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Coniston near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 25554)

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    • “Warm, Cosy and Well presented - Even in a cold and overcast March”
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    • “We had a great break at Tanderra. Even though we went in a cold, overcast March the cottage was a warm, cosy, well presented home to come back to after a days adventuring. In a great location set above (but in walking distance to) Coniston village the views you get across the lake are really superb. Its also just near one of the main tracks up the old man of Coniston (if you can drag yourself away from the cottages open log fire....).”

    Edwells83, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, March 2015

    • “Cottage was lovely, clean and comfy. Lots of little extras like firewood was thought of. Beautiful views but the price paid for the views was getting to and from the cottage. Access is via a very steep and tricky couple of roads. You need a car with excellent traction to cope - icy conditions would make access impossible for anything but a 4x4. Parking also challenging. If you can cope with this you'll have a super time, just as we did.”

    Mrs Van Noort, Bexhill-on-Sea, December 2018

    • “The property Tanderra is well maintained, super clean and tidy (though curiously lacking an in-house hoover) and the key holder was readily available, highly obliging and entirely reliable. Not that i needed them, but Sykes also remained available in the background and i downloaded their mobile app for the first time which brought added ease and reassurance. Aside from the pleasant garden, balcony with fantastic views and open fire, one of the strongest points of this property is that the beds, which are usually over looked in most holiday cottages, were the most comfortable i have ever slept in in my life. This provision brought a great improvement to the quality of the holiday as it was a relief not to come away from summer away needing to wear a back support due to the impact of sleeping on bad quality mattresses. The property is perfectly placed for walkers and those who want to keep away from the fray but the steep ascent may prove challenging to the elderly and physically challenged. However, if i understood correctly, the owners manage other delightful looking properties in less steep locations within the village. The only fault i could raise here, is that though there is a mobile signal, this is currently the only method to access wifi at this cottage. I found i was dependant on wifi access everyday, for booking local facilities such as dining, boats, bikes, local transport, as well as researching daily weather, walking routes and local events such as country fairs. For a property of this quality, the lack of wifi seemed an omission as it's presence so clearly helps a guest plug into the local community and economy. Hopefully the owner might consider this issue for future guests. I am meanwhile recommending this property to friends who like hiking and getting away from it all.”

    Mr Tickell, London, August 2018

    • “Stunning view. Made the holiday. Loved It!”

    Miss Sunderland, Leeds, June 2018

    • “It was lovely. The views in the brochure and online don’t do it justice in my opinion. We had everything we needed and more. Lots of thought has gone into the place to make the stay as great as it was. The steep hill to drive up to the cottage is under explained. The incline and narrow sides are not suitable to most vehicles. We were fine with our X-trail but it’s not easy,”

    Mrs Browne, Ipswich, May 2018

    • “The views from the balcony were superb. The house was warm and cozy, and in a great location for enjoying the pubs and bistros of Coniston. You can also climb the Old Man straight out the back door.”

    Mr Atherton, LYTHAM ST. ANNES, October 2017

    • “The Lane leading to cottage is very narrow and a large car would find it difficult to get a round the corner needs to make that clear we had to use the car every day We very happy with the cottage thank you”

    Mrs Hawkins, Plymouth, May 2017

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  • Cot available
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The Property

Tanderra is a terraced cottage based in Coniston, Cumbria. It was a former miners' cottage which has been renovated to further display its elevated position and the surrounding lake and countryside views. It is a wonderful property for a romantic holiday break. Internally, there is an open-plan living area. The lounge has a contemporary decor with a range of comfortable seating facing the large TV. Settle down for a relaxing night in with your loved ones and enjoy the benefits of the open fire, guaranteed to make you feel warm and cosy. The dining area has seating for up to four people, perfect for some early morning breakfast. Though small, the kitchen is housed with all the appliances you could possibly need, from light cooking to large home-cooked meals. The property has two bedrooms: one super king-size and one twin, ideal for small families or two couples. Outside has a balcony with a small table and chairs overlooking the expansive countryside and distant lake. Off-road parking is available for two cars. Coniston is a beautiful area with a thriving economy based on sightseeing, lake cruises, water sports, mountaineering, horse-riding and the consumption of locally brewed real ale! Further afield is Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum, which has guided tours to show where Wordsworth lived and some of his work and its pretty cottage garden. You will discover the greatest collection of the Wordsworths' letters, journals and poems in the world. Kids can pick up a quiz to help them explore. Tanderra is the ultimate holiday destination.


Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire and balcony.


  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Front sloped lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 8 mins walk
  • Note: Access and parking not suitable for low slung sports cars

Regional Information

CONISTON 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas