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Waterhead Hotel

Coniston, United Kingdom
  • Waterhead Hotel has gardens sloping down to the water's edge
  • It's on the banks of Coniston Water -- "a quiet beauty that sets it apart from the more popular destinations", says Rough Guides
  • Brantwood -- the former home of writer John Ruskin -- is a 6-minute drive from the hotel
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96% (226 member ratings)

4.5Value for the Money


Hawkshead Road
Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AJ
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Waterhead Hotel sits within green gardens on the edge of Coniston Water and has panoramic views of the Coniston Fells, making it an ideal base from which to explore the local area on foot. Alternatively, you can hop on to a launch for a cruise of the lake.

Coniston's copper-mining past is evident in the remains of shafts and mines dotted around the area, but it also has a strong cultural heritage. Writer John Ruskin lived in Coniston, Tennyson honeymooned in the village and Turner painted the mountainous scenery. Author Arthur Ransome also holidayed as a child in Coniston and used the area as the setting for his 'Swallows and Amazons' book series.

The Waterhead Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Coniston Village, where you can visit the Ruskin Museum. A 40-minute walk from the hotel is Grizedale Forest, which offers a variety of hiking trails, and Tarn Hows -- part of an estate once owned by Beatrix Potter. Windermere is a 30-minute drive from the property and Scafell Pike is 75 minutes by car.

You can begin the day with a full English breakfast at Brasserie 21, the hotel restaurant, which serves local produce and offers views of the Old Man of Coniston, a fell over 2000 feet high. There is an outdoor patio area and a Lounge Bar that stocks local ales.

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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.


  • Standard checkout time: 11am

Children and additional guests

  • Infant cot/crib and extra bed available on request, free of charge, for children aged 14 and under. This does not include breakfast.


  • Dogs are allowed on request and in selected areas of the hotel and will be charged at £10 per night on checkout.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

The Waterhead Hotel is an hour's drive from the M6. Blackpool Airport is an hour and a half by car, and Manchester Airport takes 2 hours. Foxfield and Windermere railway stations are both within a 35-minute drive and offer links into Manchester Piccadilly, Edinburgh Waverley and London Euston. Parking at the hotel is free.


  • Hawkshead Road
  • Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AJ
  • United Kingdom

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