Customer Notice: Please note a 20% discount is active at Bowmanstead Cottage for all bookings taking place between Dec 2018 and November 2019. This is due to building works taking place at a nearby property. Please note bookings accepted during this period must agree to booking disclaimer in regard to works.
Hidden away up the quiet lane past and next to the Ship Inn, just south of Coniston, is this C18th farmhouse. Now a beautifully refurbished quintessential cottage, where traditional meets modern.
The cottage has been lovingly cared for by its owners who have managed to create a warm and welcoming base for any who choose to rest their heads here. Lakeland prints adorn the walls and antique furniture complements the properties quirky character. Upon entering all who visit will benefit from its 'home from home' feel. Perhaps an outcome of the small homely touches lovingly chosen by the owner, which appear in every room.
If it's the outdoors you crave then footpaths & cycle ways are close by, going down to the lake for the Cumbrian Way, or into the fells and The Old Man of Coniston. There's also a fantastic large garden available, perfect for lazy days and summer evenings! This cottage is a must for diehard romantics, friends, families or those seeking outdoor adventure straight from the doorstep.
A typical Lakeland porch invites you into the property and doubles up as an ideal place to leave your walking boots. There's even a stone bench to help. The living room is full of charm and character - beamed ceiling, massive stone hearth with real fireplace, big slate flags covered with rugs & a big cosy leather sofa ideal for curling up in along with TV, DVD & CD player. Up a couple of steps is a separate raised dining area with oak detailing. By contrast there is a modern galley kitchen, with handcrafted slate worktops, big gas range, dishwasher, fridge & microwave.
From the living room, there's a hidden narrow stairwell that leads you up, past the pictures of Herdwick sheep, to a landing with low beams (mind your head!).
Bedroom 1 - magnificent double 4-poster bed with dressing area & en-suite bathroom with walk in shower & WC.
Bedroom 2 - king size bed (or twin 2'6" single beds)
Modern house bathroom with shower & WC.
Adjacent is a beautifully designed spacious terraced cottage garden, this private hideaway is a lovely spot to while away the evenings and catch the last rays of sunshine. The lower part of the garden offers a place to wander and admire the local slate structures dotted around whilst the upper area offers an abundance of seating areas amongst the shrubs. Views across to Coniston Water and the green hills of Grizedale behind can be viewed from the highest level.
Hand painted signs draw your attention to the lockable bicycle storage area which can fit up to 4 bikes. There is also a dog kennel area, should you need to keep an eye on your four legged friend. For fans of mud, an external water tap is readily available, handy for washing off and cleaning up. Please note due to the nature of the terracing & a small stream running along the bottom of the garden we recommend that children are supervised at all times.
Complementing the property is a bright and modern utility room, complete with washer, dryer, freezer and heating. This room also encompasses a drying rack perfect for hanging up wet clothes after a day exploring.
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.
Bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi, electricity, gas, gas fired central heating & initial logs for the fire.
Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.
Parking for 2 cars - other parking nearby.
Public Transport 600 yards
Pub 10 yards
Shop 600 yards
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.
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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 cottages in the Coniston area, so we are sure we can help you find your perfect Coniston cottage.