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Riverside in Torver, Cumbria

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
3 bathrooms

Riverside description

Holiday home
Riverside is a wonderful, ground floor, detached, cottage in Torver, near Coniston Water. The cottage has three super king-size double rooms, two of which have en-suite shower rooms and two of which have the ability to become two single beds if needed. There is also a family bathroom, a kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room with a dining area of its own and a gas fire. Outside, there is off road parking for three cars, several seating area where you can enjoy alfresco dining and the tranquility of this stunning location, as well as a private jetty, launch and pedestrian bridge across the river.

Nestling at the head of Coniston Water, the pretty village of Coniston is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Lake District National Park and makes a superb base for touring, with Hawkshead, Ambleside and Windermere just a short drive away. Superb walking, mountain biking and climbing is available locally on Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam, and the lovely woodland trails at Grizedale Forest. For water sports enthusiasts the quiet lake is ideal for dinghy sailing and canoeing, whilst the less active can enjoy a leisure cruise on the beautiful steam yacht 'Gondola'.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Oil central heating with gas fire. Electric oven and hob, AGA, 2 x fridge/freezers, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. 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. 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.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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May 2015
Rented this property for 4 days in May so that we could enjoy holiday with our son, his wife and two grandchildren aged 4 and 2 so 6 in all. Well the property was everything we hoped for (from the description and pictures) but much much more. We were allowed in early as no one was staying in the property the day before. We were given newly baked bread, butter, and milk and a bottle of Rose on the table. There was coffee/tea/sugar and outside everything you needed for a BBQ (not the food!!). There are three large bedrooms which can be either twin or double configeration. The bedding was what you would expect in a quality hotel. 2 bedrooms had large ensuites and the third bedroom had a family bathroom immediately across the corridor. All ensuites/bathrooms had under floor heating!! The kitchen/diner was excellent with every utensile you could possibly want,with a massive AGA, or alternatively a conventional oven and separate microwave. There were 2 fridge freezers plus another freezer. The lounge (with another dining area) was beautiful with an impressive open gas fire. Outside there were two eating areas with a BBQ that could be moved under cover if needed. To the front was a working fountain and outside lights. The property is down a very secluded lane, over which you cross to reach the private bridge which takes you over the River or Bec to the private gardens which run down to Coniston Lake. At the lake front their is a personal jetty and summerhouse. On a pleasant summers day/evening you can enjoy a very private picnic looking out over the beautiful waters and landscape. I am sure that if inclined you could bring your own boat to launch at Coniston and sail up to this jetty to moor for the week? Bliss. The owners have provided a variety of indoor games (including for the very young) to while away any rainy days. The Wifi is acceptable (You are in the Lake District) for those of us who cannot divorce ourselves from the outside world, similarly the TV has a modest range of programmes, but not sure how much of this you will be watching. I cant think there was anything we needed which was not provided. The place was spotless. If only we could afford to buy it!! There are 3 parking spaces as you will need a car given the remote location. The nearest pub is the Wilson Arms at Torver (shares ownership) to where I believe they will provide a "taxi service". This must be one of the best eating houses in the Coniston area. Certainly we have eaten there twice and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. This is a good location to enjoy access to the South Lakes and given the accommodation and all that I have mentioned before, it is perfect for extended family holidays and also groups as each bedroom has its own bathroom. The owners should be proud of what they are offering as evidenced by the many comments we read in the Guests Book going back to 2012.
Mrs Hutson
July 2016
Beautiful property. The peaceful location with it's own private jetty to Coniston Water was outstanding. Our children enjoyed pole fishing and sailing daily. A good location for walking.
Mrs Dutton
February 2016
A perfect cottage, in a perfect location. We would highly recommend this beautiful place for a getaway of total relaxation and luxurious comfort.
Mrs Hughes
May 2016
We loved everything; the house, the close proximity to the lake. The owner was very helpful and the house was well equipped. We loved the big kitchen to sit in, the AGA cooker. There was loads of hot water, great showers and the option of a bath. We just loved it!
Mr Longworth
May 2015
Riverside was a fantastic property had home quality beds. Could not fault the property or location and made a few days feel like a weeks holiday. Fantastic.
Mr Shah
June 2015
Could not have asked for anything more and will go again.
Mrs Ruddock
June 2016
Had a lovely stay in this beautiful well equipped bungalow, it was much larger than we imagined which was ideal as we were two families with a small infant. The views from the lake were stunning and we enjoyed having a drink down there just watching the wildlife. An ideal base to explore the Lake District and we certainly covered a lot in our week there.
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