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Tent Lodge Cottage,

Coniston, Lake District
Visit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Traditional stone cottage situated on the North Eastern shore of Coniston Water
  • Stunning location at the heart of the English Lake District
  • Extensive gardens and grounds to enjoy
  • On small Country Estate with direct access to estates private lake shoreline
  • Only 1.5 miles from Coniston village
  • Perfect for biking, walking and water sports 
  • A special holiday retreat awarded a 4 star rating by Visit England
Property code: LCC56

Stylish Lakeland cottage situated amongst spectacular scenery by the shores of Coniston Water. A special retreat for both relaxing and exploring the magnificent Lake District National Park.

Located on a small Country Estate, just above the shores of Coniston Water, at the heart of the Lake District, this traditional Lakeland attached cottage shares a courtyard with 4 other delightful holiday homes. With extensive shared gardens and grounds and direct access to the estates private lake shore Tent Lodge Cottage makes an ideal base from which to enjoy a wonderful holiday. This spectacular area has welcomed and inspired many renowned guests including Beatrix Potter and Arthur Ransome (author of ‘Swallows and Amazons’), Tennyson, the Victorian Poet Laureate and the painter William Turner. The awe-inspiring scenery 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 adventurous, this superb holiday home is ideally placed for all the attractions and outdoor activities on offer in this glorious corner of the UK but is equally perfect for those who just want to soak up the peace and quiet and relax. A short distance from the Western edge of Grizedale Forest, miles of walking and cycling trails are yours to explore. Enjoy your favourite water sports on magical Coniston Water where Donald Campbell made his water speed record attempts in the famous ‘Bluebird’. 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.

Historically an 18th century stable, this cottage has been sympathetically modernised to offer a unique retreat. Through the stable door from the courtyard you step into the open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. Contemporary, stylish and airy yet also benefitting from being able to curl up, this space is the ultimate for sociable and practical living. The sleek kitchen area offers an electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. The living area boasts comfy sofas a TV, DVD player and a woodburning stove. This wonderful property makes a great holiday home from home perfect for spending time together and relaxing after a long day exploring. The stairs lead from the kitchen to a charming, double bedroom which offers wonderful views of the lake and to a pretty, twin bedroom overlooking the courtyard. The smart, modern bathroom is also on the first floor with over-bath shower, WC and washbasin.

Outside, Tent Lodge Cottage enjoys its own sunny, small walled garden, a great spot for alfresco dining or a refreshing drink. Beyond the garden idyllic Coniston Water will tempt you through the grounds and down to the estate’s private lake shore area which is shared with other properties on the estate - this is the place for picnics, paddling and fishing for tiddlers and if you want to bring your own sailing boat, there are jetties to tie up to. Perfect!

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Bedrooms - 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom
  • Bathrooms – 1 bathroom with over-bath shower
  • Woodburner (Logs available to pre-order £8 per bag. Contact us for further information)
  • Kitchen – Electric oven & hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Washing and drying facilities available in shared laundry room with small honesty charge
  • Bed linen, towels, electricity and electric night storage heaters 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
  • Shared covered bike storage - Please advise us if you wish to use
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Arrival from 4pm
  • 1 dog welcome (School term time only. Regret no dogs during school holidays)
  • 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 - 4

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah, 1st November 2019

This cottage can only be described as 5*. My husband and I have stayed in dog friendly cottages all over the UK but by far this was My favourite. We arrived in the dark which was disappointing but then waking up the next morning to the stunning views was a real treat! The kitchen was very thoughtfully stocked. The cottage clean and cozy with real aRead morettention to detail. The log burner was great for the evenings and the bed also very comfortable. The location is fantastic for exploring!! Hide

Reviewed by Rachel, 25th October 2019

Excellent location, nice and quiet as long as the guests in the other cottages are not rowdy! Lake at the bottom of the field behind the property. The cottage had everything we needed including weighing scales and a garlic crusher. The owner came in and plunged the plugholes very soon after we reported slow drainage.

Reviewed by Robin, 11th October 2019

Really enjoyed our stay at Tent Lodge Cottage its in a stunning location close to the lake shore fantastic views with lovely walking straight from the door. Also walked into Coniston where there are pubs and cafes which are dig friendly. The cottage is well equipped and cozy perfect for a relaxing break.

Reviewed by C, 7th June 2019

Have been coming here with our daughters and their families for nine years. Love the location and owners very welcoming and helpful. The cottage is well equipped and immaculate.

Reviewed by Annette, 17th May 2019

Cannot fault Tent Lodge Cottage at all, cottage was immaculate and everything provided. The location was just beautiful and so quiet have never felt so relaxed after a holiday - perfect location for whatever type of holiday you are looking for - if you just want to rest and chill it's ideal but also perfect for getting out and about if you want a mRead moreore active holiday. One word to sum it up "perfect" Hide

Reviewed by Sheila, 10th May 2019

Tent Lodge cottage provided a great base from which to explore the Lake District. The location was beautiful, peaceful and relaxing , enhanced by the wonderful weather we were lucky to enjoy. The enclosed garden was pet friendly and the cottage itself well appointed, clean and suited us very well. We would be very happy to return. We had an amazingRead more holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Jane, 28th December 2018

This is beautiful cottage in an idyllic location on the Lake at Coniston. Richard and Wendy have made the cottage very welcoming at Christmas/New Year with a decorated tree and wine, prosecco and nibbles on arrival. This was our second New Year at Tent Lodge cottage and would welcome the opportunity to return.

Reviewed by Rach, Nath and Maia (age 3), November 2017

We have had the most wonderful week staying at Tent Lodge cottage. Upon arriving on a dark, cold and wet November evening the cottage was beautifully presented and pristine. We had logs ready to get the wood burning started and warm us through after an 8 hour journey. The bedrooms were cosy with plenty of space for clothes and bags and we all sleptRead more perfectly in comfortable beds. Waking up in the morning and opening the bedroom curtains was breathtaking! Views of the lake and snow capped mountains could not have been more ideal. I was there for my 40th birthday so this view really softened the blow. We just threw on some clothes and shoes and wandered down to the lake to soak in the view and atmosphere before breakfast. The changing colours of the mountain was magical. The location was perfect - peaceful but a great base to explore by foot or car. Richard was really friendly and helpful and the whole week was beyond our expectations - cold and crisp with bright winter sunshine and blue skies. Perfect - I would love to return one year, a week just wasn't enough. Hide

Reviewed by Peter & Jamie

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!

Reviewed by Pauline, April 2016

Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings with super walks, enjoyed walking down to the lake and talking in the amazing view. Will recommend to friends and I will be back!

Reviewed by Louisa, Nick, Emily & Sophie, April 2016

Great cottage with beautiful surroundings. Plenty to do even if the weather isn't great. We would recommend the Old Man of Coniston walk although its quite hard work its worth it at the end. The Bluebird Caf is also really nice. Thank you!

Reviewed by Amanda, Mark, Val & meg, March 2016

Great cottage. Very comfortable and relaxing. Friendly and welcoming owners. Had a great time and the sun was shining! Will be back soon.

Reviewed by Steve & Sarah, February 2016

Fab stay, lovely dog walks in rain and sunshine. Thank you.

Reviewed by Trish & Brian, December 2015

A wonderful, relaxing break and cottage and many thanks for your guidance in such wet weather!

Reviewed by Zoe, Becks & Nicole, December 2015

Had an amazing time, made to feel very welcome and looked after! Beautiful cottage, beautiful surroundings and all in all a wonderful relaxing holiday! Thank you so much and we hope to see you again. Merry Christmas!

Reviewed by Sandy & Colin, September 2015

The location made it for us! Lovely views of the lake so peaceful and relaxing.

Reviewed by Liz, Jim, Callum & Georgia, August 2015

Very comfortable cottage in a beautiful location. Had a wonderful time will return!

Reviewed by Lisa, Don & Sally, June 2015

Another pleasant week at our favourite place see you next year!

Reviewed by Brigden family & Izzie the choc Lab, May 2015

Fantastic house in a wonderful location. Weather was kind to us so BBQ every night! Izzie loved the field! Our first time here but would love to return!

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