A cosy cottage of great character set on a traditional Lakeland hill farm overlooking the beautiful Woodland Valley.
Just 10 minutes' drive from Coniston village. Lovingly reconstructed from the original 17th century byre, the Byre Cottage offers cosy rooms with rustic exposed beams, log fires and countryside views.
Access to the cottage is gained through the main farmyard, dotted with blossoming flowers during the spring & summer months.
The Byre Cottage is perfect for those looking to experience a glimpse of traditional Lakeland. A great base for families, outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers and those wishing to simply switch off.
Traditional Lakeland porch opens into entrance hall, from here guests can access the cosy cottage sitting & dining room complete with Lakeland stone fireplace, Tv, Dvd & Cd player. French windows open from the sitting room to the rear paved garden, offering panoramic views over the Woodland valley.
Just off the sitting room is the kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, electric cooker, fridge/freezer & washer/dryer.
There is also a small shower room with WC on the ground floor.
The yard to the front of the cottage is perfectly positioned to to catch the midday and evening sun, from here you are welcome to sit, relax & simply watch the world go by.
Bedroom 1 - double bed
Bedroom 2 - double bed
Bedroom 3 - twin single beds
House bathroom with bath only & WC.
The cottage enjoys shared access to a delightfully private paved garden, offering an abundance of outside seating, undisturbed views and plenty of space for the little ones to play. This area is perfect for summer BBQ's, reflective moments and morning coffees.
Footpaths from the farm give direct access onto the nearby hills & across the valley.
There is open access to the neighbouring field, perfect for tiring out your canine companion (The owner Sheila will let you know which field is best).
Should you be looking to explore the surrounding trails and byways on two wheels then secure indoor storage can be organised with Sheila, suitable for mountain bikes, canoes & dinghies.
Heating, lighting, bed linen, towels & initial fuel for the fire.
Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.
Extra coal/logs by arrangement.
Parking available for several cars.
The farmyard, whilst quiet in nature is home to a family of hens, ducks, a cockerel, farm cats & a sheep dog named Roy (He's very friendly!). Sheep and Cattle also graze in the fields nearby, offering many a photo opportunity.
Private water supply.
Due to property location Wi-Fi connectivity is limited and is boosted from the main farmhouse.
Public Transport 2 miles
Pub 2 miles yards
Shop 4 miles
Woodland, Torver and the Duddon Valley, a beautiful and tranquil area well worth visiting and exploring. The landscapes here have changed little over time, with farming and forestry still very much in evidence. In springtime the nearby woods that dot the landscape are carpeted with wild garlic and scented bluebells, and away from the noise of the traffic the wildlife and bird song can be truly appreciated.
The area is very popular with walkers and cyclists of all abilities who enjoy escaping the central Lakes crowds. Peaks such as the Old Man of Coniston, Caw Fell and Greyfriar can all be accessed from the area. Should you be looking for something a little less challenging then the idyllic Lickle Valley, the Dunnerdale Fells and Beacon Tarn are all popular walking spots.
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About Torver Village & Woodland Valley, Near Coniston
To the south of the busy tourist centre of Coniston lie the hamlets of Torver and Woodland, a beautiful and tranquil area well worth visiting and exploring. The landscapes here have changed little over time, with farming and forestry still very much in evidence. In springtime the nearby woods that dot the landscape are carpeted with wild garlic and scented bluebells, and away from the noise of the traffic the wildlife and bird song can be truly appreciated.