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.

Wetherlam ref: E3829

Lowick Bridge, , Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£250-£644

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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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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
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    3
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The Vicarage ref: LTP

Lowick Bridge, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£1102-£2588

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Ideal for groups, this holiday property is located in beautiful countryside, just 2 miles from the shores of Coniston Water.
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    13
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  • Bedrooms
    7
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    2
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Borran Annexe ref: UK10011

Oxen Park, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£254-£556

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3 star rating
Only 3 miles from Grizedale Forest, this studio apartment is a great base for enjoying walking and cycling.
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    1
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Broomriggs Cottage ref: LB6

Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£571-£1726

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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
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    2
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Rowlandson Ground Cottage ref: W8251

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£460-£1028

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4 star rating
An ancient monks retreat with period features positioned above Lake Coniston with a walk through woodland leading to its shores
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    2
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    1
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The Griffin ref: LP8

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£794-£1018

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4 star rating
This very attractive 1672 coaching inn, is in the heart of Broughton-in-Furness, and is perfectly placed for outdoor pursuits.
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    6
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Crook Farm ref: 25711

Torver, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£699-£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
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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Water Yeat - Jackson’s Barn ref: UK1257

Water Yeat, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£453-£1096

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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
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    1
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    2
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    2
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Cragg Cottage ref: LC3

Bouth, Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£362-£759

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4 star rating
Set on the edge of the village of Bouth at the foot of Lake Windermere, this superbly presented cottage exudes character and charm.
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    2
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    1
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    1
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    1
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Duddon Bank Cottage ref: E1155

Thwaites, Cumbria, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£362-£823

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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
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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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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Scarr Head Cottage ref: CC124100

near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£589-£1524

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3 star rating
Beautiful detached cottage situated in the most idyllic location surrounded by open countryside. Original beamed ceilings throughout and a wood burner in the lounge.
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    7
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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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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Croft House ref: CC129208

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£428-£914

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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.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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