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Tarn Hows

The Tarn

Tarn Hows is one of the most popular little waters with visitors. It lies between Hawkshead and Coniston, simply sign posted ‘The Tarns’, a title probably harking back to when there were a number of smaller tarns called Coniston Monk tarns. Around seventy five years ago a local landowner built a dam and turned the marshy land into the one, larger, water. One story tells it was done as a gift to the mans wife and, standing on the fell above, looking down at one the prettiest of views, what a gift indeed. About a half a mile long, it is surrounded by rising fell and woodland with an easy path all the way around making, a suitable day out for all. There is easy parking run by the National Trust and they do expect, rightly, a small contribution. You will sometimes find a NT Landrover at the car park offering information. Also - sometimes - you will hear the merry chime of the ice cream truck, which seems a tad surreal when standing in the middle of wild, natural countryside. Tracks lead off up through the wooded fell side where a short easy climb will reward you with some fine views of the outlying hills and mountain. There are two islands, but boats are not allowed, however you can explore two good spurs that jut out into the water which make a nice place to rest for a picnic. The round route is only about an hour, but this is a place to ponder, stretching out the pleasure. After you visit you can reward your self with a fine pint and excellent meal at the nearby, famous Drunken Duck Inn.

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Tarn Hows

 

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How Head House

North East Shore - Coniston
• Sleeps 8
• VE 4 Star
• Saturday Change Over
• No pets
• Lake & Mountain Views
• Wi Fi Broadband
• Whirlpool Bath - Pool Table
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Heathwaite Farm

Coniston
• Sleeps 10
• VE 4 Star
• Saturday Change Over
• Pets - See Property Details
• Lake & Mountain Views
• Wi-Fi Broadband
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Campbell

Coniston
• Sleeps 4
VE 4 Star Gold Award
• Friday Change Over
• Pets - See Property Details
• Wi-Fi Broadband
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Tent Lodge Cottage

North East Shore - Coniston Water
• Sleeps 4
• VE 4 Star
• Friday Change Over
• No Pets During School Holidays
• Lakeside Access & Mooring
• Wi-Fi Broadband
• Off Season Reduced Rentals For Parties 2 - Please Call
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Somewhere

North East Coniston Water
• Sleeps 2
VE 5 Star Gold Award
• Friday Change Over
• No pets
• Garden Hot Tub
• Wi-Fi Broadband
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Sun Cottage

Coniston
• Sleeps 4 Plus 2
VE 4 Star Gold Award
• Friday Change Over
• No pets
• Lake Views
• Wi-Fi Broadband
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Tent Lodge

Coniston
• Sleeps 12 - Additional bed space in attic bedroom if required
VE 5 Star Gold Award
• Friday Change Over
• Pets - See Property Details
• Lakeside Access with Jetties
• Wi-Fi Broadband
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Meadowcroft

Sawrey - Near Hawkshead
• Sleeps 8
VE 4 Star Gold Award
• Friday Change Over
• Pets - See Property Details
• Wi-Fi Broadband
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Carr Crag Cottage

Skelwith Bridge - Near Ambleside
• Sleeps 6
VE 4 Star Gold Award
• Friday Change Over
• Pets - See Property Details
• Wi-Fi Broadband
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Brigg House

Coniston
• Sleeps 10
• VE 4 Star
• Friday Change Over
• No pets
• Wi-Fi Broadband
• Garden Hot Tub
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Waterfall Cottage

Force Mill - Near Satterthwaite
• Sleeps 4
VE 4 Star Gold Award
• Saturday Change Over
• No pets
• Wi-Fi Broadband
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Rossett Holme

Ambleside
• Sleeps 8
VE 4 Star Gold Award
• Friday Change Over
• No pets
• Wi Fi Broadband
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Hay Barn

Coniston
• Sleeps 4
• VE 3 Star
• Saturday Change Over
• Pets - See Property Details
• Lake Views
• Wi-Fi Broadband
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Grizedale

Coniston
• Sleeps 4 Plus 1
• VE 4 Star
• Friday Change Over
• No pets
• Private Lake Shore and Jetties
• Wi Fi Broadband
• Off Season Reduced Rentals For Parties 2 - Please Call
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Tinkler Beck Farm

Coniston
• Sleeps 6
VE 5 Star
• Friday Change Over
• No Pets During School Holidays
• Private Lake Shore with Jetties
• Wi Fi Broadband
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Tinkler Beck Cottage

North East Shore - Coniston Water
• Sleeps 8
VE 5 Star
• Friday Change Over
• No pets
• Private Lake Shore with Jetties
• Wi Fi Broadband - Whirlpool Bath
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Townson Ground House

North East Shore - Coniston
• Sleeps 13/14
VE 4 Star Gold Award
• Friday Change Over
• Pets - See Property Details
• Access to Lake Shore & Jetties
• Wi Fi Broadband
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Wetherlam

North East Shore - Coniston Water
• Sleeps 2 Plus 2
• VE 4 Star
• Friday Change Over
• No pets
• Lake Shore with Jetties
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Windrush

Coniston
• Sleeps 8
VE 4 Star Gold Award
• Friday Change Over
• Pets - See Property Details
• Wi Fi Broadband
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Park Gate Cottage

Coniston
• Sleeps 4
• VE 4 Star
• Friday Change Over
• Pets - See Property Details
• Wi-Fi Broadband
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Three Springs

Coniston
• Sleeps 6
VE 3 Star Gold Award
• Friday Change Over
• Pets - See Property Details
• Lake Views
• Wi Fi Broadband
• Off Season Reduced Rentals For Parties 2 & 4 - Please Call
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Rock Cottage

Coniston
• Sleeps 4 Plus 2
VE 4 Star Gold Award
• Friday Change Over
• No pets
• Lake Views
• Wi-Fi Broadband
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The Dairy

Atkinson Ground - Nr Coniston Water
• Sleeps 2
VE 5 Star
• Friday Change Over
• No pets
• Wi-Fi Broadband
• Whirlpool Bath