Picture perfect, Thwaite Cottage is a charming whitewashed family home dating back to the 1500s, set in a quiet & sunny location on the outskirts of Coniston, the cottages enjoys seasonal views over the lake towards Grizedale Forest, the village and Coniston Old Man.
Historically, 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 beautiful enclosed garden.
This characterful home enjoys the very best of both worlds, an idyllic positioning, tucked away along a country lane, away from the hustle and bustle of Coniston. However the village's pubs, restaurants and shops are still within easy walking distance.
If it's the outdoors you crave then footpaths & cycle ways are close by, leading to the village, lake & surrounding fells and woodland.
In essence Thwaite cottage is a must for romantics, friends, families & those seeking outdoor adventure straight from the doorstep.
Entrance through the traditional Lakeland porch, with traditional slate flagged floor this space is ideal for coats, boots and outdoor gear. From the porch, immediate entrance into the lovely and airy sitting room with comfortable seating, large open fireplace, antique alcove cupboards, panelling, a window seat, period fire surround and shuttered windows. To keep all visitors entertained there's a TV, DVD player, collection of DVDs, books and board games hidden away too.
From the sitting room entrance into the slate flagged hallway leading off in various directions, mind you head here are the original door frames are quite low. There's a large fitted country kitchen to the right with tall larder fridge, microwave, double electric oven, hob and dishwasher. Extending from the kitchen is the formal dining room, seating 8 with decorative beams, feature period fireplace, window seat and shutters.
Across from the kitchen guests have access to a utility room with freezer, washing machine & tumble dryer. There's also another access door here leading to the rear yard.
Up the stairs there are four wonderful bedrooms, most enjoying super views towards the lake and fells, plenty of bathrooms and a sunroom/studio.
Bedroom 1 - double bed with adjacent bathroom with shower & W.C.
Bedroom 2 - super king size bed (or twin single beds) with adjacent bathroom with shower & W.C.
Bedroom 3 - double bed, en suite shower room & W.C.
Bedroom 4 - king size bed (or twin 2'6'' single beds) with adjacent bathroom with shower and separate W.C.
Small sunroom with TV and DVD, the perfect space for children to call their own.
There are over two lovely acres of both soft landscaped and wildly roaming gardens at the front, side and rear, complete with garden furniture, 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. Steep slate steps lead to a covered stone ?Lookout? with bench and high views to the lake and forest (please tread with care).
There is covered secure storage available for bicycles and other outdoor equipment.
Bed linen, towels, electricity, Wi-Fi, oil-fired central heating & initial logs for the fire.
Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.
Driveway parking area for numerous cars.
For fans of ITV drama 'Safe House', many scenes were shot in the neighbouring house using the gardens of Thwaite Cottage.
Public Transport 300 yards
Pub 0.5 mile
Shop 0.5 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. With the largest range of cottages in the area we are sure to help you find your perfect Coniston cottage.