Self Catering in Cumbria - Torver

Areas: Lake District


Riverside, Torver, Cumbria
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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £595.00 - 1295.00

This beautiful, ground floor, detached cottage is situated beside Torver Beck with its own private jetty and launch, near Coniston Water, and can sleep accommodate up to people in three super king-size double bedrooms.

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.


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.
Mrs Ruddock

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!
Mrs Hughes

A perfect cottage, in a perfect location. We would highly recommend this beautiful place for a getaway of total relaxation and luxurious comfort.
Mrs Dutton

Could not have asked for anything more and will go again.
Mr Shah

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.

Services / Facilities:

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.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 3

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Brantwood - 1.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Coniston Water - 1.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Blawith, St John's Church - 2.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Grizedale Forest Park - 3.1 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Ruskin Museum, Coniston - 3.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Steam Yacht Gondola - 3.5 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Graythwaite Hall Garden - 5.1 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Tom Gill - 5.1 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Tarn Hows - 5.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Hawkshead Grammar School - 5.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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