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Fairsnape

Coniston, Lake District

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Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 1
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Hot tub offering wonderful lake views and fire pit area
  • Occupying a unique setting and situated in 4½ acres of terraced, wooded and enclosed private grounds
  • Exceptional Lakeland home offering the ultimate in both luxury and privacy
  • Walk into Coniston and down to the shores of Coniston Water
  • Short drive to Ambleside, Hawkshead and the Windermere Ferry
Property code: 78674

This property is located just outside the village of Coniston which provides a range of amenities such as a choice of eateries and pubs, as well as several shops and a boating centre from where guests can participate in a range of watersports including canoeing, sailing, and stand-up paddle-boarding. For those who want to enjoy a more idyllic view of the lake, there are a number of leisurely boat trips available, not least the trips offered by the beautifully restored Victorian steamer. The village is also known for its rich history and the interesting Ruskin Museum takes visitors on a journey through the village’s past, telling the stories of three well-known local figures: polymath John Ruskin, author Arthur Ransome, and sportsman Donald Campbell.

The house is simply stunning and has been rebuilt around the original seventeenth century cottage, which now forms part of the entrance hall to the property and includes hand cut beams, with some of the main beams originating from local sailing ships of the time. The hallway also features exposed stonework. The magnificent light and airy lounge benefits from an open fire, Smart TV and an array of sumptuous leather seating. This is the perfect place to come together and relax or simply soak up the sensational, seasonal views. Sliding glass doors allow the room to open out onto the huge wrap around slate terrace from which you can marvel at the astonishing views across Coniston Water. The stylish kitchen & dining room offers a unique space for get-togethers and celebrations. The kitchen benefits from locally quarried slate work tops from the Old Man of Coniston itself, top of the range appliances including a huge gas Range double oven, a separate combination oven, microwave oven, two dishwashers, full size fridge & freezer and there’s a Smart TV on the wall should you ever tire of the mesmerizing views. The impressive dining table, seating up to 14, takes pride of place in front of the fabulous, fully retractable glass sliding doors. Opening fully onto the slate terrace with its exceptional views, this is the perfect setting for wow factor dining experiences and evenings spent watching the boats floating on the lake. Leading from the kitchen, is the utility room equipped with washing machine, dryer and extra freezer. There is a spacious galleried inner-hall, with separate WC, one large king-size bedroom on the ground floor opening out onto a private terrace area and a second downstairs twin bedroom with zip-and-link beds (which can be made into a king-size on request). There are two further bedrooms on the first floor, one which has a glass fronted balcony with wonderful views over the lake and gardens. In addition, there are two more guest bedrooms in the original part of the house; the master bedroom with a floor to ceiling glass fronted gable end, emperor size bed, TV, and en-suite marble bathroom with stand-alone bath and lake views, also benefiting from glass sliding doors opening out onto a private balcony with incredible views of both the lake and down the Coniston valley; and finally a dual aspect room overlooking the lake and garden with twin singles beds and luxurious en-suite marble shower room featuring impressive waterfall shower.

The house is set in four acres of enclosed, secluded, secure terraced woodland gardens with parking for 10 cars. In addition, there is a specially created seating area in the house’s own magical woods, featuring a natural wooden and stone seating area for 12-14 around a large fire pit. To the front of the house is a vast glass fronted slate terrace wrapping way around the property. Complete with garden furniture and wood burning brazier, this superb suntrap provides glorious lake vistas, which must be seen to be believed. A sleek, glazed footbridge leads out to the secret and magical rear garden and the outside shower and hot tub.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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  • 6 Bedrooms – 1 emperor size, 3 king-size, 1 twin and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made into a king-size on request)
  • 3 en-suite bathrooms with bath, separate shower and WC and 3 en-suite shower rooms with showers and WC's
  • Gas Range double oven, combination microwave oven, fridge/freezer, wine fridge and 2 dishwashers
  • Utility room – Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Private hot tub and outdoor shower
  • Smart TV's in all bedrooms, lounge and kitchen
  • Open fires in lounge and hall (first basket of logs included)
  • Fire pit in garden and brazier on terrace
  • Travel cot & highchair
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance
  • Private on-site parking
  • 1 well behaved dog only
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With endless walking, cycling and rowing opportunities on your doorstep, you don’t need to travel far to appreciate all the area has to offer, but should you want to go further afield, the rest of the Lake District is within relatively easy reach. Hawkshead (4.5 miles) is a delightful, car-free village with cobbled streets to explore, and Near Sawrey (6.5 miles) was once home to Beatrix Potter at Hill Top (now owned by the National Trust); both are worth a visit. For a picturesque breakfast/coffee/lunch, head to the unique riverside cafe and shop at Skelwith Bridge (5.5 miles). If you have fun-loving guests in your party, Grizedale Forest with trails, tree-top adventures and Segway’s is 7.5 miles away. Alternatively, step back in time at Wray Castle (7.5 miles) and enjoy the many activities available, including boat rides from the jetty. Ambleside, Grasmere and Bowness-on-Windermere are also nearby.

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Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Diane 14th August 2020

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Beautiful house in a wonderful location. The steep hillside is not for the less mobile but the view makes it totally worthwhile. The property is very well equipped, with lovely bedrooms and a great woodland to explore.

Reviewed by david 7th August 2020

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difficult to access via car but absolutely beautiful spot if you get good weather. views from the terrace are spectacular. very comfortable and well-designed inside. hot tub was very popular!

Reviewed by Vicki 31st July 2020

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A beautiful house in a beautiful location. It was wonderful waking up to spectacular views, making the steep climb to the house well worth it. We enjoyed exploring the grounds, sitting round the fire pit (drinking wine), and relaxing in the hot tub. No expense has been spared in furnishing this wonderful holiday cottage and we definitely return.

Reviewed by Amy 24th July 2020

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Fantastic location with beautiful views all around from the property. The accommodation is extremely clean and tidy on arrival. The layout of the property lends itself to are large group with ample space for everyone inside and outside.

Reviewed by Gregg 17th July 2020

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A brilliant experience from start to finish. No expense has been spared within the property.

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