Old Quarry Cottage

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet friendly property
  • Number of pets: 2
  • Mountain view
  • Lake view
  • Log fire
  • Wi-fi
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Public transport within 1 mile
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Old Quarry is an end-of-terrace slate cottage up at the top of The Banks, on one of the highest roads in the village. It's one of a row of traditional small Lakeland terraced cottages built in the early C18th that were homes to the local mine workers. These cottages on Thurston Bank are all built the same and were allocated to the workers while the management lived on roads below. Their loss, as the views from up here, are just the best!

Ideally situated this cosy cottage enjoys immediate access onto the surrounding open fells and the delights of the village are less than a 10 minute stroll downhill. The cottage enjoys fantastic views from both its inviting sundeck and the master bedroom which look out over Coniston Water and the rolling Grizedale hills beyond.

Ground floor
You enter into the slate-floored kitchen-diner; modern fully equipped wooden units juxtapose with the old fashioned Belfast sink in the window. The kitchen is well appointed with electric cooker, microwave & fridge/freezer.

The living room with recessed shelving and its slate open fire also give you a sense of old cottage life. However there's adequate comfortable seating, an inviting log fire, and TV with DVD player should you get bored of the view.

A patio door leads from the sitting room out onto a small sun deck, with stunning views across to Coniston Water: a perfect spot for doing nothing but relaxing and enjoying the moment.

First floor
Upstairs there's the double room with the view, and one without. If there are four of you, you'll have to flip a coin, it's only fair.

Bedroom 1 - feature oak double bed & lake views
Bedroom 2 - king size bed (or twin 2'6" single beds).
Bathroom with bath, shower & WC.

Outside
The cottage has a delightful sun deck with fantastic lake views, and a small paved terrace with garden furniture.

There is also a small utility room with washer/dryer in the outbuilding next to the property.

Facilities included
Gas central heating, initial bag of logs for open fire, Wi-Fi, electricity & bed linen.

Available to hire
Towels, travel cot & high chair.

Parking
Parking available immediately beside the cottage for 1 small/medium car in a designated space at gable end of cottage.

Please note that due to the location of the cottages on 'the banks' the area surrounding many parking spaces is tight and care is required when parking/ manoeuvring.

 Should you have any queries about parking at the property please contact our office.

 Nearby
Public Transport 600 yards
Pub 600 yards
Shop 600 yards

Cottage Postcode
LA21 8HE

Property Notes
The lane to the cottage is steep, twisty & narrow! Please drive carefully. If arriving in dark please take care as the banks leading up to the cottage have minimal street lighting.

Local Activities
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.

Please see below links or enquire for more information.
 
www.coniston14.co.uk
www.montane.co.uk/montane-lakeland-100
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/steam-yacht-gondola
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tarn-hows-and-coniston
www.conistonboatingcentre.co.uk
www.ruskinmuseum.com
www.forestry.gov.uk/grizedale
www.brantwood.org.uk
www.lakelandtrails.org
www.walklakes.co.uk/walks_coniston

Location

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.

Customer Comments

Lovely cottage, well equipped and the views are amazing!
E.F October 2017

Lovely, clean and comfortable.  Happy times here, had all we needed.
M.K, Jul 2017

Lovely cottage, very clean on arrival and stunning views. We've had a lovely stay here.
L.A June 2017

Beautiful little cottage, excellent location, fantastic views, very good wi-fi!
C.C, Apr 2017

The cottage met all of our expectations.
A.B, Sep 2016

Beautifully presented cottage. Just perfect for us.
P.H, Aug 2016

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