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Coniston accommodation in the Lake District

Coniston is located in the south west of the lake district adjacent to the lake Coniston water. To get to Coniston water you have to travel about 15km down a windy road from Ambleside. The village has a few shops, a gararge and several pubs, one of which brews its own beer on the premises. In the summer months you can sit on a boat and cruise the lake. Coniston is a lovely part of the Lake District worth stopping over and seeing, especially when the weather is good and the skies are clear. It is famous for the place where Donald Campbell made his water speed record attempts which ultimately claimed his life.
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Hotels in Coniston, The Lake District
 
Coniston accommodation - Waterhead
from £40
doubles, twins and family rooms

Situated alongside Coniston Water, the Waterhead is the perfect get away from the every day stresses. Waterhead is licensed for Civil Marriages / Partnerships and is a SMOKE FREE hotel. With a friendly 'home from home' feel, The Waterhead offers our guests the perfect holiday retreat. Relax in our comfortable lounge with views across the hotel lawns down to the lake. (back to top)


Coniston accommodation - Bluebird Lodge
from £70
doubles & twins rooms and family apartment

Ground floor guest house, five minutes stroll out side village, close to shops and pubs.Amazing views over the surrounding hills and fells. Relax in front of the log burner with a glass of wine admiring the view after a hard days walking the lakeland fells or climbing Coniston Old Man. A short walk takes you to the Lake where Donald Cambell attempted to make his water speed record. We also have our new fully furnished 2 bedroom self catering apartment for weekly stays,or a short break. (back to top)


Cottages in Coniston, Lake District
 
Coniston accommodation -  Newfield Cottage
from £392 for 3 nights
bungalow for six people

Conveniently located close to the heart of the village, this delightful Lakeland cottage has a wonderful rear view across to Yewdale Fell with a waterfall trickling down the mountainside. Standing as one of a pair, the cottage is attractively furnished, whilst retaining many of its original features and boasts an attractive corner cottage garden with wonderful views. Coniston is a beautiful and romantic valley surrounded by spectacular scenery and there is an excellent variety of pubs, shops and restaurants from 20 yards. Ambleside, Grasmere and Hawkshead are all within easy reach. (back to top)


Coniston accommodation -  Crook Farm
from £683 for 7 nights
cottage for six people

Tucked away on the edge of the attractive hamlet of Torver amidst the Lake District National Park, this traditional Cumbrian farmhouse provides an ideal holiday base with lovely views across the surrounding countryside. It boasts many interesting period and regional features: there is a Lakeland ‘keeping slab’ in the utility and a ‘Creole’ clothes rack in the kitchen. Carefully furnished to provide spacious Lakeland accommodation, it has a large garden and pleasantly wooded grounds that extend to over an acre – where wildlife is encouraged by the provision of a pond (toddlers beware!). There is a 2-acre paddock behind the house where children can play, subject to care being taken of the sheep and lambs. (back to top)


Coniston accommodation -  Holme Ground Farm
from £289 for 7 nights
cottage for six people

An ideal rural retreat, this cosy, comfortable, slate-built mid-terrace holiday cottage is surrounded by woodland and fell. Walks direct from the door, leading to nearby Tilberthwaite, Langdale Valley and The Old Man of Coniston. In a peaceful remote area, 11/2 mile up a lane from the road to Coniston, which is within easy reach, 3 miles, of the village with a 16th-century church. (back to top)


Coniston accommodation -  Rowlandson Ground Cottage
from £416 for 7 nights
cottage for four people

This charming semi-detached holiday cottage, formerly a monk’s retreat, dates back to 1640 and is full of delightful beams, stone floors and is prettily furnished. Situated above Lake Coniston amongst the woods, through which there is a short path down to the lake, the property is right in the heart of the Lakes National Park. It is situated 2 miles from Coniston, 5 miles from Ambleside, a mile from Tarn Howes, and with Grizedale Forest behind you. Windermere is a short ferry trip across the lake, and there is fabulous fell walking in the immediate area. (back to top)


