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Parkyeat Cottage // Coniston

From: £295 to £495

Traditional cottage sleeping 4; log fire; fine views from garden.…

About the accommodation

Standing at the end of a small group of houses, about 1 mile south of Coniston village on the west side of the lake is Parkyeat Cottage, a traditional cottage built at the end of the 17th Century. There are fine views from the garden over fields to Coniston Water and across the lake to Brantwood, the home of John Ruskin. The cottage is ideally placed for exploring the Coniston fells with nearby paths leading to Walna Scar, Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam; to the lake shore and Tarn Hows.

Parkyeat Cottage is comfortably furnished for up to 4 guests; with an open fire (logs and coal provided) and additional background night-store heating and double-glazing throughout. There are 2 bedrooms upstairs, 1 twin/1 double, with linen included and a bathroom. Downstairs there is a sitting room; kitchen/dining room; a large cloakroom and boot store (where there is also a piano which likes to be played) and a separate toilet. Drying facilities with a washing machine and tumble drier are in a separate outhouse. The garden with patio seating enjoys panoramic views-as well as the morning sun!-and also provides parking for 2 cars. The garage can be used to store bicycles or boating gear instead of the car.

Coniston village is well served with shops, cafes and pubs; a Post Office, bank and petrol station and an excellent museum. The Ship Inn is only half a mile away, within easy walking distance along the old railway line and provides evening meals. The beautifully restored steam yacht Gondola sails from April to October but the Coniston Launch provides a regular service up and down the lake throughout the year. Parkyeat Cottage welcomes visitors all year to this quieter corner of the lakes; for weeks (Saturday changeover) or short breaks. Milk, bread and groceries can be ordered in advance to be in the cottage for arrival; for those with their own boat the facilities of Coniston Sailing Club are nearby where temporary membership can be arranged. There are taxis, buses and hire cars at Windermere Station for those travelling by train. Unfortunately pets are not accepted.

For further information please telephone 015394 41461.

Traditional lakeland cottage with 2 bedrooms; 1 double, 1 twin. Saturday changeover. Gated garden with parking.

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