Southern Lake DistrictConistonwater

Blea Tarn and the Langdale Pikes
Coniston Water in autumn
Walkers overlooking the Langdale Valley
The house on the bridge in Ambleside
Langdale valley in the Lake District

Guided Walking

From £285 - 3 to 7 nights

Guided Walking at Conistonwater

Holiday reference: CNBOB

Exterior of HF Holidays Monk Coniston Conistonwater
  • Exterior of HF Holidays Monk Coniston Conistonwater
  • Dining room at HF Holidays Monk Coniston Conistonwater
  • Bar at HF Holidays Monk Coniston Conistonwater
  • Monk Coniston twin bedroom


Red, white and blue logo with four stars “The manager and staff were excellent and the food was of the highest class”, Malcolm Butler

As a historic National Trust property, Monk Coniston is full of romantic, gothic-style charm. With a most attractive Lake District setting, it is well suited to a relaxing holiday.

Monk Coniston has 33 bedrooms. Some are located in the main house, with others in the adjoining cottage and counting house. 

Standard en-suite rooms        

Monk Coniston twin bedroom

Our standard rooms offer comfortable accommodation and an en-suite bathroom.

All standard rooms have:

  • En-suite bathroom with WC and shower or bath
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Television
  • Hairdryer 

Premium rooms

Monk Coniston twin bedroom

Premium rooms are available at just £5 extra per person per night. 

All premium rooms have:

  • Extra space or exceptional views
  • En-suite bathroom with WC and shower or bath
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Television
  • Alarm clock with iPod player
  • Hairdryer
  • Enhanced toiletries 
  • Towelling robe and complimentary slippers 
  • Room available from 12 noon on arrival day

Value rooms                                      

A limited number of value twin rooms are available at a discount of £8 per person per night and value single rooms with a £5 per night discount. Our value rooms have the same facilities as our standard rooms, but don’t have an en-suite bathroom.

All value rooms have:

  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Television
  • Hairdryer 

Single rooms

Monk Coniston single room







Standard single rooms are available for an extra £8 per night. 

Family rooms   

If you are travelling with your family, we have a selection of 3 and 4-bedded rooms.

All family rooms have:

  • Full-sized twin or double beds for adults
  • Bunk beds or occasional beds for children
  • En-suite bathroom with WC and shower or bath
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Television
  • Hairdryer

All our Country Houses are tailored to walkers and outdoor enthusiasts and have excellent boot and drying rooms and laundry facilities. 

Monk Coniston lounge with guests Dining room at HF Holidays Monk Coniston Conistonwater

There is a comfortable lounge, an attractive dining room with lake views, and a bar and library.

Bar at HF Holidays Monk Coniston Conistonwater

Free internet access is offered on a dedicated PC and Wifi is available in some public rooms.  There is also a range of board games and books.

Our traditional Lakeland barn can be used for dancing, or as a games room with table tennis and Nintendo Wii.

Monk Coniston is surrounded by a large garden with views down to the lake. Outside there is a putting green and croquet lawn. The National Trust maintain a collection of rare trees in the grounds.

View from Conistonwater, clear blue skies, trees and hills Grounds of HF Holidays Monk Coniston Conistonwater

Due to the age and the layout of Monk Coniston, it is not recommended for wheelchair users and guests with restricted mobility. There are ground floor en-suite bedrooms in the Counting House, but this building is access via steps.

Arrival & car parking facilities

  • On arrival there is a gate, a cattle grid and a driveway leading towards the house.
  • It is possible to load and unload cars directly at the front door.
  • The surface of the car park is tarmac and slightly sloping
  • Assistance can be provided with luggage

Main entrance & reception

  • The main entrance has no steps and is 110cm wide
  • The reception area is a spacious 4m x 4.1m
  • All public rooms are available without encountering any further steps, with the exception of the games room
  • The floors on the ground floor are mainly carpeted. The games room has wooden block flooring and the gents’ toilet has a tiled floor

Public areas - hall, stairs, landing, corridors etc

  • The width of the downstairs hallway is 222cm. Leading off the main hallway are lounge, dining room, library, downstairs toilets and bar with access to the main staircase

Public areas - sitting room, lounges, lobbies etc

  • In the main lounge there are various chairs, tables and settees. Seating for approximately 50 guests

Public WCs

  • There are both ladies and gents toilets on the ground floor, accessed without any steps
  • Ladies toilet is carpeted and the gents’ has a tiled floor
  • Further public bathrooms are available for those bedrooms that are not en-suite

