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Lounge with wood burner
Relax after a long walk
Dining room
Plenty of space for all
Kitchen
Games room
Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
Master bedroom
Enjoy the views
En-suite bathroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
2nd single bedroom
Make the most of the outdoors
Fantastic entrance up the driveway sorrounded by the garden
Outside of this beautiful cottage
View towards property
Stunning scenery
A seperate games room, with spectacular views
Towards the back of the cottage
1 / 22  Lounge with wood burner
2 / 22  Relax after a long walk
3 / 22  Dining room
4 / 22  Plenty of space for all
5 / 22  Kitchen
6 / 22  Games room
7 / 22  Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
8 / 22  Master bedroom
9 / 22  Enjoy the views
10 / 22  En-suite bathroom
11 / 22  Twin bedroom
12 / 22  Bathroom
13 / 22  Double bedroom
14 / 22  Single bedroom
15 / 22  2nd single bedroom
16 / 22  Make the most of the outdoors
17 / 22  Fantastic entrance up the driveway sorrounded by the garden
18 / 22  Outside of this beautiful cottage
19 / 22  View towards property
20 / 22  Stunning scenery
21 / 22  A seperate games room, with spectacular views
22 / 22  Towards the back of the cottage

How Head House

Coniston, Lake District
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: LCC28

Overlooking the serene shores and breathtaking scenery of Coniston Water, this gorgeous stone property is the epitome of comfort and style. Escape blustery cold afternoons by lighting the fire and sitting back with a soothing brew and homemade cake or, on warm evenings, bask in the balmy sunshine of your private terrace. There’s a games barn for entertaining the troops, plus lavish bathrooms and five gorgeous bedrooms to sleep eight guests.

Take in the fantastic surroundings as you approach via the sweeping driveway, stepping inside to discover a haven characterised by high ceilings, character beams and impressive decor. The heart of the home is the elegant dining space that’s traditionally styled and features enough seating for your entire party. Follow the first wooden staircase down into the spacious lounge to cuddle up by the fire or take the second flight of stairs to the country-cottage-style kitchen to whip up sumptuous feats. Weary from your adventures, you’ll find a magnificent master suite next to the dining room, which boasts an en-suite with a spa bath and separate shower. The remaining bedrooms are on the lower-ground floor, complete with a generous family bathroom. Head outside to discover the well-stocked games room with its wood burner, pool table and drinks fridge, throwing open the doors to reach the private terrace for al fresco dining with a view.

Stroll down to the gently lapping shores of Coniston Water to take in the views, spotting the resident wildlife as you enjoy a gentle stroll around the lake. Literature lovers will find themselves stepping into the pages of Beatrix Potter’s charming books, exploring her former residence Hill Top House, 5 miles away, or venturing to the chocolate-box village of Grasmere, 10.5 miles away, once home to William Wordsworth.

  • 5 bedrooms - 2 super king-sized, 1 twin (with large single beds), and 2 singles
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, and WC
  • En-suite bathroom with bath, shower, and WC
  • 2 separate WCs
  • TV / DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner - logs are available to purchase locally
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Games room with pool table
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Shop and pub 1 mile

 

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helen 29th May 2021

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Lovely accommodation great location with excellent views. Lots of space. The games room was good and we ate at the outside table lots

Reviewed by Mark 28th December 2020

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Amazing location and cottage overall. We had 4 people in our group and this worked well as its a big place. Lots of great walking options from the cottage. Games room is a nice touch too. We cooked each night and found the kitchen equipment a bit lacking and a bit tired in places but overall it was very good. For larger groups note there is only 1 Read moretv in the living room and kitchen may be a struggle for cooking for 8. Hide

Reviewed by Daniel 18th December 2020

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Brilliant location and the cottage was superb! Recycling instructions should be clearer as main site is accessible by a short drive to Coniston. The cottage is close to a few decent treks for families and a few for more seasoned trekkers. Highly recommend in any season! Thank you for hosting us!

Reviewed by Laurence 10th October 2020

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Lovely cottage. Fantastic position, glorious views of Coniston Water and The Old Man. Great for a group or family with separate games room.

Reviewed by Mark 26th September 2020

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Excellent views of Coniston water and the the old man of coniston. Well specced house. A great base to explore from. 15 minute walk to the village. 10 min to Coniston inn.

Reviewed by Judy 19th September 2020

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A beautiful house overlooking Coniston Water. Very spacious, comfortable seating, mostly well equipped and spotlessly clean. Wonderful for a group or family, in an incredible location for exploring the southern Lakes, yet out of the busy tourist areas. Recommended!

Reviewed by Richard 12th September 2020

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This is a fantastic location for relaxation, taking in the impressive Lakeland views and gives great access to Coniston Water for kayaking and wild swimming. All three generations of our family met their holiday needs and the cottage has all the space needed to share time together and as individuals through the outhouse and amazing gardens. Just whRead moreat was needed after the lock down! Hide

Reviewed by Valarie 5th September 2020

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Beautiful house but needs deep clean .

Reviewed by Alison 29th August 2020

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Fantastic location with amazing view of the lake, lovely accommodation thank you

Reviewed by Natasha 15th August 2020

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Reviewed by JOHN 8th August 2020

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Reviewed by Alan 25th July 2020

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the cottage and location are both excellent. It is fully equipped for family use with all the essentials in spades. Safe areas for outdoor play and fabulous views add to the holiday. The pool table came in very useful for the Lakes weather and our younger guests even switched off their tablets and Ipads to play

Reviewed by Sarah 15th February 2020

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We loved the layout of the cottage for our large party (8 adults plus baby), and it was very comfortably furnished. We enjoyed views of the lake and Old Man Coniston, and the snooker room was a great bonus in a week of bad weather. A good location too - easy reach of Ambleside and Windermere, and lots of great walks.

Reviewed by Sarah 31st January 2020

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Lovely stay at How Head House. Clean, spacious, well equipped. Comfortable for 7 adults and a toddler. High chair and stair gates provided. Lovely location, ample parking. Games room a bonus!

Reviewed by Adrian 31st August 2019

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Reviewed by Christopher 13th July 2019

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Reviewed by Tom 29th June 2019

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Reviewed by Khalid 8th June 2019

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The cottage offers beautiful views of Coniston Water, the Old Man and the surrounding fields of grazing cows. The living room has comfortable sofas and the large kitchen is well-equiped. The main bedroom is very spacious and easily accessed at the ground floor whereas other bedrooms are located downstairs. We appreciate the modern heating and hot wRead moreater, the quirky touches of decor and the ample supply of books and games. We highly recommend this place and can't wait to return here. Hide

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Lounge with wood burner
Relax after a long walk
Dining room
Plenty of space for all
Kitchen
Games room
Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
Master bedroom
Enjoy the views
En-suite bathroom
Twin bedroom
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Location

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Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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