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Riverside

Torver near Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 922436)

4.7

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was spacious and superbly equipped in a magnificent location"

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2022

  • "The bungalow was lovely and we enjoyed our stay very much - we have been before so we knew it was a great place and we will probably visit again."

    We left a note about a couple of minor maintenance details - not a complaint but if no-one tells you then you don't know to address them. The property and the amazingly good weather meant we saw the Lake district at its very best.

    Reviewed by AllanJun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The location and setting is wonderful. Sadly, there was one big disappointment. There is no summer house. The listing is inaccurate and I do feel we should have been informed and the listing should be updated urgently. It was one of the reasons we booked this property as the intention was to spend a lot of time at the lake, both day and night (as we are amateur astronomers) so the use of summer house was very appealing and influenced our decision to book. Other than that, we were very happy with the property and would consider re-booking.

    Thank you for your feedback. I'm really sorry the summer house got destroyed when the bad winds blew done over a dozen trees from the adjacent paddock. We are looking to replace it and I'm sure you'll understand its not a quick process. Again sorry about this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MargaretMar 2022

  • "Our second visit to this lovely property which is very comfortable, well presented and equipped."

    We were once again blessed with amazing weather allowing us to make the most of the jetty for early morning kayaking and swimming in the lake. This area with the meadow was perfect for us and our 2 dogs to enjoy. Were sad to see the damage the storms had done in bringing down trees and the summerhouse and hopefully they will build another one to replace it in the future. Sure we will be back again soon.

    Reviewed by DonnaMar 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Amazingly well stocked, Kitchen fabulous. Brilliant log burner. Brought our boat and played on Lake, What a little gem. Thank you

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2022

  • "Amazing cottage Only thing I would say is towels need updating !"

    Bath towels need to be bigger! Stay not as peaceful due to work on nearby cottage meant tractor going up and down lane all day . However will hopefully return

    Reviewed by AnnJan 2022

  • "A loverly position, well equipped really enjoyed our stay."

    One or two things to point out, two light switches one in the main room was tripping out the electric and a switch in the hallway. Front bedroom shower is leaking in corner near the toilet. We move some furniture in tv room and found thick dust under the chairs. This not a complaint but feel the owner should know if they are using an company to clean the property.

    Thank you for your feed back. My husband sorted the tripping lights when you left, there was a problem with the outside light above the front door, tripping inside. I will pass on to my cleaners about the dust and definitely get the shower leak fixed. Thank you again, I really appreciate constructive feedback, then I can sort things. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2021

  • "We all loved the property and location."

    It had a lovely, comfortable family feel and ideal for the 2 dogs with the garden being enclosed. We will highly recommend to others and would definitely return .

    Reviewed by ChristopherDec 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage and very clean, warm and comfortable."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2021

  • "Riverside is a luxurious bungalow, with all the facilities needed to make a stress-free holiday."

    Having access to a private beach on Lake Coniston was brilliant, and anyone who is in to kayacking, paddle boarding, canoeing or most water sports would find this facility to be an added bonus. The Wi-Fi provided needs upgrading, as it drops out when being used, particularly watching Netflix. The lighting in some of the rooms is insufficient at night, and could be improved. Overall, we had a great stay at this unique property. Colin

    Thank you for your feedback. I have tried a few different WiFi providers and unfortunately the signal still isn’t great. It may be the area the bungalow is in, they all promise super duper signal and connection, however it never is. Sorry about this. Really glad you had a great time at Riverside. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2021

  • "Couldn’t of asked for anything better, Riverside Cottage was perfect in every ..."

    Couldn’t of asked for anything better, Riverside Cottage was perfect in every way, Jackie was so helpful & made us feel so welcome, 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Reviewed by LeeAug 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely outstanding and more than we expected."

    We had fantastic weather which was a bonus but a hot tub would be ideal to have in the garden as well. One thing, the rugs in the hallway. One in particular wasn’t very nice to look at. Looked dirty and a mess. I suggest either buy a new one or just get rid of it and put nothing down. The flooring is good underneath and if you were to get a new one, dogs will only mess on it. Also, the water pressure to the red bathroom was a bit hit and miss. Apart from this it was brilliant. Definitely would book again. Oh, the gardener was very helpful as well.

