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2 Cottage Style Apartments, Quiet Position Close to Village Centre. Free WiFi - "Yewdale Crags"



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
2 apartments, with 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Close to the lake Ideal for exploring the countryside and mountains lovely position

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'.

Details for holiday apartment "Yewdale Crags", 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Well needed break

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind remarks. We do try to keep everything very clean and in tip top order. We are naturally pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. And we look forward to the opportunity of looking after you again in the future. Elizabeth & Anthony, Coniston Lodge.
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Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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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

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 100 Miles Nearest Barpub : Sun Hotel at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : Windermere or Ulverston at 20 Miles Nearest Train : Windermere, Lake District at 12 Miles Nearest Motorway : M6 at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Black Bull Hotel at 150 Metres Nearest Beach : Silecroft at 20 Miles Car: recommended


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.

Further Details:

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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 10. 2016
28 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11. 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 12. 2016
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1. 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2. 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3. 2017
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4. 2017
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5. 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6. 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7. 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8. 2017
6 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9. 2917
20 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
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:
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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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.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing


  • 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 ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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.

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