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Tent Lodge

Coniston, Lake District
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
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
  • Beautiful lake and mountain views
  • On small Country Estate with direct access to the estates private lake shoreline
  • Perfect for biking, walking and water sports
  • Great for a weekend family get together to explore the Lake District
Property code: LCC55

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!

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 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 - 13

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Richard 13th June 2019

I'd go just for the view. Everything else is a bonus

Reviewed by Sally 28th March 2019

Tent Lodge is in an amazing location, with stunning views from most of the windows. Private access to the lake is a bonus, and it's a pleasant, easy 20 min or so walk down to the lakeside in Coniston itself. The owners are very attentive and on hand to help with any questions/issues. The property is great for an extended family gathering, with an eRead morextremely well-equipped kitchen, utility space, and very dog friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 14th February 2019

Amazing house. Incredible views of the lake. Owners were awesome.

Reviewed by Hanna party January 2018

We stayed at Tent Lodge Coniston on a wet and wild weekend in Janurary with 10 of our friends to celebrate my wife's birthday, but being in such a beautiful house took us away from the terrible weather outside. Richard the owner, showed us round the property and explained everything to us. This was a very nice personal touch which you dont get in mRead moreany places. He had lit the fire in the main room so it was already very homely on our arrival, and told us where we could get more logs if we ran out of the ones we had prepaid for. It is a beautiful house with lots of caracter and history, very easy to relax in such beautiful surroundings. We braved the short walk down to the jetty where the views are spectacular. Im sure on a nicer day it would be a lovely place to avail of the picnic table down there for lunch. It is close enough to the village of Coniston should you want to walk in for supplies, or a pint (which we did) but you feel like your a million miles away from everywhere when in Tent Lodge. Your website was useful and we booked My Personal Spa and Lucy's Kitchen from it. We would highly reccommend both of thier services. Hopefully we will be able to return one day soon. Hide

Reviewed by Beth Calland and Family October 2017

We had such a lovely weekend that like others before us we can't wait to go back. The house and views are stunning. We celebrated our son's 21st birthday and the dining room was the perfect setting. Waking up to the view of the Old Man reflected in the lake was a favourite moment from the weekend. The house had everything we needed and between 13 oRead moref us we certainly made good use of two dishwashers and two fridges. It was great to to be welcomed by Richard and to be able to ask questions. Hide

Reviewed by Helen September 2017

The house was excellent, in a very convenient location ( we parked the cars when we arrived and did not use them at all during our stay). The views from the house were outstanding even when cloudy !!There were 8 of us and we all felt very comfortable in the house. The lounge was a lovely room to spend time in with friends and the dining room felt vRead moreery special. The kitchen was very well equipped - in fact the best I have ever had in any self catering accommodation. The bedrooms were all very comfortable, beds very comfy and the bathrooms were all sparkling and well equipped. The house was very clean and welcoming with a fire lit and lights on our arrival. Richard was very helpful and welcoming. I would recommend this house especially to celebrate an occasion or birthday as it made us all fell very special and hopefully will revisit it ourselves. Hide

Reviewed by Giles August 2017

Fabulous house in a fabulous setting. Facilities were second to none. Nothing was missing. The extensive grounds fronting lake Coniston give ample opportunities for recreation. We flew kites for the kids, picnicked on the tables at lakeside, moored a motor boat up at the jetty. Great traditional family holiday activities. It's position is very prRead moreivate whilst being central to many attractions at the same time Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Blundell April 2017

We had an amazing stay at Tent Lodge. The house was beautiful and well equipped. The view was fantastic and we all found it hard to leave and hope to return.

Reviewed by Hyde family June 2016

We've had a great weekend, the best views of the lake and the house was beautiful. Hope to come again. Lovely stay. Thank you so much!

Reviewed by Daniel May 2016

Walked up Coniston Old Man, mountain biked and plenty of home cooked food. Thank you.

Reviewed by Kayaan (10 years old) May 2016

It was epic, there were loads of rooms and space, and it had a great garden! It also had amazing views!

Reviewed by Robinson family March 2016

A Truly delightful stay in an amazing house and setting. The welcome pack was unexpected and thoroughly appreciated!

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