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

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Thermos Flask

Overview

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!

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

Owner
Daphne Libby
Member since: 1999
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Daphne Libby

Sunny Bank Farm is owned by a group of friends who are now dispersed throughout England. We are all passionate about the Lake District and particularly the Sunny Bank area and Coniston Water. We regularly come and stay at Sunny Bank ourselves and so we put a lot of thought and effort into equipping it with everything you could possibly need and ensuring that it is in excellent condition for our guests.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Coniston in Blawith and Subberthwaite

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Boat hire (rowing boat and Canadian canoe) is £100. Games barn hire is £60.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Main bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jack and Jill design - accessible from landing or from bed 2
    En-suite to bed 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in shower
    En-suite to bed 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Powerful electric shower
    Shower room for beds 4 & 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Ground floor shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Handy after a lake adventure!
  • All bathrooms have recently been newly refurbished.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1 - 1 Double Bed , En-suite shower and garden view
    2 - 2 Single Bed , En-suite access to bathroom, and garden view
    3 - 3 Single Bed , En-suite shower and double aspect garden / lake views
    4 - 1 Double Bed , Shared shower with bedroom 5. Garden and lake view
    5 - 2 Single Bed , Shared shower with bedroom 4. Wash-hand basin, patio view
    6 - 1 Single Bed , 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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 3 reviews
5

A very special place.

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this property twice each year for more years than I can remember - 15 years? more? Which perhaps says it all! The house is delightful, comfortable, homely and happily accommodates a large party, and in my case, one or two dogs. Each time I visit, the house seems perfect, yet each time I go there seem to have been improvements made: the house always feels so cared for not just an impersonal holiday house.

It's lovely to have the garden AND the additional secluded acres to enjoy, walking to the lake in peace and quiet. Also wonderful to be able to leave the property to walk around the lake or enjoy the views from local walks and hills.

I just keep coming back to this very special place.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Sunny Bank Farm for many years now and it is our favourite holiday cottage in the Lakes. We are a party of 4 couples and go to the lakes for the Coniston run in March. The house is in the ideal location - for those of us who don't run - as we can watch the runners go past the house and cheer them on, then walk along the lake to Coniston to join them at the finishing line. The house has everything you need to relax and enjoy your stay - the kitchen is well kitted out, the bedrooms have been altered and additional bathrooms have been added. We enjoy the walks down to the lake shore and the boys enjoy a game of footy in the fields. Perfect for everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: 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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Location

Nearest Train
11 Miles
Ulverston
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Torver
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Coniston, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
post-Easter
14 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,080
for 3 nights
From
£360
£1,772
 
 
May special offer
4 May 2018 - 6 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£995
 
 
May
8 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,080
for 3 nights
From
£360
£1,772
 
 
May half-term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,920
for 7 nights
£2,920
 
 
June
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,195
for 7 nights
£2,195
 
 
late June
23 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
July
7 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,520
for 7 nights
£2,520
 
 
Summer
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,920
for 7 nights
£2,920
 
 
September
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,895
for 7 nights
£1,895
 
 
October
22 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,660
for 7 nights
£1,660
 
 
Oct half-term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,320
for 7 nights
£2,320
 
 
Nov
27 Oct 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£960
for 3 nights
From
£320
£1,250
 
 
Dec
24 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£885
for 3 nights
From
£295
£1,195
 
 
Xmas
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,920
for 7 nights
£2,920
 
 
January
4 Jan 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
£1,195
 
 
Feb half-term
15 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,185
for 3 nights
From
£395
£1,595
 
 
Mar
22 Feb 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,170
for 3 nights
From
£390
£1,530
 
 
Easter
6 Apr 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,580
for 7 nights
£2,580
 
 
post-Easter
20 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 3 nights
From
£600
£2,400
 
 
May
27 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,080
for 7 nights
£2,080
 
 
May half-term
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,300
for 7 nights
£3,300
 
 
June
1 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
July
22 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,640
for 7 nights
£2,640
 
 
Aug
13 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,300
for 7 nights
£3,300
 
 
Sep
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,940
for 7 nights
£1,940
 
 
Oct
21 Sep 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,740
for 7 nights
£1,740
 
 
Oct half-term
19 Oct 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,480
for 7 nights
£2,480
 
 
Nov
26 Oct 2019 - 21 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
£990
for 3 nights
From
£330
£1,320
 
 
Dec
29 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£930
for 3 nights
From
£310
£1,240
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,300
for 7 nights
£3,300
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 7 nights
£2,700
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £15

£100 extra for boat hire (exclusive use of rowing boat and Canadian open canoe for the duration of your stay, plus full set of buoyancy aids)
£60 for use of games barn with table tennis, pool table football and darts.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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