    Thank you for your feedback. I have replaced the rugs in the hallway and front room and the do look much nicer. Unfortunately I haven’t got any control over the water pressure, it all depends on the beck out front of the bungalow. Really glad you enjoyed your stay, hopefully we’ll see you again at Riverside. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristianJul 2021

  • "We were very satisfied with our Holiday , as far as we are concerned it was Perfection ."

    very well equipped short of nothing , Location perfect for us as we love Peace and Quiet , Beautiful Lake and gardens helped us to recover from all our Problems , Great for children lakeside very safe , we are in our 80s it was perfect for us and for my family who enjoyed thlake for swimming and Kyaking thankyou for allowing us to stay ,

    Reviewed by IreneJun 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely amazing and much better than the pictures could begin to show."

    Very relaxing and and well equipped kitchen too. Plenty of space for us as a group of 5 adults, 2 children and a dog. Great location and very peaceful.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely and we had a great holiday - lakeside jetty fantastic for early morning canoeing & the meadow was great for the dogs to run and play (although be aware this is across a quiet road from the cottage)."

    Plenty of good walks on the doorstep by the lakeside and on Torver common. Pleasant outdoor dining space helped us make the most of the amazing weather we got. Cottage was well equipped and rooms especially bathrooms were very luxurious. Only negative for us was that this was advertised as a pet friendly property, however on arrival the rear lawn is no longer there - all stone now and there was a notice saying dogs not allowed in lounge - bedrooms I expect to be a no-go, but the lounge is the only place to relax in the evening and no one wants to be separated from their pets so only alternative is to stay in the kitchen or be outside. Do think this should have appeared on the property description. Also an outside hose pipe for washing down dogs, muddy boots and canoes would have been useful - there were some outside taps but limited to what you can reach from them. This didn’t spoil our holiday but think worth pointing out for other potential dog owners.

    Thank you for your feed back. And I’m glad the negatives didn’t spoil your stay at Riverside. I’m not sure why it says there was a lawned garden at the rear of the property as there has never been any grass/ garden there ever. I will definitely take notice of the outside wash off point though. Please note dogs are allowed in the property. We do ask that dogs do not go on the furniture as your dog has chewed the door you can appreciate we would not like this happening to our furnishings Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by DonnaApr 2021

  • "I called a couple of times with questions about the property and each time was told you would get back to me."

    This did not happen.

    Reviewed by YvonneSep 2020

  • "Cottage was amazing, great location, clean and well laid out."

    We're already looking to book again at the same place, beautiful setting. Local pub good food and happy to accommodate the pooch. Location on the lake was fantastic, very relaxing. Spoke with the Sykes guys once before heading across, no issues just we were late arriving and they were very professional and polite on the phone.

    Reviewed by DarrenDec 2019

  • "We had a lovely week in this property situated in such a beautiful area."

    There is the added bonus of a private field leading down to Coniston Water. Decor in house was tasteful and the house is well-equipped. Ideal for dogs with useful back porch to dry them out after walks. Area is peaceful and scenic. Coniston Village, although small, had everything we needed. A slight disappointment was the comfort of the couches in the lounge which, although they look nice on the photographs, were not the most comfortable. One of our party, who is disabled, could not access the main part of the lounge due to two small steps from the tv area into the main lounge which meant he was rather isolated from the rest of us when we were in that area and, in addition, he is not able to get off couches so an armchair would have been useful. Also there is a step in the hall into the main part of the house - the only area which has level access from the front door is the kitchen which does have a second tv but only kitchen chairs to sit on. We had been expecting a completely level property from the description given. That apart, we really enjoyed our time there and would consider revisiting in the future

    Reviewed by CarolynOct 2019

  • "Cottage was very well equipped, beautifully clean & comfortable."

    Ample room for 6. A little expensive but would go again without hesitation & try a warmer season to take advantage of the lakeside position.

    Reviewed by HillaryOct 2019

  • "Loved the lakefront and garden with sun and lake views."

    Summerhouse useful and enjoyable.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2019

  • "The location of this cottages is perfect."

    We spent the first week in May and it was fantastic. Accommodation suited our group of 3 couples really well.

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2019

  • "Riverside cottage was by far the best cottage we have stayed in."

