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Campbell

Coniston

Key Information

Sleeps:4

Star Rating:VE 4 Star Gold Award

Changeover:Friday

Pets:Pets - See Property Inventory

Other: Wi-Fi Broadband

Things To Do While Staying At Campbell

Our Explore More Pages showcase the best along with some of the lesser-known attractions of the Lake District. We want you to get the most from your experience whilst staying in this unique area by highlighting some of our favourite places, along with those of the owners and our friends most loved walks and attractions.

Some days you may wish to stay close to home, on others, set off and visit further away landscapes. Here are just a few of the magnificent places we love, both near and far, always remembering that nowhere is more than a hour to and hour and a quarter drive away, and the journey through the landscape is always part of the days enjoyment.

We would also love to hear about you memorable moments so we can share it with others. 
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Owners Julia & Alan's Favourite Things

As soon as we  saw Campbell with its wonderful backdrop of “The Old Man of Coniston “  and stunning views of the Coniston Fells from the garden we felt we had found Paradise .

We stepped through the French doors of Campbell and just knew that we had to make it ours. It felt welcoming and cosy and just ticked all the right boxes! Delightful, just what we were looking for - a warm and welcoming haven with woodburner, old beams, comfy sofa to curl up on and relax, and a lovely galley kitchen. It had the potential for us to make our mark on it.

Campbell is perfectly situated for high level or low level walks and is just two minutes from the beautiful lakeside, five minutes from Grizedale and all its activities, a short walk to cafes, coffee stops and pubs in the village. The villages of Hawkshead and Skelwith Bridge and the town of Ambleside are a short drive away. Windermere and Bowness can be easily reached by road or by taking the ferry which is a lovely alternative route.

As our days  become even faster paced and more hectic, staying in Campbell provides the perfect  tranquil holiday retreat to restore the rhythms of life with a touch of luxury.


Exploring the area near Campbell

Brantwood A Nice nibble and bit of culture

About half way point on tthe east Coniston Water lake road is Brantwood, former home of John Ruskin, where you may explore the house and the gardens. Adjoining Brantwood is the Jumping Jenny cafe, overlooking the lake, with an excellent lunch time menu.

Down at the jetty you can get a trip on launch over to Coniston village, explore, and return. Do check boat times.


Tilberthwaite Slate Quarries

Lying just above Coniston village is the Tilberthwaite slate mines and quarries. The workings were abandoned many decades ago, where nature has worked its magic, making for a pleasing area to explore. The quarries are popular with rock climbers, however the tracks and bridleways offer a delightful area to roam, and mountain bikers can test their stamina and skill. For more details on the walk and how to get there see the NT link below

 


Exploring further afield of Campbell

Brothers Water & Some Waterfalls

Brothers Water is a lovely little tarn at the foot of the Kirkstone Pass. Its history is a bit spooky as it was supposedly re-named after two brothers drowned in the lake in a variety of supposed circumstances – the experts are still out on the truth.

It is easy to find, and the walks around this little gem are self-evident. Perfect for picnics and an easy day in the landscape, it offers up some fantastic images of Hartsop Dodd, Dove Crag and Place Fell.

As an alternative try a walk I found on the National Trust web site that takes you by the water and on, putting you in sight of some good waterfalls, a Priest Hole and some old lead mines.

After your excursion try the Brothers Water Inn offering good Ale, and decent food.

 


There then are a few ideas for you to try. To get the most from you visit, do have a look at our Lakeland Guide Pages, the links to the many attractions, and of course explore the wider Internet for more wonderful areas and things to.