So peaceful and picturesque
Extensive shared grounds with views towards the apartment
Enjoy the views
Lounge area
Spacious open-plan living
View from the living room
Dining area
Light-filled hallway
King-size bedroom with en-suite
Enjoy the views from the bedroom
Through the bedroom window
Take a refreshing shower
King-size with en-suite
Everything you need
When you wake up in the master bedroom
Enjoy a nice soak
Light and airy
Hallway to the apartment
Stunning features
A fantastic spot to relax in
Take in the view
So peaceful
Large shared gardens
Fantastic grounds
Towards the property
Such a stunning location
1 / 28  So peaceful and picturesque
2 / 28  Extensive shared grounds with views towards the apartment
3 / 28  Enjoy the views
4 / 28  Lounge area
5 / 28  Spacious open-plan living
6 / 28  View from the living room
7 / 28  Dining area
8 / 28  Light-filled hallway
9 / 28  King-size bedroom with en-suite
10 / 28  Enjoy the views from the bedroom
11 / 28  Through the bedroom window
12 / 28  Take a refreshing shower
13 / 28  En-suite
14 / 28  King-size with en-suite
15 / 28  Everything you need
16 / 28  When you wake up in the master bedroom
17 / 28  Enjoy a nice soak
18 / 28  Light and airy
19 / 28  Hallway to the apartment
20 / 28  Stunning features
21 / 28  Entrance
22 / 28  A fantastic spot to relax in
23 / 28  Take in the view
24 / 28  So peaceful
25 / 28  Large shared gardens
26 / 28  Fantastic grounds
27 / 28  Towards the property
28 / 28  Such a stunning location

Summer Hill House - Apartment 4

Coniston (4mls N), Lake District
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 5 star Gold
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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Property code: LCC51


Dating back to the late 1700's, Summer Hill is a beautiful Grade II listed country house of classical Georgian design, set in extensive, landscaped gardens, with sweeping lawns and an ornamental fountain.

A much-loved private family home for over 200 years, the present owners, Brian and Rosemary, have carried out an exciting re-creation of the property, changing it into five super, privately owned apartments, retaining the grandness of the period architecture, but adding a contemporary modern twist to the project. This apartment is beautifully and thoughtfully put together reflecting the Visit England 5 Star Gold Award.

The house is tucked away on a gentle hill above Spark Bridge, just below Coniston Water. The location gives you easy access to the lakes and mountains lying to the north, along with the Grizedale Forest. To the south lies the Cartmel Peninsula with its pretty villages and rugged coastline of the Morecambe Bay, and east is Newby Bridge at the foot of Lake Windermere.

Apartment 4 occupies the upper floor, where from the outside front elevation, the three windows seen above the original grand entrance door, form the main living space.

Living Spaces

Access to the apartment is from the lower side entrance, where a communal grand staircase takes you up three levels, past gorgeous tall windows affording picture perfect views and on up to the top floor landing with is niche flanked by two grand fluted columns.

Enter into the hallway with its skylight allowing light to flood in and walk through to the main living space. Open plan, you have to one end a super modern kitchen and dining area offering all mod cons for easy living.

To the other end is the sitting room area, with a huge contemporary sofa and two armchairs, perfect to sit back and relax. The windows are filled with views of the grounds, and from the side elevation there is a wonderful view across to the Morecambe Bay and the distant Arnside fells.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Off the entrance hall are the two bedrooms. Both are large elegant rooms, comfortable in their furnishings and both with king sized beds. Bedroom one with views out to the main lawn and the bay, has an en-suite bathroom along with a huge shower cubicle, WC and basin. Whereas bedroom two with garden views, has a super en-suite shower room with WC and hand basin.

Garden Spaces

Outside each apartment has its own allocated private garden space, where the rest of the extensive grounds are there for all to enjoy.

In Summation - Summer Hill will afford guests a perfect holiday base or a super romantic retreat for weekends, anniversaries and honeymoons, where the local area gives you much to see and do, along with ease of exploring the wider Lake District National Park and its sublime landscape.

