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.

Letterbox Cottage ref: CC125105

near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£438-£1032

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4 star rating
Letterbox Cottage
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This delightful country Lakeland cottage is ideally placed for an enjoyable holiday.
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Millers Cottage ref: 29158

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

£495-£1223

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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.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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The Love Nest ref: UK1057

Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£1741-£2059

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5 star rating
Get ready for a romantic week away in the south of the Lake District National Park here at The Love Nest.
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Wilfin Beck Cottage ref: LZA

Cunsey, Windermere, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£597-£1722

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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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Fell Cottage ref: CC129327

Backbarrow near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£289-£565

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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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    1
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    1
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Fernlea ref: CC124122

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£415-£899

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4 star rating
Charming country style apartment ideally located in the delightful village of Coniston with views to the surrounding fells and Grizedale forest.
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    2
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    2
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    1
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Duddon Bank Cottage ref: E1155

Thwaites, Cumbria, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£298-£860

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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
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    0
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    2
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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-£723

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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
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    1
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Brookfield ref: 27130

Torver, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£707-£1497

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5 star rating
Brookfield is a well maintained detached property with a lovely large living room, open fire and wonderful views.
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    8
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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Borran Annexe ref: UK10011

Oxen Park, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£254-£567

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3 star rating
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Only 3 miles from Grizedale Forest, this studio apartment is a great base for enjoying walking and cycling.
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    2
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Potters Wheel ref: CC124111

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£396-£849

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4 star rating
Potters Wheel provides excellent facilities and benefits from being only 100 metres from the Lake.
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    4
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    2
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    2
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    1
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Sunny Beck ref: UK1326

Lower Nibthwaite, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£399-£1031

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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.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Lake Bank Lodge ref: CC129324

Water Yeat near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£516-£1364

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Located 300 yards from the shore of Lake Coniston, this contemporary lodge has panoramic views from the lodge, decking and hot tub.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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The Hedgehog ref: UK1053

Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£1539-£2535

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5 star rating
Boasting large en-suite bedrooms and a children’s room fitted with a Playstation 4, The Hedgehog is ideal for families of eight.
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    8
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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Woodside Cottage ref: UK1150

Backbarrow, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£487-£1211

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5 star rating
This pet-friendly cottage couldn’t be better located, with lots of great walks in the area, and just a short distance from Lake Windermere.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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