Wainwright Cottage is named after famous Lake District walker and guide writer A W Wainwright. It is the end property of a row of attractive small Lakeland slate terraced cottages, built in the early 1800s to home the copper mine workers. The terrace has cottages of varying styles, and was originally built for the middle management, as they liked being closer to the village.
Ideally situated the delights of Coniston village are less than a 10 minute stroll downhill. The cottage enjoys fantastic views from both the cottage garden, sitting room and master bedroom which all look out over the village and towards Coniston Water and the rolling Grizedale hills beyond.
Three slate steps take you up to the shared porch and your front door. First stop the living room: two double leather sofas in front of a wood burning stove, plenty of space to get cosy and snug. The sitting room also enjoys TV, DVD & CD player, should you ever bore of the view.
The dining kitchen to the rear of the cottage is modern in style with slate floor and dining table for four. Well-appointed the kitchen benefits from electric hob & oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave & washer/dryer.
Upstairs are a double room looking out towards the lake and a flexible double or twin at the back. Both have en suite facilities.
Bedroom 1 - double bed & en-suite bathroom with shower over & W.C.
Bedroom 2 - king size bed (or twin 2'6" single beds) & en-suite with shower room & W.C, lake views.
There's a steep garden across Vale View lane that has the views you'd wish for, but it's a bit too precarious for smaller children. However it's still perfect for some adult outdoor dining and soaking up the vistas from the top terrace, complete with garden furniture.
Gas central heating, initial logs for open fire, electricity & bed linen.
Available to hire
Towels, travel cot & high chair.
Parking for 1 car by the cottage.
Other parking in the area.
Buses, pubs, restaurants & shops 600 yards.
The garden is not suitable for unsupervised children.
The lane to the cottage is steep, twisty & narrow! Please drive carefully.
Public Transport 600 yards
Pub 600 yards
Shop 600 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.