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How Head Cottage

How Head Cottage How Head Cottage How Head Cottage East of Lake, Coniston LA21 8AA England
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#14 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Coniston

See why so many travellers make How Head Cottage their bed and breakfast of choice when visiting Coniston. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a luxury setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Rooms at How Head Cottage offer a kitchenette and a refrigerator providing exceptional comfort and convenience.

Coniston is also home to Brantwood, a popular historic site that is not too far from How Head Cottage.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at How Head Cottage as you experience all of the things Coniston has to offer.

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brighton_max wrote a review Sep. 2009
London, United Kingdom202 contributions50 helpful votes
I was up in the Lake District for a weekend as I was working at the Great North Swim and really cant fault the How Head in any way. I was with my girlfriend and we had left it way too late to book and it was one of the few places available and it was very reasonable so i wasnt expecting much. However, it is a small B&B in a lovely old building with fantastic views. The rooms are not massively luxurious but had a flat screen TV, tea making facilities and couldnt really be faulted in any way. Unfortunately, I was up at 6am so missed cooked breakfast both days (though Val, the owner did offer to get up and cook it but i felt to guilty to let her!) but there was cereal and yoghurts available for me. My GF wasn't working so she had the continental breakfast which she said was very nice. All in all, this was a very reasonable, nice and well located option.
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Date of stay: September 2009
Trip type: Travelled on business
Anton wrote a review Apr. 2006
Province of Munster, Ireland100 contributions92 helpful votes
How Head Cottage is a good Lakeland B&B located across the lake from Coniston Water and occupies a superb location from which to view the rugged russet Old Man of Coniston, the gnarled, rugged russet mountain overlooking the town of Coniston. At £25 per person per night, the annex was very good value. Totally self-contained, it comprised a double room with an adjacent single room, which led to a small but functional en suite. The room has lots of wardrobe space, washbasin and a TV; but reception, typical for the Lake District, is poor. But we weren't here to watch TV. For those that do, there is a residents' lounge, from where breakfast is taken, and the lounge is an excellent touch. The bookcase there holds a wide array of coffee-table Lakeland books (a full set of WA Poucher but only one Wainwright) which show lots of lovely pictures in stunning colour that may or may not match the grey damp reality outside the window at the time! Minor gripe: the decor is rather drab, rather typically 70s, but we weren't here to gaze at the interior decorations. The room was perfectly comfortable. It's just down the hillside from Brant House, so if you like décor/art and are into Ruskin, pop up the hill. The garden is beautiful and well maintained, and there are a profusion of entertaining finches and other small birds that ate well from squirrel-proof feeders. We ate well too. The breakfast was perfectly OK without being stunning and had the usual choices of orange juice, cereal, full breakfast, toast, tea and coffee. Lovers of the great British sausage will be slightly disappointed but the meal served was perfectly adequate. 8:30-9:00 is a narrow serving window though. But you didn't come here to lie in. They only appear to take a few guests at a time so you will be well looked after. The host, Dare Holland is very genial and seems keen to maintain good standards.
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Frequently Asked Questions about How Head Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to How Head Cottage?
Nearby attractions include Old Man of Coniston (4.7 km), Go Ape Grizedale (6.9 km), and Coniston Water (5.5 km).
What are some restaurants close to How Head Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manor House, Steam Bistro, and The Blacksmiths Arms.
Are pets allowed at How Head Cottage?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to How Head Cottage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Brantwood (5.2 km), Brantwood (5.2 km), and Hard Knott Pass (7.6 km).