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Delightful 17C cottage, ensuites - idyllic setting, lovely garden, lake frontage

Bedrooms 6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cosy and full of traditional charm; brand new bathrooms; large private grounds

Sunny Bank Farm is a spacious and beautifully furnished 17th century farmhouse set in large grounds, with lovely lawned garden and private frontage to Coniston Water. An open fire (firewood provided), central-heating and double-glazing throughout make it an excellent year-round holiday venue, and an ideal base for walking, touring, boating or just relaxing in peaceful surroundings. There are 2 double bedrooms, 2 twin, 1 triple and 1 single on the ground floor. There are 2 lounges, both with comfy sofas; one with TV, the other with open fire, music system and large window seat giving a splendid view of the garden and the birds landing on the feeders (bring some peanuts!). The open-plan kitchen and dining room easily accommodates 12 people and has everything you will need for quality holiday catering and a comfortable environment for multi-course extended dining!

Excellent reviews on TripAdvisor.

Sunny Bank's grounds are clearly visible in the new Swallows and Amazons film. 'Wild Cat' island is just 15 minutes row away (boats available for hire) - a really fun place to visit.

More Details

Daphne Libby
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018


Coniston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill design - accessible from landing or from bed 2
    En-suite to bed 1 - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower
    En-suite to bed 3 - toilet , shower , Powerful electric shower
    Shower room for beds 4 & 5 - toilet , shower
    Ground floor shower room - toilet , shower , Handy after a lake adventure!
  • All bathrooms have recently been newly refurbished.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1 - 1 double , En-suite shower and garden view
    2 - 2 twin/ single , En-suite access to bathroom, and garden view
    3 - 3 twin/ single , En-suite shower and double aspect garden / lake views
    4 - 1 double , Shared shower with bedroom 5. Garden and lake view
    5 - 2 twin/ single , Shared shower with bedroom 4. Wash-hand basin, patio view
    6 - 1 twin/ single , Ground floor with garden view, access to ground floor shower
  • Three of the bedrooms are newly furbished with en-suite facilities. The family bathroom can be en-suite to bed 2 but is also accessible from the landing. Beds 4 & 5 share a shower room between them. Bed 6 (ground floor) has access to the ground floor shower room.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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. Sunny Bank has so much to offer you can forget your car for the whole week if you want! Relax and enjoy the beautiful garden, or stroll down to the lake and be stunned by glorious and ever-changing views from the shore. Watch the waterbirds and occasional sailing boat on this quiet corner of the lake; or get in one of our boats and paddle out to explore the enchanting island. Take a walk along the shoreline or stride up onto Torver Common for breathtaking views of Coniston Old Man and the whole lake. There are plenty of superb walks or hikes right from the doorstep, in all directions and for all ages and abilities.


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Delightful 17C cottage, ensuites - idyllic setting, lovely garden, lake frontage
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Fantastic in February!

  • 5 of 5

February half term can be a tricky time to go away with small children in tow, as the weather can be so variable. We had all 4 seasons while we were at Sunnybank Farm, but thanks to the fantastic facilities indoors and outdoors we were ready for anything! We will be back to stay again at this beautiful and amazingly well equipped cottage.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your week - yes, Sunny Bank Farm is a great place to stay whatever the weather. I hope you will be back soon for a return visit!
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Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Sunny Bank Farm is 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. The grounds (16 acres) are bordered by Torver Common and the Cumbria Way to the north and grazed farmland to the south; across the road is Torver Beck and more farmland, and to the east a long stretch of lakeshore onto Coniston Water. Sunny Bank Farm is an ideal location for mountain walking, boating, swimming, sailing and other water-based activities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20.77
Refundable damage deposit $138.49

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.