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Gillian, the owner, lives in How Head Cottage adjacent to Badgers and Moles cottages. Coniston is a beautiful area in which to live, with the ever-changing views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Our guests are welcome to share our pretty garden and we  will be pleased to help with information and advice during your stay.

  • Both cottages have full central heating with supplementary wood burners
  • The cottages are completely non-smoking and we welcome pets.
  • Bed linen and towels are provided.

Round About Us

Beyond the immediate area of Coniston, the whole of the Lake District awaits you.

How Head Cottage is ideally placed to get out and enjoy, not just the immediate surroundings, but the whole of the Lake District.

The lovely village of Hawkshead is just 3 miles over the hill, with Windermere a bit further on. Cross the lake by ferry to visit Bowness and the village of Windermere itself.

The Langdale valleys lie a short distance to the north and beyond there is Ambleside and the North Lakes.  See the Gallery on Contact Us page.

Go west to savour the delights of the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes, dropping into Eskdale and on into Wasdale, even as far as Muncaster, Ravenglass and St Bees Head.  See the Gallery on Tariff page.

To the south, beyond Coniston Water, the Furness and Cartmel Peninsulas hold a wealth of lesser known attractions, Cartmel Priory, Furness Abbey, some lovely, unspoilt coastline, market towns and nature reserves among them.