Tucked away on a secluded private estate surrounded by vast craggy grounds, Reflections is the perfect getaway for two and provides a sense of remoteness and tranquillity, yet being only six miles from Coniston village and less than ten miles from the foot of Windermere, it couldn't be better located for exploring the central Lake District. The apartment forms part of a large house thought to have been built as a farm around the mid-1800's, and it still retains many of its period features. More recently Reflections and its neighbouring apartment, Ripplings, have been lovingly refurbished by the current owners to offer boutique style accommodation with all the modern luxuries guests have come to desire. Contemporary furnishings and tasteful decor create a luxury yet restful home-from-home experience.
For those wishing to relax, Reflections is the perfect place to stay. Indoors you can enjoy a long hot soak in an elegant bathtub, or a glass or wine curled up in front of a roaring log burning stove; outside, the private patio is an idyllic place to unwind on a sunny day or enjoy an evening meal on a summer's night. The views of the surrounding trees and fell tops are surpassed only by glimpses of Coniston Water beyond. The communal grounds surrounding the property are yours to explore; a short stroll leads down to the jetty on the lakeshore, and moderate hikes lead up Beacon Fell where you can enjoy views of the surrounding countryside and visit Beacon Tarn.
A scenic drive along Coniston Water brings you to the bustling Lakeland village of Coniston where boat hire, bike hire, water sports and other outdoor activities such as gorge scrambling and archery can be organised at Coniston Boating Centre. For a more serene way to explore the Water, board the Steam Yacht Gondola and sit back and enjoy the informative commentary and excellent scenery. If you have a head for heights, enjoy a scramble up Coniston Old Man for a picnic with a view. Nearby, Grizedale Forest has a wealth of walking and mountain biking routes, as well as arts trails and a lovely visitor centre and cafe. Historic houses like Brantwood and Hilltop offer an excellent day out, as do Holker Hall and Blackwell Arts and Crafts House just a little further afield.
Reflections and Ripplings can be booked together to offer accommodation for up 8 people (including 2 children). A discount is available if both apartments are booked together, please call the office for more information.
See our area guide to Coniston and all cottages in the area.