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2 Cottage Style Apartments, Quiet Position Close to Village Centre. Free WiFi - "Tarn Hows"



Updated: 25-Nov-2016
2 apartments, with 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Close to the lake Ideal for exploring the countryside and mountains lovely position

Coniston Lodge is situated on a side road from the village leading up to the Old Man Of Coniston, and its adjacent mountains. It has fine views across to the crags behind the village. Built on the side of the hill, it is very similar in design to an Alpine Lodge, with wooden fascias, and parking provided under the building. The properties are fully centrally heated, but also have 'log effect' electric fires in the lounge. There are secluded garden areas where guests can relax with a cup of tea (or a glass of wine) after a day out on the hills, or a tour of the Lakes. We provide a laundry room with washing machine, tumble drier and ironing facilities for your convenience. Lake Coniston is just a short walk away, where you can hire rowing or self drive motor boats. If you prefer something a little more splendid you can take a cruise on one of the Coniston Launch Companies lake cruisers, or the National Trusts restored Victorian steam yacht 'Gondola'.

Details for holiday apartment "Tarn Hows", 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

"Tarn Hows" has a small vestibule entrance hall One bedroom with a super kingsize bed, can be used as a twin on request, the other room has a standard size four poster double Both are en-suite with wc wash hand basins bath with shower and heated towel rails The central living accommodation has a pleasant and spacious lounge area with settee and easy chairs and colour TV It also has an additional log/coal effect electric fire to augment the central heating if required. The kitchen/dining area has a dining table and chairs for four people. The kitchen is fully equiped with all necassary utensils, fridge/freezer, gas hob and electric fan oven, extracter fan unit and dish washer. It has spacious and well lit worktops. The fully tiled surrounds depict farm and garden scenes and are supplied by a local company from the village. Furnishings throughout are based on a country cottage theme and give the apartment a soft and relaxed atmosphere. Apartment overlooks the pleasant garden.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Elizabeth and Anthony Robinson have been in the the hospitality business in Coniston for many years. So have a unique insight into the needs and expectations of visitors to the Lakes. We are both keen hill walkers, and spend as much time in the mountains as possible.We are always willing to help our guests plan & get the most out of their holiday with us. Anthony is in the voluntary local Mountain Resue Team, its Leader/Deputy for the last 30 years. He was awarded an MBE in this years New Year Honours list. Elizabeth is interested in design and handicrafts, her influence can be seen in the blend of modern appliances with traditional cottage furnishings and accessories, some of which are her own work. We are both interested in plants and the garden is a continuous and evolving challenge.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

May 2014. A wonderful Place. Lovely stay, Very Comfortable. Brisbane, Australia.

August 2014. Lovely Apartment. Wonderful Cake. Munich, Bavaria. Germany.

November 2014. What a brilliant find, we'll be back. Chorley/Bolton, Lancs.

December 2014. WOW! Our 2nd Christmas here. We liked it so much last time, we're staying for New Year too. We love it here & can't wait to come back. York, U.K.
Feb 2011
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Property was exactly as described with a lovely cake on arrival after a long journey. The apartment was perfectly positioned in a beautiful location. Our host was on hand to provide tips when needed. Apartment was beautifully maintained, every thing on hand to make this break one to remember. Views from the apartment of the Old Man was a great way to wakeup each day. we spent the week walking and exploring the area and will definitely come again. We cannot stop talking about our experience in the Lake District, the charm the views, the walks and look forward to returning in the near future. Thank you Mr and Mrs Robinson for making your apartment a true home from home for us,

Sean Anne and Andrew.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sean, Anne and Andrew, Thank you for your kind words and thoughts about our "Yewdale Crag" apartment. We are most grateful to you for taking the time to post your very positive views about our property and the wonderful countryside we live in. This will I am sure give future guests confidence when they are making a booking, that they have made a good choice. Elizabeth and I will continue to work to keep up the high standards you appreciated, and keep our properties up to date. We both look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you all back to Coniston Lodge once again in the future, Regards, Anthony & Elizabeth.
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Highly recommended - Coniston Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and in a terrific location. Would definitely recommend this lovely apartment for anyone visiting the Lakes. Very warm welcome and great advice on dining out from the owners. We look forward to another visit.

