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 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.
There are three jetties, which for a small fee guests may use for their own boats. With eight hundred yards of shoreline to explore and the whole lake to play 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 hallway 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’s perfect, with its sociable, long dining table and a picture window that looks out over to the patio with lovely garden and countryside views.
From the kitchen a hall takes you through to the cosy sitting room. Three comfy sofas sit around a roaring log burning stove, ideal for relaxing in summer or cosying up in winter with your family and friends to watch a movie or play a game.
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor. The first is an airy, comfortable King sized bedroom, where opposite is a separate downstairs WC. The second is a bunk bedroom, just off the entrance hall, it has full size single bunks suitable for adults but ideal for children. Contemporary in style it has a low sloping roof with a view 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 main bathroom with whirlpool bath, overhead shower, basin and WC.
A further flight of stairs opens out into the attic double bedroom. It’s 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 shared, private lake shore where you can picnic and play in and by the gentle water.
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.
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
Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.