Bank Top Cottage | Coniston

  • Bank Top | Sun Deck
  • Bank Top | Open Plan Living Area
  • Bank Top | Open Plan Living Area
  • Bank Top | Open Plan Living Area
  • Bank Top | Kitchen
  • Bank Top | Bedroom
  • Bank Top | Bedroom View
  • Bank Top | Bedroom
  • Bank Top | Bathroom
  • Bank Top | Sun Deck
  • Bank Top | Sun Deck
  • Bank Top | View
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet friendly property
  • Number of pets: 2
  • Mountain view
  • Countryside view
  • Lake view
  • Log fire
  • Wi-fi
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Cycle storage
  • Public transport within 1 mile

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Property rating: 3

Bank Top Cottage is in the rarefied heights of The Banks, on one of the highest roads in the village. One of a row of traditional small Lakeland slate terraced cottages built in the early C18th, to home the Coppermine workers. The cottages on Thurston Bank are all uniform in design and were the homes to the mine workers rather than the management, who didn't appreciate that the view got better, the higher you went (more fool them).

Ideally situated this cosy cottage enjoys immediate access onto the surrounding open fells and the delights of the village are less than a 10 minute stroll downhill. The cottage enjoys fantastic views from both its inviting sundeck and the master bedroom which look out over Coniston Water and the rolling Grizedale hills beyond.

Ground Floor 
Entering from the back of the house, through the entrance hall, takes you into the kitchen/dining area, where old-fashioned sink and taps meet modern conveniences such as an electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher & washer/dryer.

The wooden floored living area has two double sofas and a log burning stove along with TV, DVD player, and lake views from the patio door. This door takes you out onto a large decked patio with fantastic views over the mature cottage garden to Coniston Water and the surrounding countryside and comes complete with garden furniture.

First floor
Bedroom 1 - double master bedroom which enjoys superb lake and village views.

Bedroom 2 - full size bunk beds for 2 people, suitable for both children and adults.

House bathroom with (half) bath with shower over, basin & WC.

Partially enclosed mature cottage garden, reached through a patio door that opens onto a large decked patio area complete with garden furniture.

Please note the garden slopes with a path that leads to a viewing bench, ideal for relaxing and taking in the surrounding landscape.

A small shed is also available for the storage of mountain bikes.

Travelling with a dog?
We can offer free use of a 1 acre enclosed field in Coniston village, perfect for off the lead running, walking, training and playing. Use by arrangement only. Please contact the office for availability.

Facilities included
Gas Fired central heating, initial logs for the log burning stove, electricity, bed linen & towels.

Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.

Parking available within 50 yards for 1 small/medium car in a designated space.

Public Transport 800 yards
Pub 800yards
Shop 800 yards

Cottage Postcode
LA21 8HE

Accessibility Guide

Local Activities

Coniston is an excellent centre for outdoor enthusiasts, with some superb climbing, walking, water sports, fishing and cycling to be had all year round.

For cycling enthusiasts there are some fantastic trails to be found in the area and the delights of Grizedale Forest are only a short ride away. For runners of all abilities the Lakeland Trail series visits Coniston yearly offering 5k, 10k, marathon and half marathon options. A favourite events amongst visitors and locals is the annual Coniston 14, 13.9 miles of scenic beauty as runners of all ages lap Coniston Water. For endurance athletes the Montane Lakeland 100 & Lakeland 50 events depart from Coniston each July and a whole host of water sports can be enjoyed down at the boating centre. Lastly for those who come to walk the area, no trip to Coniston would be complete without a climb up the Old Man of Coniston.

However for those who like to keep their feet firmly on the ground there's The Ruskin Museum, which depicts the fascinating history of the area including the famous water speed record attempt of Donald Campbell and on the eastern shores of the lake lies Brantwood the Victorian home of philosopher John Ruskin, where regular events and art courses are held. Should you just wish to relax during your time here then the tremendous landscape of cascading waterfalls, streams, lakes and mountains should help you switch off from modern life. Delights such as Tarn Hows and Grizedale Forest are nearby and prove to be ever popular with visitors of all ages.

Please see below links or enquire for more information.


About Coniston Village

In the heart of the English Lake District lies the historical copper mining village of Coniston. Perfectly positioned alongside Coniston Water and below the majestic Coniston Fells, of which Coniston Old Man, 2635ft, is the most famous.

We have the largest collection of accommodation in the Coniston area, so we are sure we can help you find your perfect Coniston cottage.

Customer Comments

A small cottage which was ideal for the two of us. Amazing views, well worth the climb up to the cottage.
J.S, October 2020

Such a nice cottage. Very clean.
E.K, January 2020

Absolutely perfect. Beautiful cottage, well equipped, very clean and stunning views. Loved our stay!
F.B, December 2019

Cottage always clean and tidy and has everything we need.
K&P, September 2019

The cottage was very clean and well presented on our arrival.  We had a very comfortable and homely stay. Well equipped and great for a couple.
F.R, September 2019

Views are wonderful, we loved the terrace. The cottage is comfortable and well equipped.
F.B, September 2019

Lovely stay again, absolutely love it here.
I.H, August 2019

An excellent holiday. Fabulous location and views. Cottage was perfect. Thank you.
F.J, August 2019

Lovely cottage with gorgeous views of Coniston Water. Nicely kept cottage.
D.S, July 2019

Been coming years! Our favourite cottage!
M.G, May 2019

Just lovely. Would stay again.
I&M, April 2019

Lovely cottage, well equipped and clean
L.E. Sept 2018

Bank Top is a lovely cosy cottage. The views are outstanding. We loved that you can walk the Old Man from the path at the back of the house.
A.H August 2018

The cottage is a lovely little home from home. Stunning views and garden.
S.F July 2018

The cottage is lovely, the balcony is fantastic and excellent in sunny weather.
D.G July 2018

Amazing views.
R.W May 2018

Fantastic views!
B.I May 2018

Beautiful Bank Top Cottage, felt like our very own for a wonderful week in Coniston. We will be back.
S.W March 2018

Our favourite cottage, views amazing. Cosy, comfy, clean and pretty.
A.G March 2018

4th visit here, property well maintained and prepared to high standard! Thank you.
S.G March 2018

Views are brilliant!
A.N February 2018

Lovely time at the cottage, the views are stunning. Plenty of walks nearby and a good number of pubs for food. 
C.M February 2018

Great time had again. Can't fault it.
P.K October 2017

A very relaxing stay at Bank Top Cottage. We enjoyed sitting outside admiring the fantastic views and it is definitely somewhere we wish to return to.
J.J September 2017

Lovely stay. Great walks up Beacon Fell also went on Steam Gondola which we highly recommend. Beautiful little sanctuary away from our usual hectic lives. Will be back again!
C.C September 2017

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