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.

Tock How View ref: LH9

Outgate, Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£589-£1735

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5 star rating
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A stunning feature of this property is the south-facing terrace, which takes full advantage of the panoramic views.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Holmthwaite ref: UK1153

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£1539-£2516

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4 star rating
A homely three storey Victorian town house in a village setting just a few miles from popular Ambleside with walking opportunities galore.
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    12
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI

Wilfin Beck Cottage ref: LZA

Cunsey, Windermere, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£552-£1674

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4 star rating
Close to the shores of Lake Windermere and boasting fine period interiors, Wilfin Beck Cottage is a fantastic base for six.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Force Mill Barn ref: UK1203

Satterthwaite, near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£476-£901

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4 star rating
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Picturesque and peaceful haven set on the edge of Grizedale Forest with a wealth of sights and activities on your doorstep in the Southern Lakes.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Duddon Bank Cottage ref: E1155

Thwaites, Cumbria, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£361-£822

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3 star rating
This 300-year-old cottage enjoys an elevated position, with French doors to the terrace and a woodburner in the living room.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Thompson Ground - The Farm House ref: B6491

Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£410-£1288

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4 star rating
Set on a working farm with wheelchair access, panoramic views and private patio. Central Lakeland location with lots of attractions to visit nearby.
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    10
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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High Cross ref: CC125107

Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£367-£1379

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4 star rating
High Cross offers spacious accommodation for four with delightful mature gardens and a views towards the Lake.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Fairy Glen Cottage ref: CC124121

Satterthwaite, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£416-£829

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3 star rating
Fairy Glen Cottage is a typical, delightful Lakeland cottage with wooden floors and antique fireplaces.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Millers Cottage ref: 29158

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

£455-£1183

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4 star rating
A characterful cottage with a cosy lounge and lots of original features. Walks from the door and just a short drive to southern Lakeland.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Gallery ref: 23376

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£384-£834

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4 star rating
This pretty barn offers much character including oak beams and a gallery bedroom. Well placed for exploring southern Lakeland, the Duddon Valley and Lancashire.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Wain Garth ref: CC124108

Satterthwaite near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£463-£1307

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3 star rating
Refurbished to an excellent standard and benefitting from fabulous views.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Croft House ref: CC129208

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£0-£699

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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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Cosy Cottage ref: W41283

Rusland, near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£285-£623

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3 star rating
With Grizedale Forest on the doorstep, this property is located in Rusland valley between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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West Vale Country House - West Vale Garden Apartment ref: W43295

Far Sawrey, near Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£0-£906

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4 star rating
A contemporary holiday apartment finished to a high standard with French gardens out onto private gardens.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Torver Station Cottages - Station Master’s House ref: UK1144

Torver, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£363-£864

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4 star rating
First class accommodation at a former railway station, a unique holiday home from which to explore Cumbria and the Lake District.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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