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The house is very near the center of Coniston, a 2 minute walk only. I hadn't realised when I booked the house that Coniston itself is a little way away from the lake, and the lake itself is bordered by trees so there are no views to be had unless you walk down to the water. Having said that, the views up to Coniston Old Man from the garden at the back are stunning. We had two lovely evenings sitting in the garden looking up at the scenery. The garden itself was a sad affair, but maybe not so surprising given the amazing heatwave in place. The house is well equipped, a knife sharpener would have been good as all were pretty blunt. In keeping with other reviews, we never met Chloe, but she was very responsive to e-mails. I don't think we will return to Coniston, having seen all that we want to see in this part of the world, but if we ever did, I would return to this house.
First impressions were excellent. A very well equipped property, clean and charming. Although dogs allowed, there was no evidence of ‘dogginess’ other than the bowl! Always a slight concern when booking as a non dog owner.
From the time of booking the owners input was excellent with good recommendations of places to visit and local walks.
It was good that you could walk to Lakeside and access the boats and train without needing a car. However, Lakeside hotel is quite expensive and there are far better pubs and eateries further afield.
The walk to High Dam was well worth it for the scenery and views.
The only slight disappointment was that the outside space at the cottage does not receive the late afternoon and early evening sunshine, as this space is the thoroughfare for the end cottage.
However, this would not stop us from booking again.