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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
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Hot tub offering wonderful lake views and fire pit area
  • Occupying a unique setting and situated in 4½ acres of terraced, wooded and enclosed private grounds
  • Exceptional Lakeland home offering the ultimate in both luxury and privacy
  • Walk into Coniston and down to the shores of Coniston Water
  • 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.

This property is located just outside the village of Coniston which provides a range of amenities such as a choice of eateries and pubs, as well as several shops and a boating centre from where guests can participate in a range of watersports including canoeing, sailing, and stand-up paddle-boarding. For those who want to enjoy a more idyllic view of the lake, there are a number of leisurely boat trips available, not least the trips offered by the beautifully restored Victorian steamer. The village is also known for its rich history and the interesting Ruskin Museum takes visitors on a journey through the village’s past, telling the stories of three well-known local figures: polymath John Ruskin, author Arthur Ransome, and sportsman Donald Campbell.

The house is simply stunning and has been rebuilt around the original seventeenth century cottage, which now forms part of the entrance hall to the property and includes hand cut beams, with some of the main beams originating from local sailing ships of the time. The hallway also features exposed stonework. The magnificent light and airy lounge benefits from an open fire, Smart TV and an array of sumptuous leather seating. This is the perfect place to come together and relax or simply soak up the sensational, seasonal views. Sliding glass doors allow the room to open out onto the huge wrap around slate terrace from which you can marvel at the astonishing views across Coniston Water. The stylish kitchen & dining room offers a unique space for get-togethers and celebrations. The kitchen benefits from locally quarried slate work tops from the Old Man of Coniston itself, top of the range appliances including a huge gas Range double oven, a separate combination oven, microwave oven, two dishwashers, full size fridge & freezer and there’s a Smart TV on the wall should you ever tire of the mesmerizing views. The impressive dining table, seating up to 14, takes pride of place in front of the fabulous, fully retractable glass sliding doors. Opening fully onto the slate terrace with its exceptional views, this is the perfect setting for wow factor dining experiences and evenings spent watching the boats floating on the lake. Leading from the kitchen, is the utility room equipped with washing machine, dryer and extra freezer. There is a spacious galleried inner-hall, with separate WC, one large king-size bedroom on the ground floor opening out onto a private terrace area and a second downstairs twin bedroom with zip-and-link beds (which can be made into a king-size on request). There are two further bedrooms on the first floor, one which has a glass fronted balcony with wonderful views over the lake and gardens. In addition, there are two more guest bedrooms in the original part of the house; the master bedroom with a floor to ceiling glass fronted gable end, emperor size bed, TV, and en-suite marble bathroom with stand-alone bath and lake views, also benefiting from glass sliding doors opening out onto a private balcony with incredible views of both the lake and down the Coniston valley; and finally a dual aspect room overlooking the lake and garden with twin singles beds and luxurious en-suite marble shower room featuring impressive waterfall shower.

The house is set in four acres of enclosed, secluded, secure terraced woodland gardens with parking for 10 cars. In addition, there is a specially created seating area in the house’s own magical woods, featuring a natural wooden and stone seating area for 12-14 around a large fire pit. To the front of the house is a vast glass fronted slate terrace wrapping way around the property. Complete with garden furniture and wood burning brazier, this superb suntrap provides glorious lake vistas, which must be seen to be believed. A sleek, glazed footbridge leads out to the secret and magical rear garden and the outside shower and hot tub.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • 1 well behaved dog only

This property is personally managed by Holly.

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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 a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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