The Steam Gondola on Coniston WaterThe Bluebird Cafe, Coniston WaterConiston & The Black Bull InnConiston Water in AutumnMisty morning on Coniston Water in WinterConiston Water on a Winter's morning

 

CONISTON WATER AREA

Coniston Water is one of the most imposing and beautiful English lakes and is situated to the west of Lake Windermere.

This quiet lake is ideal for dinghy sailing, canoeing, kayaking or a leisure cruise on the beautiful steam yacht ‘Gondola’.

There’s more information about the Coniston Water area further down the page.

You can see details of our 2 lovely Coniston Water cottages here:-

Charcoal House

PRICE RANGE - £480-£1700
BATHROOMS 3
BEDROOMS 4
SLEEPS 8

LOW NIBTHWAITE, nr. CONISTON WATER

  • Gorgeous, large, 18th century country house with a balcony with a view!
  • Very spacious, luxurious house, great views of the Coniston fells
  • Large, enclosed, south-facing garden
  • Quiet off road rural location
  • 4 off-road parking spaces
  • 2 Log Fires
  • Aga

Sawmill Cottage

PRICE RANGE - £599-£1900
BATHROOMS 5
BEDROOMS 4
SLEEPS 8

LOW NIBTHWAITE, nr. CONISTON WATER

  • Gorgeous, large, newly refurbished 18th century riverside cottage
  • Very spacious, luxurious house, great views of the River Crake
  • Large garden by the river & fenced off patio area
  • Quiet off road rural location
  • 4 off-road parking spaces
  • 2 Log Fires
  • Large Balcony
  • Private Fishing Rights

 

Coniston Water

 

At the northern end of the lake is the pretty village of Coniston which is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Lake District National Park.

Coniston village and the lake are synonymous with Donald Campbell who spent many months on various occasions breaking the World Water Speed record. Sadly, on 4 January 1967 Donald Campbell was killed as he tried to break his own World Water Speed record. He had just recorded a speed of 310 mph in his Bluebird K7 jet powered speedboat.

You’ll see fascinating photos of Bluebird and Donald Campbell in the pubs and shops in Coniston.

The Ruskin Museum is home to the ‘Bluebird Wing’, a gallery containing extensive displays of memorabilia about Donald Campbell and Bluebird and will soon house the iconic hydroplane Bluebird K7 once restoration work has been completed.

Coniston is also famous with Beatrix Potter who bought several farms, buildings and land around Coniston.

There are several Beatrix Potter’s museums and galleries nearby and Hill Top, Ms Potter’s former house, now owned by the National Trust, is just a 30 minute drive from Charcoal House.

 

Coniston Area

 

Charcoal House and Sawmill Cottage are located in an excellent area for walking, cycling and mountain biking with Coniston Old Man, Tilberthwaite and Wetherlam all on the doorstep.

Tarn Hows is also just a 30 minute drive and is one of the most popular scenic spots in the country.

Closer to Charcoal House is Brantwood, former home of John Ruskin, the famous 19th century art critic. This is just a short drive down the east side of the lake from Charcoal House.

This historic house and museum is a vibrant centre for the arts and has a wealth of things to see and do for the whole family.

Read more info on Brantwood here 

WALKERS AND HIKERS

 

The Coniston area is 1 of my favourite areas of the Lake District for walking.

The area still remains quieter than the rest of the Lake District even in high season, yet the scenery is just as stunning.

You’re spoilt for choice for walks in this area with lakes, tarns, rivers, waterfalls and of course open fells including the highest, most southerly mountain in England, ‘The Old Man of Coniston’ which stands magnificently looking down over Coniston Water. At a height of 2634 feet (803 meters), the views from here will take your breath away!

If you don’t feel up to hiking up the fells, there’s also more gentle walks along the shore of Coniston Water that stretches almost the entire length of the western shore, away from roads too!

Coniston village is sandwiched between the eastern crags of ‘The Old Man of Coniston’ and the shore of Coniston Water. Here you’ll find a good number of shops, pubs and places to eat.

On the shore of Coniston Water is the famous Bluebird café with indoor and outdoor seating where you can enjoy it’s unique and idyllic location and outstanding lake and fell views.

GRIZEDALE FOREST

 

Grizedale Forest is less than 20 minutes’ drive from Nibthwaite and offers spectacular walking, cycling and art trails.

This huge diverse forest is run by the English forestry commission and is a destination location in its own right with people travelling from far and wide just to visit Grizedale.

Grizedale is also home to the fun filled ‘Go Ape’ with 3 tree top adventures and forest Segway’s.

You can get more info about Grizedale forest here 

THE LAKE DISTRICT

 

There are lots of lovely secluded bays to enjoy nearby around Coniston Water and the western shores of Lake Windermere but 1 of the many beauties of the location of Charcoal House is the easy access to many often forgotten small tarns that are ideal to pack a picnic and take time to enjoy the peace and quiet of the beautiful Lake District.

This excellent holiday home is perfectly located for people seeking total relaxation in this lovely part of the Lake District and is surrounded by hundreds of walks of all types.

See and read more about the Lake District here

 

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Reviews

7th January, 2019

Charcoal House Reviews

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Beautiful, exceptional comfy house”

What can I say but amazing and just what we all needed after a very busy Christmas.

My Husband, children, grandparents, grandchildren and myself stayed at Charcoal House and once again what a wonderful house it is.

The house is very spacious, comfy and very clean and made extra special with the welcoming warmth of the Aga, which we made great use of, although we did go for a lovely evening meal at The Mill in Ulverston.

The large sitting area is beautiful and the lovely balcony with its amazing view, great for spotting the local wildlife.

We stayed for 3 days at the house relaxing, walking and on the last day just spent at the lake just skimming stones, the grandchildren just loved this.

This is the 3rd property we have rented from Simon and all equally as nice. So once again thank you and can’t wait for next time – Lindsay Sandilands

2nd January, 2019

Sawmill Cottage Reviews

What an amazing stay we’ve had in such a beautiful cottage. It is absolutely stunning! Wow! everything we could ever need is here!

We feel so lucky to have started 2019 here and hope to come back soon – The Berry family, Manchester

31st December, 2018

Sawmill Cottage Reviews

Beautiful house and amazing scenery.

The cottage is to a fantastic standard which made a stay even better.

My family enjoyed our stay immensely. We will be back soon.

Thank you – The Holden’s, Liverpool