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Old Quarry Cottage | Coniston

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Old Quarry Cottage is an end-of-terrace slate cottage up at the top of The Banks, on one of the highest roads in the village. Built in the early C18th these cottages were homes to the local mine workers, whilst management lived on roads below. Their loss, as the views from up here, are just the best!

Ideally situated this cosy cottage enjoys immediate access onto the surrounding open fells and the delights of the village are less than a 10 minute stroll downhill.

The cottage enjoys fantastic views from both its inviting sundeck and the master bedroom which look out over Coniston Water and the rolling Grizedale hills beyond.

In essence Old Quarry Cottage is perfect for couples, friends and small families looking to explore.

Ground floor
Entrance into the slate-floored kitchen-diner; a well appointed room with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and seating for 4.

The cosy living room benefits from comfortable seating, an inviting log fire plus TV with DVD player should you ever get bored of the views.

A patio door leads from the sitting room out onto a small sun deck, offering stunning views across Coniston Water: a perfect spot for doing nothing but relaxing and soaking up the views.

First floor
Upstairs there's a double room with views across to Coniston Water and another room to the rear of the cottage. If there are four of you, you'll have to flip a coin, it's only fair.

Bedroom 1 - double bed & lake views
Bedroom 2 - twin 2'6" single beds (or king size bed)

House bathroom with small bath, shower & WC.

The cottage has a delightful sun deck with fantastic lake views, and a small paved terrace garden below with garden furniture.

There is also a small utility room with washer/dryer in the outbuilding next to the property.

Travelling with a dog?
We can offer free use of a 1 acre enclosed field in Coniston village, perfect for off the lead running, walking, training and playing. Use by arrangement only. Please contact the office for availability.

Facilities included
Gas central heating, initial bag of logs for open fire, Wi-Fi, electricity, bed linen & towels.

Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.

Parking available immediately beside the cottage for 1 small/medium car in a designated space at gable end of cottage.

Please note that due to the location of the cottages on 'the banks' the area surrounding many parking spaces is tight and care is required when parking/ manoeuvring.

Should you have any queries about parking at the property please contact our office.

Property Notes
The lane to the cottage is steep, twisty & narrow! Please drive carefully. If arriving in dark please take care as the banks leading up to the cottage have minimal street lighting.

Public Transport 600 yards
Pub 600 yards
Shop 600 yards

Cottage Postcode
LA21 8HE

Accessibility Guide

Local Activities
Coniston is an excellent centre for outdoor enthusiasts, with some superb climbing, walking, water sports, fishing and cycling to be had all year round.

For cycling enthusiasts there are some fantastic trails to be found in the area and the delights of Grizedale Forest are only a short ride away. For runners of all abilities the Lakeland Trail series visits Coniston yearly offering 5k, 10k, marathon and half marathon options. A favourite events amongst visitors and locals is the annual Coniston 14, 13.9 miles of scenic beauty as runners of all ages lap Coniston Water. For endurance athletes the Montane Lakeland 100 & Lakeland 50 events depart from Coniston each July and a whole host of water sports can be enjoyed down at the boating centre. Lastly for those who come to walk the area, no trip to Coniston would be complete without a climb up the Old Man of Coniston.

However for those who like to keep their feet firmly on the ground there's The Ruskin Museum, which depicts the fascinating history of the area including the famous water speed record attempt of Donald Campbell and on the eastern shores of the lake lies Brantwood the Victorian home of philosopher John Ruskin, where regular events and art courses are held. Should you just wish to relax during your time here then the tremendous landscape of cascading waterfalls, streams, lakes and mountains should help you switch off from modern life. Delights such as Tarn Hows and Grizedale Forest are nearby and prove to be ever popular with visitors of all ages.

Please see below links or enquire for more information.

On Monday, 30 Dec 2019
Good little cottage, very well stocked in the kitchen.
On Monday, 28 Oct 2019
Been three times in a row now and love it. Wonderful.
On Friday, 27 Sep 2019
Fabulous setting. Lovely place to stay. Cottage very well equipped. Superb view!
On Friday, 30 Aug 2019
The cottage is lovely and has been exactly what we needed.
On Monday, 29 Jul 2019
Wonderful base in a gorgeous area.
On Friday, 28 Jun 2019
Superb views. Very nice cottage.
On Friday, 31 May 2019
Excellent location with views to die for. Beautiful little cottage, will definitely come and stay again. Clean and in good condition, we would highly recommend!
On Monday, 29 Oct 2018
Loved this cottage. We will be back!
On Friday, 31 Aug 2018
Views overlooking Coniston were fab. Beds very comfortable, showers excellent. Loved the elevating seating platform.
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