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Sunny Bank Farm - large oak-beamed cottage, garden, private lake frontage.

Cottage -
6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms , Sleeps 12
Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Sunny Bank Farm is a spacious and beautifully furnished 17th century farmhouse set in large grounds, with lovely lawned garden. An open fire, central-heating and double-glazing throughout make it an excellent year-round holiday venue, and an ideal base for walking, touring, boating or just relaxing in peaceful surroundings.
Situated on the quiet western shore of Coniston Water, not far from Peel Island ('Wildcat Island' of Swallows and Amazons fame), Sunny Bank Farm is bordered by Torver Common affording fantastic views out over the lake. The fields are grazed by sheep and include several wooded areas and extensive private lake frontage where you can launch your own boat or hire our rowing boat and canoe.

Sunny Bank Farm originated as a small farmhouse in the 17th century but was more than doubled in size about a hundred years l...
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Listing #HL125030
About the Owner
Daphne L
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:94%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2010
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The family all gathered here for a delightful Christmas. I won't say it was restful as there is so much to do. We, the adults, could retreat to a s nug room with a roaring fire whilst all the grandchildren were in the next room...More

1  Thank Derek P
Management response:Responded 13 March 2018

Thanks so much for a great review - I do hope you'll be back!

Reviewed 29 December 2017

Wonderful property for extended family holiday. Plenty of room, beautiful setting, well laid out idiosyncratic architecture, fully equipped ... there was even a Christmas tree and lights for our festive family meeting. Kids loved the play barn, adults loved the large sitting room with cosy...More

1  Thank professionaltourists
Management response:Responded 29 December 2017

Thank you so much for a lovely review and glad you had such a great time. Hope you'll be back soon.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This was our third visit to Sunnybank Farm and the house is even better now with the new additions and bathrooms. We love the house, the gardens, the lake access, everything. It is the perfect place for large family reunions. We will be back!

Thank hmjeffrey
Management response:Responded 21 August 2017

Thank you so much for a great review. I hope you will come back for a fourth visit!

  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Fully equipped to cater for up to 12 people, Sunny Bank Farm has two large lounges both containing plenty of comfortable seating. One has an open fire and a music system - ideal for quiet reading and conversation. The other has a TV, DVD player, board games etc.
The large kitchen/dining room includes an American style fridge/freezer with ice dispenser and a large electric range cooker. It is equipped with everything you might require for extended holiday dining and the large dining room table comfortably seats 12 people. A high chair and booster seat are both available.
There are 6 spacious bedrooms, each prettily furnished and with ample drawer and hanging space:
Bed 1 is a double, with en-suite shower.
Bed 2 is a twin with en-suite bathroom (powerful electric shower over bath). The b...
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 5:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    2 Showers
    2 Attached (ensuite)
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rowing Boat and Canadian Canoe £100 (including buoyancy aids)
Games Barn £60 (table tennis, pool, table football, darts)
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About the neighbourhood
Sunny Bank Farm is 4 miles from Coniston, a small but busy typical Lakeland town, and just a mile from Torver, where there are 2 pubs, both serving excellent food. There are some wonderful local walks such as exploring the old quarries above Torver, climbing to the top of Coniston Old Man and coming back via Dow Crag, or you can use the Sunny Bank Jetty to combine a lakeside walk with a ride on Coniston Launch.

The steamboat Gondola also sails from Coniston around the lake and stops off at Brantwood, the home of John Ruskin. For the more adventurous, horse-riding is available at Torver, a variety of watercraft may be hired in Coniston, and Grizedale Forest is an excellent location for mountain biking.
Car advised
How to get there
Railway: Ulverston or Oxenholme: 0.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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