Tilberthwaite Farm Cottage

2 bedroom cottage: sleeps 4

Perfectly tucked away at the head of the picturesque Tilberthwaite valley.

Tilberthwaite Farm Cottage  part of an early 18th Century farmhouse once owned by Beatrix Potter, provides a character-filled cosy retreat for four guests. 

The Wilkinson family will welcome you to their working hill sheep farm rearing the Lake District's native breed of Herdwick sheep, providing an interesting backdrop to your holiday.

The cottage is well placed mid way between Coniston and the Langdale valleys in the heart of the Lake District, a central base for exploring the areas many attractions.

The cottage (sleeps 4)


Open plan lounge with dining/kitchen area. 
WiFi, Freeview TV, DVD, electric fire. Well equipped kitchen with dining table. Electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, iron, ironing board.


Large double bedroom with sleigh bed plus grandstand view of the farm activities.

Twin bedded room (two full size single beds), with character oak beam.

Duvets on all beds, linen and towels included. Hair dryer provided. Cot and high chair available.


Bath with electric shower over.


All electric/storage heaters. The cottage is known to be cosy.


  • Rated 3-star (ETB)
  • Carefully cleaned and cared for by the owner
  • Washing service on request
  • Parking spaces for 2 cars
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Children can play in the yard and will enjoy exploring the open countryside and stream near the cottage
  • Sorry no pets
  • Non-smokers preferred


Discover this delightful cottage, one mile from the main road, ideally placed in a peaceful spot and offering wonderful views across the fells.

It is perfect for those who enjoy walking or mountain biking with a wide range of walks or rides that can be enjoyed. Many start from the cottage door.

  • Little Langdale is 1 mile: take pleasure in a walk over the fell and return by woodland steeped in the history of the Lakeland quarrying industry
  • For the fell walking enthusiast, the Coniston and Langdale fells are easily accessible without taking the car


The pretty village of Coniston with its beautiful lake is just three miles away and is popular with tourists and hill walkers all year round. Coniston still remains a charming unspoilt Lakeland village and offers a good range of amenities including traditional pubs serving local produce, cafes, Coniston Brewery, an excellent butcher (you must try the ward winning Cumberland sausages!), supermarket and fish and chip shop. The village is famous for its connections with the speed boat ace Donald Campbell, the writer John Ruskin and The Old Man of Coniston which over-shadows the village and offers a challenging climb for walkers and fell runners. 

Windermere Lake and the charming villages of Hawkshead, Grasmere, and Ambleside are close to hand.  Further afield Wasdale, Eskdale and the Duddon Valleys and to the east Ullswater, Keswick, Borrowdale and Buttermere make for delightful excursions.


Leave M6 at junction 36 for Kendal. Take A591 to Ambleside. From Ambleside follow the A593 Coniston road. Continue on this road through Skelwith. After approximately 4 miles, take the sharp right bend signed Tilberthwaite. Follow this road to the END (ignoring "No parking past this point" sign).

Marked on the Ordnance survey map as High Tilberthwaite (GR 308 014).



Dates (weeks commencing) Price per week

Xmas and New Year 2018


2019  5th January - 2nd February 2019


 9th February - 16th February 


23rd February – 30th April 


6th April - 20th April  £585 
27th April  - 18th May  £480
25th May  £585
1st June - 13th July   £495 

20th July - 24th August

31st August - 12th October £495 
19th October - 26th October£575
2nd November - 14th December 
Xmas and New Year  

2020  4th January - 8th February 


15th - 22nd February£475
29th February - 21st March£400
28th March - 11th April£595

Short breaks:

Winter weekends or part weeks available November to March. 3 or 4 nights

£200 - £250  


  • Please email or phone to check availability before making a booking.
  • A deposit of £100 per week is required (refunded only if the week is re-let).
  • Balance due in full 2 weeks prior to arrival (not refundable).
  • Arrival 3.00 p.m. Departure 10.00 a.m.
  • Sorry no pets.
  • Non-smokers preferred.
  • We are open all year.
  • The cottage is available for weekly lets - Saturday to Saturday.
  • Tariff includes all electricity and bed linen.
  • Washing and drying service on request at £5 per large load.
  • It may be advisable to take out your own cancellation insurance.



     "Bookings now been taken for 2019"

Bookings and enquiries

Visitors' book

"We had great days in this wonderful landscape."  Peter & Verena Becker Germany

"We have enjoyed another happy and relaxing week here." Rob & Jane Bayley East Sussex

"The cottage is just a little gem." Jaap and Hetty Decker

"Back again lovely time as usual." Philipa and Aubrey Scotland

"A fantastic cottage very cosy in the February weather. Everything pristine all the right equipment. Many thanks for the biscuits and eggs. We would return again." Elizabeth & Gavin

"Even with so much rain the streams waterfalls and Ghylls have been spectacular." Claudia & Bill Suffolk

"For us this was breathtaking scenery!! And everything decorated in its autumn colours." Martin Belinda and family. Holland

"We enjoyed the lovely scenery and working farm setting." Newlove family

"It has been great to return each day to this cosy and well equipped cottage providing home from home comforts." Rosemary and Clive South Northamptonshire

"We have enjoyed watching the Herdwick sheep graze on the bank at the back of the cottage." Peter Edwin and Rachel, Derbyshire

"Lovely hikes up mountains through fields and beside brooks and streams." Taylor children, Ealing London

"Thank you for being so welcoming to us and answering all the questions. Looking forward to staying again." Mackin family Preston

"We will miss being here …… until next time. Thank you Dorothy Glenn & family and of course the dogs and sheep." Sharon Peter Jack (10) Gemma (7)