Dipper Cottage, overlooking the beck
Formed from the original wheelhouse, Dipper cottage has a wonderful outlook straight onto the rocky waterfalls of the beck. The front door enters surprisingly at first floor level into a beamed entrance hall off which lie the 2 bedrooms and bathroom. The master bedroom looks out over the beck and boasts a king-size bed. The second bedroom has twin beds. The bathroom has a powerful pumped shower over the bath, plus WC, heated towel rail and wash-basin.
Quaint winding stairs lead down to an attractive and carefully thought-out open-plan living area comprising smart fitted kitchen, dining area and comfy seating with flat-screen TV & DVD player. The low window-seat has a great view straight out onto the pretty waterfalls. Digital electric radiators provide just the right level of heating at the touch of a button.
Sunny Bank Mill Cottages
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.
About the Owner
Activity and Interests
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.
- Away From It All
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
- Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed
- The master bedroom has a kingsize bed and looks out over the beck
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Max. occupancy: 4
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- children welcome
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- 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 will enjoy amazing views of Coniston Old Man and the central fells from the middle of the lake.