Coniston accommodation -  Copper View
from £257 for 3 nights
cottage for six people

This spacious light and airy detached holiday bungalow has been totally refurbished to provide a cottage furnished and equipped to a very good standard, with gas coal-effect stove in the lounge and two bathrooms it is ideal for couples. There are breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains from the lounge’s big picture windows, whilst the superb kitchen makes the most of the views. It is a short walk from the bustling centre of Coniston with its numerous shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants. At the heart of the Lake District and Hawkshead, Ambleside and Hill Top Farm, Sawrey (the former home of Beatrix Potter), all a short drive away. (back to top)


Coniston accommodation -  Bend Or Bump
from £181 for 3 nights
cottage for four people

This 400 year old character holiday cottage has tiny windows, low and impressive beams, several antiques, a stone staircase and sloping floors for a holiday with a difference. Cosily furnished and equipped, there are breathtaking views of the fells from the back door of the cottage. It is just a short walk from the centre of Coniston with its shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs with Coniston Water beyond. Fabulous walking, literally from the door, from a location in the heart of the Lake District. (back to top)


Hawkshead accommodation - The Farm House
from £376 for 7 nights
cottage for eight to ten people

Thompson Ground is a working hill farm in the heart of Lakeland, with panoramic country views. Visitors here will soon find that this wonderful area is filled with a profusion of things to see and pursuits to enjoy, from walking in the beautiful Grizedale Forest and on the Langdales, and going pony trekking, to participating in the water sports and launch trips on nearby Windermere and Coniston Water. However you choose to spend your time, any of these four cosy and comfortable cottages make an ideal holiday base to come back to. The Lake District itself hardly needs any introduction. In addition to the choice natural scenery, amongst some of England’s finest, there are also lots of interesting ‘man-made’ attractions to visit (some more publicised than others). Why not start with the picturesque village of Hawkshead, which is 1/2 mile away. Beatrix Potter’s former home, Hill Top (NT), lies near Sawrey, whilst The Wordsworth Museum in nearby Grasmere, occupies Dove Cottage, which the poet William Wordsworth made his home between 1799 and 1808. There are also many NT properties in the vicinity, from the magnificent Levens Hall to the tiny Old Bridge House at Ambleside. (back to top)


Hawkshead accommodation - Cuckoo Cottage
from £284 for 3 nights
cottage for three people

Thompson Ground is a working hill farm in the heart of Lakeland, with panoramic country views. Visitors here will soon find that this wonderful area is filled with a profusion of things to see and pursuits to enjoy, from walking in the beautiful Grizedale Forest and on the Langdales, and going pony trekking, to participating in the water sports and launch trips on nearby Windermere and Coniston Water. However you choose to spend your time, any of these four cosy and comfortable cottages make an ideal holiday base to come back to. The Lake District itself hardly needs any introduction. (back to top)


Hawkshead accommodation - Tarns Cottage
from £296 for 7 nights
cottage for four or five people

Heart of Lakeland, with panoramic views A nature-lovers' paradise Wheelchair access in Tarns Cottage. Thompson Ground is a working hill farm in the heart of Lakeland, with panoramic country views. Visitors here will soon find that this wonderful area is filled with a profusion of things to see and pursuits to enjoy, from walking in the beautiful Grizedale Forest and on the Langdales, and going pony trekking, to participating in the water sports and launch trips on nearby Windermere and Coniston Water. However you choose to spend your time, any of these four cosy and comfortable cottages make an ideal holiday base to come back to. (back to top)


Hawkshead accommodation - White Moss
from £277 for 3 nights
cottage for three people

Thompson Ground is a working hill farm in the heart of Lakeland, with panoramic country views. Visitors here will soon find that this wonderful area is filled with a profusion of things to see and pursuits to enjoy, from walking in the beautiful Grizedale Forest and on the Langdales, and going pony trekking, to participating in the water sports and launch trips on nearby Windermere and Coniston Water. However you choose to spend your time, any of these four cosy and comfortable cottages make an ideal holiday base to come back to. The Lake District itself hardly needs any introduction. (back to top)


