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“beautiful cottage with all the home comforts.”
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25 reviews
View towards the Old Man from the kitchen sink!
The sitting room with woodburning stove
Melbourne House
The dining end of the sitting room
The working end of the kitchen with original retro units
The breakfast end of the kitchen
Downstairs double bedroom
Bedroom one with double and single beds
Bedroom three with twin or double bed (please specify when booking)
Shower room
View over the lake to Coniston village from Brantwood
Coniston Village Church
View from the Head of Coniston Lake . . . 20 mins walk away
View from the Old Man of Coniston
Coniston Village . . . 3 minutes walk away!
The Sun Inn . . . 10 minutes stroll away!
View over Coniston from the terrace at the Sun Inn
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Coniston, Duddon Valley, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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rebeccake...
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“beautiful cottage with all the home comforts.”
Reviewed 7 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

my family and I stayed in melbourne house (3 adults and 4 children) for the weekend as I was taking part in the coniston half marathon. it's in a beautiful location, a stones throw from the village where the shops and pubs were lovely. the kitchen was well equipped and the beds were very comfortable. only slight problem is getting into the drive as it's a bit of a tight squeeze but as long as you're not driving a van (or are better at parking than me! not hard) it isn't too bad. the garden was lovely too with a stream running through it. loads of space for the kids to play. we'll definitely be coming back.

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Management Response
16 Jul 2014
Thank you and...there is a discount for returning guests!!
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211Richar...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic spacious cottage, with great walks from your doorstep”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

It was lovely to arrive late at night into a warm cottage with complimentary flowers and bottle of wine. There were 4 adults and 3 children so had to do 2 sittings for breakfast as the table is a bit small, but it worked well for us. The garden had a stream running past it (be careful with little children), and there were impressive views to the mountains. The cottage had 3 large bedrooms, a quirky 50s kitchen, upstairs bathroom and downstairs loo and lounge with log-burning stove. Lots of pubs to choose from and if the weather is kind, Coniston Lake is beautiful to walk along. Be aware, there is a TV but it only plays DVDs that you must provide and there is no radio. Only downside was the previous occupants had not left any logs for the fire and the garage was shut. Thankyou, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
16 Jul 2014
Sorry about the lack of logs, we do usually check that there are enough left for your first night.
Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Liked best: the views, the fire and the comfy beds
Liked least: no where to dry clothes
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Jul 2013
Thank you for your comments. We will try to address the problem of wet clothes as soon as possible.
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banbury
Reviewed 5 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
16 Jul 2014
Sorry you felt that stripping the beds was a bit much but we do not know otherwise which beds have been used and "environmentally" do not want to have to do unnecessary washing.
Very pleased that apart from that you enjoyed your visit
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christoph...
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Charming Cottage”
Reviewed 18 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013

We arrived to find fresh flowers, a pint of milk, bottle of wine and logs for the fire. A great welcome and first impression.
The cottage was charming, with log fire, stream at the bottom of the garden and a great location within the village. Perfect for a base in the lakes.
Melbourne House exceeded our expectations, and will return.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Jan 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is much appreciated. We are also delighted that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to your return
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Cramped dining facilities
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Jan 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry that you were disappointed to find that there was no television but we do only advertise the cottage as having a DVD player.
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MrsLaing9...
Perth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Break away”
Reviewed 5 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012

My husband and I stayed here with our friends and their 18 month old little boy. The cottage was a perfect size for us all and was lovely! Very warm, peaceful and the bedrooms were all great sizes! There is a downstairs toilet which is great with so many people and a beautiful log fire! The area is very calm and peaceful and there are a number of shops and pubs just along the road! We are definitely going to return!

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Liked best: The peacefulness of the cottage, the nearby village and Coniston Water
Liked least: The weather!
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Jul 2012
Thank you for taking the time to send a review, it is very much appreciated.
We are very glad you enjoyed all the facilities on offer and hope you will return again before too long
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