This traditional Lakeland cottage commands breathtaking views over
Coniston Water from its elevated setting, yet it is only a 5 minute
stroll to the picturesque and peaceful village of Coniston. Almost
every room looks out over the lake and what a view! Spend lazy days in
the garden, cosy nights in the cottage by the warming wood burning
stove or wander into this ever popular destination; however you spend
your time here, don't forget to bring your camera as the views are hard
to better. Bring your bikes and boots and abandon the car!
Fieldmouse Cottage is an ingeniously designed property, providing lots
of space in this ever popular setting. What a place to relax and
recharge your batteries in peaceful surroundings, with the delights of
Coniston village only 10-15 minutes' walk away.
Accommodation in detail
Park 2 cars right alongside your cottage and then gaze at that view. A
traditional entrance porch leads into the open-plan living area.. A
cosy living room with deep cushioned furnishings ensures relaxation by
the wood burning stove. The well equipped kitchen and dining area are
open to the living space. Upstairs to the three bedrooms and 2
bathrooms. The master king size bedroom is full of space and with
gorgeous lake views.
The second king size bedroom also overlooks the lake as does the bunk
room. The bunk room is suitable for children only. One bathroom has a
shower over the bath and the second facility is a large shower room.
Outside is the patio with bench, perfect for an early cuppa gazing at
the view on sunny mornings. There is a useful, secure utility room with
washing machine, freezer and microwave and this is the perfect spot to
keep bikes and walking kit. Across the lane from Fieldmouse Cottage is
the sloping meadow garden which also has stunning views. Due to the
layout of this garden small children should not be left unattended.
A Coniston holiday cottage takes you slightly away from the hustle and
bustle of Bowness and Lake Windermere, to a wilder landscape full of
adventure. Coniston Water is famous for its part in Arthur Ransome's
Swallows and Amazons, with Peel Island being the setting for the 'Wild
Cat Island' featured in the story. The lake is also known for Donald
Campbell's water speed record attempt in 'Bluebird'.
But the real magic comes from the breathtaking surroundings; dramatic
fells including Coniston Old Man, wild woodlands and wonderful Lake
District walks. You'll have access to no end of stunning routes, from
leisurely strolls to challenging ascents. You'll enjoy access to the
peaceful village centre, well equipped for stocking up the kitchen with
traditional butcher and supermarket. Running right behind the property
is the popular (and level!) old railway route which can be followed for
an all weather walk. There are lovely tea rooms, cafes and traditional
Lakeland pubs in Coniston village, and the Black Bull Inn is well worth
a visit for its award-winning brewery the Coniston Brewing Co.
For a cultured day out, head to Brantwood historic house - an
impressive residence overlooking the lake, once home to John Ruskin the
famous artist, writer and creative thinker. You'll find a range of
events on offer, such as talks, concerts, craft workshops and even
outdoor theatre. Coniston is also home to the Ruskin Museum showcasing
local history and features both Swallows and Amazons and the exploits
of Donald Campbell as well as Ruskin himself.