Long-stay demand prompts The Coniston Hotel to open three new holiday cottages

Luxury 17th century farmhouse, Lowlands

Following a rise in the number of visitors choosing to stay in Yorkshire for their holidays, The Coniston Hotel is opening three new additions to cater for the demand.

The hotel near Skipton is to open three new cottages with a £350k investment on its 1,400-acre estate, adding Lowlands and Fogga Farm to its offering.

The new additions will open for guests in June 2018 and October 2018 respectively.

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After noticing a rise in four- and five-night stays at the hotel thanks to the success of the debut cottage Thack which opened in December 2016, The Coniston quickly realised that extra facilities of this nature were required to carry on the momentum.

Lowlands, a luxury 17th century farmhouse based in Coniston Cold, comprises five bedrooms, three bathrooms plus one family bathroom, as well as a private garden.

Fogga Farm, adjacent to the hotel, is home to two properties. The site has a three-bedroom original farmhouse, as well as an adapted five-bedroom farmhouse which can be split into two smaller holiday homes if needed.

Louise Bolton, managing director at The Coniston Hotel said: “The success of the Thack has taken us by storm. We’ve had an 80 per cent occupancy rate since it launched in December 2016, it’s really popular with new visitors to Yorkshire and existing guests opting for a longer stay.

“Long stay accommodation has grown in popularity among our clients over the past couple of years and with the Thack being so well received, we decided to invest in new properties across The Coniston Estate.”

Bolton continued: “The Thack has always had a focus on wellbeing, which will be replicated in the new cottages. They are designed to provide undisturbed, self-sufficient retreats. Therapists can be booked to visit the cottages to provide treatments and the facilities at the hotel are extended to the cottage guests.

The new properties provide 11 extra bedrooms, three gardens and six living areas creating the need for six more full time staff roles.

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