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Tinkler Beck Farm

Coniston, Cumbria
Visit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
VE 5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
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Property code: LCC68

The Estate & Lake

Tinkler Beck Farm is one of two adjoining holiday cottages located on the North East tip of Coniston Water, about 1.5 miles walk to village. Along with three 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.


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 Farm, the property to the left in the main picture, and the adjoining Tinkler Beck Cottage, 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

The ambience is modern with light streaming through the arched courtyard doorway, which opens into the sitting room. Very well furnished with large contemporary sofas drawn around a log-burning stove giving a glow in winter.

From the sitting room double doors open into the kitchen - dining room fully equipped and furnished to make a fine dining place.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Stairs lead up to a long hall off which are three bedrooms, each very comfortable, offering two king size doubles and one twin.

The bathroom has bath, overhead shower, hand basin and WC. Finally there is a second shower room downstairs.

Gardens Grounds & The Lake Shore

The grounds are fantastic. To the front, guests have a private paddock, solely for use by Tinkler Becks Farm guests. The courtyard is shared by the other cottages, however there is a patio area just for Tinkler Beck Farm set out with garden table and chairs. The vista opens to a magnificent view of the lake and mountain. Down at the lakeshore you can picnic and swim in the gentle water, and there are three jetties to moor your own or hired boats.

All in all the cottages of the Tent Lodge Estate 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 shoreline 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.

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 £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 3 bedrooms - 2 king size and 1 twin
  • Bathrooms – 1 bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Woodburner
  • Kitchen – Electric oven & hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher microwave and washing machine
  • Tumble dryer available in shared laundry room with small honesty charge 
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and oil central 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 
  • 1 dog welcome (school term time only) 
  • Shared covered bike storage – Please advise us if you wish to use this
  • Parking for 2 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 - 6

This property is personally managed by Chantelle.

Guest comments

Reviewed by John Bainbridge November 2017

The cottage is set in beautiful and tranquil surroundings and is well maintained. The cottage is spacious but with a cosy ambience. The wood burning stove adds to the cosiness.The kitchen is very well equipped, lots of work tops and with an instant supply of hot water. All rooms were clean and in the bedrooms the beds were very comfortable and therRead moree was adequate storage space for clothes etc. It's always useful to have extra toilet and washing facilities and the downstairs shower room and toilet provided this. The courtyard offered the facility to sit outside and overlook the lake and it was very pleasant to walk the short distance from the house to the lakeside, complete with breath-taking views of the hills and fields. All in all it was a pleasure to spend a weekend at Tinkler Beck Farm. Hide

Reviewed by Tinkler Beck Farm Guest July 2017

hank-you, we had a lovely week. We have stayed at Tent Lodge Estate many times over the years and love the accomodation and most inportantly for us the bank side where we can launch our boats and canoes and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. We have not stayed in Tinkler Beck Farm before but always wanted to it has such lovely appeal from the ouRead moretside - it was a lovely place to stay, everything light and bright and spacious with everything you could need for a pleasant stay. Hide

Reviewed by Alison Pickering June 2017

Many thanks for confirming the return of the damage deposit.This wasour first (probably not the last!) stay at Tinkler Beck Farm. We absolutely loved the location of the cottage, especially with the lakeside being just a short stroll down through the private well-kept grounds which enabled us to keep and launch our kayaks at the private jetties. WeRead more were treated to beautiful weather during our two week stay and took advantage of the bbqs that were freely available more than once, again down at the lakeside. From the Farm, we often walked up to Grizedale, Tarn Hows and into Coniston village so we didn't even need to take the car out every day which is a bonus.The house comfortably accommodated six people and the kitchen was very well equipped. I found the service you provided was excellent, all round we had a super time and I will definitely recommend the Tinkler Beck estate and yourselves in future. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon, Joyce & Charlie June 2016

Lovely cottage, very clean, great walks. Thank you.

Reviewed by Forrest & Stanier family May 2016

Very comfortable stay, idyllic lake location. Wall to wall sunshine hooray! Looking forward to our next stay here. Thank you to Richard & Wendy.

Reviewed by Otto May 2016

It's a lovely place and we had a great time. Thank you.

Reviewed by Poppleton family March 2016

4thvisit, good as always. Thanks

Reviewed by Lunn family March 2016

Lovely stay again thanks Richard & Wendy. Weather was perfect, Steam Bistro was amazing. See you next year!

Reviewed by The Harrison family March 2016

Lovely walks, very comfortable house lovely beds! We had a wonderful time thank you!

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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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