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Charming Country House With Lake Access In Coniston, The Lake District, Cumbria



Updated: 31-Oct-2016
4 Star Gold Country House with Private Lake Shore & Jetty in Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria

Tucked away between the lake and Grizedale Forest, the Eastern shore of Coniston Water has arguably some of the best views in Lakeland. Ruskin, Tennyson, Turner and Ransome have all been romanced by the majestic mountains across the lake and Coniston village nestled at their base a mile away. Set in the centre of this picnic perfect landscape, surrounded by farmland once owned by Beatrix Potter, the 16th century Townson Ground Estate boasts the ideal location for walking, biking, boating or simply relaxing. While away your days splashing around on the shoreline, hire a boat from the Coniston Boating Centre, or bring your own and moor it at the private jetty; spend the week fishing or sailing; plan rural rambles through the forest or the fells that end sitting by roaring fires in slate floored pubs, pints of Coniston’s Bluebird Bitter in hand. Townson Ground House is a celebration of comfort and style. Owned by Interior Designer Jayne Reeve and her husband Joe, the house offers self-catering accommodation for 14 guests. Perfect for the extended family or a group of friends, charm emanates from the relaxed interiors. Fall into floral sofas and warm your toes around the open fires in the sitting room; eat hearty meals around the huge rustic French dining table next door. Each bedroom wows, one has its own copper bath, another an antique bed, Colefax and Fowler wall papers and reclaimed Belgium tiles bring colour and detail to cool en-suite bathrooms. There are board games for rainy days and the private lake frontage for sunny ones. Plenty of places of interest locally and lots of good eating establishments close by. Horse riding, mountain biking, hiking, climbing and caving; it’s all within easy reach but what could be better at the end of the day, than coming home to this perfect rural retreat. Available to book through the LAKELAND COTTAGE COMPANY for weekly bookings, and out of season - 3-night weekends (Friday start) or 4-night (Monday start) mid week breaks.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Townson Ground is owned by Jayne and Joe Reeve. It has been Jayne's family home since she was a child. Growing up in Coniston was such a privilege,

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Activity and Interests


The nearest major airport to Townson Ground is Manchester which has a train station within the terminal that offers routes to the Lake District. Inside the terminal it is also possible to hire a car for the duration of your stay the drive to Coniston will take you approximately 2hours. Taxi hire is also available.

Blackpool airport is also nearby (approximately 1.5 hours drive from Coniston) and it is possible to hire cars from the terminal there also.


Windermere: 11.7 miles

Ambleside: 7.7 miles

Hawkshead: 4.2 miles

Kendal: 20.4 miles

Manchester: 92.1 miles


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate J 2016
28 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate K 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for weekend & midweek rates, minimum stay is 3 nights for weekends (Fri,Sat,Sun nights) and 4 nights for midweek (Mon,Tue,Wed,Thurs nights)

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 31-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 x en-suite shower rooms 1 x free standing copper bath in bedroom Communal Shower Room & WC Separate 1st Floor WC


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 Double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms (one room has its bed under the eaves so access is restricted on one side) 1 Double bedroom with free standing copper bath 1 Twin bedroom with en-suite shower 2 Bunk bedded rooms


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Outside: Outside seating for 14 BBQ Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided on arrival. Other: Please note that Townson Ground is the original farmhouse but the attached barns, stables and additions have need converted into other holiday cottages which can be rented separately if required. Please enquire.

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