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.

Force Mill Barn ref: UK1203

Satterthwaite, near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£489-£927

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4 star rating
Force Mill Barn
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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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    1
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Cosy Cottage ref: W41283

Rusland, near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£289-£681

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With Grizedale Forest on the doorstep, this property is located in Rusland valley between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water.
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    2
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    2
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    1
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Kings Yard Cottage ref: CC125102

Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£439-£784

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3 star rating
Only a stones throw from the centre of Hawkshead, a quaint location in the Lakes with charming cottages, pubs and tea shops.
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    5
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Water Yeat - Swingletree Cottage ref: UK1258

Water Yeat, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£453-£1096

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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
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Little Knott ref: 394

Blawith, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£332-£1021

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An 18th century cottage with a rustic feel situated just one mile from Coniston Water. Countryside views from most rooms.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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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
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    1
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    1
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West Vale Country House - West Vale Cottage ref: W8661

Far Sawrey, near Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£426-£700

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4 star rating
Detached accommodation with wood burner and French doors giving way to lovely views across the countryside. In the heart of ‘Beatirx Potter country’.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Carr Bank Cottage ref: UK1132

Gawthwaite, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£464-£915

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4 star rating
Offering excellent facilities in a peaceful location, this beautifully presented cottage is ideal for couples or families who want to explore the South Lakes.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Allt Maen ref: E3266

Lowick Bridge, , Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£249-£644

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3 star rating
Enjoying views of the Old Man of Coniston this first floor accommodation is in a prime location for walking the many hills and fells of the Lake District.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Rosemount Cottage ref: CC129234

Haverthwaite, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£629-£1654

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3 star rating
This chocolate box cottage is perfectly placed, close to the South shores of Windermere in a secluded, peaceful setting.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Hillcroft Cottage ref: W43399

Haverthwaite, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£277-£655

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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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Low Ickenthwaite Farm Cottage ref: 23748

Rusland, near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£241-£578

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A traditional hideaway between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water with lovely rural views over the garden across the Rusland Valley.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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West Vale Country House - West Vale Garden Apartment ref: W43295

Far Sawrey, near Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£349-£842

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4 star rating
A contemporary holiday apartment finished to a high standard with French gardens out onto private gardens.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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West Cinder Hill ref: UK10067

Finsthwaite, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£447-£1142

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Enjoy a holiday here on the west side of Lake Windermere with many attractions and walks in the area to suit everyone.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Jenlea Cottage ref: 26172

Grizebeck, near Kirkby-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£324-£997

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4 star rating
Great rural location away from the honey pot areas with lovely views of both coast and country. Superb for exploring the Southern Lakes.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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