The Herdwick Apartment

Set at the foot of The Old Man of Coniston and close to Coniston Water in the rural hamlet of Torver is this beautifully appointed first floor apartment with private hot tub. Herdwick is a delightful holiday apartment, renovated to a high standard with local slate imaginatively used to provide a character finish.

Set next to the owner’s acclaimed local inn and above a second holiday apartment, this is a real gem and a great choice for couples exploring this stunning area. The comfortable king-size bedroom can be converted to offer convenient twin beds on request, with an en-suite wet room guaranteeing a luxurious experience.

Following a day on the fells or touring this fabulous area, an evening snuggled in front of the woodburner is an utter delight. Open the French doors onto the private balcony, where you can sit with a glass of wine or sink into the bubbles of the hot tub as the sun sets to reveal a romantic, star-filled sky.

This is a walkers’ paradise with the Walna Scar pass leading enticingly upwards towards the lofty fells of The Old Man, Dow Crag, Swirl How and Wetherlam, offering testing mountain bike trails and fantastic walks.

The peaceful scenery of Coniston Water can be found within easy reach, with the beautiful country estate of Brantwood, famously home to John Ruskin, is open to the public. Nearby Grasmere offers tempting Grasmere Gingerbread, with the ancient recipe a closely guarded secret, locked away in the local bank!

The Roman fort at Hardknott is a fascinating place to visit with a beautiful backdrop, whilst all of the wonderful woodland and Lakeland scenery of the Lake District can be enjoyed within an easy drive.

At the close of busy day, this beautiful holiday apartment is sure to welcome your return and prepare you for tomorrow’s adventure.

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Summary

  • All first floor
  • One super king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner and French doors to balcony with hot tub.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs with Freeview, WiFi
  • Electricity and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk, pub next door
  • Note: External, open tread staircase to access apartment
  • Note: WiFi can be intermittent due to rural location. Please note chek in time for this property is 4pm and check out is 10am.

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Executive Suite

A beautiful little cottage, totally refurbished in 2015 with a hot tub in the garden & outdoor seating , views to Coniston Old Man, we are located at the heart of Torver Village, next to the famous Wilson Arms.
For many years the family have been providing good food, refreshments and excellent hospitality in Torver , and now restored and refurbished this little old cottage to a high standard.
Food and refreshments are easily accessible with the pub & deli shop just next dooR

 

Summary

 

  • The executive suite is next door to The Wilson Arms and can accommodate up to four guests.
  • Fully refurbished to a superb standard late 2011.
  • A double room.
  • A twin room (can be a double with zip and link)
  • Sofa bed can accommodate 2 more.
  • Exceptional fixtures and fittings throughout.
  • Luxury kitchen.
  • Ceramic induction hob. Full size, high specification oven.
  • American style refrigerator with ice box. Easy access to chilled wine cabinet.
  • Integral Dishwasher.
  • Extraction hood.
  • Open log burner stove – cook meals the old fashioned way or simply keep your mulled wine warm.
  • Playstation 3 with move and games.
  • 56″ plasma screen.
  • Surround sound with ipod docking stations throughout.
  • Access to 6 seater Canadian heated spa outside under veranda – powered by solar panels.
  • Drying room.
  • Outside shower.
  • Mountain bike wash off area & service area.
  • Secure storage area for bikes etc.
  • Dog washing facilities.
  • The foothills of the Old Man straight out the back door, no roads – just open the door and away you go.
  • Bathroom features heated mirrors and heated floor.
  • Digital, remotely operated power shower with Tsunami shower head.
  • Flip down TV in the twin room.

 

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Riverside Cottage, Sunny Bank, Torver, Coniston

Beautifully appointed, Riverside Cottage is a rare gem set in breathtaking surroundings overlooking Torver Beck, with its own pedestrian bridge leading to a private jetty and beach. The detached house, gardens and surroundings are an absolute delight and provide a heady mix of luxury and beauty.

All three bedrooms have super king-size beds, two of which can be cleverly converted into two single beds on request, and with two en-suites and a house bathroom, queues are a thing of the past! Outside there is a choice of peaceful patios, including a charming covered seating area adorned with fairy lights.

What is really magical about Riverside Cottage is it has its very own pedestrian bridge which crosses Torver Beck to an enormous expanse of green leading to Coniston Water. You can while away the hours in the summer house, or dangle your feet over the water on the private jetty.

In such stunning surroundings, it is very easy to see how our Lakeland poets were so inspired! Just over a mile away is a footpath leading to The Old Man of Coniston which at 2635 feet is not quite a Munro, but deserves its place in the great Cumbrian fells.

On a fine day the views from the top are so intoxicating they should be experienced by everyone. Arthur Ransome based his book ‘Swallows and Amazons’ on Coniston Water, and it is fun trying to discover the locations featured in the book. There is boat hire available, as well as sailing courses and the steam yacht Gondola, which offers an opulent sail with a difference.

Riverside Cottage is addictive and one visit will not be enough.

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Three super king-size double bedrooms (all zip/link, can be twin on request) and two with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with AGA and dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and log burner.
  • Oil central heating with log burner
  • Electric oven and hob, AGA, 2 x fridge/freezers, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front patio with furniture, rear lawned area and patio with furniture
  • Private pedestrian bridge over the river, jetty, launch and summer house
  • Use of paddock over foot bridge
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: Unfenced river adjacent to cottage, care should be taken. Please be advised that although all ground floor there is one step into the hallway and two steps down into the lounge

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