Coniston is a quiet village, nestled in the glorious countryside of the southern Lake District. A holiday cottage in Coniston is hard to beat if you’re looking for a tranquil Lakeland base from which to explore this spectacular region. On one side of the village lies sparkling Coniston Water and on the other, the imposing mountain known as the Old Man of Coniston. Whether you’re planning on spending your break rambling through Cumbria’s unspoiled countryside, sailing, wildlife-watching or visiting quaint Lakeland villages, there’s no shortage of things to do on self-catering holidays in Coniston. Some of the area’s most picturesque walking routes meander through the Coniston Fells and nearby Grizedale Forest, and a famous rock-climbing spot can be found at Dow Crag.
Browside is a pet-friendly Lake District holiday cottage with stunning fell views down to Coniston Water welcomes large families or groups of friends. Sleeping 14, this large warm and cosy house located in a walker's paradise includes a hot tub for relaxing after a day in the fells.
With glorious views looking down onto Coniston Water, Underwood is a beautifully presented single-story Lake District holiday cottage with private hot tub for families of friends wishing to spend time in this Cumbrian Walkers paradise. Sleeps 6. Pets welcome.
Becks Fold is a large Lake District holiday cottage with a grandiose decor and a modern style. Double height ceilings, original vaulted beams and underfloor heating create a sense of charm. At this truly warming and inviting secluded rural retreat close to Lake Coniston in Cumbria. Sleeps 10.
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The historic village of Coniston lies on the western shore of Coniston Water, which, at five miles long, is the Lake District’s third largest lake. Hire a boat or bike from Coniston Boating Centre and while away an afternoon exploring. Overlooking the eastern shore is Brantwood, which was once the home of John Ruskin and is open to visitors, with exhibitions and beautiful gardens. Don’t miss the Ruskin Museum, where the story of Donald Campbell, who died during his attempt to break a world record in his speedboat, is told. For a more sedate look at the lake, climb aboard the Steam Yacht Gondola, a lovely Victorian-style steamboat which runs luxury cruises. As you wander around this Lakeland community, which has a fascinating history of slate quarrying and copper mining, you’ll discover a pleasant selection of independent businesses, including gift shops and cafes. If you fancy a pint of award-wining ale, head to the Black Bull Inn, a 400-year-old coaching inn at the foot of the fells, which is home to the renowned Coniston Brewing Company.