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Thurston - Main House on the shores of Coniston
The Dining Room
Hallway & mural
Dining room set for a banquet
The kitchen
Sunset from the grounds of Thurston
Magical location
Groundfloor bedroom 1 with 'Jack & Jill' ensuite
The Dining Room
Hallway & mural
Dining room set for a banquet
The kitchen

Thurston Outdoor Education Centre, Coniston, Cumbria

12 - 56 10 Bed 48 Dining

Big group bookings available for family and friends in the Lake District

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Thurston Outdoor Education Centre, Coniston, Cumbria, sleeps 12 - 56 in 10 bedrooms.

Thurston is a large Victorian country house offering excellent, quality group accommodation. Set in its own large grounds in the heart of the Lake District National Park and overlooking Coniston Water. It has stunning views of the surrounding fells with immediate access to mountains, forests, lakes and rivers. Making it an ideal lakeland base.

The house is group friendly having a large lounge, dining room and barn/games room. Open all year round. Centrally heated, spacious and clean.

A million pound refurbishment recently upgraded all facilities with the help of the National Lottery.

Please note we do not accept bookings from Stag or Hen parties



Limited mobile reception. WiFi (BT Openzone/pay as you go)

Disabled Facilities

Please contact us to discuss our disabled access options.

Dog Friendly

We do not accommodate pets.


Totally refurbished the spacious kitchen has commercial ovens, commercial dish washer, refrigerators and large work surfaces.

Dining Room

Large flexible area seating over 40 with stunning lake views.

Sitting Room

Large comfortable area overlooking the lake and Coniston Old Man. Satellite TV with DVD player.

TV and Music Facilities

DVD connected to TV. (Large Barn with snooker, air hockey and table tennis).

Games Room

Large old barn area with table tennis, snooker, table football and air hockey tables.

Heating and Open Fires

Central Heating in main house / Wood burner in barn.


10 bedrooms. 3 en-suite twins. 1 en-suite single. 6 dormitory type rooms sleeping 6 to 12 people.


All bedding provided.


4 en-suites with showers. A large under floor heated changing area facility including 10 cubicle showers with drying room in basement.

Children's Facilities

Large barn / games room. Outdoor activities on request. Qualified instruction. AALS licensed and AHOEC Gold Standard quality.


Large private grounds with lawn and pedestrian access to the lake.

Swimming Pool

We do not have a pool, but Lake Coniston is at the bottom of the garden.


2 car parking areas. (20 cars).


Smoking is not permitted.

Booking Information

Standard Rate: £800 + VAT = £960 per night (Note VAT exempt organisations such as schools and educational charities will not be charged VAT)

Flexible on change over days depending on other bookings.

Show Availability

Find the availability for each of our units.

Thurston Outdoor Education Centre

Please contact the owner for availability dates

2 Night Weekend
From £1920
Midweek per night
From £960


Set in its own large grounds in the heart of the Lake District National Park and overlooking Coniston Water.

  • Monk Coniston 0.8 miles.
  • Windermere 11 miles & Ulverston 12.
  • Hawkshead.
  • Coniston village. 2 miles (40 min walk) Hawkshead 3 mile. Ambleside 7 mile.
  • Coniston village.
  • Manchester / Blackpool & Leeds-Bradford.

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This venue is available for Youth & School Trips

Thurston Outdoor Education Centre. Open all year.
Activities available on request

Youth & School Trips

Thurston Outdoor Education Centre offering Adventurous Activities to Schools, Primary, Secondary, Youth clubs and Adults. Teacher and Leader en-suite, with the group in dormitories. Lake District.

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