Bank Top Cottage is in the rarefied heights of The Banks, on one of the highest roads in the village. One of a row of traditional small Lakeland slate terraced cottages built in the early C18th, to home the Coppermine workers. The cottages on Thurston Bank are all uniform in design and were the homes to the mine workers rather than the management, who didn't appreciate that the view got better, the higher you went (more fool them).
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.
Entering from the back of the house, through the entrance hall, takes you into the kitchen/dining area, where old-fashioned sink and taps meet modern conveniences such as an electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher & washer/drier.
The wooden floored living area has two double sofas and a slate open fire along with TV, DVD player, and lake views from the patio door. This door takes you out onto a large decked patio with fantastic views over the mature cottage garden to Coniston Water and the surrounding countryside and comes complete with garden furniture.
Bedroom 1 - double master bedroom, comfortable in size which enjoys superb lake and village views from the comfort of the window seat.
Bedroom 2 - full size bunk beds for 2 people, suitable for both children and adults.
House bathroom with (half) bath with shower over, basin & WC.
Partially enclosed mature cottage garden, reached through a patio door that opens onto a large decked patio area complete with garden furniture. Please note the garden drops steeply with a path that leads to a viewing bench, ideal for relaxing and taking in the surrounding landscape.
A small shed is also available for the storage of mountain bikes.
Gas Fired central heating, initial logs for the open fire, electricity & bed linen
Available to hire
Towels, travel cot & high chair.
Parking available within 50 yards for 1 small/medium car in a designated space.
Public Transport 800 yards
Shop 800 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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About Coniston Village
In the heart of the English Lake District lies the historical copper mining village of Coniston, perfectly positioned alongside the picturesque Coniston Water and underneath the majestic Coniston Fells of which Coniston Old Man, 2635ft, is the most famous. With the largest range of cottages in the area we are sure to help you find your perfect Coniston cottage.