself is around 2miles away with several pubs, restaurants, cafes and a fish and chip shop.
Little Arrow, Coniston, Cumbria. LA21 8AU
Ash Gill Cottage
Ash Gill Cottage is in the village of Torver, around 2 miles from Coniston. The cottage sleeps 6 people, with parking for 4 cars. The local pubs of Torver are a short walk away, and there are several walks directly from the cottage. You are also a short walk from Crook Barn Stables, where you can book horse riding, with Hawkshead and Ambleside easily accessible by car.
Swangs Cottage is a 16th century cottage in Lowick Green offering amazing views over Crake Valley and the ‘old man’. This cottage is picture perfect, with bundles of character. Swangs cottage is a rural delight, 3 miles from Coniston Water and sitting next to just 3 other cottages in the middle of open farmland. There is parking for 2 car and enclosed gardens. You can walk to the Farmers Arms pun in a couple of minutes, serving a selection of real ales, and the Royal Oak in Spark Bridge is a 5-minute walk away.
Mountain cottage is located on the outskirts of Coniston, only 5-minute walk to the village centre and 10 minutes from the lake. The cottage itself was built in the 19th century and has been tastefully renovated into an idyllic holiday cottage. The cottage sleeps 5 comfortably in 3 bedrooms and has numerous outdoor spaces for relaxing and enjoying the sunshine.
Coniston cottage is a granite miners cottage dating back to the 19th century. It has been fully refurbished over recent years and now offers cosy luxury overlooking Coniston Water.
How Head Cottages
There are two cottages at How Head available to rent, Badger’s cottage and Mole’s Cottage. Both have views across the lake and private outside seating areas with gardens. Badger’s cottage offers stunning views from the lounge, while the same amazing view can be enjoyed from the sunroom in Mole’s Cottage. Both are one bedroom and pet friendly. The cottages have been refurbished and decorated to a very high standard.
How Head Cottage, East of Lake Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AA
Holmthwaite is a luxury Victorian townhouse, situated in the very heart of Coniston, perfect for the pubs and restaurants in the village. The house has 6 large bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, perfect for larger group getaways. There is parking for 2 cars and a private garden. This property offers so much on the doorstep, from a lunch at the Bluebird Café, to dinner in one of the local pubs, try the Sun Inn after a day on the hills or the Black Bull to try one of their own locally brewed ales. There’s also an Indian restaurant and chippy within 2 minutes’ walk. Holmthwaite, Tilberthwaite Avenue, Coniston, LA21 8ED
Carries Gate Cottage
Carrie’s Gate Cottage is a stunning luxury cottage, situated just above Coniston village, with sweeping views across the lake. From the cottage you can head straight up the mountain to the ‘old man’ or head down to the village a couple of minutes’ walk away to enjoy the numerous pubs and restaurants. The 2-bedroom cottage has been finished to a very high standard. The cottage also features a terrace to the front to enjoy the amazing views over Coniston Water.
Pod Cottage at Howe Farm is a 5-minute walk from the village and is described as a ‘luxury mega-pod’. This really is a cosy bolthole, measuring 7m by 3m, but it does offer everything you could need for a short stay in Coniston. As it’s located on a farm, the chickens and sheep are never far from your door. The pod has great views across the fells.
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