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A luxury property with fantastic modern facilities in centre of Coniston village

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Space 4,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Unique five star property with village setting great views facilites and access

The White House is a luxury modern detached property found within the beautiful Lake District village of Coniston. A stunning property, a cut above the rest with the real wow factor unique to the village set in its own grounds, the house provides spacious accommodation with 6 bedrooms 4 bathrooms 2 kitchens games rooms lounge dinning with gardens to all sides driveway and excellent views from the rear balconies at first and second floors.

Arranged over three floors, the lower ground floor provides a side entrance directly off the driveway which is great for unloading cars, access to the bike rack and wellie boot and coat racks. Most guests use this door as the primary entrance during their stay.

The side door provides access direct in to the Lower ground floor kitchen diner and garden room. From here you can access the garden and rear patio and barbeque area through bifold doors. The lower ground floor kitchen is great for guests sleeping in either of the two bedrooms located on this floor for either early morning tea, supper and especially useful for serving drinks and food in the garden.

As well as the twin and double bed rooms on this level the property also provides an excellent well stocked games room. Children of all ages will love this room with Surround sound TV, wii with games, good DVD collection, Pool table with spots and stripes, air hockey, half size table tennis and a wide range of family board games. The house also provide tennis rackets and balls, cricket bat with wind ball for use in the village and badminton net racket and shuttlecocks for use in the garden.

The first floor provides a massive open plan lounge, dining and kitchen as well as master bedroom and en-suite and convenient separate WC.

The living room provides a modern luxurious feel with a traditional twist. Its panoramic windows give excellent views over the front garden, the Old Man of Coniston and valley beyond. The double height living room with multi fuel hotpod log burner set within Coniston slate fireplace and exposed slate full height chimney is spectacular. The stove provides warmth comfort and pleasure on a cold winter days, and guests can access the unlimited supply of logs from the log store found at the side of the property.

With fine Timothy Oulton leather sofas, real wood flooring and luxury deep loop pile rugs the room is welcoming, relaxing and great for family holidays.

The lounge leads directly into the Dining area that provides seating for 12 in comfort. The kitchen holds Denby placeware ,cutlery, glass and all associated tableware for 24 place settings. From the dining area you can open up the bifold door to gain access to 40 square meter rear patio which runs the whole length of the rear of the property, overlooks the rear garden, the village lake and Grizedale Forest. Relax on the patio with the children playing in the garden below or watch the stars while relaxing in the evening.

The open plan design provides access from the living and dining areas into the truly impressive kitchen area. The kitchen area is some 30 square meters and provides everything that a modern kitchen should have. With fully integrated Miele appliances comprising of two fridge freezers, steam oven, compact combination oven, microwave, coffee machine, 4 warming draws, red wine chiller, white wine chiller, 5 ring gas hob with wok burner, ceiling extractor system full sized combination oven, Dualit toaster, Breville sandwich maker and numerous other hand held electric accessories and a full range of pans any chef, professional or not, will have no problem preparing any dish.

The large breakfast bar with stool area is great for socializing whilst cooking or enjoying morning coffee whilst watching the wall mounted TV. The kitchen also provides access to the rear patio and benefits from excellent views.

The master bedroom and en-suite is also located on the first floor with views again over the front garden and breath taking views up the coppermines valley, Old Man mountain range and surrounding fells. off this bedroom is found a large en-suite with walk in shower, natural stone floor to ceiling tiling, underfloor heating and high quality fixture and fittings to suit even the most discerning of guests.

The top floor provides a further three bedrooms, one with en-suite and a family bathroom. The bedrooms provide a twin room, double and king size with ample wardrobe chest of draws and bedside storage. All bedrooms benefit from plenty of natural light and have been designed as the others in a modern boutique hotel style with luxury bedding, wall mounted TV and both amenity and mood lighting. Each bed room has its own individual style, with the double bed room having access to a covered rear balcony and the king size room having a double seater sofabed with excellent views.

The main bathroom on this floor provides shower over bath, WC and WHB with natural stone flooring to floor and walls. The room also benefits form underfloor heating.

The en-suite provide a large shower enclosure positioned under a skylight that gives the sense of showering outside. Again underfloor heating and floor to ceiling tiling with all the finishing touches gives the room a 5 star listing.

The house benefits from mature well maintained gardens with flowering borders to all elevations and offers a high degree of privacy despite being in a village location. The outside area also provides for a large sunken patio directly off the garden with gas barbeque and LED patio lighting.

A large driveway adequate for three cars as well as plenty of street parking makes the property very accessible.

The property has a 4Kw PV solar system that generates is own electricity which is used to heat hot water and provide electricity to the underfloor heating systems, excess electricity is exported back to the grid. This helps the property and its guests reduce their level of CO2.

In most areas the property exceeds the current UK building regulations with respect to insulation. Heat generated in the property is contained by the use of a number of products working together, from glazing specification to roof, wall and floor insulation, vapour and thermal barriers. The property design works together to reduce the guests environmental footprint and care for the environment whilst helping protect the lake district for future generations.

We hope you enjoy your stay but if you have any requests prior to your visit please do not hesitate to contact us.

More Details

Owner
Barry or Helen
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018

About Barry or Helen

We are Mum Dad and four kids that love the outdoor life, all born in England. Coniston has been our second home for a long time. Having camped, caravanned and rented accommodation in the lakes for years we decided to purchase The White House. After a two year renovation completed in Spring 2016 we want others to enjoy the property village and lakes as we do.

No matter whatever is the season the lake district and especially Coniston, is a special place. We love seeing winter snow on the Old Man while sitting in the lounge in front of the log fire with a mug of hot chocolate. Similarly spending long summer days on the balcony drinking homemade lemonade reading a book and sometimes drinking something a little stronger as the children play in the garden. As the day draws to an end, cooking local produce on the barbeque is something we love to do. The stars on a clear warm summer night the rear balcony is not to be missed.

Barry or Helen purchased this house in 2012

Why Barry or Helen chose Coniston

The white house is unique in that no properties in the village are able to offer the level of luxury in all areas to accommodate 12 persons in comfort. Although the property is located within village the views are outstanding.

Staying at the White House is similar to staying in a boutique hotel with all the facilities of home. Within two minutes walking distance of all village facilities it's great to park up and not drive.

Walks from the door step, great village amenities and facilities all within 200mts and a luxury property with fantastic views and facilities that all will enjoy.

What makes this house unique

The quality of accommodation, location to amenities and Lakeland village setting make the property extra special for large families and friends who have discerning taste and are looking for accommodation that offers the true wow factor and will exceed their expectations.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a beautiful elegant house in a excellent village location. Barry was really helpful with excellent knowledge of the surrounding area. Fantastic views from all rooms. The house has been finished to a very high standard. Pubs in village really friendly

Highly recommended can't wait to return
Apr 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Coniston in Torver

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Top floor bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , tiling to wall and floors underfloor heating
    ensuite to top floor Double - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Roof light above shower feels like showering outside
    Ensuite to First Floor Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 1400x900 wall in shower underfloor heating pure luxury
    First Floor WC - Toilet , Great for daytime use
    Lower Ground Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Serving the lower ground floor this high quality bathroom
  • The house has two bathrooms, two rooms have en-suites and a separate WC. All wet areas contain high end natural stone ceramic or porcelain tiling with underfloor heating to three rooms. All contain electric towel rails and exclusive fittings.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Lower ground floor - 1 Double Bed , 4' 6" bed with matching white furniture and window to side
    Lower ground floor - 2 Single Bed , Extra large bed room with twin beds can be pushed together
    Top Floor Master Bed Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Massive room with sofa fitted wardrobes and great views
    Top Floor Double bed room - 1 Double Bed , 4'6" bed with modern decor and luxury en-suite, balcony & TV
    Top Floor Twin - 2 Single Bed , Two large twin beds TV to wall and recessed lighting
    First Floor Master Bed Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Five foot bed with modern decor and luxury en-suite, TV
  • Two bedrooms with king size beds (5ft) Two bedrooms Double beds (4'6'') Two bedrooms with pair of twin beds (3ft) All rooms have 800 thread pure Egyptian cotton luxury bed linen Wall Mounted TV, Real wood laminated flooring with thick pile rugs. Each bedroom has ample storage in wardrobes, chest of draws and bedside tables. All rooms have amenity and mood lighting.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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A luxury property with fantastic modern facilities in centre of Coniston village
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 19 reviews
5

A lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the White House during Easter to celebrate my sisters 50yh birthday.