    We have staying in the Lake District at Easter for the past fifteen years, and this cottage far exceeds anywhere we have been before. We arrived on Friday 12th April and by Sunday 14th April we had booked two weeks next Easter. What can I say the bungalow, the quality of the furniture and bathrooms, not to mention the kitchen, The garden (grass manicured) and to top it all a summerhouse right beside the lake. I would highly recommend this cottage, and of course the pub is a short drive away.

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2019

  • "The bungalow is everything you'll read in the reviews."

    The pictures don't do it justice. There is so much room, much bigger than the pictures would have you believe. The kitchen is a real family area with an aga masses of pots, pans, plates and kitchen equipment. There's an 8 seat wooden table in the middle and a seperate large utility room. The living room is huge with a large set of French patio doors which step out onto a large well appointed outdoor space with numerous tables and chairs and a covered, lit area. Back inside, the lounge is on 2 levels. The top area has a large freesat tv with seating whilst the lower sports 3 large sofas a single chair and a corner bench seat with a large fireplace made of local stone and a log burner. The fire was set up ready for us and there were plenty of logs. Kindling, paper and firelighters available. The bedrooms are lovely with comfy beds. They are well decorated and you won't run short of wardrobe or drawer space. Contrary to other reviews there are about 5 hairdryers available. The 2 en suites are luxurious and the family bathroom is equally well appointed (but the effect made by 3 walls of mirrors can be a bit much). The hallway has a coat rack and closet. The whole house is well appointed, decorated and feels like home from home. The outside space is immense. The garden backing into Coniston is so long the dog is still sleeping off his daily runs. All in all, we cannot recommend this place highly enough, in fact we've already dished out a few cards and flyers to friends. There is so much positive to say about this place but it would take an age to do it justice. Suffice it to say we're coming back next year. Perfect...

    Reviewed by MatthewApr 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely with long green garden to walk down to lake, perfect for my little Westies."

    The cottage had a nice feel and very clean comfortable beds. Very spacious for cottage for 6 adults. Only complains we would have is the towels in bathrooms were a bit worn out (one had holes in it) and no toilet roll holders. There were not enough plug sockets in twin middle bedroom and it would have been nice to have hand soap in all bathrooms not just at kitchen sink. Our 70 & 80 year old parents said that hand rails in shower en-suite would have been good when coming out of shower. Water was lovely and hot and whole house set at perfect temperature.Outside space around property is good and nice seating areas with comfortable garden chairs, draw back is the road behind can be a bit noisy especially from motorbikes. I would still highly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by VictoriaApr 2019

  • "Such a lovely holiday home we enjoyed every minute of are stay in feb, we didnt want to leave when are stay was over,so much so we have rebooked for may/june for a week , can not wait to go back ."

    Reviewed by KimberleyFeb 2019

  • "The house was absolutely beautiful."

    Perfect for my family to relax and celebrate New Year. The area is lovely and we enjoyed a number of walks around Coniston. The house was well equipped with amenities that made staying there feel more like home than a getaway. With villages and towns just a short drive away we enjoyed exploring the Lake District. Would definitely recommend and will be looking to book another stay soon.

    Reviewed by HannahDec 2018

  • "Riverside is an absolutely stunning property."

    .. Has everything you could need... So comfortable and warm inside and the grounds are fantastic with the private bridge over the river to the garden and the long garden down to the private jetty. Magnificent property and we will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by GillNov 2018

  • "The bungalow is very spacious and was spotlessly clean."

    A loaf of delicious fresh bread, butter, a pint of milk and a dish amply stocked with tea, coffee and sugar sachets awaited our arrival. The kitchen was well stocked and the electric oven and the two rings on the electric hob of the AGA worked well. We did not use the rest of the AGA, as the weather was lovely. We made good use of the two fridge freezers. The showers are excellent, spacious and easy to access. The bedroom without the en-suite is immediately opposite the bathroom. We all slept well in very comfortable beds. It would be helpful if the leads to the lamps in the main bedroom could be lengthened to make the lamp switches more accessible from the bed. A shower stool in one of the showers was very useful for one of our party. For those of limited mobility, or likely to overlook a step when walking in the house, it is unfortunate that there is a step in the hall leading from the kitchen level to the bedroom and dining room level and two steps down from the dining room to the lounge. The garden down to the lake is lovely and there is seating outside or in the small summerhouse at the lake side. Immediately outside Riverside, on the banks of Torver Beck, is a bench where we relaxed on some evenings, enjoying the water and wildlife, including sighting a kingfisher.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2018

  • "I think the best cottage we’ve stayed at really really lovely"

    Reviewed by FionaMay 2018

  • "Fence between us and the field could have been a little better as there was new ..."

