Investment and development into The Coniston Hotel in Yorkshire is continuing as the family-owned hotel opens its third new cottage.
Following a year of innovation, the launch of Fogga joins The Thack and Lowlands as a new self-catering cottage on the estate, which has been owned by the Bannister family since 1969.
Following the acquisition of the Estate by the Bannister family, the cottage was sold off to raise funds to build the hotel’s first 40 bedrooms.
Then, in response to a rise in demand for long stay breaks, the cottage was reacquired at the beginning of the year to add to the Estate’s self-catering accommodation, with over £220K invested in the development.
Fogga, a 18th century cottage, will provide accommodation for up to 12 guests, with six bedrooms, a large reception room, a farmhouse dining kitchen and a private patio area with a hot tub.
Nick Bannister, director at The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa commented: “Over the last few years we have seen an unprecedented increase in demand for long-stay accommodation and, in response to this, we began an expansion programme to introduce self-catering holiday cottages to the Estate.”
“We launched our first holiday cottage, The Thack, in December 2016 and as a result of its success, we then opened Lowlands in June 2018 and finally Fogga this October. The holiday cottages are designed to provide an undisturbed retreat for guests looking for a longer stay, while still providing all the fantastic benefits that the Estate has to offer.”
The three holiday cottages across the Estate provide an additional 19 bedrooms for the 71-bedroom hotel, with The Thack and Lowlands currently achieving an 80% occupancy rate.
The new addition follows the announcement that chef Simon Bolsover, who joined the Estate earlier this year to bolster the hotel’s F&B offering, had spearheaded the kitchen team to achieve a 2 AA Rosette rating after a recent inspection.
The Coniston is set within 1,400 acres of Yorkshire Dales countryside and has 71 bedrooms, two restaurants – The Huntsman’s Lodge and Macleod’s – and a luxury spa, which opened in 2015. Within the spa is the Nourish Brasserie.