Ideally hidden away at the head of the beautiful Tilberthwaite valley, is Tilberthwaite Farm Cottage which provides a cosy retreat, full of character for up to four guests. Once owned by Beatrix Potter, the cottage is ideally situated near to Coniston in the very heart of the Lake District National Park and is part of an 18th Century farmhouse, providing a convenient base from which to explore the many attractions this area has to offer.
Tilberthwaite Farm Cottage is in an enviable position in a tranquil spot and affords superb views over the surrounding fells. Ideally placed for walkers, there are a great choice of walks accessible directly from the front door and within the surrounding area.
The picturesque Lakeland village of Coniston is only three miles from the cottage. Overshadowed by The Old Man, which provides a good challenge for walkers and fell runners, the village is famed for its stunning lake and connections with both Donald Campbell (for speed boat racing) and the art critic John Ruskin, who's house Brantwood, overlooks Coniston lake and is open to the public. The village offers a good choice of pubs serving traditional fare and ale, Coniston Brewery, a fantastic butcher (selling award winning sausages!), supermarket for stocking up on provisions and also a fish and chip shop for those who want a takeaway.
On the outskirts of the village is Lake Coniston which provides plenty of water-based activities to enjoy. Why not hire a boat or canoe and explore the lakes shoreline or take a leisurely cruise on the famous Coniston steam yacht gondola. This spectacular Victorian Steam-powered yacht is owned by the National Trust and allows you to take in the beautiful scenery, along with visiting Brantwood House, garden and tea room and Monk Coniston.
The area also has much to offer cyclists, both along the country lanes and the tracks and trails of Grizedale Forest with its sculptures, visitors centre, cafe and imaginative play park.
Dorothy Wilkinson joined Independent Cottages in July 2006
Tilberthwaite Farm Cottage provides a cosy retreat full of character sitting in a peaceful position. The owners working sheep farm (where they rear Herdwick sheep, an indigenous breed to the Lakes), provides a fascinating backdrop to a holiday.
The accommodation comprises:
Additional information: Unfortunately no pets and no smoking.
Star Rating: 3 Star
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Short breaks available from 18th November. Friday or Monday for 3 or 4 nights from £200