Bridge House is the largest of the Bridge Cottages and one of the oldest buildings in the village. Over 300 years, they have formerly been the village post office, a butcher and around the beginning of the 1900s, a well-known restaurant. Though centrally located for all the goodies Coniston has to offer, The Bridge House is pleasantly secluded and peaceful.
The house is large enough for 8 but if you have a bigger group, you can be linked to The Bridge Suite next door, for an additional two bedrooms (and bathroom) thus extending the sleeping capacity from 8 to 12. If you wanted even more room, you could also link, via the porch, to The Old Post Cottage, which has room for 4, and so groups of up to 16 are easily and comfortably accommodated together. Ideal for those big family get-togethers and celebrations.
The house is ideally situated in the centre of Coniston and just a short walk from the church, local stores, gift shops, caf?s and numerous pubs. Popular valley and mountain walks including the Old Man of Coniston & Tarn Hows can be accessed from the front door and the lake shore is less than a 15 minute stroll away.
A slated entrance leads you into a huge kitchen/dining room, which can seat up to 20. Double hobs, ovens and slate work tops makes catering for big groups easy and hopefully hassle-free! The kitchen is fully fitted with gas range cooker & large hob, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, dryer & fridge/freezer.
The sitting room has ample space for the largest of groups to relax comfortably in. The central focus of the room is the impressive slate log fire, perfect for admiring on a cold winters night. There is also a TV & DVD player to keep the little (and big) ones entertained.
To help keep the living areas tidy the house also benefits from a cloakroom, perfect for wet jackets, boots and bags.
There is also a separate WC, helpful should you just need to nip in from the hot tub.
There's plenty of room upstairs too, with 4 doubles (or twins) and all with their own en suite bath/shower rooms.
Bedroom 1 - king size bed (or twin 2'6" single beds), en-suite shower & WC
Bedroom 2 - king size bed (or twin 2'6" single beds) en-suite bathroom with shower & WC
Bedroom 3 - king size bed (or twin 2'6" single beds) en-suite shower room with WC
Bedroom 4 - king size bed (or twin 2'6" single beds) en-suite bathroom with WC & shower
*Two 'Extra Bedrooms' (The Bridge Suite) can be connected & booked alongside The Bridge House allowing the property to sleep 12.
A small private decked area to rear of cottage with garden furniture and outdoor hot tub.
You will have exclusive use of a hot tub for the duration of your stay. We aim to prepare all hot tubs ready for guest arrival, however for the benefit of all users we must comply with very high Health & Hygiene standards when servicing and maintaining our hot tubs. In the event of the hot tub needing a full service following a departure, we cannot guarantee the water in the hot tub will be hot enough for use the night of your arrival.
Gas, gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, initial logs for the fire, Wi-Fi.
Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair
Parking for 3 cars on the gravelled driveway to front of property. Extra parking available nearby.
Public Transport 200 yards
Pub 50 yards
Shop 50 yards
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 and a whole host of water sports can be enjoyed down at the boating centre. 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 lies Brantwood the Victorian home of philosopher John Ruskin, where regular events and art courses 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 are nearby and prove to be ever popular with visitors of all ages.
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About Coniston Village
In the heart of the English Lake District lies the historical copper mining village of Coniston, perfectly positioned alongside the picturesque Coniston Water and underneath the majestic Coniston Fells of which Coniston Old Man, 2635ft, is the most famous. With the largest range of cottages in the area we are sure to help you find your perfect Coniston cottage.