The Old Post Cottage is virtually on Church Beck Bridge (and the nearby Black Bull Inn). You couldn't wish for anything more central and yet the thick stone walls ensure that the cottage remains very quiet. Forming part of 'The Bridge Cottages', the Old Post Cottages is one of the oldest buildings in the village. As the name may suggest, the original village post office.
The cottage is cosy and snug and can comfortably accommodate four in two bedrooms. For larger parties the cottage can be linked to The Bridge Suite next door, for an additional two bedrooms (and one bathroom) sleeping 8 combined or If you wanted more, you could also link, via The Bridge Suite, to Bridge House, which has room for 8, and so groups of up to 16 are easily accommodated together.
The Old Post is ideally situated in the centre of Coniston and just a short walk from the church, local stores, gift shops, cafes and numerous pubs. Popular valley and mountain walks including the Old Man of Coniston & Tarn Hows can be accessed from the front door and the lake shore is less than a 15 minute stroll away. There is also a hot tub available to guests of the cottage, perfect for post adventure relaxation.
From the private gravelled parking area, you enter a small V-shaped yet well-equipped kitchen, with slate floors, worktops and all mod cons including electric double oven & hob, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine/drier and fridge/freezer. A couple of stairs then lead into a spacious sitting room with its large leather sofas and armchairs, great for relaxing in front of the TV with its DVD player. A big slate open fireplace creates the perfect focal point, and is most inviting on a cold winter's day. The dining area has space for six and there are some interesting artifacts around - old farming and riding equipment and even some old skis!
Upstairs there are two double or twin rooms, whatever best suits your needs.
Bedroom 1 - king size bed (or twin 2'6" single beds) and en-suite bathroom with whirlpool bath/shower and WC.
Bedroom 2 - king size bed (or twin 2'6" single beds) and en-suite shower room with WC.
Hot tub available for your exclusive use. Please note access to the Old Post hot tub is reached across the gravelled parking area, immediately outside the property.
Small beck side garden area with garden furniture.
Hot Tubs: You will have exclusive use of a hot tub for the duration of your stay. We aim to prepare all hot tubs ready for guest arrival, however for the benefit of all users we must comply with very high Health & Hygiene standards when servicing and maintaining our hot tubs. In the event of the hot tub needing a full service following a departure, we cannot guarantee the water in the hot tub will be hot enough for use the night of your arrival.
Bed linen, towels, electricity, central heating, Wi-Fi & initial bag of logs.
Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.
Parking for 1 car - additional parking nearby.
The Old Post interconnects internally with 2 other Bridge Cottages for larger groups up to 16 people.
The three cottages, each self-contained, are able to be interconnected together in various combinations. The Bridge House & Old Post Cottage also both have the use of a private outdoor hot tub.
Public Transport 200 yards
Pub 50 yards
Shop 50 yards
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.
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