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Bank Ground Farm

  • Off B5285 Map It
  • Coniston
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Stunning lake views
  • Homey atmosphere
  • Traditional welcome


  • A fair walk from the village

Updated 05/30/2014

Fodor's Review

Used by Arthur Ransome as the model for the setting for Swallows and Amazons, 15th-century Bank Ground is beautifully situated on the eastern shore of Coniston Water, opposite the village of Coniston on the western shore. It's a proper, old-fashioned, working farm, though some traditionally decorated rooms have a few contemporary elements such as stylish large-pattern wallpaper and oversize pillows. Cottages with kitchens (catering and barbecue packs are also available)

are a good option for longer stays, and there's a guest lounge with an open fire. The tearoom is open to the public on weekends from Easter to October. The guesthouse is open Easter to November, while the cottages are open all-year round.

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Hotel Information


Off B5285, Coniston, LA21 8AA, England

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Hotel Details:

  • Guesthouse closed Nov.–Easter
  • 7 rooms, 5 cottages
  • Rate includes Breakfast

Updated 05/30/2014

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