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Dine alfresco on a beautiful summer evening
Picture perfect cottage
Beautiful lounge
Catch up with family and old friends
A grand dining room for formal dining
A large kitchen, perfect for feeding the whole family
Double bedroom
Located in the eaves
Twin bedroom
A pretty double bedroom
Bathroom with bath tub
A delicately decorated double bedroom
Bunk bedrooms
En-suite shower room
A touch of luxury
A modern twist
Unique shower room
Pretty basin
Towards the property
Cool and calm
Use of the jetty
View from the property
A great location
Enjoy the long summer evenings
Spectacular views
1 / 25  Dine alfresco on a beautiful summer evening
2 / 25  Picture perfect cottage
3 / 25  Beautiful lounge
4 / 25  Catch up with family and old friends
5 / 25  A grand dining room for formal dining
6 / 25  A large kitchen, perfect for feeding the whole family
7 / 25  Double bedroom
8 / 25  Located in the eaves
9 / 25  Twin bedroom
10 / 25  A pretty double bedroom
11 / 25  Bathroom with bath tub
12 / 25  A delicately decorated double bedroom
13 / 25  Bunk bedrooms
14 / 25  En-suite shower room
15 / 25  A touch of luxury
16 / 25  A modern twist
17 / 25  Unique shower room
18 / 25  Pretty basin
19 / 25  Towards the property
20 / 25  Cool and calm
21 / 25  Use of the jetty
22 / 25  View from the property
23 / 25  A great location
24 / 25  Enjoy the long summer evenings
25 / 25  Spectacular views

Townson Ground House,

Coniston, Lake District
Visit England Gold AwardVisit Britain rating: 4 stars

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Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Luxury
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Private lake access for guests of the estate
  • Beautiful 16th century house finished to a very high standard throughout
  • Large grassed garden bordered by a dry-stone wall
  • Stunning spacious kitchen perfect for catering for large parties
  • Guests have been kindly extended use of the private frontage owned by the nearby estate
  • Excellent walks along the shoreline of Coniston Water direct from the doorstep
  • Within easy reach of the village of Coniston and its shops, cafes and pubs
  • A superb holiday retreat which has been recognised by Visit England with a 4 star gold rating
Property code: LCC72

Situated near the north east shores of Coniston Water, this property offers easy access to the many areas of shoreline open to the public. During your stay, guests are also welcome to make use of the private lake frontage owned by the nearby estate. East of the lake is Grizedale Forest, where you will find wonderful woodland trails for both walking and cycling. The nearby village of Coniston boasts a selection of shops, cafes and inns, ideal for stocking up on supplies or enjoying a hearty meal after a long walk.

The front door opens into a welcoming sitting room, which features original sash windows and wooden floorboards covered by cosy rugs. This light and airy room offers plenty of seating for all guests to relax together, whether that’s beside the wood burner at one end of the room or the open fire at the other. From here, step down into the grand dining room, where a long rustic table sets the scene for memorable candlelit dinners. To the other side of a small lobby is the spacious kitchen, which boasts under floor heating, a small breakfast table, range oven and windows and a door that open onto the garden, flooding the room with light. From the sitting room, stairs lead up to the first floor, where all seven bedrooms are located. One beautifully decorated double bedroom boasts a stylish tiled alcove housing a magnificent copper bath, while the three other double bedrooms all benefit from en-suite bath or shower rooms. There is also an en-suite twin bedroom as well as two bunk bedrooms that share a small shower room, perfect for younger guests.

Outside, the sunny garden sits to the front of the house and is bordered by a delightful dry stone wall and beautifully stocked beds. With a view to the Coniston mountain range, this is an idyllic spot for enjoying summer lunches or afternoon lawn games.

