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Charcoal House, near Coniston Water

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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For all new bookings, we’ll refund you if UK Government or local UK government travel or lockdown Charcoal House is a gorgeous large country house with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The house is located just half a mile from the shores of Coniston Water in the heart of the Lake District National Park. This traditional stone-built 18th country house is located in a very peaceful off-road location in the tiny hamlet of Low Nibthwaite, just ½ a mile from the southern tip of Coniston Water. The house has recently been decorated throughout using heritage Farrow & Ball co-ordinating shades and refurbished and furnished to a very high standard. This gorgeous Lake District holiday house and the large sunny cottage garden are south facing. There’s also off-road parking for 4 cars. SITTING ROOM ...For all new bookings, we’ll refund you if UK Government or local UK government travel or lockdown Charcoal House is a gorgeous large country house with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The house is located just half a mile from the shores of Coniston Water in the heart of the Lake District National Park. This traditional stone-built 18th country house is located in a very peaceful off-road location in the tiny hamlet of Low Nibthwaite, just ½ a mile from the southern tip of Coniston Water. The house has recently been decorated throughout using heritage Farrow & Ball co-ordinating shades and refurbished and furnished to a very high standard. This gorgeous Lake District holiday house and the large sunny cottage garden are south facing. There’s also off-road parking for 4 cars. SITTING ROOM The large sitting room is located on the 1st floor to take advantage of the good views and the balcony. This is a gorgeous room that is very light and spacious and has a huge ‘wow factor’ with its huge oak beams, thick stone walls and a roaring log fire. There’s sofas and chairs for 8 people, a top of the range Samsung Smart TV The large balcony looks across to the Lake District fells and is a wonderful place to relax with gentle sound of the river Crayke below. In the distance you can see ‘The Old Man of Coniston’, England’s highest most southerly mountain. KITCHEN The large country style kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need for luxurious, modern living and entertaining including a microwave, dishwasher, large fridge freezer, crockery, glasses, cutlery, kitchen equipment & utensils for 8 people. The twin oven Aga range cooker is left on constantly throughout the year providing lovely ambient warmth and the unbeatable taste of Aga cooking. The open plan kitchen has a breakfast bar, large dining table and 8 chairs and just off the kitchen is the ‘Snug’ seating area with a sofa and coffee table. This is a great area for the kids to get away on their own whilst the rest of the group relax at the other end of the house in the large sitting room. BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS Upstairs you’ll find 3 bedrooms all located off a lovely large landing with a huge skylight that fills the house with natural light. The 3 large bedrooms are luxuriously furnished with new beds, mattresses and quality wood furniture. 2 bedrooms have king sized beds and the largest bedroom has a super king sized bed that can be unzipped to make twin beds (please let us know at the time of booking if this is your requirement). The house has 2 good sized bathrooms, 1 with a large walk-in shower and the 2nd bathroom has a roll top, claw foot, free standing bath. Luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels are included in the price along with central heating, electric, hot water and free Wi-Fi. UTILITY ROOM The utility room just off the kitchen houses the washing machine, tumble drier, large fridge freezer and an additional sink. This is also a great boot room and drying room. THE GARDEN The large, south facing cottage garden has a summer house, a brick built BBQ, plus a table and chairs for 8 people. The peaceful, secluded garden is a wonderful place to dine ‘al fresco’ or just enjoy the peace and quiet of the English Lake District with the gentle sound of the River Crake in the valley below. GARAGE Guests are welcome to make use of the large, secure garage to store bicycles, canoes and other outdoors equipment. THE NOOK Included in the price is The Nook, a large, spacious, ground floor apartment that is accessed via a door from the utility room next to the kitchen. The Nook provides the 4th bedroom and has a lovely open plan design with a king-sized bed, an en-suite shower room with a power shower, toilet and basin. The Nook also has a fully equipped kitchen, a seating area with a sofa, flat screen TV and a roaring log fire. The French doors offer in lots of light. The Nook is a great asset to the house as it can be used as private annex if any of your group want a bit of privacy. The extra kitchen is ideal for large groups and offers a conventional oven for anyone who is not too sure about using the Aga in the main kitchen. The Nook is not rented out separately. It is included with the rest of the house. Charcoal House in Low Nibthwaite is the perfect destination for a relaxing, romantic or adventure filled Lake District holiday. PETS Well behaved dogs are welcome for a charge of £20 for 1 dog or £30 for 2 dogs. Sorry, but we do not allow more than 2 dogs. Non pet owners can rest assured that we spend this extra money on additional cleaning so that non pet owners wouldn’t know a dog has stayed in Charcoal House. This is a great area for dogs with plenty of walks from the doorstep. Charcoal House is surrounded by mountains, fells, fields, footpaths, woods and riverside walks where your dog can have a great holiday too. The large enclosed garden has just had new fencing put up so you can all enjoy the garden together.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Monday & Friday changeovers only 2 infants welcome Children must be added to the booking Dogs by arrangement. We charge £20 for 1 dog and £30 for 2 dogs 2 dogs maximum Logs can be pre-ordered if arranged before you book
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
SIMON C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2010
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

