Yewdale Crags is identical in design to Tarn Hows. However the bed room accommodation differs in that this apartment has a Kingsize double bedded room, and a twin bedded room, both are again en-suite. The outlook from Yewdale Crags is very different from the other apartment. As the name suggests it has views accross the village to the steeply rising Yewdale Crags which tower over the village.
Coniston Lodge is situated on a side road from the village leading up to the Old Man Of Coniston, and its adjacent mountains. It has fine views across to the crags behind the village. Built on the side of the hill, it is very similar in design to an Alpine Lodge, with wooden fascias, and parking provided under the building. The properties are fully centrally heated, but also have 'log effect' electric fires in the lounge. There are secluded garden areas where guests can relax with a cup of tea (or a glass of wine) after a day out on the hills, or a tour of the Lakes. We provide a laundry room with washing machine, tumble drier and ironing facilities for your convenience. Lake Coniston is just a short walk away, where you can hire rowing or self drive motor boats. If you prefer something a little more splendid you can take a cruise on one of the Coniston Launch Companies lake cruisers, or the National Trusts restored Victorian steam yacht 'Gondola'.
Top Traveller Review
Well needed break
Elizabeth & Anthony,
About the Owner
About Mr A Robinson
Elizabeth and Anthony Robinson have been in the the hospitality business in Coniston for many years. So have a unique insight into the needs and expectations of visitors to the Lakes. We are both keen hill walkers, and spend as much time in the mountains as possible.We are always willing to help our guests plan & get the most out of their holiday with us. Anthony is in the voluntary local Mountain Resue Team, its Leader/Deputy for the last 30 years. He was awarded an MBE in this years New Year Honours list. Elizabeth is interested in design and handicrafts, her influence can be seen in the blend of modern appliances with traditional cottage furnishings and accessories, some of which are her own work. We are both interested in plants and the garden is a continuous and evolving challenge.
Mr A Robinson purchased this apartment in 1980
Why Mr A Robinson chose Windermere & Central Lakes
We inherited our original family home in 1981, when we had a Restaurant & Wine Shop in the Village. In 1989 we extended the property by the addition of six generous en-suite bedrooms to create 'Coniston Lodge Hotel'. This was our business for the next 21 years, until we became aware that the modern vocation trend was very much more in favour of the less formal 'Self Catering' option, which gives guests the freedom to come and go as they wish. Not wishing to leave our lovely home or the beautiful surroundings of Southern Lakeland, in 2010, we converted the hotel into two cottage apartments, each with their own quiet private patio/garden areas.
What makes this apartment unique
On arrival you will find a welcome tea tray ready for you with with a home made cake.
Coniston Lodge is less than a five minute walk from the centre of Coniston, so conveniently situated within easy walking distance of shops, Inns & Restaurants. Situated on the road that leads up to the mountains above the village our guests can walk out of the front door and have a choice of a miriad of walks of all grades and in all directions, no need to even take the car off the car park. The lake is only a ten minute walk away on level ground, if you would prefer an occasional leisurely Lake Cruise, as a change from the rigours of mountain climbing. For those who would like something even more challenging, why not try Rock Climbing or Ghyll Scrambling with expert tuition available in the village.
Bookings are weekly, and are from Friday to Friday. In the Winter, and at short notice at other times, if available, we do take shorter breaks, Minimum 3 days. A non returnable deposit of £100.00 is required at the time of booking, and the balance must be paid six weeks prior to the day of arrival. Enquiries can be made either by email or telephone. We prefer to take booking confirmations by telephone. Payment may be made by Credit/Debit Card, or by cheque if you prefer this method.
Changeover day is on a Friday, accept where short breaks have been agreed. Arrival time is after 3pm. If guests wish to arrive earlier or later we will make every effort help them. We ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on the day of departure.
(2 traveller reviews)
Well needed break
We needed a break and came across "Yewdale Crags" so took a chance and booked it for 7 nights - what an excellent find! just a very short walk from the centre of the village, very clean and had everything we needed and more, the little extras in each room was such a delight - the cake they had baked was delicious, parking underneath, owners were always happy to chat. In the village is an array of eating and drinking places of which we tried quite a few but a special mention must go to Sara (indian rest/take away) the food was excellent and the staff fantastic - although they do not serve alcohol they sent me to the local spar to get some wine to drink with our meal with no corkage charge. All in all a top place to stay, a lovely friendly village and we would not think twice of a repeat visit to Conisiton lodge
Having thoroughly enjoyed staying in Yewdale Crags in March 2013 for a few days we were only too happy when we were able to return in May with our two sons. They were as impressed as we were with the lovely, homely apartment which is so convenient for numerous walks in the beautiful Coniston area as well as local amenities and pubs! We ate out each evening but the kitchen is well equipped if you should wish to self cater.
