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, shared with 5 other properties, 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.