June, Simon and Maureen

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear June, Simon and Maureen, We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us so much, and thank you for taking the time to post your views on the Owners Direct sight. We look forward to seeing you all again one day in the future. Our best wishes to you all, Elizabeth & Anthony.
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Very highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Warm welcome by the owner and thank you for the lovely cake on arrival. Coniston Lodge is very centrally located in the village a few moments walk away from several pubs and shops and minutes away from Coniston Lake. Like previous contributors we did not use our car during the four night stay. The apartment (Tarn Hows) was very clean and very well equipped. We used the boat to get to Brantwood, (Ruskins House-well worth a visit) and for a cruise on Coniston Lake. We had a wonderful tour of the northern lakes with Coniston Tours. The Robinsons were very kind hosts making recommendations as to where to eat. Very good meal at the Black Bull and another at a new restaurant called steam. Would recommend Coniston Lodge and intend to visit again. Despite it being half term, the Coniston side of the Lake District was fairly quiet whilst Windermere was very busy. Thanks again to the Robinsons and hope the review is useful to others,

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Philip, thank you for your kind comments. Elizabeth and I are pleased that you both enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Coniston Lodge once again in the future.
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Comforatable stay in fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this clean and well-equipped apartment. We left the car behind and walked, went for boat rides and relaxed. Although seconds from the centre of Coniston, the apartment is tucked away and quiet with no-one above or below. Elizabeth and Anthony were friendly but unobtrusive and the homemade cake on arrival went down very well. Our group was mixed with an 11 and 70+ year old and we would all definitely like to return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay back in March (had good weather too). The delicious freshly baked Victoria sponge set the tone for the rest of our stay. Lovely place and could walk to most everywhere which made a refreshing change to the car. Our hosts were gracious and we really look forward to going back in the autumn. Just to say our accommodation was very comfortable and the location very peaceful and quiet at night, it was truly home from home for us.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marianne for your lovely appreciation of our property. Elizabeth and I are so pleased you both enjoyed your time with us in the spring. We do try to make our two apartments as cosy as we can, and your comment 'it was truly home from home' hopefully means we are achieving our aims. We are fortunate that Coniston Lodge is so ideally situated on the edge of our small village, close to all the services, but also peaceful, quiet and wonderfully situated as a rambling and touring centre. We will look forward to welcoming you back to Coniston Lodge again in the near future.
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From the Owner

We inherited our original family home in 1981, when we had a Restaurant & Wine Shop in the Village. In 1989 we extended the property by the addition of six generous en-suite bedrooms to create 'Coniston Lodge Hotel'. This was our business for the next 21 years, until we became aware that the modern vocation trend was very much more in favour of the less formal 'Self Catering' option, which gives guests the freedom to come and go as they wish. Not wishing to leave our lovely home or the beautiful surroundings of Southern Lakeland, in 2010, we converted the hotel into two cottage apartments, each with their own quiet private patio/garden areas.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 100 Miles Nearest Barpub : Sun Hotel at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : Windermere or Ulverston at 20 Miles Nearest Train : Windermere, Lake District at 12 Miles Nearest Motorway : M6 at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Black Bull Hotel at 150 Metres Nearest Beach : Silecroft at 20 Miles Car: recommended


The nearest international airport is Manchester - approximately a two hour drive away. A rail link from the airport to Windermere (12miles away) or Ulverston (14 miles) is possible, with a linking, but not always convenient bus service on to Coniston. A taxi from the railway station may sometimes be necessary. A bus service is provided between the local villages. But if you wish to travel more widely then we advise that the use of a car is recommended.


Hawkshead and Sawrey (Beatrix Potter' House.) 4 miles. Amleside and Windermere 10 miles. Grasmere (Wordsworth's house.) 12 miles. Ulverston (Market Town and Laurel & Hardy Museum) 14 miles, Kendal (Market Town and home of Kendal Mint Cake) 18 miles. Keswick 20 miles. Barrow in Furness (Ship Museum) 24 miles.

