Situated on the idyllic North Eastern side, of Coniston Water, the delightful Lake House forms part of the historic Lane Head property. Whilst the Lake House adjoins the main house, it is perfectly positioned so as not to be overlooked, instead the house enjoys magnificent views towards the lake and the Coniston fells beyond.
Whether or not you've read Arthur Ransome's books about the Swallows & Amazons, based around Coniston Water this charming area of the Lake District is sure to inspire all who visit. It is believed that Arthur Ransome, a close friend of William 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.
For those who wish to explore the local area the Lakeland village of Coniston and its amenities are just over a mile away and heading off in the other direction will lead you to the picture perfect village of Hawkshead, Tarn Hows and the enchanting Grizedale Forest. Brantwood House, the historic home of John Ruskin is situated nearby and encompasses a museum, delightful gardens and vibrant arts scene.
Outdoor enthusiasts won't be disappointed here, there are an abundance of footpaths, varied cycle ways and multitude of water based activities available from the front door.
In essence this simply alluring Lakeland home affords its guests the very best of all worlds. Ideal for relaxation, exploration and adventure or a healthy mix of everything. Perfect for couples, friends and families alike.
Please note Lake House may be booked independently for up to 6 guests or with Lane Head for groups of up to 41 people.
Entrance to the kitchen/dining room, a bright and well-appointed room with all mod cons, electric cooker/hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer.
To access the living area, a short flight of steps leads from the kitchen. A spacious and welcoming sitting room can be found just off the hallway. Complete with lake and mountain views this delightful room offers comfortable sofas, log burning stove and wide screen TV, perfect for cosy nights and lazy days. Guests can also access the enclosed private terrace garden from the sitting room through the large French doors, the perfect space to sit, drink in the scenery and watch the world pass by.
Stairs lead up from the hallway to three stylish bedrooms along with the master bathroom. All bedrooms are situated at the front of the house and enjoy fantastic views.
Bedroom 1 - king size four-poster bed and en-suite walk in shower room.
Bedroom 2 - twin single beds.
Bedroom 3 - bunk bed room, best suited for children but with full sized beds.
House Bathroom - with bath & over bath shower, W.C & washbasin.
Delightful enclosed private terrace garden, with patio, lawn and flowerbeds, looking towards Coniston Water and the fells beyond.
Environmentally friendly, carbon neutral Biomass heating, electricity, bed linen, towels & Wi-Fi.
Driveway parking for 2 cars.
Public Transport 1.5 miles
Pub 1.5 miles
Shop 1.5 miles
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 Lake House 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.
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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.
Today the village is welcoming, warm and friendly. The two Victorian streets still house traditional shops such as the village butcher, grocer, bakery, newsagent, dairy, five pubs, several cafes and highly acclaimed restaurant (Steam Bistro), so there’s enough to keep you occupied during your time here.