3rd visit to Simon's property, charcoal house, upto his high standard. Beautiful presented ,covid correct. Beautiful spot at the base of coniston, house was in a small hamlet, countryside outside the door , local pubs ,resturants, shops nearby , we are looking forward to our...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Porter99mary
Simon C, VR Owner at Charcoal House, near Coniston Water, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks Glynn & Sandra. I really appreciate you 'spreading the word' and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the holiday we were planning for the extended family due to the good old Corona virus. Thank you to Holiday Cottages Cumbria for being more than flexible and supportive. A beautiful house in a quiet location. We loved walking from the door or driving...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Ben T
Simon C, VR Owner at Charcoal House, near Coniston Water, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Ben. That's a lovely review and I really appreciate your kind comments. I hope to be able to welcome you back soon. Stay safe and take care. Simon

Reviewed September 11, 2020 via mobile

As a Golden Wedding treat six of us visited Charcoal House for a week in August. What a golden week it was. Wall to wall sunshine for the whole of our stay in the excellent Charcoal House. The whole house is beautifully presented, equipped and...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Sandra U
Simon C, VR Owner at Charcoal House, near Coniston Water, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2020

Thanks Sandra. That's a lovely review and I'm so happy that you all had such a great holiday.

Reviewed August 21, 2020

Charcoal house is in a quiet area with lovely walks from the door. Coniston Water is very close. The nearby town of Coniston has lots of cafes, pubs and things to do. The house is large and nicely decorated a mixture of the old and...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Helen C
Simon C, VR Owner at Charcoal House, near Coniston Water, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2020

Thanks Helen, what a wonderful review. I'm so pleased that you all had a wonderful holiday at Charcoal House and enjoyed the Coniston area. I hope we can welcome you back again.

Reviewed July 17, 2020

Have just spent ten days at Charcoal House and had a great time. Ideal location for cycling, walking and visiting lakes and fells. The house is beautifully presented with spacious accommodation. Loved cooking on the Aga which keeps the house warm and dry especially when...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Departure17756375931
Simon C, VR Owner at Charcoal House, near Coniston Water, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2020

Huge thanks Andrew, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your post-Covid holiday at Charcoal House so much. I look forward to welcoming you back again.

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Reviewed February 23, 2020

We arrived at Charcoal House at the height of storm Dennis to find a beautiful, fully equipped, comfortable and highly efficient house. The eight of us (two couples, another daughter and her three children) regularly go out once a year for a family get-together. This...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Mohsen S
Simon C, VR Owner at Charcoal House, near Coniston Water, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2020

Wow, thanks Mohsen. What an amazing review. It’s great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed October 17, 2019

Great location near to all southern Lakeland attractions. The property is clean, spacious and comfortable. It is also very well appointed and well equipped with ample parking.

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank DayTrip32041255139
Simon C, VR Owner at Charcoal House, near Coniston Water, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2019

I’m delighted you enjoyed the house so much. I hope to be able to welcome you back again soon. Thank you.

Reviewed August 20, 2019 via mobile

What an amazing property Charcoal House, Nibthwaite is. Got to be ranked the best holiday cottage we’ve stayed in and we’ve holiday in quite a lot. Amazing kitchen with the lovely Aga. The Nook was delightful and the bedrooms and lounge were all stunning. Luxury...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Melanie C
Simon C, VR Owner at Charcoal House, near Coniston Water, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2019

What a wonderful review. Thank you Melanie. I’m delighted that you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back again

Reviewed June 22, 2019

We had an amazing 4 day break at this fabulous house. Decorated to a high started the best equipped and cleanest holiday home we have rented in this country. Extremely quiet but not too far from attractions and great places to eat. The enclosed garden...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank rugbyfan1999
Simon C, VR Owner at Charcoal House, near Coniston Water, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review. I’m delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed February 12, 2019

Thanks Simon, my family and I had a wonderful weekend stay at Charcoal House. My husband loved taking early morning walks to Coniston Water and it was a fantastic base for exploring the Lake District. The only problem we had was the house was so...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Simon C, VR Owner at Charcoal House, near Coniston Water, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2019

Thanks Liz. That's really lovely comments. I'm really pleased that you all had such a great weekend and I hope I can welcome you back again. Simon

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
CONISTON WATER Charcoal House is 10 minutes’ walk to Allan Tarn, which is the peaceful tarn at the end of Coniston Water and was featured in Arthur Ransome’s book Swallows and Amazons as ‘Octopus Lagoon’. Coniston Water is one of the most imposing and beautiful English lakes and is situated to the west of Lake Windermere. This quiet lake is ideal for dinghy sailing, canoeing, kayaking or a leisure cruise on the beautiful steam yacht ‘Gondola’. Charcoal House is located in an excellent area for walking, cycling and mountain biking with Coniston Old Man, Tilberthwaite and Wetherlam all on the doorstep. At the northern end of the lake is the pretty village of Coniston which is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Lake District National Park. Coniston vill...
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