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.

Drumlin ref: 16112

Hawkshead, near Windermere, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£318-£860

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Set in an elevated position with lovely views from both the lounge and the garden. Location ideal for exploring all of Lakeland.
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    3
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The Love Nest ref: UK1057

Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£1716-£2059

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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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    2
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    0
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    1
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    1
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Wilfin Beck Cottage ref: LZA

Cunsey, Windermere, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£566-£1713

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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
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Fellside ref: CC124193

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£334-£781

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4 star rating
A cosy secluded setting for a couple in an ideal location for exploring the Lake District with Coniston Water and the Old Man of Coniston on the doorstep.
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    2
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    1
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    1
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    1
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Bluebell Cottage ref: CC124120

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£371-£849

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In an enviable position above the lake, Bluebell Cottage enjoys panoramic views over Coniston Water.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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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
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Brock Cottage ref: UKC625

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

£359-£732

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3 star rating
Situated in Broughton-in-Furness, this holiday cottage is the perfect place from which to explore the Lake District.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Town End Barn ref: CC124116

Satterthwaite near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£483-£1423

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4 star rating
This Lakeland cottage just oozes character and boasts uninterrupted views towards Grizedale forest.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • 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
  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Carrie’s Gate ref: CC124189

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£469-£849

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4 star rating
Character, Lakeland cottage set in an enviable position overlooking Coniston Water, ideally placed for easy access onto Coniston Old Man and nearby fell range.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Gallery ref: 23376

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£384-£850

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4 star rating
This pretty barn offers much character including oak beams and a gallery bedroom. Well placed for exploring southern Lakeland, the Duddon Valley and Lancashire.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Marigold Barn ref: CC124165

Satterthwaite, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£311-£968

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4 star rating
This quality barn conversion offers excellent facilities and magnificent views from its Juliet balcony.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Bandrake Barn ref: UK10070

Oxen Park, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£372-£902

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4 star rating
A break at Bandrake Barn offers rest and relaxation. Enjoy walking in the Lake District National Park with Fells, mountains, lakes and forest trails.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Red Deer Lodge ref: CC124169

Finsthwaite near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£600-£2239

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4 star rating
Red Deer Lodge is aptly named, looking out towards acres of woodland - so well situated for glimpsing these most beautiful of creatures.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Holmthwaite ref: UK1153

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£1539-£2616

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4 star rating
A homely three storey Victorian town house in a village setting just a few miles from popular Ambleside with walking opportunities galore.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    3
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