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Tanyard Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely stay at Tanyard cottage."

    Kitchen was well equipped. Bed was soft and warm. Neutral and modern decor but still had charm. Only issue we had was limited parking spots if there were other cars parked on the road. Sofa isn’t the comfiest but was fine for us. Lovely walks on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Sep 2023

  • "I regret booking this accommodation as it ruined the holiday and from the moment I arrived I thought to myself " I'm looking forward to leaving"."

    The place was tiny, dingy, and unwelcoming. After driving many hours to a "holiday home" you at least expect to find the basics such as tea, coffee, and sugar, but there was none. How stingy! Just about all of the places I have stayed have also added thoughtful little extras such as milk, biscuits, or eggs from their own chickens, etc, but not here. There was no hairdryer. The sofa was terribly uncomfortable, uneven, and seems to eat you up when you sit down. I had to wash up someone else's dirty frying pan/sauce pans before I could cook myself dinner. There was a DVD player, not no DVD'S. It's quite irritating hearing a large fridge-freezer buzzing loudly behind you whilst trying to relax quietly on the uncomfortable sofa. There was nothing to make the accomodation feel cosy or welcoming and I was left feeling like I was the one who should have been paid to stay there. There is very little privacy as every window other than one is facing directly through neighbours windows, which are only metres away. When you step outside to walk to your vehicle the nosy neighbours are watching you through their windows and making comments to one another. Being inside I suppose they don't think anyone can hear them even though their windows are open. The morning after my arrival I had an issue with my vehicle and had to call an auto locksmith. Due to there being no signal whatsoever inside or outside of the accommodation I wasted a lot of time walking all around the village to finally pick up a very weak signal outside of the church. The locksmith could not get back in contact with me when he needed to and the whole situation was exhausting. The day was wasted! The only thing that makes it a "cottage" is the fact that it has one beam downstairs and a log burner for winter. Other than that it has no charm, feel, or privacy. Incredibly disappointed.

    Oh no: how sad that you did not enjoy your weekend in our family’s cottage. You booked a last minute weekend getaway for yourself and your dog: then had a long drive and it was not what you were hoping. (Did you look at the pictures before you booked?) It sounds like it must have been all very vexing especially if you wasted one of your two days trying to get your car unlocked and did not have time to enjoy the local walks. There is wifi in the cottage, perhaps you did not know this is used for phone calls and in fact works in the garden and even in the car in the lane. I’ll improve the instructions for future guests. The cottage has been refurbished with a modern feel, slate floor downstairs, shaker style kitchen cupboards, a modern oak dining table, log burner and LED lighting. It is a small cottage ideal for a couple of people or a small family but if you were wanting complete silence I can see how any appliance in an open plan living space could be noticeable. At least the underfloor heating is silent!. The sofa is a low style sofa with deep corduroy cushions, all as shown in the photos, but it sounds like this style was not to your liking. I hope you at least slept well and found the bed comfy and the shower hot as you don’t mention you had a problem with these. Re the tea coffee and other farm supplies you were hoping to get supplied. It's a self catering cottage : we aim to supply the housekeeping things are a faff to bring - loo rolls, dishwasher tablets, cleaning spray, bin bags etc, plus a few logs and firelighters if you want a fire. We do not supply perishables or things that can go stale, and these days people are quite choosey about what coffee or tea they like. Perhaps being a last minute booking you did not have time to read the information. The housekeeper tells me that dishwashers in general do not get pans as clean as hand scrubbing but she checks everything has been washed. I’m guessing that you are someone who likes to do their own washing up rather than use a dishwasher so may not know this. Thanks for the heads-up about the hair dryer being missing. I’ve replaced it. We did provide a DVD player but not DVDs as mentioned in the booking info - and we have no idea if you would have wanted: Paddington Bear or Blue Planet? Now we have fibre broadband, soon we will be replacing the DVD player with a TV that can do Netflix and other internet services so people can use their own subscriptions on the TV as well as their laptops while staying in the cottage. I’m a bit puzzled about your anxiety about the people in the village. Perhaps you mistook friendly concern for something else when you were having problems with your car. If you'd spoken to them they would have been able to solve your phone problems at least. Your statements about the windows I cannot understand - non of the windows except the small bedroom look towards another cottage. Main bedroom and lounge windows look out over the garden not anyone's house. From the porch or the garden it is possible to look out over the walls at other cottages in the village. It is such a shame that you did not have time to enjoy visiting the area and the many walks and places to visit locally. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Freya2.2Jul 2023

  • "This was a charming little cottage in a beautiful village."

    Ideal for a couple or a couple with a child. Good facilities (didnt use the heating as weather was glorious). Creaky, uneven floors as you would expect with an old place and only added to the charm. The only issue was the temperamental satellite TV system, but the good wi fi and my laptop made up for that. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay, and found a solution to the TV problem you had. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and great location."

