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In the heart of the Lake District National Park, perched high above Coniston village, commanding magnificent views over Coniston Water & the fells beyond, Fairsnape is an exceptional Lakeland home offering the ultimate in both luxury and exclusiveness with a definite 'wow' factor! The house has been recently rebuilt & renovated to a substantially high standard, with three generations of one family or three separate families in mind. The house is very stylish and offers copious accommodation throughout. Fairsnape is a sublime and exclusive retreat designed to be enjoyed by friends and families together. This is the perfect place to come together and relax or simply soak up the sensational, seasonal views.

What makes a stay at Fairsnape House unique?

Occupying a unique setting, Fairsnape is situated in 4 & 1/2 acres of terraced, wooded and enclosed private grounds and offers awe-inspiring views from its elevated position. Great care and attention to detail has been poured into the styling of this exceptional home, mixing the old with the new to create a striking Lake District country house. The house has been rebuilt around the original seventeenth-century cottage, which now forms part of the entrance hall to the property and includes hand-cut beams, with some of the main beams originating from local sailing ships of the time.

This is the perfect place to come together and relax or simply soak up the sensational, seasonal views. Sliding glass doors allow the room to open out onto the huge wrap around slate terrace from which you can marvel at the astonishing views across Coniston Water.

The impressive dining table, seating up to 14, takes pride of place in front of the fabulous, fully retractable glass sliding doors. Opening fully onto the slate terrace with its exceptional views, this is the perfect setting for wow factor dining experiences and evenings spent watching the boats floating on the lake.

The bedrooms to the front of the house enjoy wonderful lake views whilst the bedrooms to the rear enjoy ever changing seasonal views through the garden.

The master bedroom with floor to ceiling glassed fronted gable end, super king sized bed, TV, luxurious en-suite marble bathroom with stand-alone bath, twin sinks & lake views. The room also benefits from glass sliding doors opening out onto a private balcony with incredible views of both the lake and down the Coniston valley.

Away from the bedrooms a sleek, glazed footbridge leads out to the secret and magical rear garden and the outdoor shower and hot tub. The house is surrounded by 4 1/2 acres of enclosed, terraced woodland gardens.

What is the capacity for Fairsnape House?

Capable of accommodating 12 guests in six luxurious en-suite bedrooms,

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Coniston area?

Coniston is an excellent centre for outdoor enthusiasts, with some superb climbing, walking, water sports, fishing, and cycling to be had all year round. For cycling enthusiasts, there are some fantastic trails to be found in the area and the delights of Grizedale Forest are only a short ride away. For runners of all abilities the Lakeland Trail series visits Coniston yearly offering 5k, 10k, marathon and half marathon options. A favourite event amongst visitors and locals is the annual Coniston 14, 13.9 miles of scenic beauty as runners of all ages lap Coniston Water. For endurance athletes, the Montane Lakeland 100 & Lakeland 50 events depart from Coniston each July and a whole host of water sports can be enjoyed down at the boating centre. The 185km Fred Whitton cycling sportive departs from nearby Grasmere each year. Lastly for those who come to walk the area, no trip to Coniston would be complete without a climb up the Old Man of Coniston. This walk can be started from Fairsnape. 

However, for those who like to keep their feet firmly on the ground, there's The Ruskin Museum, which depicts the fascinating history of the area including the famous water speed record attempt of Donald Campbell and on the eastern shores of the lake lies Brantwood the Victorian home of philosopher John Ruskin, where regular events and art courses are held. Should you just wish to relax during your time here then the tremendous landscape of cascading waterfalls, streams, lakes and mountains should help you switch off from modern life. Delights such as Tarn Hows and Grizedale Forest are nearby and prove to be ever popular with visitors of all ages.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

Various pubs within walking distance of the house as well as the highly-rated Steam Bistro at which booking is essential!

Top Facilities

Free WiFi

Free Parking

Facilities & Information


Parking (free)

No smoking

Child Friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Private/enclosed garden

Outdoor terrace

Garden furniture

Children's cots

Children's highchairs

Woodland walks



Corporate bookings welcome

Jacuzzis, Hot Tubs


Kitchen Facilities

Parking Available

Linen included

Towels included

10+ People Capacity

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

DVD player

Washing machine

Central heating

Open log fire

Bicycle storage


Bicycling, Cycling

Climbing, Abseiling

Jogging, Running

Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking, Rowing, Punting

Sailing, Boating, Cruises, Yachts

Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Wildlife, Bird Watching

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Recommended restaurants (walking distance)






Extra info

Closed Times: 5pm

Nearest Airport: Carlisle

Nearest Airport Time: 1 hours 30 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 60

Nearest Train Station: Ulverston

Nearest Railway Time: 30 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 15

Open Times: 9am

Gas & Electric Included: Yes

Delta: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

Visa: Yes

Price Per Week From: 3,996.00

Price Per Week To: 6,660.00


015394 41765
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Thurston Bank, Coniston, Cumbria, ConistonLA21 8HE, United Kingdom

Situated above the village, access to Fairsnape is via the myriad of original single-track narrow lanes that wind above the village - the view is most certainly worth the drive.

Whilst elevated, the amenities of Coniston village are just a 5 to 10 minute stroll down hill. Fairsnape also has footpaths onto the surrounding open fells which can be accessed within 5 minutes.

Due to the nature of the original steep narrow roads winding above the village, guests are advised to please drive with care, passing places are available. If arriving in the dark please take care as the banks leading up to Fairsnape have minimal street lighting.

Stone steps lead up from the driveway to the terrace.Guests with mobility issues to consider this factor prior to booking, although there is a ramp from the driveway to the rear door.

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