Towards the stunning property and views
Fantastic view from the lounge
Soak in the view
A breathtaking lounge
Towards the property
Enjoy the outdoor space
The picturesque surroundings
The spacious kitchen
The great kitchen and dining area
The larger dining table
The beautiful and airy space
The private estate has it's own jetty
Enjoy the evenings
A great outdoor space to relax in
The lovely matster king size bedroom
A large and spacious room
The ensuite to the master
The second king size double bedroom
The gorgeous twin room
Another lovely king size
The fantastic bathroom
Double ended Victoria and Albert bath
Three single beds upstairs
Beautiful touches
The attic bedroom
The private driveway
Simply stunning views
The view that changes with the light
Great walks from the front door
The magnificent house
1 / 30  Towards the stunning property and views
2 / 30  Fantastic view from the lounge
3 / 30  Soak in the view
4 / 30  A breathtaking lounge
5 / 30  Towards the property
6 / 30  Enjoy the outdoor space
7 / 30  The picturesque surroundings
8 / 30  The spacious kitchen
9 / 30  The great kitchen and dining area
10 / 30  The larger dining table
11 / 30  The beautiful and airy space
12 / 30  The private estate has it's own jetty
13 / 30  Enjoy the evenings
14 / 30  A great outdoor space to relax in
15 / 30  The lovely matster king size bedroom
16 / 30  A large and spacious room
17 / 30  The ensuite to the master
18 / 30  The second king size double bedroom
19 / 30  The gorgeous twin room
20 / 30  Another lovely king size
21 / 30  The fantastic bathroom
22 / 30  Double ended Victoria and Albert bath
23 / 30  Three single beds upstairs
24 / 30  Beautiful touches
25 / 30  The attic bedroom
26 / 30  The private driveway
27 / 30  Simply stunning views
28 / 30  The view that changes with the light
29 / 30  Great walks from the front door
30 / 30  The magnificent house

Tent Lodge,

Coniston, Lake District
VB Awards - GoldVisit Britain rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning Georgian property situated on the North Eastern shore of Coniston Water
  • Ideal for family get-togethers
  • Beautiful lake and mountain views
  • On small Country Estate with direct access to the estates private lake shoreline
  • Perfect for biking, walking and water sports
  • Great for a weekend family get together to explore the Lake District
Property code: LCC55

Stunning Georgian property in a unique setting by the shores of Coniston Water offering guests shorter and weekend breaks, where possible, tailor made with flexible arrival days and durations

Located at the heart of the Lake District just above the shores of Coniston water, this historic Georgian property is awe-inspiring in both its grandeur and its wonderful position. Tent lodge has welcomed and inspired many famous guests including Beatrix Potter and Arthur Ransome (author of Swallows and Amazons), Tennyson the Victorian Poet Laureate honeymooned here and William Turner made Tent Lodge the subject of one of his paintings. The dramatic views of idyllic Coniston Water with its backdrop of the rugged Coniston Old Man mountain range will make any stay extra special. A real treat for the active and adventurous, Tent Lodge is ideally placed to access all outdoor activities on offer in the Lake District but is equally perfect for those who just want to enjoy the peace and quiet and ‘get away from it all’. A short distance from the Western edge of Grizedale Forest, miles of walking and cycling trails are yours to explore but with shared, private shoreline on the doorstep who needs to look elsewhere for fun and excitement or rest and relaxation. Coniston village is just over a mile away and offers a range of outdoor activity providers, shops, pubs, cafes and a highly rated Bistro. The Boating Centre is a great place from which to hire boats, take boat trips on the famous Gondola (a Victorian steam yacht) and Launches or just simply feed the ducks and enjoy an ice cream.

