A luxurious haven situated on the eastern side of Coniston Water.
With an elevated position above the lake, Mole's Cottage offers breath-taking lake and mountain views towards the village and the dramatic Coniston Fells beyond.
Recently refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, the layout of the cottage allows for a most comfortable stay. Whilst perfectly sized for two, this spacious retreat offers guests a warm, welcoming, romantic sanctuary, perfect for any Lake District adventure.
Enjoying the best of both worlds, the cottage is ideally positioned to take advantage of the beauty and tranquillity of the Lake District with the plentiful amenities of Coniston village just a mile away. Further delights such as the charming village of Hawkshead, favoured by Beatrix Potter, or the recognisable skyline of the Langdale Valley are also within a short drive.
In essence Mole's Cottage offers couples an idyllic and comfortable base, conveniently situated for enjoying the very best of the beautiful Lake District.
Entry through the light and bright sunroom, via the impressive slate paved terrace (you may struggle to remove yourself from standing here, simply due to the views, they're that good!). The sunroom, complete with comfortable seating offers a great place to relax and admire those awe inspiring views.
From the sunroom there's open entrance into the cosy open plan living area.
The lounge enjoys comfortable seating, a wood burning stove, Free Sat TV & DVD player. This is the perfect place to curl up with a good book, enjoy a glass of wine or simply to sit and daydream after a day on the lake or exploring the mountains. There's also a small dining table and chairs tucked away which can be moved around to take advantage of the sun room views.
The modern cottage kitchen is well appointed, benefiting from electric oven and hob, fridge with small freezer compartment, microwave & dishwasher. The kitchen also enjoys a lovely view towards the fields & forest beyond (no fighting over who washes up here!).
At the far end of the kitchen a door leads to the cottage stairwell and to the upstairs living areas.
Once you've climbed the short flight of stairs you are presented with the beautiful master bedroom and modern en suite shower room.
The deceptively spacious bedroom encompasses a comfortable king size bed, dressing area, comfortable window seat and views across the fields down the length of Coniston Water.
The en suite shower room offers a walk in shower, W.C & basin and there is also a washer dryer cleverly tucked into the bathroom design.
Guests will have use of a lovely slate paved patio terrace with garden furniture, immediately accessible from the sunroom. From this spot with heavenly views you can simply watch the world go by.
Bed linen, towels, electricity, Wi-Fi, oil fired central heating & initial logs for the fire.
Reserved parking for 1 car.
The stairs in the cottage are short and steep however are carpeted and there is a handrail.
The cottage is most suitable for two people, a fantastic 'romantic retreat'. Due to the layout of Moles's the property is not suitable for infants except in exceptional circumstances and by prior arrangement only.
Public Transport 1.5 miles
Pub 1.5 miles
Shop 1.5 miles
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 event 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.
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. A mile down the road from Mole's Cottage, on the eastern shores of the lake, lies Brantwood, the home of Victorian philosopher John Ruskin. Open to visitors and with a new café, regular events and art courses are held here. Should you just wish to relax during your Lake District sojourn 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 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.
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