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Tent Lodge

(Ref. 1041970)

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Tent Lodge was an exceptional country house suiting the needs of our family gathering ranging from 9 months to 90 years."

    The generous welcome gifts were a real treat. The kitchen was very well equipped and the Aga a real star for cooking & keeping the kitchen warm and cosy. The decor and was lovely and views from the house were amazing. A good week of weather - a definite bonus. Richard the owner was very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful property!"

    We really enjoyed the private lakeside and appreciated all the amenities, including the Aga, which we used several times! The beds were comfy, house was spotless, and we really loved the bath in the big bathroom! Thank you, we loved our stay at Tent Lodge!

    Reviewed by Masum4.7Aug 2022

  • "Great Owner, great house and great, great gardens!"

    !! Great Lake District! A house full of warmth and love!!!

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2022

  • "Second time staying here, couldn't recommend highly enough, absolutely beautiful house in a wonderful, picture-perfect setting."

    Couldn't ask for any more!

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Mar 2022

  • "Incredible house with several large lake and mountain facing windows."

    We were a group of 8 men celebrating a 50 th,. Cooking facilities were great social spaces great. Amazing thanks

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Pictures can never truly convey the magnificence of the views."

    The vista is epic. The setting so tranquil and yet just a pleasant short walk to Coniston. The house is spacious and luxurious, combining modern comfortswith classic design. Richard the owner is an amicable character who clearly enjoys making guests feel welcome. What a gem of a place.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great place for a family gathering."

    The lake access made the place really special and was enjoyed by all generations.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house was fantastic, especially the kitchen which was a great size."

    We also loved the dining room which made our special meals even more special. The location of the house was outstanding.

    Mrs WhiteMay 2019

  • "A beautiful home in a wonderful location."

    A great spot for a Golden Wedding. Fantastic sailing

    Cameron PartyNov -0001

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Set over 3 floors
  • six bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size bedroom with Jack and Jill shower room, with basin and WC connected to 1 x twin bedroom
  • 2 x first floor king-size bedrooms, one with en-suite toilet and wash basin,and the other en-suite with shower, toilet and washbasin
  • 1 x second floor twin bedroom, 1 x second floor bedroom with 2 single beds
  • Family bathroom located on first floor
  • Toilet on ground floor
  • Kitchen with dining area for 6 people
  • Utility room
  • Dining room with open fire
  • Sitting room with open fire. Note: If you would like to bring a boat (maximum 26ft) please contact the owner directly re launching
  • Please be aware that there is a 10 mile an hour speed restriction on Coniston Water. .
  • Two open fires
  • Oil fired AGA, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV, CD player, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Extensive lawned gardens with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Private lake access with 3 jetties
  • two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 1.6 miles
  • Shop 1.7 miles
  • Note: Due to the open nature of the staircase please ensure children are supervised at all times.

The property

Tent Lodge is a real luxury Lakeland property located on the shores of Coniston Water.

This really is one of the Lake District’s hidden gems that must be visited to experience its magical atmosphere.

A characterful property steeped in history and has welcomed many famous guests including Beatrix Potter and Arthur Ransome. The front door opens into an oval entrance hall and be greeted by the elegant Georgian staircase which sweeps its way up to the first floor.

From this hallway you will find the expansive sitting room, flooded with light from the vast window which frames the spectacular lake view, and a large feature open fire.

The dining room, again with large windows providing guests with unparalleled views, boasts a grand dining table and another open fire.

A sofa and armchairs are placed around the room to make this a real social space for guests to enjoy.

The well-equipped kitchen has a more traditional country feel with original oak beams and an Aga cooker at its heart.

There is plenty of space for food prep with a large island and breakfast bar and with its electric oven and hob in addition to the Aga this is a real family kitchen ideal for coming together to rustle up delicious meals Just off the kitchen is a utility room complete with washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge freezer and lots of storage.

From the main staircase landing is the beautifully decorated master bedroom.

A large, serene room with a panoramic view of the lake and surrounding fells it shares the luxurious Jack and Jill shower room and large walk-in shower and a lovely, bright twin-bedded room.

On the south side of the property is a second staircase leading onto a landing which accesses one of the king-size bedrooms and the lavish house bathroom with walk-in shower and luxurious double-ended bath.

There is also a second doorway into the master bedroom from this landing.

There is also a second doorway into the master bedroom from this landing along with two quirky staircases up to the two pretty, 2nd floor attic bedrooms with characterful combed ceilings, both with twin beds.

This magnificent property is set in beautiful grounds with large terrace and a sloping lawn leading down to the waters' edge, an idyllic spot ideal for picnics, swimming and fishing.

There are also three private jetties.

Coniston is only a short drive from Ambleside and Hawkshead but it is much quieter and a peaceful spot to spend a relaxing break.

The area is popular with cyclists, walkers and water-sports enthusiasts and the Boating Centre on the lake offers boat hire, boat trips around the lake are available on the Steam Yacht Gondola together with solar powered launches Launches.

If you want to leave the car behind Tent Lodge is ideally placed to access Grizedale Forest, with its miles of walking and cycling trails.

Brantwood, John Ruskin's Lake district home, the village and Tarn Hows are all within walking distance.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Hawkshead 4 miles; Ambleside 8 miles.

Nestling at the head of Coniston Water, the pretty village of Coniston is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Lake District National Park, making it a superb base for touring, with Hawkshead, Ambleside, Windermere and Grasmere just a short drive away. Superb walking, mountain biking and climbing are available locally on Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam, and the lovely woodland trails at Grizedale Forest. For watersports enthusiasts, the quiet lake is ideal for dinghy sailing and canoeing, whilst the less active can enjoy a leisure cruise on the beautiful steam yacht 'Gondola’, or visit Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin. Nearby attractions include the award-winning village of Hawkshead, home of the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Tarn Hows, one of the most visited beauty spots in the country and Esthwaite Water, famous for its fishing. A first class holiday location at any time of the year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter