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Monk Coniston

Monk Coniston Hall B5285, Coniston LA21 8AQ England
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#4 of 6 hotels in Coniston
Monk Coniston has been welcoming visitors for nearly 70 years. With its enviable location, it has always been attractive to walkers, outdoor enthusiasts, and those who enjoy peace and tranquillity. Monk Coniston offers spacious en-suite bedrooms, fabulous food and a spacious lounge to relax in. Our extensive grounds, which include a walled garden and an exotic tree collection, are particularly scenic, and make a delightful place to relax.
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mgsnorwich wrote a review Sep 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom1,002 contributions456 helpful votes
Leased from the National trust, MonkConiston Hall is an excellent base in the southern Lakes for a walking holiday. An old property, the rooms are varied. The room which I had in one of the cottages was a double with a small extra charge for single occupancy. It was excellent with a well furnished bathroom and walk in shower. It was noticeable that both the bedroom and bathroom were heated in the early morning: excellent! The cottage was a couple of minutes from the main building but not a problem as it was opposite the drying and boot room! The food was excellent: breakfast was varied and substantial, the packed lunches were also varied and substantial and the dinners were also varied and very good. You had to order your choice of packed lunch and dinner the night before but that was easily managed. The bar (which opened at 6.00pm) had a draught beer and a wide choice of other drinks. Meals were taken at tables of twos and fours and not pre-assigned which encouraged the easy mixing of the guests. Three different walks were available each day: simply put, hard, medium and easy. Because of the nature of the Lake District (hills) they all required proper walking equipment and all of the guests were established walkers. The leaders were very experienced and outstanding in all respects. Everybody was very helpful and friendly. This was my first H F Holiday and I can honestly say that it exceeded my expectations in all respects. The venue had obviously had to make alterations to their normal procedure to cope with Covid 19 restrictions and it was all handled very well.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Jeremy W wrote a review Nov 2019
Wroughton, United Kingdom592 contributions91 helpful votes
Rented by holiday fellowship from national trust. Good place to stay when on there walking holidays. The car parking could be improved. it pre dates cars. Some rooms are away from the main house so be prepared to walk to main house. walks and organisation are excellent. HF are organise 'package' type breaks which are excellent to either groups couples or solos. It is not a conventional hotel you have to be prepared to socialise. Nice thing for those on there own is the evening group activities. Bar prices not to bad. Become a share holder save on no booking fee and discount on drinks in bar.Food tea all inclusive.
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Date of stay: October 2019
BigBrian_11 wrote a review Oct 2019
Tring, United Kingdom454 contributions210 helpful votes
Annual group walking holiday for 45 people. All the staff were excellent & we had a really spacious bedroom in the main house with a splendid view of the lake. The bathroom shower was very weak & extended washing time. The catering was OK but I've had much better breakfasts/dinners at other HF properties. Whilst the accommodation was perfectly all right, there is definitely a problem with the drains here. After 4 nights the smell was getting rancid. Also, car parking for a full house is inadequate. GOOD TIP : There are two outhouses here for extra rooms. Try & avoid as a colleague said the hot water ran out every night ! Therefore book the main house.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: Only book a premier room in the main house.
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emerillon wrote a review Jul 2019
Sedbergh, United Kingdom35 contributions21 helpful votes
Stayed here on a HF walking holiday and had a lovely time . The building is old and the rooms vary in size and quality . I had a double standard room which was spacious and private although I had to pay a supplement for single occupancy . No view to speak of but some of the better rooms have views of the lake . Food was excellent . Dinner is at a set time (7.15pm) and you choose your menu from 3 options in advance ( usually meat , fish and vegetarian ) . You sit at tables of 8 or 9 so sociability is guaranteed . Breakfast is between about 7.45 to 8.45 with most people down early . Decor is a little old fashioned and some refurbishment is required in places . WiFi available in public rooms but was weak to non-existent in the bedroom . Lovely grounds and gardens with walks starting from the door .
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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GlinysW wrote a review Jan 2019
Witney, United Kingdom1,080 contributions210 helpful votes
We stayed at Monk Coniston during a HF walking holiday over new year. The house is leased by the NT to HF and many original features have been retained.The service was amazing-the team is well led and motivated. Customer care is top of the list of priorities. Rooms are warm and comfortable but not luxurious. Food is good, especially the homemade soups, and the packed lunch is among the best we have encountered- self selection of goodies and a wide choice freshly made sandwiches. You get a tea in the afternoon after your walk/trip and the bar is open early in the evening. On the first evening we had a tasting of local gin, cheese and beer- this was a nice touch and much appreciated. Great location for walking from the door on a range of paths and trails.
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The rooms in the counting house are very comfortable
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monk Coniston
Which popular attractions are close to Monk Coniston?
Nearby attractions include Old Man of Coniston (4.5 km), Loughrigg Fell (7.7 km), and Tarn Hows (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Monk Coniston?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Monk Coniston?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Monk Coniston?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Monk Coniston?
Conveniently located restaurants include Steam Bistro, The Little Ice Cream Shop - Hawkshead, and The Green Housekeeper Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to Monk Coniston?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Brantwood (2.5 km), Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House (5.8 km), and Claife Viewing Station (7.5 km).