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.

The Cottage ref: 948

High Oxen Fell, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£278-£548

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3 star rating
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In the grounds of a National Trust property with spectacular views of woodland and mountains. Peace and seclusion guaranteed.
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Woodside Cottage ref: UK1078

Low Stott Park, near Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£0-£1237

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Ideal for couples or a family, this characterful conversion is perfectly located for exploring the Lake District and surrounding area.
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    6
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Thompson Ground - Tarns Cottage ref: NP57

Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£321-£999

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4 star rating
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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    5
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    3
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Rose Lea Cottage ref: LYF

Outgate, near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£420-£948

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4 star rating
A picture perfect Lakeland cottage with period features and a secluded garden. Rural walks from the door.
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    4
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    2
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    2
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Water Yeat - Jackson’s Barn ref: UK1257

Water Yeat, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£453-£1094

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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
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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The Old Vicarage ref: UK1026

Far Sawrey, near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£375-£884

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4 star rating
This stylish apartment sandwiched between the lakes of Windermere and Esthwaite is ideal for hiking around the southern and far eastern fells of Lakeland.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Lynwood Cottage ref: CC129140

Backbarrow, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£379-£791

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3 star rating
Occuping an elevated position in the village, Lynwood is a comfortable and quailty home.
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    5
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Fir Tree Lodge ref: CC129332

Lakeside near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£512-£1171

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4 star rating
Situated just 50 yards from Lake Windermere this ground floor apartment is ideal for adventures on and off the water.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Water Yeat - Swingletree Cottage ref: UK1258

Water Yeat, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£453-£1094

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4 star rating
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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Souterstead ref: UK1219

Torver, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£893-£2742

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4 star rating
Start your stay the luxurious way, at this 18th-century farmhouse that has been updated with the utmost of very modern day living standards.
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    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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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
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    0
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    1
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    1
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Breasty Haw ref: CC124163

Satterthwaite, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£645-£2525

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4 star rating
Taking its name from the rather steep area of woodland near where it sits, Breasty Haw is a wonderful example of a traditional, detached Lakeland cottage.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Fell Foot ref: UK1303

Hawkshead, near Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£471-£1419

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4 star rating
Situated in the Lake District National Park with views over Esthwaite Water, Fell Foot is perfect for families who enjoy the great outdoors.
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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Copper View ref: W8499

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£448-£905

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4 star rating
A traditional bungalow with breathtaking views from the lounge towards mountains. Coniston is a short walk with its numerous shops, pubs and restaurants.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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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
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