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Lanehead, sleeps 27
Library with woodburner, Smart TV and DVD
Lanehead - separate studio space
Lanehead with views over Coniston Water
Lanehead in Spring
Lanehead - reception room with garden and mountain views
Lanehead - dining room with garden and mountain views
Lanehead - dining room facilities
The croquet lawn
Large catering kitchen perfect for groups
Lanehead - Coppermines bedroom - sleeps 2 in superking zip/link
Lanehead - Tilberthwaite bedroom - sleeps 4
En suite shower rooms - all 8 bedrooms have en suite facilities
Lanehead - en suite with a view! All bedrooms are en suite
Lanehead - Low Water Suite - family suite - superking zip/link plus adult bunk in separate room
Lanehead - Low Water Suite - family room - superking zip/link plus adult bunk in separate room
Lanehead - view from Windermere bedroom - sleeps 3
This view is from Monk Coniston 5 mins walk from house
Lanehead - evening garden views from Windermere bedroom
View of Lanehead from across the water
Library with woodburner, Smart TV and DVD
Lanehead - separate studio space
Lanehead with views over Coniston Water
Lanehead in Spring

Lanehead, Coniston, Cumbria, Lake District

2 - 27 8 Bed 27 Dining

Large house on Coniston Water sleeping 27 perfect for use as an exclusive use retreat venue in the Lake District

Group Accommodation for Groups of Families and Friends

Exclusive use retreat venue overlooking Coniston Water.

Lanehead is an exceptional period property situated on the eastern shores of Coniston Water, a Lake District home like no other. A fantastic and unique base to come together for wellness retreats, activities, celebrations and much more. Perfect for yoga retreats, independent groups, friends and families alike. Hire for your exclusive use!

Lanehead offers its guests simple, spacious, comfortable and practical accommodation. This magnificent home can adequately sleep up to 27 within 8 roomy en suite bedrooms, the majority of which enjoy breathtaking lake and mountain views.

Standing in an elevated position overlooking Coniston Water, the village and the dramatic fells beyond, Lanehead is superbly situated for those who wish to explore the delights of the local area. Outdoor enthusiasts will revel in endless water based activities available on Coniston Water and within the Coppermines Valley, whilst cyclists, both road and mountain, will relish the varied routes available straight from the front door, including Grizedale Forest and its renowned North Face trail.

Historically, this impressive home was once owned by William Collingwood, secretary to John Ruskin and a renowned artist in his own right. Furthermore it is believed that Arthur Ransome, a close friend of Collingwood and author of the world famous Swallows & Amazons, spent much time at Lanehead and taught Collingwood's grandchildren to sail on the lake.

Culture lovers will find solace in the nearby Brantwood House, the historic home of John Ruskin which now encompasses a museum, delightful gardens and vibrant arts scene. Lanehead’s setting alone should be enough to inspire any visitor and allow creative juices to flow, whether by painting the surrounding landscape as Collingwood did many years ago, or enjoying blissful yoga classes on the front lawn.



WiFi available throughout the building.

Disabled Facilities

No specific facilities.

Dog Friendly

2 dogs allowed in downstairs areas only.


The commercial kitchen equipped with electric cooking facilities, 2 microwaves, dishwasher, ample fridge freezer space and laundry area.

Dining Room

The large, airy dining room easily seats everyone together. Including seating for 27, a food preparation area, dishwasher and free-standing island.

Sitting Room

Two spacious bay fronted reception rooms with lake and mountain views, comfortable seating, wood burning stoves and TVs.

TV and Music Facilities

TVs in both reception rooms with DVD player.

Games Room

There is no games room.

Heating and Open Fires

A wood burner in each reception room. Carbon neutral biomass central heating system.


8 bright & comfortable en suite rooms. Each room features a superking zip/link bed along with 1 or 2 single beds. 2 rooms have adult size bunks.


Linen & towels provided.


8 en suite shower rooms and two separate toilets.

Children's Facilities

2 high chairs available on request.


1.2 acres of private gardens surround the house, overlooking the lake and dramatic fells beyond. Substantial lawned area with picnic tables.

Swimming Pool

There is no pool.


8 parking spaces on the driveway.


Smoking or vaping not permitted.

Booking Information

Rental rates are for exclusive hire of property, and are a “from” rate depending on seasonality.
Flexible changeover days and breaks from 1 night +
arrive any day (except Sunday)
depart any day
Security/damage deposit £350.

Show Availability

Find the availability for each of our units.

Lane Head

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Weekly Price
From £4266
2 Night Weekend
From £2346
3 Night Weekend
From £2346
Midweek per night
From £896


Situated on the eastern shores of Coniston Water just 1.5 miles from Coniston village. Coniston is an excellent centre for outdoor enthusiasts, with some superb climbing, walking and water sports.

  • Coniston 1.5 miles.
  • Coniston - Co-op, Spar, Butchers 1.5 miles.
  • Coniston 1.5 miles - The Coniston Inn, The Crown, Black Bull Inn, Steam Bistro, Sara's Indian.
  • Manchester 94 miles.
  • Windermere 15 miles.

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