Staying at Brantwood

The historic home of John Ruskin

Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscape of Coniston, we not only offer enchanting accommodation but also the perfect setting for weddings and private events. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be captivated by the charm of Brantwood and the endless possibilities it holds. With stunning gardens, panoramic views of the lake, and a sense of timeless elegance, Brantwood is truly a serene retreat.

We have three properties on site, The Coachman’s Quarters, a self-catering studio apartment perched above the Terrace, The Eyrie, a captivating self-catering apartment on the top floor of Brantwood itself, and The Lodge a delightful detached holiday cottage boasting five bedrooms.

The Coachman’s Quarters

Our self-catering studio apartment for two, nestled in the Coachhouse above the Terrace Kitchen and overlooking the serene lake.

Wake up to the gentle sounds of nature and savour a tranquil retreat. Well-behaved dogs are warmly welcomed.

The Eyrie

Uncover the allure of our unique self-catering apartment on the top floor of Brantwood it’s self. Offering mesmerizing views of Coniston Water and the majestic Lake District fells, this haven for two will transport you to a world of inspiration. Discover the very essence of why John Ruskin moved to Coniston.

The Lodge

Experience self-catering at its finest in our delightful detached Lodge. With its five inviting bedrooms and spectacular lake views, this charming cottage in Coniston is the epitome of tranquility. Create lasting memories with family and friends while embracing the captivating beauty of the Lake District.

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Weddings & Private Hire

With our stunning event spaces, impeccable service, and breathtaking surroundings, Brantwood is the perfect backdrop for all kinds of events.

For conferences and functions choose from our stylish restaurant situated on the ground floor of Ruskin’s coach house, where rustic charm meets modern sophistication. The loft above offers a charming setting for larger functions. For a truly distinctive experience, consider the Severn Studio, Brantwood’s refurbished Edwardian Artists’ studio, which serves as a stunning backdrop with its historical significance and a vibrant space that hosts a myriad of local, national, and international exhibitions throughout the year.

For weddings & unions, we offer a truly unique experience amidst the enchanting backdrop of Brantwood. Celebrate your love story in a setting that exudes elegance, history, and artistic inspiration. Our selection of exquisite rooms sets the stage for a wedding that is truly one-of-a-kind.

The Drawing Room, brimming with Victorian elegance and filled with Ruskin’s treasures. Dating back to the 18th century, this room captivates with its timeless charm and accommodates up to 30 guests. As the grand piano fills the air with melodies, your ceremony becomes a symphony of love and beauty.

The Studio, an extraordinary space situated on the top floor of Brantwood House. Originally an artist’s studio from the late 19th century, this room boasts soaring ceilings and abundant natural light. Today, it serves as the largest ceremony room at Brantwood, accommodating up to 35 guests. Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of grandeur and creativity as you exchange vows in this awe-inspiring setting.

At Brantwood, we understand that your wedding day should be as unique as your love. Our rooms provide the perfect canvas for crafting a wedding experience that reflects your vision and captures your hearts. From the Victorian elegance of The Drawing Room to the artistic allure of The Studio, every detail is meticulously tailored to ensure that your day is nothing short of extraordinary.

Whatever your occasion may be, Brantwood provides the perfect canvas for creating unforgettable memories in a setting that exudes artistic inspiration and timeless elegance.

For more information or to book give us a call on 015394 41396 or email

Food & Drink

At the Terrace you can expect friendly, attentive staff, delicious home cooked food and a view that never fails to amaze. Indulge in a bespoke culinary experience at our on-site café, where exquisite flavors and exceptional service combine to elevate your wedding or private event to new heights. Our talented team at the café takes pride in crafting a personalized dining experience tailored to your specific tastes and preferences. From intimate weddings to private hire events, we go above and beyond to create a menu that reflects your unique style and enhances the overall ambiance of your special day.

Brantwood is an independent registered charity - The Brantwood Trust Coniston Cumbria LA21 8AD Telephone: 015394 41396