Yew Tree Cottage

Torver near Coniston, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 25868)

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Cottage features

  • Hot tub
  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
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Haveriggholme Cottages

Torver 2 miles. These two superb cottages are situated in 110 acres of stunning Lake District fells close to the village of Torver and just a couple of miles from Coniston Water. Located in tranquil and peaceful surroundings, these two Torver cottages have been lovingly converted from barns and provide a luxurious retreat for couples or small families. Both of these Lake District cottages feature en-suite bathrooms, open plan living areas and fabulous woodburning stoves, perfect for relaxing in front of, whatever the weather. Bridleways and footpaths run through the 110 acres of grounds, plus there are numerous streams and plenty of walks right from the doorstep of these Coniston cottages. Guests at these Lake District cottages are welcome to use the grounds for dog walking, picnics, painting, birdwatching or just taking a gentle stroll. Just 2 miles away, along a tarmaced road, is the village of Torver with two excellent pubs and a village shop. Coniston village, nestling under the Old Man of Coniston, is just four miles away and is home to numerous pubs and cafes, plus of course access to Coniston Water where you can hire boats or catch the steam gondola to cruise over to Brantwood. You can enjoy gentle walks through Grizedale Forest or for the more energetic there are a wide selection of mountains to conquer. The pretty village of Hawkshead is forty minutes’ drive away with cobbled yards and traditional cottages, making it is a perfect English village. Two wonderful Coniston cottages, perfect for a holiday at any time of the year.

The property

An outstanding cottage set in beautiful surroundings with luxury features and private hot tub in the heart of the Lake District. Luxuriously appointed throughout to provide spacious, contemporary accommodation, this Coniston cottage is perfect for romantic breaks in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. All ground floor, this Torver cottage has a bedroom with a four poster king-size bed, a luxury bathroom with a bath and a walk-in rain shower and a spacious open plan living area with a woodburning stove. Outside is a large patio area with views across the fells and a private hot tub to enjoy. A superb Lake District cottage to be enjoyed all year round. Note: This property is close to Ref. 25708, together they sleep 6.


All ground floor. One four poster king-size double bedroom with en-suite whirlpool bath, walk-in rain shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.


Bio mass heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with full Sky (inc. sports/movies), Blu-ray, iPod dock. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage. Patio with private hot tub. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles. Note: Although all ground floor, there are 3 internal steps. Note: In very windy conditions, the hot tub may not be available as the covers must be locked down to prevent damage.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Very high spec cottage in a lovely location”
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    • “This cottage was a great find. It looked lovely from the pictures but they didn't do it justice. Everything about the cottage was of a high specification and there were lots of lovely touches that enhanced our stay. The bathroom was fantastic and the dressing gowns were much appreciated when braving the cold evening air on the way to the hot tub. This was just fabulous and very welcome after a long day on the hills. The sound system and 3D tv were great as the weather is notoriously unpredictable in this area!! The cottage is situated down a 2 mile narrow drive - great to run or cycle along. Just be warned though, don't expect a phone or internet signal at all. This certainly didn't bother us but might be a concern for some. Torver itself is very quiet but we could certainly recommend the local pub - where we ate twice. The food and the service at Wilson's was of a high standard too and we didn't feel the need to try anywhere else. Coniston has lots of tea shops where you can use the WIFI if you are desperate and the walk along the lake front from Torver to Coniston is very scenic and not overcrowded like many parts of the 'lakes' in the summer. All in all this was a wonderful cottage and I would hope that we will return in the future as we still have many Wainwright's Peaks to conquer!”