Hawkshead accommodation - Tarns Cottage
from £486 for 3 nights
cottage for eight people

In the heart of the Lake District beloved by Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, this elegantly refurbished detached house is quietly located on the outskirts of Hawkshead with wonderful open views to the front. The higgledy-piggledy village of old houses, archways and squares is mid-way between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water, with the Grizedale Forest on the doorstep. The Old Man of Coniston presents a challenge to energetic walkers, with more tranquil strolls around the shores or boat trips on the lakes as a leisurely option. The long sandy beaches just beyond the western Lake District fells are within 40 minutes drive and wherever you go in this beautiful area you are absolutely spoilt for choice of activities. (back to top)


Hawkshead accommodation - Yew Bank
from £954 for 10 nights
cottage for six people

Delightfully situated in secluded and peaceful surroundings, just a quarter of a mile from the heart of Hawkshead village, Yew Bank stands in almost 2 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland with superb views over Esthwaite Water towards Claife Heights, Latterbarrow and Kirkstone Pass. Dating from 1880 and adjoining another cottage, this stylish and spacious Lakeland residence has double glazing and is well furnished and equipped to provide very comfortable accommodation. The house has associations with Beatrix Potter, who lived in nearby Sawrey, and is well known for her children’s books featuring Peter Rabbit and his friends, but less well known as a successful Lakeland farmer and breeder of Herdwick sheep. The garden, enclosed by stone walling, has a patio, generous lawns and shrubs and a little bridge over a stream, making this a quiet retreat in a truly majestic location. (back to top)


Hawkshead accommodation - Drumlin
from £267 for 7 nights
cottage for five people

This architect designed holiday bungalow is situated in approximately 1/4 acre of grounds, close to Lake Windermere amongst pleasant woodland with mountain views from its hillside position on the outskirts of the picturesque historic village of Hawkshead. Situated at the head of Esthwaite Water, 2 miles from Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top farm, it is ideally located for walking and exploring the Lake District, as well as local attractions including Grizedale Forest and Tarn Howes. (back to top)


Coniston accommodation -  Old Stable cottage
from £216 for 2 nights
cottage for four people

Nestling under the Coniston Fells in the heart of the Lake District National Park, these two delightful E.T.C. `4 Star' adjoining cottages form a group of three converted from a 17th-century barn. Torver is a small picturesque village situated 3 miles south-west of Coniston in a beautiful and romantic valley, surrounded by spectacular scenery. The area abounds with woods, crags, streams and waterfalls, and is home to an abundance of wildlife including a variety of bird life, red squirrels and wild deer. Walks from the doorstep lead directly to Coniston Old Man and the shore of Coniston Water. Torver village which is welcoming, warm and friendly, has two pubs serving good food (660 yards). (back to top)


Coniston accommodation -  Old Dairy Cottage
from £187 for 2 nights
cottage for two people

Nestling under the Coniston Fells in the heart of the Lake District National Park, these two delightful E.T.C. `4 Star' adjoining cottages form a group of three converted from a 17th-century barn. Torver is a small picturesque village situated 3 miles south-west of Coniston in a beautiful and romantic valley, surrounded by spectacular scenery. The area abounds with woods, crags, streams and waterfalls, and is home to an abundance of wildlife including a variety of bird life, red squirrels and wild deer. Walks from the doorstep lead directly to Coniston Old Man and the shore of Coniston Water. Torver village is welcoming, warm and friendly, has two pubs serving good food (660 yards). (back to top)


Bowness accommodation -  Gilbank Cottage
from £235 for 7 nights
house for five people

