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“Fantastic location, cottage was just as described!”
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Review of Brown Howe Cottage

Detached woodland cottage with lake access and fell-side walks close-by. Great pubs 5 minutes drive.
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Detached woodland cottage with lake access and fell-side walks close-by. Great pubs 5 minutes drive.
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28 reviews
Detached woodland cottage with lake access and fell-side walks close-by. Great pubs 5 minutes drive.
Coniston Water from Brown Howe
Beautiful lounge
Oak beams
Bedroom 1- the sunshine room
Bedroom 4 - the master suite
Coniston Water
Coniston ferry can be picked up from Lake Bank Jetty
Kitchen - double cooker, dishwasher, breakfast bar
Lakeside pier
Nice fabrics and warm colours
High quality kitchen with fine design detail - oak, stainless steel and natural slate
Bathroom No. 2 - a sailing theme!
Brown Howe - Floor Plan
Hello, look at us!  Motor boat trip on Coniston.
Coniston Water at sun-set viewed from the south-east shore close to Brown Howe
Natan leaping from Lake Bank Jetty
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Chris463
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic location, cottage was just as described!”
Reviewed 3 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The cottage was just as described, with a spacious open-plan living room and well equipped kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, plus an extra toilet downstairs. It has lots of character, with comfy sofas and fireplace in the living area (also a cupboard full of board games and books for a rainy day). We loved the location - very quiet and with private access to Coniston Water. Unfortunately, it's not possible to walk along the lake from the cottage and the road is quite dangerous for walkers.

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Liked best: location and comfort
Liked least: not being able to walk along the lake starting from the cottage
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
6 Sep 2015
The cottage is set in private woodland some 200m from the main road to Coniston and is well away from highway traffic. Like many rural roads there are no footpaths. Crossing the road there is immediate access to the Torver fells and Blawith Common and Beacon Fell via a walkers footpath. Near the cottage and 400m along the main road towards Torver there is a very quiet fellside single track road (smooth tarmac) that gently leads up the fell about 1 mile. It is a public road but a dead end and leads to a single farm and is therefore very quiet and ideal for push chair/ buggy type walks, walkers/runners and general access to the fells. There is a lay-by on the main road next to the turn-off and Brown Howe public car park is close-by.
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Zzzzzzzzz...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage, great details from the landlord”
Reviewed 9 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Weather was not very promising and we arrived later than expected. When we entered the cottage, the owner had prepared for us egg, bacon, milk...and a bottle of wine! Also, he phoned to make sure everything was good for us. Thanks Dennis, you have a lovely cottage and we had a great time!

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Liked best: Owner care
Liked least: Weather?
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Nick A
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful cottage in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 23 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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This review is for a second visit to 'Brown Howe Cottage'. We decide to return to this cottage after a very enjoyable stay last year and it certainly lived up to our expectations. Dennis (the owner) could not have been more helpful when booking confirmation emails went astray and although when we visited the internet was down, we hooked up to a BT-Fon connection no problem. The location is wonderful, in a quiet courtyard with two other properties, surrounded by woodland and with private access to the lake shore (a short 3 minute walk through the woods). The cottage itself is large, clean and well kept, parking is straightforward with space for two cars at the side (and more at the front in the courtyard if necessary). Would certainly recommend to anyone looking for a get away from it all break.

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Liked best: Lake side access
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
24 Mar 2015
Many thanks for the unprompted review - its much appreciated. The broadband is now connected after a switch of service provider.
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DavidNIre...
Winchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay”
Reviewed 18 January 2015 for a stay in November 2014
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person found this review helpful

Wow, what a beautiful house and location to escape to. Sitting in front of the log burner, exposed stone walls and a crafted wooden breakfast bar it what makes this place special. Very clean and well maintained holiday home with plenty to see and do.

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Holden33
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Had a great time”
Reviewed 4 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We were a party of 8 friends age 40+that stopped at Brown Howe Cottage from the 27/12/14 for a week, the cottage had plenty of space and everything we needed, lovely log fire which was great after coming in from walks that we did, great for bird watching and good to see a woodpecker everyday ! We all had a brill time, great pub in Torver called Wilsons good food and nice atmosphere. We would recommend cottage for anyone. All the best the gang.

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