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Dipper Cottage: charming riverside mill conversion, dog-friendly and lake access

6 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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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. Formed from the original wheelhouse, Dipper cottage has a wonderful outlook straight onto the rocky waterfalls of the beck. The front door e...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. Formed from the original wheelhouse, Dipper cottage has a wonderful outlook straight onto the rocky waterfalls of the beck. The front door enters surprisingly at first floor level into a beamed entrance hall off which lie the 2 bedrooms and bathroom. The master bedroom looks out over the beck and boasts a king-size bed. The second bedroom has twin beds. The bathroom has a powerful pumped shower over the bath, plus WC, heated towel rail and wash-basin. Quaint winding stairs lead down to an attractive and carefully thought-out open-plan living area comprising smart newly-fitted kitchen, dining area and comfy reclining sofas with TV & DVD player. The low window-seat has a great view straight out onto the pretty waterfalls. Digital electric radiators provide just the right level of heating at the touch of a button. More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Highchair
Water Views
Dryer
Towels Provided
Dishwasher
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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Reviewed 8 February 2018

We stayed at Robin a year previously so knew exactly what to expect from Dipper. Such a lovely set up and even though all 3 cottages were occupied when we stayed there was still peace and tranquillity and plenty of privacy for everyone. I remembered...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank Turkishdelight97
Management response:Responded 11 February 2018

Thank you so much for a great review. Robin, Dipper, now just Wren to try out - all lovely but a little bit different.

Reviewed 8 February 2018

We recently stayed in Dipper cottage and it was lovely. The cottage is nicely furnished and has everything you would need in a home from home. We stayed with our 20 month old toddler and the addition of a high chair and stair gate were...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Michelleneale
Management response:Responded 11 February 2018

Thank you so much for a lovely review, and do come back!

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

We loved our stay in Dipper Cottage, it is very well equipped and cozy. We took advantage of the Canadian canoe hire and spent lots of time on the lake which was great fun. To be able to take a short stroll to the lake...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Linda W
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Just back from a lovely 4 day stay in this converted water mill cottage. Really lovely location right next to the beck and 2 minutes walk from coniston water. Well equipped cottage with very good instructions for all the amenities. Would highly recommend.

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank chope0805
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England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 November 2015

Date of stay: August 2015
About the Owner
Daphne L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2012
Interaction with guests
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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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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