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Sun Cottage


Key Information

Sleeps:4 Plus 2

Star Rating:VE 4 Star Gold Award


Pets:No Pets

Other: Wi-Fi Broadband

See Also - Rock Cottage  

Lake Views

Sun Cottage



Following on from the great success of Rock Cottage, Owners Dave and Jan have now refurbished Sun Cottage to the same high standards. 

Very well furnished, Sun Cottage offers guests comfortable accommodation, along with all the benefits of village amenities and a fantastic landscape to explore. Nearby you have one of a our most beautiful lakes, a rugged mountain range, plenty of activities on, in and around the water, along with pubs, cafes, shops and a micro brewery.

Set above the village, a few minutes walk down the hill, Sun Cottage is one of a short row of small traditional Lakeland Cottages on Thurston Bank. Approached by a steep winding hill, the elevated position gives a splendid, panoramic view of the lake. The cottage is perfect for, and set up to host four people, however there is use of an extra small bunk bed room for children should you wish.


The Living Spaces

You enter into the kitchen - dining room which is well equipped offering all you need to rustle up your favourite dishes. With excellent decor it makes both an appealing space to prepare and enjoy long relaxed meals.

From the kitchen you step into the sitting room. A plump sofa along with two arm chairs are set around a log burning stove, adding warmth and a cosiness to the ambience in winter. Double doors open out to a small balcony, giving the most perfect views of Coniston Water and the distant fell.


Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Upstairs and you come to the first floor with a delightful master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with overhead shower. There is also the bunk bedroom for those who chose this option.

The master bathroom is small but well equipped with roll top bath, overhead shower, basin and WC.

Last but not least, a further fight of stairs open into the attic bedroom with double bed, part revealed stone wall and set under the pitched roof space.


Garden Spaces

Double doors open out to a small balcony, giving the most perfect views of Coniston Water and the distant fell. From the balcony, steps go down to the long narrow garden, with terraced areas set with garden furniture and perfect for a barbecue.

All in all I feel Sun Cottage offers the perfect Lakeland experience. Quality, as recognised by the 4 Star Gold Award, a location that offers walks from the doorstep, a village to wine and dine, and forever in your sight one of our most beautiful lakes - come enjoy.


The Location

Coniston village sits in the very heart of the Lake District at the northwest tip of Coniston Water, sheltered in the lea of the Coniston mountain range. Radiating from the stone bridge, spanning Church Beck, the four main streets are a bustling community with a fine church, shops, a post office, cafes, a local brewery and five good pubs.

There is much to fill your days, the location perfect for outdoor pursuits; climbing, walking, cycling and water sport holidays. all around 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 the most people friendly lakes, with much of the shore and the whole lake open to the public offering fishing, swimming or simply finding a nice spot for a picnic and enjoying a magnificent view.

To get on the water go to the Boating Centre where you can hire rowing boats, sailing dinghies, kayaks, canoes and small motorboats, perfect to explore 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 a romantic trip on the water you can board the famous Steam yacht ‘Gondola’. A beautiful rebuilt steam powered craft that will transport you back to an era of greater peace and tranquility. 

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.

There are plenty of low level walks and cycle trails. On the east side of Coniston water lies the Grizedale Forest. A massive working woodland, it is crisscrossed with paths and tracks for walking and mountain biking. The Forest is big into arts, commissioning fabulous statues and installations throughout. It is well worth driving via Hawkshead, around to the visitor center for a forest map and information to get the best from your day out.

After all that exploring drink and sustenance will be in order. The village has five pubs and a number of cafes. The Black Bull on the bridge is the oldest and an old favourite, but to ring the changes you can try the Ship Inn, the Sun Hotel, the Crown or the Yewdale.

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

Tarn Hows 

Esthwaite Water 


Guest Reviews

Fantastic cottage – so beautifully done with cracking views. Despite the snow we have walked every day. Have saved the Old Man for our next visit though –we will be back, thank you
The Wilson Family - The Cotswolds

A Pleasure to stay in such a beautiful cottage which has been refurbished to such an excellent standard. Wonderful views
The Gillon & Smith Families - West Midlands

Really lovely cottage with gorgeous views. We have loved staying in Coniston- gone on lots of local walks, hired a boat on the water. Would recommend Hilltop and walking up to Black Crag, amazing views and just about doable with a 5 year old.
Shakespeare Family - London

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Sun Cottage
The Details

Sun Cottage Inventory

  • Property Type
    Lake District Holiday Cottage - Terraced - Village Rural Location
  • 1 Double Bedroom with en-suite-shower room
  • 1 Attic double bedroom - Flat screen TV and DVD
  • 1 Bunk bedroom - Please note this for children only, also the property is best suited to 4 guests
  • Duvets - Full linen & towels
  • 1 Travel Cot - Please note bedding and linen not provided
  • 1 High Chair
  • 1 Bathroom with bath, overhead shower, basin and WC
  • Gas central heating
  • Log burning stove - Please purchase logs locally
  • Cooker & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee cafetiere
  • Washer - Dryer
  • Iron - ironing board
  • Flat Screen TV - DVD
  • CD - Radio stereo
  • Wi-Fi Broadband 
  • Electricity - gas inclusive
  • Decorated Christmas Tree with the owner's Seasonal Best Wishes
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • No pets
  • No smokers
  • Lockable, shared bike store
  • Parking for 1 car - please note steep lane access and parking not suitable for low slung cars.
  • Nearest Pub - Sun Hotel 0.3 Miles
Access Statement
Nearest Amenities
Coniston Village
Grizedale Forest
Near & Far Sawrey
Walks, Activities and Info Links
Local Areas of Interest

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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.


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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