Brantwood: John Ruskin’s home

One of the most beautifully situated houses in the country; a vibrant centre for the arts, a historic house and a relaxing retreat for the mind.

Filled with many fine paintings and beautiful furniture, the house retains the character of its famous resident. 

Set amid 250 acres of gardens and woodland overlooking Coniston Water you can take in the mountain views from the house, café and garden trails.

Children’s house and garden trails are available during the holidays.  

Come and stay: Self-Catering Accommodation
Unique holiday accommodation is available throughout the year in The Lodge, the Coachman’s Quarter’s or The Eyrie.

What else is nearby?

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Hill Top


Coniston, LA21 8AD
Tel: 015394 41396


Gardens: eight unique beautifully designed gardens, natural meadows; woodland.

Terrace Café: all food cooked on site from fresh ingredients; summer BBQs; winter log stove.

The Treasury: an Aladdin’s caves of crystals and minerals.

Severn Gallery: selling, contemporary art exhibitions.

Jetty: arrive by Steam Yacht Gondola or Coniston Launch.

Dogs: welcome on a lead in gardens and at The Terrace (inside and out).

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