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Charcoal House, near Coniston Water

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
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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 balc...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
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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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Please note we only rent out our properties for the following options:- 1. Full week from a Monday or Friday. 2. 3 night weekend of Friday to Monday. 3. 4 night mid-week break of Monday to Friday.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

8 of us and our dog Harley stayed at Charcoal House for a week in January. The house was super, very spacious with lovely furnishings, and everyone had a lovely break, even the Aga was a hit and produced an excellent Sunday lunch! Even though...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Simon C, VR Owner at Charcoal House, near Coniston Water, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Paul. That's such a great review. I'm so pleased that you all had such a great holiday. I very much look forward to welcoming you back again. Simon

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Reviewed January 8, 2019

What can I say but amazing and just what we all needed after a very busy Christmas. My Husband, children, grandparents, grandchildren and myself stayed at Charcoal House and once again what a wonderful house it is. The house is very spacious, comfy and very...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Simon C, VR Owner at Charcoal House, near Coniston Water, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2019

Thanks Lindsay. That's such a lovely review and I'm so pleased that you all had such a great time and especially were able to relax-a key essential in today's busy world. I very much look forward to welcoming you back again. Simon

Reviewed September 19, 2018

Wow, what an amazing place this is. Not only is the surrounding area one of the most beautiful parts ok the UK. The accomodation was perfect in every sense. Plentiful in space throughout, decorated in a very tasteful way with every luxury from broadband internet,...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Simon C, VR Owner at Charcoal House, near Coniston Water, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

Thank you for your excellent review. I’m delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your holiday, the house and area. I hope to be able to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed August 15, 2018

We have just spent the last seven days in this delightful cottage. From the moment we arrived all six of us fell in love with it and by the end of the stay I was imagining myself living there on a permanent basis, (the rather...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Simon C, VR Owner at Charcoal House, near Coniston Water, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

What a wonderful review, huge thanks. I’m so pleased to hear how much you all enjoyed the house and hope to be able to welcome you back again.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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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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24 miles from the M6, junction 36 We send all our guests easy to follow directions.
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