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Tonkin Cottage

Glenridding, Lake District
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Situated in the pretty village of Glenridding on Ullswater
  • Take out a sailing boat on Ullswater or enjoy paddle boarding
  • Ideal for exploring the Lake District's many visitor attractions and landmarks
Property code: 85425

Enjoy a break in this lovely Lakeland cottage set in beautiful Glenridding village on the edge of Ullswater, with local amenities and lots of activities available on your doorstep.

Book a stay in this delightful stone cottage in the quiet Cumbrian village of Glenridding and have a Lakeland holiday to remember. Sleeping four guests, and also welcoming one canine companion, the two-bedroom retreat is in an exceptional position for anyone seeking fabulous fell and lakeside walks. Make the most of your proximity to enchanting Ullswater by taking a steamboat cruise on the lake or hiring a motorboat, rowing boat or canoe. Return home afterwards to bask in the sunshine of the cottage garden in the summer or to light the wood burner for cosy evenings in.

Open the door to this exquisite abode and wander inside to discover an airy kitchen/diner, complete with a useful washing machine and tumble dryer for whizzing through walking gear. Unpack your shopping, start preparing dinner then lay the table and call everyone through. Afterwards, make your way into the lounge to stoke up the wood burner, find a film on the TV with Sky box sets, or listen to music through the Sonos system. When you are ready for bed, climb the stairs to run yourself a bubble bath in the roll-top bath. Lay your head in either the twin bedroom or the king-size, with an extra z-bed for youngsters under 12 (at a supplementary cost). Spill out into the south-facing garden on warm days; have a cup of tea here and enjoy the tranquillity. You have parking for one small-to-medium car about 15 metres from the cottage.

Pick up the Ullswater Way, a 20-mile route going right around the lake, and follow it for a spell to immerse yourselves in the glorious scenery. Visit magical Aira Force Waterfall, about 3 miles away. Have a day out in Keswick, 16 miles away, to browse in independent shops and galleries and dine out.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with a freestanding claw foot bath, with shower over and WC
  • Kitchen with induction hob electric oven, integrated fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • TV in the lounge with Sky TV box sets, Sonos Music system in the lounge
  • Log burner in the lounge (first basket of logs provided)
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Pubs, restaurants and shops within 0.25miles
  • Sleeps 4 + 1 - Z-bed in master bedroom suitable for a child age 12 years or younger - additional cost to cover bedding and towels.
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nicholas 26th January 2024

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The cottage made an excellent base for a weeks walking. There are far more positives than negatives, but there were a few minor issues that could and probably should be remedied for the cottage to be really top rated. On the plus side, the kitchen and bathroom were great (apart from the kitchen table which really neds replacing). The WiFi works welRead morel. The position is fabulous. However general upgrades including to the decoration and to some furnishings are in order. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 10th November 2023

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The radiators warm, the log fire worked, no logs supplied for first day. Kitchen/ bathroom new, well stocked with cutlery etc. Sofa now comfortable one, games maps etc provided. Cottage is comfortable lacks love and attention. Outside could be more welcoming light and door painted. Attention to cleaniness required, oven gloves/sink mat dirty, lampsRead morehade in bedroom dirty splashes etc. Mark on living room wall , logfire wall needs attention. no welcome pack. Comfortable but could be improved Hide

Reviewed by Graham 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Jean 15th September 2023

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Reviewed by Peter 9th September 2023

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We loved this place as soon as we arrived, it was clean and well equipped, the location is great, comfortable, parking is at the end of the row of cottages through a gate. Sky TV a plus. Definitely recommend

Reviewed by Rita 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Lynnette 25th August 2023

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Tonkin Cottage is in a beautiful setting with a perfect location for accessing the trails. It's within walking distance to restaurants, pubs, 2 food marts and the bus stop. The updated ottage is clean and comfortable with a modern kitchen and bathroom. We were pleasantly surprised that the cottage provided many basic needs such as hand soap, laundrRead morey detergent, dishwasher tablets and cooking supplies. The stairs are slightly steep but not a problem. We would love to return. Hide

Reviewed by Jo 16th July 2023

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Lovely cottage equipped with everything you need. Efficient heating available if it turns a bit chilly. Short walk to a welcoming pub up the hill and a couple of shops just a 2 minute walk away. Glenrridding is a beautiful place to use as a base with several popular places to visit within a 20 minute drive.

Reviewed by Philip 16th June 2023

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Very nice Cottage well updated and equipped, with a completely secure rear courtyard and gated frontage for our dog. Perfect location for a hillwalking holiday.

Reviewed by Janet 12th May 2023

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We found the cottage very comfortable, clean and really well equipped. It is near the shops, the lake and the steamer pier, and there are some very good cafes nearby. Parking is through the green gate just up the road, with a space labelled number 1 - this is in the information folder, but we weren't given this information in advance, which would hRead moreave been handy. Would definitely recommend Tonkin cottage to a couple or a small family. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 5th May 2023

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Another absolutely superb stay at Tonkin Cottage. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Richard 28th April 2023

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Great location. We had a wonderful holiday. Cottage is small but perfect for a couple or young family. New kitchen with everything needed but with great places to eat in the area we didn't use it very much. Would be nice to have a second settee for everyone to relax in the evening.

Reviewed by Gwen 10th April 2023

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Lovely cottage with great walking straight from the front door. Good wifi, Sky & Sonos kept the gadget freaks happy. Handy to have the washer & dryer when we got very wet & muddy on one of our walks. Would happily come back again!

Reviewed by M 31st March 2023

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Reviewed by Katie 17th March 2023

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Lovely cottage in a great location, in the picture perfect village of Glenridding. The new kitchen and bathroom were lovely and we enjoyed the fire each evening. Everything you need within 10 mins walk and so dog friendly! We will be back.

Reviewed by Joshua 29th December 2022

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Our second stay at Tonkin Cottage and we were delighted to find the sofa had been replaced to a lovely comfy one, I managed to miss all the good New Year tele thanks to post walk naps in front of the fire. We will definitely be returning to this lovely cottage, despite rain all week we had a fabulous time and experienced more of Glenridding, PatterRead moredale and the surrounding fells. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 22nd December 2022

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Cottage is conveniently located for lots of great walks. Nice cottage for 2 people. Good pubs nearby. We spent Christmas at the cottage - wished I had noted that it wasnt being decorated for the season as that would have put the finishing touches on our break (for us). Only negative is the parking access is very tight if you have a large car, we scRead moreraped our car on a nail protruding from the fence, so care needed when parking. Hide

Reviewed by Rita 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Nancy 6th August 2022

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Reviewed by Nic 29th July 2022

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What a fantastic location to stay! So close to the lake side & steamer, to walks, to the shops and a pub, yet tucked away. We only used the car once in a week! Parking is hidden away - through the green gates nearby. The kitchen is well stocked but take your own dishwasher tablets. Comfortable beds, great bathroom once you find the heating booster Read morein the cupboard under the stairs. Hide

Reviewed by Hayley 22nd July 2022

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The cottage is in an absolutely perfect location. We were able to go out in our wetsuits and carry our kayak straight to the lake. The cottage is very well equipped, we loved the games, books and DVDs on offer. The TV was great also. Super comfortable beds and a fabulous bathroom. The only thing that let it down was the seating in the living room. Read moreAfter a busy day it'd be nice to curl up in comfort. The couch is awful. We would stay again but would probably bring our sunloungers for comfort. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 15th July 2022

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Nice cottage in a fantastic location with a 5 minute walk to the lakeshore. There is a great village shop and several places to eat. It is right next to a cafe and large car park but, contrary to our fears, it was not a problem.

Reviewed by Claire 8th July 2022

Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

The seating in the livingroom is super uncomfortable. The overall stay would be 10/10 but that couch needs sorted. It is not what you want to come back to after a days hiking. It is the only thing stopping us from returning. The place is fav otherwise in location and facilities provided.

Reviewed by Fiona 19th March 2022

Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

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