Dine alfresco on a beautiful summer evening
Picture perfect cottage
Beautiful lounge
Catch up with family and old friends
A grand dining room for formal dining
A large kitchen, perfect for feeding the whole family
Double bedroom
Located in the eaves
Twin bedroom
A pretty double bedroom
Bathroom with bath tub
A delicately decorated double bedroom
Bunk bedrooms
En-suite shower room
A touch of luxury
A modern twist
Unique shower room
Pretty basin
Towards the property
Cool and calm
Use of the jetty
View from the property
A great location
Enjoy the long summer evenings
Spectacular views
1 / 25  Dine alfresco on a beautiful summer evening
2 / 25  Picture perfect cottage
3 / 25  Beautiful lounge
4 / 25  Catch up with family and old friends
5 / 25  A grand dining room for formal dining
6 / 25  A large kitchen, perfect for feeding the whole family
7 / 25  Double bedroom
8 / 25  Located in the eaves
9 / 25  Twin bedroom
10 / 25  A pretty double bedroom
11 / 25  Bathroom with bath tub
12 / 25  A delicately decorated double bedroom
13 / 25  Bunk bedrooms
14 / 25  En-suite shower room
15 / 25  A touch of luxury
16 / 25  A modern twist
17 / 25  Unique shower room
18 / 25  Pretty basin
19 / 25  Towards the property
20 / 25  Cool and calm
21 / 25  Use of the jetty
22 / 25  View from the property
23 / 25  A great location
24 / 25  Enjoy the long summer evenings
25 / 25  Spectacular views

Townson Ground House

Coniston, Lake District
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
VE 4 star Gold
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: LCC72


Set in the heart of the Lake District, the Townson Ground Estate lies near the north east 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. Townson Ground lies at the north east head of Coniston Water, one of a group of six adjoining, individually owned houses and cottages.

The village of Coniston lies about a mile and half around the lake, offering shops, cafes and a number of good pubs serving locally brewed ale.

The history of the house dates back to 1547 when the house was first built by the monks of Furness Abbey and much of the original structure remains, with later Victorian additions.

Living Spaces

From a sunny private garden to the front of the house you enter into the sitting room. Light streams through sash windows, where to one end is an open fire and the other a log burning stove, with sofas and chairs drawn around each, giving a cosy space to relax. From here you step down into the dining room, the long table ideal for grand meals and dinner conversation.

A corridor connects the sitting room, dining room and kitchen with a small lobby for hats coats and boots. The kitchen, with under floor heating is large and well equipped, designed for catering for large parties.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

From the sitting room stairs lead up and divide to the bedroom floors. There are a mix of double, twin and bunk bedded rooms. All are comfortable, most with en-suite bath or shower rooms, save the bunk rooms which share a common small shower room with basin and WC. There is a further first floor separate WC.

Garden Spaces

The garden lies to the front of the house, a sunny grassed area bordered by a stone wall, plants and shrubs. Perfect to relax or barbecue, with a view through trees to the Coniston mountain range.

The combination of a fine house, perfect location and lakeside fun make Townson Ground ideal to gather your family or friends for reunion and celebration.

Use Of The Private Lake Shore

Guest staying at Townson Ground House have kindly been extended use of the private lake frontage owned by the nearby Tent Lodge Estate. Please note that dogs are not allowed at the private lakeside during school holidays. Access lies across the lane and by pedestrian path only.

The Lakeside and Boat Mooring

  • For those who wish to moor a boat, please note you will have to launch from the Coniston Boating Centre for which there will be a launching fee. There will be a further fee for mooring, please see rates below. Should you wish to bring a boat please contact the office for further details.
  • Jetty Fees - Boats and dinghies £40 per week £20 per short break. Canoes, windsurfers etc £20 per week £10 Short breaks
  • Please Note - To preserve the peace of all estate properties; the facilities, grounds and lakeside are strictly for use of resident guests.
  • Use of all facilities is at the guests' own risk.

Out & About

Coniston Water, the village and the 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, 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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 7 bedrooms – 3 en-suite doubles, 1 double with bath alcove, 1 en-suite twin and 2 bunk bedrooms sharing a shower room
  • 5 en-suite bath/shower rooms
  • Gas range oven, microwave, 2 fridges, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner and open fire – logs and coal available locally
  • Bed linen and towels Nursery equipment available
  • Smart TV and DVD player Sony Bluetooth speaker, radio and CD player
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden with furniture and portable BBQ available
  • Use of private lake shore (dogs are not allowed at the private lakeshore during school holidays) and use of jettys at additional charge
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Regret no smoking
  • Parking for 6 cars
  • Pub 1.2 miles

Let the Lake District lure you in with its crags and grandeur, it's truly worthy of its UNESCO World Heritage Site recognition. Coniston Water, the village and the 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. Coniston Boating Centre is the place to hire boats and kayaks, a great group activity and unrivalled way to explore the serenity of The Lakes. Around 30 miles north of the cottages is Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England and a must-climb for the ambitious and those in search of a memorable view.

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jeanette 1st November 2019

This is a lovely comfy old property and great fun for small children to explore. It has the potential to be an exceptional property but the management of the property would need to improve. Lightbulbs out, no soap in any of the dispensers, blocked bedroom sink etc. Isnt what you expect to find when you arrive for a family weekend away.

Reviewed by Richard 30th August 2019

A perfect location with access to the lake. The seven bedrooms were clean and comfortable with ample showers and toilets for 14 people. There was plenty of hot water and every convenience in the kitchen and dining room had been considered. Our group ranged in age from 5 to 79.

Reviewed by Patricia 9th August 2019

Beautiful location and full of character, requires a little maintenance to solve some issues. Two rooms have only bunk beds and the top bedroom has little head clearance above the bed. Kitchen is cosy and fully equipped and lovely lounge area to relax in.

Reviewed by Gillian 19th July 2019

Quirky, interesting, many-staircased house, with superb access to the lake (across a road). Very friendly owners and local contacts.

Reviewed by Carolyn 21st June 2019

The location is great, only a 25 minute walk into Coniston mainly along footpaths. The cottage is clean, well-equipped, quirky and interesting, although the stairs are narrow & steep which may be a problem for some guests. The short walk down to the private jetty was enjoyed frequently!

Reviewed by Deborah 31st May 2019

This beautiful, characterful cottage was ideal for our party of 12 adults although the number of steps proved a bit of a problem for some of our party. The June weather wasn't as bright, sunny and warm as we'd hoped but the cosy spacious reception rooms meant our celebrations were not affected. Well done Jayne Reeve.

Reviewed by J 26th April 2019

Lovely old homely property in a great location. Worked well for our large party with dogs. Great to have en-suites in most rooms and the lovely copper bath was well used! Coniston is a little to far to walk to so a car is essential however the house is in driving distance of Keswick, Ambleside and Grasmere. Lots of nearby dog walks and very close Read moreto the old man Coniston walk. Great fish and chips in Coniston and the Artisan bakery does a great pizza! Hide

Reviewed by Philippa 22nd March 2019

Really lovely place the stay for a big group! We stayed for my partners 30th and was perfect for us all.

Reviewed by Shirley 15th February 2019

Idea for big families good position for everywhere x lovely and quite

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Dine alfresco on a beautiful summer evening
Picture perfect cottage
Beautiful lounge
Catch up with family and old friends
A grand dining room for formal dining
A large kitchen, perfect for feeding the whole family
Double bedroom
Located in the eaves
Twin bedroom
A pretty double bedroom
Bathroom with bath tub
Show 13 moreA delicately decorated double bedroom


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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