Out & About

The landscape is the backdrop for Arthur Ransome's famous children's novels, the Swallows and Amazon adventures, and is perfect for walking and cycling.

Spark Bridge lies west of Lake Windermere in the Crake Valley. To the north you have the Furness Fells which encompass the might Grizedale Forest with is many trails and forest art, along with Coniston Water, one of my favourite lakes, and the Coniston mountain range, dominated by the mighty Old Man overshadowing Coniston's village at the head of the lake.

A short walk from the apartment brings you to the Farmers Arms at Spark Bridge, a great old pub with friendly staff, or the Royal Oak for local ales and food. For variety, the Red Lion Inn lies a little further away at Lowick Bridge, again serving good local ales and hearty pub food, and visitors are welcome to join in the pubs events such as the weekly quiz nights - all great fun.

South you have the Cartmel Peninsula and the Morecambe Bay. As grand as any of the lakes, the bay offers walks out along the shoreline, giving you miles of silver sands, rocky bays to explore, and the wonder of the tidal bore, which rushes in twice daily.

On the peninsular are two delightful villages. Grange over Sands overlooks the bay and offers plenty of good local shops. Over the fell lies Cartmel, one of the prettiest villages in the lakes. A huge priory sits at is centre, where little streets radiate off the village square. As well as being famed for its architecture, the village has become a haven for great cuisine, with four pubs, and Simon Rogan's two establishments, Rogan and Company, a easy bistro style venue, and his world famous L'Enclume with its Michelin Star and voted the Good Food Guides number one restaurant for 2014.

To the west lies Ulverston, on the Furness peninsula. A pretty town with a maze of cobbled streets, alleys and ginnels it offers plenty of shops and cafes along with excellent pubs and restaurants and, on the edge of town, is Booths supermarket.

The town is most famous as the birthplace of Stan Laurel, but also for its festivals. There are festivals for walking, music, egg rolling, flag day and, perhaps most spectacular, the Lantern Festival to list but a few and it is worth checking what's on and when with the Tourist Information Centre. Along with the festivals the arts play a big part in the life of Ulverston, where there is a good cinema and the ‘Coronation Hall’, a fine theatre, offering plays, music and opera.

Just east is Newby Bridge at the foot of Windermere. Some excellent inns are to be found along with the Steamboat terminal at Lakeside offering trips up and down the lake.

Just above Newby Bridge, at Finsthwaite, is a fairly little know walk around the two waters of High and Low Dam. Easy to access they make for a perfect easy short walk, with time for a leisurely picnic by the water's edge.

North and to the Coniston fells. Bethacar Moor is crisscrossed with tracks and pathways, rewarding you with bracing walks and fine views. At the foot of Coniston you can explore the shoreline with its little bays, and running west from the lake lies the Grizedale Forest.

Coniston village sits at the head of the lake, sheltered in the lea of the Coniston mountain range. Radiating from the stone bridge, spanning Church Beck, the four main streets are a bustling community with a fine church, shops, a post office, cafes, a local brewery, and five good pubs.

This is a village with much to do, the location perfect for outdoor pursuits. Climbing, walking, cycling and water sport holidays are just some of the activities on offer. On all points of the compass there are trails, leafy forest paths, tracks and lake shores to explore, and you need travel very little to find a new and exciting landscape.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • Bedrooms - 1 king size and 1 double 
  • Bathrooms - 1 en-suite shower room with basin and toilet and 1 with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower enclosure, basin and toilet
  • Kitchen – Electric oven & hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electricity and central heating included
  • TV with DVD player
  • CD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Welcome tea/coffee tray. Complimentary Prosecco & Continental Breakfast supply of croissants & artisan jam.
  • Private patio area with garden furniture
  • Regret no children under age 12, babes in arms welcome
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Pub 1 mile

This property is personally managed by Anthony.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by S 25th October 2019

This is a beautiful apartment, expertly appointed throughout, with the best of views through the Lakeland fells over towards the bay. Super kitchen with all the appliances one could need. Comfortable throughout, no expense spared with oak floors, lovely beds and linen. If Lakeland wasnt so beautiful, youd have no problem staying in!

