The Lodge

Our charming five-bedroom holiday cottage, built by John Ruskin in 1872, offers an unforgettable retreat for up to nine people, boasting fantastic views across Coniston Water.

Nature beckons from your doorstep, with an array of footpaths, cycle ways, and thrilling water-based activities awaiting your exploration. Launch kayaks, canoes, or small sailing dinghies directly from our shore, and embark on unforgettable adventures on Coniston Water.

Perfect Lodge accommodation, setting, staff and weather – Jean R
We have now stayed twice at Brantwood. Each time has been a special holiday with comfortable accommodation and excellent food we ordered from the cafe en site and some lovely walks with very good weather in October both years.  – Critchley family
Glorious views from the Lodge! We enjoyed the wood burner and amazing gardens and house. A week pass for the Coniston ferry is a must and the walk from Torver to Coniston is perfect for young families. We would truly recommend Brantwood to others. – Wheeler family
Very impressed with the standard of accommodation. Had a lovely few days, with views to die for. We will be back! – Fenny family
A lovely, peaceful stay and a great opportunity for the family to be together. A beautiful house and beautiful views – H Jenkins

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Please note that Sunday check-ins are unavailable, and Saturday check-ins are subject to availability. The base price is for 2 bedrooms, there is an additional fee for 5 bedrooms.

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With two double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms, and a cosy single room, there’s ample space for everyone to unwind and make themselves at home. The expansive kitchen-dining-sitting room, adorned with a wood-burning stove, invites you to gather and create cherished memories. Two shower rooms, a bathroom, and a separate loo provide convenience and comfort. The lodge also features a charming patio area, perfect for enjoying the fresh lake breeze. Four of the five bedrooms offer mesmerizing lake views, inviting you to wake up to breathtaking vistas each day. Whether you’re travelling with family or a group of friends, the Lodge accommodates 4 to 9 people with ease.

The Lodge can be booked, either on a two bedroom basis (up to 4 people) or all bedrooms (up to 9 people) for a minimum of 3 nights. Please note that Sunday check-ins are unavailable, and Saturday check-ins are subject to availability. While we adore our furry friends, we kindly request that pets do not accompany you in the Lodge.

For more information give us a call on 015394 41396 or email bookings@brantwood.org.uk

History

The Lodge is an extraordinary retreat steeped in history and nestled within the breathtaking grounds of our estate. Construction commenced at the end of 1872, with the old stable block making way for this architectural masterpiece. It was commissioned by John Ruskin, as a home for his esteemed valet, Frederick Crawley. Ruskin’s keen eye and meticulous attention to detail ensured that every aspect of the lodge was crafted with care.

From the moment you arrive, you’ll be captivated by the Lodge’s unique charm. Ruskin’s thoughtful design incorporated angle windows strategically placed to capture the awe-inspiring views that surround the estate. As construction drew to a close in the following spring, a delightful quirk of Ruskin’s nature was revealed. In his excitement, he had overlooked the inclusion of a front door. Ever the imaginative visionary, he decided to adorn the lodge’s front wall with a vibrant vine instead.

Today, the Lodge stands as a testament to Ruskin’s artistic sensibilities and enduring legacy. Immerse yourself in its rich history as you step into each room, where whispers of the past and stories untold await. The Lodge offers a seamless blend of modern comfort and timeless elegance, providing you with a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

Staying at Brantwood

Step outside and discover the wonders of Brantwood’s 250-acre estate. Accessible through outside steps, you’re free to explore the enchanting gardens and woodland throughout your stay. Embrace the tranquility, go for leisurely walks, or find a peaceful spot for a picnic surrounded by nature’s embrace.

Bed linen and towels are provided, allowing you to pack light and focus on immersing yourself in the beauty of your surroundings, free Wi-Fi is provided, ensuring you can stay connected if needed. Indulge your taste buds with the option of take-away evening meals from our on-site restaurant – click here to check out the menu.

Book now and unlock an extraordinary escape, where breathtaking views, tranquility, and adventure combine to create unforgettable memories.

Booking enquiries:  015394 41396

Email: bookings@brantwood.org.uk

Discover Brantwood

Guests are welcome to enjoy Brantwood’s exhibitions and historic collections whenever they wish during opening hours. There are regular sailings to Brantwood’s jetty by Steam Yacht Gondola and Coniston Launch if you wish to take a cruise on the lake or cross by boat to Coniston boatlandings. The village of Coniston is a short walk from the boatlandings and has a good selection of food shops, cafes and pubs.  Weekly rental or short breaks can be booked all year round.

Other Accommodation

In addition to the Lodge, we have two other charming accommodations for your stay at Brantwood.

The Coachman’s Quarters – a self-catering studio apartment for 2. Perched above the Terrace Kitchen, this cosy retreat offers stunning views of Coniston Water and the majestic fells beyond.

The Eyrie – a beautiful apartment nestled on the top floor of our historic house. Ideal for two, this intimate retreat invites you to enjoy breathtaking views and embrace the rich heritage of Brantwood. Immersing you in the tranquility of this unique setting and create unforgettable memories.

Brantwood is an independent registered charity - The Brantwood Trust Coniston Cumbria LA21 8AD enquiries@brantwood.org.uk Telephone: 015394 41396