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Coniston Suite

The suite

A 460 sq feet luxury suite with lounge area, solid black walnut flooring and designer furniture throughout.

Bedroom

Super king hand made silver leaf bed.

Bathroom

Oversize double air bath, spacious shower, bathroom TV and mood lighting.

Outside

Your own 350 sq. feet terrace for relaxing moments outdoors.

The name - 'Coniston' Suite

We've named each of the suites after towns and villages in the Lake District. But whichever suite you stay in - whether it's Keswick, Coniston, Bowness or Cartmel, Patterdale, Ambleside, Grasmere or Hawkshead - we've gone to such great lengths to make your stay as luxurious and relaxing as possible, that you might not leave your suite. So we've included a bit of information on each place, just in case!

Coniston

Coniston is a busy village on Coniston Water. Overlooked by The Old Man of Coniston, it's famous for, among other things, Swallows and Amazons and Donald Campbell.

The location:

Coniston is a large village on Coniston Water, overlooked by Coniston Old Man, and is popular for walkers and climbers. At 5 miles long, the lake is the third largest in the Lake District and has been the setting for many water speed record attempts. Lying to the west of the village, Coniston Old Man is 803m and is the highest point in the Furness Fells.

Did you know?

Kanchenjunga, the mountain in Arthur Ransome's Swallowdale was inspired by the Old Man of Coniston.

That's not where the inspiration ended. Peel Island on Coniston Water is Wild Cat Island in Swallows and Amazons.

Famous people

Arthur Ransome drew much inspiration from Coniston Water for his books Swallowdale and Swallows and Amazons.

The poet John Ruskin lived in Brantwood, a mansion on the edge of Coniston Water, until his death in 1900, rejecting the chance to be buried in Westminter Abbey and choosing instead to be buried in St Andrews, Coniston.

Sir Malcolm Campbell who, in August 1939, set the water speed record at over 140mph in his boat, Bluebird K4.

Donald Campbell, Sir Malcolm Campbell's son, who set four water speed records between 1956 and 1959. His quest to break through 300mph proved to be his final attempt. In January 1967 he achieved 320mph before losing control and crashing. He was killed instantly on impact. The remains of his body and Bluebird K7 were recovered from the bottom of the lake in 2001.

Things to do

Boat hire is available from the lakeside, or the steam yacht Gondola tours the lake during the summer. You can see a collection of the works of John Ruskin at the Ruskin Museum, as well as the salvaged remains of Bluebird K7. There are several pubs and restaurants in the village so ample opportunity to sample the beers brewed by the Coniston Brewery.


Features At A Glance

  • Luxury 460 sq feet suite with separate lounge area with designer sofa & furniture
  • Solid black walnut flooring throughout with high quality furniture and furnishing from well known designers such as Philippe Starck
  • Super king handmade silver leaf Frank Hudson bed
  • 2 x42" wall TV's in bedroom & lounge with 8 satellite channels
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Large 350 sq feet private terrace with table & chairs, private outside access to suite available
  • The Coniston Suite is large enough to take an extra sprung coil Z bed, please enquire
  • Designer fibre optic fire in lounge
  • Walk in wardrobe with guest safe & well stocked mini bar
  • Luxury bathroom with Italian designer glass tiles, oversize double air bath, shower with LED showerhead, under floor heating, LED taps, bathroom mirror TV & Chromotherapy mood ambience lighting
  • Dining table & chairs for private breakfast served in the suite
  • IPod docking station with clock radio
  • Telephone for in room service of drinks & food all served with Villeroy & Boch ceramics, glassware & cutlery
  • Complimentary tea, coffee & bottled water
  • Designer crystal lighting throughout
  • Individual wall coverings & coordinating luxurious soft furnishings
  • Complimentary private parking

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