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Station Master's House

Torver near Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 906561)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

7 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved the cottage, it was everything we wanted."

    It had all the facilities we needed, it was comfortable, clean and in great order. We love the area, very close to 2 pubs serving good food and offering a warm welcome.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2017

  • "A lovely welcoming cottage in a good area for exploring the lakes"

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2017

  • "The only thing that concerned us, the driveway and entrance to the property were very dark at night, perhaps a light with a sensor on would help."

    Reviewed by RuthDec 2016


    Reviewed by JohnOct 2016

  • "Perfect little cottage."

    Good location, very quite.

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2016

  • "We had an amazing time in the Lake District and the station masters house was perfect."

    It was in a brilliant location allowing us to explore the whole of the Lake District at an easy driving distance. The accomodating is much bigger than the pictures show and the garden was beautiful. Look out for the little brown rabbit that comes to visit. We cannot wait to return.

    Reviewed by NiallAug 2016

  • "Very quaint cottage which met all out needs."

    The oven took some working out, but our 16 year old grandson fathomed it out! Modern technology! Very good location and was able to go on walks from the cottage so not having to drive somewhere every day. Enjoyed watching the rabbits scampering round the garden. Was able to get shopping delivered from Asda so didn't have to drive around to find supermarket. Very enjoyable holiday

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast table
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Shared external utility
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, shared tumble dryer in utility, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage in external utility on a first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed shared gardens with furniture to front and rear
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins, pub next door
  • Note: There is an low fenced pond at this property, children to be supervised and care taken
  • Note: The shared driveway to the property is narrow and care should be taken.

The property

Coniston 2.5 miles.

Formerly the railway station for the hamlet of Torver, this spacious, semi-detached cottage is superbly-presented, with a comfortable sitting room and even has a telescope to admire the spectacular views of the Coniston Fells, including The Old Man of Coniston.

This excellent cottage is superbly-placed to enjoy this beautiful part of England; with Coniston Water, the third longest lake in the Lake District, less than one mile away, together with two lovely pubs and a delicatessen, all of which serve delicious food less than two minutes’ walk away.

This Torver cottage has extensive grounds leading from the former platform, which overlook adjoining fields, and are a haven for wildlife.

This Torver cottage is ideal for families or friends who enjoy exploring on foot or by bike, with paths running right from the hamlet.

This excellent location has a host of outdoor activities available locally including, horse riding, kayaking, sailing, fishing and climbing, although a quiet cruise on the Steam Gondola is a perfect way to explore the lake.

Grizedale Forest is also less than four miles away, with a host of paths leading through the forest and at the visitor centre there is a tree top adventure course to try your hand at.

The pretty villages of Hawkshead and Coniston are close by and have some lovely individual shops and cafes.

This Torver cottage is a great base to explore the Lake District at any time of the year.

Note: This property is adjacent to Ref. 906562, together they sleep 7.

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About the location


Hawkshead 4 miles; Ambleside 8 miles.

Nestling at the head of Coniston Water, the pretty village of Coniston is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Lake District National Park, making it a superb base for touring, with Hawkshead, Ambleside, Windermere and Grasmere just a short drive away. Superb walking, mountain biking and climbing are available locally on Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam, and the lovely woodland trails at Grizedale Forest. For watersports enthusiasts, the quiet lake is ideal for dinghy sailing and canoeing, whilst the less active can enjoy a leisure cruise on the beautiful steam yacht 'Gondola’, or visit Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin. Nearby attractions include the award-winning village of Hawkshead, home of the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Tarn Hows, one of the most visited beauty spots in the country and Esthwaite Water, famous for its fishing. A first class holiday location at any time of the year.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas