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This pretty cottage lies on the fell about a quarter mile from the village and lake, approached by a steep winding lane. The view is across the valley, coming to rest at Grizedale over on the east shore. Very well presented, the cottage offers guests comfortable accommodation, along with all the benefits of the nearby village amenities, with a fantastic landscape to explore, where you have one of a our most beautiful lakes, a rugged mountain range, plenty of activities on, in and around the water, and a good selection of pubs, cafes, shops and a micro brewery - perfect.
Park at the front of the cottage and walk through the little garden to the front door which enters into a hall and stairway. The hand painted kitchen is simple but has everything you need to prepare a good meal and is a pleasing place to dine.
The sitting room is light and airy, furnished with plump comfortable sofas and chairs, along with many personal touches to add ornament and at the heart of the room is a cheery log burning stove. From the window you have views and the whole makes a delightful room to gather and relax.
Upstairs are three bedrooms. To the front of the cottage is the master double with a king size bed and there is a further smaller double bedroom and a bunk bedded room. The bathroom has bath, overhead shower, hand basin and WC.
The garden is made for relaxing, with a patio area for barbecues and up some stone steps a terrace to explore. With walks on your doorstep along with lake activities and a good selection of local inns and cafes, Three Springs will make the perfect Lakeland holiday home for couples or families.
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.
This is a village with 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 the most people friendly lakes, with much of the shore and the whole lake open to the public. Famous as the backdrop and inspiration for Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons and Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell's world speed attempts, its wooded and grassy banks, along with the craggy coves and the deep clear water offer a habitat to a rich variety of flora and fauna. Here pike, trout, perch and ancient char thrive along with swans, heron, ducks, woodpeckers and owls to name a few and recently there has been a re-introduction of red kites. Red squirrels are abundant as are wild red deer and badger, and, perhaps best of all, is the return of otters to Coniston.
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.
Still at the Boating Centre, you can hop aboard one of the Coniston Launches with regular trips down the lake, stopping at various landing points including Brantwood, home of John Ruskin where, along with the Jumping Jenny restaurant, it makes for a good day out discovering the culture and work of the Pre Raphaelites and the Art and Crafts Movement.
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. The yacht can be hired for large private parties, or maybe splash out for just the two of you as a grand gesture. Finally, the lake offers more simple pursuits: fishing, swimming or simply finding a nice spot for a picnic and enjoying a magnificent view.
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.
From the village one of my favourite paths takes you deep into the old Coppermine’s Valley, with its beck and waterfalls. At the head of the valley you carry on to discover the hidden tarns set on the lower slopes of the mountain.
There are plenty of low level walks and cycle trails. On the east side of Coniston water lies 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, but to ring the changes you can try the Ship Inn, the Sun Hotel, the Crown and the Yewdale or maybe a dainty cocktail at Harrys Bar.
Of all the cottages we've booked over the years, Three Springs was the most welcoming. The views are wonderful and the village amenities in easy reach.
The cottage is beautiful and the gardens a delight. Ideally situated for a short walk from Coniston and yet avoids all of its busy areas being secluded and peaceful. The views from the cottage are breathtaking.
What a find! A beautiful location, a lovely, well appointed and sensitively decorated cottage with everything we could possibly need.
Local Areas Of InterestConiston Village
L a k e l a n d E x t r a s - U T i m e
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My Personal Sanctuary
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Home Cooked Meals
A delicious home cooked meal delivered to you door will give you even more time to yourself. We have found two companies that offer a tasty selection, Lucy's of Ambleside, and in the north Lakes, Choice Catering run by Debbie Bainbridge.