 

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

Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

Read more Code: LCC72

  • BOOKINGS UNTIL END OF OCTOBER 2020 - Occupancy max 6 guests only. At this time, the owners have chosen to make 4 of the 7 bedrooms available, which includes: 2 x double rooms (1 with bath), 1x twin room and 1 x bunk room.
  • 7 bedrooms – 3 en-suite doubles, 1 double with bath alcove, 1 en-suite twin and 2 bunk bedrooms sharing a shower room
  • 5 en-suite bath/shower rooms
  • Gas range oven, microwave, 2 fridges, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner and open fire – logs and coal available locally
  • Bed linen and towels Nursery equipment available
  • Smart TV and DVD player Sony Bluetooth speaker, radio and CD player
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden with furniture and portable BBQ available
  • Use of private lake shore (dogs are not allowed at the private lakeshore during school holidays) and use of jettys at additional charge
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Regret no smoking
  • Parking for 6 cars
  • Pub 1.2 miles

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Dine alfresco on a beautiful summer evening
Picture perfect cottage
Beautiful lounge
Catch up with family and old friends
A grand dining room for formal dining
A large kitchen, perfect for feeding the whole family
Double bedroom
Located in the eaves
Twin bedroom
A pretty double bedroom
Bathroom with bath tub
Show 13 moreA delicately decorated double bedroom

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jenny 28th August 2020

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Brilliant location, with a short walk into town and plenty of great longer walks to do. We didn't use the car all week. The house was a good size, with plenty of room for us all.

Reviewed by Robert 17th July 2020

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Fantastic location, lovely house full of character. Worked perfectly for our extended family of enthusiastic walkers and lake-enjoyers!

Reviewed by Victoria 11th July 2020

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A beautifully put together cottage, very comfortable, a great choice of bedrooms. Great location, perfect for hiking from.. Highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Clare 6th March 2020

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Reviewed by Viv 27th December 2019

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Reviewed by Jeanette 1st November 2019

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This is a lovely comfy old property and great fun for small children to explore. It has the potential to be an exceptional property but the management of the property would need to improve. Lightbulbs out, no soap in any of the dispensers, blocked bedroom sink etc. Isnt what you expect to find when you arrive for a family weekend away.

Reviewed by Richard 30th August 2019

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A perfect location with access to the lake. The seven bedrooms were clean and comfortable with ample showers and toilets for 14 people. There was plenty of hot water and every convenience in the kitchen and dining room had been considered. Our group ranged in age from 5 to 79.

Reviewed by Patricia 9th August 2019

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Beautiful location and full of character, requires a little maintenance to solve some issues. Two rooms have only bunk beds and the top bedroom has little head clearance above the bed. Kitchen is cosy and fully equipped and lovely lounge area to relax in.

Reviewed by Rob 26th July 2019

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Reviewed by Gillian 19th July 2019

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Quirky, interesting, many-staircased house, with superb access to the lake (across a road). Very friendly owners and local contacts.

Reviewed by Carolyn 21st June 2019

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The location is great, only a 25 minute walk into Coniston mainly along footpaths. The cottage is clean, well-equipped, quirky and interesting, although the stairs are narrow & steep which may be a problem for some guests. The short walk down to the private jetty was enjoyed frequently!

Reviewed by Barbara 7th June 2019

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Reviewed by Deborah 31st May 2019

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This beautiful, characterful cottage was ideal for our party of 12 adults although the number of steps proved a bit of a problem for some of our party. The June weather wasn't as bright, sunny and warm as we'd hoped but the cosy spacious reception rooms meant our celebrations were not affected. Well done Jayne Reeve.

Reviewed by J 26th April 2019

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Lovely old homely property in a great location. Worked well for our large party with dogs. Great to have en-suites in most rooms and the lovely copper bath was well used! Coniston is a little to far to walk to so a car is essential however the house is in driving distance of Keswick, Ambleside and Grasmere. Lots of nearby dog walks and very close Read moreto the old man Coniston walk. Great fish and chips in Coniston and the Artisan bakery does a great pizza! Hide

Reviewed by Philippa 22nd March 2019

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Really lovely place the stay for a big group! We stayed for my partners 30th and was perfect for us all.

Reviewed by Emma 15th March 2019

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Reviewed by Shirley 15th February 2019

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Idea for big families good position for everywhere x lovely and quite

Reviewed by Clare 23rd November 2018

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Great house for a party or a family gathering. Well stocked and really spacious. Beautiful location. The owner of the estate, Richard, was warm, friendly and welcoming - we loved it from the start.

Reviewed by Sonia 9th November 2018

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Reviewed by Ruth 26th October 2018

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Reviewed by Helen 5th October 2018

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LOCATION

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