superbly appointed, quality retreat set against a beautiful backdrop and SLEEPING 14

Set against a glorious backdrop of the Old Man of Coniston and Yewdale Fell, Thwaite House boasts an enviable position on the fringes of Coniston, one of the few remaining true villages within the South Lakes.

Distant views of Coniston Water and her surrounding fell range can be enjoyed from most rooms of the house, the lake and the village. Both are reached by a mostly level and manageable 10-minute walk from the property. At the bottom of the drive, you’ll find the newly named and refurbished Coniston Inn, the first of many watering holes serving great food throughout the day and into the evening. The Co-op superstore is well stocked for all your grocery needs and if you fancy a night off cooking duties, grab yourself a pizza from another new outlet, Enzo’s.

Wonderfully detached, this imposing Victorian residence has undergone a complete renovation and sits proudly in ¼ acre of mature gardens, set mostly to lawn with outbreaks of native planting, mature trees and shrubs and ample areas to picnic and enjoy the Lakeland fresh air and more of that stunning view.


A flexible layout, superb facilities and glorious mountain and lake views

A private, sweeping driveway leads you up to through sheep dotted fields to Thwaite House with its glorious, stone entrance porch adorned with bespoke and original decals.

Ground Floor:

From the front, step into the enormous, welcoming hallway and left into the first of two elegant lounge rooms with original feature fireplace and views of Coniston Water. A second lounge to the rear is blessed with a working wood burner and deep cushioned corner seating. Right off the hallway is the superb kitchen dining room, a glorious, large space with flagged floors and ample seating for 14 offering quality facilities of an enormous Smeg range oven, two dishwashers, American style fridge and freezer and further larder fridge. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you will need to self-cater for such a large group, particularly if you wish to create a celebratory dinner or fabulous brunch for all your loved ones. A boot room, laundry and further cloakroom with hand basin and WC sit at the rear of the house offering plenty of storage for all of your walking gear, bikes, pushchairs etc.

First floor:

The elegant, main staircase is at the centre of the house and leads to the first floor where you’ll find 4 bedrooms; 3 Super-kings and a King, all with fine fell views, bed 3 having Jack and Jill access to the house bathroom on this floor, a modern space with sumptuous roll top bath, large shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. A second bathroom on this floor also has a roll top bath, large shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. There’s also another useful WC on the half landing.

Second floor:

A beautifully presented, light space with some limited headroom in places where you’ll find another large shower room with a shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. Bedroom 5 is a king-size and has a wealth of exposed beams and trusses and of course, a view of Coniston Water. Bed 6 is a twin, a huge room in the same style and bed 7, another King-size looks straight out onto Coniston Old Man. The piece de resistance on this floor has to be the luxurious bathroom with a walk-in shower and twin sink unit, behind which sits a deep, free-standing, roll-top bath, perfectly placed for taking in a view of the lake whilst enjoying a well-deserved soak.

Ample parking is available for up to 7 cars.

Secure bike storage.


Ground Floor:

  • Lounge room: with feature fireplace, SMART TV and Lake views
  • Living room: With wood burning stove and comfy corner seating
  • Kitchen/Dining room: With range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, two dishwashers
  • Utility/boot room: With washing machine, tumble dryer, a great place to hang and dry wet walking gear, WC and wash basin.

first floor:

  • Bedroom 1: With a superkingsize bed
  • Bedroom 2: With a superkingsize bed
  • Bedroom 3: With a superkingsize bed and with Jack and Jill access to the house bathroom on this floor
  • Bedroom 4: Kingsize bedroom
  • Bathroom: with roll top bath, shower cubicle, handbasin and WC.
  • Cloakroom: with handbasin and WC on the half landing
  • Bathroom: with roll top bath, shower cubicle, handbasin and WC.

SECOND floor:

  • Bedroom 5: Kingsize bedroom
  • Bedroom 6: With twin beds
  • Bedroom 7: Kingsize bedroom with views out towards Coniston Old Man
  • Bathroom: Luxurious suite with shower cubicle, twin vanity unit and WC and roll top bath positioned to take in the Lake view


  • Gas, electric, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Gas central heating throughout
  • Initial logs supplied for the wood burner


  • Parking for up to 7 vehicles within the grounds
  • Thwaite House welcomes two small dogs
  • A £300 security and good housekeeping deposit applies to this property


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • Wi-Fi

Children & Pets

  • High Chair Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Travel Cot Available

Bed Type

  • King Size Bed

Local area

  • Lake Views
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Remote

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(5 out of 5) - based on 14 reviews.

