A stylish, mid-terraced home centrally located in the village of Coniston. Perfectly positioned Penny Rigg Cottage is just minutes from all the delightful amenities Coniston has to offer.
Recently refubished (March 2019) to a high standard, the cottage is lovingly cared for by it's owners, the presence of care, attention to detail and quality is apparent throughout, making this beautiful cottage a real 'home from home'.
Due to its prime positioning the car can easily be left in the private parking space for the duration of your stay, allowing you to explore the local area sans vehicle. Coniston Water is just 10 minutes down the road and footpaths into the fells, including the Old Man of Coniston can be accessed straight from the front door.
In essence this charming cottage is the perfect base for couples, friends and family alike, looking to explore the local area.
Going through Penny Rigg's front door you enter into a Lakeland slate hallway, perfect for leaving walking gear. The slate floor extends into the warm and welcoming sitting room with its large comfy leather sofa, ideally positioned right in front of the wood-burning stove. No fighting over who gets that and who gets the comfy armchairs. As well as the TV and DVD, there's an MP3 docking station and Wi-Fi access.
The well-appointed country kitchen benefits from microwave, dishwasher, electric cooker, full-size fridge/freezer, washing machine & tumble dryer. There's also a dining table for 4 situated at the far end of the kitchen.
A traditional rear porch leads out from the kitchen into the rear courtyard, the perfect place for morning coffees.
Upstairs is oak-floored; the double bedroom enjoys fell views towards the rear of the property whilst the twin/super king room face the front towards Grizedale Forest, both enjoy modern en-suites with no expense spared.
Bedroom 1 - double bed and en-suite walk-in shower room and WC.
Bedroom 2 - super king size bed (or twin single beds) and en-suite bathroom (bath/shower over bath & WC).
To the rear of the cottage there is a delightful, small courtyard garden complete with garden furniture and a secure anchor point for the bikes. To the front there's a small gravelled garden.
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.
Gas fired central heating, Wi-Fi, 1 bag of logs for the fire, all electricity, bed linen & towels (1 hand towel and 1 bath towel) per guest.
Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.
Reserved parking for 1 car
Other parking available nearby.
Public Transport 50 yards
Pub 50 yards
Shop 50 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.
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