Reviewed by Lara 13th September 2019

What a fabulous place. Had everything we needed. Apartment was very spacious and so quiet. Great views over Morecombe Bay. After all the hard walking in the Lakes, great to have a soak in huge tub!

Reviewed by Susan 6th September 2019

A very comfortable and well-appointed apartment that was a pleasure to stay in. We looked forward to coming back after a day out. Within easy reach of Coniston and Windermere and Morecombe bay.

Reviewed by Jill 2nd August 2019

Fantastic in every way . An open , spacious apartment with wonderful views and beautifully presented. Great location within reasonably easy reach of the zoo , Ravenglass railway , Ambleside and Grasmere , so centrally located . Cant wait to go back

Reviewed by Sebastian 26th July 2019

What a fantastic place - our second week here.

Reviewed by Stephen 12th July 2019

Summer Hill is exactly as represented in the website details, if not better. The drive winds through trees and gardens and you only get sight of the house at the last minute, quite wonderful. Once in the apartment, apart from the high class fixtures and fittings, you cant help but marvel at the huge windows and beautiful views from all aspects. CleRead morever use of overhead windows in the bathrooms and hall gives natural lighting in these inside ares, quite brilliant. I highly recommend this property. Hide

Reviewed by YVONNE 31st May 2019

Well equiped and very spacious apartment. It is up 3 flights of stairs which some may find difficult. Beautiful grounds to relax in.

Reviewed by Uyen 24th May 2019

Beautiful flat, lovely decor and high end fixtures and fittings. Lovely view over the garden and hills and sea in far distance. Owners kept themselves to themselves, which was fine for us.

Reviewed by Joanne 12th April 2019

This is a beautiful, elegant apartment in a quiet location with stunning views. Very spacious and well equipped with excellent bathrooms and comfortable beds. Perfectly located for easy access to all the southern Lakes have to offer, no shortage of wonderful places to visit and see. Nearby Ulverston has a great variety of good restaurants . We woulRead moredn't hesitate to return to this excellent apartment and the owners were incredibly helpful and responsive. Hide

Reviewed by Sebastian 18th February 2019

This is an amazing property, beautifully furnished, far-reaching views and very peaceful. There is absolutely no noise from traffic. The rooms have huge proportions and there are many windows which give a lot of air and space to the property. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Stephen 11th February 2019

Beautiful location and views, stunning apartment and grounds. Everything you could possibly need was on hand in the apartment and it was spotlessly clean! The Prosecco, croissants and jam was a lovely gesture and much appreciated too. We will certainly be coming back again very soon.

Reviewed by Marie-Clotilde 16th November 2018

We had an amazing time at Summer Hill, a real indulgence giving us the much needed break away from London. The property has been refurbished to a lovely standard making our stay in Apartment 4 a real treat throughout. From views, to quiet, and equipment, the perfect space to unwind and discover Cumbria, whether in the immediate surroundings or ventRead moreuring further afield. We loved it and would definitely book it again. Hide

Reviewed by Vaughan 8th October 2018

Well appointed property, both for those wishing to self cater or just eat out. The bedrooms are superb for size and the kitchin lounge area was supplied with great views. While a little away from the main lakes area, we had a car which meant everywhere in the south lakes area was easily accessable.

Reviewed by Marilyn 10th September 2018

The apartment was beautiful with fantastic views over Morecambe Bay and the gardens. Everything was spotless and so comfortable. Even though the weather was variable there was lots to do locally. Several flights of stairs up to the apartment so not so easy on arrival with bags or cases.

Reviewed by David 23rd July 2018

Great location. Peaceful setting but close enough to pubs restaurants and shops. Highly recommended.

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So peaceful and picturesque
Extensive shared grounds with views towards the apartment
Enjoy the views
Lounge area
Spacious open-plan living
View from the living room
Dining area
Light-filled hallway
King-size bedroom with en-suite
Enjoy the views from the bedroom
Through the bedroom window
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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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