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Tinkler Beck Cottage

Coniston, Cumbria
Visit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
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Property code: LCC67

The Estate & Lake

Tinkler Beck Cottage is one of 2 adjoining holiday cottages located on the North East tip of Coniston Water, about 1.5 miles walk to village. Along with 3 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 lakeshore and jetties.

The 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.

There are three jetties, which for a small fee guests may moor their own boats or hire rowing, sailing or powered boats from the Coniston Boating Centre. With eight hundred yards of shoreline to explore and the whole lake to muck about on, in and by, you have the ideal recipe for the perfect Lakeland holiday.


Tinkler Beck Cottage, the property to the right in the main image, and to the left the adjoining Tinkler Beck Farm, are both situated on the west side of the lane above the lake. Set around a central courtyard, opposite a row of three other cottages, each is much envied for a fabulous position so close to the lake. For me it is the combination of style and comfort, coupled with magnificent surroundings in which to both relax and play, that makes this a very special holiday home and as such has been recognised by Visit England with a five Star award.

The Living Spaces

From the private patio garden entrance to the rear of the property, you step into a utility room leading to the large, light filled kitchen - dining room space. The kitchen area is fully fitted with all mod cons, where you will be able to rustle up light lunches and hearty dinners. As a space to dine it is perfect, with its long dining table, French doors and a picture window that looks out over the patio with views of the nearby lake and mountain.

From the kitchen a hall takes you through to the cosy sitting room. Three sofas sit around a roaring log burning stove, perfect to relax in summer or tuck up in winter with family and friends to pass away an evening, maybe with the latest block buster on the widescreen TV.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor. The first is a comfortable King sized bedroom, where opposite is a separate downstairs WC. The second is a bunk bedroom. Located in the annexe across from the kitchen, it has full size single beds ideal for children, but will also suit adults. Contemporary in style it has a low sloping roof with views out to the main courtyard.

Upstairs to the first floor and you have a very pleasing twin bedroom. For bathing there is a shower room with basin and WC, a further separate WC and finally the master bathroom with whirlpool bath, overhead shower, basin and WC.

A further flight of stairs opens out into the attic double bedroom. It is as cosy as can be with a pitched ceiling and should offer sweet dreams.

Gardens Grounds & The Lake Shore

The grounds are fantastic. The courtyard is shared by the other cottages however to the rear of Tinkler Beck Cottage you have a delightful sunny patio, opening onto a large walled and grassed garden area, perfect for ball games and with a view to the lake and mountains.

From the main grounds, a short walk down the track takes you down to the lake shore where you can picnic and swim in the gentle water and, if required use of the three jetties to moor your own or hired boats.

All in all Tinkler Beck Cottage will offer 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 is welcoming with 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.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • Bedrooms – Ground floor - 1 king Size and 1 bunk room with sloping ceiling. First floor - 1 twin Bedroom. Second floor – 1 double with pitched ceiling
  • Bathrooms - 1 bathroom with whirlpool bath, overbath shower, basin & WC, 1 shower room with basin & WC, 1 WC and 1 downstairs WC
  • Woodburner
  • Kitchen – Electric oven & ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave and washing machine
  • Tumble dryer available in shared laundry room with small honesty charge
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, oil central and underfloor heating 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
  • Regret no Pets
  • Shared covered bike storage - please advise us if you wish to use this
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Arrival from 5pm
  • 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 - 8

This property is personally managed by Chantelle.

Guest comments

Reviewed by M and P Flannery February 2017

Thank you We found the cottage clean, well equipped and perfect for our needs.Cosy and welcoming in the rainy weather.

Reviewed by Roy & Christine June 2016

Tinkler Beck Cottage has been a perfect place to stay! Every requirement has been covered! The cottage is spotlessly clean, well equipped and is in the most beautiful part of the Lake District. A short walk down through the field takes you to the water edge of Coniston Water. Our family from California, Yorkshire and Cumbria have all been able to sRead moretay here and appreciate the togetherness we have enjoyed! We can highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Tinkler Beck Cottage Guest May 2016

We are all from Malaysia and we had a wonderful time staying at Tinkler Beck Cottage. Everyone was very friendly and the weather was beautiful. Thank you for having us!

Reviewed by Tinkler Beck Cottage Guest May 2016

Thank you, Richard & Wendy for another wonderful holiday at Tinkler Beck Cottage. The weather has been absolutely glorious. We've loved sailing to boat from the jetty of the access to the gorgeous grounds. Lydia enjoyed celebrating her 18th birthday here and we hope to return again very soon.

Reviewed by Williams family May 2016

Beautiful and spacious accommodation in an idyllic location near the lake. Garden area ideal for special birthday celebration. Everything here that we could need. Very friendly welcome from Richard & Wendy. We will be back.

Reviewed by Shirley March 2016

Lovely well equipped cottage in a stunning location. Lovely local walks. Richard and Wendy perfect hosts. Thank you.

Reviewed by Luke, James & Lucy February 2016

The house was brilliant. Richard and Wendy made us feel very welcome. The bunk beds were very comfortable.(Luke aged 8) We discussed with Wendy what needed to be fixed, for instance the WiFi wasn't working so she tried to get it fixed for use and we asked for some recommendations on where to go and she gave us a long list, she was brilliant! (JamesRead more aged 11) Thank you for making our stay in your house so amazing and making our holidays memorable. We loved the walk down to the lake, playing in the stream and most of all the warm, comfy Jacuzzi bath. Once we were tired we would get into our soft dreamy beds! Thank you very much! (Lucy aged 11) Hide

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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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