If your perfect holiday is to be by water then Tent Lodge Cottage may be for you. With lake shores and views of the mountain, this is possibly the finest location in the Lake District..
Sleeps 4 | Friday Changeover | Pets During Non School Holidays - See Property Inventory | VE 4 Star
Access to Private Lake Shore and Jetties
Off Season Reduced Rentals For Parties of 2 - Please Call
See Also - Grizedale Wetherlam
Tent Lodge Cottage
Overview - The Estate & Lake
Tent Lodge Cottage is one of three adjoining holiday cottages located on the North East head of Coniston Water. Along with two 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. All about 1.5 miles easy walk into Coniston village for shops, restaurants and cafes.
This 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.
Surrounding the cottages are beautiful gardens and Lakeland countryside and although the grounds are mainly open and shared there is plenty of space to find a private, quiet spot. A meadow sweeps down to the lake shore where there are three jetties, and for a small fee guests may moor their own boats or those hired from the Coniston Boating Centre. With eight hundred yards of shore to explore and the whole lake to muck about on, in and by, you have the ideal recipe for the perfect Lakeland holiday.
Tent Lodge Cottage is one of the three adjoining cottages, created from an old 18th century stable set around the central courtyard. From the kitchen door there is a little private walled patio garden space for you to relax. The short walk across the meadow brings you to the lake shore and the private jetties.
The Living Spaces
From the little walled patio you step into an open plan sitting room and kitchen/dinning area. To one end is the well equipped kitchen, making for easy catering and pleasant dining. To the other the sitting room area has soft lighting, two sofas and is comfortable to relax around the log burning stove after a day on the lake or in the fells and forest.
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
Upstairs are two bedrooms; the master double is bright and airy with views of the lake, the twin overlooks the main courtyard to Tinkler Beck Farm and Cottage.
The bathroom is well appointed with bath, overhead shower, hand basin and WC.
Gardens, Grounds & The Lake Shore
Outside there is a little private walled garden area for you to relax. Beyond this are the grounds and the lake shore where you can swim, picnic or simply while away some time gazing out on one of the finest lake views.
All in all Tent Lodge Cottage offers 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
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 offers 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.
For more info on the area visit our Lake District Guide
We've had a fabulous time in this home from home - we will miss the stunning view each morning. We are already planning a return visit!
Peter & Jamie.
Thanks for a fantastic stay! We'll be back again soon.
Cornish family - Dunbar
Lakeland Extras - You Time
Holidays are are all about relaxing and reviving along with having fun. It should also be about your time, time for yourself, a little self indulgence. Adding some of these extras will enhance your holiday experience and give you that much deserved You Time.
My Personal Sanctuary
MPS is a luxurious and truly indulgent beauty therapy service delivering 5 star quality organic treatments carried out in the comfort of your cottage. Your treatments are carried out by carefully selected therapists, who ensure you are enveloped in calmness, serenity and relaxation from the moment you embark on your treatment journey. It’s the perfect way to unwind and enhance your stay and even better, when you book one of our lake district cottages you will recieve a 5% reduction from MPS on your chosen treatment.
Home Cooked Meals
A delicious home cooked meal delivered to you door will give you even more time to yourself. We have found a few companies that offer a tasty selection. Clare Boissier, a Prue Leith-trained chef with over 20 years’ experience and will work throughout the county, Lucy's of Ambleside, and in the north Lakes, Choice Catering run by Debbie Bainbridge.