Coniston in the beautiful Lake District National Park is a haven for those who love boating, cycling or walking. This pretty village is positioned amongst mountains near to Coniston Water, a large lake and is a very scenic spot. With its own tourist information centre, there is plenty of free information available on things to see and do locally. There are also a number of pubs and tea shops in the village where you can take it easy and enjoy a relaxing drink. Keen walkers and hikers may want to enjoy walking in the Lakeland Fells. There is also the option of spending time at Coniston Water where you can rent a rowing boat or if you prefer to play it safe, enjoy a walk or cycle along the paths that circle the lake. Whatever you opt to do in Coniston, there are plenty of choices. Enjoy browsing for country cottages in Coniston and rural retreats nearby.
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Also at Coniston Water, there is an excellent café by the water with large glass windows where you can enjoy a cup of tea and vistas of the lake. Another popular attraction at Coniston Water is the National Trust’s Gondola Yacht which is powered by steam. Booking is recommended for a trip on this yacht as it is a popular attraction which sometimes gets very booked up by wedding parties. If you are interested in walks near Coniston Water, we recommend that you look up the National Trust’s website for their free online guide on walking around Monk Coniston & Tarn Hows. There is certainly plenty to see and do whilst on a cottage break in this part of the Lake District.
Further afield from Coniston, you may want to visit nearby Lake Windermere. A car ferry operates across Lake Windermere but you have to assess whether there is any real advantage for taking this. Some prefer driving around the country lanes within the Lake District National Park as you get a real feel for the area and can enjoy some stunning scenery along the way. Whether you opt to rent a cosy romantic cottage or a large country house, we hope you enjoy a stay in good quality self-catering accommodation in or near Coniston.
There are plenty more cottages available in Cumbria and the Lake District, including pet-friendly, with swimming pools, saunas, hot tubs, tennis courts, on the Cumbrian coast or in pretty Lakeland villages.
Book a Coniston cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Cumbria on holiday.