Self-Catering in Coniston
Nibthwaite, a peaceful and picturesque hamlet only 1.5 miles from the southern tip of Coniston Water, was part of the many farming enterprises set up in the 12th Century by the Cistercian Monks of Furness, which became the second richest Cistercian House in England. Thereafter, it became a private estate, although a few houses in the hamlet are now in separate ownership. The back of Nibthwaite Grange, with its small panelled rooms, is the original part of the old lakeland manor.
The completion in 1837 of the front part of the house, a Grade 2 Regency villa, was supervised by the well known architects, Websters of Kendal, who were responsible for many fine houses in the region, including Holker Hall. The owner's wife, Lord Cavendish's sister, was brought up at Holker Hall, which is world famous for its grand architecture, furnishings and fabulous gardens. Stately Holiday Home clients will be able to benefit from concessionary admission to the Hall.
The Peat House
Located opposite Nibthwaite Grange and Grange Studio, The Peat House has been skillfully converted to provide modern and comfortable accommodation.
On the ground floor, the entrance porch, with heater, leads into an open plan living, dining and fully equipped kitchen area, with dishwasher and washing machine, with French windows to sitting out area. There is a wood burning stove, TV and video. Stairs lead up to a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, twin bedroom with WB and ensuite shower and separate WC.
There is a separate building adjacent to the sitting out terrace which provides an additional sitting room with TV.
There is gated parking for 2 cars, a large garden (close to a very small field with a few pigs) with a small stream running through it.
No children under 13, no pets, no smoking
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