“Fantastic quality, competitive prices and dog friendly”

My partner and I were staying in a holiday cottage nearby with our dog and popped in one evening for food as the menu and pricing was more appealing to the other local pubs. We were not disappointed. The food and customer service was excellent as were the drinks, the fire was burning, the atmosphere was brilliant and our dog was welcome with water bowls provided. They also seem to serve both quality and quantity in the same dish, we were stuffed! We booked a table for the end of the week to take my parents and even though it was a packed Friday night the quality didn’t suffer a bit. The facilities are clean and even attractive plus there was a hair dryer and straighteners in the ladies for those coming in from a walk maybe. Honestly not a single fault to pick at.

“Felt right at home, well looked after and good food”

We stayed just around the corner from the Wilson Arms during a short cycling holiday. As soon as we walked in we were made to feel right at home. The lively and friendly staff were great fun. We loved the extra touches, glasses from the fridge, guest photos on the wall and a roaring fire! We also found the wine selection excellent at reasonable prices.

We ended up having breakfast and dinner here on a rainy Sunday and were not disappointed. No mushrooms at breakfast but the waitress knocked off the OJ before we had even noticed ūüôā

The burger stack lives up to its billing and is of epic proportions. There a loads of pubs in the Lakes but we will always be fond of this one now.

Thank you Wilson Arms!

‚ÄúWelcoming and enjoyable stay‚ÄĚ

We stayed over a weekend in the Mews self catering as a family of 3. My mother and father also stayed b&b in a refurbished bedroom. Both their room and the Mews were very clean, modern and comfy. We had a great visit (I was there for the Evans Ride-it cycling event) and the mix of self catering and b&b was ideal! Everyone was very welcoming and the food/service was equally as good. The location is perfect for exploring the lakes and we would definitely return.

Torver Jubilee Celebrations!

¬†We would like to say a really big Thank you to all the residents (and visitors of Torver) who ‚Äėpulled‚Äô together and created a fantastic, memorable and enjoyable Diamond Jubilee.

We all managed to raise £350.00 for North West Air Ambulance plus another £500 from the Tug of War Prize money that was divided between charities including Cancer Research and the MS Society.

Let’s Hope the next one is as much Fun!

Best Wishes From all at The Wilson’s and The Church House

The Wilsons, Torver.

Just come home from a fantastic hen weekend in coniston.stayed at the wilson arms.looked after from the moment we arrived….we didnt even need to go to any pubs as the atmosphere in there was perfect!!! thanks alot to GEMMA for helping us have a fun night!!! The accomodation was excellent…we had booked all the rooms including the mews and each one was unique.food was excellent and staff were great. Thanks alot chaps!

“pretty much perfect “

we stayed 2 nights in may have stayed before and been good but now it is in a totally different league to anywhere else we have stayed. The staff are very friendly and obliging nothing is too much trouble. the rooms are all being upgraded and top grade the food is faultless something for everyone. the beer is all local and superbly kept bluebird xb is a must try. the breakfast is excellent and fills you up for the day cannot recommend enough

Riverside Cottage, Sunny Bank, Torver, Coniston

Riverside Cottage has achieved the prestigious 2012 Enjoy England annual Gold Awards. This places this cottage in the top 7% of the 11,000 four star self catering properties in the UK. The award recognises the fact that this property is at the highest level of the four star rating but are unable to achieve a higher star rating due to specific constraints of the property.

The cottage overlooks Torver Beck, which is a river by this point.

Over a little bridge the grounds of the cottage extend to over an acre and right down to your own lake beach, with its jetty and summer house.¬†Dinghy’s and sailing boats can be launched from the beach and kept there during your stay.

We are happy to offer a ‘taxi’ service to and from the pub which serves excellent meals.

The accommodation comprises….

Entrance Hall leading onto Sitting room with galleried dining area, with gas / log fire. French windows leading onto courtyard with garden furniture. BBQ shelter with further outside dining area. Colour TV & DVD player.

Kitchen/Dining Room

With gas fired Aga range cooker, electric hob, electric oven (Aga NOT in use), microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and colour TV.

Utility Room

Further fridge freeze, washing machine and drier.

Rear Entrance Conservatory

With plenty of hanging space for coats, boots, outdoor gear .

Bedroom 1 –¬†King-size bed, colour TV, en suite bathroom with bath & shower over, fixed hairdryer.

Bedroom 2 –¬†Twin 3ft single beds or king size double bed with French windows to courtyard

House Bathroom with W.C/ Bath and shower over, fixed hairdryer.

Bedroom 3 –¬†Twin 3ft single beds or King size double bed, views to river & lake. En suite shower room with W.C.


Extensive courtyard & gardens with pedestrian bridge over river to larger gardens with lake frontage

Please click here to book Riverside Cottage.


The Wilsons, Torver. Room 6!

Recently newly refurbished to an exceptional standard.


The room features en suite double room, shower facilities, complimentary bottled water, tea/coffee making facilities, fresh towels and toiletries, colour free view TV & radio alarm clock.

The room also sports a Private balcony with fantastic views of Coniston Old Man.

 For more details please contact us on Р01539 441 237