ASH GILL COTTAGE, Torver, pet-free
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
An immaculately presented, deceptively spacious family built & owned semi-detached house is situated in the pretty hamlet of Torver, approx. 2 miles from Coniston in the heart of the Lake District. This two storey property can comfortably accommodate 6 people, has a king-sized master bedroom with en-suite and TV/DVD, two twin bedrooms (one with TV/DVD), family bathroom with shower over and a downstairs wc.
Fully refurbished in 2013, guests can enjoy a 50" TV, free wifi, log burning stove (starter basket included), large living / dining area which can accommodate 8 people comfortably, quality oak furniture, new oak and slate flooring, new kitchen and new bathrooms. Outside there is plenty of off-road parking (at least 4 cars) and enclosed patio to lawned garden.
Two great hostelries (including the famous Wilsons Arms incorporating Torver Deli, Church House Inn is awaiting new landlords currently) within 150 yds, means you can leave the car behind if you wish, or explore further afield with Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead and Ulverston all within easy reach by car.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bardsea / Haverigg 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||150 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Windermere|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Cumbria/Lake District
'Lakeland is exquisitely beautiful. The Southern fells in particular just happen to be a bit of heaven fallen upon the Earth' - A Wainwright.
Nature fashions the finest of architecture, with impressive mountains, majestic rock spires, steep passes, beautiful lakes, lonely tarns, gushing waterfalls, lush forests and breath-taking scenery, the southern fells of the Lake District await you.
Within 30 mins from J36 M6, you'll be transported to the heart of South Lakeland. Apart from the inspiring lakes and mountains, there are fantastic beaches within easy reach, and opportunities to spot wildlife and flora.
Coniston and the immediate area hosts a half marathon, traditional country fair, speed records week (Coniston Water), World rally car stages and Tour of Britain (Cumbria cycling stages) to mention but a few.
Ulverston hosts regular market town events, including a Dickensian Festival towards Christmas.
We hope that you decide to stay with us and find out more about what's on offer from this stunning part of England.
Torver, in the shadow of 'Coniston Old Man', nestles a pretty community based hamlet approx. 2 miles from Coniston.
With easy access to the southern fells of the Lake District, it is quiet enough to be away from the main tourist hub, yet a thriving vibrancy exists with stunning scenery and activities on your doorstep.
With two great pubs (including the famous Wilson Arms with weekly quiz) and a local village deli, you can dine with locals and tourists alike, enjoying award-winning real ales, open log-fires and banter with local characters and friendly, welcoming staff, you'll soon feel part of the Torver family.
A wealth of activities from gentle walks to rock-climbing, lake cruises to gorge scrambling can be enjoyed. Torver Country Fair is usually mid August annually, and with vintage motor cycle gatherings, charity tractor runs and other events popping up through the year, you may just enjoy something uniquely lakeland. There is horse-riding within 5 mins walk and in Coniston there are to shops, cafe's, museums, galleries, and boat hire from the boating centre .
Grizedale Forest hosts world rally stages, the north-face mountain bike trail, fantastic walks and tree-top adventures.
It is a 15 minute walk down to Coniston Water (Swallows and Amazons inspiration and Donald Campbell's speed record attempt), or 45 minute off-road walk down to Coniston. Alternatively, local bus stops within 150 metres can take you down to Coniston, home to the famous 'Bluebird' bitter from Coniston Brewing Company, or to Ulverston, a charming market town, home to the Laurel and Hardy museum, with plenty going on throughout the year.
With Ambleside/Windermere, Hawkshead, Ulverston and Sawrey (Beatrix Potter country) a mere 15 mins , and Bowness approx. 20 mins by car, there are plenty of reasons to explore the wider area too.
All in all, Torver is an ideal base for your self-catering lake district holiday and we look forward to welcoming you to stay.
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14 Sep 2014
"Great trip to a fantastic cottage"
A party of 6 of us stayed for 3 weeks as part of a university geology project working and walking in the local Coniston fells. The cottage itself is well situated as a base for walking into the fells (and the Old Man of Coniston) and the Torver deli & The Wilsons Arms pub are great facilities to have nearby in the village. There is good access to Coniston & further afield to the Duddon Valley, Ambleside & Windermere by road - there is easily room for 2 cars at the cottage.
The cottage is well and recently furnished as the photographs suggest with a large and comfortable combined living and dining area and a modern kitchen on the ground floor with a large hallway to store boots, coats & bags, etc. There are 2 twin rooms and a master bedroom (with double bed) upstairs which are again well furnished. There is an ensuite with shower connected to the master bedroom and a separate bathroom - both modern and well furnished. The house was kept clean (despite of 6 university students) by a weekly cleaner.
All in all, we had a great trip & were really impressed by the quality of the cottage. Recommended.
Thank you for taking time out to write a wonderful review of your longer than usual stay with us.
It is fantastic to learn that the house can deliver a comfortable, normal day to day living experience by 6 adults staying longer than the usual weekend or week long visit, and serves as an ideal base for those who wish to explore the delights that Lakeland and the local area has to offer.
We are glad that you would recommend us, it was indeed a pleasure to welcome you to the local community for your time with us (our local quizmaster for the Sunday night quiz enjoyed your regular attendance). We hope that you completed your projects in good time and wish you much success with them and your future studies.
We also hope to welcome you back to Torver and Ash Gill Cottage at some point in the future.
Kindest regards to you all.
