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The Presbytery | Coniston

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A wonderful, large and traditional ecclesiastical mid-Victorian house with spectacular lake views from many of its rooms. The Presbytery in Coniston Village was built in the mid 1800's and has now been successfully converted and restored and can now be enjoyed by all as a fabulous, spacious holiday home.

It is exceptionally spacious, is great for large family groups and those wishing to explore the outdoors on foot, bicycle or boat. Large groups will feel welcome here with a dedicated bike store and walks immediately from the door along the old railway, which provides a very pleasant and gentle walk into the village. From here there are walks aplenty, either up to the fells or down to the lake.

Ground Floor

The main entrance leads you into the bright, modern and well-equipped kitchen. Here you will find everything you need to store and prepare food during your holiday with ample cupboard space, a raised electric single oven, electric hob microwave, large American style fridge freezer complete with ice-dispenser and a large gas range cooker with double oven and a 6 burner gas hob. Also included in the kitchen is a dishwasher, washing machine a handy pulley-maid drying rack and seating for up to 7 guests.

A large, airy hallway leads you to the grandiose, yet cosy sitting room, with high ceilings,
a traditional open fire, ample, comfortable seating and spectacular lake and mountain views from the traditional sash windows which flood the room with light. There is also a large TV should you happen to tire from the admiring the remarkable view. Leading off the sitting room is a large dining area, with generous table and ample bench seating ensuring that everyone has plentiful space to dine together after a fabulous day exploring everything to local area has to offer.

Also off the hallway is a handy downstairs shower room complete with W.C.

First floor

From the ground floor a grand staircase leads to a spacious landing, complete with a comfortable seating area, off which a myriad of doors lead to four comfortable bedrooms and two house bath/shower rooms.

Bedroom 1: Double bed.

Next door to bedroom 1 is a bathroom with modern tiling, bath and W.C.

Bedroom 2: Three single beds, lake view.

Bedroom 3: 1 double bed, 1 single bed, lake views and en suite shower room with W.C.

Bedroom 4: 1 double bed, 1 single bed

Next door to bedroom 4 is a further shower room with W.C.

Another staircase takes you even further up inside this substantial home.

Second floor

Bedroom 5: 1 double bed and 2 single beds with stunning lake view, en-suite shower room and W.C..

Bedroom 6: 1 double bed and 1 single bed with en-suite shower room and W.C.


Large garden with grassed area, seating and table with benches for alfresco dining. (Please note that the garden is open to that of The Coach House next door).

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, all electricity, bed linen. Wi-Fi.

Available to hire

Travel cot & high chair.


Parking for 2 cars only on a shared driveway. External plug socket that can be used for electric car charging is available. Further parking available nearby.

Cottage Notes

1 dog welcome. Additional pets by negotiation only.

Unfortunately, due to the close proximity of the neighbouring church, this property is unable to accept bookings for hen and stag parties.

The parking area and garden are shared with The Coach House next door.
Guests are politely asked to observe the bi-weekly church services by reducing any noise levels in the garden which is in close proximity to the church.
Unlike our other properties please note that towels are not provided at The Presbytery.

Public Transport 1/3 mile
Pub 200 yards
Shop 1/3 mile

Accessibility Guide

Cottage Postcode
LA21 8AW

Mobile Beauty Treatment Offer:
The perfect treat for special birthday celebrations, hen groups, couples and pamper parties! Guests of the Coppermines Lakes Cottages receive a 20% discount.

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 Friday, 03 Dec 2021
Great place for our retreat. All our guests enjoyed the house. We would definitely return.
On Friday, 17 Sep 2021
Excellent position and views of the lake. Very spacious rooms with lots of extra beds. Coniston is an excellent location for walking and the house has a lot of character.
On Saturday, 26 Jun 2021
Cottage was great. Perfect location, excellent for children, lots of fun. Excellent.
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