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.

Souterstead ref: UK1219

Torver, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£893-£2671

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4 star rating
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Start your stay the luxurious way, at this 18th-century farmhouse that has been updated with the utmost of very modern day living standards.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Honey Pot Cottage ref: CC123288

Outgate near Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£357-£880

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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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Fell Cottage ref: CC129327

Backbarrow near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£289-£576

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4 star rating
A charming one bedroom, end-terraced cottage enjoying a rural location in the village of Backbarrow at the southern tip of Lake Windermere.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Wain Garth ref: CC124108

Satterthwaite near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£463-£1394

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3 star rating
Refurbished to an excellent standard and benefitting from fabulous views.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Mallard ref: UK1054

Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£1539-£2535

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5 star rating
Boasting a roomy open plan social space, The Mallard is ideal for spending quality time with your loved ones in an endearing setting.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI

Kates Cottage ref: 28053

High Brow Edge, near Backbarrow, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£317-£805

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3 star rating
Lovely cosy property with wonderful views towards the Furness Fells. A splendid location for enjoying both the Lakes and the coast.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Thompson Ground - Sunny Brow Cottage ref: NP58

Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£301-£815

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4 star rating
A characterful cottage set on a working farm with a warming open fire and plenty of outdoor space.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Damson Cottage ref: CC124101

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£0-£809

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3 star rating
Damson Cottage is set on an elevated terrace commanding panoramic views over Coniston Water.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Owl Nest ref: UK1055

Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£1539-£2535

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5 star rating
Breakfast will never be the same again after bacon and eggs al-fresco style out on The Owl Nest’s terrace in the heart of the South Lakes.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Holmthwaite ref: UK1153

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£1539-£2616

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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.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI

Brock Cottage ref: UKC625

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

£359-£732

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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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Park Stile Cottage ref: E1509

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

£0-£837

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This delightful, semi-detached cottage is tucked away in a village location and enjoys its own garden.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Meadow View ref: UK1090

Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£397-£970

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4 star rating
This lovely property has so much character and offers the perfect location to discover all that the Lake District has to offer.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Town End Barn ref: CC124116

Satterthwaite near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£521-£1267

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4 star rating
This Lakeland cottage just oozes character and boasts uninterrupted views towards Grizedale forest.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Thompson Ground - Cuckoo Brow Cottage ref: NP64

Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£311-£886

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4 star rating
A cosy cottage for three located on a working farm which boasts splendid views in all directions. Rural feel yet close to attractions.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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