Hand-picked holiday cottages in Tarn Hows
Find holiday cottages in Tarn Hows, once owned by children’s author Beatrix Potter. Also known as the Tarns, this picturesque part of the Lake District now belongs to the National Trust and is well-positioned for access to Coniston and Hawkshead, as well as Ambleside and Grasmere. Browse our Tarn Hows cottages for enticing, self-catering properties with accommodation to suit anyone eager to experience the spectacular beauty of the area. From couples’ keen on walking, to families looking for adventure, and groups of friends seeking to celebrate and spend time together, there are plenty of options in or near Tarn Hows. Some of our holiday homes in Tarn Hows are dog-friendly and ideal for guests wishing to walk by Lake Windermere or Coniston Water with a four-legged friend by their side.
Known for its stunning beauty, the area features three small lakes which were linked together in the 19th century. Plan walks in the area to give you glorious views, through beautiful woodland and past waterfalls. Visit the nearby village of Coniston, set against the famous fell known as the Old Man of Coniston, and with its museum offering exhibitions on speed record breaker Donald Campbell and Victorian art critic John Ruskin. Take a boat out on the water here or on Lake Windermere, which is also nearby and provides activities such as kayaking, canoeing and sailing. Head to Hawkshead to explore pretty, winding alleys and to treat yourself to a Lakeland cream tea or hearty pub roast.