Within the quiet hamlet of Haws Bank just south of Coniston. Sunny Brae Cottage was built in the 19th century, on the site of The Penny Ale House used by the community of workers from Coniston Hall. These days, if you fancy a drink, you'll have to visit the local inn, The Ship, just up the road. And sadly the beer is no longer a penny!
From its superb positioning the delights of Coniston village & the lake shore can be accessed easily via footpaths through fields or along the old railway line. Alternatively should you be looking for something a bit more challenging then there's also plenty of easy access onto the fells and the Old Man of Coniston.
Enjoying the very best of both worlds, Sunny Brae is perfect for large active (and inactive) families or groups of friends!
There's an ornate porch, handy for muddy boots and outdoor gear that welcomes and leads you into the living room. Leather sofas surround the wood-burning stove and the big sash window looks over to the garden opposite. There's a TV & DVD player in here too should the views or the endless outdoor adventures tire you out.
The large dining kitchen can easily accommodate five diners, and has all the mod cons you'll need, gas hob & oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, digital radio with iPod dock, microwave & washer drier. The window seat in here will provide a distraction and somewhere to sit and daydream.
A wide stairwell leads up, past a large sash window through which the sun pours, to the landing. Here a family up to five members can sleep comfortably, and each room with its own en-suite facilities. Even the single room has its own shower room.
Bedroom 1 - double bed & en-suite shower room with WC.
Bedroom 2 - twin single beds & en-suite bathroom with air spa bath, shower & WC.
Bedroom 3 - single bed & en-suite shower room with WC.
Across the quiet lane is a cottage garden. Enclosed, with mature planting, lawn and a decked area with barbecue, this is a beautiful secluded sanctuary, allowing guests somewhere to relax and enjoy the views of fells and mountains.
Gas fired central heating, Wi-Fi, wood burning stove, 1 bag of logs, electricity, bed linen & towels. Also little extras from the owners such as kindling, firelighters, dishwasher tablets, kitchen roll and hand wash.
Available to hire
Travel cot, stair gate & high chair.
Parking for 2 cars outside of cottage.
Public Transport 100 yards
Pub 300 yards
Shop ? mile
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.
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.