VisitBritain-logo_smallTarn House forms the private wing of a Victorian gentleman’s residence, built at the end of the 19th century by the owner of the Elterwater Gunpowder Works. The cottage – rated four star by VisitEngland – features two secluded patios, ample parking and a large private fellside garden with panoramic views towards the Coniston massif and Langdale Pikes.

Tarn House provides stylish, well-equipped, self-catering accommodation for families and groups of any size up to eight people.

Period features including parquet flooring, Victorian tiling and inglenook fireplace combine with large-screen LCD TVs, DVDs and fibre wi-fi access to give you a comfortable and well-equipped Lakeland holiday at any time of year.

  • Large period Victorian property in a peaceful countryside setting
  • Central location within the Lake District National Park – 5 minutes from Ambleside, 5 minutes from Elterwater, 15 minutes from Coniston, 15 minutes from Hawkshead, 20 minutes from Ullswater
  • 4-star quality rated by VisitEngland (ten years in a row)
  • Large wood-burning stove – with starter supply of logs, coal, paper and firelighters
  • Pub and restaurant within 1/2 mile walk (many more within a five minute drive)
  • Secluded private fellside garden with far-reaching views; the perfect breakfast spot or take the BBQ out on summer evenings… Our garden is regularly visited by deer, foxes, badgers, owls, bats and dozens of different birds
  • Luxuriously furnished and equipped with modern appliances (LCD TVs, DVD player, freesat, Roku, Netflix)
  • Fibre super-speed Wi-Fi (streaming on up to eight devices)
  • 4 double bedrooms. Sleeping accommodation arranged over two floors each with its own bathroom – ideal for two groups or two generations sharing the house, as well as larger groups and families. Many of our guests are family groups celebrating birthdays.
  • …Also ideal for smaller families and groups – you could use just one sleeping floor if you wish, or spread yourselves out.
  • Families, children and babies welcome – we have a cot, 2 booster seats (suitable for 6 months – 4 yrs old), fireguard, stairgates and a large collection of children’s books, toys, plastic crockery
  • Bathrooms with always-hot power-showers and extra-deep Victorian cast-iron baths
  • Two towels and Egyptian cotton linen provided for each guest
  • Private parking for three cars
  • Fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave
  • Central heating throughout
  • Heating and electricity included in price
  • No smoking, no pets
  • We use Good Energy to supply us with electricity from 100% renewable sources.

The view from the top patio – Wetherlam is the fell in the distance. On a clear day you can also see from Black Fell in the south to Pavey Ark and Pike O’Stickle in the north. Pike O’Blisco and Lingmoor Fell rise gently above the roof.


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