Thwaite Cottage (sleeps 2 - 8) - extensive private grounds
Cottages in Coniston VillageSleeps 8
Sleeps - 8, Bedrooms - 4
Bathrooms - 4
Pets - Yes
Parking - Yes
Wi-Fi - Yes
Log Fire - Yes
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- Beautiful period property
- Perfect for families and groups of friends
- Idyllic location
- Secure bike storage available
Thwaite cottage is a charming whitewashed family home dating back to the 1500s, set in a quiet, sunny location on the outskirts of Coniston with seasonal views over the lake towards Grizedale Forest, the village and Coniston Old Man.
The extensive grounds were frequently visited by the leading Victorian art critic John Ruskin, who lived across the lake at Brantwood and who wrote about the enclosed garden. There are over two lovely acres of both soft landscaped and wildly roaming gardens at the front, side and rear, ideal for socialising or gentle contemplation. There are numerous specimen trees, shrubs and bushes throughout, and the bluebells are a riot of colour in spring.
The traditional Lakeland entrance porch, ideal for coats and boots, leads to a collection of inviting rooms, each with its own historic features. The lovely and airy sitting room has a large fully working fireplace, antique alcove cupboards, panelling, a window seat, period fire surround and shuttered windows. You can eat and entertain in either the super country-style kitchen or the adjoining dining room. All the rooms have decorative beams.
Upstairs there are wonderful bedrooms, most with window seats, and a sunroom/studio to escape to, with its own TV and a panoramic view over the fields to the lake.
The cottage is large enough for family gatherings yet cosy enough for two.
The cottage can be found tucked away along a flat private drive shared with adjoining National Trust properties. Whilst its location is away from the hustle and bustle of Coniston, the village’s pubs, restaurants and shops are within easy walking distance. There is parking space for numerous cars.
*psst: In 2014 the ITV drama 'Safe House' was filmed in the property behind Thwaite Cottage and the gardens of Thwaite Cottage were used during some scenes!
Facilities in briefSleeps 2 - 8
Lakeland entrance porch, with slate floor and seating.
Sitting room with leather sofas, upholstered chairs, an open fully working log fire, colour TV and DVD, and a collection of DVDs, books and board and other games.
Large kitchen, fully-fitted with a tall larder fridge, microwave, double electric oven and hob and dishwasher.
Dining room with a period fireplace, window seat and shutters and a dining table for 8.
Utility room with freezer, washing machine, tumble drier and extra pantry space.
The landing provides access to four double bedrooms, all light and airy, enjoying super views towards the lake and fells.
Bedroom 1, with double bed with adjacent bathroom with shower & wc.
Bedroom 2, with super king size bed or two 3ft twin single beds with adjacent bathroom with shower & wc.
Bedroom 3, with double bed, en suite shower room & wc.
Bedroom 4, with a king size or two 2ft 6 twin beds with adjacent bathroom with shower and separate wc.
Sunroom/studio with colour TV and DVD.
Extensive enclosed private grounds with lawns, patio and woods.
Steep slate steps to a covered stone “Lookout” with bench and high views to the lake and forest (please tread with care).
Garden furniture and BBQ stand.
Covered secure storage for bicycles, etc.
300 yards from the lake.
Bed linen, towels, electricity, Wi-Fi, oil-fired central heating & initial logs for the fire.
Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.
Gravelled parking area for numerous cars.
|A lovely period cottage in Coniston, Thwaite Cottage was just what we were looking for. We had a family weekend away, so that's 4 adults, 2 children and a dog, for a surprise 70th birthday. We all settled in very quickly and it felt really cosy. The cottage is very peaceful although in a great location being less than a mile to the middle of Coniston. Although take a torch as the road to the cottage itself isn't lit. It has some quirky features such as low ceilings in places and low doorways (just be careful to mind you head) and almost all of the floors upstairs are wonky. It really isn't a problem though and adds to the quaint feel of the cottage. The kitchen is well appointed and had everything we needed - oven, micro, dishwasher (thank goodness), lots of crockery and tableware, etc. It's not massive but we managed fine as an 8. There are 4 bathrooms all with showers although a combination of over the bath and show cubicles. The garden is lovely. Lots of levels so be careful for older members of the family with a couple of sets of slate steps. Beautiful views over the valley if you can make it to the top. Overall we were really pleased with the cottage, its location, the cleanliness and would stay again. We would recommend it to others too.|
|A.N, Sep 2016|
|Such a lovely cottage with lovely gardens, a well stocked kitchen, set in a fantastic location and very clean on arrival. Overall we very much enjoyed our stay and we will return.|
|C.M, Sep 2016|
|Very comfortable with all we could need, garden lovely and suitable for all ages.|
|M.J, Jul 2016|
|We stayed at Thwaite Cottage in March as a trial run for my 60th Birthday this September- both occasions have been excellent.|
|Mr and Mrs Dodd, Sep 2015|
|A lovely cottage. Really well equipped, kitchen in particular. Everything was right for 8 people. Great having 4 bathrooms. Grounds delightful and location excellent. Convenient for the village and great for walks from the door.|
|Mrs Ogg, Sep 2015|
|A very well equipped and atmospheric place to stay. We all enjoyed our time here very much.|
|L.H, Aug 2015|
|Beautiful cottage, very pleased!
Very clean, neat and tidy.
|A.R, Jun 2015|
|Lovely cottage, thank you!|
|S.G, Jun 2015|
|A really lovely cottage which felt homely and lived in. Everything you could need has been provided. Lovely and warm, the garden at this time of year is beautiful!|
|A.N, Feb 2015|
|Glad to return, it was lovely to see the cottage and garden in all its Autumn glory- a whole different look. Cosy and warm in front of the log fire.|
|T.W, Nov 2014|
|Quite delightful- hope to return again.|
|Howards, Nov 2014|
|Lovely comfortable home in beautiful surroundings- a great place to stay and relax.|
|A and S, Nov 2014|
|Great stay for our big family celebrations- 70th birthday, 80th birthday and a 50th wedding anniversary. Perfect family home.|
|Metcalfe, Oct 2014|
|A relaxing break in beautiful surroundings. Thank you.|
|Ron, Sep 2014|
|Very comfortable stay in delightful surroundings. Great memories and hope to visit again soon.|
|B.K, Sep 2014|
|A lovely place to relax, very cosy. A lovely home.|
|M.C, Jul 2014|
|We are so glad to have been the first guests at Thwaite Cottage. We have loved our stay in this beautiful house with its stunning garden. Such a fantastic location.|
|E.W, Apr 2014|
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