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Tarn House (4* VisitBritain)

Front of cottage with lower patio and rockface
27 reviews
Front of cottage with lower patio and rockface
View from garden patio
Lounge / diner with cast iron stove
The wood-burning stove
Tranquil Loughrigg Tarn – A 5 minute walk from Tarn House.
1st floor double bedroom
1st floor twin / double bedroom
1st floor bathroom, cast iron bath, power shower
2nd floor double bedroom
2nd floor double bedroom
2nd floor bathroom, cast iron bath, power shower
Snug / games room
The Tarn House garden – a haven for birds and wildlife.
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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Skelwith Bridge, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Nestled on the peaceful fellside of Loughrigg, Tarn House is a four-star Visit England-rated lovingly restored cottage at the gateway to the Lansdale valleys.

Offering cosy, stylish and well-equipped self-catering accommodation for families and groups of up to eight people, Tarn House mixes traditional features including Victorian tiling and inglenook fireplace with the latest amenities, from large LCD TVs, DVDs, Netflix and fibre Wi-Fi to supersized soak-baths – and a beautiful garden – to give you a home-from-home holiday at any time of year.

Tarn House forms the private wing of a Victorian gentleman's residence, built at the end of the 19th century. The cottage features two secluded patio areas, parking for up to three cars and a large private fellside garden with extensive views towards the Coniston massif and Langdale Pikes.

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Listing #HL442987
About the Owner
David F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Interaction with guests
I live in Kentmere, a valley a few miles to the east of Tarn House, so you will be free to enjoy Tarn House in private. However, if you need anything I am only an email, phonecall or car journey away.
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Fantastic house in a perfect location, we did lots of walking straight from the door with the full instructions left by the owner. Lots of nice touches like the local biscuits and full local walks and pub recommendations. It was perfect for our extended family,...More

Thank Suzanne K
Management response:Responded 3 November 2017

Suzanne - Thanks so much. Was lovely to host you all. You're welcome back at any time.

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Fantastic stay in a spacious cottage. High ceilings, comfortable seats. Nice touches with Netflix and biscuits, ideal for a lazy day when wet weather. Highly recommend, Dave the proprietor is very friendly and has a useful guide with some lovely places to visit. Really looking...More

Thank Michael P
Management response:Responded 16 September 2017

Thanks Michael. Delighted you and the party enjoyed Tarn House. You're all welcome back any time.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Tarn house is in a beautiful setting. Fantastic views from the garden. Comfortable and well equipped. They have thought of everthing!

Thank 961tina
Management response:Responded 12 September 2017

Thanks so much for the kind words, Tina. Great you had such a good time :-) You're all welcome back any time.

  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(4)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Tarn House is our much loved holiday home where we spend as much time as we can. As such, all we ask is that you treat it with respect.
    2 Full baths
    1 Half bath
    1 Crib
    2 Twins
    4 Fulls
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
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30 Jun 2018 -
20 Jul 2018
Pre Summer Hols
4 nights
21 Jul 2018 -
30 Aug 2018
Summer hols
7 nights -- --
31 Aug 2018 -
7 Sep 2018
first week sept
7 nights -- --
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  • Damage Deposit: £100 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: £14 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
One of the many benefits of Tarn House is its central location in the Lakes. Situated in Loughrigg, a small group of properties on the side of Loughrigg Fell, extensive walking routes set out direct from the front door, with Loughrigg itself rising up behind the property and the Langdale valleys sweeping away to the west.

- Over Loughrigg to the north – an energetic half-hour walk away – you descend into the vale of Grasmere, historic home to William Wordsworth. A short walk down the valley is picturesque Rydal Water.

- North-West – a 20-minite drive over the Kirkstone Pass (traffic and weather permitting) – is Ullswater, a popular sailing and open-water swimming destination but also the traditional starting point for exploring not only Helvellyn (via Striding Edge) and its rugged neigh...
Getting around
The Lakes are best explored on foot, bike and by car, but there are good and reliable bus services. Visitors arriving by train can get the mainline from Oxenholme (West Coast Mainline) and then the branchline to Terminus at Windermere. From there buses connect with Ambleside. The nearest bus stop to Tarn House is at Skelwith Bridge (bus stop at the A593 junction with the B5343 – a ten minute rural walk away). Service 516 - Windermere-Ambleside-Elterwater-Dungeon Ghyll (runs for spring, summer and autumn months).
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Manchester: 148.0 km
Railway: Windermere: 8.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 35.0 km.
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