Studio Apartment in Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Closest Accommodation to The Lake, Just 5 Minute Flat Walk to Coniston Village and Coniston Water
About Ena Emmett
My husband, daughter and I have lived happily in Bell Cragg Cottage Coniston for the last 28 years. I am Librarian at John Ruskin School and my husband is a yoga teacher. We are very much involved in our small community, familiar with the local facilities, pubs (5), restaurants, cafes, walks, rides (bike + horse), boating centre etc. Beck Lodge is attached to our main property but seperate from it with its own entrance, parking etc. Beck Lodge is the closest accomodation in Coniston Village to the lake (400m). Once we have settled you in to Beck Lodge you will not hear from us unless you require any assistance/ information when we are nearby and will do our best to help you in whatever way we can.
Ena Emmett purchased this Apartment in 1980
Why Ena Emmett chose Coniston
We wanted to live in the heart of the Lake District and fell in love with the location of our home and its spectacular views of the Coniston mountain range and Grizedale Forest. There is no place to compare with the Lake district in the whole of the UK for its beauty and accessibility having such a wide range of landscapes in a relatively small area. Although many people visit, it is always possible to find a quiet place to enjoy away from the crowds. Beck Lodge is a ground floor apartment with good access on Lake Road and ideally positioned 5 minutes flat walk from both Coniston village centre and Coniston Water (the Lake). Beck Lodge is also the closest village accomodation to the lake and my husband often wanders down on a quiet morning/ evening for a swim.
What makes this Apartment unique
A beautifully furnished modern studio apartment for two, midway between Coniston Water and the village centre.The studio is very comfortable, decorated to a high standard with all modern conveniences and is ideal for any time of the year. Located on Lake Road, the ground floor accommodation has very good access and is only five minutes flat walking distance of both the lakeshore (closest accommodation to the lake) and village centre. There is plenty to see and do within easy reach (boating centre, walks, rides, museum, 3 mini markets, 5 pubs, numerous restaurants, cafes etc.) but as Beck Lodge is on the edge of the village it is quieter when you just want to relax. Coniston Water is famous for the water speed record attempts by Sir Donald Cambell in his 'Bluebird' jet-boat - the jetty from which he set off is only 10 mins walk away. Ruskin Museum which will house the original restored Bluebird is 8min walk away. The 'Bluebird Cafe' is on the lakeshore just 5mins walk from Beck Lodge and is very popular with its beautiful views over the lake. It is possible to reach Beck Lodge using public transport. Quite often guests arriving by car park up and leave the car unused for the whole of their stay. Beck Lodge is very well placed for numerous walks to suit all levels of fitness and experience. This can be a gentle stroll to the Lake or Village, a low level lakeside walk or a longer walk into the Coniston Fells. Similarly there are numerous mountain and road bike routes in the surrounding area and bikes can be stored in our locked garage during your stay.
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Comfortable and handy
Ena and Steve were friendly, helpful hosts. We enjoyed meeting them. The apartment was just what we wanted for our visit to the Lakes District. The kitchen was compact but well equipped, the bed comfortable, and nice little patio area if we wanted to sit outside.
Just had 2 lovely days staying in this apartment with the ideal location of being close to the lake and a good starting point for Coniston Old Man. It is clean and all as pictured. Ideal getaway for a couple. Comfotable bed . Quiet road and neighbourhood, parking. All that is needed.
Lovely location ,5 mins walk to the lake, Ena very welcoming, apartment lovely and clean , A hot tub would have been nice ! Lovely stay thank you
A lovely little place to stay. Near to every thing you would want
Convenient and very comfortable
We'd probably prefer a separate bedroom to the studio arrangement, but booked it fairly late so choice was limited, and grew to like the idea! The short walking distance from the centre of Coniston is great and of course its ideally placed for many short and long, low level and high level walks without moving the car. Everything you need in a compact space. Warm and comfortable.
Friendly, helpful hosts, comfy & a great location
Our apartment was really clean and very comfortable to stay in. Ena & Steven are terrific hosts, we felt well looked after & the Homeaway photos accurately represent a cosy clean, renovated & stylish apartment to stay in. We loved the location - the short walk to the lake (Bluebird Cafe is great!) or to the town. Coniston is a relatively central location for drives in the Lake District as well a being a beautiful part of the Lake District.
Special interest holidays:
Beck Lodge is very well placed for walking, MTB or road cycling, swimming (school swimming pool in summer and lake anytime), sailing, canoing, rowing etc as Coniston Boating Centre is a 5min walk away and Coniston sailing club 20min walk. Climbing nearby on the Coniston Fells
The owner is a local yoga teacher and you are welcome to attend one of his classes or a one-to-one/ one-to-two yoga session could be arranged during your stay.
Beck Lodge is a 5 minute walk away from Coniston Water beach/ shore and their are numerous other lake shores within short walking/ driving distance. It is also just a 30 minute drive to Silecroft beach which is long and quiet. 40mins drive will take you to to Roe Island and Walney Island beaches, sand dunes and nature reserve. Both locations are famous windurfing and kitesurfing locations.
Their are various airport possibilities for your journey to Beck lodge - Blackpool(60mls), Liverpool(100mls), Manchester(100mls), Glasgow(100mls), Edinburgh(120mls)
While staying in Beck Lodge the use of a car is helpful if you wish to tour the area but not essential. Some guests arrive by car but don't move it throughout their stay as there is plenty you can do on foot/ bike. Other guests arrive by bus fom Windermere or Ulverston railway station. Oxenhome West Coast main line station (25mls)
From Beck Lodge it is a 5min walk to the centre of Coniston village with 5 pubs, shops, cafes, mini-markets, a museum and petrol station. From Beck Lodge you could visit Ambleside(8mls), Grasmere(10mls) Ulverston(14mls), Kendal(25mls), Barrow-in-Furness(25mls), Grange-over-Sands(25mls), Keswick(15mls), Carlisle(50mls). All contain various galleries,museums and other places of interest.
Some of the activities available locally to Beck Lodge include:
•Cycle hire + many MTB and road bike routes.
•Rowing/electric motor boat hire.
•Outdoor swimming pool (seasonal).
Open Water Swimming in Lakes and Tarns
•Golf (Windermere 10 miles - Ulverston 15 miles).
Coniston village has a petrol station, three mini-markets, 5 pubs serving food, numerous cafes, shops, a museum, Barclays branch and doctors surgery.