Towards the tip of Coniston Water, in the peaceful parish of Blawith, just south of Coniston, lies a charming cottage with historic links. Built in 1850 and originally a coach house for the large country house nearby. Middlefield Cottage has been carefully converted, retaining many of the original features. Lovingly refurbished, this welcoming home now offers comfortable accommodation for couples, families and friends alike.
Perfectly positioned, Middlefield is perfect for those looking for peace and tranquillity. The cottage enjoys delightful views across the unspoilt Crake Valley and up towards the Coniston Fells.
Lake District hot spots such as Coniston, Hawkshead and Ambleside are just a short drive away whilst the market town of Ulverston and its many amenities is also worth a visit.
The east side of Coniston Water is easily accessible and offers many hidden spots to picnic on the lake shore, launch a canoe or just simply watch the world pass by.
In essence Middlefield Cottage makes a fantastic base for those who wish to explore the quieter side of the Lake District.
Entrance Hall with plenty of space to kick off boots and jackets, there is also a conveniently placed toilet just off the hall.
The main hall is warm and welcoming and leads off to the main living areas. To the right is the cosy sitting room with multi fuel stove, HD TV with Free Sat HDR+ & DVD/VCR combi. This comfortable room is the perfect place to relax in after a day exploring. The sitting room also enjoys views to the garden & glimpses of the Coniston fells in the distance.
On the opposite side of the main hall is the light, bright and well-appointed dining kitchen with large dual fuel range cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer & radio/CD player. The perfect place to cook up a storm.
The pine stairway leads up towards a galleried landing and two comfortable en suite bedrooms.
Bedroom 1 - double 4-poster bed, TV-DVD combi & en-suite shower room with WC and underfloor heating.
Bedroom 2 - double bed, single bed, TV-DVD combi & en-suite bathroom with shower over, WC and underfloor heating.
Beautiful open cottage garden with lawn & garden furniture. A great place to spend a lazy summers day or evening.
Shared driveway, parking for 3 cars.
Gas fired central heating, electricity, bed linen, initial logs for the fire, Wi-Fi.
Available to hire
Towels, travel cot & high chair.
Public Transport 100 yards
Pub 1 mile
Shop 3-6 miles
A fantastic playground for families and outdoor enthusiasts, the Crake Valley has it all. Beacon Tarn, near Water Yeat offers explorers the chance walk and picnic or even take a quick dip. Cyclists of all abilities will revel in the trails and bridle ways that snake their way across the valley including the top rated Blawith Loop. Access to Grizedale Forest, which caters for a wide range of abilities including the famous North Face.
The Coniston Launch has various sailings to the south of the Lake, some giving interesting commentaries about the legendary Donald Campbell who raced his boat "Bluebird," on these waters, and also about the "Swallows and Amazons" adventures. The Launch stops at the Torver Jetty, also at the Lake Bank Jetty at Water Yeat, and Water Park at Nibthwaite and at the Parkamoor Jetty.
The X12 bus travels west of the Lake for those who would enjoy a car free day. However for drivers there is plenty of easy, and mostly free places to park near the Lake on both the south western and eastern shores, where there are many quiet shingle bays from which to enjoy the water. You can launch canoes and small boats, go paddle boarding or wind-boarding, Swim, or just relax in the clean, fresh air and admire the stunning views of the high fells.
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About The Crake Valley, Coniston Water
The idyllic Crake Valley to the south of Coniston, offers visitors solitude and tranquillity away from the buzz of the ever popular Lake District hotspots. The area was very much beloved by children’s author Arthur Ransome, and many outstanding features of the valley can be found within his classic “Swallows & Amazons”.