Close to Esthwaite, Beatrix Potter’s cottage and Grizedale Forest, this peaceful traditional semi-detached Lakeland holiday cottage has views to mountains. It is well situated in the heart of the National Park with Coniston 5 miles, Ambleside 4 miles and Windermere 5 miles (by ferry) all easily accessible. The village of Hawkshead is 1 mile. This is a great location to experience the ’real’ Lake District. With quaint market towns, cobbled streets and traditional village life. The area is steeped in history and heritage, with 15th century buildings, historical ruins as well as many interesting museums and galleries to visit. There are National Trust gardens, boat trips to enjoy and excellent shopping to be found. (back to top)

 

Hostels close to Coniston, Cumbria
 
Hawkshead Accommodation - YHA Hawkshead
from £12
a range of rooms private and shared

Hawkshead is 7 minutes away from Coniston. This listed Regency mansion retains many of its original features including lavish plasterwork and a magnificently decorated cupola over the grand staircase. Overlooking the tranquil Esthwaite Water in the southern Lakes, it’s a gorgeous spot from which to explore the surrounding Beatrix Potter country. Hawkshead village, known as the prettiest village in the Lake District with clusters of whitewashed houses, is just a mile from the hostel. (back to top)


Ambleside accommodation - Ambleside Backpackers
from £16
a range of rooms private and shared

Ambleside is 11 minutes away from Coniston. Offers the best backpacker facilities in the area:
* Reasonable charges with longer stay reduction.
* Ideally situated, 5 minutes from bus.
* 72 beds in a large traditional Lakeland cottage.
* Newly refurbished, clean, comfortable and warm.
* Manager on site, no lock out, no curfew. (back to top)


Ambleside accommodation - YHA Ambleside
from £20
a range of rooms private and shared

Ambleside is 11 minutes from Coniston. This large hostel is just outside a busy village on the shores of Lake Windermere. The views from the hostel lounge and many of the waterfront bedrooms are outstanding. There are forty-three 2-5 bedded and sixteen 6-8 bedded rooms. (back to top)


Caravan Parks and Camping near Coniston
 
Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges, Grasmere
from £385 short break
lodges for 4 to 6 people

Nestling at the foot of the dramatic Skiddaw Mountain, on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, these superb lodges offer an idyllic setting in one of the Lake District's most gloriously unspoilt areas. Breathtaking views, tranquil surroundings and wonderful walks are yours to enjoy. Historic houses, gardens, castles, monuments, museums and many fascinating craft shops and galleries are all within 30 minutes drive of this small and exclusive park, which holds the David Bellamy Gold Award for conservation. (back to top)


White Cross Bay, Lake Windermere
from £232
caravans for 4 & 6 and lodges for 4 & 6

At White Cross Bay you enjoy an enviable position in the very heart of the Lake District, with 60 acres of delightful wooded parkland grounds running right down to the shores of Windermere. The surrounding fells are within easy reach and are spectacularly beautiful at all times of the year. Your accommodation is within easy reach of the lake and clubhouse but due to the steep gradients or steps in certain areas, White Cross Bay Leisure Park may not be suitable for wheelchair users, or visitors with mobility difficulties. Ambleside is 4 miles away. (back to top)


Crake Valley, Water Yeat, Blawith
from £254 for 7 days
caravans for 4 to 6 people, lodges for 2 to 6 people

This small quiet park offers you the perfect setting for a peaceful and secluded holiday. It nestles in grounds of natural woodland sloping down to the shores of Windermere where there are boat launching facilities and rowing boats available. Only 5 miles from the lively village of Bowness, Avon Wood is an ideal base for touring the National Park, stately homes and market towns. Launderette+ facilities available for all dates. Choose from superb caravan holiday homes or individual lodges. Outdoor hot tub (Ambleside Retreat). Colour TV/Video. Kitchen including microwave. Shower. Bed linen and duvets. Beds made up for your arrival. Picnic table and barbecue. Gas and electricity included. Babies must be included in party total (caravans). Cots £7pw each, highchairs £5pw each. All-male, all-female, or young mixed groups – please check when booking. No pets (please note there is some privately owned accommodation and owners may have pets.) (back to top)


Accommodation in Hawkshead

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