Lawson Park Farm Cottage

Alex Saint
LawsonParkFarm, courtesy of venue

Lawson Park Farm Cottage near Coniston is stylish holiday accommodation indeed. Winner of a prestigious Royal Institution of British Architecture Award it combines eco-features with interior artworks  to deliver a quirky yet luxurious self-catering get away for families, friends and special interest groups. Originally part of John Ruskin’s estate at Brantwood, the setting is stunning – inside and out –  in its own gardens and with views across the Crake Valley to the Coniston Fells.  Even paying the bill is a pleasure as the rental income goes to support the creative laboratory work of Grizedale Arts, who have their HQ here. So an opportunity maybe to rub along with some of today’s most innovative creative thinkers – as well as the resident pigs, ducks and hens?

Lawson Park Farm, East of Lake RoadConistonLA21 8AD View map
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What's on near Lawson Park Farm Cottage

Where to go near Lawson Park Farm Cottage

The Ruskin Museum

The Ruskin Museum tells the story of Coniston in Cumbria – a place of copper mines and slate quarries, Swallows & Amazons country where Beatrix Potter owned farms and Stone Age fell walkers once dwelled.

Brantwood, image courtesy of venue

The Lake District home of the radical social and cultural thinker, John Ruskin.

Grizedale Arts

Grizedale Arts continues to explore the role of art in society from its award winning eco-base near Coniston.

Grizedale Forest

Home to 60 site specific sculptures, Grizedale Sculpture in Grizedale Forest near Hawkshead offers a pioneering and permanently evolving environmental arts and adventure programme.

Hill Top

Beatrix Potter bought Hill Top in 1905 with the proceeds from her first book.

Wray Castle

A mock gothic castle, far from the usual Windermere crowds, with stunning grounds and a short walk to Claife Viewing station.

The Merzbarn today, courtesy Littoral Arts Trust
Kurt Schwitters’ Merzbarn

Tucked away in a remote corner of the Lake District is Kurt Schwitter’s Merzbarn, an artistic epitaph to the avant garde ‘godfather of modern art’.

Tourist Attraction
Brockhole on Windermere

Attempt to hit a clay flying at 65mph or navigate the obstacles along a wood chip track on a Krazy Kart, at this Arts and Crafts style house in Cumbria.

The Gaddum Restaurant

A high-end restaurant in the Lake District, combining traditional British ingredients with original modern ideas.

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