Situated just above the North-Eastern shores of Coniston Water, Tent
Lodge must be one of the Lake District's best-kept secrets. Offering,
where possible, flexible arrival days and durations, this magnificent
residence enjoys an abundance of wonderful features including stunning
panoramic views over the lake and 'Old Man' mountain range, private
lake access and spacious, stylish living.
Tent Lodge is available for 3-6 night breaks (Friday arrivals) and 7
night breaks (Thursday arrivals) or please call 015394 88855 for your
Tent Lodge, previously a family home, is steeped in character and
history having welcomed and inspired many famous guests including
Beatrix Potter and Arthur Ransome. A home from home offering
comfortable, elegant accommodation, perfect for special memory-making
holidays with family and friends.
This beautiful Georgian property sits in extensive private grounds from
which a lovely English meadow sweeps majestically to the lake where you
will find the estates private shore with its jetties and plenty of
space for a paddle or a glass of champagne as you watch the sun gently
dip behind Coniston Old Man. The interior of the house is opulent yet
understated with many original features peering through the chic decor,
roomy and airy but still affording a cosy, relaxed atmosphere
Accommodation in detail
The front door opens into an oval entrance hall and on to the elegant
Georgian staircase which sweeps its way up to the first floor. Leading
from this hallway is the expansive sitting room, flooded with light
from the vast window which frames the spectacular lake view. A tasteful
and restful room where there is plenty of space around the coffee
table to enjoy some pre-dinner nibbles in front of the open fire.
The Dining-Room, again with large windows providing guests with
unparalleled views, boasts a grand dining table, perfect for long,
relaxed dinners into the evening and an open fire. A sofa and
arm-chairs dotted around the room provide ideal seating for a digestif
or a quiet read.
The well-equipped and sociable kitchen has a more traditional feel with
original oak beams and an Aga cooker at its heart. A breakfast table
sits in front of the large window, again with the magnificent lake
view. 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
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 you will find 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 its huge walk-in shower with a lovely, bright twin-bedded room.
There are two further sumptuous king size bedrooms one with a compact
but stylish ensuite shower room and the other with an ensuite toilet
and hand basin.
On the South side of the property is a second staircase leading onto a
landing which accesses one of the King-sized bedrooms and the lavish
house bathroom with its walk-in shower and luxurious double-ended bath.
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, one with twin
beds and one with three single beds.
Outside overlooking the lake is a large terrace and sloping lawn, a
perfect place for al fresco dining, relaxing, enjoying amazing sunsets
and stargazing. Surrounded by gardens and shrubberies Tent Lodge sits
in a unique location, a peaceful place to immerse yourself in nature
and recharge the batteries. A short walk from the house grounds, across
the meadow, leads to the waters' edge an idyllic spot ideal for
picnics, swimming and fishing. Perfect! '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 is less 'touristy' but only a short drive from other Lake
District destinations such as Ambleside and Hawkshead . Coniston
village offers activity providers, shops, pubs, cafes and a highly
rated Bistro. 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
Due to its height and open nature children must be supervised at all
times on and around the original main staircase.
Please note that 5 other estate holiday properties enjoy the use of our
private lake shoreline and jetties.
Pets information: Pet policies vary by property, please check the
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