Chapel Bank is a very unique cottage. Once a Methodist Chapel, built in 1859 by Cornish miners, it is now a cottage with a difference with the benefits of 21st century comforts in a historical building with many original features.
Heading south out of Coniston, you turn right up a steep bend and the Chapel sits on your right. Drive round the back, there's a double integral garage with room for two cars with internal access to the house allowing you to easily load and unload the car without worrying about the weather! The property is ideal for up to six adults or families alike with spacious rooms.
The house is laid out over three floors and is upside down in layout with its living areas located on the top floor (trust us the views are worth the climb).
Chapel Bank House is a well-appointed property with quality furnishings and appliances. The cottage is a great base for active families and groups, or just for relaxation, perfectly located for access to the fells, with local village amenities and pubs all a short walk away, and perfect to come home to after a satisfying day out!
"Your comfort and well-being are our priority from the luxurious wool duvets with 100% cotton covers to the leather recliner sofas. Our aim is that you have a holiday with everything that you need for energetic pursuits or relaxation and refreshment." The owners.
The front door is accessed via the terrace garden and leads you into an enormous entrance hall, with high ceiling and a reproduction of the original Mount Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel signage. On this floor are two bright and sunny bedrooms.
Bedroom 1 - super king size bed (or twin single beds).
Bedroom 2 - twin single beds.
Shower room with a spacious double shower & WC. Please note there are four steps up to the shower room.
Up one floor, there's a double room and access to the double garage, with its washing machine, drier and freezer. There is also a sink and overhead airer, ideal for muddy/wet walking gear.
Bedroom 3 - king size bed.
The top floor is stunning, semi-open plan living area, with its arched ceiling to floor windows with views to three sides, which bathe the rooms in light. The living room, with its wooden floors, has leather reclining sofas, TV, DVD, MP3 docking station, games, books and films galore, and of course amazing views. A separate dining room has a large dining table and there's an ultra-modern quality kitchen, with 5 burner gas hob, split level oven with separate microwave with grill, large fridge with ice box, dishwasher & slate floor.
There is also a family bathroom with bath with shower over & WC.
Paved terrace with flower beds & garden furniture adjacent to the lower front door.
10m hose pipe available (stored under garage sink) which fits on the tap at the sink in the garage. The pipe will stretch to the road for use and must be used outside only to avoid flooding the garage. Perfect for washing off muddy bikes/cars.
Bed linen, towels, electricity, gas central heating.
Available to hire
Travel cots & high chairs.
Parking is available in the garage for two cars (max height 2 metres). There is also public parking available around and about.
Please note access to the parking area is via a short, narrow lane (care must be taken on approach).
Public Transport 500 yards
Pub 500 yards
Shop 500 yards
The lane to the cottage is about 25 meters up a steep, twisty and narrow road that should be driven very carefully.
Please note the stairs in the cottage are wooden and un-carpeted. We kindly advise that guests supervise small children & pets on the stairs.
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.
Today the village is welcoming, warm and friendly. The two Victorian streets still house traditional shops such as the village butcher, grocer, bakery, newsagent, dairy, five pubs, several cafes and highly acclaimed restaurant (Steam Bistro), so there’s enough to keep you occupied during your time here.