Bed and Breakfast accommodation with views of the lake and beautiful furnishingsOutstanding views from the farm of surrounding mountains and Coniston Water (lake)

Private room

16 Guests

6 Bedrooms

11 beds

Private room

16 Guests

6 Bedrooms

11 beds

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About this listing

Off the beaten track, our 16th Century farmhouse has lake frontage, stunning views and oodles of character. Relax and unwind in comfortable surroundings, we provide breakfast/lunch & dinner and plenty of activities from kayaking and mountain biking.

The space
Bathrooms: 6.5 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 6
Beds: 11
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: £40 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: £20
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: £120 / night


Off the beaten track, our 16th Century farmhouse has lake frontage, stunning views and oodles of character. Relax and unwind in comfortable surroundings, we provide breakfast/lunch & dinner and plenty of activities from kayaking and mountain biking.

Idyllic for both couples searching for a romantic getaway and families looking for a one stop shop - sleep, eat and play!

Our farm (Bank Ground) known as Holly Howe in Arthur Ransome's famous children's book Swallows and Amazons, is the perfect location for a break - B&B and self catering cottages (sleeping up to 60).

With private lake frontage and sensational views, we offer lovely walks on the farm, but should you wish to venture further a field then hire a rowing boat or kayak and have a paddle on the lake right here from the farm. Or hire a mountain bike (trailer available also) and explore Grizedale forest - UK's most famous mountain biking area that is right on our door step!

Book yourselves in for breakfast, lunch and dinner or if you prefer to have a roam then we can advise you on the best local restaurants.

We provide meals, activities and advise should you want them, but your here to unwind so we like to leave you to it and let you find us in the farmhouse kitchen if you need anything!

The east side on Coniston Water is unique in it's beauty and views. We are lucky to be off the beaten track so if what you are looking for is the real Lake District then look no further.

Public transport around the Lake District is not great but it does exist and failing that there are local taxi services.

We are a 20 minute walk from Coniston Village and 60 minute walk to Hawkshead Village.

Railway stations in order of proximity - Windermere, Oxenholme and Ulverston -

Bus routes -
505 - Windermere / Ambleside / Hawkshead / Coniston
X12 - Coniston / Greenodd / Ulverston
X33 - Ambleside / Coniston / Broughton-in-Furness / Muncaster / Ravenglass

We are a family run business and have excellent staff and chefs, we provide an uncommercial unique friendly environment where you will make memories and friends for a lifetime.

House Rules
No smoking

We are unable to accept pets inside the property, however we have kennels on the farm with air conditioning and under floor heating they'll be chuffed to bits!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Lie User Profile
April 2017
Great location with a wonderful view over the Conniston lake. Fantastic breakfast and while we haven't had the chance to sample their home-made scones, it's more of a reason to come back and taste it next time. All their food is organically sourced, and with a beef farm just around the corner I highly recommend the 21-day dry aged steak. The best steaks around the Lake District I have been told. The accomodation was spacious and lovely with a great view.

Gill User Profile
September 2016
Booked at short notice for one night, we were very sorry that we had to return to work as we could have savoured the location, room and food for much longer. This is a superb ,quiet location on Coniston.

Rachel User Profile
August 2016
Perfect location for families. Lovely, clean, and comfortable accommodation. The food was amazing. We only wish we could have stayed longer.

Susie User Profile
May 2016
Everything about Bank Ground Farm was perfect, from the picturesque setting just above the lake, to the beautifully furnished rooms, the smell of freshly baked bread in the morning, the welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, and our host, big friendly Jonathon! Can't recommend it more highly - we will be back.

Mike User Profile
March 2016
Lovely B&B, gracious host with a very warm family atmosphere. The whole set up is just how things should be, with trust and informality combining to make a very enjoyable break.

Jiaqi User Profile
October 2015
Bank Ground Farm was difficult to find, honestly speaking, but absolutely pleasant to stay with beautiful surroundings. We arrived late at about 8 pm and it took us a while to drive through the narrow country roads to find the place. The place was a nice and cozy country farm house with both histories but also modern amenities. The room size is a bit small and comfortable to stay as you won't want to waste your time indoor while there is so much beautiful nature around. we moved into a 6 person house on the second day of our stay and the view from the balcony overlooking the lake and the farm was stunning! The breakfast was traditional, slightly oily but acceptable. We wished there were more dining options on premise for both breakfast and dinner. The major problem we had is the terrible wifi connection that was not accessible from many different spots of the house and rooms. Though Jonathan was a very nice host and friendly, the other issue is there is not much service we could count on. We had some problems with the heater, tooth paste, etc., but weren't able to find anyone in the reception area for help at late evening. Also, the 6 person house is a three storey building and it was difficult to move our heavy luggage up and down.

Carol User Profile
July 2015
A special place, particularly if you are a Swallows and Amazons fan, with great view of lake and fells. Comfortable room (and kennel), good breakfast, friendly people.

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Coniston, United Kingdom · Joined in June 2014
Jonathon User ProfileJonathon is a superhost.

I was born on the farm and as a youngster I was keen to travel. After living 10 years in London and meeting my wife, we decided to move back to the Lake District to help run the family business.
I love Bank Ground Farm, it's a stunning place to work and I'm so happy that we made the move to the country... to my roots. No two days are the same, from feeding the animals, lambing, calving, silaging to cooking breakfast, hosting dinners, organising weddings and spending time with my little ones.
Food is my passion, I love good food and lots of it! I enjoy cooking all sorts of food from asian to italian to traditional British.

Our accommodation mirrors what we enjoy and expect from our holidays. Hence there is a relaxed atmosphere and with lots of different types of accommodation to suit individuals, couples and families.

We provide excellent food and lots of activities and information as we know only too well how important it is to enjoy every minute of your break.

Response rate: 89%
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Response time: within a day
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