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.

Woodside Cottage ref: UK1150

Backbarrow, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£455-£1075

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5 star rating
Woodside Cottage
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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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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Red Deer Lodge ref: CC124169

Finsthwaite near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£600-£600

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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.
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    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Coopers Cottage ref: UK10260

Low Wood, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£321-£649

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Coopers Cottage provides a perfect getaway for those wishing to explore the Lake District National Park.
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    2
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    1
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The Owl Nest ref: UK1055

Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£1713-£2951

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5 star rating
Breakfast will never be the same again after bacon and eggs al-fresco style out on The Owl Nest’s terrace in the heart of the South Lakes.
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    8
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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Thompson Ground - Sunny Brow Cottage ref: NP58

Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£301-£734

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4 star rating
A characterful cottage set on a working farm with a warming open fire and plenty of outdoor space.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Hidden Cottage ref: CC124173

near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£323-£624

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3 star rating
Hidden Cottage is situated close to Coniston Water and village and is within walking distance of two excellent Lakeland Inns.
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  • Bedrooms
    1
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Fell Foot ref: UK1303

Hawkshead, near Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£463-£1396

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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
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Kates Cottage ref: 28053

High Brow Edge, near Backbarrow, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£317-£717

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3 star rating
Lovely cosy property with wonderful views towards the Furness Fells. A splendid location for enjoying both the Lakes and the coast.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Water Yeat - Swingletree Cottage ref: UK1258

Water Yeat, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£453-£1079

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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
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Fir Tree Lodge ref: CC129332

Lakeside near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£512-£1095

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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
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Cosy Cottage ref: W41283

Rusland, near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£289-£620

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3 star rating
With Grizedale Forest on the doorstep, this property is located in Rusland valley between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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West Cinder Hill ref: UK10067

Finsthwaite, near Ulverston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£447-£1065

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Enjoy a holiday here on the west side of Lake Windermere with many attractions and walks in the area to suit everyone.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Brock Cottage ref: UKC625

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

£359-£671

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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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Ransome Lodge ref: UK1069

Water Yeat, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£404-£946

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4 star rating
On the edge of Coniston Water, this holiday lodge sits in a beautiful location ideal for those looking for peace and quiet.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Duddon Bank Cottage ref: E1155

Thwaites, Cumbria, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£362-£795

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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
  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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