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.

Thompson Ground - Tarns Cottage ref: NP57

Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£321-£888

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4 star rating
Thompson Ground - Tarns Cottage
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Tarn Cottage is located on a working farm alongside three other properties each of which enjoy private patios and panoramic views of Lakeland.
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    3
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    1
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Broomriggs Cottage ref: LB6

Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£563-£1617

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4 star rating
Located in the Lake District, this cottage is situated less than a mile from Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter.
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    8
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Newfield Cottage ref: LD2

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£0-£1197

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4 star rating
Conveniently located close to the heart of Coniston, this Lakeland cottage has a wonderful rear view across to Yewdale Fell.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Deer Rise ref: CC129331

Lakeside near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£591-£1807

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4 star rating
This smart first floor apartment enjoys views of the lake from its large shared grounds. Walk through Grizedale forest or conquer the Old Man of Coniston.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Water Yeat - Jackson’s Barn ref: UK1257

Water Yeat, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£453-£1079

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4 star rating
Upside down in style, this barn conversion has a wealth of beams and lies within half a mile of Coniston Water.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Wetherlam ref: E3829

Lowick Bridge, , Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£249-£554

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3 star rating
Whether your interest is walking, mountain biking or if you just enjoy discovering picturesque villages or stately homes, there’s something for everyone here.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Honey Pot Cottage ref: CC123288

Outgate near Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£339-£856

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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
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Millers Cottage ref: 29158

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

£465-£1220

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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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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Carr Bank Cottage ref: UK1132

Gawthwaite, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£454-£921

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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
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Crook Farm ref: 25711

Torver, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£706-£1963

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3 star rating
Imposing Lakeland farmhouse which includes period features, Aga and open fire with lovely views across the countryside.
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    11
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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West Vale Country House - West Vale Garden Apartment ref: W43295

Far Sawrey, near Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£349-£740

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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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Crimson Cottage ref: 30152

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£384-£738

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4 star rating
With its multi-fuel burner and four-poster bed, this romantic retreat for two is close to the Duddon Valley.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Wilfin Beck Cottage ref: LZA

Cunsey, Windermere, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£562-£1720

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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
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Wain Garth ref: CC124108

Satterthwaite near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£463-£1323

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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
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    2
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Fell Cottage ref: CC129327

Backbarrow near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£289-£514

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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
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    1
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