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Thompson Ground - Tarns Cottage

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Tarn Cottage is located on a working farm alongside three other properties each of which enjoy private patios and panoramic views of Lakeland.

Heart of Lakeland, with panoramic views

A nature-lovers’ paradise

Wheelchair access in Tarns Cottage

Thompson Ground is a working hill farm in the heart of Lakeland, with panoramic country views. Visitors here will soon find that this wonderful area is filled with a profusion of things to see and pursuits to enjoy, from walking in the beautiful Grizedale Forest and on the Langdales, and going pony trekking, to participating in the water sports and launch trips on nearby Windermere and Coniston Water. However you choose to spend your time, any of these four cosy and comfortable cottages make an ideal holiday base to come back to. The Lake District itself hardly needs any introduction. In addition to the choice natural scenery, amongst some of England’s finest, there are also lots of interesting ‘man-made’ attractions to visit (some more publicised than others). Why not start with the picturesque village of Hawkshead, which is 1/2 mile away. Beatrix Potter’s former home, Hill Top (NT), lies near Sawrey, whilst The Wordsworth Museum in nearby Grasmere, occupies Dove Cottage, which the poet William Wordsworth made his home between 1799 and 1808. There are also many NT properties in the vicinity, from the magnificent Levens Hall to the tiny Old Bridge House at Ambleside. The cottages are attractively furnished and fully equipped, with sealed window units, a storm porch and Tarn Cottage (ref NP57) is specially designed for use by visitors with some degree of physical handicap. Each has their own furnished patio area, and all have access to a front lawn, which is the ideal venue for children and adults to socialise and play. Locally there are plenty of pubs and restaurants, any of which are perfect for spending a relaxing evening in. Stabling for 2 horses is available on request.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Wet room with shower seat, hand rails and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

Cot. High chair. Wheelchair access.

All properties: Open fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone (on site). Private patios and furniture. Shared lawned area to front of cottages. Barbecue. Ample parking.

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  • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Access
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Open PlanOpen Plan
  • Ground Floor Wet RoomGround Floor Wet Room
  • Grab RailsGrab Rails
  • Bath/Shower SeatBath/Shower Seat

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/04/2016
    We really like this cottage and this was our second stay here. Fantastic view and location. Only slight minus is main living area is a touch small for 5 people. Not amazingly well equipped, but does have dishwasher. Main bathroom (a wetroom) is ground floor + large - very good for hanging up wet kit etc. Strongly recommend and would stay again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 16/04/2016
    Fantastic location and some of the best views in the lakes from the cottage. Comfortable and spacious enough, whilst cosy by the fire..and we appreciated the handy supply of logs and the local milkman deliveries. Could benefit from a better setup to store damp and muddy boots and coats maybe? Loved being on the footpath to Tarn Hows and walking into Hawkshead...we didn't use it but the 505 bus goes right past the farm too.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/04/2016
    Excellent cottage. Superb views and very comfortable. Plenty of space for a family of four.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/11/2015
    We have stayed many times over the years and just love it

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/10/2015
    This was a wonderful farm cottage lovely venue as well as cows, I had an old lady that finds it hard to walk and the shower and down stairs family was excellent

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/08/2015
    Wonderful situation with superb view. Comfort and amenities of a high standard. Found 3 adults and 2 young children had all needed for a happy holiday. Thanks

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 23/05/2015
    Situated halfway up a steep hill to Hawkshead Hill the cottage is at the end of a line of 5 terraced cottages with fantastic views of many distant hills including the Kirkstone pass. A spotter scope provided helped zoom in on the walkers on the peaks & nice of the owners to provide the Wainwright book set to plan your conquests. Outlook to the rear is a farm but not much happening so no disturbance. Downstairs main room is lounge/diner/kitchen and tight for space with 2 double leather sofas, large TV and round kitchen table with 4 chairs cramping into the kitchen area. A large twin bed room to the lower front extension is a large bright room with 2 windows & great views. We shifted the beds down and moved the kitchen table to the end to create room in the kitchen and a nice bright study & dining area (I was studying an OU course). A wetroom with shower 2 sinks and WC (no bath) was downstairs & next to another WC room. Parking level outside makes this downstairs area suitable for wheelchair access in my opinion. Upstairs to 2 rooms: 1 single and larger double both set into the roof space with roof windows, so tip toe views here. So sleeps 5 in total. Real fireplace with log store nearby outside plus boiler (a bit noisy) on the kitchen wall supplying radiators and on demand hot water. The 20 minute walk into Hawkshead, off road mostly, is picturesque but steep and rocky in places passing many sheep before finding the 4 pubs all serving food and a few quirky shops & tea rooms. It's a pretty little village centrally located in the Lake Distrct. From the cottage is local access to the Grisedale Forrest area good for cycling with graded runs (access half a mile up the hill), also a walk to Tarn Howes, a popular landscaped lake a couple of miles away. We saw a stoat and lots of pied wagtails from the cottage. Patio area outside with pub bench/table and rusty BBQ which we put a disposable one on. The extension acts as a useful wind break.

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8.9 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews collected by Reevoo
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