Close to all the village amenities stands a tall and thin Victorian terrace, Dixon Ground. Perfectly positioned on the footpath to the Old Man of Coniston and Levers Water, and on the foothills of the crags behind, these terraced cottages are well situated for walkers, bikers and explorers keen to get straight onto the fells.
Number 4 is the smallest property at the very end of the terrace, up the gravelled path. The house, sleeping 4 is perfect for couples or small families however if you have a bigger group, you could also take over Number 1 Dixon Ground just two doors down which will sleep an extra 10 in 4 bedrooms, thus extending the sleeping capacity and allowing groups of up to 14 to be comfortably accommodated. Ideal for those big family get-togethers and celebrations.
Though centrally located, with a pub within rolling distance, the Dixon Ground Cottages are pleasantly peaceful. In essence Number 4 would suit families with young children or couples looking to relax and enjoy the local area.
The kitchen with dining table for four greets you as you come in through the backdoor. The kitchen although small in size is very well equipped with double electric oven & hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge & freezer.
The living room with its exposed beams has a large open fireplace with a strategically positioned leather sofa, perfect for curling up in front of the TV or settling down to a DVD on a cold winters night.
An old wooden staircase separates the kitchen from living room - if you're tall, mind you head on the beams as you go up.
Upstairs there are a couple of bedrooms. The master has a four-poster bed and there's another double, which has a spare single, but these beds are better for smaller people.
Bedroom 1 - king size 4-poster bed.
Bedroom 2 - 4' three-quarter bed & single bed.
Bathroom with WC bath & shower.
Traditional Victorian shared cottage garden to the front of the property with gravelled terraces & garden furniture.
Due to the nature of the garden we ask that all young children are supervised in the garden area.
Shared utility room with washing machine & tumble dryer.
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.
Bed linen, towels, electricity, gas central heating & initial logs for the fire.
Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.
Parking for 1 car.
Other parking nearby.
Public Transport 500 yards
Pub 50 yards
Shop 500 yards
Accessibility Guide: https://www.accessibilityguides.org/content/4-dixon-ground
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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About Coniston Village
In the heart of the English Lake District lies the historical copper mining village of Coniston. Perfectly positioned alongside Coniston Water and below the majestic Coniston Fells, of which Coniston Old Man, 2635ft, is the most famous.
We have the largest collection of cottages in the Coniston area, so we are sure we can help you find your perfect Coniston cottage.