    Kath M, Bolton, August 2015

    • “Wow wow wow”
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    • “My husband and I travelled to the Lake District for the very first time in June and after a long journey we were delighted when we arrived at this lovely cottage..Having been renovated only 2 years ago everything was in pristine condition with quality furnishings it was a wow when walking through the door. We loved the location quite remote but only 2 miles down a single track to the small village of Torver there is nothing much in Torver apart from 2 pubs and a small deli, further down the road is Coniston with the lake where you can take a boat trip around the lake. Torver itself is quite central with Ambleside, Grasmere, Windermere etc not a long drive away. The cottage itself is set among acres of fell land and you have sheep as your neighbours. It's nice to walk around but keep dogs on a lead as we nearly lost ours as he went off to chase the sheep. There is no need to take cleaning stuff as it was all provided as well as dressing gowns and a hairdryer all stuff that I had taken. The hot tub at the cottage was a real bonus and lovely for a soak in the evening after a long day walking. There is also a whirlpool bath and a rainfall shower. There is no phone signal or wifi but even though I like to be connected it wasn't a huge problem phone signals were poor all over the lakes on O2 to be honest. We loved the lakes and already booked for next year in the same area but a bigger cottage as we are going with family next year.”

    HoptonRedjoe, Hopton, July 2015

    • “5 Star Accommodation”
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    • “My husband and I stayed at Yew Tree cottage for 7 days commencing 27 March to celebrate my early retirement. What a fantastic cottage. Attention to detail is "first class" and the photographs do not emphasise how large the cottage is. The location is perfect, nice and quiet with terrific views over the countryside. It was lambing season and each morning it was lovely to see sheep with newly born babies in nearby fields. The furnishings are superb and very comfortable. Extras like the 3D TV and spa bath were very much appreciated, as was the lovely, relaxing hot tub. I thoroughly recommend this accommodation.”

    Brackenbeds, Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom, April 2015

    • “Fantastic weekend luxury getaway”
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    • “Myself and my partner have just spent 3 nights here to celebrate his 30th birthday and I honestly wish we could have stayed longer. The cottage location is fantastic. Out of the way enough to feel secluded and cosy but not too far from the village of Coniston if supplies are needed. The cottage itself was so luxurious and beautifully furnished. I particularly loved the log fire, , four poster bed and fantastic enquire bathroom with whirlpool bath. We had a wonderful stay and feel totally refreshed. I will definitely be booking again and this time for a longer stay!”

    Floradix, January 2015

    • “wow”
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    • “Fantastic. Spent a fortnight wrapped in luxury on our honeymoon. Cottage is lovely and the hot tub is fab. A secluded retreat amongst the hills but close enough to civilisation if needed. No wifi or mobile reception at the cottage which was a plus as hubby is self employed and gets so many calls day and night - at bottom of 2 mile lane reception is good.though to make calls out if needed. Large fridge freezer so take groceries in with you if you plan to self cater. We managed to fill the freezer with everything we took and munched our way through it only had to buy bread and milk locally. Supermarkets are scarce so be sure to buy before getting to the area. We didn't want to leave the cottage. A lovely retreat for twwo.”

    Penguin1963, Rhyl, United Kingdom, January 2015

    • “Honeymoon retreat”
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    • “We had a fantastic mini-moon at Yew Tree. A very peaceful, tranquil & scenic location. Lodge was lovely & dog friendly too which was a bonus.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

    • “Fantastic high quality cottage in great surroundings”
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    • “I chose this cottage because we wanted peace and quiet - and that is what we got ! What we weren't prepared for was the quality and space in what seemed on booking to be a small venue. With high ceilings and great choice in decor, the place was a real pleasure to stay in and we didn't want to leave. Great for couples ! We took our dog and went on loads of walks and spent a lot of time chilling in the hot tub ;) ... So good for the soul. I have recommended this place to many of my friends. Thanks !”

    Loretta A, Guildford, United Kingdom, May 2014

    • “A touch of luxury in beautiful, tranquil surroundings”
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    • “This is a beautifully appointed, luxury cottage set off-the-beaten-track in the rugged Cumbrian landscape. The accommodation itself is spacious and of excellent quality; we particularly enjoyed the cosy underfloor heating, wood burner, luxury bathroom, modern kitchen and, of course, the amazing private hot tub. Although we'd seen pictures before we arrived, we were still surprised at how lovely it was and at the attention to detail. The owners could not have done more to help us, especially when a national grid fault meant the whole area suffered a power cut! We were so impressed that we've already booked another stay, and we only returned home yesterday. The private hot tub and luxury touches really set this cottage aside from others. Amazingly it is also dog-friendly, so could be the perfect base for a walking holiday with a canine companion. We cannot wait to return!”

