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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 guests 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 the main Townson Ground House. Approached either by steps from the lane or a path from the car park, this little cottage looks out on to 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.
The kitchen is compact, and thoughtfully equipped having everything you need to prepare hearty dinners or light lunches, along with the delightful Breakfast and coffee suggestion box and Welcome tray that Angela leaves for her guests.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
There are two bedrooms, one the master double elegantly furnished, the other a compact pretty twin perhaps more suited to children. The bathroom is fitted with bath, overhead shower, wc and basin.
Outside the garden is a real delight, offering a perfect place to 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.
Threre 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 lake shores to explore, and you need travel very little to find a new and exciting landscape.
Coniston Water is one of our favourite lakes where of 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 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 January 2015
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.