From the private driveway, you step into an oval entrance hall. The door straight ahead opens into the beautiful, expansive sitting room. Light cascades in through the vast window which frames the amazing view of the lake and mountains. A tasteful and restful room, there is a TV and an open fire for cosy evenings in. Comfortable sofas and large enough for everyone, it’s the perfect room to gather. To the right from the main entrance is a 2nd hallway from which you will find the impressive dining room and the fine, original staircase, sweeping its way up to the first floor. The dining room and its huge table is not only the ideal place to enjoy grand dinners into the evening with your favourite company but is also somewhere to sit quietly with a good book. Again an open fire and spectacular views add to the ambiance. The spacious kitchen lies at the south side of the house Featuring an oil-fired AGA at its heart along with a single electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. A breakfast table sits in front of a large window, again with the magnificent lake view, and with a breakfast bar and an island this is a sociable space, well equipped and with plenty of room to prepare delicious meals. Off the kitchen is a utility room with lots of storage, washing machine, tumble dryer and a fridge/freezer. From the kitchen is a door to the porch/cloakroom which in turn leads to the yard and gardens on the lake side of the house. There is also a downstairs WC off this porch. From the kitchen area there is a 2nd staircase to the first floor.

On the first floor the main staircase opens onto a landing from which there is an elegant king-size room with a compact ensuite shower room, the stylish master king-size bedroom with its picture perfect lake view and a gorgeous twin room. A very large shower room with a huge walk-in shower, double washbasin unit and WC is directly accessed from both the master and the twin bedroom. On the kitchen staircase landing you will find a 3rd lovely king-size bedroom with its ensuite WC and washbasin. There is also an opulent bathroom with a luxurious double-ended Victoria and Albert bath, a walk-in shower, washbasin, toilet and bidet. Two narrow staircases lead either side from this landing to pretty attic rooms. One a twin and one with 3 single beds both with sloping ceilings are ideal for children and fine for most agile, able bodied adults.

Outside there is lots to explore. Overlooking the lake is a large terrace and a sloping lawn, the house is surrounded by its gardens and shrubberies so it’s easy to find a peaceful, private spot to sit back, admire your surroundings and while away the hours. From the garden, through a gate, a pathway crosses the meadow to the waters’ edge. The estate’s private lake shore area which is shared with other properties on the estateis ideal for picnics, swimming and fishing for tiddlers and if you want to bring your own sailing boat there are jetties to tie up to. Perfect!

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Bedrooms - 3 king-size bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 1 attic twin room and 1 attic triple room 
  • Bathrooms – 1 bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin, bidet and WC, 1 en-suite shower room, 1 ‘Jack & Jill’ shower room with walk-in shower, double-basin vanity unit & WC, 1 cloakroom on the ground floor 
  • 2 open fires – Lounge & dining room (Logs available to pre-order £8 per bag. Contact us for further information)
  • Kitchen – Aga, electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer 
  • Bed linen, towels, electricity and oil central heating included 
  • Nursery equipment
  • Smart TV with DVD player 
  • CD player and iPod Dock 
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden furniture 
  • BBQ 
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome
  • Parking for 5 cars - a further 2 cars by arrangement with the owner
  • Lakeside access
  • Pub 1.5 miles 
  • Please note due to the height and open nature of the main staircase children should be supervised at all time 
  • Guests may bring own boat (max 26ft) and use the estate's jetties. Please contact us for further information
  • Please contact us with any enquiries about alternative arrival days and durations
  • Maximum occupancy - 13

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 2 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Justin, 16th January 2020

Wow! What a great home in an absolutely wonderful location. A group of 12 of us (and a dog) stayed during January and couldn't recommend the home enough; the house is huge and there is more than enough room for everyone. Once all the rads are on and firing the house heats up wonderfully and the log fire in the main front room is brilliant in the evRead moreenings to cosy up around. The beds are some of the comfiest we have ever stayed in and the location is great for a peaceful stay! Hide

Reviewed by Richard, 13th June 2019

I'd go just for the view. Everything else is a bonus

Towards the stunning property and views
Fantastic view from the lounge
Soak in the view
A breathtaking lounge
Towards the property
Enjoy the outdoor space
The picturesque surroundings
The spacious kitchen
The great kitchen and dining area
The larger dining table
The beautiful and airy space
Show 18 moreThe private estate has it's own jetty


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