    SneaksyWhippet, Nottingham, United Kingdom, February 2014

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    • “This is hands down the best cottage we have stayed at with excellent facilities. Some very nice touches in the cottage and very comfortable. We will definitely be back.”

    Mr Whitworth, Colchester, August 2015

    • “A truly magical place to stay, we couldn't have picked better, it was peaceful and tranquil yet easy to get to various places in the Lakes. Cannot wait to return to the Lakes, it was our first visit, but certainly won't be our last.”

    Mrs Ruddock, Great Yarmouth, June 2015

    • “Everything was perfect, attention was paid to every detail, cannot say anything bad at all, except I didn't want to come home.”

    Mrs Fallon, Bury, May 2015

    • “An absolutely fabulous property finished off to a high standard. Had great walks from the door for the dog, the bed was comfortable, loved the slate finish on the bathroom & the underfloor heating was great. The wood burner was very cosy, and the oven was a great gadget. The owners have really spent time with the décor. I loved the no signal & WiFi, you get time away from the hustle & bustle and appreciate the views & location. The perfect romantic retreat for couples deserving of the star rating. Thank you for a lovely stay.”

    Miss Strickley, Chester, February 2015

    • “Yew Tree Cottage was just perfect and the location was amazing. Well-equipped and very comfortable - the underfloor heating was great! We had booked because of the hot tub and this was the icing on the cake - just what was needed after a day's walking.”

    Mrs Edwards, Bideford, January 2015

    • “The cottage was fabulous. We loved the luxury extras of the hot tub, whirlpool bath and log fire. It made my partners 30th birthday very special. The owners were very friendly and helpful.”

    Miss Lewis, Manchester, January 2015

    • “A fab cottage - great for a honeymoon. Luxurious inside and out and the hot tub was a real bonus. Ten out of ten all round. Great base for the area.”

    Ms Henley, Rhyl, January 2015

    • “Our 2nd visit to Yew Tree cottage and will be booking our 3rd break very soon!”

    Miss Green, Oldham, December 2014

    • “Absolutely loved every bit, hot tub, four poster bed, jacuzzi bath, walk in shower, heated floor, wooden stove burner - I could go on. Everything was done to perfection, couldn't of asked for a better family holiday.”

    Miss Skelton, Bridlington, December 2014

    • “Beautiful clean property, a pleasure to stay in. Would stay there again and certainly recommend it to other people.”

    Mr Richardson, Lincoln, September 2014

    • “The view from the cottage and the hot tub. The level of interior and added extras making it a comfortable stay. Location great for exploring too.”

    Mrs Barker, Coventry, September 2014

    • “Location is fabulous. Hot tub amazing after a hard day's walking.”

    Mr Coultis, Pontyclun, September 2014

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About the location


Coniston 2 miles.

The small hamlet of Torver peacefully rests amidst some of the Lake District's most beautiful scenery and provides a welcoming 14th century inn and a 19th century church, built on the site of an ancient chapel. Renowned as one of Wordsworth's favourite haunts, today it’s known locally as a starting point for exploring the local fells and the Duddon Valley and offers a superb base for exploring nearby Hawkshead, Ambleside and Windermere. Excellent walking, mountain biking, climbing and watersports opportunities are available locally on Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam and the lovely woodland trails at Grizedale Forest. Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the beautiful Gondola steam yacht, visit the award-winning village of Hawkshead with its fantastic Beatrix Potter Gallery, discover Tarn Hows, one of the most visited beauty spots in the country or indulge in a spot of serene fishing on Esthwaite Water. A first class holiday location at any time of the year.

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