Further Details:

Coniston Village and Lake Coniston are synonymous with Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell and their attempts on the World Water Speed Record in there Bluebird' racing boats. Sir Malcolm setting a record of 141mph in 1939, and his son Donald, after breaking the record four times between 1956 & 1960, was killed at a speed of over 300mph, attempting to improve on his own world record of 276mph. The Campbells always stayed with the Robinsons when they were in Coniston, the last time at Coniston Lodge. Their exploits are commemorated in the Ruskin Museum in the village, alongside many other historical and local displays recording the life of the village over the centuries. Including mining, farming, the railways, fishing and lacemaking. The museum is named after John Ruskin, a famous Victorian essayist and social reformer who came to live in Coniston in the latter part of the 19century, He is generally regarded as one of the founders of the Trade Union movement, and Ruskin College at Oxford is named after him. His house, 'Brantwood', on the East side of the lake is open to the public for most of the year. An ideal way to visit Brantwood is to take a cruise on one of the Coniston Launches or the steam yacht Gondola, alight at Brantwood pier to visit the house, and then catch the boat back to Coniston on its next trip. There are several other interesting houses to visit closeby - Holker Hall near Cartmel, the home of the Cavendishes, a branch of the Duke of Devonshire's family from Chatsworth. Levens Hall near Kendal, famous for its Topiary Gardens. Muncaster Castle near Ravenglass with its beautiful gardens and displays of Owls and birds of prey. While there you may also wish to take the 14 mile trip from Ravenglass up the Eskdale Valley to Boot on the famous narrow gauge railway. When you return to Coniston after a day out there are plenty of shops where you can purchase souvenirs, and Inns where you can have a meal and recall the days adventures over a glass of wine.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 10. 2016
28 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11. 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 12. 2916
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1. 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2. 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3. 2017
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4. 2017
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5. 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6. 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7. 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8. 2017
6 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9. 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings are weekly, and are from Friday to Friday. In the Winter, and at short notice at other times, if available, we do take shorter breaks, Minimum 3 days. A non returnable deposit of £100.00 is required at the time of booking, and the balance must be paid six weeks prior to the day of arrival. Enquiries can be made either by email or telephone. We prefer to take booking confirmations by telephone. Payment may be made by Credit/Debit Card, or by cheque if you prefer this method.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is on a Friday, accept where short breaks have been agreed. Arrival time is after 3pm. If guests wish to arrive earlier or later we will make every effort help them. We ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on the day of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

On arrival you will find a welcome tea tray ready for you with with a home made cake. Coniston Lodge is less than a five minute walk from the centre of Coniston, so conveniently situated within easy walking distance of shops, Inns & Restaurants. Situated on the road that leads up to the mountains above the village our guests can walk out of the front door and have a choice of a miriad of walks of all grades and in all directions, no need to even take the car off the car park. The lake is only a ten minute walk away on level ground, if you would prefer an occasional leisurely Lake Cruise, as a change from the rigours of mountain climbing. For those who would like something even more challenging, why not try Rock Climbing or Ghyll Scrambling with expert tuition available in the village.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Extra large double bed can be converted to twin beds
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, This is a "Four Poster" double bed


  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: All our bedrooms are supplied with firm divan bed and mattresses and two pillows per person. Linen sheets and pillow cases are supplied as well as duvets. All towelling, bath and hand towels are supplied. A range of soaps and shampoos are also provided. Each bedroom has a hairdryer provided. Additional bedroom furnishings include wardrobe, dressing table with mirror, table and two easy chairs. Electric shaving points are provided in the bathrooms. Outside: Each property has a paved garden area which is provided with a table, sun lounger, and four chairs and a parasol. These areas are screened with wooden fencing, so are private and can't be observed by the public. The garden areas are adjacent to our mature rockery, and are also provided with hanging baskets and pot plants during the summer months.

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