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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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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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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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George B
1 review
“A secluded quiet cottage with easy access to some excellent walks”
Reviewed 17 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

As described in the overview Brown Howe is a spacious character stone cottage in a quiet location that can easily accommodate six to eight people. The entrance to the cottage can easily be missed but the owner sends detailed instructions on how to get there. You have easy access to some excellent walks in the Lake District and the local pubs were good. The cottage shares a courtyard with two other properties but there is ample parking and it still feels secluded. In the evening it can get quite dark outside and what would be beneficial would be external light to guide you to the two parking places situated at the side of the property.

Upon arrival you could see that the property had been cleaned the beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were great with plenty of hot water and good pressure in the showers. The two double bedrooms were large with ample storage but the twin rooms required more wardrobe storage for adults with hillwalking equipment and brighter lighting would be most welcome.

The kitchen was well equipped for self-catering but the cooker was not functioning correctly. The range only had 3 hotplates out of 5 that worked and we would question the accuracy of the thermostats. The impact this caused when cooking breakfasts and evening meals for six was frustrating and we would suggest it be repaired as soon as possible.

On discussion with the owner he advised he would make arrangements to purchase a new cooker which once installed will solve the problem.

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Management Response
19 Oct 2017
Thankyou for the very detailed analysis of the cottage. Unfortunately Britannia have ceased stocking spares for the double oven range cooker so we are one hob hotplate down, although there are 4 that do function. A new hobplate or full cooker will be installed soon but the present malfunction shoud not spoil your holiday. There is plenty of remaining capacity. On sustainability we would not recommend this cooker manufacturer.
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Nicky B
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great cottage, ideally located by Coniston Water.”
Reviewed 30 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Brown Howe Cottage was lovely - nicely furnished, plenty of space (and loos!) for 8 adult sized people and the bonus of a garage to keep bikes, wetsuits and walking boots. I'd suggest only taking bikes if you're very fit - there are lots of hills! There is a patio and garden behind the cottage as well as the shared courtyard area at the front. Coniston Water is a short (though muddy when we were there) walk down a track from the cottage, and we were able to launch our kayaks from the shore there.
The cottage was ideally located for exploring the area by car but there were also some great walks straight from the front door, including one with a tarn suitable for swimming in. In terms of touristing, we particularly liked Brantwood (home of John Ruskin), the Lakeland Motor Museum and the Ruskin Museum in Coniston. Chesters in Skelwith Bridge does a lovely brunch, and the cafe at Brantwood has nice food and good views.
So, big thumbs up - we'd stay here again.
(It is worth noting that the cottage has wifi but the only mobile phone signal is Vodafone.)

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

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Steven N
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cozy place with nice views ...”
Reviewed 3 August 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Brown Howe cottage is a cozy place with a lot of activities to do like a short walk through the private wood to catch a breath taking view of Coniston Lake, enjoying coffee & breakfast with window view of the birds, squirrel and hamster raiding the bird feeder or the bedroom window ledge where one can read their favourite books.

The Brown Howe is situated in a serene location within Lake District, away from the hassle of the crowd. It is serene but not secluded as it has neighbours next door and quite a few properties within the same area.

It is recommended that one drive to get to this place. Do note that the entrance to Brown Howe is "hidden" so do look out for the mirror as landmark for you to turn in.

Dennis was very responsive and helpful as he provided detailed description of how to get there as well as things to do in Lake District.

We enjoyed our stay there.

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Liked best: The private woods which is assessible to Coniston Lake and the bird feeder attracting birds and other animals.
Liked least: The entrance to the house seem narrow, but it is manageable.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
7 Aug 2016
Steven many thanks for the review and pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Andy H
Bebington
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Splendid stay”
Reviewed 2 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Booked and stayed here with 7 people and had a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

Cottage was spacious enough for all, catered for a thegroup with large lounge, well equipped kitchen and separate dining room.

Situated off the main road between Torver and Coniston the location is fairly secluded but this makes for a very peaceful and relaxing setting.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
30 Jul 2016
Andy many thanks for the kind review. I am having my own hoiday here right now and indeed enjoying the peace and quite - but will be soon getting back out into the hills !
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GemmaLeeS...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Homely and comfortable stay in a great location”
Reviewed 30 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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An excellent stay at Brown Howe. This is a homely and comfortable cottage with a great kitchen and open plan living room. There's plenty of equipment to prepare meals and we were also provided with a starter pack of logs for the fireplace in the lounge. We have two young children and this was catered for as well including a stair gate.

The location is very quiet and often we came back to find sheep on the track approaching the cottage! We spotted a woodpecker along with many other birds from the kitchen window and found there were a lot of family friendly walks close by - our favourite was Tarn Hows. The accommodation has a couple of walks on your doorstep and, for us, was close to the main towns and attractions we wanted to visit in the Lake District.

The owner, Dennis, replied quickly to any emails and called during our stay to check all was well. The neighbour was also very friendly and helpful.

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Liked best: Open plan kitchen and living room
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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