Sitting in an elevated position above overlooking Coniston village, the lake and fells beyond is the delightful Hilltop.
If you're coming to the Lake District to enjoy the views, then you simply cannot overlook this perfectly positioned home. Offering unrivalled breath-taking panoramic vistas, across of Coniston Water, the Yewdale fells and Grizedale Forest beyond. You could quite easily spend your time wallowing in the view.
Views aside, Hilltop also enjoys the very best of both worlds. From its superb situation the cottage enjoys a peaceful outlook yet is only a few minutes' walk from the plentiful amenities of Coniston village. Outdoor enthusiasts will marvel in the plethora of footpaths and cycle ways accessible from the front door, including the delights of the nearby Coniston fells, Grizedale Forest and Tarn Hows.
Hilltop is a charming Lakeland home, perfectly suited to couples, friends and families alike.
Ground Floor (upper)
Slate steps lead up from the parking area to the elevated patio terrace. A glass balustrade surrounds the area so as to not obscure the spectacular 180 degree Lakeland views.
Once inside the house the entrance hall leads off into a myriad of rooms, all waiting to be discovered.
The sitting room is basked in light and enjoys fantastic panoramic views from its well-placed picture window. Comfortable seating options, feature electric fireplace & smart TV with DVD player make this area perfect for relaxation after a day spent exploring, that's if you manage to tear yourself away from the window!
Double doors lead from the sitting room into the equally inviting conservatory and dining area. An extension of the sitting room, this is the perfect space to get lost in a great book, great meal or simply the view. Access to the rear garden with slate patio and bistro style seating can also be gained from this delightful room.
The house kitchen is superbly modern and very well-appointed. Benefitting from Bosch induction hob, oven, microwave, warming drawer & a large American-style refrigerator and freezer with integral ice maker, even the most discerning chefs will find solace here. In the corner of the kitchen a small table and chairs can be found, perfect for enjoying breakfast together or simply keeping the chef company!
From the kitchen access can be gained to the rear porch, a spacious addition to the house with adequate storage & heating, perfect for kicking off outdoor gear. The rear porch also offers access to both sides of the garden.
Back into the house, the next room you will stumble across is the house utility, a spacious room with washer and dryer, sink and adequate drying space.
The first two double bedrooms, house shower room and WC can also be found further along the never ending hallway.
Bedroom 1 with double bed, lake, forest & fell views.
Bedroom 2 with double bed, lake, forest and fell views.
The house shower room is modern and spacious, enjoying large corner shower, WC and hand basin.
There is also a separate WC with basin available on the first floor.
Upstairs there are also two additional en suite bedrooms, one of which just has to be classed as the master bedroom due to its sheer size, oh and arguably the best views can be found up here!
Bedroom 3 with twin single beds, lake, forest and fell views.
En suite shower room overlooking fields to the rear with shower, hand basin and WC.
Bedroom 4 (master) with king-size double bed, lake, forest and fell views. The master rooms also enjoys comfortable seating offering an area of peaceful relaxation away from the rest of the house.
En suite bathroom overlooking fields to the rear with bath, walk in shower, hand basin and WC.
Lower Ground Floor
From the first floor, stairs leads down to the house garage, a hidden gem offering plentiful storage space for cycles, wet weather gear and outdoor equipment. Due to the size of the room, it is also a great space for kids or grown-ups to while away the hours playing games on wet weather days.
Due to its elevated position Hilltop understandably enjoys some of the best views the village has to offer from its ample garden. Raised patios, rockeries and lawned areas surround the house offering a multitude of spaces to play, dine and simply soak up the seasonal views.
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, Wi-Fi, travel cot & high chair.
Driveway parking to the front of the property for 3-4 cars.
Please be aware though that the cottage is situated on a narrow lane, accessed via a steep hill.
Whilst pets are welcome in the property the owner kindly requests that overnight pets are kept in the utility room and kept out of bedrooms at all times.
Public Transport 700 yards
Pub 500 yards
Shop 700 yards
Mobile Beauty Treatment Offer:
The perfect treat for special birthday celebrations, hen groups, couples and pamper parties! Guests of the Coppermines Lakes Cottages receive a 20% discount.
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.