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Blea Brows

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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Good news everyone! Now with the promised new sofas! Yay! (See updated photos! ... and has much reduced cobwebs!!!) WiFi (although not super fast - see below) Blea Brows enjoys a fantastic secluded setting in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons country! It is a fabulous 'rustic' cottage for couples, families or group holidays, and a safe location for children and pets as it is set in the grounds of the big house, Brown Howe. It's homely and cosy, without being luxurious. It enjoys private lake access (with three other properties), just a few minutes stroll away (along a woodland path, which is very muddy when wet!), and is ideal for boating, picnics and exploring. Wild Cat island is within reach by boat, and the beautiful Blawith common is just down the road - ideal for exploring and with more lovely beaches to... Read more
Listing #HL251205
About the Owner
Philip / Kate O
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:70%
Response Time:Within a day
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile


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Reviewed 11 June 2018


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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

The trip was a surprise birthday pressie for my partner Mark our 7 month old Golden retriever Jack came too..the cottage was more than I expected home away from home with everything that you need and more..it is situated in the forest and only a...More

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Management response:Responded 6 June 2018

Hey Julie, Mark and of course, Jack! Thank you so much for your lovely review. It's always very pleasing when people enjoy the cottage (and area!) as much as we do. Our cocker spaniel, Lily, absolutely loves swimming in the lake too. She, I'm sure,...More

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
General Facilities: Woodburner, DVD player, Ipod dock, General: thermostatic controlled central heating, CD player, TV Standard: Kettle, Toaster, Iron Utilities: Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge-freezer, Washing dryer Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms (one with en-suite). Bathrooms: There are 3 loos to allow for relaxed family bath times! 1 family bathroom with shower, 1 ensuite with shower and downstairs cloakroom with loo. Lobby outside kitchen door for storage of boots, outdoor gear etc. Cloakroom and hall also provide extra storage areas. Sleeping arrangements: 1 Double and 4 Singles, or 2 Doubles and 2 Singles, or 3 Doubles. Please advise as to your preference. Dining seating for 6, also seating in the kitchen, sitting room seating for 6. Other: Linen provided, but PLEASE NO... more
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 5:00 PM
Guests can bring pets providing it has been agreed and paid for in advance.
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Crib
    4 Twins
    1 Full
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights

NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.

Price includes: central heating, electric, bed linen (no towels - sorry), cot and high chair (if needed). A starter pack of fuel for the stove is left for your use. More may be purchased locally as and when required.
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About the neighbourhood
Coniston is a thriving village in the South Lakes, bordering Coniston Water and nestled beneath the 'Old Man' of Coniston - the largest of the Coniston fells. Coniston is well stocked with traditional shops including a butcher, post office, several pubs, cafe's and restaurants. In addtion to the beautiful surroundings, Coniston is home to the Ruskin Museum (also containing Donald Campbell memorabilia - of Bluebird fame) and down the road from Ruskin's mansion house - Brantwood. Round the cottage, there are wonderful places to explore including Beacon Fell and Beacon Tarn (find the geocache box and write a message in it!). There are lovely walks on Torver and Blawith Common and across the water at Parkamoor, in addition to the higher fells of the mighty Dow Crag, Old Man and Wetherlam. Not forgetting all the watersports that are available on Coniston Water itself. Of course, no visit would be complete without a trip to 'Wildcat' island - made famous by Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons.
Getting around
There is a bus service that goes from Ulverston to Coniston x12 but it is quite a limited service. The nearest bus stop is Blawith which is about 1km walk away from the cottage.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby
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