Bev and Pete
1 Sep 2014
"Comefortable cottage near Coniston"
Ash Gill cottage was an excellent choice for our holiday this year, it was well equipped, newly refurbished and well located. The rooms are all good sizes with a lovely spacious family / dining room.… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us.
We're glad the boys had a great time at Go Ape and you managed to fill your week exploring.
Finding the house spacious enough for your family and equipped enough to serve its purpose - we're happy to have achieved that for you.
We hope to welcome you back to Torver and Ash Gill Cottage again in the future.
Bev and Pete
10 Jun 2014
"Fantastic Set up"
We had an excellent stay at Ash Gill. Plenty of space, really nicely decorated inside and beautifully clean on arrival. The location is fantastic for exploring the Lake District.… More
We are so pleased you had an excellent stay at Ash Gill, Torver and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us.
We do endeavour to maintain high standards of cleanliness and is one of our main priorities. It is nice to hear that the effort which is put in to keep the house 'beautifully clean', is appreciated by us and our housekeeper.
We're glad that you found an ideal base for exploring the wider Lakeland area and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
12 May 2014
"Beautiful Cottage in a stunning Lake District location .... perfect!"
100% satisfied with our stay at Ash Gill Cottage!!Fully modernised and well-equipped cottage set in the quiet village of Torver. Perfect location for appreciating all the Lake District has to offer.Th… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review of your recent stay with us.
''100% satisfaction" - fantastic, how can we improve on that, well a few minor things are in the pipeline following guests' suggestions for this year, which will be implemented hopefully by the time you return.
'Homely and spacious' is what we are trying to achieve for our guests - so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Ash Gill again.
Bev and Pete
5 May 2014
We stayed in the ash gill 3-5th May. It is a fabulous rental property and had absolutely everything we needed to enjoy our stay.there was even a baby gate which we used to keep our 2.5yr old son from … More
Thank you for taking the time to give us a glowing review.
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would like to return in the future.
We try to think of everything that would make our guests feel welcome and glad you found the stairgate a useful addition.
The log burner is definitely popular with guests, making for a cosy atmosphere.
Looking forward to welcoming you back again.
Bev and Pete
27 Apr 2014
"Avoid the crowds - stay here"
Torver and Coniston are so much nicer than some of the other more touristy areas of the lakes. The owners left an Easter egg for the kids, and the Wilson Arms was excellent for food and drink. Cotta… More
Thank you for taking the time to review us and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay away from the masses.
I hope the kids enjoyed their Easter eggs and didn't eat them in one sitting.
27 Apr 2014
"Very spacious, good quality accommodation in Torver"
This was our 17th stay at Ash Gill cottage, which says it all really! Super location with the Wilson Arms pub for food & refreshment nearby and lots of lovely walks from the house, including the Old Man of Coniston and Coniston Lake. The house is really well equipped with super furniture & furnishings. A luxury family bathroom plus ensuite & downstairs loo makes it easy for 6 people to stay very comfortably. We always have a great time!
Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. We're glad you enjoyed your recent visit, your 17th year at Ash Gill, you're all practically locals!!
With larger parties it is important to us to ensure that all guests are accommodated comfortably and are pleased you find Ash Gill to fit the bill.
We have already booked out your favourite week for next year and look forward to welcoming you back once again.
Bev and Pete, Stuart and Dorothy
17 Apr 2014
"eighteen years and counting...."
We enjoyed our eighteenth stay at Ash Gill, and that should be a good endorsement of itself.
We are all keen walkers, and Ash Gill provides superb access to the surrounding fells.
The village has two pubs and it is great to stroll to one - in two minutes - for good beer, wines and food, after a rewarding day outside.
The house facilities are good, recently updated, and our hosts invariably helpful.
How long can we keep going?
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your 18th visit with us last May, and we are also pleased you have enjoyed the upgrading of facilities within the house last year.
Being able to leave the car at 'home', whether to access the surrounding fells or the delights of the local pub, still prove to be popular motivations for our most loyal returning guests, who really, are considered friends of the family.
We are so pleased you continue to enjoy your holidays at Ash Gill and we look forward to welcoming you all back to Torver again soon. To the next 18 years.......Cheers!
Fondest Regards to you and all of your family.
Pete and Bev, Stuart and Dorothy.
2 Mar 2014
"Amazing place... amazing stay...!!!"
Ash Gill Cottage is set in a beautiful, picturesque location. It is in close proximity to Coniston and Hawkshead and is in walking distance (100 yards) to the Wilson Arms (amazing food). The cottage… More
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us last Nov and for grading us with 5 stars - wow, we're delighted.
It is comforting to know that you found the house 'homely, relaxing and tastefully decorated' and we particularly wanted to install the log burner, making the house 'cosy'.
It is very handy having such a wonderfully popular hostelry on our doorstep too, eat-in or dine out, the choice is yours, and of course, we are looking forward to welcoming you back again in June.
10 Feb 2014
"Fabulous cottage, fabulous location!"
Arrived late on a Friday night after a long journey with two young children, was fabulous to be able to just walk in to a home from home. Every detail in the house has been thought through and execute… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely, glowing first review for us, and of course we're honoured to be awarded 5 stars - a 'home from home' is exactly what we strive to achieve for our guests.
We are thrilled with your comments, particularly the 'executed beautifully' with regards to detail and we worked particularly hard to achieve the 'perfect kitchen', however, with a fab local pub only 2 mins walk away, and no need to drive or indeed cook, we completely understand why the 'perfect kitchen' didn't get used.
We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay last June and we look forward to welcoming you back later this year.
Bev and Pete.
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