Terrace with stunning views
Fire up the BBQ
Lounge with patio doors to terrace
Enjoy a home cooked meal
Picture perfect
Double bedroom with en-suite
Children's bunk bedroom
Double bedroom in the attic
Stunning scenery
Relax and unwind with a fantastic view
View towards the property
1 / 14  Terrace with stunning views
2 / 14  Fire up the BBQ
3 / 14  Lounge with patio doors to terrace
4 / 14  Kitchen/diner
5 / 14  Enjoy a home cooked meal
6 / 14  Picture perfect
7 / 14  Double bedroom with en-suite
8 / 14  En-suite
9 / 14  Children's bunk bedroom
10 / 14  Bathroom
11 / 14  Double bedroom in the attic
12 / 14  Stunning scenery
13 / 14  Relax and unwind with a fantastic view
14 / 14  View towards the property

Sun Cottage - Lake District

Coniston, Lake District
Visit England Gold Award
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: LCC54


Following on from the great success of Rock Cottage, Owners Dave and Jan have now refurbished Sun Cottage to the same high standards.

Very well furnished, Sun Cottage offers guests comfortable accommodation, along with all the benefits of village amenities and a fantastic landscape to explore. Nearby you have one of a 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.

Set above the village, a few minutes walk down the hill, Sun Cottage is one of a short row of small traditional Lakeland Cottages on Thurston Bank. Approached by a steep winding hill, the elevated position gives a splendid, panoramic view of the lake. The cottage is perfect for, and set up to host four people, however there is use of an extra small bunk bed room for children should you wish.

The Living Spaces

You enter into the kitchen - dining room which is well equipped offering all you need to rustle up your favourite dishes. With excellent décor it makes both an appealing space to prepare and enjoy long relaxed meals.

From the kitchen you step into the sitting room. A plump sofa along with two arm chairs are set around a log burning stove, adding warmth and a cosiness to the ambience in winter. Double doors open out to a small balcony, giving the most perfect views of Coniston Water and the distant fell.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Upstairs and you come to the first floor with a delightful master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with overhead shower. There is also the bunk bedroom for those who chose this option.

The master bathroom is small but well equipped with roll top bath, overhead shower, basin and WC.

Last but not least, a further flight of stairs open into the attic bedroom with double bed, part revealed stone wall and set under the pitched roof space with TV and DVD player.

Garden Spaces

Double doors open out to a small balcony, giving the most perfect views of Coniston Water and the distant fell. From the balcony, steps go down to the long narrow garden, with terraced areas set with garden furniture and perfect for a barbecue.

All in all I feel Sun Cottage offers the perfect Lakeland experience. Quality, as recognised by the 4 Star Gold Award, a location that offers walks from the doorstep, a village to wine and dine, and forever in your sight one of our most beautiful lakes - come enjoy.

The Location

Coniston village sits in the very heart of the Lake District at the northwest tip of Coniston Water, 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.

There is much to fill your days, the location perfect for outdoor pursuits; climbing, walking, cycling and water sport holidays. All around are trails, leafy forest paths, tracks and lake shores to explore, and you need travel very little to find a new and exciting landscape.

Coniston Water is one the most people friendly lakes, with much of the shore and the whole lake open to the public offering fishing, swimming or simply finding a nice spot for a picnic and enjoying a magnificent view.

To get on the water go to the Boating Centre where you can hire rowing boats, sailing dinghies, kayaks, canoes and small motorboats, perfect to explore the hidden bays and wooded coves. The Centre also hires mountain bikes and electric bikes to help get you around the lanes and up onto the fells.

For a romantic trip on the water you can board the famous Steam yacht ‘Gondola’. A beautiful rebuilt steam powered craft that will transport you back to an era of greater peace and tranquillity.

For walking, climbing and mountain biking the choice is huge, with the whole of the mountain range to explore. The Old Man of Coniston stands at 2635 feet and is very popular, offering various well-marked paths to the summit. If you only go part way the view will be spectacular, the pint in the pub on your return all the more delicious.

There are plenty of low level walks and cycle trails. On the east side of Coniston water lies the Grizedale Forest. A massive working woodland, it is crisscrossed with paths and tracks for walking and mountain biking. The Forest is big into arts, commissioning fabulous statues and installations throughout. It is well worth driving via Hawkshead, around to the visitor centre for a forest map and information to get the best from your day out.

After all that exploring drink and sustenance will be in order. The village has five pubs and a number of cafes. The Black Bull on the bridge is the oldest and an old favourite, but to ring the changes you can try the Ship Inn, the Sun Hotel, the Crown or the Yewdale.

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

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  • 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 1 children’s bunk bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • En-suite shower room with WC
  • Smart TV and CD player, plus additional TV/DVD in the attic bedroom
  • Wood burner - logs available to purchase locally
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking for 1 car, please note that the road leading to the property not suitable for vehicles with low ground clearance
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance
  • Bike store available

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christine 4th October 2019

Lovely, cosy cottage in stunning location. Amazing views over the lake and village. Very steep climb up to the property not for the fainthearted but worth the effort. Ideal for a couple bit tight for four adults. Would certainly choose this cottage again.

Reviewed by Lindy 7th June 2019

A characterful cottage with the most stunning view and a lovely terraced garden. The approach is very steep and not for the fainthearted but definitely worth the effort! Just a few minutes walk from the fells and within easy reach of some great pubs and bistros in Coniston, whilst still being away from the busyness of the main towns. We loved everyRead more minute of our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 26th April 2019

The cottage was comfortable, well equipped and warm and cozy, the views of the Coniston lake were amazing.

Reviewed by Jo 5th April 2019

A beautiful cosy cottage in a wonderful position above Coniston Water. We had a great relaxing holiday

Reviewed by Jon 15th February 2019

We had a great stay at this property in February half term with our two children. The property is well positioned for the town with great views. The property was clean and well equipped and perfect for what we needed. Would stay again / recommend.

Reviewed by The Marshalls October 2018

Loved how cosy and warm the cottage was! Lovely walking routes and stunning views as well. Definately would come back, thank you!

Reviewed by Laura and Michael September 2018

Beautiful cottage and fantastic week. Hope to be back.

Reviewed by Paul and Elaine Dyer September 2018

A beautiful cottage of high standard. All that you need. Entrance road a bit scary - lovely week - thank you.

Reviewed by The O'Regan Family July 2018

A charming cottage with stunning views. Very comfortable. Clean and well equipped. We have very much enjoyed our stay. Thank you,

Reviewed by The Hughes Family July 2018

Booked the cottage for the view, we wern't disappointed! Beautiful cottage as well. WE enjoyed glorious weather, so all in all a brilliant week :) Would have apprecaited a map to show us where we were in relation to walks etc.

Reviewed by Sarah 25th May 2018

We are a family of four and stayed at this property in May half term, it is a very clean and cosy cottage with amazing hill top views. I would definitely recommend a stay and would happily stay here again!

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Terrace with stunning views
Fire up the BBQ
Lounge with patio doors to terrace
Enjoy a home cooked meal
Picture perfect
Double bedroom with en-suite
Children's bunk bedroom
Double bedroom in the attic
Show 2 moreStunning scenery


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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