A list of local businesses who have donated to the Coniston Amenities Fund to help support the community for 2024.

DOT Lakes - Web development

DOT are a small but mighty team of three. Based in Coniston and Preston we work with local businesses as well as organisations further afield.

With over 30 years combined experience in graphic design and web development, we specialise in crafting bespoke, tailored websites that work

We’re here to meet your individual needs. From a single page to a complex e-commerce site, we can work with you to come up with creative and innovative solutions, whatever your aims.

07506 559208



We are a dependable portable toilet company, that is highly aware that hygiene is an important factor for almost all people.

Because of this we aim to provide the highest standards in cleanliness within all of our portable toilets. If you choose to hire our portable toilets over a long period of time, Lakes Loos will frequently service, disinfect and completely cleanse the portable toilet for you.

Customer satisfaction is our number one priority.

Not only that, but we also provide portable toilets with hot running water upon request. We also have a number of additional services we can supply for your event.



Bluebird Lodge & Apartments

A pebble's throw from the shores of Coniston Water and the traditional lakeland village of Coniston, and with outstanding views of the Old Man of Coniston, Bluebird Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore this stunning corner of the Lake District.

015394 41442


Kirkbeck House

Kirkbeck House is a large, superbly appointed self-catering house in the heart of the English Lake District. It is quietly situated close to the centre of the picturesque Lakeland village of Coniston, with local shops, great pubs and only a short level walk to the lake.

Eight good-sized, individually decorated bedrooms (2-ensuite)
Sleeps 16-20 (sleeps 15 singles in separate beds)
Ideal for all ages - especially family holidays and celebrations, short breaks available
Two sitting rooms with real log fires (logs provided in winter)
Large garden, games room with pool table, Wi-fi
Two well-behaved pets welcome
Not suitable for rowdy parties as Kirkbeck adjoins another property
Large private car park (5/6 cars)



The Coppermines Lakes Cottages

Offering the largest collection of cottages in the Coniston area, The Coppermines Lakes Cottages are the local experts. Independent Agents, locally owned, managed and staffed since 1982.

+44 (0)1539 441 765


Lakes & Country Escapes

A small, independent holiday letting agency based in the heart of Coniston village. Offering a handpicked collection of unique self-catering cottages, many of which are pet friendly.



Coniston Fudge, Gifts and Gallery

Nestled down by the Lake shore in Coniston, We are a small, independent, family run business. Specialising in Handmade Cumbrian Sweet Treats, Handcrafted Locally made Artisan Gifts, Artworks for everyone and much more!

015394 41937


Sacred Essence

Holistic mind, body and soul shop.

015394 22090


Just for Ewe

We pride ourselves on having a large range of stock providing a gift for everyone. We sell gifts, greetings cards, books, maps, Confectionery, Kendal Mint Cake, Jewellery, sheepskin rugs, cushions, bags and purses, scarves, hats, games, puzzles and much more… Why not treat yourself…

01539 441206


Coniston Gifts

Selling Lake District Gifts and souvenirs

015394 41041

Lakes & Country Gifts

A small, independently owned gift shop situated in the heart of Coniston village. Stocking a range of beautiful gifts including Jellycat, Lakeland Lights & Pure Lakes Skincare. Visit us in-store 7 days a week or shop with us online (we're dog-friendly too). Find us at 6 Yewdale Road, Coniston, LA21 8DU.



Pier Cottage

Touring Caravan Park in Coniston. Small, family run business.

015394 41252


The Ship

The Ship, is situated on the edge of Coniston village, in the heart of the English Lake District. Sitting on the path of the Cumbrian Way, the Ship is the perfect place to refresh before your walk or refuel with a pint and great bit of home-cooked food at the end. We are a traditional family friendly pub in Coniston with something for everyone.

01539 441224


Red Lion - Lowick Bridge

A warm welcome awaits from your hosts Steve and Lucia at The Red Lion a traditional Lakeland family run Inn with exposed oak beams and roaring open fire for those chilly winter nights. Surrounded by stunning scenery and only 2 miles from the tip of Coniston Water where one time Red Lion regular Arthur Ransome the Spy/ Author got his inspiration for his famous childrens books Swallows and Amazons.

We offer delicious home cooked good old fashioned pub grub and a choice of regularly changing excellent cask ales( Camra Member). Every second Thursday in the month is our very popular Acoustic jam night with everyone welcome to join in. On warm summers days /nights why not sit in our beer garden with its terrific views towards the mountains and Coniston Old Man.

01229 885 366


Coniston Launch

Coniston Launch was founded by Gordon and Margaret Hall in 1992 with one boat (M.L. Ruskin) mainly to run a service between Coniston and Brantwood, but also calling at Monk Coniston. It was soon recognized that there was a need to cater for walkers and, after a couple of false starts, a jetty was established at Torver.

Because of the need to manage coach parties it was thought possible to sustain a second boat. On a trial basis M.L. Iris was chartered from Keswick Launch for most of the 1994 season. This proved successful so a second boat was purchased (M.L. Ransome) that winter and Iris was returned to Keswick.

In 1995 the Special Interest Cruises were further developed and cruises now encompassed the southern end of the lake. Tremendous efforts were made to obtain landowners’ consent and planning permission for jetties at various points around the south of the lake but it was not until 1999 that it became possible to run to Lake Bank, Park a Mor and Sunny Bank.

In 2005 we stopped calling at Monk Coniston jetty, and developed Waterhead as an excellent substitute. Then in 2006 we left Park a Mor and developed Water Park.

In February 2008 the founders Gordon and Margaret left the business and it was taken on by Douglas and Gillian Hodgson.

017687 75753


Coniston Boating Centre

On the beautiful shores of Coniston Water with stunning mountain backdrop, our friendly team will help you out on the water on a motor boat, kayak, canoe or paddle board.




Brantwood is a historic house located on the eastern shore of Coniston Water in the Lake District. It was the former home of John Ruskin, a famous Victorian writer, artist, and social reformer, and is now open to the public as a museum, showcasing Ruskin’s life and work. The property also includes guest accommodations, a cafe, and extensive gardens and woodland trails.



Adventure 21

Adventure21 are based in Coniston, providing a wide range of adventure activities for individuals, couples, company away days, corporate team building events, stag parties, hen party weekends, Birthday party and Christmas parties




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