    We had a lovely stay!

    Thanks for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kieran5.0May 2023

  • "We enjoyed our week at Tanyard."

    The kitchen is nice and well provided with pots and pans. The log burner is nice and makes it very cozy. The master bed is comfy. The location is absolutely superb. However there were some things that let the property down; (1) sofa was incredibly uncomfortable to sit on (2) the porch area is shabby and not what we expected from the pictures in the listing, a small amount of paint and a clean and it would be fine! (3) the towels were scratchy and not very pleasant. Our dog has better. (4) why not provide a TV with access to streaming services, the internet is very good. Having “free sat” in 2023 is very poor standard. (5) the carpets and matt by the fire seemed very grubby (6) the mis-matched glasses, mugs and poor quality crockery made it feel very budget. (7) the shower and shower room in general looked like it had not been cleaned very well (8) the ironing board and iron were both dirty when i went to iron a white shirt (9) the house smelled very damp and musty when we arrived

    So glad you loved the area and enjoyed your stay in our family’s cottage and found the cottage cosy, the bed comfy and the kitchen well stocked. The cottage has underfloor heating on a Nest thermostat and is fully damp-proofed, so is not usually cold or musty, but spring weather can be up and down so perhaps the cottage was not set at the right temperature for the day you arrived. We’d had such a wet Spring, we were awaiting the roofer to do repairs to the porch roof before we could re-paint, so the white paint on the inside or the porch roof was not looking as fresh as we would have liked. The downstairs is a slate floor, and there is a small mat by the hearth really just for the dogs to lie on which we replace quite regularly (and gets hoovered by the cleaner) There are some door mats in the porch which do get the brunt of muddy dogs and boots in wet weather. Upstairs is fully carpeted and since we ask that owners do not allow their dogs so these carpets are generally as clean as a bedroom carpet should be. Our housekeeper keeps high standards for the cleaning of the cottage, I think we may have had a substitute cleaner but I am sorry if the shower room was not as clean as you’d have liked. The sofa is a low style 2 seater corner sofa with deep corduroy cushions, it is perhaps not as firm as some sofas, but just fits nicely in the space around the fire and for watching TV. Pleased you found the bed comfy and could sleep well. The towels we do aim to wash and dry in an eco friendly way so perhaps our towels don’t have the same feel as your home ones. It’s a timely comment about the TV, and yes we agree - now we have fibre broadband with sufficient capacity we are indeed investigating exchanging the current Freestat TV for one that will allow guests to use their own internet subscription services. The crockery and glasses are quite basic they have to be dishwasher safe and so we buy ones that are tough for practical and safety reasons. We have replacements in stock for the crockery but not the glasses which do seem to get broken fairly regularly, and often get replaced by guests rather than us so may not match.

 Thanks for your feedback - did you notice we also leave a feedback sheet in the cottage so guests can tell us directly of any oversights and make suggestions for improvements - this means we can action it quickly, usually before the next guests arrive. Sorry about the iron, its not something that gets used very often, if you’d contacted us on the number in the guest info during your stay about anything you were not happy about, like the iron, we would have been able to bring you a replacement. All in all I’m glad you enjoyed your stay, and we’ve taken your comments on board as useful in making the cottage as welcoming as possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah2.2May 2023

  • "We had a lovely week in Tanyard Cottage."

    Nice location, very clean and tidy, well-equipped. The only improvement would be the addition of a hairdryer.

    Thanks for the feedback, good idea about the hairdryer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage with linked heritage to the Bobbin Mill."

    Beautiful location with a lovely walk to High Dam. Great launching facilities at the YMCA nearby for kayaking and SUPing! Had a great time!

    Thanks for the lovely feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay and found some of the many great things to do locally. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in an idyllic setting."

    Thoroughly recommended.

    Thank you for your nice comment, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2023

  • "What an amazing cottage, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    It was extra special because it had snowed and so the scenery was stunning and overall a magical experience. The cooking facilities were great, the wood burning stove, the bed was SO comfortable and warm, just amazing. We will definitely be back.

    Thanks for the review. I'm glad you found it so cosy and comfy, and the village and woods are extra magical in the snow - so glad you got to enjoy it!. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Dec 2022

  • "Tanyard Cottage was perfect as a base for us going off exploring and walking in the beautiful Lakes."

    It was cosy and comfortable with everything we needed (with the exception of a tea towel… very minor I know, but we couldn’t justify using the dishwasher for just a couple of items each day). Shops and pubs are not within walking distance so if we did want a drink post walk one of us lucked out and drove. The High Dam walk was an absolute gem to have on our doorstep. Perfect for taking the dog for a meander. Parking near the church worked well for us too as it was a very short walk and safe to leave the car. We had a great week, thank you.

    Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay. The walk to High Dam is indeed an absolute gem, and in the summer its nice for swims too. I'll have a check over our pre visit info for guests to make it easier to know what to bring. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nic5.0Oct 2022

  • "A quiet friendly village location well appointed for visiting the quieter side of Lake Windermere and the Furness/Cartmel areas."

    A recently refurbished, clean and well equipped cottage which is of local historic interest with low beams and uneven floors upstairs. We loved our stay at this cottage as we were able to visit the Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Lakeside, Swan Hotel at Newby Bridge and undertake a number of lovely woodland walks from the front door without using the car. The nearby High Dam is a walkers, wild swimmers and dog walkers joy. The only constructive comment we have is that the L-shaped sofa was too low for older guests. (We have fed this back to the owner who has suggested we highlight this for future guests). I would confidently rebook a stay at this cottage which “really made my heart sing”

    Thanks for your detailed review and your helpful feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, please do come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.1Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean, cosy and warm - great location and locals made us welcome."

    could of done with some dvds (but I'm guessing this is a covid thing) or the option to be able to sign into Netflix or prime accounts !!! My only concerns was the floor boards upstairs expecially in bathroom I felt quite unsteady in there and the seatee wasn't the comfiest especially for three adults! overall a lovely holiday in the Lakes

    Thanks for the review. The village has TV on freestat due to its hilly location and can get the usual TV channels. We do have broadband so you should have been able to get Netflix on a laptop not sure if it can be enabled on the TV . I'll make a note on our pre-visit info to tell guests they can bring their own DVDs, for info if a cottage owner provides them then the cottage needs a public performing rights licence. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Sep 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove and underfloor heating
  • Central heating with woodburning stove and ground-floor underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking for 1 car
  • Front, enclosed garden with patio, gravelled area and furniture
  • One small-medium sized, well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: There are six slate steps with a handrail down to the property entrance, please take care, this property may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility and children under 5
  • Note: Discounts can be arranged for outdoor activities including walks, canoeing, climbing and are available when booking this property, arranged directly with the owner
  • Please Note: This property accepts Friday/Monday arrivals only

The property

Newby Bridge 2.2 miles.

Resting in the hamlet of Finsthwaite near Newby Bridge, Cumbria is this traditional, pet-friendly cottage, Tanyard Cottage.

Ideally located in the Lake District National Park, you'll have easy access to Grizedale and Lake Windermere, along with a delightful, open-plan living space for a family of three to call home.

Find roadside parking right next to the cottage and follow six slate steps down to the front, enclosed patio area, a lovely spot to enjoy your quiet, rural surroundings with a hot cup of coffee.

Kick off your boots in the porch entrance, handy for storing wet jackets and drying off the dog, before stepping inside the open-plan living space; warm your feet on the beautiful slate floor with underfloor heating, admire the old beams and contemporary touches.

Rustle up your favourite home-cooked meals in the stylish kitchen, complete with a washing machine to sort muddy walking gear and a dishwasher for easy clean-ups.

Plan your holiday adventures over a hearty meal at the dining table for four, then sink into the corner sofa in front of the TV with DVD player; start the woodburning stove and lay down a blanket for your canine companion to rest their paws.

After a fun-filled day exploring the Lakes, climb the stairs to relish a hot shower whilst your towel toasts on the heated towel rail in the shower room.

Retire to the well-appointed king-size or single with wooden furnishings and storage for your belongings.

You'll be in the heart of Finsthwaite, a traditional hamlet with a relaxing atmosphere, along with plenty of good walks right on your doorstep; venture to High Dam or follow the shores of Lake Windermere, followed by a well-earned pint at The Swan Hotel.

Bowness-on-Windermere and Windermere are a short drive away for boat tours along the lake, Windermere Golf Club and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.

Outdoor lovers will find hiking or mountain biking through idyllic woodland for fabulous mountain-top views!

If that's not for you, hop on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway for rides in old-fashioned coaches to admire the Lake District's iconic scenery, whilst the quaint villages of Hawkshead, Grange, Ambleside and Coniston area all a short drive away.

For a traditional, pet-friendly cottage in the Lake District, book your stay at Tanyard Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £120.

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About the location


Newby Bridge 1.2 miles; Bowness-on-Windermere 8.7 miles.

The small village of Newby Bridge takes its name from the five arched stone bridge built in 1651 over the River Leven. The famous Furness Railway, one of Britain's oldest working standard gauge steam railways, runs between Haverthwaite and Newby Bridge. Visit the Lakeside Hotels and enjoy magnificent views across Windermere and the surrounding fells, or enjoy the Aquarium of the Lakes, where the naturally themed habitats, bring the history of the Lakes vividly to life. Bowness-on-Windermere provides a lovely day out, plus the picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, and admire the views at nearby Gummer's How.

Please Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £120.
Please Note: This property accepts Friday/Monday arrivals only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas