Picturesque surroundings
Sink into the comfy sofas after a long day of exploring
Cosy up by the inviting woodburner
Lounge with muted lighting and warming woodburner
Perfect for those lazy evenings
A great spot to enjoy your breakfast
Open plan living areas
Cook up a storm in the kitchen
The local area with access to the private lake shore
Make use of the lake and the facilities
Situated on the beautiful Coniston Water
Double bedroom with a bright and airy feel
Bathroom with a modern twist
A pretty twin bedroom
Twin bedroom with views across the courtyard
Al fresco dining is a must
Situated in a wonderful location
A warm welcome awaits
Sit back and relax and take in the views
Plenty to explore
Enjoy your peaceful surroundings
Perfect picnic spot
Try your hand at windsurfing or canoeing
Idyllic locations
The mountains create a rugged landscape
Pure bliss
Plenty of activities to try
Perfect for keen walkers
Just as beautiful at night as in the day
View towards the property
1 / 31  Picturesque surroundings
2 / 31  Sink into the comfy sofas after a long day of exploring
3 / 31  Cosy up by the inviting woodburner
4 / 31  Lounge with muted lighting and warming woodburner
5 / 31  Perfect for those lazy evenings
6 / 31  A great spot to enjoy your breakfast
7 / 31  Open plan living areas
8 / 31  Kitchen
9 / 31  Cook up a storm in the kitchen
10 / 31  The local area with access to the private lake shore
11 / 31  Make use of the lake and the facilities
12 / 31  Situated on the beautiful Coniston Water
13 / 31  Double bedroom with a bright and airy feel
14 / 31  Bathroom with a modern twist
15 / 31  A pretty twin bedroom
16 / 31  Twin bedroom with views across the courtyard
17 / 31  Al fresco dining is a must
18 / 31  Situated in a wonderful location
19 / 31  A warm welcome awaits
20 / 31  Sit back and relax and take in the views
21 / 31  Plenty to explore
22 / 31  Enjoy your peaceful surroundings
23 / 31  Perfect picnic spot
24 / 31  Try your hand at windsurfing or canoeing
25 / 31  Idyllic locations
26 / 31  The mountains create a rugged landscape
27 / 31  Pure bliss
28 / 31  Plenty of activities to try
29 / 31  Perfect for keen walkers
30 / 31  Just as beautiful at night as in the day
31 / 31  View towards the property

Tent Lodge Cottage

Coniston, Cumbria
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 surrounds 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 moor their own boats or those hired from the Coniston Boating Centre. With eight hundred yards of shore to explore and the whole lake to muck about 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. From the kitchen door there is a little private walled patio garden space for you to relax. The short walk down the track brings you to the lake shore and the private jetties.

The Living Spaces

From the little walled patio 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 is comfortable to relax around the log burning stove after a day on the lake or in the fells and forest.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Upstairs are two bedrooms; the master double is bright and airy with views of the lake, the twin overlooks the main courtyard to Tinkler Beck Farm and Cottage.

The bathroom is well appointed with bath, overhead shower, hand basin and WC.

Gardens, Grounds & The Lake Shore

Outside 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 access and all set in the heart of Cumbria's Lake District.

Boat Mooring - Use Of Lakeside

  • Guests may bring their own craft to a maximum of 26ft. The jetties lie across a meadow.
  • Jetty fee for boats and dinghies £25 to include 4x4 tow if required.
  • Please include any fees when you send the booking form.
  • Canoes, windsurfers, etc no charge.
  • For boat hire - Coniston Boating Centre Tel 015394 41366
  • Please Note - To preserve the peace of all estate properties; the facilities, grounds and lakeside are strictly for use of resident guests.
  • Use of all facilities is at the guests' own risk.

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

One of our favourite lakes, much of the shore line is accessible to explore and, at the boating centre in the village you can hire all manner of boats from canoes to little motorboats.

The village offers shops, cafes and inns, the oldest the Black Bull, serving good pub grub and its own local brewed ales.

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 track take you on a 9-mile route under the canopy of ancient and new woodland, passing the many sculptures that have been created along the trail.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

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 • 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 (Not 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

This property is personally managed by Chantelle.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Rach, Nath and Maia (age 3) November 2017

We have had the most wonderful week staying at Tent Lodge cottage. Upon arriving on a dark, cold and wet November evening the cottage was beautifully presented and pristine. We had logs ready to get the wood burning started and warm us through after an 8 hour journey. The bedrooms were cosy with plenty of space for clothes and bags and we all sleptRead more perfectly in comfortable beds. Waking up in the morning and opening the bedroom curtains was breathtaking! Views of the lake and snow capped mountains could not have been more ideal. I was there for my 40th birthday so this view really softened the blow. We just threw on some clothes and shoes and wandered down to the lake to soak in the view and atmosphere before breakfast. The changing colours of the mountain was magical. The location was perfect - peaceful but a great base to explore by foot or car. Richard was really friendly and helpful and the whole week was beyond our expectations - cold and crisp with bright winter sunshine and blue skies. Perfect - I would love to return one year, a week just wasn't enough. Hide

Reviewed by Peter & Jamie

We've had a fabulous time in this home from home - we will miss the stunning view each morning. We are already planning a return visit!

Reviewed by Pauline April 2016

Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings with super walks, enjoyed walking down to the lake and talking in the amazing view. Will recommend to friends and I will be back!

Reviewed by Louisa, Nick, Emily & Sophie April 2016

Great cottage with beautiful surroundings. Plenty to do even if the weather isn't great. We would recommend the Old Man of Coniston walk although its quite hard work its worth it at the end. The Bluebird Caf is also really nice. Thank you!

Reviewed by Amanda, Mark, Val & meg March 2016

Great cottage. Very comfortable and relaxing. Friendly and welcoming owners. Had a great time and the sun was shining! Will be back soon.

Reviewed by Steve & Sarah February 2016

Fab stay, lovely dog walks in rain and sunshine. Thank you.

Reviewed by Trish & Brian December 2015

A wonderful, relaxing break and cottage and many thanks for your guidance in such wet weather!

Reviewed by Zoe, Becks & Nicole December 2015

Had an amazing time, made to feel very welcome and looked after! Beautiful cottage, beautiful surroundings and all in all a wonderful relaxing holiday! Thank you so much and we hope to see you again. Merry Christmas!

Reviewed by Sandy & Colin September 2015

The location made it for us! Lovely views of the lake so peaceful and relaxing.

Reviewed by Liz, Jim, Callum & Georgia August 2015

Very comfortable cottage in a beautiful location. Had a wonderful time will return!

Reviewed by Lisa, Don & Sally June 2015

Another pleasant week at our favourite place see you next year!

Reviewed by Brigden family & Izzie the choc Lab May 2015

Fantastic house in a wonderful location. Weather was kind to us so BBQ every night! Izzie loved the field! Our first time here but would love to return!

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Picturesque surroundings
Sink into the comfy sofas after a long day of exploring
Cosy up by the inviting woodburner
Lounge with muted lighting and warming woodburner
Perfect for those lazy evenings
A great spot to enjoy your breakfast
Open plan living areas
Cook up a storm in the kitchen
The local area with access to the private lake shore
Make use of the lake and the facilities
Show 19 moreSituated on the beautiful Coniston Water


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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