Forge Bridge Cottage, is situated where you may imagine just down from 'Forge Bridge', a small, unassuming bridge over Church Beck. Tucked back just beyond Coniston Brewery and overlooking the nearby beck, Forge Bridge Cottage has recently undergone major refurbishments, and now benefits from a host of mod cons.
This beautiful stone and slate built cottage has an advantageous positioning, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main thoroughfare, yet close enough to access all the amenities Coniston village has to offer. A cosy & romantic hideaway, the presence of quality is apparent throughout thanks to the owners, who have lavished much care and attention on its restoration.
A secluded slate terraced patio and decked veranda runs alongside this charming cottage. A natural suntrap, it's the perfect haven for lazy days and summer evenings. Guests can sit and admire the dramatic backdrop of the surrounding fells, including Coniston Old Man, watch the sun set or simply soak up the mesmerizing sound of the beck passing by as it makes its way down to the lake.
Entrance porch, with slate tiled floor, heating and plenty of space for wet weather gear.
and bright open plan living area with French doors leading out to the decked veranda (again benefitting from those fabulous mountain views). The room benefits from beamed ceiling, comfortable corner leather sofa, enormous Smart TV and a modern dining space for 3.
The stylish kitchen area benefits from NEFF oven & microwave, induction hob, dishwasher and fridge with freezer compartment.
Bedroom 1 - Single room with Smart TV, dressing table, sleek storage and views of the village and beck.
Under stair cupboard with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 2 - Spacious master bedroom with king size or twin zip link beds, Smart TV & sleek furniture, so comfortable you may find it hard to ever leave. French doors once again lead out onto a Juliet balcony with views of the beck and fells beyond.
House bathroom with double ended bath, walk in waterfall shower, W.C & freestanding basin. This stylish bathroom also benefits from underfloor heating, soft floor lighting and mountain top views from the well placed skylight.
A lovely slate paved patio, decked veranda, garden furniture and parasol, views to the fells and over the beck.
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, Wi-Fi, gas central heating & USB power points.
Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.
Reserved parking for 1 car
The property is tucked behind Coniston Brewery, home of the award winning Bluebird Bitter, served at the nearby Black Bull Inn.
Public Transport 500 yards
Pub 200 yards
Shop 200 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 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.