About the home
A two bed detached boat house situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With master bedroom, beautifully appointed bathroom and good sized twin bedroom, with a small 'eaves' room suitable for one adult or two children. Balcony/seating area overlooking the lake.
Downstairs a well appointed kitchen, large open plan living and dining area complete the comfortable accommodation.
Good sized hall and boot room offer practical storage for outdoor clothes. Launching is available on site for your own small boat/dinghy or canoe. Fishing is permitted from the premises (providing you have a national rod licence).
Bedrooms dressed with Laura Ashley and The White Company, Egyptian Cotton, Fired Earth bathroom.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
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50 % non refundable deposit required upon booking. Balance required four weeks prior to stay.
The Cumbria/Lake District region
The Lake District is a mountainous region in north west England famous for its lakes and fells. Amongst others, the area has associations with Beatrix Potter and her Peter Rabbit stories, impressive walks documented by Alfred Wainright, and the early 19th century poetry and writings of William Wordsworth. The central, and most visited part of the area is called the Lake District National Park which was designated as a National Park in 1951. It lies entirely within the modern county of Cumbria, shared historically by the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire. All the land in England higher than three thousand feet above sea level lies within the National Park, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. It is also home to the deepest (Wastwater) and longest (Windermere) lakes in England.
The Lake District is approximately 34 miles (55km) across. Its features are a result of periods of glaciation, the most recent of which ended some 10,000 years ago. These include the ice-carved wide U-shaped valleys, many of which are now filled with the lakes that give the park its name. The upper regions contain a number of glacial cirques, which are typically filled with tarns. The higher fells are rocky, with lower fells being open moorland, notable for extensive bracken and heather coverage. Much of the land is often boggy, due to high rainfall.
Interesting passes include Kirkstone, Hardknott and Wrynose.
The Coniston area
Pier Cottage is directly connected to Donald Campbell who kept Bluebird here whilst attempting records on Coniston Water. Donald was a British speed record breaker who broke eight world records in the 1950's and 1960's. He remains the only person to set both world land and water speed records in the same year (1964). Donald Campbell successfully regained the world's speed record for Britain after building Bluebird, the world's first all metal, turbo-jet hydroplane. He died at Coniston attempting to break the world water speed record in 1967 and his grave can be found in the village.
Coniston village in the Lake District National Park lies a short distance from Coniston Water at its northerly end and on the western shore. It is at the foot of The Od Man, Dow Crags and Yewdale fells visited by many walkers and climbers each year. The summits and the old disused copper mines hold a fascination all of their own. On the eastern shores you can find Brantwood, home of the late John Ruskin, and see the edge of Grisedale Forest. It was along the eastern shore where the author Arthur Ransome lived, bringing with him 'Swallows and Amazons' and 'Pigeon Post' amongst many other stories.
Local attractions include Steam Yacht Gondola, Ruskin Museum, Brantwood (home of the late John Ruskin), Tarn Haws. Local annual activities include the Coniston 14 Run, Coniston Water Festival, Water Speed Records Week
How to get there
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* From M6 exit at junction 36 directly onto the A590. Take the exit to Barrow and Western Lakes (this continues to be the A590). Pass Newby Bridge, at Greenodd turn right onto the A5084 through Lowick. On reaching Torver, turn right at the T-junction joining the A593 to Coniston.
* From M6 exit at junction 36 directly onto the A590. This becomes the A591, pass Kendal and Windermere, heading towards Ambleside. As you approach Ambleside, at Waterhead turn left at the traffic lights onto Borrans Road, A5095. Follow until you see a left hand exit sign posted Coniston, A593.
Once in Coniston, take the road heading towards Hawkshead. Pass the Crown Hotel and go over the hump back bridge out into open country. The drive for Pier Cottage can be found 400 yards on the right. Continue over the cattle grid and down single track drive to the end. Pier cottage is found beyond the five bar gate.
Sat Nav post code: LA21 8AJ
Activities near Coniston
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
17 Mar 2013
Great place to stay - we felt as though we owned the lake, The cottage is clean, comfortable and cosy. Nothing too much trouble for Fay, Janet and family - even in the middle of cooking for 11 guests!!! An absolute must for all Donald Campbell enthusiasts who will know just how special this cottage is. We will return.
23 Dec 2012
This was just such a great place to stay. The cottage is in the most perfect location and Fay and her family were very helpful and welcoming. A great place to stay away fropm the hob bub of the... more
28 Apr 2012
Pier Cottage is perfect! We had a very warm arrival, genuinely stunning views from every window, and it's just a stones throw away from excellent activities for us and our children. A real away from it all break - Pier cottage is just wonderful. Please don't change a thing.
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|Prices for group size 4|
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|24 May 13||31 May 13||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|31 May 13||7 Jun 13||£ 950||-||-||1 Week|
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|19 Jul 13||26 Jul 13||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
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|23 Aug 13||30 Aug 13||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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