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Sunny Bank Farm - large oak-beamed cottage, garden, private lake frontage.

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6 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
12 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Sunny Bank Farm is a spacious and beautifully furnished 17th century farmhouse set in large grounds, with lovely lawned garden. An open fire, central-heating and double-glazing throughout make it an excellent year-round holiday venue, and an ideal base for walking, touring, boating or just relaxing in peaceful surroundings. Situated on the quiet western shore of Coniston Water, not far from Peel Island ('Wildcat Island' of Swallows and Amazons fame), Sunny Bank Farm is bordered by Torver Common affording fantastic views out over the lake. The fields are grazed by sheep and include several wooded areas and extensive private lake frontage where you can launch your own boat or hire our rowing boat and canoe. Sunny Bank Farm originated as a small farmhouse in the 17th century but was more th...Sunny Bank Farm is a spacious and beautifully furnished 17th century farmhouse set in large grounds, with lovely lawned garden. An open fire, central-heating and double-glazing throughout make it an excellent year-round holiday venue, and an ideal base for walking, touring, boating or just relaxing in peaceful surroundings. Situated on the quiet western shore of Coniston Water, not far from Peel Island ('Wildcat Island' of Swallows and Amazons fame), Sunny Bank Farm is bordered by Torver Common affording fantastic views out over the lake. The fields are grazed by sheep and include several wooded areas and extensive private lake frontage where you can launch your own boat or hire our rowing boat and canoe. Sunny Bank Farm originated as a small farmhouse in the 17th century but was more than doubled in size about a hundred years later. We have completely refurbished it to a high standard and it is now a wonderful cosy place to enjoy the Lake District whatever the weather. The two large lounges provide plenty of space to relax on comfy sofas. The main lounge has an open fire and lovely views of the garden; the other has a large TV and lots of DVDs and board games. The kitchen is equipped with everything you might require for catering for parties of up to 12, and the extra-large dining-room table is great for extended holiday dining. There are 6 spacious bedrooms, each prettily furnished and with ample drawer and hanging space. Three of these have en-suite facilities. The main bathroom can be either used as an en-suite or accessed from the landing. There are two further shower rooms serving the other three bedrooms. One shower room and one bedroom are on the ground floor.More
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About the Owner
Daphne L
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2010
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

We met up with our son & family from Insch in Scotland, our daughter & family from Basingstoke to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. The property offered everything we needed for the range of age in our party (5yrs-71yrs). The bedrooms were comfortable & most...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Voyage318989, VR Owner at Sunny Bank Farm - large oak-beamed cottage, garden, private lake frontage., responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Thank you for a lovely review, and so glad you were able to celebrate your Golden Wedding at Sunny Bank - congratulations!

Reviewed 3 January 2018

The family all gathered here for a delightful Christmas. I won't say it was restful as there is so much to do. We, the adults, could retreat to a s nug room with a roaring fire whilst all the grandchildren were in the next room...More

Date of stay: December 2017
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Management response:Responded 13 March 2018

Thanks so much for a great review - I do hope you'll be back!

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Wonderful property for extended family holiday. Plenty of room, beautiful setting, well laid out idiosyncratic architecture, fully equipped ... there was even a Christmas tree and lights for our festive family meeting. Kids loved the play barn, adults loved the large sitting room with cosy...More

Date of stay: December 2017
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Management response:Responded 29 December 2017

Thank you so much for a lovely review and glad you had such a great time. Hope you'll be back soon.

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This was our third visit to Sunnybank Farm and the house is even better now with the new additions and bathrooms. We love the house, the gardens, the lake access, everything. It is the perfect place for large family reunions. We will be back!

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank hmjeffrey
Management response:Responded 21 August 2017

Thank you so much for a great review. I hope you will come back for a fourth visit!

Reviewed 7 June 2017

This was our 12th stay at sunny bank, we go every year with varying numbers of children and dogs. Once again there were improvements, they seem to find something to improve every year, we love it! It's the perfect place to get away and relax,enjoying...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank AmandaA2167
Management response:Responded 7 June 2017

Thank you so much for a great review, and glad you liked the new en suite bathrooms. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Daphne

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Pool Table
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Boat Available
Mountain Views
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Fireplace
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Fully equipped to cater for up to 12 people, Sunny Bank Farm has two large lounges both containing plenty of comfortable seating. One has an open fire and a music system - ideal for quiet reading and conversation. The other has a TV, DVD player, board games etc. The large kitchen/dining room includes an American style fridge/freezer with ice dispenser and a large electric range cooker. It is equipped with everything you might require for extended holiday dining and the large dining room table comfortably seats 12 people. A high chair and booster seat are both available. There are 6 spacious bedrooms, each prettily furnished and with ample drawer and hanging space: Bed 1 is a double, with en-suite shower. Bed 2 is a twin with en-suite bathroom (powerful electric shower over bath). The bathroom is also accessible from the landing, for general use. Bed 3 has three single beds and an en-suite shower (powerful electric shower for ample supplies of hot water). Bed 4 is a double, and bed 5 is a twin. These two rooms share a shower room between them (the shower is fed separately to the others, to ensure plenty of hot water). Bed 6 is a single room on the ground floor, with access to the ground floor shower room. A large games barn is available (extra charge) with table tennis, snooker, table football and darts.
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About the neighbourhood
Sunny Bank Farm is 4 miles from Coniston, a small but busy typical Lakeland town, and just a mile from Torver, where there are 2 pubs, both serving excellent food. There are some wonderful local walks such as exploring the old quarries above Torver, climbing to the top of Coniston Old Man and coming back via Dow Crag, or you can use the Sunny Bank Jetty to combine a lakeside walk with a ride on Coniston Launch. The steamboat Gondola also sails from Coniston around the lake and stops off at Brantwood, the home of John Ruskin. For the more adventurous, horse-riding is available at Torver, a variety of watercraft may be hired in Coniston, and Grizedale Forest is an excellent location for mountain biking.
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