As you climb out of Coniston on the road heading towards Hawkshead, lies the charming 300 year old Hollin Bank Barn. If you're coming to the Lake District primarily to enjoy the views, then you can't overlook this cottage. It has simply breath-taking views, looking south down along length of Coniston Water. You could quite easily just wallow in the view, and not do anything else, it is that astonishing.
Perfectly positioned this comfortable cottage really does enjoy the best of both worlds. Peace and seclusion yet only a few minutes' drive from all local amenities. Outdoor enthusiasts will marvel in the plethora of footpaths and cycle ways accessible from the front door, including the delights of the nearby Grizedale Forest and Tarn Hows.
In essence Hollin Bank Barn is a charming Lakeland cottage, perfectly suited for couples, friends and families alike.
From the garden you immediately enter the modern fitted kitchen and dining area. Well-appointed the kitchen benefits from electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, wood burning stove, exposed beams & French doors which lead out to the fantastic garden.
Just off the kitchen there's also a cosy twin bedroom and separate shower room.
Bedroom 1 - twin single beds.
Up past the old watercolours, leads to the landing complete with an old drying rack suspended from the ceiling. The sitting room is on this floor but there is a reason for this - you just need to look out of the windows to work it out.
The furniture in the sitting room can't decide whether to be positioned in front of the wood burner or in front of the windows looking out over Coniston Water. Complete with comfortable seating, TV & DVD player this room is perfect for relaxing following a day of exploring.
Upstairs there are also two additional bedrooms, the house bathroom and a door out to the garden.
Bedroom 2 - double sleigh bed.
Bedroom 3 - king size bed (or twin 2'6" single beds).
House bathroom - with hand basin, WC and bath with shower over.
It really is the garden with its views that makes this cottage so irresistible. Dry stone walls surround the garden, keeping the local Herdwick sheep out. Tall pines shelter the woodpeckers you may hear and rhododendrons add seasonal colour. At the bottom of the garden, there are table and chairs in arguably the best position of any such furniture in the area.
The garden also benefits from a shed, perfect for storing bikes & other outdoor equipment.
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, electricity, gas central heating & initial logs for the fire.
Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.
Parking for 1 large or 2 small cars.
This cottage has a private water supply.
Buses pass the gate on their way between Coniston & Hawkshead and will stop on request.
Public Transport 1.5 miles
Pub 1.5 miles
Shop 1.5 miles
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.
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