A warm welcome awaits at this luxurious hideaway nestled on a delightful private estate in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Dating back to the mid-1800's, when it was once part of a farm and later became a hotel, this beautiful property has been sympathetically refurbished to provide a contemporary, indulgent mood while retaining all its period charm. Stripped original floorboards and feature window sills blend well with modern luxuries to offer an excellent retreat that can compete with any boutique hotel. You'll find leaving the master bedroom difficult, as this relaxing space provides a real sense of indulgence with its contemporary free-standing bathtub surrounded by tea-lights and its sumptuous four-poster super kingsize bed. The open-plan living area offers a social space in which to enjoy some quality family time and is the ideal spot to relax at the end of a busy day.
At Ripplings, you can enjoy a car-free holiday in your own piece of the Lake District. Kids will love discovering the great outdoors with free reign of the private estate. Woodland, craggy outcrops and vast lawns offer the perfect opportunity for an adventure while grown-ups sit back with a coffee in the morning sun. Nature-lovers will enjoy spotting the abundance of wildlife that can be found on the estate, the famous Herdwick sheep being a regular visitor. From the doorstep, it is possible to take a gentle stroll down to the shoreline of Coniston Water via a footpath just over the road. Or for a fell top view, Beacon Fell and Beacon Tarn are both accessible from the garden.
Public transport makes it possible to visit Coniston without needing to start the car. From there you can take a trip on the Steam Yacht Gondola around the lake, enjoy a refreshment stop in one of its many cafes, restaurants and pubs, or visit the Ruskin Museum or Brantwood to discover some of the area's past. A little further on, Hawkshead's traffic-free village centre offers a delightful place to stroll, or a visit to Hilltop lets you explore the life and works of the famous children's author Beatrix Potter. South of Ripplings is The Red Lion Inn and The Farmers Arms, two traditional pubs ideal for sampling a local ale or some home-cooked food. Other enjoyable days out include the lively market town of Ulverston, a steam train ride at the Haverthwaite and Lakeside Railway, a paddle and play at the Fell Foot Park on the shores of Windermere and a stroll along the promenade at the Georgian seaside resort of Grange-over-Sands.
Ripplings and Reflections 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.
Read our area guide and cottages in Coniston.