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Tent Lodge Cottage

Coniston, Lake District
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
VE 4 star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
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Property code: LCC56

Overview - The Estate & Lake

Tent Lodge Cottage is one of three adjoining holiday cottages located on the North East head of Coniston Water. Along with two other adjacent holiday properties and a row of traditional stone outbuildings, the cottages are set around a triangular courtyard on a small country estate and enjoy access to the estates private lake shore and jetties. All about 1.5 miles easy walk into Coniston village for shops, restaurants and cafes.

This area was much favoured by such literary lights as Tennyson, Turner and later Arthur Ransome, author of the much loved children's series of novels The Swallows & Amazons. Each drew inspiration from the surroundings where the views give a deep sense of the power and beauty of the Lake District landscape.

Today each cottage offers guests the perfect destination set in one of the finest locations in the central Lake District, where the view is filled by the high peaks of Coniston's mountain range, reflected in deep waters.

Surrounding the cottages are beautiful gardens and Lakeland countryside and although the grounds are mainly open and shared there is plenty of space to find a private, quiet spot. A meadow sweeps down to the lake shore where there are three jetties, and for a small fee guests may use them for their own boats. With eight hundred yards of shore to explore and the whole lake to play on, in and by, you have the ideal recipe for the perfect Lakeland holiday.

Tent Lodge Cottage is one of the three adjoining cottages, created from an old 18th century stable set around the central courtyard.

The Living Spaces

From the courtyard you step into an open plan sitting room and kitchen/dining area. To one end is the well equipped kitchen, making for easy catering and pleasant dining. To the other the sitting room area has soft lighting, two sofas and a log burning stove. Lovely for relaxing after a busy day on the lake or up the fells.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Upstairs are two bedrooms; the master double is bright and airy with views of the lake, the twin overlooks the main courtyard. The bathroom is well appointed with bath, overbath shower, hand basin and WC.

Gardens, Grounds & The Lake Shore

Outside, through the kitchen door, there is a little private walled garden area for you to relax. Beyond this are the grounds and the lake shore where you can swim, picnic or simply while away some time gazing out on one of the finest lake views.

All in all Tent Lodge Cottage offers the perfect holiday, offering guests that rare element of fine accommodation, views of our magnificent mountains, private lake shore area which is shared with other properties on the estate and all set in the heart of Cumbria's Lake District.

 Out & About

Coniston village sits at the northwest tip of Coniston Water, sheltered in the lea of the Coniston mountain range and in the very heart of the Lake District. The village is welcoming with shops, cafes, pubs, a couple of restaurants, petrol station and a church.

One of our favourite lakes, much of the shore line is accessible to explore and at Coniston’s Boating Centre you can hire all manner of boats from canoes to little motorboats.

The big walk is to tackle Coniston Old Man. A true mountain it has easily defined tracks to the summit, where the reward is a spectacular view.

Running down the east shore of the lake is the Grizedale Forest. A day out in itself, the many paths and tracks take you on scenic walks and cycle rides under the canopy of ancient and new woodland, passing the many sculptures that have been created along the trails.

To ensure exclusivity and uninterrupted enjoyment for all resident guests, occasional non-resident visitors are allowed for short visits to the properties only by prior arrangement with the owners. Thank-you

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • Bedrooms - 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom
  • Bathrooms – 1 bathroom with over-bath shower
  • Woodburner (Logs available to pre-order £8 per bag. Contact us for further information)
  • Kitchen – Electric oven & hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Washing and drying facilities available in shared laundry room with small honesty charge
  • Bed linen, towels, electricity and electric night storage heaters included
  • Nursery equipment – There is a small charge for this, please contact us for further information.
  • TV with DVD player
  • iPod Dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden furniture
  • BBQs available
  • Shared covered bike storage - Please advise us if you wish to use
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Arrival from 4pm
  • 1 dog welcome (School term time only. Regret no dogs during school holidays)
  • Lakeside access
  • Pub 1.5 Miles
  • For guests who wish to bring their own sailing boats a jetty fee of £25 and the usual Coniston Water regulations apply. Please contact us for further details
  • Maximum occupancy - 4

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 16th March 2020

This was a fantastic base for a few days enjoying the beauty of the Lake District, the cottage was well decorated, clean, homely and equipped with everything we needed. We were fortunate enough to meet the owners and what kind, friendly, helpful people they were. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone with is stunning views across ConistoRead moren Waters. We will definitely be going back !!!! Hide

Reviewed by Jo-Anne 27th December 2019

The cottage was everything we had hoped for. Set in a great location with access to the lake. The cottage itself was home from home with all the creature comforts and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our host was superb. Thank you.

Reviewed by David 20th December 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas week in Tent Lodge Cottage. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped and is in a beautiful location. There are some lovely walks from the cottage and plenty more within a short drive. Wendy and Richard were great hosts and they quickly resolved a minor issue that cropped up. We would highly recommend thRead moreis property. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 1st November 2019

This cottage can only be described as 5*. My husband and I have stayed in dog friendly cottages all over the UK but by far this was My favourite. We arrived in the dark which was disappointing but then waking up the next morning to the stunning views was a real treat! The kitchen was very thoughtfully stocked. The cottage clean and cozy with real aRead morettention to detail. The log burner was great for the evenings and the bed also very comfortable. The location is fantastic for exploring!! Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 25th October 2019

Excellent location, nice and quiet as long as the guests in the other cottages are not rowdy! Lake at the bottom of the field behind the property. The cottage had everything we needed including weighing scales and a garlic crusher. The owner came in and plunged the plugholes very soon after we reported slow drainage.

Reviewed by Robin 11th October 2019

Really enjoyed our stay at Tent Lodge Cottage its in a stunning location close to the lake shore fantastic views with lovely walking straight from the door. Also walked into Coniston where there are pubs and cafes which are dig friendly. The cottage is well equipped and cozy perfect for a relaxing break.

Reviewed by C 7th June 2019

Have been coming here with our daughters and their families for nine years. Love the location and owners very welcoming and helpful. The cottage is well equipped and immaculate.

Reviewed by Annette 17th May 2019

Cannot fault Tent Lodge Cottage at all, cottage was immaculate and everything provided. The location was just beautiful and so quiet have never felt so relaxed after a holiday - perfect location for whatever type of holiday you are looking for - if you just want to rest and chill it's ideal but also perfect for getting out and about if you want a mRead moreore active holiday. One word to sum it up "perfect" Hide

Reviewed by Sheila 10th May 2019

Tent Lodge cottage provided a great base from which to explore the Lake District. The location was beautiful, peaceful and relaxing , enhanced by the wonderful weather we were lucky to enjoy. The enclosed garden was pet friendly and the cottage itself well appointed, clean and suited us very well. We would be very happy to return. We had an amazingRead more holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 28th December 2018

This is beautiful cottage in an idyllic location on the Lake at Coniston. Richard and Wendy have made the cottage very welcoming at Christmas/New Year with a decorated tree and wine, prosecco and nibbles on arrival. This was our second New Year at Tent Lodge cottage and would welcome the opportunity to return.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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