Mountain View Bed and Breakfast lives up to it's name, it has stunning views of the surrounding fells and the Old Man of Coniston.
It is part of an extension that has been built within the last year.
It is attached to a row of old Lakeland slate 19th century cottages. There is parking available outside and it is within one minute's walk of Coniston village, where there are many local shops, pubs and places to eat.
It is ideal for a couple, but can sleep four with a sofa bed, where you have access to the whole of the extension.
Downstairs there is a fitted kitchen where you can cook whatever you like. You also have use of the washing machine and the dishwasher. There is also your own lounge area woith TV and DVD player and an electric woodburner.
Upstairs you have your own bathroom, where you can relax in a whirlpool bath, and a bedroom, with television DVD player and tea and coffee making facilities.
The village is situated between the head of Coniston Water, the third longest lake in the Lake District and The Old Man of Coniston that rises dramatically behind the houses when seen from the village centre.
Coniston is a very central place to stay in the Lake District. It is ideal for fell walking, climbing or sailing with it's lake which is 7 miles long and easily accessible. It has had many famous people attached to it's name. The most recent being Donald Campbell, who acheived the water speed record on the lake in 1967 but was tragicaly killed in the attempt. His body and boat (The Bluebird) were discovered by divers in 2000 and he was buried in the new graveyard on the outskirts of Coniston in 2001. Arthur Ransom's Swallows and Amazons books were based on Coniston Lake, and John Ruskin, the famous Art Critic and Socialist, came to live here at Brantwood towards the end of his life and is buried in the churchyard at St Andrews Church in the village.
Coniston Water is popular with watersport and boating enthusiasts, it is the home of the Coniston boating centre where rowboats, motor boats, sailing dinghies and canoes can all be hired to enjoy on the lake.
There are also two public launch services, the Coniston Launch, and the National Trust's Steam Yacht Gondola. Both of these call at Brantwood.
Coniston grew as both a farming village, and to serve local copper and slate mines. It grew in popularity as a tourist location during the Victorian era. The creation of the national park in the 1950's provided a further boost to tourism, with attractions such as the John Ruskin Museum and ferry services across the lake developing.
More information about Coniston can be found at these websites