    Fence between us and the field could have been a little better as there was new lambs in the field and we have a dog Otherwise for us everything was really good

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2018

  • "Riverside is a beautiful property in a great location with ample space for a couple or group."

    The property is comfortable with excellent facilities. We have been lucky to have stayed here 3 times and look forward to returning again. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RachelMar 2018

  • "Riverside is above and beyond our expectations."

    There was nothing we didn’t like about the property. The location is excellent with Coniston only a short drive away. There are beautiful walks from the doorstep and views from the private jetty that I will never tire of looking at. For us the garden leading down to Lake Coniston was an absolute treat for the dog and our little girl to run around in. I cannot recommend Riverside enough if you are looking for a quite location in the lakes without being miles away from civilisation and will deffinatly be returning.

    Reviewed by StuartJan 2018

  • "Amazing and magical place and location"

    Reviewed by JoyDec 2017

  • "Could do with some soap holders in toilets and handrail to help elderly people into and out of shower."

    .. apart from that the cottage and location is fantastic... will stop again

    Reviewed by NeilNov 2017

  • "Riverside is the most amazing place we have ever stayed in."

    The bungalow was extremely comfortable. The location was stunning. Everything you could wish for .

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2017

  • "Beautiful bungalow in a perfect setting."

    Great for kayaking and relaxing by the lake. Enjoyed by all the family - we have recommended it to friends.

    Reviewed by RuthSep 2017

  • "A very comfortable large cottage, with excellent outdoor space and access to Coniston lake."

    A very safe place for our dogs, in such a quiet area.

    Reviewed by PaulaMay 2017

  • "A really beautiful place to stay, luxurious, spacious and with all modern facilities."

    I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by DaveApr 2017

  • "Most fantastic standard of accommodation and encourages me to use Sykes more."

    Owners friendly and welcoming at their beautiful property and would look at going there again .

    Reviewed by WendySep 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Three super king-size double bedrooms (all zip/link, can be twin on request) and two with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with AGA and dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and log burner.
  • Oil central heating with log burner
  • Electric oven and hob, AGA, 2 x fridge/freezers, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • 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
  • Use of paddock over foot bridge
  • 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. Please be advised that although all ground floor there is one step into the hallway and two steps down into the lounge Note: Due to recent storm damage the summer house is not there but should be repaired by the main summer season

The property

Beautifully appointed, Riverside Cottage is a rare gem set in breathtaking surroundings overlooking Torver Beck, with its own pedestrian bridge leading to a private jetty and beach.

The detached house, gardens and surroundings are an absolute delight and provide a heady mix of luxury and beauty.

All three bedrooms have super king-size beds, two of which can be cleverly converted into two single beds on request, and with two en-suites and a house bathroom, queues are a thing of the past!

Outside there is a choice of peaceful patios, including a charming covered seating area adorned with fairy lights.

What is really magical about Riverside Cottage is it has its very own pedestrian bridge which crosses Torver Beck to an enormous expanse of green leading to Coniston Water.

You can while away the hours in the summer house, or dangle your feet over the water on the private jetty.

In such stunning surroundings, it is very easy to see how our Lakeland poets were so inspired!

Just over a mile away is a footpath leading to The Old Man of Coniston which at 2635 feet is not quite a Munro, but deserves its place in the great Cumbrian fells.

On a fine day the views from the top are so intoxicating they should be experienced by everyone.

Arthur Ransome based his book ‘Swallows and Amazons’ on Coniston Water, and it is fun trying to discover the locations featured in the book.

There is boat hire available, as well as sailing courses and the steam yacht Gondola, which offers an opulent sail with a difference.

Riverside Cottage is addictive and one visit will not be enough.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location

TORVER

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. Torver has 2 fantastic pubs on offer, so you will be spoilt for choice for great food. 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.

Region Information

Please be advised that although all ground floor there is one step into the hallway and two steps down into the lounge

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas