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Tanyard Cottage

Finsthwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
3 more

At a glance

  • A beautifully updated cottage retaining original exposed beams and a welcoming wood burner
  • The property offers cosy, warm and friendly holiday accommodation for up to three guests
  • Set in a delightful spot within a mile of the southern tip of Windermere
Property code: SZ460

Located in the tranquil Lakeland hamlet of Finsthwaite, this pretty cottage provides relaxing self-catering accommodation for a couple or a small family exploring the southern part of Windermere.

This lovely holiday property is a cosy Lakeland cottage in the rural village of Finsthwaite close to Windermere and Newby Bridge. It provides comfortable open plan accommodation for up to three guests retaining original features complimented by modern touches. The open-plan living area features a lovely wood burner, comfortable corner sofa, and modern fitted kitchen. There are two first floor bedrooms to sleep up to three people; a double and a single bedroom.

Finsthwaite is a traditional Lakeland hamlet with a handful of dwellings, a beautiful church and a quiet relaxing atmosphere. There are plenty of good walks from the door to High Dam and Lake Windermere. In the wider area the villages of Hawkshead, Windermere, Grange, Ambleside, Coniston are all within a short drive.

Through the gate, six slate steps lead down onto the patio area where there is an entrance porch, which provides a handy space for storing wet outdoor jackets, boots, dog towels, etc. This is a quiet rural village so it is quite safe to leave this outer door unlocked.

The front door opens onto the ground floor which has a beautiful slate floor with underfloor heating, old beams, and an open plan layout that adds a modern touch to the cottage. The kitchen has an electric oven and four-ring hob, a washing machine, a dishwasher, a fridge/freezer, microwave, caffetiere and a selection of common cooking utensils (if you plan to do any baking, please bring your own implements). There is a dining table with four chairs.

The lounge area features a plush corner sofa for three people and a wood burner with space for the dog to lie in front of it! We'll leave a few logs and firelighters for the first night - please bring matches. There is a TV, DVD player and fibre broadband - check the router for the code.

Upstairs has been refurbished and is heated by central heating radiators. There is a double bedroom and a single bedroom with an additional pull-out child's bed if required. The shower room has a quadrant shower, WC, wash basin, and heated towel rail.

Outside there is small rockery garden patio area. The garden is enclosed by a fence and dry stone wall and has plastic garden chairs in summer for sitting out. Please note that the garden has very steep slate steps and may not be suitable for children under 5 years old.

Parking is in the lane by the gate ideally on the uphill side of the gate where the road is widest.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 single with additional child’s single pull-out bed
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven with hob, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • Wood burner (initial supply of fuel provided)
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Enclosed garden with terraced patio and garden furniture (in summer)
  • Roadside parking for 1 car outside the gate
  • 1 small-medium sized dog welcome (under 20kg – the cottage is too small for a bigger dog)
  • Pub 2 miles, Windermere 1 mile
  • Please note the garden has 6 very steep slate steps and may be unsuitable for children under 5
  • Pull out bed suitable for children under 16 - please note an additional charge of £20 applies (please call to book)
  • Discounts can be arranged for outdoor activities including walks, canoeing, climbing and are available when booking this property, arranged directly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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