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Pier Cottage with Coniston Old Man in distance

Boathouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised

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 (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester, Nearest railway: Ulverston or Windermere
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking
Further details

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The Cumbria/Lake District

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.


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

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Review 1-10 of 15

23 May 2014


"Absolutely lovely stay"

We had a fantastic 2 night stay at this cottage in the Lake District. The area is stunning and the cottage is very special, situated right on the pier. The cottage has been recently renovated and is a… More

17 Sep 2013


"Pier Cottage, Coniston"

Wanted a few days R&R in the Lake District this September.I could have stayed at many cheaper venues, most looked larger and better equipped, but Pier Cottage was a great choice.Externally photo'… More

12 Aug 2013


"Perfect Location"

We booked this cottage because of its location and we were not disappointed! The setting and outlook were truly superb. Waking up to the stunning view over the lake with the steam yacht warming up w… More

19 Jul 2013



Just got back from Pier Cottage; had a wonderful stay, must be the best location on the lake! Stunning views and Cottage well equipped with everything we needed. Bed really comfy ( v important)! La… More

17 Mar 2013


"Picture Postcard - Perfect"

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


"What Else Can We Say Other Than Superb!"

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 touris… More

28 Apr 2012


"A perfect holiday!"

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.

22 Apr 2012


"* Fabulous *"

To sum it up in one word, stunning! My boyfriend and I stayed at the boathouse for the Easter weekend with another couple and it was perfect. None of us had been to the Lake District before so it was… More

28 Jan 2012


"What a View - from every window!"

We arrived after dark in the evening and the weather was pretty horrible with the usual Lakeland rain but also a howling gale blowing up the lake as Janet showed us into the cottage. We knew straight … More

5 Jan 2012


"Cosy, luxurious Christmas break"

Wow, Christmas in Pier Cottage, what a great treat for the family, we had the most fabulous time! The cottage is beautiful, the scenery amazing. Fay was so helpful and really couldn't do enough to ensure our break was relaxing. Everything was spotlessly clean and the linen luxurious. The bathroom and lounge just wonderful, everything you need for a relaxing stay. Thank you so much Fay, hope to see you again very soon.

Review 1-10 of 15

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