Boathouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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)|
|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|
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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