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Tarn House (4* VisitBritain)

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The Tarn House garden – a haven for birds and wildlife.
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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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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 towa...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. - Period Victorian property in a peaceful countryside setting. - Central location within the national park – 5 minutes from Ambleside, 5 minutes from Elterwater, 10 minutes from Coniston, 10 minutes from Hawkshead, 20 minutes from Ullswater. - 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 and children welcome – we have a cot, 2 booster seats (suitable for 6 months-4 yrs old), fireguard, stairgates and a lovely collection of children's books, toys, plastic crockery – even straws! - Furnished and equipped with modern appliances (LCD TV, DVD, freesat, Netflix, Fibre wi-fi) - Luxury bathrooms with always-hot power showers and big Victorian cast-iron baths - Two towels and all linen provided for each guest - Large wood-burning stove – with supply of logs and coal - Pub and restaurant within 1/2 mile walk (and 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 – as well as our resident slow worm. The adjoining field is home to a herd of alpaca - Fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave - Central heating throughout - Heating and electrics included in price.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 2 Full baths
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About the Owner
David F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:76%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2013
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Reviewed August 24, 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2020
Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

A great house with lovely facilities in a great location. Extra touches with detailed maps of local walks & other very useful information.

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Tour100522
Coastal478872, VR Owner at Tarn House (4* VisitBritain), responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2019

Thanks so much for the review and delighted you had a good time at Tarn House. You're all welcome back any time.

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful week at Tarn House. It is centrally located to see the beautiful lakes and villages. You know immediately that the owner loves the Lakes too.. great helpful hints. Wood fire was extra touch. Remember this is England and there are stairs to...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Sue H
Coastal478872, VR Owner at Tarn House (4* VisitBritain), responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Thanks for the review Sue.l Glad you all ha da good time at Tarn House!

Reviewed November 2, 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

Date of stay: October 2017
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Management response:Responded November 2, 2017

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

Reviewed September 13, 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

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Michael P
Management response:Responded September 16, 2017

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

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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank 961tina
Management response:Responded September 12, 2017

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

Reviewed August 24, 2017

Our stay in Tarn House was a perfect family holiday. The views from the garden are really stunning and my grandchildren loved the swing too. This house is in a perfect location for both Ambleside and Grasmere. Tarn Hows and Skelwith Force Waterfall are must...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Barbara A
Management response:Responded August 26, 2017

Glad you had such a good time Barb. You're all welcome back at any time.

Reviewed May 29, 2017

Immaculate home, well equipped kitchen and very comfortable beds. Very quiet and convenient location in Lakes. Beautiful view from garden above cottage.

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Lee C
Reviewed May 13, 2017

What a fantastic place! The Langdales have got to be the best part of the Lake District and to be able to walk straight from Tarn House into such beautiful scenery was brilliant. Its proximity to all amenities in Ambleside was very handy. Tarn House...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Cruiser455359
Management response:Responded May 14, 2017

Glad you had such a good time in the Lakes and enjoyed Tarn House. You're always welcome back any time :-)

Reviewed October 1, 2016

We all loved spending time at Tarn House . All you need for a relaxing break . Lovely white bedding and comfortable beds .Huge cosy sofas in front of a large easy to use wood burner . Well equipped kitchen with all you need for...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank tinajoyharvey
Management response:Responded October 2, 2016

Thanks so much for the review Tina. It was a pleasure to host you all and you're welcome back at any time :-)

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Porch
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Stove
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
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).
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tarn House (4* VisitBritain)

Tarn House (4* VisitBritain) is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Tarn House (4* VisitBritain) has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Tarn House (4* VisitBritain) has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Tarn House (4* VisitBritain) must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.