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Fairsnape

Coniston, Lake District
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Jaw dropping lake and fell views from the hot tub and fire pit area, an exceptional Lakeland home offering the ultimate luxury
  • Occupying a unique setting, situated in 4½ acres of terraced, wooded and enclosed private grounds
  • Spectacular location, walk into Coniston and down to the shores of Coniston Water only a short drive to Ambleside, Hawkshead and the Windermere Ferry
Property code: 78674

Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park, perched high above Coniston and commanding magnificent views over Coniston Water & the fells beyond, Fairsnape is an exceptional Lakeland home offering the ultimate in both luxury and privacy.

A stunning property in glorious surroundings, this magnificent retreat provides sumptuous holiday accommodation for twelve guests. Imaginatively built around a 17th-century cottage, this fantastic getaway makes a wonderful location for larger groups enjoying a long-awaited reunion. Set in an elevated spot at the heart of the Lake District, this fabulous escape offers far-reaching views, a hot tub, exposed beams, original stonework and acres of private grounds.

The original cottage now forms the character-filled entrance hall to this spectacular property, with exposed stonework and beams. The impressive lounge has a Smart TV, plenty of seating and sensational views via the large sliding doors. The elegant kitchen/diner has a choice of equipment and mesmerising views and provides a fabulous space for cooking and sharing a celebratory meal. There are six gorgeous en-suite bedrooms to choose between. A galleried inner hall leads to the ground-floor bedrooms: a twin and a king-size room with a private terrace. The first floor has two king-size rooms, one with a glass-fronted balcony, and there are two bedrooms in the original part of the house: a twin and an emperor room with a floor-to-ceiling glass-fronted gable end and private balcony. Outside, a vast glass-fronted slate terrace wraps around the property and features plenty of outdoor furniture and a wood-burning brazier. The house is surrounded by four acres of enclosed, secluded terraced woodland gardens with a wood-and-stone seating area around a large fire pit, a glazed footbridge leading to a secret magical garden, an outside shower and a delightful hot tub.

There are plenty of attractions in and near Coniston including the Ruskin Museum, the sparkling Coniston Water and The Old Man of Coniston (all within a mile). Also nearby are Scafell Pike, Hawkshead, Wray Castle on the shore of Windermere and Esthwaite Water (all within 9 miles).

  • 6 Bedrooms – 1 emperor size, 3 king-size, 1 twin and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made into a king-size on request)
  • 3 en-suite bathrooms with bath, separate shower and WC and 3 en-suite shower rooms with showers and WC's
  • Gas Range double oven, combination microwave oven, fridge/freezer, wine fridge and 2 dishwashers
  • Utility room – Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Private hot tub and outdoor shower
  • Smart TV's in all bedrooms, lounge and kitchen
  • Open fires in lounge and hall (first basket of logs included)
  • Fire pit in garden and brazier on terrace
  • Travel cot & highchair
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance
  • Private on-site parking
  • Dogs allowed downstairs only
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday
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Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by David 29th July 2022

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We had a great time, cottage is fantastic and very well equipped, a real home from home. The steep access is manageable with care and the views are fabulous, my whole family loved it!

Reviewed by Robert 17th July 2022

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What a fantastic house, we loved our stay here. Waking up to the great view of the lake was superb, we couldnt have asked for anything better.

Reviewed by Maureen 22nd October 2021

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Reviewed by Paul 30th July 2021

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A stunning property. The views are are magnificent. The property has been built to a superb standard. Very well appointed, and the house design maximises the setting. It is in a steep location, but only a 10 minute walk to town, maybe a little longer to get back! Coniston is a lovely compact town, with all facilities available. We were a family groRead moreup of 10, 4 under 12 and all really enjoyed our time. As a bonus, it is on the way to the Old Man of Coniston, which has breathtaking views. Hide

Reviewed by Lucy 9th July 2021

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Excellent views!

Reviewed by Sarah 21st August 2020

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Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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