Coniston, Hawkshead, Sawrey, in the Lake District

Relax while you soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life...

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.

Thwaite Bridge House ref: CC124164

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£635-£2493

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4 star rating
Thwaite Bridge House
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Located in the heart of the peaceful Rusland Valley with a farmhouse style kitchen, conservatory and a beautiful lawned garden.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Ben’s Row Cottage ref: CC129195

Backbarrow, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£424-£724

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3 star rating
Ben’s Row Cottage is in a quiet position in Brow Edge and has been lovingly restored and furnished to create a super holiday home.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Brock Cottage ref: UKC625

Broughton-in-Furness, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£359-£724

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3 star rating
Situated in Broughton-in-Furness, this holiday cottage is the perfect place from which to explore the Lake District.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

The Vicarage ref: LTP

Lowick Bridge, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£1127-£2588

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Ideal for groups, this holiday property is located in beautiful countryside, just 2 miles from the shores of Coniston Water.
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    13
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Water Yeat - Swingletree Cottage ref: UK1258

Water Yeat, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£535-£1086

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4 star rating
A barn conversion at the southern end of Coniston Water, with wonderful scenery, walking and cycling from the door. Coniston and Ulverston within easy reach.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Hillcroft Cottage ref: W43399

Haverthwaite, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£278-£646

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3 star rating
From this cottage, explore the beautiful Lake District National Park, or simply relax in front of the woodburner.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Ransome Lodge ref: UK1069

Water Yeat, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£457-£1040

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4 star rating
On the edge of Coniston Water, this holiday lodge sits in a beautiful location ideal for those looking for peace and quiet.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Honey Pot Cottage ref: CC123288

Outgate near Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£336-£870

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4 star rating
Honey Pot Cottage is listed in The Guardian newspaper’s Top 50 places to stay April 2016
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Bandrake Barn ref: UK10070

Oxen Park, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£372-£902

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4 star rating
A break at Bandrake Barn offers rest and relaxation. Enjoy walking in the Lake District National Park with Fells, mountains, lakes and forest trails.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Rowlandson Ground Cottage ref: W8251

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£460-£1012

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4 star rating
An ancient monks retreat with period features positioned above Lake Coniston with a walk through woodland leading to its shores
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Sunny Beck ref: UK1326

Low Nibthwaite, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£434-£1023

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3 star rating
This cottage is a great base from which to explore both the Lake District National Park and the Cumbrian coastline.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Fellside ref: CC124193

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£338-£780

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4 star rating
A cosy secluded setting for a couple in an ideal location for exploring the Lake District with Coniston Water and the Old Man of Coniston on the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Croft House ref: CC129208

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£428-£905

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4 star rating
Set just off the pretty market square, Croft House has been thoughtfully prepared for holiday letting, including original paintings created by the owner.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Red Deer Lodge ref: CC124169

Finsthwaite near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£600-£2239

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4 star rating
Red Deer Lodge is aptly named, looking out towards acres of woodland - so well situated for glimpsing these most beautiful of creatures.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Tock How View ref: LH9

Outgate, Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£625-£1732

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5 star rating
A stunning feature of this property is the south-facing terrace, which takes full advantage of the panoramic views.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI