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

Dipper Cottage is part of the old mill building at Sunny Bank Mill
1 of 18Dipper Cottage is part of the old mill building at Sunny Bank Mill
Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, England
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...
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Listing #HL285818
About the Owner
Daphne L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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.
Reviews from our community
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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

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

Thank Michelle N
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

Thank Linda W
  • Boat Available
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
    1 Queen
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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.
Car advised
How to get there
Railway: Ulverston or Oxenholme: 0.0 km
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.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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