Located in the pretty village of Torver, Puzzle Cottage is a mid-terraced house within a row of cottages, providing bags of space over three floors.
Puzzle Cottage makes a comfortable extended family base or an ideal spot for couples and friends here to explore the landscape.
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.
Entrance to the cottage is through the rear yard into the kitchen. The tiled kitchen ensures mud won't be spread through the house after a long walk or ride. Complete with an informal dining table & bench, the kitchen is the perfect area for grabbing some breakfast before the rest of the house wakes up, complete with electric cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave & washer/drier. There is also a shower room to the rear of the kitchen, which is handy if you do happen to get a little muddy on your adventures! On from the kitchen you will find the dining & sitting room, with seating for 6, offering plenty of space for all the family. The sitting room offers large comfortable sofas and a wood burning stove, perfect for a cosy night in front of the TV with DVD.
First floor has a double, looking out through a big sash window onto the garden. The smaller back double looks out onto Coniston Old Man. The bathroom offers plenty of space and comes with a beautiful peacock chair, handy for bath time
Bedroom 1 - double bed.
Bedroom 2 - double bed.
Bathroom with bath, shower over, bidet & WC.
Up one more floor there's a twin room - perfect for the kids!
Bedroom 3 - twin single beds.
Rear yard, perfect for storing bikes & boots
Accessed through the sitting room, a long well maintained garden full of trees and shrubs including a "Monkey Puzzle" tree. The garden flora offers plenty of shade for the dog when the sun is shining. The garden furniture allows you to read through the morning papers or just sit back and relax with a glass of wine in the evening. If you are planning on bringing pets please take note that the garden for Puzzle Cottage is not fully enclosed and does share an open boundary with Daisy Cottage next door.
Electricity, electric storage heating with extra immediate convector heating, bed linen, initial logs for the fire.
Available to hire
Towels, travel cot & high chair.
Parking for one car - other parking 30 yards away.
Public Transport 500 yards
Pub 100 yards
Shop 100 yards
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.
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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.