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Wren Cottage: charming riverside mill conversion, dog-friendly with lake access

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
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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. Perfect for couples, Wren cottage forms the eastern end of the original Mill building. An unusual double flight of stone steps leads to the ...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. Perfect for couples, Wren cottage forms the eastern end of the original Mill building. An unusual double flight of stone steps leads to the front door which opens straight into an attractive and spacious living area. This comprises a smart fitted kitchen, dining area, and comfy seating with flat-screen TV & DVD player. The bedroom has a king-size bed, bedside tables, wall-lights, and plenty of drawer and hanging space. The bathroom is en-suite to the bedroom and comprises a powerful pumped shower over the bath, a WC, heated towel rail and wash-basin. Digital electric radiators provide just the right level of heating at the touch of a button.More
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About the Owner
Daphne L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2012
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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.
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2018

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Date of stay: October 2018
Reviewed 7 November 2017

My wife & I stayed @Wren cottage in Cumbria for 2 weeks in October 2017. We loved it & here is what we loved: - Great comms with Daphne who owns the rentals. - Wren was Immaculate on arrival - All rooms well equipped -...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank cyclejuice
Management response:Responded 8 November 2017

Many thanks for a great review and delighted that you have already re-booked for next year! Thanks too for your helpful comments. Broadband speed remains an issue in the remoter parts of Cumbria. Whilst not everyone considers it important, for those that depend on it...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We have stayed at Sunny Bank Mill Cottages many many times. The setting is fabulous if you are dog owners or have children. Through their own grounds down to the lake. Wren Cottage is very comfy with lovely views over the fields and towards the...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank gundogs
Management response:Responded 21 August 2017

Thanks for a great review - here's to many more visits!

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Excellent lakeside location, with the added bonus of canoeing on the lake. Wren is a comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage in a peaceful spot. Perfect as a base for walking or just enjoying the lake. Helpful and friendly booking team. We will visit again.

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Teasel123
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Small but perfectly formed, sums up this charming cottage. Just right for a couple and ideal for dogs! Situated right next to Coniston Water was ideal for full on water sports or just a bit of paddling. We loved going out in the canoe. The...More

Date of stay: June 2016
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Water Views
Dryer
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Shared Garden
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Boat Available
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
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About the neighbourhood
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.
How to get there
Best to come by car - we are about 30 minutes from J36 of the M6. Plenty of parking space is provided in the enclosed parking area. If you don't have a car you can get the bus from Ulverston (change from the main West Coast railway line at Lancaster). It stops right outside and also goes to Coniston where you can change onto other buses for getting around the lakes.
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