Towards the back of the cottage
A seperate games room, with spectacular views
Lounge with wood burner
Relax after a long walk
Dining room
Plenty of space for all
Ideal for socialising
Games room
Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
Master bedroom
Enjoy the views
En-suite bathroom
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
2nd single bedroom
While away the evening
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
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2 / 24  A seperate games room, with spectacular views
3 / 24  Lounge with wood burner
4 / 24  Relax after a long walk
5 / 24  Dining room
6 / 24  Plenty of space for all
7 / 24  Ideal for socialising
8 / 24  Kitchen
9 / 24  Games room
10 / 24  Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
11 / 24  Master bedroom
12 / 24  Enjoy the views
13 / 24  En-suite bathroom
14 / 24  Twin bedroom
15 / 24  Bathroom
16 / 24  Double bedroom
17 / 24  Single bedroom
18 / 24  2nd single bedroom
19 / 24  While away the evening
20 / 24  Make the most of the outdoors
21 / 24  Fantastic entrance up the driveway sorrounded by the garden
22 / 24  Outside of this beautiful cottage
23 / 24  View towards property
24 / 24  Stunning scenery

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


How Head House overlooks Coniston Water with a backdrop of high fell and mountain. Set in the heart of the Lake District, How Head House lies near the northeast shores of Coniston Water, offering easy access to the many areas of shoreline open to the public, along with excellent walks and a nearby village. The views across to the lake give a panoramic picture of the Coniston mountain range and the mighty 'Old Man' rising above and reflecting in the lake. It is a pleasure to simply watch as its craggy slopes change in hue and colour with the time of day, weather and season.

Very well furnished, as recognised by the Visit England 4 Star award, How Head House offers guests comfortable accommodation for eight, along with all the benefits of the nearby village amenities and a fantastic landscape to explore. Nearby you have one of our most beautiful lakes, a rugged mountain range, plenty of activities on, in and around the water, along with pubs, cafes, shops and a microbrewery - perfect.

The Living Spaces

Originally a barn dating from the 16th century, How Head House is now a fine semi-detached home. You enter into a lobby and the dining hall area. Furnished with a large dining table and occasional pieces, it makes a fine room for indulging in grand meals and after dinner chat.

The kitchen is well planned and equipped with nice touches, such as an American style fridge freezer with icemaker for those long cool summer drinks.

Stairs lead down to the sitting room, furnished with sofas and armchair rockers drawn around a large wood-burning stove. Books, games, iPod docking station all endorse the care given to this property.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

There are five bedrooms. The master bedroom with its en-suite whirlpool bathroom and separate shower cubicle lies off the dining hall. Private and spacious it has super views across to the lake and mountains.

Downstairs are the remaining bedrooms; one double, one twin and two single. There is also a family bathroom fully equipped with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. There are further separate WCs in the upstairs and downstairs hall areas.

Games Room & Garden Spaces

Outside, across from the main building, you will find the games room with a pool table, leather sofas, a log burning stove and doors opening onto the patio and outdoor dining area, giving beautiful views of the mountains & lake. There is also a small breakfast bar area with sink and fridge for drinks preparation.

How Head House is set well off the road along a shared driveway, the grounds leading up to wonderful lake and mountain views from the house and patio. The house is welcoming and for your arrival a complimentary bottle of wine from the owners to celebrate the start of your holiday.

Out & About

Coniston Water, the village and the Coniston Old Man are three icons of the Lake District. Set in the very heart of the National Park this area has been a long-time favourite for walkers and climbers along with those that prefer a gentler, more relaxed holiday.

The village offers shops, inns and cafes and at the boating centre you can hire boats to take out onto the water or take a trip on the lake cruisers or the ridiculously beautiful steam yacht Gondola.

The mountain is climbable by any reasonably fit person, with well-marked tracks to the summit. Even if you only go part way the view will be memorable.

East of the lake is the huge Grizedale Forest. A centre for all things woodland, there are trails that take you on a nine mile route, where on the way you can spot the many sculptures created by resident and visiting artists. At the visitor centre bikes can be hired for mountain biking, and at Go-Ape, the tree top assault course, you can find your inner Tarzan.

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  • 5 bedrooms - 2 doubles (1 king-sized), 1 twin (with large single beds), and 2 singles
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, and WC
  • En-suite bathroom with spa bath, shower, and WC
  • 2 separate WCs
  • TV/DVD, plus iPod dock in the master bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 wood burners - 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
  • Disposable BBQ
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Shop and pub 1 mile

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah 15th February 2020

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

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 Karen 6th July 2019

Blore Hall is in such a perfect location for discovering the wonders of the Lower Peak District. Our property was on the edge of the site, overlooking looking field of sheep. It was lovely. If you enjoy walking, the walk to Dove Dale and Ilam are possible from the property and there are many quieter Bea walks a few minutes drive away. Wolfscote DalRead moree And Thor Cave are both a must. Hide

Reviewed by Khalid 8th June 2019

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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Towards the back of the cottage
A seperate games room, with spectacular views
Lounge with wood burner
Relax after a long walk
Dining room
Plenty of space for all
Ideal for socialising
Games room
Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
Master bedroom
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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