As we arrived at our weekend holiday home in Coniston, it was a good sign when a small member of our party said he wanted to live there for ever.

Unsurprisingly, as the Gate House is utterly beautiful.

Tastefully-appointed, this lovingly-restored Georgian property boasts four spacious double bedrooms, all with designer bathrooms, three sitting rooms, wall-mounted smart TVs and PlayStations. We lit one of the log burners in the evening and the following morning, had breakfast in the huge, warm welcoming, hi-spec kitchen which features a large range cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and Nespresso coffee machine.

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