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Charming riverside mill conversion, dog-friendly, with private lake access - Robin Cottage, with garden

Coniston, Coniston, Cumbria, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 - 7 nights

Dipper and Robin Cottages both sleep 4 (2 bedrooms), Wren sleeps 2

This 300 year-old traditional stone watermill has been cleverly converted into three individual and attractive cottage-style apartments. In an idyllic riverside setting beside tumbling Torver Beck, each of the three apartments (Dipper, Wren and Robin) are full of character and retain many original features such as exposed stone walls and beams, whilst ensuring comfort and warmth after the day's activities. Plenty of off-road parking space in the enclosed car-park. A grassy lane alongside the beck leads to a large wooded field (sheep-free - a haven for dogs) and down to the secluded lakeshore. If you love the tranquil beauty of the lakes, and find yourself drawn to the pretty becks and peaceful waterfronts, this is the perfect holiday destination for you. Situated on the quiet western shore of Coniston Water, not far from Peel Island ('Wildcat Island' of Swallows and Amazons fame), and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Sunny Bank Mill boasts private lake frontage and has its own jetty where you can launch your own boat or just sit and enjoy the scenery. The three cosy apartments (Dipper, Robin and Wren) sleep 4, 4 and 2 respectively. Thick stone walls and individual layouts give each its own quirky character. Furnished to a high standard they are equipped with everything you will need to enjoy your holiday. Whether you like to sit and admire stunning views, or would rather get out and explore by foot, bicycle, sail or paddle, these cottages make an ideal holiday base for a family, or a romantic getaway for 2, any time of the year.

Owner

Daphne Libby

  • Member Since 2013
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Speaks: english

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, Annex bedroom with separate access

        Bathrooms

        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Mountain
            • Rural
            • Waterfront

              Theme

                • Away From It All
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Tumble Dryer
                        • Washing Machine

                          Kitchen

                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster

                              Dining

                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Television

                                      Outside

                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                        • Lawn / Garden

                                          Suitability

                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Attractions

                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • forests
                                                • waterfalls

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • walking

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          Notes

                                                            • The stroll down the lane beside the beck and then through the field down to the lake-shore takes only a few minutes and you will be rewarded with fine views across the lake. Watch out for the ducks, the resident dipper and the occasional heron fishing in the river. You might even spot an otter (we saw one last year). There's plenty of space in the field to let dogs off the lead. Hire one of our Canadian canoes and have hours of fun exploring the lake and the island (Wild Cat island of 'Swallows and Amazons' fame) and enjoy amazing views of Coniston Old Man and the central fells from the middle of the lake.

                                                              1 Reviews

                                                              4/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              An amazing reconfiguration of one building into three lets that are private and self contained!

                                                              Our property was extremely well equipped and fulfilled our every need. Somehow it seemed spacious whilst and airy yet also warm and snug. Really good design and quality made if fully adequate and easy to manage at the same time. We did not require the second bedroom which would suit younger couples rather than older ones which tend to require easy access and certainly to facilities throughout the night and even the few level steps from one building to the other on a rainy night made us choose the one room over the other , which was a shame because the other bedroom was beautiful with a super view! Our two dogs loved it as did we and the area never fails to inspire us. We consider this a really lovely peaceful place to stay and the wonderful wild snowdrops, and snow covered fells coupled with brilliant heating and hot water fantastic even in February weather that supplied most things!!
                                                              Submitted:
                                                              Feb 17, 2018
                                                              Stayed:
                                                              Feb 2018

                                                              Location

                                                              Coniston, Coniston, Cumbria, UK

                                                              Sunny Bank lies at the heart of England’s beautiful Lake District National Park. Here one can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside so beloved by Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, Arthur Ransome (to name but a few) and yet be within easy reach of charming villages and towns with all the attractions they have to offer. 4 miles from Coniston, a small but busy typical Lakeland town, and just three-quarters of a mile from Torver, where there is an excellent pub. Popular tourist centres such as Ambleside, Grasmere and Hawkshead are about half an hour away by car. Sunny Bank is an ideal location for mountain walking, boating, swimming, sailing and other water-based activities. Bring your own boat or hire our canadian canoes.

                                                              $116avg/night
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                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                              Property # 1200257 1525987

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