Torver Station Cottages - Station Master’s House ref: UK1144

Torver, near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead, Sawrey, in the Lake District

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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

You’ll be on the right track during your stay at The Station Master’s House, which forms part of the former railway station in the hamlet of Torver. Close to Coniston Water, this is an excellent starting point to explore the nearby countryside and wildlife, and the Lakeland Fells including Coniston Old Man. The property has been thoughtfully furnished throughout, with a well-equipped kitchen and a living/dining room which boasts comfy leather sofas. The property offers two double bedrooms, one of which has an additional single bed, and they both have sumptuous bed linen adding an extra comfort. They both enjoy views over the beautiful garden and surrounding area. This spacious cottage still has the distinctive feel of its former use, with a raised lawned terrace which is part of the old platform - the perfect place to sit and relax.
The nearby Lakeland villages of Coniston and Hawkshead are idyllic and have an abundance of shops and cafés. For the more adventurous, why not take to the tree top challenge at Grizedale Forest, or venture along the many paths by foot or by bike. For steam enthusiasts, you can still take to the tracks with a ride on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite trains near Ulverston, or the elegant Victorian Steam Yacht Gondola which sails between March and November on Coniston Water. There are so many activities to keep you busy all year round in this wonderful area. Beach 18 miles. Shop 2½ miles, pub 10 yards, restaurant 100 yards. The Station Master’s House (ref UK1144) can be booked together with Ticket Office (ref UK1145) to accommodate up to 7 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With 50" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and single bed.
Wet room: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot. Welcome pack. External utility room with tumble dryer (shared).

Miscellaneous

Sitting-out area with BBQ. Large enclosed lawned garden (shared). Bike store (shared). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a natural water supply from a well. There is an unfenced 3ft drop, a fenced pond and 4 steps in the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Coniston
  • Shops
    2½ miles
  • Distance
    2½ miles
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Windermere
  • Pub
    10 yards
  • Railway station distance
    15 miles
  • Lake
    1½ miles

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About the local area

The delightful village of Coniston nestles at the foot of the famous Coniston Old Man fell (From where you get superb views of Coniston Water and Lake Windermere) and nearby to the Grizedale Forest. The village has a welcoming feel and traditional Lake District warmth to it; visitors will find plenty of shops and cafes in which to relax while they soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life.

A popular centre for walkers, climbers and cyclists, the area is also well known for Coniston Water; setting for the famous children's story, Swallows and Amazons and also scene of Donald Campbell's tragic world water-speed record attempt in 1967. Nowadays the Victorian steam yacht `Gondola' which first went into service in 1859 and was restored in 1977 by the National Trust, plies the five miles of water from April to October. You can hire rowing boats, electric boats, kayaks and dinghies from Coniston Boating Centre on the lakeshore.

Take the opportunity to visit the Ruskin Museum, for local history, and `Brantwood' on the shores of Coniston Water, former home to the poet John Ruskin.

Positioned between Coniston Water and Windermere, Hawkshead is arguably the quaintest location in the lakes, with white washed cottages dating back to the 16th century, charming old pubs and tea shops along narrow traffic-free streets.

The village is busy with tourists who come to see the Grammar school where, in the 1780's William Wordsworth developed inspiration for this early poetry and home to the Beatrix Potter gallery showing her original drawings for her children's books. The village hosts the annual Victorian fair and agricultural/sports show every summer.

Broughton-in-Furness is well situated a few miles west of nearby Coniston, and is becoming a favoured destination for the more discerning visitor, who appreciate its tranquil charm and acknowledge it as part of the "Undiscovered Lakeland". In the Square is the town hall, once the market hall, and now the Tourist Information Centre, two slate fish market slabs, and old stocks, which together with the surrounding three storey merchants houses, creates a unique feeling to this historic market town. There is also a good selection of amenities within the village including an award winning restaurant.

Things to do nearby

Crook Barn Stables
Crook Barn Stables

Enjoy stunning scenery through bridleways and thoroughfares on one of the horses at the Crook Barn stables. Visitors can also say hello to the other farmyard animals on site - chickens, ducks, geese and pigs. Tel: 01539 441088

Old Man of Coniston Walks

Overlooking the village of Coniston is the beautiful fell known as the `Old Man of Coniston'. A part of the Furness Fells, this summit is over 800 metres high and is interesting to the eye with evidence mining that was done here years ago.

