High Park Cottage

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Countryside view
  • Log fire
  • Wi-fi
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Cycle storage
  • Public transport within 1 mile
Property rating: 3

South of Coniston in the pretty village of Torver, perched on the fell slopes sits a magnificent whitewashed detached cottage. With forests behind and commanding views across the village and valley beyond, this period home has to be seen to be believed.

From its peaceful and idyllic situ, High Park is a unique cottage offering high levels of comfort and a real home from home feel. Once visited, never forgotten.

Torver is an undiscovered gem, home to two cracking local pubs, only a 20 minute walk to the shores of Coniston Water, brilliantly located for fell walking and has some of the best mountain biking around.

The amenities of Coniston village are all also within walking distance, a pleasant 3 miles stroll along the old railway line footpath. Alternative footpaths are also nearby, heading towards the lake, into the surrounding fells or up The Old Man of Coniston.

Ground floor
Access is gained from the back door through a cloakroom with Belfast sink and tiled floor, excellent for disrobing of outdoor gear prior to entering the country kitchen. Though well equipped with all mod cons, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge & dishwasher the kitchen also has a real rural feel. There's also a utility room with freezer, washing machine & tumble dryer, perfect should you need to revitalise any outdoor clothing.

From the kitchen you can access the snug, with log burning stove & TV. An ideal bolt hole for family members to escape one another, either children from parents or vice versa, or even grandparents away from everyone! From this room a patio door leads out to a terrace the length of the house, with easterly views across the valley. From the snug there are stairs up to double bedroom and en suite, making this part of the house a standalone annex if needed.

Back towards the other living areas, a period Minton tiled hallway leads from the glassed front door and takes you either to a spacious dining room which comfortably sits 8 or into the main sitting room with log fire, TV, video & DVD players, CD player & valley views. Simply relax in comfort, enjoy the open fire or gaze out the sash windows at the views.

First floor
Big wide stairs at the end of the hallway lead you up to a large galleried landing. Here you'll find a massive bathroom, bathed in colour, from light pouring through the stained glass window. An equally massive centre bath and walk-in shower match the size of the room along with W.C and bidet. There's also three king size rooms which look out across the valley and farmlands below, all tastefully decorated, with wooden floors and big beds.

Bedroom 1 - king size bed.
Bedroom 2 - king size bed.
Bedroom 3 - king size bed (or twin 2'6" single beds).

Second Floor (above snug)
Bedroom 4 - king-size bed (or twin 2'6" single beds) & en-suite shower room & WC.

Outside
The beautiful cottage garden has manicured lawns and a monkey-puzzle tree which stands tall. What a perfect spot to sit and relax, watch the wildlife, like the local woodpeckers and cuckoos (or your little wild ones!) enjoying the garden. There is also an extensive terrace with garden furniture, perfect for al fresco dining and summer evenings.

Adjacent to the main house is a barn/store for mountain bikes and outdoor equipment. This area of the barn also has an enclosed area for pets.

Facilities included
Full oil central heating & initial bag of logs for the fires, all other electricity, gas, Wi-Fi & bed linen.

Available to hire
Towels, travel cot & high chair.

Parking
Parking for 3 cars.

Nearby
Public Transport 1000 yards
Pub 1500 yards
Shop 1500 yards

Property Notes
Pets are welcome in the enclosed barn & garden ONLY.

Local Activities
Torver and the nearby Crake & Woodland Valleys, are beautiful and tranquil areas 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, can be accessed from the area. Should you be looking for something a little less challenging then the idyllic Torver Common or nearby Beacon Tarn are all popular walking spots.

For cycling enthusiasts there are some fantastic trails to be found in the area and the delights of Grizedale Forest are only a short ride away. For runners of all abilities the Lakeland Trail series visits Coniston village yearly offering 5k, 10k, marathon and half marathon options. A favourite events amongst visitors and locals is the annual Coniston 14, 13.9 miles of scenic beauty as runners of all ages lap Coniston Water. For endurance athletes the Montane Lakeland 100 & Lakeland 50 events depart from Coniston each July and a whole host of water sports can be enjoyed down at the boating centre. Lastly for those who come to walk the area, no trip to Coniston would be complete without a climb up the Old Man of Coniston.

Please see links below for more information. 

www.coniston14.co.uk
www.montane.co.uk/montane-lakeland-100
www.lakelandtrails.org
www.walklakes.co.uk/walk_2.html
www.stridingedge.net/walks/10063/
www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walk-1058-description
www.where2walk.co.uk/lake_district/classic_circuits/dow-crag-via-seathwaite-tarn

Location

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.

Customer Comments

Beautiful house and the views are amazing. We loved spending our evenings reading in the garden and relaxing.
C.B, Aug 2016

Thank you for a great weekend, the cottage was great and not even the weather could spoil it! Looking forward to our next stay already.
D.H, May 2016

The cottage is simply amazing - the only downside is we were only here for the weekend! We'll be back, thank you for a lovely stay.
J.B, Nov 2015

We came to your cottage from Australia and it was great to stop travelling and just be. I loved waking up the first morning to lean on the sunny windowsill. Everything was so peaceful. In the field below, sheep nibbled the green grass and young calves played.After breakfast, we wandering along the nearby lanes and were amazed at the number of styles and public footpaths. Each path called us over the wall to adventure. Every day we took a new route and gave our legs and lungs a good workout. We discovered a leafy path through the woods to Coniston Water where ducks bobbed among the ripples and gentle waves lapped the shore. We crossed rushing streams over old stone bridges and climbed up to the open moors where we could see forever.Each evening we came home tired and happy to share a meal and curl up by the fire. I love books and it was fun scanning your shelves to pick one to read. The separate bedrooms and living areas meant we could stay up as long as wanted, or sleep in. Then get together in the morning to chat over breakfast and plan the next adventure. Next time I come, I'm looking forward to having a lazy bubble bath. Or perhaps spending a bit more time sitting on the patio, or lying on the lawn, just watching the clouds sail by. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us.
L.H., Jul 2015

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