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

Tent Lodge

Coniston, Lake District
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Luxury
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 with beautiful lake and mountain views
  • On small Country Estate with direct access to the estates private lake shoreline
Property code: LCC55

ALTERNATIVE CHANGEOVER DAYS AVAILABLE FOR SHORT BREAKS - PLEASE ENQUIRE

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!

  • 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 - 12
  • This property can only be booked as a standalone property and not in conjunction with a larger group booking involving other properties on site.
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gary 10th June 2022

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Excellent location! lovely house and garden! Will be booking for next June 10/10.

Reviewed by Andrew 7th April 2022

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A stunning house in a beautiful location. The house was situated in the perfect location for a family holiday. Very family friendly for all ages (we ranged from 2 to 79!). Everything we needed was there and Tent Lodge felt like a home from home. We would absolutely love to come back again - and would highly recommend it to anyone!

Reviewed by Graham 30th December 2021

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Absolutely beautiful large house in a spectacular location overlooking Lake Coniston and the fells. Very well equipped with everything we needed.

Reviewed by Anne 20th August 2021

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An absolutely beautiful holiday home with stunning views and a fantastic setting on the lakeside. Tent Lodge was the perfect location for our very special family occasion and our stay there will be very memorable.

Reviewed by Jean 22nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Roni 8th July 2021

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Reviewed by Susan 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Kate 20th May 2021

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This was a luxurious home from home experience. Wendy and Richard could not have been more welcoming or helpful. It is a 5* house with 5* owners.

Reviewed by Lisa 24th September 2020

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A beautiful property in one of the best locations in the Lakes, fantastic for visiting local villages with plenty of walks from the doorstep. The house has a breath taking view across Coniston whatever the weather and is extremely comfortable and fully equipped with everything you could need. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We hope to reRead moreturn soon! Hide

Reviewed by Edgar 3rd September 2020

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This is the third time that we have used Tent Lodge for family get togethers. We have also used other properties on the estate some six times. Richard and Wendy Nelson are such wonderful hosts and nothing is too much trouble.

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

Map
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.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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