Respond to Thwaite House

  • Linda Rimmer says:

    Had the most perfect New Years Eve in this fabulous house. The house and the location are fantastic. A perfect property for a group of family and friends to get together. Short walk into coniston which has a good selection of places to eat and drink! However the kitchen has everything you could possibly need. Spotlessly clean, comfortable beds and beautiful bathrooms.
    Will definitely return.
    Thank you also to Michelle who was very helpful with enquiries.

  • Richard says:

    Fantastic property for an excursion to the lakes with close friends for a special occasion. Perfectly located in walking distance from Coniston village and the lake. The host was attentive and communicated our needs promptly and effectively. I would recommend Thwaite house to anyone looking for a nice getaway in the Lake District!

  • Callum says:

    Fantastic house! Second visit to the property and we loved it again. Will definitely be returning

  • Mikey says:

    A lovely home well worth a visit. Beautifully clean and perfect for large parties to enjoy the most beautiful part of the UK

  • Nita says:

    Fantastic place! We really enjoyed our stay . Beautiful spacious house with an amazing kitchen and plenty of seating. Really well located with easy access to the lake and close proximity to several walking tracks. Property was very quiet and has a lot of privacy. House was also very clean! 10/10

  • susan steinberg says:

    A stunning kitchen with under-floor heating and a huge cooker, two sinks and a vast table, is the hub of the house where people congregate. All the bathrooms are luxurious, with new bathtubs and showers too. Excellent mattresses and spacious bedrooms.
    Lovely views and local places to visit. The Jetty Museum and Brantwood both excellent. All in all, ideal for a group to enjoy themselves.

  • Tom says:

    A high spec, newly made-over, extremely large detatched holiday house that just screams ‘quality’. It’s obvious that the owners have spent a lot of money in remaking what was a huge, ramshackle place into an extremely comfortable 21st century lakeland abode.

    Great location too, walking distance from lakes and shops. Brilliant all round.

  • Callum says:

    Fantastic stay at Thwaite house. Wonderful property in an amazing area. Highly recommend

  • Anila says:

    Great place to stay at. All the amenities were great and the kitchen was equipped with high end dishes. Place had a coffee machine which was great. The place is walking distance from everywhere and extremely close to the lake as well. The rooms are extremely spacious and clean. Would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Satchi says:

    Thwaite House has an amazing amount of space. The place is fabulous, and is furnished to a high standard. Very conveniently located next to Coniston. We spent a week of quiet family time at Thwaite house, and hiking around the lakes – and we throughly enjoyed it. Would book the place again without a second thought.

  • Andrew Stickland says:

    Thwaite House is a wonderful place in a beautiful setting with fabulous views over Coniston water. The extensive grounds make it feel very private yet it is only a short walk to Coniston village. The building has, obviously, been recently refurbished to a very high standard with contemporary fittings and modern appliances throughout. However, a traditional feel, worthy of such a grand house, has still been maintained.

    We spent our time walking Wainwrights and paddleboarding on Coniston’s lovely clear water. Returning home to Thwaite was a joy. Everything is so well thought out. The side entrance has a large utility/boot room ideal for disrobing. This leads to the lovely, big, kitchen, welcoming and functional, such as, having two dishwashers.

    We had some fantastic dinners at the big, wooden, kitchen table after which we sank into the sofas in the lounge around the wood-stove fire. The kids took to their own lounge next door, so everybody was happy. Finally, our bed was so comfortable and linen so nice that one could only have the best of dreams.

    We would highly recommend this property and look forward to returning. (July 2020)

  • Hugo says:

    A spacious and peaceful house with magnificent views. A perfect place to unwind, to spend time with friends, or use as a base to explore the beautiful surroundings. Would highly recommend.

  • Isaac says:

    Thwaite house is an amazing place to stay with stunning views and spacious rooms. It is located right next to the breathtaking Conniston lake and village, with many great walks and mountains to climb. The house is large and good looking inside and out with a big garden. Overall I would 100% stay here again, five star.

  • Martin says:

    “What a wonderful house. Perfectly located in a countryside location with a pub at the end of the driveway and walking distance into town (Coniston). We had deer in the garden and we could walk to the water sports centre and rent paddle boards and canoes. The house itself is charming and has been thoughtfully decorated to a very high standard. Beds and bedding supplied were very comfortable. Although it has all modern conveniences, period features have been preserved and add to the unique atmosphere. The enormous kitchen is fully equipped with everything you can imagine needing. House comes highly recommended.

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