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Sunny Bank Farm – Home 125030 Cottage

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Sunny Bank Farm – Home 125030

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 13 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 5 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Christmas week available. Sunny Bank Farm is a spacious and beautifully furnished 17th century farmhouse set in large grounds, with lovely lawned garden. An open fire, 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.

Situated on the quiet western shore of Coniston Water, not far from Peel Island ("Wildcat Island" of Swallows and Amazons fame), Sunny Bank Farm is bordered by Torver Common affording fantastic views out over the lake. The fields are grazed by sheep and include several wooded areas and extensive private lake frontage where you can launch your own boat or hire our rowing boat or canoe.

Sunny Bank Farm is fully equipped to cater for up to 12 people and has 2 large lounges both containing plenty of comfortable seating. One has an open fire and a music system - ideal for quiet reading and conversation. The other has a TV, DVD player,

Christmas week available. Sunny Bank Farm is a spacious and beautifully furnished 17th century farmhouse set in large grounds, with lovely lawned garden. An open fire, 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.

Situated on the quiet western shore of Coniston Water, not far from Peel Island ("Wildcat Island" of Swallows and Amazons fame), Sunny Bank Farm is bordered by Torver Common affording fantastic views out over the lake. The fields are grazed by sheep and include several wooded areas and extensive private lake frontage where you can launch your own boat or hire our rowing boat or canoe.

Sunny Bank Farm is fully equipped to cater for up to 12 people and has 2 large lounges both containing plenty of comfortable seating. One has an open fire and a music system - ideal for quiet reading and conversation. The other has a TV, DVD player, board games etc.

The kitchen is equipped with everything you might require for catering for parties of up to 12, and the large dining-room table easily seats that number as well. A high chair and booster seat are both available.

In addition there is a small den which can be used for accommodating the 12th person (on a good quality chair-bed) or as a quiet place for work or hobbies (it also has a TV for playing DVDs or connecting your own games console without disturbing other people!)

There are 5 spacious bedrooms, each prettily furnished and with ample drawer and hanging space. Two have double beds, two are twin rooms, and the fifth has 3 single beds, a wooden cot and a travel cot. A folding-bed is provided for a twelfth person, or they may sleep downstairs on the chair-bed or sofa-bed.

There are 3 WCs upstairs and 1 downstairs. There are also 3 pumped showers (one is over a bath), and ample supplies of hot water.

Further details

Sunny Bank Farm is available all year-round. Changeover day is normally on a Saturday but long weekends are available between January and March. 25% deposit is required and the balance is due 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Further details outdoors

The garden is well planted with trees and shrubs, designed to give year-round pleasure. Sited on a gentle south-facing slope, the lawn and patio catch the sun throughout the day and look down over the orchard (which is abundant with snowdrops and daffodils in spring). There is plenty of seating and a barbecue large enough to cater for holiday appetites!

Extensive grounds lead down to a wide frontage onto Coniston Water. The shoreline is stony and shallow, ideal for children paddling and playing about with inflatables. Grassy banks provide peaceful and secluded picnic sites from where one can watch the sailing boats (no motor craft over 10mph allowed). the water birds and the Launch on its regular circuit of the lake. A jetty adjoins the estate, providing a novel way of restocking with supplies from Coniston and useful for expeditions across the lake (peak season only).

A small rowing boat and open Canadian canoe are provided (extra charge) and for childhood lovers of Swallows and Amazons a trip over to Peel Island (“Wildcat Island”) is an absolute must. If you enjoy sailing or windsurfing you are welcome to bring your own small craft for launching onto the lake - you can drive a car across the fields (unwise in very wet conditions!).

Location description from owner

The Duddon Valley region

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.

Popular tourist centres such as Ambleside, Grasmere and Hawkshead are about half an hour away by car. Half an hour in the opposite direction gets you to the beach at Haverigg where there are miles of sand (especially at low tide) and large sand dunes. It is great for kite flying as it is fairly exposed.

Coniston

Sunny Bank Farm is 4 miles from Coniston, a small but busy typical Lakeland town, and just a mile from Torver, where there are 2 pubs, both serving excellent food. There are some wonderful local walks such as exploring the old quarries above Torver, climbing to the top of Coniston Old Man and coming back via Dow Crag, or you can use the Sunny Bank Jetty to combine a lakeside walk with a ride on Coniston Launch.

