Spark Bridge is a former mill village in Cumbria, set within the Lake District National Park, on the banks of the River Crake. Canoeists frequently use the village green as a base to moor and explore the area on foot. Self-catering holidays in Spark Bridge offer the perfect base for discovering the Lake District. The village is less than four miles from Coniston Water, one of the region’s most famous lakes, and is 14 miles from Lake Windermere. Within the village itself, there are two historic pubs nestled between beautiful white painted cottages. The Royal Oak is a cosy 17th century pub set on the river. With an open fire, good food and real ales, the pub is a popular spot for a hearty lunch after exploring the countryside. A short stroll away, the Farmers Arms is home to a stable bar with beautiful wooden beams and a log fire. 

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Coniston Water is just a 10-minute drive from your holiday cottage in Spark Bridge. Stretching for an impressive five miles, it is the third-largest lake in the Lake District National Park and feeds the River Crake. Remains of agricultural settlements from the Bronze Age are dotted around the shores of the lake, and in the 13th and 14th centuries, it was an important source of fish for the monks of Furness Abbey. 

Today, Coniston Water is an excellent spot for kayaking and canoeing. Holiday cottages in Spark Bridge are in an excellent position from which to explore Lake Windermere, one of the most popular attractions in the park. Here, pleasure boats cruise along the calm waters offering spectacular views of the towering mountains beyond. There are several excellent family attractions in the area, including The World of Beatrix Potter and Wray Castle, a grand Gothic Revival castle on the shore of the lake.