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Lounge with wood burner
Relax after a long walk
Dining room
Plenty of space for all
Kitchen
Games room
Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
Master bedroom
Enjoy the views
En-suite bathroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
2nd single bedroom
Make the most of the outdoors
Fantastic entrance up the driveway sorrounded by the garden
Outside of this beautiful cottage
View towards property
Stunning scenery
A seperate games room, with spectacular views
Towards the back of the cottage
1 / 22  Lounge with wood burner
2 / 22  Relax after a long walk
3 / 22  Dining room
4 / 22  Plenty of space for all
5 / 22  Kitchen
6 / 22  Games room
7 / 22  Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
8 / 22  Master bedroom
9 / 22  Enjoy the views
10 / 22  En-suite bathroom
11 / 22  Twin bedroom
12 / 22  Bathroom
13 / 22  Double bedroom
14 / 22  Single bedroom
15 / 22  2nd single bedroom
16 / 22  Make the most of the outdoors
17 / 22  Fantastic entrance up the driveway sorrounded by the garden
18 / 22  Outside of this beautiful cottage
19 / 22  View towards property
20 / 22  Stunning scenery
21 / 22  A seperate games room, with spectacular views
22 / 22  Towards the back of the cottage

How Head House

Coniston, Lake District
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Attractive barn conversion property with stunning views located close to the north-east shore of Coniston Water
  • Comfortably furnished split-level accommodation
  • A separate games room with pool table and indoor and outdoor seating area
Property code: LCC28

Thoughtfully furnished 16th century barn conversion property sleeping eight guests, offering breath-taking views to Coniston Water from the terraced garden and the cottage itself.

With stunning views towards Coniston Water, this beautiful 16th-century split-level barn conversion is the ultimate rural retreat. Accommodating eight guests across five bedrooms, it is perfectly placed for those who love to don their hiking boots, with plenty of scenic walks on the doorstep. Guests young and old will love the games room, while throughout the cottage there’s lots of space for everyone to relax and reconnect.

This semi-detached home is a stylish mix of contemporary fittings and period features. The elegant dining room is a wonderful area for more formal occasions, with steps leading down to the large lounge. Here, sumptuous sofas and a delightful wood burner create a calming ambience, perfect for relaxing evenings. The budding chefs of the group will make a beeline for the stylish kitchen which is equipped with everything needed for some culinary creations, while the handy breakfast bar is great for a quick bite to eat. All the bedrooms are colourful and bright, with comfortable furnishings and a cosy atmosphere. The master bedroom is on this level, while the four remaining rooms are on the lower ground floor. Across the courtyard, you’ll find a second barn conversion which is home to the games room, with seating, a wood burner and drinks fridge. Doors lead from here to an attractive garden terrace area, which is perfect for taking in those fabulous views with a drink.

Pack a picnic and take a short walk to the shore of Coniston Water. Hire a sailing boat or canoes from the local boating centre (2 miles) or sit back and relax with a ride on a Victorian steamer which travels around the lake. The woodland trails at Grizedale Forest (6 miles) are great for all the family while the Old Man of Coniston fell (2.5 miles) is one of the hardier climbers.

  • 5 bedrooms - 2 super king-sized, 1 twin (with large single beds), and 2 singles
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, and WC
  • En-suite bathroom with bath, shower, and WC
  • 2 separate WCs
  • TV / DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner - logs are available to purchase locally
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Games room with pool table
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Shop and pub 1 mile

 

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mark 28th December 2020

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Amazing location and cottage overall. We had 4 people in our group and this worked well as its a big place. Lots of great walking options from the cottage. Games room is a nice touch too. We cooked each night and found the kitchen equipment a bit lacking and a bit tired in places but overall it was very good. For larger groups note there is only 1 Read moretv in the living room and kitchen may be a struggle for cooking for 8. Hide

Reviewed by Daniel 18th December 2020

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Brilliant location and the cottage was superb! Recycling instructions should be clearer as main site is accessible by a short drive to Coniston. The cottage is close to a few decent treks for families and a few for more seasoned trekkers. Highly recommend in any season! Thank you for hosting us!

Reviewed by Laurence 10th October 2020

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Lovely cottage. Fantastic position, glorious views of Coniston Water and The Old Man. Great for a group or family with separate games room.

Reviewed by Mark 26th September 2020

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Excellent views of Coniston water and the the old man of coniston. Well specced house. A great base to explore from. 15 minute walk to the village. 10 min to Coniston inn.

Reviewed by Judy 19th September 2020

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A beautiful house overlooking Coniston Water. Very spacious, comfortable seating, mostly well equipped and spotlessly clean. Wonderful for a group or family, in an incredible location for exploring the southern Lakes, yet out of the busy tourist areas. Recommended!

Reviewed by Richard 12th September 2020

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This is a fantastic location for relaxation, taking in the impressive Lakeland views and gives great access to Coniston Water for kayaking and wild swimming. All three generations of our family met their holiday needs and the cottage has all the space needed to share time together and as individuals through the outhouse and amazing gardens. Just whRead moreat was needed after the lock down! Hide

Reviewed by Valarie 5th September 2020

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Beautiful house but needs deep clean .

Reviewed by Alison 29th August 2020

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Fantastic location with amazing view of the lake, lovely accommodation thank you

Reviewed by Natasha 15th August 2020

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Reviewed by JOHN 8th August 2020

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Reviewed by Alan 25th July 2020

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the cottage and location are both excellent. It is fully equipped for family use with all the essentials in spades. Safe areas for outdoor play and fabulous views add to the holiday. The pool table came in very useful for the Lakes weather and our younger guests even switched off their tablets and Ipads to play

Reviewed by Sarah 15th February 2020

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We loved the layout of the cottage for our large party (8 adults plus baby), and it was very comfortably furnished. We enjoyed views of the lake and Old Man Coniston, and the snooker room was a great bonus in a week of bad weather. A good location too - easy reach of Ambleside and Windermere, and lots of great walks.

Reviewed by Sarah 31st January 2020

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Lovely stay at How Head House. Clean, spacious, well equipped. Comfortable for 7 adults and a toddler. High chair and stair gates provided. Lovely location, ample parking. Games room a bonus!

Reviewed by Adrian 31st August 2019

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Reviewed by Christopher 13th July 2019

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Reviewed by Tom 29th June 2019

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Reviewed by Khalid 8th June 2019

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The cottage offers beautiful views of Coniston Water, the Old Man and the surrounding fields of grazing cows. The living room has comfortable sofas and the large kitchen is well-equiped. The main bedroom is very spacious and easily accessed at the ground floor whereas other bedrooms are located downstairs. We appreciate the modern heating and hot wRead moreater, the quirky touches of decor and the ample supply of books and games. We highly recommend this place and can't wait to return here. Hide

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Lounge with wood burner
Relax after a long walk
Dining room
Plenty of space for all
Kitchen
Games room
Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
Master bedroom
Enjoy the views
En-suite bathroom
Twin bedroom
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Location

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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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