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Lane Head, Nr. Coniston (sleeps up to 35) - large group accommodation NEW for 2017

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Sleeps 35
Nr. Coniston
Sleeps - 35, Bedrooms - 8
Bathrooms - 8
Pets - Yes
Parking - Yes
Wi-Fi - Yes
Log Fire - Yes
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An exceptional period property situated on the eastern shores of Coniston Water. Historically this impressive home was once owned by William Collingwood, secretary to John Ruskin and a renowned artist in his own right. Furthermore it is believed that Arthur Ransome, a close friend of Collingwood and author of the world famous Swallows & Amazons, spent much time at Lane Head and taught Collingwood's grandchildren to sail on the lake.

Standing in an elevated position overlooking Coniston Water, the village and the dramatic fells beyond, Lane Head is superbly situated for those who wish to explore the delights of the local area. Outdoor enthusiasts will revel in endless water based activities available on Coniston Water & within the Coppermines Valley whilst cyclists both road and mountain, will relish the varied routes available straight from the front door, including Grizedale Forest and its renowned North Face trail.

Culture lovers will find solace in the nearby Brantwood House, the historic home of John Ruskin which now encompasses a museum, delightful gardens and vibrant arts scene. Lane Head’s setting alone should be enough to inspire any visitor and allow creative juices to flow, whether by painting the surrounding landscape as Collingwood did many years ago, or enjoying blissful yoga classes on the front lawn.
Now lovingly refurbished to offer its guests simple, spacious, comfortable & practical accommodation, this magnificent home can adequately sleep up to 35 within eight roomy en suite bedrooms, the majority of which enjoy breath-taking lake and mountain views.

With an array of activities on offer for all guests, Lane Head is a Lake District home like no other. A fantastic & unique base to come together and enjoy outdoor education courses, activities, celebrations and much more. Perfect for corporate and independent groups, friends and families alike.

Please note Lane Head may be booked independently for up to 35 guests or with Lake House next door for groups of up to 41 people.


Ground Floor:

Upon entering, guests will have full use of two comfortable reception rooms, a full catering kitchen, large dining room and dedicated storage area. The ground floor also benefits from spacious disabled accommodation, offering a suite suitable for wheel-chair users/ disabled visitors and carers. The ground floor and grounds are also suitable for wheel-chair users.
The two spacious bay fronted reception rooms enjoy superb views over Coniston Water and towards the village and fells. Both rooms are perfectly set up for relaxation. Comfortable seating, wood burning stoves & TVs ensure that all users are more than catered for.

The commercial kitchen is well equipped to cater for both small and large groups. Complete electric cooking facilities, 2 microwaves, dishwasher, ample fridge freezer space and laundry area. The most discerning chef should enjoy cooking here.

The large, airy dining room with its huge bay window overlooking Coniston Water & ornate ceiling easily seats everyone together. This is the perfect space for groups, large and small to gather. This room also comprises a food preparation area, dishwasher and free-standing island, perfect for serving and presenting.

A house of this size would not be complete without a designated cloakroom, complete with coat hooks & shoe racks. Perfect for drying and airing wet gear following a day of activities.

Disabled suite - Grizedale - sleeps 4
1 single electric care bed with a king sized bed & 1 single bed in a separate section of the room. There is an en-suite shower room with w.c and basin and a second en-suite wet room with w.c & low level basin, specially adapted for less able bodied guests including wheel-chair users.

First Floor:

Following the stairs the first floor extends out in both directions. Seven bright and comfortable en-suite bedrooms complete with storage are available, the majority of which enjoy stunning views across the grounds, lake and towards the fells. There are also two separate house w.c’s available on the first floor.

Tilberthwaite - sleeps 6
1 king size bed
2 sets of full size bunk beds
En suite shower room

Coppermines - sleeps 2
1 king sized bed
En suite shower room.

Windermere - sleeps 3
1 king sized bed
1 single bed
En suite shower room with w.c & basin
Separate house w.c.

Low Water Suite - sleeps 4
1 king sized bed in one room.
1 set of full sized bunk beds in adjoining room.
En suite shower room with w.c & basin

Wetherlam - sleeps 4
2 sets of full size bunk beds
En suite shower room with w.c & basin

Tarn Hows - sleeps 6
3 sets of full size bunk beds
En suite shower room with w.c & basin

Coniston - sleeps 6
3 sets of full sized bunk beds
En suite shower room with w.c & basin
Separate house w.c.

1.2 Acres of private gardens surround the house, overlooking the lake and dramatic fells beyond. This substantial lawned area complete with patio lends itself to al fresco dining, outdoor activities and whiling away lazy summer days.

Facilities included
Environmentally friendly, carbon neutral Biomass heating, electricity, bed linen and towels.

Available on request
2 travel cots & 2 high chairs

On drive parking for 8 cars directly outside the house.

Lane Head Activities

Working with local company Adventure 21 we are able to offer fantastic, flexible, educational and active stays in the heart of England’s adventure capital. Tailor make your stay to suit your group’s wants and needs. Fill your break with excitement and adrenalin or choose less energetic past times alongside plenty relaxation or enjoy a healthy mixture. All activities are immediately onsite at Lane Head or not far from the doorstep. If you want to run a course from knitting to paragliding, Lane Head is the ideal base. A large and versatile space in an amazing setting.

Should you have any special requests or ideas then please talk to us, we would be more than happy to help.

Half or Full day activity sessions can be selected on the online booking form and preferred activities confirmed with the provider, subject to availability & confirmed upon booking.Please see details below of activities currently available to book in conjunction with Lane Head.

Adventure 21 Half or Full Day:
  • Hill walking
  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Bushcraft
  • Rifle shooting
  • Team challenge tasks
  • Orienteering
  • Mountain biking (hire charge extra)
  • Gorge scrambling
  • Open canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Raft building
  • Canyoning and aquaseiling
  • Paint balling

Public Transport 1.5 miles
Pub 1.5 miles
Shop 1.5 miles

Local Attractions
Coniston is an excellent centre for outdoor enthusiasts, with some superb climbing, walking, water sports, fishing and cycling to be had all year round.

For cycling enthusiasts there are some fantastic trails to be found in the area and the delights of Grizedale Forest are only a short ride away. For runners of all abilities the Lakeland Trail series visits Coniston yearly offering 5k, 10k, marathon and half marathon options. A favourite events amongst visitors and locals is the annual Coniston 14, 13.9 miles of scenic beauty as runners of all ages lap Coniston Water. For endurance athletes the Montane Lakeland 100 & Lakeland 50 events depart from Coniston each July. A whole host of water sports can be enjoyed on the lake including open water swimming, sailing, canoeing/kayaking and boat hire. Lastly for those who come to walk the area, no trip to Coniston would be complete without a climb up the Old Man of Coniston.

However for those who like to keep their feet firmly on the ground there’s The Ruskin Museum, which depicts the fascinating history of the area including the famous water speed record attempt of Donald Campbell and on the eastern shores of the lake close to Lane Head lies Brantwood the Victorian home of philosopher John Ruskin, where regular events are held. Should you just wish to relax during your time here then the tremendous landscape of cascading waterfalls, streams, lakes and mountains should help you switch off from modern life. Delights such as Tarn Hows and Grizedale Forest and its visitors centre are nearby and prove to be ever popular with visitors of all ages.