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|2 person discount||Yes||Fire/Woodburner||Yes|
Perched high above Coniston, and with breath taking views of the lake below, Rascal Howe is a Lakeland cottage named after a local rocky outcrop. The cottage boasts a wealth of features such as multi level garden terraces, a cast iron fireplace and traditional oak ceiling beams and will suit those looking for something different to the more common stripped pine look. The Cottage is literally at the foot of the Old Man of Coniston with walks to this and surrounding fells beginning from right behind the house. Down at the lake you can hire boats or cruise the lake on the steamer service.Read more about Rascal Howe
Rascal Howe has the latest technology in thermostatic fluid filled radiators which are wall mounted and pre programmed on a timer setting for comfort. Entry to the cottage is via a stable door to:
Lounge (12'10" x 12') with a wealth of romantic features such as a cast iron fire place set in an exposed slate chimney breast (fuel available locally). The central chandelier has dimmer lights for added atmosphere and complements the original oak ceiling beams. The room is divided from the dining room by way of the feature staircase in the centre of the floor form which hop vines hang romantically . Exposed original slate work around the window adds the finishing touch. The lounge seats 4 and comes with a TV and DVD player.
Dining room 12'5" x 9'9": Seats 4 with additional, decorative antique furniture, a cast-iron chandelier with dimmer lights and impressive oak ceiling beams. Hop vines hang from the staircase and exposed slate work around the window and the doorway to the kitchen complete the look.
Kitchen 7'5" x 6'10": Craftsman oak kitchen with Baltic granite worktops and fully integrated Bosch appliances, ceramic hob, electric oven and microwave, dishwasher, fridge and washer/dryer. Natural stone & slate tiling throughout with underfloor heating. Exposed original slate wall leads back into dining room.
Bedroom 1: 12'4" X 12': Double bedroom to the front with stunning views across Coniston Water. Room contains double bed, solid pine bedside tables and drawers, carved decorative chair, internal cupboard with hanging space.
Bedroom 2: 9'9" x 8'2": Twin bedroom to the rear with 2 single beds (6ft x 2ft 6) with a solid pine bedside table and drawers.
Bathroom: Luxury bathroom tiled with natural travertine stone and mosaics. Facilities include toilet, wash basin and bath with Victorian style shower mixer in antique gold finish. Wash basin set into recessed alcove tiled with travertine mosaics. Bathroom benefits from under floor heating on a timer setting for comfort.
All electric and bed linen included. Sorry, no cot available.
Mature, cottage style garden detached from the house with a choice of multi-level terraces to sit in the sun. Garden furniture is left out for use during the summer months. Roadside parking round the corner from the cottage (subject to spaces being available).
Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599 960
|Distance||1/4 mile||Restaurant||1/4 mile|
|Nearest railway station||Windermere||Pub||1/4 mile|
|Distance||13 miles||Lake||1/2 mile|
The delightful village of Coniston nestles at the foot of the famous Coniston Old Man fell (From where you get superb views of Coniston Water and Lake Windermere) and nearby to the Grizedale Forest. The village has a welcoming feel and traditional Lake District warmth to it; visitors will find plenty of shops and cafes in which to relax while they soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life.
A popular centre for walkers, climbers and cyclists, the area is also well known for Coniston Water; setting for the famous children’s story, Swallows and Amazons and also scene of Donald Campbell’s tragic world water-speed record attempt in 1967. Nowadays the Victorian steam yacht ‘Gondola’ which first went into service in 1859 and was restored in 1977 by the National Trust, plies the five miles of water from April to October. You can hire rowing boats, electric boats, kayaks and dinghies from Coniston Boating Centre on the lakeshore.
Take the opportunity to visit the Ruskin Museum, for local history, and ‘Brantwood’ on the shores of Coniston Water, former home to the poet John Ruskin.
Positioned between Coniston Water and Windermere, Hawkshead is arguably the quaintest location in the lakes, with white washed cottages dating back to the 16th century, charming old pubs and tea shops along narrow traffic-free streets.
The village is busy with tourists who come to see the Grammar school where, in the 1780’s William Wordsworth developed inspiration for this early poetry and home to the Beatrix Potter gallery showing her original drawings for her children’s books. The village hosts the annual Victorian fair and agricultural/sports show every summer.
Broughton-in-Furness is well situated a few miles west of nearby Coniston, and is becoming a favoured destination for the more discerning visitor, who appreciate its tranquil charm and acknowledge it as part of the "Undiscovered Lakeland". In the Square is the town hall, once the market hall, and now the Tourist Information Centre, two slate fish market slabs, and old stocks, which together with the surrounding three storey merchants houses, creates a unique feeling to this historic market town. There is also a good selection of amenities within the village including an award winning restaurant.
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From £200 for 3 nights
Call us: 01228 599960
We loved the décor of the cottage - the pictures and dried floral material around the ceiling. Quiet location, view of the valley and near the lake and walks
Very nice cottage with great views and ideal for dog owners
it was lovely very welcoming. nice to be able to take our dog with us in his later years. relaxing evenings by the fire watching the changes on the lake. good family location all amenities close by and excellent food in all establishments we visited.
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