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Review of Brown Howe Cottage

Detached woodland cottage with lake access and fell-side walks close-by. Great pubs 5 minutes drive.
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Detached woodland cottage with lake access and fell-side walks close-by. Great pubs 5 minutes drive.
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19 reviews
Detached woodland cottage with lake access and fell-side walks close-by. Great pubs 5 minutes drive.
Coniston Water from Brown Howe
Beautiful lounge
Oak beams
Bedroom 1- the sunshine room
Bedroom 4 - the master suite
Coniston Water
Coniston ferry can be picked up from Lake Bank Jetty
Kitchen - double cooker, dishwasher, breakfast bar
Lakeside pier
Nice fabrics and warm colours
High quality kitchen with fine design detail - oak, stainless steel and natural slate
Bathroom No. 2 - a sailing theme!
Brown Howe - Floor Plan
Hello, look at us!  Motor boat trip on Coniston.
Coniston Water at sun-set viewed from the south-east shore close to Brown Howe
Natan leaping from Lake Bank Jetty
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Coniston, Duddon Valley, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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“Great cottage in a great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We found the cottage well equipped and comfortable. Having the use of the canoe and kayak was enjoyed by all the family especially with the beach being so near through the wood. We travelled extensively through the southern lakes and found this location ideal for heading out to Barrow and up to Winderemere. We were lucky with the weather, having only 1 day with heavy rain forecast for the day, so we went up to Dumfries (about and hour and a half away) where it was dry and sunny!
Coniston is a charming town with a variety of activities, although Ulverston was ideal for take away's and for a larger supermarket - Booths (if required)

We were able to eat outside on the patio and had a couple of barbeque's for which all eqipment is provided. The wildlife in the garden was fascinating and luckily the local Co-op sell bird food. We managed the trip up 'The Old Man of Coniston' which is worth it for amazing views, we walked from Coniston town, although it is possible to park nearer the summit and walk the last couple of miles.

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Liked best: Having Coniston Water so near
Liked least: lack of a washing line to dry wet suits
Travelling group: Teenagers
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jamiembfr...
Manchester
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“Cosy and comfy cottage right on Coniston Water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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I stayed at Brown Howe with 6 friends and were all delighted with the cottage and its location. The house was in pretty woodlands with one or two other cottages spread out among the area. It was great to wander the 100 meters down to the waters edge where you have the lake to yourself. Just behind the cottage on the other side of the small road is a public footpath with a 30 minute walk up a hill with fabulous views over the lake and surrounding hills. The house itself was very comfy and well decorated with a nice stone BBQ to the back. Would definitely stay again.

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Liked best: The proximity to lakes and walks.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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wimason
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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“Characterful cottage, tastefully furnished in great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Had a great stay at Brown Howe. The cottage has lots of character - wood burnng stove, oak beams, range cooker & lots of nice cosy furniture. It's tucked away on an old country estate, but a great location for accessing some of the best of the Lake District. A short walk (2 mins) gets you down to Coniston Lakeside which would be a great spot in summer for messing about in the water and even on a winters morning is an inspiring spot to take in the beauty of the Lake.

The cottage has 4 very good sized bedrooms and with 2 bathrooms, even with 8 people the house wouldn't feel cramped. The wood burning stove in the main living room was a great focal point in the evenings and really pumps out some heat and adds to that overall cosy feel of the house. The house has a separate dining room but our favourite spot for eating was the kitchen breakfast bar where you could watch the frenzied activity on the bird feeders in the garden! Generally throughout you can tell the owner has fitted the place out as if it was his main home rather than just a holiday letting business with lots of quality furniture, framed prints and personal touches here and there.

We didn't use the patio & garden out to the rear but can imagine on a summers evening it would be a great place to sit out and have a barbecue. It was a bit dark at night outside and could do with an outside light to help guide you from the parking area to the door but you get used to it after a bit.

Lots of walks in the area and if you can find your way up to the top of Blawith Fell - about 30 min walk from the house you will be rewarded with a stunning 360 degree panorama of the whole of the Lake District which you'd normally only get climbing one of the proper big mountains. There's also a 'secret' little lake up there called Beacon Tarn which would be a fabulous picnic spot in summer.

Only drawback is that there's no local pub or shop within walking distance so stock up on supplies if you are arriving at night and want a brew or breakfast. Lots of shops and pubs in Consiton village itself but our favourite place was the Church House Inn in Torver which has a great fish pie and an entertaining pub quiz with the quirky landlord on a Sunday night!

We'd fully recommend Brown Howe and certainly will be returning in the summer.

Cheers

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Liked best: Wood burning stove, rustic kitchen, power shower! and lots of character
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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JPalm123
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“Excellent accommodation,great location,smooth booking process”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012 for a stay in June 2012

Came with friends from South Wales for long weekend for an event which ended up being cancelled due to weather;but it didn't matter as the cottage and local area had it all.Will visit again we hope.

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Brussels, Belgium
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012 for a stay in July 2011

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Liked best: location, comfort
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011 for a stay in July 2011

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011 for a stay in August 2011

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Liked best: Peace and quiet
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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