Towards the back of the cottage
A seperate games room, with spectacular views
Lounge with wood burner
Relax after a long walk
Dining room
Plenty of space for all
Ideal for socialising
Games room
Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
Master bedroom
Enjoy the views
En-suite bathroom
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
2nd single bedroom
While away the evening
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
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2 / 24  A seperate games room, with spectacular views
3 / 24  Lounge with wood burner
4 / 24  Relax after a long walk
5 / 24  Dining room
6 / 24  Plenty of space for all
7 / 24  Ideal for socialising
8 / 24  Kitchen
9 / 24  Games room
10 / 24  Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
11 / 24  Master bedroom
12 / 24  Enjoy the views
13 / 24  En-suite bathroom
14 / 24  Twin bedroom
15 / 24  Bathroom
16 / 24  Double bedroom
17 / 24  Single bedroom
18 / 24  2nd single bedroom
19 / 24  While away the evening
20 / 24  Make the most of the outdoors
21 / 24  Fantastic entrance up the driveway sorrounded by the garden
22 / 24  Outside of this beautiful cottage
23 / 24  View towards property
24 / 24  Stunning scenery

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 sleeping eight guests
  • Beautifully-finished split-level accommodation: a stylish mix of contemporary fittings and period features
  • Stunning views towards Coniston Water and the Old Man of Coniston
  • Games room with pool table, sitting area, and drinks fridge
  • Garden terrace with lake views and outside dining area
  • Located close to the north-east shore of Coniston Water, just over a mile from Coniston village centre
Property code: LCC28

Beautifully finished 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 doubles (1 king-sized), 1 twin (with large single beds), and 2 singles
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, and WC
  • En-suite bathroom with spa bath, shower, and WC
  • 2 separate WCs
  • TV/DVD, plus iPod dock in the master bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 wood burners - 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
  • Disposable BBQ
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Shop and pub 1 mile

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah 15th February 2020

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

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 Karen 6th July 2019

Blore Hall is in such a perfect location for discovering the wonders of the Lower Peak District. Our property was on the edge of the site, overlooking looking field of sheep. It was lovely. If you enjoy walking, the walk to Dove Dale and Ilam are possible from the property and there are many quieter Bea walks a few minutes drive away. Wolfscote DalRead moree And Thor Cave are both a must. Hide

Reviewed by Khalid 8th June 2019

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

Reviewed by Rachel 22nd March 2019

This is a beautiful cottage in the lakes. We were a group of 7 friends and had everything we needed. The house is huge and has everything you need. I would highly recommend this house to anyone. It was nice that we could do a good circular walk from the property.

Reviewed by Peter 20th December 2018

This is a fabulous house in a wonderful location and it is a shame that it was so unwelcoming. Surely in the middle of winter the heat could be put on several hours in advance of guests' arrival. The lack of instructions for all appliances (heating, hot water, cooker, TV controls) was areal frustration and I'm sure caused us to waste energy.

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Towards the back of the cottage
A seperate games room, with spectacular views
Lounge with wood burner
Relax after a long walk
Dining room
Plenty of space for all
Ideal for socialising
Games room
Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
Master bedroom
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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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