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Robin Cottage: charming riverside mill conversion, dog-friendly with lake access – Home 285824 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Robin Cottage: charming riverside mill conversion, dog-friendly with lake access – Home 285824

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

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.

From the car-park a grassy lane beside the beck leads to a large wooded field (sheep-free - a haven for dogs) and on to the secluded lake-shore, where you can sit in peace and enjoy the views, or jump into a canoe to explore the lake and the island.

Formed from the lower storey of the original Mill building, Robin cottage is all on one level and has a small but private south-facing garden. Approached down a flight of old stone steps (alternative path avoids the steps), the front door leads into a small entrance hall, off which lie the main living area, bathroom and

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.

From the car-park a grassy lane beside the beck leads to a large wooded field (sheep-free - a haven for dogs) and on to the secluded lake-shore, where you can sit in peace and enjoy the views, or jump into a canoe to explore the lake and the island.

Formed from the lower storey of the original Mill building, Robin cottage is all on one level and has a small but private south-facing garden. Approached down a flight of old stone steps (alternative path avoids the steps), the front door leads into a small entrance hall, off which lie the main living area, bathroom and one of the bedrooms. The second bedroom has a separate entrance off the garden, a few paces from the main front door.

The spacious living area comprises a smart fitted kitchen, dining area and comfy seating with flat-screen TV. Tasteful lighting and flame-effect electric fire add atmosphere, and digital electric radiators provide warmth at the touch of a button. The master bedroom has a king-size bed; double in the annex. Both have bedside lighting and tables and ample drawer and hanging space. The separate bedroom has a great view straight out onto the pretty waterfalls backed by trees and shrubs on the far side of the beck.

Location description from owner

The Duddon Valley region

Here in the heart of England's beautiful Lake District you 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.

For the more adventurous - climb nearby Old Man of Coniston, bring your own sailing dinghy or windsurfer, go horse-riding at Torver, or get a thrill on the mountain biking trails in Grizedale Forest.

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 with miles of sand and large sand dunes - great for kite flying.

Coniston

Sunny Bank is situated on the quiet western shore of Coniston Water. Surrounded by fantastic scenery on all sides you don't need to go far to enjoy the beauty of the Lakes. Wonderful walks from the doorstep take you along the lake-shore or up onto Torver Common, with its pretty tarns and breathtaking lake and mountain views. Hire our canoe (or bring your own boat) and have fun exploring the lake including Swallows & Amazons 'Wild Cat' island.

Torver, a mile away, has two pubs, both serving excellent food. Coniston, 4 miles north, is a small but busy typical Lakeland village, with several shops and a variety of pubs and places to eat. Ulverston (6 miles south) has a great supermarket (Booths), cobbled streets and many interesting shops.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Waterfront
  • Boat available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

The key will be in the door on arrival, with everything made ready for a perfect holiday. Local information is provided with your booking confirmation. Our nearby caretaker is on call during your stay.

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
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

About the owner

Daphne L.
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
19 Apr 2017
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Dec 2012. Located in Coniston, it has 6 reviews with an overall rating of 4. The average weekly rate varies from £320 to £680.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Apr 2017.

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“Already booked to return!”

Reviewed 10 Nov 2015

The fact that we have already booked to return in a few months time should say it all. We loved our stay at Sunny Bank Mill. We were blessed with the weather - it was glorious t-shirt weather for the whole week, which enhanced our stay. We didn't travel far as we had car trouble during our stay and our car was only available to us for one day but we had such lovely walks and adventures around Coniston Water and surrounding area. Our two dogs absolutely adored the trip and racing around the private woods and on to the jetty that belongs to the Mill properties. I was glad that I had brought flashing led collars for the night time walk though otherwise I would have not been able to spot them when they were off the lead in the woods. Robin cottage was lovely and cosy - we didn't use the 2nd bedroom that was in the annex as we didn't need the space. Wfi was of sufficient strength to do usual browsing, emails and watch catch up TV on if required. Next time, I will arrange for our grocery shopping to be delivered on our arrival as our clever neighbour did in the next door cottage. Can't wait to get back to the fresh air and breath taking views. Loved it.

“Lovely position”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2014

Robin Cottage provided us with good accommodation, excellent placement for our holiday in the Lakes and lovely surroundings for a friendly game of boule! We stayed there early July this year when the weather in the Lakes was perfect for hiking. From Sunny Bank it was easy to get to Borrowdale, Eskdale, Watewater and of course to climb the Old Man. The cottage was comfortable and enabled us to cater for ourselves when we wanted too. We did try to contact the caretaker but unfortunately had no luck with his phone number. This was regarding the hot water which was a bit cool for washing up and showers. However we managed and coped!

“Beautiful spot so close to the lake”

Reviewed 11 Jun 2014

Lovely spot for a short break close to the shores of Coniston lake and only a 5-10 drive to Coniston. Equipped with most things that you would need. Only slight draw back is the second bedroom which is separate and has it own entrance. When we visited it must have been recently painted and the smell was very strong, also the brook nearby is lovely but a bit noisy when trying to get to sleep.

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