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Garden House


Key Information


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Garden House



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.

Owners Angela & Craig continue to delight in Garden House and endevour to provide an Eco, local and fair trade experience 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.


Garden Space

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.


The Location

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

Full Lake District Guide

Coniston Village 

Coniston Water & Mountain 

The Grizedale Forest 

Hawkshead - Near & Far Sawrey


Your Say

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

We have had a fantastic stay at The Garden House. Really well equipped, particularly the kitchen which I appreciated very much! Absolutely beautiful views out onto Monk Coniston and at this time of year superb autumnal colours. We will definitely get back as soon as we can, fantastic cottage, location and holiday.
Caroline & John Harrison Derbyshire

Many thanks for a wonderful stay at The Garden House. The cottage is lovely, well appointed and you clearly care for your visitors. Very much a home from home and suspect we will be visiting again. The Christmas decorations were a lovely touch too.  The McCrea Family Newcastle-upon-Tyne 

Garden House
The Details

Garden House Inventory

  • Property Type - Semi Detached - Rural Location
  • 1 Double bedroom with clock radio & TV monitor to access your own Amazon/Netflix account
  • 1 Twin bedroom
  • Duvets - Full linen & towels
  • Nursery equipment - 1 High Chair
    1 Travel Cot - bedding & linen not provided
  • 1 Bathroom with overhead shower & complimentary toiletries
  • Log burning stove
  • Complimentary basket of logs, kindling & firelighters, additional logs available to purchase at property
  • Electric & Combi night store heating inclusive
  • Electric Oven & Hob
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Tassimo coffee machine & small complimentary supply of pods
  • Coffee cafetiere
  • Electric coffee grinder
  • Combination Washer/Dryer in outside laundry room
  • Outside utility room also offers storage for 2 bikes or 2 sit-on kayaks or one full size kayak/canoe
  • DAB Radio with iPod dock
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Wi-Fi Broadband
  • Garden furniture
  • Chimnea
  • Portable barbecue
  • Welcome tea tray, bottle of wine, Artisan cake & Breakfast Suggestion box
  • Decorated Christmas Tree with the owner's Seasonal Best Wishes
  • 2 small (maximum) well behaved Dogs welcome - £25/dog. Welcome dog pack provided.  
  • Secure dog crate available on request-65cmH x60cmW x88cmL
  • Please note guests are to be fully responsible for their pets where they must respect the property and grounds, follow specific instructions left at the property, also be aware of any farm stock nearby - see terms and conditions. On departure and to avoid a Damage Deposit charge, guests must clean up after their pet both inside the property and the grounds.
  • No smokers
  • Parking 1 car
  • Nearest Pub - The Crown Inn - 1.2 Miles
Access Statement
Nearest Amenities
Coniston Village
Near & Far Sawrey
Grizedale Forest
Walks, Activities and Info Links
Local Areas of Interest

We would love to hear your views on Garden House along with any special places you found during your stay. You can leave comments in the visitor book, send an email, or go to our Facebook page.

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For more info on local areas of interest, visit our Lake District Guides



Lake District Guides


Lake District Cottage Holidays are about relaxing and reviving, leisure and pleasure. The lakes, mountains, fells and forests offer some of the best walking and climbing in the country and are a tonic for all. Along with our wonderful landscape and the National Park, the Lake District offers some of the finest dining in the country, a vibrant cultural and arts scene and, for those who want something a little out of the ordinary, we have gathered together a list of people, places and events that should satisfy the most adventurous spirited visitor.



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If you have yet to visit the Lake District, then why not start by watching our little film. An 11 minute movie, it gets to essence of this beautiful landscape. Shot by Jack Serginson and Ollie Gough, the movie shows why our stunning area is the No1 holiday destination.


Treat yourself this holiday.


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Lake District Personal Sanctuary


We want you to truly have a relaxing time and unwind during your stay. We have teamed up with My Personal Sanctuary who offer 5 star quality organic massage and treatments, carried out in the comfort of your holiday home.


To add to the relaxed mood why not order a delicious meal from Clare Boissier, a Prue Leith-trained chef with over 20 years experience and will work throughout the county, Debby Bainbridge in the North Lakes or Lucy’s of Ambleside in South Lakes.
See our Lakeland Extras Page for more details