The steamboat Gondola also sails from Coniston around the lake and stops off at Brantwood, the home of John Ruskin. For the more adventurous, horse-riding is available at Torver, a variety of watercraft may be hired in Coniston, and Grizedale Forest is an excellent location for mountain biking.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: 3 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: Double Bed
    Bedroom 5: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 Shower rooms, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Boat available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:17:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Daphne L
Response rate:
80%
Calendar updated:
20 Sep 2016
Years listed:
6
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French


This Cottage has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 08 Apr 2010. Located in Coniston, it has 13 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £960 to £2720.

The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Sep 2016.

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“Amazing house and grounds - sensational views, lots to do”

Reviewed 9 Apr 2016

Sunny bank was fantastic for our group of 11 - plenty of space, we could all gather in the kitchen or even better, the lounge with fire going (it was a bit chilly), watch the birds come to the feeders, play charades etc. The house was full of character and the views sensational - especially the walk down the grounds to the Lake. We hired the boats and rowed to the opposite shore which was great fun. Visiting the Ruskin house,shop and café was a delight too - we brought cycles and enjoyed the ride on the opposite side of the lake to it - passing loads of lambs, and once on that side, enjoying very little traffic. We enjoyed 2 meals at the Wilson Arms in Torver very much too, many walked back.

“Fantastic property with excellent facilities in a wonderfully unique location”

Reviewed 8 Feb 2016

We had a delightful time staying in this fabulous farmhouse, which is extremely comfortable and characterful and has a beautiful big garden. One of the most exceptional aspects of staying there was being able to stroll straight out of the back door every morning and down through the meadow to the edge of Conniston Water to make the tough decision of whether we would swim, take out our kayaks, sail our dinghy, or head up onto the common for a walk with stunning views.

“Perfect, idyllic, enchanting - Sunnybank Farm has it all”

Reviewed 7 Feb 2016

We have celebrated New Year at SunnyBank Farm for many years with our immediate and extended family. It is just the most perfect place, the lake views, welcoming fire, cosy lounges, fantastic, well equipped kitchen and loads of space for all ages. The barn is brilliant for indoor games either after dinner for the adults or on wet afternoons for the children. This year was particularly special as we rented all of the SunnyBank properties. The farm, the house and three cottages, this was just perfect to give our extended family their own space but we were then able to come together to celebrate New Year and my 60th birthday. Despite the rain this year, Sunnybank Farm and the other properties never fail to enchant both ourselves and our family. What better way to start to New Year than with friends and family, bacon butties, Christmas cake and flasks of hot coffee by the lake with a view of the distant fells covered with a light dusting of snow, simply perfect. We would recommend this property without hesitation to anyone who enjoys holiday accommodation that is literally a very well equipped, spacious and cared for home from home, in one of the most idyllic Lake District settings.

“a really memorable enjoyable holiday in a fantastic location staying in a historic property”

Reviewed 4 Nov 2013

Three families shared this beautiful historic farm house. The children ages 7 to 13 spent hours playing out of doors and days without using an electronic gadget. The house is simply furnished but well equipped. Thought has been given to include everything a family may need. The house was very clean. However what makes this place so special is the outdoor spaces, a well kept garden which is a great place to relax or play, and the unique lakeshore. We loved boating stone skimming and walking on the shore of Coniston. The families were so occupied at Sunnybank that we spent very little money or time venturing further afield. We would recommend hiring the barn and the boats to keep everyone entertained. We can't wait to return.

“Fabulous place to stay with friends, children and family”

Reviewed 3 Nov 2013

A wonderfully comfortable, welcoming and clean house to stay. Lovely gardens and access to Coniston Water was superb. An excellent place to come and sail with your own mooring and complete privacy. Highly recommend the butcher in Coniston - excellent sausages! Needless to say there was excellent walking potential but highly recommend wet weather gear in October. Cannot fault the house - excellent facilities, well equipped kitchen for large family/group gatherings and loved the fact that there was no television in the sitting room, but separate in another lovely cosy sitting room! Heaven!

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