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Gate House, Coniston – Set in ‘Swallows & Amazons’ country, nestled between the pretty Lakeland village of Coniston & the striking Coppermines Valley, this spacious 5 star retreat, sleeping eight promises a luxurious and idyllic escape for adventurous families. Historically, Gate House had early associations with the family who developed the 19th century Coppermines, and was the home in the early 20th century to the famous lakes artist Alfred Heaton Cooper – who, at that time, renamed it ‘Sondheim’. Today Gate House is a beautiful home of the highest quality standards. Whilst improvements have been made, the outstanding historical features have been carefully preserved, allowing those who cross the threshold to take a luxurious step back in time.
The house enjoys a peaceful situ and delightful aspects to open fields and bubbling brooks surrounding. Solace can be found on the aesthetically pleasing Lakeland slate patio, where birdsong and morning sun breaking through the trees can be appreciated. Inside comforts include three comfortable reception rooms (one just for the little ones) complete with wood burning stoves, sumptuous beds and roll top baths. In essence Gate House is a historical home which has been lovingly transformed. An idyllic base for families seeking luxurious country comforts.
Why families love it
Active families will delight in the plethora of outdoor activities nearby and enjoy the comfort Gate House has to offer.
Cool stuff nearby
Whether or not you’ve read Arthur Ransome’s books about the Swallows & Amazons, any holiday splashing around on rivers and lakes will most certainly bring out the adventurous child in you. The Boating Centre on Coniston Water and the nearby Grizedale Forest offer families a range of adventurous activities.