The Peat House lies a mile from Coniston Water, in the small hamlet of Nibthwaite. Tracks lead from the cottage through woodland and moor, where you can take trails across fell leading to Grizedale Forest, ending your day with a walk home by a lake shore. If you fancy a pint in a friendly inn, the Red Lion is a gentle one mile stroll down to nearby Lowick Bridge.
The cottage has been beautifully created from a 17th century peat house, offering guests a level of comfort. You enter into a spacious open plan sitting room, dining kitchen area. The first impression is of warmth and elegance. The sitting room has panelled walls and timber floors in soft creams, scattered with richly coloured rugs. Soft lighting spills onto polished dark furniture and a plump sofa and two armchairs are drawn around the roaring log fire.
The kitchen area is finished with panelled units and a fine table, where with the lights dimmed and a few candles you have the perfect place to dine and talk.
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
Upstairs are two bedrooms, comfortably furnished with pitched ceilings. The double has an en-suite bathroom and the twin a shower room, with a separate wc on the landing.
The large garden has views out to fell and woodland. Here you will find the conservatory adjoining a small reading room, a quiet place with a host of books, desk, armchair and log burning stove. The location, style and sheer comfort make this cottage perfect for both summer and winter, either for families and friends or as a romantic and memorable retreat for two.
Out & About
The landscape is the backdrop for Arthur Ransome's famous novels, perfect for walking and cycling. 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.
A short walk from the barn brings you to the Red Lion Inn. Friendly staff serves good local ales and hearty pub food, where visitors are welcome to join in events such as quiz nights - all great fun.
Coniston village sits at the head of the lake, sheltered in the lea of the Coniston mountain range. A village with much to do, with shops, cafes and four pubs, the location perfect for outdoor pursuits; climbing, walking, cycling and water sport holidays. 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.
You can get on the water by renting a boat the boating centre, where you can hire rowing boats, sailing dinghies, kayaks and canoes or one of the small motorboats, perfect for a day out exploring 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 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.
Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.