Coniston Boating Centre
Coniston Boating Centre

Just outside the pretty village of Coniston this boating centre provides electric self drive boats, rowing boats, dinghys, canoes and kayaks right on the shores of Coniston Water. There are also picnic areas and a cafe close by. Tel: 01539 441366

Coniston Brewing Company

Hidden behind the pub in Consiton is the `Coniston Brewing Company'. Local ales have been brewed here since 1995 and you can taste one of these six popular beers in the Black Bull Inn situated in front of the brewery.

Cycling in Grizedale Forest

As well as several designated walking paths Grizedale Forest Park also provides dedicated routes for cyclist and mountain bikers. There are a range of waymarked trails that lead around the forest.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

Tilberthwaite Quarry
Tilberthwaite Quarry

Excellent routes adorn this slate quarry. It is easily accessed from the car park 3km from Coniston.

Walk around Tarn Hows

The beautiful area around Tarn Hows is a very popular place for tourists, with three adjoining tarns uniquely surrounded with a mass of coniferous woodland.

Coniston Launch

This is an environmentally friendly boat service ideal for walkers, cyclists and those who enjoy a peaceful cruise. Special `Swallows and Amazons' tours available. Tel: 01768 775753

Hodge Close Quarry
Hodge Close Quarry

An impressive hole with a deep pool offers divers and rock climbers a great place to indulge in their hobby

Go Ape in Grizedale Forest

If rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip wires sound like your thing, Go Ape is the place to go during your holiday. This challenging course is up high in the tree tops and is an exhilarating adventure for all ages.

Cycling around Coniston

The shores of Coniston Water provides one of the loveliest and easiest stretches of cycling in The Lake District. There are many trails around the lake much of which are available from the visitor centre's in the area. Coniston itself is a lovely village with a selection of pubs and cafes and the opportunity to hire a boat at Coniston Boating Centre.

Coniston Water

The third largest lake in the Lake District is Coniston Water measuring five miles long and half a mile wide. This is a very popular tourist attraction with a cafe by the pier.

The Ruskin Museum

Learn all about the famous people of Coniston including John Ruskin, Donald Campbell and Arthur Ransome. A fascinating museum. Tel: 01539 441164

Ruskin Museum

Since 1901 Ruskin museum has been open for visitors in Coniston, it was set up in memory of John Ruskin who was well known for his talents in the Victorian era, just a few of these talents are in art, geology, writing and teaching. The museum shows information and artifacts about the history of Coniston.

Beatrix Potter Gallery

A gallery of Beatrix Potter's illustrations and drawings can be found in the 17th Century building which was once the office to her solicitor husband, William Heelis. The gallery has a ever changing exhibition of her work with a room styled as her husband once had it as an office.

Russell Colman Photography

Russell Colman Photography is a studio located just outside Bowness-on-Windermere in the grounds of a beautiful, Lakeland country house.

River Deep Mountain High

An outdoor activity provider introducing you to activities such abseiling, kayaking, mountain biking and canoeing in a variety of different locations. Tel: 01539 528666

The Gondola at Coniston Water

The original `Gondola', a rebuilt Victorian steam yacht, was first launched in 1859 and now completely rebuilt by the National Trust, gives passengers the chance to sail in sumptuous, upholster saloons!

Brantwood House and Gardens

The Brantwood historic house and gardens was once the home of John Ruskin who is a well known part of the history of Coniston for his large collection of writings, drawings and watercolours. The house is also a museum showing a collection of Ruskin's possessions for you to explore.

Esthwaite Water - Fishing

Set in the Silurian Hills of the Lake District Esthwaite Water near Hawkshead is a fantastic venue for trout, pike, course and roach fishing.

Grizedale Forest

The popular woodland of Grizedale Forest measures over 24km squared and is full of activities and attractions to enjoy during your holiday.

Walking to Lever Waterfalls & Levers Water

If you are walking in the Coppermines Valley area then you should definitely visit the Lever Waterfalls and the reservoir of Levers Water.

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