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Swallows & Amazons cottage - Stable
Swallows & Amazons cottage - Stable
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Off the beaten track, our farm has lake frontage, stunning views and oodles of character. Relax and unwind in comfortable surroundings, we provide breakfast/lunch & dinner and plenty of activities from kayaking and mountain biking.

The space

The Stables is one of the six self catering cottages on the farm. It has three bedrooms - one double poster bedroom, one twin bedroom (with zip and link beds that can be turned into a massive double bed) and one single bedroom. The minimum stay is three nights and changeover days are Friday and Monday.

Idyllic for both couples searching for a romantic getaway and families looking for a one stop shop - sleep, eat and play!

Our farm (Bank Ground) known as Holly Howe in Arthur Ransome's famous children's book Swallows and Amazons, is the perfect location for a break - B&B and self catering cottages (sleeping up to 60).

Guest access

With private lake frontage and sensational views, we offer lovely walks on the farm, but should you wish to venture further a field then hire a rowing boat or kayak and have a paddle on the lake right here from the farm. Or hire a mountain bike (trailer available also) and explore Grizedale forest - UK's most famous mountain biking area that is right on our door step!

Even though the cottage is self catering you are more than welcome to join us for breakfast, lunch and dinner (please book in advance) or if you prefer to have a roam then we can advise you on the best local restaurants.

Interaction with guests

We provide meals, activities and advise should you want them, but your here to unwind so we like to leave you to it and let you find us in the farmhouse kitchen if you need anything!

Other things to note

We are a family run business and have excellent staff and chefs, we provide an uncommercial unique friendly environment where you will make memories and friends for a lifetime.

Business travel
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Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $199 NZD
Weekend Price $597 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

We are unable to accept pets inside the property, however we have kennels on the farm with air conditioning and under floor heating they'll be chuffed to bits!

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
3 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Jiacen User Profile
September 2016
We had a pleasant holiday at Bank Ground Farm. The cottage is very comfortable for 5 people and it is exactly what we expected. The kitchen is well-equipped and the bathroom upstairs is very large. Not only the accommodation, we also rented a boat, rowing in the Coniston. We didn't visit other lakes as we thought the scenery would be similar so we stayed at Coniston for 4 days. Any problem can be solved easily just ask Jonathon or any staff at the reception. If you want to enjoy the life style of Lake District, then you should choose Bank Ground Farm.

Zhao User Profile
October 2015
Nice rooms and surroundings. The best part is the location. Price is a bit expensive but if you are looking for some place to hide away from big cities and enjoy a peaceful holiday this is a very good choice.

Zhen User Profile
July 2015
It's a great place to stay at the lake district. It quiet and beuatiful, a really good place to relax in the travel. The room was clean and beautiful, the breakfast was delicious. It is a great pleasure to come back.

Jessica User Profile
January 2015
Johnathan and his family were welcoming and the location is great for exploring Coniston and the wider lake district. Beautiful surroundings.

Ningna User Profile
September 2014
Jonathon is really a nice host:)He give us a warm welcome when we arrived the farm.We live in a really cozy cottage which is just near the grassland.The beautiful scenery make us fell relaxed and pleasurable.The facility in the cottage is clean and tidy ,we have a enjoyable holiday there. Thanks Jonathon:)

Sarah User Profile
July 2014
We enjoyed a lovely four days at 'The Loft' on Lower Bank Ground Farm, right on the banks of Lake Coniston. The accommodation had beautiful views, a very well equipped kitchen, was very clean and cosy. We were welcomed with a fresh flapjack from the tearoom, which was a nice touch! Friendly and welcoming staff, always on hand to help if needed. Lots to do in the surrounding area - we rented a rowing boat for the day which was a particular highlight. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

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Coniston, United KingdomJoined in June 2014
Jonathon User Profile

I was born on the farm and as a youngster I was keen to travel. After living 10 years in London and meeting my wife, we decided to move back to the Lake District to help run the family business.
I love Bank Ground Farm, it's a stunning place to work and I'm so happy that we made the move to the country... to my roots. No two days are the same, from feeding the animals, lambing, calving, silaging to cooking breakfast, hosting dinners, organising weddings and spending time with my little ones.
Food is my passion, I love good food and lots of it! I enjoy cooking all sorts of food from asian to italian to traditional British.

Our accommodation mirrors what we enjoy and expect from our holidays. Hence there is a relaxed atmosphere and with lots of different types of accommodation to suit individuals, couples and families.

We provide excellent food and lots of activities and information as we know only too well how important it is to enjoy every minute of your break.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day

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