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The Beech Tree

Coniston, Cumbria
Sleeps 16
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A beautiful 18th-century property accommodating up to 20 guests
  • Featuring a games room and an extensive garden with glorious views
  • Ideally situated on the edge of the picturesque Lakeland village of Coniston
Property code: SZ467

A mile from the northern shore of Coniston Water, this impressive and spacious property is perfect for larger groups and families seeking a tranquil and relaxing holiday home in stunning surroundings.

Dating from the 18th-century, this welcoming holiday home is an impressive, inviting property, offering self-catering accommodation for up to 20 people. With a total of ten bedrooms to choose from, it's a great spacious property for families and friends looking to spend some quality time together. With a games room and large rear garden, there's certainly plenty to appeal to adults and children alike.


Located just a short walk from the centre of Coniston, you're well placed for exploring everything the area has to offer. A visit to the Ruskin Museum is a must for anyone interested in local history. Learn about the great Victorian artist and his work, as well as local hero Donald Campbell, who lost his life whilst attempting to break the water speed record on Coniston Water in his boat the Bluebird mk II. Today, the steam gondola offers a much more sedate way to take to the lake. Why not take a scenic drive to the pretty village of Hawkshead? Visit Beatrix Potter's former home of Hill Top, stock up on the famous Hawkshead Relish or indulge your sweet tooth at store.


Head north to bustling Ambleside, where you'll find a great selection of independent and outdoor shops, perfect for indulging in a spot of retail therapy. Spend the day at Brockhole on Windermere. With plenty of activities on offer from a Tree Top Trek to archery, families are sure to love it here. Continue onwards to Keswick, the adventure capital of the Northern Lakes. Sign up for an activity with one of the local adventure companies - try your hand at ghyll scrambling, canyoning or raft building. Spend a day exploring the stunning southern coast of Cumbria, with its wide horizons and fresh coastal air: it's the perfect place to truly unwind.


There are two living rooms to choose from here. The first living room feels very inviting and wonderfully cosy thanks to its wood burner, perfect for relaxing evenings in in front of the fire, and there's a TV for entertainment. The second sitting room has a gas fire; bright and airy, it's a lovely room to escape to with a good book. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, handy microwave, fridge, coffee maker, washing machine and dishwasher so there's no need to fight over who has to do the washing up. Please note that the kitchen is small for groups of 20. The separate dining room has tables and chairs for up to 20 meaning there's plenty of space for sociable dining.


A games room with traditional slate floor contains a snooker table, perfect for when rain stops play outside. Also on the ground floor is the first of the bedrooms, a delightful twin.


At the far end of the house is a quirky spiral staircase that takes you up to a lovely king-size bedroom and useful shower room.


Head up the main staircase and you'll find eight bedrooms. They've been labelled A-H to help you decide who gets which room:

Room A is a lovely double with a handy sink

Rooms B and C are also spacious doubles, this time with their own en-suite shower rooms (each containing a shower only)

Room D is a twin room with a handy sink

Rooms E and F are both double rooms, benefiting from a shower and a sink in the room

Room G is another twin room with an en-suite shower

Room H is the final double room with an en-suite shower


Also on this part of the first floor is a handy shower room (containing a shower only), separate WC and a family bathroom which has a WC, wash basin and bath, ideal if you prefer an indulgent soak in the tub.


As well as there being plenty of parking in front of the cottage, there is a fantastic large garden to the rear. With lawn and sitting out areas with garden furniture, it's sure to be a hit with children and adults alike.

  • 10 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 6 doubles, 3 twins
  • 6 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath and WC, 1 shower only room with separate WC, 4 en-suite shower rooms
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, coffee maker, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas fire
  • Wood burner (logs provided)
  • TV
  • Games room with snooker table
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels are provided for up to 16 guests; larger groups should bring additional towels
  • Sleeps 16 + 4 guests for an additional charge of £200 per stay. This does not include towels for the additional 4 guests
  • Large, enclosed garden with outdoor furniture
  • Regret no pets
  • Ample private parking
  • Pub within 0.5 miles, Coniston Water 1 mile
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £400 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.

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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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