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Tinkler Beck Cottage

Coniston, Lake District
Visit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Part of a traditional Lakeland barn conversion situated on the North Eastern shore of Coniston Water
  • Stunning location at the heart of the English Lake District
  • Extensive gardens and grounds to enjoy
  • On small Country Estate with direct access to estates private lake shoreline
  • Only 1.5 miles from Coniston village
  • Perfect for biking, walking and water sports 
  • A special holiday retreat awarded a 5 star rating by Visit England
Property code: LCC67

A gorgeous Lakeland barn conversion in a breathtaking location by the shores of Coniston Water. Spacious and stylish this property is the perfect base for a memorable stay in the heart of the Lake District National Park

Located on a small Country Estate, just above the shores of Coniston Water, at the heart of the Lake District, this semi-detached converted barn shares a courtyard with 4 other delightful holiday homes. With extensive shared gardens and grounds and direct access to the estates private lake shore Tinkler Beck Cottage makes an ideal base to enjoy a wonderful holiday. This spectacular area has welcomed and inspired many renowned guests including Beatrix Potter and Arthur Ransome (author of ‘Swallows and Amazons’), Tennyson, the victorian Poet Laureate and the painter William Turner. The awe-inspiring scenery 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 adventurous, this superb holiday home is ideally placed for all the attractions and outdoor activities on offer in this glorious corner of the UK but is equally perfect for those who just want to soak up the peace and quiet and relax. A short distance from the Western edge of Grizedale Forest, miles of walking and cycling trails are yours to explore. Enjoy your favourite water sports on magical Coniston Water where Donald Campbell made his water speed record attempts in the famous ‘Bluebird’. 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.

Tinkler Beck Cottage offers a combination of style and comfort, coupled with an enviable position close to the lake. This holiday retreat is equally suited to both those who want to relax and those looking for adventures. From the courtyard the house opens into an entrance hall/cloakroom where you will find a washing machine and a 2nd entrance door leading outside to the private patio and parking area. The small, charming bunk room under a sloping ceiling is also off this hallway (ideal for children but fine for adults too) as is the light filled kitchen and dining area. A bright and airy room with plenty of space to gather and prepare and eat wonderful food together, the kitchen is equipped with an electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Through the kitchen along an open hallway you find the roomy yet cosy lounge, with TV, DVD player and a wonderful woodburning stove set in a stone inglenook fireplace, it’s a comfortable place to relax after a long day exploring. There is also a lovely king-size bedroom on the ground floor as well as a small WC. Upstairs from the dining area to the first floor there is a pretty twin bedroom. On this floor there is also a contemporary shower room with a basin and toilet and a large bathroom featuring a whirlpool bath, overhead shower, washbasin and toilet as well as another small WC. A further flight of stairs opens out into the third floor attic double bedroom, a cosy, restful room with a pitched ceiling.

Outside there is lots to explore, the delightful, sunny patio, a great spot for alfresco dining, opens out onto a large grassy walled garden ideal for family games then on through the grounds to the water’s edge. The estate’s private lake shore area which is shared with other properties on the estate, is the place for picnics, paddling 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 £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Bedrooms – Ground floor - 1 king Size and 1 bunk room with sloping ceiling. First floor - 1 twin Bedroom. Second floor – 1 double with pitched ceiling
  • Bathrooms - 1 bathroom with whirlpool bath, overbath shower, basin & WC, 1 shower room with basin & WC, 1 WC and 1 downstairs WC
  • Woodburner (Logs available to pre-order £8 per bag. Contact us for further information)
  • Kitchen – Electric oven & ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave and washing machine
  • Tumble dryer available in shared laundry room with small honesty charge
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, oil central and underfloor heating included
  • Nursery equipment – There is a small charge for this, please contact us for further information
  • TV with DVD player
  • IPod Dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden furniture
  • BBQs available
  • Regret no Pets
  • Shared covered bike storage - please advise us if you wish to use this
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Arrival from 5pm
  • Lakeside access
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • For guests who wish to bring their own sailing boats a jetty fee of £25 and the usual Coniston Water regulations apply. Please contact us for further details
  • Maximum occupancy - 8

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 Toni 19th July 2019

Beautiful well equipped spacious cottage with beautiful tranquil views of Coniston lake. Access to the lake is a short walk down hill and the village is a walk away. The cottage is set in beautiful grounds and no one around to bother you! Ideal location to enjoy Coniston lake and plan trips to other lakes. Water activities were well organised and eRead moreasy to access too. Well stocked shops locally and nice food served in all pubs/ cafes Hide

Reviewed by Mark 5th July 2019

Had a great time, the family enjoyed the lake being right on your doorstep and made the most of that every day. Left feeling very relaxed and the views were amazing. Would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Robin 10th May 2019

A wonderful week in a beautiful setting. Breakfast outside every morning. Rhododendrons and azaleas in full colour. The lake on your doorstep and sunsets visible from our outside dining area. Plenty to do in the local area with helpful hosts. Although the buildings have been split into several cottages they cleverly maintained a degree of privacy.

Reviewed by M and P Flannery February 2017

Thank you We found the cottage clean, well equipped and perfect for our needs.Cosy and welcoming in the rainy weather.

Reviewed by Roy & Christine June 2016

Tinkler Beck Cottage has been a perfect place to stay! Every requirement has been covered! The cottage is spotlessly clean, well equipped and is in the most beautiful part of the Lake District. A short walk down through the field takes you to the water edge of Coniston Water. Our family from California, Yorkshire and Cumbria have all been able to sRead moretay here and appreciate the togetherness we have enjoyed! We can highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Tinkler Beck Cottage Guest May 2016

We are all from Malaysia and we had a wonderful time staying at Tinkler Beck Cottage. Everyone was very friendly and the weather was beautiful. Thank you for having us!

Reviewed by Tinkler Beck Cottage Guest May 2016

Thank you, Richard & Wendy for another wonderful holiday at Tinkler Beck Cottage. The weather has been absolutely glorious. We've loved sailing to boat from the jetty of the access to the gorgeous grounds. Lydia enjoyed celebrating her 18th birthday here and we hope to return again very soon.

Reviewed by Williams family May 2016

Beautiful and spacious accommodation in an idyllic location near the lake. Garden area ideal for special birthday celebration. Everything here that we could need. Very friendly welcome from Richard & Wendy. We will be back.

Reviewed by Shirley March 2016

Lovely well equipped cottage in a stunning location. Lovely local walks. Richard and Wendy perfect hosts. Thank you.

Reviewed by Luke, James & Lucy February 2016

The house was brilliant. Richard and Wendy made us feel very welcome. The bunk beds were very comfortable.(Luke aged 8) We discussed with Wendy what needed to be fixed, for instance the WiFi wasn't working so she tried to get it fixed for use and we asked for some recommendations on where to go and she gave us a long list, she was brilliant! (JamesRead more aged 11) Thank you for making our stay in your house so amazing and making our holidays memorable. We loved the walk down to the lake, playing in the stream and most of all the warm, comfy Jacuzzi bath. Once we were tired we would get into our soft dreamy beds! Thank you very much! (Lucy aged 11) Hide

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