The Coniston Inn

Hawkshead Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AJ

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Located on the shores of Coniston Water with sensational lake and fell views, this classic Lakeland slate building is the perfect place if you’re looking to escape the crowds. Formerly The Waterhead Hotel, our stunning location will make us the perfect base from which to explore the Lake District National Park.

A warm Cumbrian welcome is in store at The Coniston Inn for everyone stepping through our doors. Muddy boots, paws and wheels are all welcome at The Coniston Inn.

Surrounded by breathtaking walks around our private grounds and among the surrounding fells, it’s a dog walking paradise. We offer dog friendly accommodation in designated rooms if you’re staying overnight with your dog.

Property Amenities

  • Accessible
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beer Garden
  • Dog/Pet Friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Hiking

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Rooms

Check in from 3pm

Wake up in one of our 45 en-suite rooms at our Coniston accommodation and take in some of the best views in Britain. For a rural Lakes escape away from the crowds, you’re guaranteed a relaxing night’s stay in one of our double, twin, single, or family en-suite bedrooms.

Our dog friendly rooms extend a warm welcome to four-legged friends too, meaning you’ll never have to leave your canine behind! Simply add this option during the booking process and enjoy a wonderful stay with your dog by your side.

Please note, images showcase room types as accurately as possible, however rooms do slightly vary. Contact our central reservations team on  0191 580 3610 for more information. 

Double or Twin Room

Double or Twin Room

Spacious and comfortable rooms with a king sized bed or two singles and an en-suite bathroom.

  • 2 people
  • Bedroom safe
  • Coffee and tea
  • Free Wifi
  • Hairdryer
  • TV

Our double or twin rooms are spacious and enjoyable. With a comfortable king sized bed or two singles, an en-suite bathroom and a desk area. With a wide range of facilities including complimentary WiFi, flat-screen TV and tea & coffee making facilities.

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Double or Twin Room with View

Double or Twin Room with View

With boasting views of the Old Man of Coniston, these are comfortable rooms with a king sized bed or two singles and an en-suite bathroom.

  • 2 people
  • Bedroom safe
  • Coffee and tea
  • Free Wifi
  • Hairdryer
  • TV

Our double or twin rooms with spectacular views of The Old Man of Coniston offer a comfortable King sized bed which can be twinned on request and an en-suite bathroom. With a wide range of facilities including complimentary WiFi, flat screen TV and tea & coffee making facilities.

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Superior Double or Twin Room with View

Superior Double or Twin Room with View

Light, spacious and welcoming rooms with a king sized bed or two singles and an en-suite bathroom.

  • 2 people
  • Bedroom safe
  • Coffee and tea
  • Free Wifi
  • Hairdryer
  • TV

Our double or twin superior lake view rooms offer large bright rooms with a king sized bed or two singles and an en-suite bathroom. With views of The Old Man of Coniston. With a wide range of facilities including complimentary WiFi, flat screen TV and tea & coffee making facilities.

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Accessible Double or Twin Room

Accessible Double or Twin Room

Accessible rooms with a king sized bed or two singles and a walk in wet room.

  • 2 people
  • Bedroom safe
  • Free Wifi
  • Hairdryer
  • TV

Our double or twin accessible rooms with king sized bed or two single beds and an accessible walk in wet room. With a wide range of facilities including complimentary WiFi, flat-screen TV and tea & coffee making facilities.

Please contact us directly for specific requests or requirements.

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Family Room with Bunk Beds

Family Room with Bunk Beds

Spacious family rooms with a double bed, an en-suite bathroom and bunk beds for children.

  • 4 people
  • Bedroom safe
  • Coffee and tea
  • Free Wifi
  • TV

Our large and comfortable family rooms offer a king sized beds, bunk beds for children and an en-suite bathroom. With a wide range of facilities including complimentary Wifi, flat-screen TV and tea & coffee making facilities.

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Cosy Double Room

Cosy Double Room

Smaller and cosy double rooms offer a small double bed and en-suite bathroom, perfect for a solo traveller.

  • 2 people
  • Bedroom safe
  • Free Wifi
  • Hairdryer
  • TV

Our cosy double rooms offer a comfortable double bed, an en-suite bathroom and a desk area, perfect for a solo traveller. With a wide range of facilities including complimentary WiFi, flat-screen TV and tea & coffee making facilities.

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Food & Drink

Food service: 7:30am – 9:00pm daily

From full Cumbrian breakfasts, small plates and snacks to hearty lunches and evening meals, plus our daily changing specials showcasing local Lakeland produce, The Coniston Inn will be the place to come to for good food created for you, whatever the time of day.

Sit back, relax and enjoy good food and drink in our historic dining area with its eclectic mix of Lakes memorabilia. On warmer days why not enjoy al fresco dining or a drink in The Coniston Inn’s garden courtyard with sweeping views down to Coniston Water and the Lake District’s famous peaks?

Look forward to The Coniston Inn’s Sunday Carvery, promising outstanding roasts with generous helpings of hand carved meats or vegetarian alternative, homemade Yorkshires and crunchy roast potatoes along with freshly prepared vegetables.

Muddy boot owners, dogs and families are all welcome with a wide range of family-favourite meals to keep everyone happy.

Explore

Hidden in the heart of ancient Cumbria in North West England lies a National Park known the world over. The Lake District boasts stone circles, glacial lakes, magnificent views, and a history dating back to the Neolithic Period - all waiting for you to discover.

  • 10 minute drive to Old Man of Coniston Hike

  • 15 minute walk to The Ruskin Museum

  • 20 minute drive to Wray Castle

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Things to do

  • Things To Do In Coniston

    For those of you planning a trip to the Lake District, we’ve got you covered – we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to the top things to do in Coniston, covering everything from the quaint streets of Coniston Village to boat rides, family days out, and more!

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  • The Old Man of Coniston

    Take on The Old Man of Coniston, this mountain stands 2,634 feet (803m) high and lies to the west of the village of Coniston and the lake, Coniston Water.

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