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Set in the heart of the lake district, the Townson Ground Estate lies at the north east head of Coniston Water, offering easy access to the many areas of shoreline open to the public, along with excellent walks and a nearby village.
Under new ownership from 2014 Angela & Craig are delighting in their new venture at Garden House, with refurbishment and in the detail for their guest's enjoyment and comfort.
Garden House is one of a group of six adjoining, individually owned houses and cottages. The village of Coniston lies about a mile and a quarter around the lake, offering shops, cafes and a number of good pubs serving locally brewed ale.
Garden House adjoins Townson Ground House to the rear, providing a private aspect. Approached either by steps from the lane or a path from the car park, this little cottage looks out onto a sunny patio and lawned garden with a perfect view of the mountains.
The Living Space
Built all on one level, you enter into the sitting dining room with contemporary furnishings, bright sunny windows and as a focal point, a cheery log burning stove for those cooler months, to settle infront of after a day exploring the local fells and enjoy a movie on the Smart TV.
The kitchen is compact, and thoughtfully equipped having everything you need to prepare hearty dinners or light lunches, along with the Welcome Tray and delightful Breakfast and Coffee Suggestion Box that Angela leaves for her guests.
A seperate private slate built utility room at the driveway entrance offers laundry facilities, portable barbecue and storage for two bikes, canoes or kayaks for those guests that wish to bring them.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
With Garden House all on one level there are two bedrooms, one the master double elegantly furnished, the other a compact pretty twin perhaps more suited to children. The fully tiled bathroom is fitted with bath, overhead shower, wc and basin.
Outside the garden is a real delight, with walled patio and shrub bordered lawn, offering the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or barbecue with a glass of wine and relax with mountain views and evening sun.
With the lake so close, plenty of walks and a good village a short distance away, the Garden House is perfect for couples or a small family, ideal to explore central lakeland.
Set in the very heart of the Lake District at the northwest tip of Coniston Water, Coniston village is a bustling community with a fine church, shops, a post office, cafes, a local brewery and five good pubs.
There is much to do, 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 lakeshores to explore, and you need travel very little to find a new and exciting landscape.
Coniston Water is one of our favourite lakes where the shore and the whole lake open to the public. In the village, at the boating centre you can hire rowing boats, sailing dinghies, kayaks and canoes or my favourite, 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.
For more info on the area visit our Lake District Guide
We’ve had a lovely relaxing few days at The Garden House. Thank you for making it so welcoming for our arrival. The dog loved the treats that were left for her!
This is our first time staying in Coniston and we are already looking forward to returning. Thank you!
We took out a motorboat on the lake which was great fun and very peaceful. Walking around here is wonderful and the views are incredible! The Tuckers
We've had a lovely relaxing and cosy time in your cottage. Thank you for the welcome gifts, they were just lovely. You really have made this cottage into a welcoming home. The Cdhers
Lakeland Extras - You Time
Holidays are are all about relaxing and reviving along with having fun. It should also be about your time, time for yourself, a little self indulgence. Adding some of these extras will enhance your holiday experience and give you that much deserved You Time.
My Personal Sanctuary
MPS is a luxurious and truly indulgent beauty therapy service delivering 5 star quality organic treatments carried out in the comfort of your cottage. Your treatments are carried out by carefully selected therapists, who ensure you are enveloped in calmness, serenity and relaxation from the moment you embark on your treatment journey. It’s the perfect way to unwind and enhance your stay and even better, when you book one of our lake district cottages you will recieve a 5% reduction from MPS on your chosen treatment.
Home Cooked Meals
A delicious home cooked meal delivered to you door will give you even more time to yourself. We have found a few companies that offer a tasty selection. Clare Boissier, a Prue Leith-trained chef with over 20 years experience and will work throughout the county, Lucy's of Ambleside, and in the north Lakes, Choice Catering run by Debbie Bainbridge.