Self Catering in Cumbria - Coniston
Areas: Lake District, Cumbria
Sleeps a maximum of: 4
Pricing From: £320.00 - 499.00
Joy's Cottage built at the end of the 17th Century stands at the end of a small group of houses, adjacent to our own, 1 mile south of Coniston on the west side of the lake. There are fine views from the garden over fields to Coniston Water and across the lake to Brantwood, John Ruskin's home. The cottage is ideally placed for exploring the Coniston fells with nearby paths leading to Walna Scar, Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam; to the lake shore and Tarn Hows.
Joy's Cottage is comfortably furnished for 4 guests; with an open fire (coal and logs provided) and background night-store heating and double-glazing throughout. There are 2 twin bedrooms upstairs with linen provided; downstairs there is a sitting room, kitchen/dining room and bathroom with shower over the bath. Drying facilities with washing machine and tumble dryer are in a separate outhouse.
The large gated garden with patio seating enjoys panoramic views-as well as the morning sun!-and also provides safe parking for 2 cars and for children to play. Coniston village is well served with shops, cafes and pubs; a Post Office, Bank, Petrol Station and an excellent Museum. The Ship Inn is only half a mile away, within easy walking distance along the old railway line and provides evening meals.
The beautifully restored steam yacht Gondola sails from April to October but the Coniston Launch provides a regular service on the lake throughout the year. Joy's Cottage welcomes visitors all year to this quieter corner of The Lakes; for weeks (Friday changeover) or short breaks. There are taxis, buses and hire cars at Windermere Station for those travelling by train.
For those with their own boat the facilities of Coniston Sailing Club are nearby where temporary membership can be arranged. Unfortunately pets are not accepted. For any further information please phone 015394 41461.
Traditional lakeland cottage with 2 twin bedrooms. Friday changeover. Garden.
Services / Facilities:
Housekeeping & Services
Iron and Ironing Board
Bed Linen Included
Fuel and Power Included
Open Fire/Wood Burner
2 Twin Bedrooms
Ground Floor Facilities
Ground Floor Toilet
Ground Floor Bath
Terrace / patio
Enclosed garden / play area
Off road parking
Activities within 20min drive of the property
Pub/Bar within 1 mile
Local Water Sports
Swimming (outdoor pool)
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Coniston area.
Nearest AttractionsHeritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Ruskin Museum, Coniston - 0.9 miles (Museum)
Coniston Water - 0.9 miles (Countryside)
Steam Yacht Gondola - 1.1 miles (Family Attraction)
Brantwood - 1.3 miles (Museum)
Tom Gill - 2.7 miles (Countryside)
Grizedale Forest Park - 2.7 miles (Countryside)
Tarn Hows - 2.8 miles (Countryside)
Beatrix Potter Gallery - 3.5 miles (Museum)
Hawkshead Old Courthouse - 3.6 miles (Historic Building)
Hawkshead Grammar School - 3.6 miles (Historic Building)
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