Cumbria is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful counties in the United Kingdom. Featuring everything from dales to mountain peaks, this county is as diverse as it is dramatic. The highlight of Cumbria is surely the world-famous Lake District. The Lake District's third largest lake sits in the south of county at Coniston Water. Coniston Water is an idyllic spot, flanked by numerous charming villages and exquisite hotels.
A Thing of Beauty
Measuring some five miles in length, Coniston Water takes some beating! The vast body of water is a picturesque thing of beauty in the winter months and a vibrant hub of activity throughout the summer. The opulent Victoria Steam Boat Gondola gives visitors the opportunity to take to the water in style, taking in the gorgeous surrounding scenery from the centre of Coniston Water.
Those who prefer to take matters into their own hands can hire a boat from numerous places around the lake. If dry land is more your style, then hire a bike and check out the surrounding villages. Coniston village is a popular spot, housing plenty of shops and pubs in which to grab a refreshment midway through your journey.
Hotels near Coniston Water
Situated in the very heart of the Lake District, Coniston Water is surrounded by plenty of exquisite hotels. The rural expanse of land houses just about every kind of accommodation, ranging from luxurious spa hotels to quaint, small bed and breakfasts.
The Waterhead Hotel is located right at the northern tip of Coniston Water, not far from the water's edge. As you'd expect, the property offers breath-taking views of the lake and surrounding hills. Family rooms are available and there's a good-sized garden for the kids to play in. The meeting room and free WiFi make the hotel a hit with travelling professionals, as well.
There's plenty of water to be seen in Cumbria so you'd be forgiven for favouring a hotel away from the lake, in a greener, rural setting. High Grassings Bed and Breakfast offers exactly that. There's a pretty garden and terrace which offer stunning views and there's ample parking, perfect for those keen to explore the lakes.