Blea Brows is a detached slate cottage, formerly the stables of an Edwardian country estate. The well-loved three bedroom cottage is set in pleasant woodland, visited by a variety of bird and wildlife. Situated at Brown Howe near Water Yeat in the southwest of Coniston Water, there is direct lake access and views to Beacon Fell, where the beautiful Beacon Tarn can be reached within hour.
What makes Blea Brows stand out from the rest is its private pathway with right of access to Coniston Water, a five minute dog-friendly walk (bring your wellies!) to a private swimming beach shared with residents on the estate.
Made famous by Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons, Peel Island (known as "Wild Cat Island" in the story) lies around 1km from the beach. With its Secret Harbour and accessibility by kayak or canoe, it makes for the perfect adventure for Swallows and Amazons fans of all ages.
Water Yeat is a small hamlet towards the southern end of the lake. It is a serene and remote location with no shops or pub and just a few other buildings. A few miles down the road from Blea Brows at Torver are two popular pubs including the Wilson Arms, a family owned pub with a deli and shop attached. There are several good pubs in Coniston and a pub on the A590 to Lowick.
The cottage itself sleeps six people across three bedrooms. Functional and cosy, Blea Brows is perfect for families who are looking for a cosy cottage to use as a launch pad into the southern Lake District.