Coniston is a beautiful area with breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains, with much to enjoy on the doorstep. The village is a welcoming, friendly place with a Co-op, grocer and excellent butcher, garage, petrol station, the Ruskin museum, a number of inviting coffee shops and restaurants, and some well known pubs.

Also owners of Bluebird Tours, we have vast knowledge and experience of the Lake District which we love the opportunity to share. We will be pleased to help with information and advice during your stay.


Beyond the immediate area of Coniston, the whole of the Lake District, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, awaits you.

How Head Cottages are ideally placed to explore and enjoy the immediate surroundings, and the rest of the beautiful Lake District.

There are many local walks to discover, with tracks to Tarn Hows, through Grizedale Forest, around the lake and into Coniston. Other attractions are a lake ride on the Gondola, exploring Brantwood House and café, or enjoying a relaxing coffee at the Bluebird Café across the water. This is Beatrix Potter country so a visit to Sawrey and Hill Top or the nearby village of Hawkshead could make a pleasant day out. Further afield are Elterwater, the Langdales and the Three Shires pub.

The lovely village of Hawkshead is just 3 miles over the hill. Cross Windermere lake with the ferry service to visit the towns of Bowness and Windermere for shopping and local tourist attractions.

The Langdale valleys lie a short distance to the north and beyond is Ambleside, Grasmere and the North Lakes.

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.

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.

To explore the area further contact Bluebird Tours, offering private hire for tours, transfers, corporate and special occasions.


"We had a great time here – Badger’s Cottage is finished to a very high standard & has everything you could possibly need. Thank you."

Beautiful cottage and excellent standard. We will definitely return, it was just perfect.

"Mole’s was the perfect cottage for us. Clean & well equipped. Beautiful setting, very quiet, we have loved our stay.”

“Wonderful place to stay. Very peaceful, comfortable, accommodation to an excellent standard. Many thanks for the lovely welcome of fresh flowers, milk, tea, coffee and cakes. Much appreciated. Perfect!”

“Our third visit to Badger’s Cottage, with future ones planned as the cottage is perfect. Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Stunning views.”

“Badger’s Cottage is very well appointed with great views across the lake and to the fells beyond.”

“Badger’s Cottage is beautifully presented and tasteful. Extremely well thought out to maximise space and comfort. Very welcoming.”

“Mole’s Cottage is in a beautiful location and well equipped and comfortable. Friendly owners who made us feel extremely welcome.”

“Brilliant facilities and location. Mole’s was a ‘home  from home’ and the good weather was a bonus. A beautiful part of the country.”

“Faultless! Cannot wait to come back.”