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Tonkin Cottage

Glenridding, Lake District
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
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Log burner in the lounge (first basket of logs provided)
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 dog welcome
  • 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

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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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

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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

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Reviewed by Joshua 22nd December 2021

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We spent our first Christmas married in Tonkin Cottage with our Airedale terrier and it was glorious. The cottage was spotless and very well equipped - helpful guidebooks and leaflets for us to plan walks, Sky tv, a selection of games. We had read reviews about the uncomfortable sofa and came prepared with extra throws and blankets! Glenridding is Read morea beautiful spot in the Lakes with fantastic walks on the doorstep as well as restaurants and a few local shops. We will definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 6th November 2021

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A lovely, well equipped and cosy cottage in a fabulous location in the village. Very close to a couple of good shops, a pub with food and 2 hotels (couple of minutes walk). We'd recommend afternoon tea at Inn on the Lake for a special treat! We found the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen really nice: very comfortable and well equipped. The sofa is uncoRead moremfortable and not great for spending time relaxing. That shouldn't put you off staying here though - it's definitely worth it! Hide

Reviewed by Anne 22nd October 2021

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A lovely cottage in a great location

Reviewed by Laura 2nd October 2021

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A lovely cottage in an excellent location. However, it could really do with a wardrobe or two (the large cupboard in the main bedroom?) and most of all a book/file explaining the heating system and showing how to switch on the towel rail in the bathroom/when is rubbish collection/recycling. A blind in the kitchen too for dark evenings/mornings. BedRead mores very comfy, washing machine/tumble dryer useful in the evil weather we had last week :-) Electric radiators nice and toasty! Hide

Reviewed by Lara 21st September 2021

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Lovely cottage, great location, really well equipped. Our only negative is that it is lacking a comfy sofa to curl up in in front of the fire. We found the current one very uncomfortable. I would say after a long days stomping around the nearby mountains a big comfy sofa to sip some wine on is pretty essential. Other than that all great! Thanks

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Location

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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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