A charming, detached 19th-century former coach house which has recently undergone major, yet sympathetic, renovations to create a stunning home from home. This beautiful cottage lies tucked away in a secluded, secret position behind the other houses in Lake Road, hence the name. Besides it runs a babbling brook and there are places to sit, both inside and outside, where you can sit, relax and feel your troubles melt away as you watch the water go by. Lovingly refurbished to a high specification it provides modern-day comforts with contemporary touches whilst still retaining its cosy, cottage feel. The owners have managed to create a warm and welcoming yet stylish and spacious home, a place where visitors really can enjoy the best of both worlds.
The delights of Coniston village are just minutes from the doorstep and if it's the outdoors you crave then footpaths & cycle ways are close by too, heading down towards the lake and up into the into the surrounding Coniston fells. In, essence Secret Cottage is a fantastic base for couples, friends and families looking to explore the local area.
Entrance through a traditional Lakeland porch, into slate tiled hallway with plenty of space to kick off muddy boots and wet weather gear.
To the right is the spacious and welcoming, open plan kitchen-dining room. From here a door leads through to the spacious sitting room with wood burning stove, comfortable seating, TV and a plethora of local walking books and guides. At the rear of the room, French windows flood the area with sunlight and allow guests easy access out into the delightful cottage garden.
The newly refitted kitchen & dining room is light and bright and benefits from electric hob & oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer microwave and table with seating for 6 next to a window looking out over the beck.
Access to the two ground floor bedrooms is up two slate tiled steps.
Bedroom 1 - King sized sleigh bed & en-suite shower room with W.C.
Bedroom 2 - King size bed (or twin single 2'6" beds) with en-suite shower and W.C
Bedroom 3 - King sized bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower over.
Gardens surround the cottage, to the right of the cottage is lies a lovely little walled garden with fell views and garden furniture. To the left lies a fantastic lawned beck side garden with patio, a great place to while away lazy summers days. A fence is in place in the beck side garden however we recommend that children and pets should be supervised in this area due to the proximity to the stream which can be deep after rain.
There's also a utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer & storage area for bikes and outdoor gear.
Bed linen, towels, electricity, gas, Wi-Fi, gas fired central heating & initial logs for the fire.
Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.
Driveway parking for 2 cars.
Please note the entrance to the cottage driveway is level, but narrow. We wouldn't advise anything larger than a standard family car, however 4x4's do fit and we recommend using your own judgement. Free parking is available on the road outside the cottage.
Public Transport 300 yards
Pub 300 yards
Shop 300 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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