The owner, Barry, was extremely helpful and we appreciated the gifts of Easter Eggs!

The house is very comfortable and well equipped. The kitchen is like being at home with everything you could need. That said the local restaurants are also very nice so we ate out for dinner. All shops and restaurants are conveniently located a short walk away.

The views are lovely. We would hope to return again!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A beautiful house in a glorious setting

  • 5 of 5

A long weekend to celebrate a special birthday with family 10 adults and 2 children. The property is wonderful and the owner Barry was there to meet us to explain how everything worked and show us around the property, he also told us all about the surrounding area. There is everything you need from towels in all the bathrooms to a very well stocked kitchen. Excellent place to stay we all agreed we would like to go back again, sooner rather than later.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

Great owner who came to meet us even though we only stayed a couple of days. Stunning property in a great location. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfectly designed home, highly recommended !!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, fully equipped, very suitable for families with children. The owner, a charming man who patiently explained to us about this wonderful area. Everything is close, the lake shops, cafes, just perfect !!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay, we will be coming back!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay for our family, warm welcome from Barry, would very much recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious accommodation conveniently situated in lovely area

  • 4 of 5

The White House is close to shops and pubs in Coniston and within easy reach of other facilities in Ambleside. Also, it is ten minutes walk from Coniston Water, where you can hire boats, bikes and go for trips on the Lake. There are beautiful woodland and hill walks from the house - in fact, it is a great base for an active holiday. The house itself is well fitted out, the beds are comfortable and there is plenty of room for a party of 12. Barry, the owner, met us when we arrived, made us very welcome and spent a lot of time showing us round the house. We appreciated that!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Manchester
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Village
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
coniston lake
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Windermere
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
M6
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Village
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Silecoft
Car: not necessary

The property is located in the village of Coniston, central within the Lake District National Park. The area is surrounded by some of the most dramatic mountains, valleys and diverse countryside.

From the doorstep you have access to great walks to suit all abilities and more details can be found within the guest information guide within the property.

The Lake District is one massive adventure park and we suggest the following as great days out:

A visit to Tarn Hows - a real must which can be walked to from the front of the house whatever the season whatever the weather, or drive to the National Trust car park and walk around the tarn.

For the more adventurous a walk up the Old Man of Coniston is a must. It's 2634 feet (803m) high so be sure to be prepared. Look out for evidence of the rich slating history particularly on the north east slopes.

For a relaxing day take a trip to the lake about a 10 to 15 minute walk and buy an ice cream at the Bluebird Café or take a trip on the Steam Yatch "Gondola", first launched in 1859 and one of the inspirations for Captain Flints houseboat in Arthur Ransome's book "Swallows and Amazons".

From the house you are able to see Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin. Ruskin was the son of a successful sherry merchant. He campaigned for the welfare state and inspired the founders of the National Health Service, the information of public Libraries, the National Trust and other institutions found in modern society. The house and beautiful gardens contain many of his original possessions. He is buried in the churchyard in the village.

In more recent times Coniston was made famous by Donald Campbell and his Bluebird K7 record attempt in 1967. Campbell attempted to break the 300mph but was killed on the return leg of the attempt. His grave is found in the village over the wall at the rear of the property.

Further afield but not too far away trips to William Wordsworth's home in Grasmere, Beatrix Potter's home Hill Top, Wray castle with its mock Gothic castle over looking Windermere. Zeffirelli's cinema in Ambleside and the many gift shops, cafes and shops in the surrounding villages are all worth exploring.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £500

Special rates for returning guests
Deals throughout the year for short breaks, weekend and weeks
Reductions for low occupation under occupancy.
We don't have a specific change over day which allows mid week or Friday or Saturday arrival. plus two, four, seven, ten, and fourteen day breaks

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