Towards the back of the cottage
A seperate games room, with spectacular views
Lounge with wood burner
Relax after a long walk
Dining room
Plenty of space for all
Ideal for socialising
Games room
Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
Master bedroom
Enjoy the views
En-suite bathroom
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
2nd single bedroom
While away the evening
Make the most of the outdoors
Fantastic entrance up the driveway sorrounded by the garden
Outside of this beautiful cottage
View towards property
Stunning scenery
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2 / 24  A seperate games room, with spectacular views
3 / 24  Lounge with wood burner
4 / 24  Relax after a long walk
5 / 24  Dining room
6 / 24  Plenty of space for all
7 / 24  Ideal for socialising
8 / 24  Kitchen
9 / 24  Games room
10 / 24  Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
11 / 24  Master bedroom
12 / 24  Enjoy the views
13 / 24  En-suite bathroom
14 / 24  Twin bedroom
15 / 24  Bathroom
16 / 24  Double bedroom
17 / 24  Single bedroom
18 / 24  2nd single bedroom
19 / 24  While away the evening
20 / 24  Make the most of the outdoors
21 / 24  Fantastic entrance up the driveway sorrounded by the garden
22 / 24  Outside of this beautiful cottage
23 / 24  View towards property
24 / 24  Stunning scenery

How Head House,

Coniston, Lake District
Visit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Attractive barn conversion property sleeping eight guests
  • Beautifully-finished split-level accommodation: a stylish mix of contemporary fittings and period features
  • Stunning views towards Coniston Water and the Old Man of Coniston
  • Games room with pool table, sitting area, and drinks fridge
  • Garden terrace with lake views and outside dining area
  • Located close to the north-east shore of Coniston Water, just over a mile from Coniston village centre
  • A superb holiday retreat which has been recognised by Visit England with a 4 star rating
Property code: LCC28

Beautifully finished 16th century barn conversion property sleeping eight guests, offering breath-taking views to Coniston Water from the terraced garden and the cottage itself.

This property is located just a short walk from the north-east shore of Coniston Water in the picturesque Lake District. It offers the perfect base for exploring the area, and is great for those who want to enjoy scenic walks as well as boat trips and watersports on the lake. Lying on the opposite side of the lake to Coniston village, it is nevertheless only 1.5 miles from the village centre, where visitors will find several shops and a choice of pubs, as well as Coniston Boating Centre from where a range of craft can be hired including motor boats, sailing boats, canoes, and paddleboards. Just next to the boating centre is the departure point for the lovingly restored Victorian steamers which take visitors on leisurely cruises around the lake.

On arrival at this semi-detached barn conversion property, the first room that guests come to is an elegant dining room with a large dining table and attractive dresser. From here, several stairs lead down to the lounge, a handsome room which has been stylishly finished with a warming wood burner, comfortable seating, and TV/DVD. Returning back up the steps, guests will find a door off the dining room which leads through to the well-equipped kitchen where there is breakfast bar seating, as well as all the equipment that guests will need including an oven, hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The washing machine and tumble dryer can be found in a separate laundry room. The master king-sized double bedroom is located off the dining room, a wonderfully spacious room with large built-in wardrobes and views over the lake, which also benefits from an iPod dock and a well-appointed en-suite bathroom with a spa bath, separate shower, and WC. The remaining four bedrooms are situated on the lower-ground floor, the first of which is another double room, whilst there is also a peaceful twin room with large single beds and two restful single rooms. The main bathroom can be found on the same floor as these bedrooms, and offers a bath, separate shower, and WC. In addition to this there are also two separate WCs.

Across the courtyard from the cottage, a second barn conversion is home to the games room which has a pool table as well as a seating area, a wood burner, and a handy drinks fridge. Doors from the games room open out onto the property’s attractive terrace for which there is garden furniture and a BBQ provided, making it a fantastic place to enjoy alfresco dining and admire the views to Coniston Water. There is parking provided for four cars.

  • 5 bedrooms - 2 doubles (1 king-sized), 1 twin (with large single beds), and 2 singles
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, and WC
  • En-suite bathroom with spa bath, shower, and WC
  • 2 separate WCs
  • TV/DVD, plus iPod dock in the master bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 wood burners - logs are available to purchase locally
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Games room with pool table
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Shop and pub 1 mile

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
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Reviewed by Revd Julie Johnson, October 2017

Simply to say thank you so much for enabling me to fulfill all I wanted to do with my family in celebration of my 70th birthday. The setting - the fantastic view - and the luxury accommodation just blew me away - made me cry in fact - when we walked in and saw how fabulous it was.

Reviewed by How Head House Guest

Our stay at How Head House was great. Wonderful views and not too far to walk into Coniston. Facilities at the cottage were good and everything was very clean and tidy. The shower in the ensuite off the dining room was exceptional - plenty of power and hot water!

Reviewed by How Head House Guest

The house is a very well decorated, finely presented and adequately equipped house. The views are stunning and makes the stay much more special. We loved the house! The kids enjoyed the stay and loved the fact that there were so many games. The people were friendly and helpful. The house is beautiful and hope it continues giving lots of people greaRead moret breaks. Hide

Reviewed by The Roy Family

This house is beautiful and the scenery is spectacular! Our family have had a wonderful time here and would recommend a holiday here.

Reviewed by The Newman Family

We had an amazing time here and would love to come back. You never get tired of looking at the views. the cottage is very homely and relaxing. Would recommend to anyone.

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Towards the back of the cottage
A seperate games room, with spectacular views
Lounge with wood burner
Relax after a long walk
Dining room
Plenty of space for all
Ideal for socialising
Games room
Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
Master bedroom
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