Anthony and Elizabeth provided a delicious home baked sponge cake for our arrival and were only too happy to advise about walking etc.
Also, Anthony had been very helpful when I initially booked our break.
We hope to return soon to this peaceful, cosy haven for more relaxation time. Thank you Anthony and Elizabeth.
From the Owner
“We inherited our original family home in 1981, when we had a Restaurant & Wine Shop in the Village. In 1989 we extended the property by the addition of six generous en-suite bedrooms to create 'Coniston Lodge Hotel'. This was our business for the next 21 years, until we became aware that the modern vocation trend was very much more in favour of the less formal 'Self Catering' option, which gives guests the freedom to come and go as they wish. Not wishing to leave our lovely home or the beautiful surroundings of Southern Lakeland, in 2010, we converted the hotel into two cottage apartments, each with their own quiet private patio/garden areas.”
Activity and Interests
The nearest international airport is Manchester - approximately a two hour drive away. A rail link from the airport to Windermere (12miles away) or Ulverston (14 miles) is possible, with a linking, but not always convenient bus service on to Coniston. A taxi from the railway station may sometimes be necessary. A bus service is provided between the local villages. But if you wish to travel more widely then we advise that the use of a car is recommended.
Hawkshead and Sawrey (Beatrix Potter' House.) 4 miles. Amleside and Windermere 10 miles. Grasmere (Wordsworth's house.) 12 miles. Ulverston (Market Town and Laurel & Hardy Museum) 14 miles, Kendal (Market Town and home of Kendal Mint Cake) 18 miles. Keswick 20 miles. Barrow in Furness (Ship Museum) 24 miles.
Coniston Village and Lake Coniston are synonymous with Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell and their attempts on the World Water Speed Record in there Bluebird' racing boats. Sir Malcolm setting a record of 141mph in 1939, and his son Donald, after breaking the record four times between 1956 & 1960, was killed at a speed of over 300mph, attempting to improve on his own world record of 276mph. The Campbells always stayed with the Robinsons when they were in Coniston, the last time at Coniston Lodge. Their exploits are commemorated in the Ruskin Museum in the village, alongside many other historical and local displays recording the life of the village over the centuries. Including mining, farming, the railways, fishing and lacemaking. The museum is named after John Ruskin, a famous Victorian essayist and social reformer who came to live in Coniston in the latter part of the 19century, He is generally regarded as one of the founders of the Trade Union movement, and Ruskin College at Oxford is named after him. His house, 'Brantwood', on the East side of the lake is open to the public for most of the year. An ideal way to visit Brantwood is to take a cruise on one of the Coniston Launches or the steam yacht Gondola, alight at Brantwood pier to visit the house, and then catch the boat back to Coniston on its next trip. There are several other interesting houses to visit closeby - Holker Hall near Cartmel, the home of the Cavendishes, a branch of the Duke of Devonshire's family from Chatsworth. Levens Hall near Kendal, famous for its Topiary Gardens. Muncaster Castle near Ravenglass with its beautiful gardens and displays of Owls and birds of prey. While there you may also wish to take the 14 mile trip from Ravenglass up the Eskdale Valley to Boot on the famous narrow gauge railway. When you return to Coniston after a day out there are plenty of shops where you can purchase souvenirs, and Inns where you can have a meal and recall the days adventures over a glass of wine.
From the Owner
“On arrival you will find a welcome tea tray ready for you with with a home made cake. Coniston Lodge is less than a five minute walk from the centre of Coniston, so conveniently situated within easy walking distance of shops, Inns & Restaurants. Situated on the road that leads up to the mountains above the village our guests can walk out of the front door and have a choice of a miriad of walks of all grades and in all directions, no need to even take the car off the car park. The lake is only a ten minute walk away on level ground, if you would prefer an occasional leisurely Lake Cruise, as a change from the rigours of mountain climbing. For those who would like something even more challenging, why not try Rock Climbing or Ghyll Scrambling with expert tuition available in the village.”
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
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- Iron & Board
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- Hob ...
- Child's Highchair
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- Dining Area
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- recreation centre
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, American "Queen" size bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, These are standard 3ft wide divans.
- Garden ...
- Notes on accommodation: All our bedrooms are supplied with firm divan bed and mattresses and two pillows per person. Linen sheets and pillow cases are supplied as well as duvets. All towelling, bath and hand towels are supplied. A range of soaps and shampoos are also provided. Each bedroom has a hairdryer provided. Additional bedroom furnishings include wardrobe, dressing table with mirror, table and two easy chairs. Electric shaving points are provided in the bathrooms. Outside: Each property has a paved garden area which is provided with a table, sun lounger, and four chairs and a parasol. These areas are screened with wooden fencing, so are private and can't be observed by the public. The garden areas are adjacent to our mature rockery, and are also provided with hanging baskets and pot plants during the summer months.