Situated just south of the village centre, is this delightful, whitewashed end of terrace property. Located in a quiet area of Coniston called 'The Banks', the cottage is still within walking distance of the village & all of its amenities.
Historically cottages on 'The Banks' were originally built in the 1850s, for employees of the Coniston Copper Company and it is likely the middle management lived here, appreciating its views and close proximity to the village.
Today Poppy Cottage is a cosy and welcoming home, recently refurbished to a comfortable standard by its present day owners. 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 the master bedroom which looks out towards Coniston Water and the rolling Grizedale hills beyond.
In essence Poppy Cottage is perfect for couples, friends and small families looking to explore the delights of Coniston and the surrounding Lakes area.
Entering the cottage takes you into the open plan living area. Two comfortable sofas are positioned in front of the alluring wood burning stove. There's a TV & DVD player here too should you tire of looking out of the windows at the view. The dining table is perfectly positioned, providing visitors an exceptional mountain view, quite a distraction from any meal.
The bespoke kitchen area is situated to the back of the room and enjoys slate worktops, electric oven & hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge & washing machine.
Upstairs there are two cosy room and the house bathroom, the double room offers views of Coniston Water so friends may need to toss a coin to decide who gets this room.
Bedroom 1 - Double bed & lake view.
Bedroom 2 - Twin single beds.
House bathroom with W.C & bath (with shower over)
To the front of the cottage, just across the lane is a partially enclosed, secluded garden. Complete with sitting out area, this hidden gem is a great space to while away a lazy summer's afternoon or simply watch the world pass by.
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 central heating, initial logs for open fire, electricity, bed linen & towels.
Parking for one small/medium size car to gable end of cottage.
Please note the lane to the cottage is steep, twisty & narrow! Please drive carefully.
Public Transport 600 yards
Pub 600 yards
Shop 600 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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