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Tinkler Beck Farm

Coniston, Lake District
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 the 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 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 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 making for cosy winter nights and soothing summer evenings.

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 lovely bedrooms, each very comfortable, offering two king size doubles and one twin.

The first floor bathroom has bath, overbath shower, hand basin and WC and there is also a ground floor shower room, both sparkling and contemporary

Gardens Grounds & The Lake Shore

The grounds are fantastic. To the back, there is a grassy paddock, great for ball games and letting off steam. In the communal courtyard there is a lovely sunny patio area right outside the door just for Tinkler Beck Farm, perfect for outdoor dining or a refreshing sundowner. 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 use for your own boat.

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.

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 shoreline 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 £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
  • Wood burner (logs available to pre-order £8 per bag. Contact us for further information)
  • 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. Regret no dogs during school holidays)
  • 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 Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Clare 14th February 2020

Fantastic property. Clean. Plenty of room with lots of storage space too. The Hosts Wendy and Richard were brilliant - friendly and very quick to answer any queries. Cottage location excellent for lake access and we enjoyed our walks into Coniston.

Reviewed by Jane 27th December 2019

Tinkler Beck Farm was delightful. Spacious yet retained charm and cosiness. We enjoyed a lovely week over New Year and look forward to visiting again.

Reviewed by Stephen 13th December 2019

Perfect for family with young children Had fantastic time

Reviewed by Patricia 8th November 2019

Beautiful comfortable cottage in lovely location

Reviewed by Sarah 1st November 2019

Absolutely immaculate and well designed cottage in a stunning location- would highly recommend it, we had a wonderfully stay. Cant wait to come back!

Reviewed by John 21st June 2019

Excellent location / clean and friendly. Great lakeside views! Peaceful and comfortable

Reviewed by Mark 7th June 2019

Great property and location, just a short 5 min walk down to the lake which is beautiful in all weather conditions. A car is a must but so quiet comfortable and packed with all you need. Would recommend, Regards Mark

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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.

2 more properties at this location

Tinkler Beck Cottage

Tinkler Beck Cottage

Sleeps: 8 | Bedrooms: 4

£875 - £2301

Tent Lodge

Tent Lodge

Sleeps: 12 | Bedrooms: 6

£2692 - £5137

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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