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

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Description

Wren Cottage

Perfect for couples, Wren cottage forms the eastern end of the original Mill building. An unusual double flight of stone steps leads to the front door which opens straight into an attractive and spacious living area. This comprises a smart fitted kitchen, dining area, and comfy seating with flat-screen television. The bedroom has a king-size bed, bedside tables and lights, and plenty of drawer and hanging space. The en-suite bathroom has an powerful electric pumped shower, bath, WC and washbasin.


About the property

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.

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About the Owner

Daphne Libby
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

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1 Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Portland, Oregon
5

The absolute best place to meet the Lake District

  • 5 of 5

Wren cottage was my home for two weeks, without a car in a somewhat remote location. Everything was perfect. The cottage is very old, part of an old mill, and has all the cottage character but with a very modern complete bathroom and excellent kitchen. The owner takes great care to see that all is in order and immaculately clean. It is a very beautiful short walk on the property to the shores of Coniston Water and the gardens around the house are lovely, including the neighboring sheep herd.

The local bus stops near the door but one should walk the mile to Trover to get the feel of the countryside and for an excellent meal with good food and friendly people at Wilson's pub. The absolute highlight was the two days I spent riding from South to North throughout the park with Bluebird Tours. Run by a local couple from Coniston, the tours are in a comfortable small van and are very personalized to what holds the guests interest. It was a pleasure to see and do so much with Harry and Jeanine and still have welcoming Wren Cottage waiting each night. Sleeping to the sound of the beck is very satisfying and Tesco will deliver groceries.

I rent holiday stays through VRBO frequently and this property deserves the top rating.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Train : Ulverston at 11 Miles Car: recommended

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.

Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

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
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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 will enjoy amazing views of Coniston Old Man and the central fells from the middle of the lake.

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