Dining room & bar

  • The dining room is situated on the ground floor with level access
  • 7 round tables, each seating maximum of 8 guests
  • Tables have an under space of 70cm high by 137cm wide
  • All meals served are with waitress service
  • The carpeted bar area has chairs and circular tables

Laundry & boot room

  • Laundry facilities are available in the boot room, which is located in a separate building with level access
  • Washing machine & dryer are available in the boot room free of charge
  • Ample drying space
  • Tiled flooring

Games room

  • Evening entertainment frequently held in games room (4 slate steps to access, each step is 22cm high, 22cm deep and 110cm wide)
  • The games room is 14m wide and 5.5m wide


  • None of the rooms has been specifically designed for wheelchair users
  • In the main house all bedrooms are on the 1st floor. The main staircase has 24 steps, each step is 16cm high, 30cm deep and 112cm wide
  • In the annexe, cottages and Counting House there are bedrooms both on the ground floor and on the 1st floor
  • The rooms best suited for anyone with restricted mobility would be 24 and 25, situated in the Counting House

Room 24 & 25:

  • Access is via 4 slate steps with hand rails
  • Each step is 7cm high, 30cm deep and 130cm wide
  • Twin rooms with en-suite (shower). Standard height beds
  • The floor is carpeted
  • En-suite bathroom with shower

Grounds and gardens

  • Large level garden around the house. Mainly with lawns and flower beds. Shrubbery and wooded areas
  • 3 steps to access the main front lawn

Additional information

  • Fire procedure is displayed in each room and explained to guests on arrival. Guests requiring assistance at an evacuation are identified at this time and door hanger cards are issued
  • Mobile phone reception is generally good from the main building
  • Assistance dogs accompanying visually or hearing impaired guests are welcome; dogs must be kept on a lead or harness at all times
  • Information can be provided in large print
  • Staff have received disability awareness training
  • Special diets can be catered for. Specialist food can be obtained with prior notice
  • Fridge for medication can be supplied

All holidays at our Country Houses are Full Board with breakfast, picnic lunch and evening meal included.


HF Holidays full English breakfast

Start your day with our extensive breakfast. Select from our cold buffet and/or a full cooked breakfast.

Cold buffet

Fruit juices, cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurts, croissants and pastries

Hot dishes

Porridge, sausages, bacon, eggs (scrambled, boiled, poached or fried), tomato, baked beans and mushrooms

Regional dishes including black pudding or kippers

Served at the table

Tea, coffee, toast and jams


Picnic lunches

Picnic lunch selection at HF Holidays

Choose from our self-select picnic lunches. 

Your own choice of sandwiches, prepared to order

Crisps and snacks, fresh fruit, dried fruit and nuts, chocolate bars, sweets and biscuits


The relaxed dinner is a highlight of any stay at our Country Houses - with tables seating up to 10 and no seating plan, it offers a great opportunity to get to know fellow guests.  There is always a choice of dishes for every course, featuring good British cooking and often local specialities. Vegetarian meals are always available.

HF Holidays dinner main course cod and pancetta with pea puree  HF Holidays dinner dessert cheese board

Monk Coniston sample dinner menu


All our Country Houses have a well-stocked bar serving local beers, wine and spirits.

Local beers served at HF Holidays Monk Coniston Conistonwater

Monk Coniston lounge with guestsGuided Walking

Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer in the bar before a talk about the next day's walks. After dinner there will be an activity or entertainment which you will be welcome to join. These vary from week to week but could include a talk  from a member of the local mountain rescue team, a team quiz, or a night of dancing in our Lakeland barn. Alternatively if you prefer, feel free to just relax in our lounge or bar.

Leisure Activities

Many of our Leisure Activities holidays continue into the evening with programmed sessions. Other holidays will have the evenings free, and you will be welcome to join in other social activities that may be happening in the house.

Family holidays

Our activity leaders are on hand to organise children’s activities and games for younger children before dinner. These could include rounders, outdoor games, or crafts. After dinner there are further activities for the whole family.

WomenCountry House Breaks

There may be evening social activities happening in the house during your holiday, and you will be most welcome to join in. However, not all Country House Breaks will have evening activities available – if these are important to you, please check before booking.

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0345 470 8558
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International customers please call:
+44 20 8732 1250

Our lines are open:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13.00

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Guest reviews

The manager and all the staff were wonderful. There was a lovely atmosphere

Mrs S Walton