Beckside is a lovely four-bedroom detached cottage, situated in the peaceful Hawes Bank area of Coniston, next door to the Catholic Church. Recently refurbished, this bright and spacious cottage is perfectly positioned for families and groups wishing to explore Coniston and the central Lakes area.
Due to its location, the surrounding Coniston fells can be walked straight from the front door & The Ship Inn is only few minutes' walk away along the old railway line which leads back into the village.
In essence Beckside Cottage has bags of space: there's rooms to bring families together yet room enough to spread out too, situated not far from the amenities of Coniston village, the fells and the lake this truly is a great family holiday base.
Entrance is gained to the rear through the cottage kitchen where there is ample room for organising your outdoor gear after a day on the fells, along with the period porch to the front of the cottage.
From the well equipped kitchen which comprises gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher & washing machine. You are presented with not one but two living areas. The first a spacious open plan living & dining area complete with log fire and the second a cosy snug/reading room with TV, DVD & period feature fireplace, perfect for curling up and relaxing.
Up the stairs you will find 4 bedrooms each with either lake or field views. There are also two bathrooms on this floor, making long morning queues a thing of the past.
Bedroom 1 - king size bed & views to the fields and lake
Bedroom 2 - king size bed (or twin 2'6'' single beds) & views to the fields and lake
Bedroom 3 - king size bed & view of fields
Bedroom 4 - king size bed (or twin 2'6'' single beds) & view of fields
2 House Bathrooms both with bath & enclosed shower over, WC & basin.
The gravelled driveway has ample parking for 2 cars, with extra parking found on the nearby layby.
To the rear of the cottage is the hidden cottage garden, a large lawned area complete with garden furniture. Perfect for picnics and basking in the sun, sheltered by trees and shrubs.
Guests at Beckside can also enjoy temporary membership of Coniston Sailing Club available for those with sailing dinghies.
Bed linen, towels, electricity, gas, central heating which is under floor & initial logs for the fire.
Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.
Parking for 2 cars on the driveway with other parking available in the nearby layby.
Public Transport 20 yards
Pub 200 yards
Shop 600 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.