Stay in a Coniston B&B and be close to some of the Central Fells’ best land and water based outdoor activities, and famous heritage landmarks in the Lake District including Ruskin’s historic home Brantwood on the shores of Coniston Water! Coniston village is brimming with fine old real ale inns, independent shops and an excellent selection of B&B guest houses each with their own unique charm. Modern comforts all come as standard from free WiFi to onsite private parking. Most have garden and patio areas with magnificent views and you won’t have to look far for award-winning properties in Coniston with outstanding reviews.
Walkers staying at a Coniston guest house will enjoy easy access to the Cumbria Way or if you are travelling with the kids, head to nearby Grizedale Forest which is easily accessible from your Coniston B&B and offers a high ropes adventure course and plenty of mountain biking trails. Alternatively, visit the beautiful nearby scenery of Tarn Hows with numerous scenic lakeside walks in the area. A choice of adventure outdoor activity companies operate in the area including long-standing ones like Summitreks who offer everything from kayaking and canoeing on Coniston Water to mountain walking and adventure treks. A selection of B&Bs have also linked up with local mini bus tour companies like Mountain Goat, and offer Lakeland tours direct from your B&B door! The scene of the Old Man of Coniston rising high above Coniston water is a backdrop to most B&Bs in the area. Walkers can expect a warm welcome, and if you’re looking for a superb peaceful retreat in the Central Lakes surrounded by best walking territory, Coniston bed and breakfast accommodation is the perfect choice, just a stone’s throw from central attractions and amenities.
Coniston Village & Waterfront B&Bs
Coniston village is just a few minutes’ stroll from the lakeside where you’ll find a great cafe and where you can pick up Coniston Launch boat trips around beautiful Coniston Water. Stops en-route include the Brandwood jetty. Alternatively hire canoes or rowing boats from a choice of watersports centres in the area. Fell walking around the Coniston Fells is a favourite area with many walkers visiting the National Park. Coniston B&Bs extend a warm welcome to walkers. Some offer great walking break packages, and feature guest lounges with cosy roaring open fires during the colder months. You’ll always be served a hearty Cumbrian breakfast to start your day. B&B owners often keep their own hens so it’s fresh eggs for breakfast along with locally sourced meats and always a vegetarian alternative.
The Coniston area is a paradise for pooches, and you’ll find some outstanding dog friendly B&Bs in and around the village, with their own extensive grounds, and even onsite kennels and dog crèches! Dogs are welcome on Coniston Launch boat trips and a huge choice of dog friendly walks feature in the area.
Luxury/ Romantic Retreat
Coniston village contains some award-winning boutique B&Bs with luxurious suites perfect for year round romantic getaways in the heart of the Lakes. Whether you’re a couple looking for the complete romantic package of scenic landscapes and luxury accommodation, or on an activity break and searching for superior B&B accommodation to return to after a activity days out, discover exceptional boutique guest houses in the Coniston area. Some also have stylish in-house cafes serving indulgent cakes, fresh coffee and a menu rich in locally sourced food and drink.
Coniston is a great Lakeland activity base for families. Choose a family friendly Coniston village B&B just a short walk from restaurants, amenities and boat trips on the shores of Coniston Water! Most contain large family en-suite rooms, and have the option of hiring the entire B&B, ideal for a family group! Family friendly B&B inns, central village guest houses with family rooms and farm B&Bs welcoming families with children and offering spacious family rooms can all be found in the area.
These offer an all inclusive family holiday experience with a tearoom and restaurant onsite, and a range of extras from boat and bike hire to packed lunches on request. The Coniston area famously inspired Arthur Ransom’s Swallows and Amazons, and you can pick up themed family fun ‘Swallows and Amazons Cruises on Coniston Water with Coniston Launch down on the waterfront. Adventure activity companies in the area offer some great daily programmes for families with active kids – Summitreks has a retail outlet in the centre of Coniston village!
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.