Cosy and full of traditional charm; brand new bathrooms; large private grounds
About Daphne Libby
Sunny Bank Farm is owned by a group of friends who are now dispersed throughout England. We are all passionate about the Lake District and particularly the Sunny Bank area and Coniston Water. We regularly come and stay at Sunny Bank ourselves and so we put a lot of thought and effort into equipping it with everything you could possibly need and ensuring that it is in excellent condition for our guests.
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Wonderful cottage in a superb location
We were a three generation group and everyone had a great time.
The cottage was well equipped with two sitting rooms and plenty of crockery and cutlery. It was comfortable and practical giving a relaxed holiday.
The play Barn was a great asset and the canoe and rowing boat,the icing on the cake.
Having lakeside access and being able to get across to the Swallows and Amazon island was great fun.
We would highly recommend this cottage without hesitation.
I'm so glad you had such a good time - hope you will be back soon!
Perfect Lakeland retreat for the whole family
Cosy,warm,house with family games room. Loads of outdoor space and great boats to explore Coniston lake and peel island.
A lovely family treat
So glad you enjoyed your week and hope you'll be back soon!
Home from Home
We have stayed at Sunny Bank Farm for many years now and it is our favourite holiday cottage in the Lakes. We are a party of 4 couples and go to the lakes for the Coniston run in March. The house is in the ideal location - for those of us who don't run - as we can watch the runners go past the house and cheer them on, then walk along the lake to Coniston to join them at the finishing line. The house has everything you need to relax and enjoy your stay - the kitchen is well kitted out, the bedrooms have been altered and additional bathrooms have been added. We enjoy the walks down to the lake shore and the boys enjoy a game of footy in the fields. Perfect for everyone.
A very special place.
I have stayed at this property twice each year for more years than I can remember - 15 years? more? Which perhaps says it all! The house is delightful, comfortable, homely and happily accommodates a large party, and in my case, one or two dogs. Each time I visit, the house seems perfect, yet each time I go there seem to have been improvements made: the house always feels so cared for not just an impersonal holiday house.
It's lovely to have the garden AND the additional secluded acres to enjoy, walking to the lake in peace and quiet. Also wonderful to be able to leave the property to walk around the lake or enjoy the views from local walks and hills.
I just keep coming back to this very special place.
Fantastic in February!
February half term can be a tricky time to go away with small children in tow, as the weather can be so variable. We had all 4 seasons while we were at Sunnybank Farm, but thanks to the fantastic facilities indoors and outdoors we were ready for anything! We will be back to stay again at this beautiful and amazingly well equipped cottage.
So glad you enjoyed your week - yes, Sunny Bank Farm is a great place to stay whatever the weather. I hope you will be back soon for a return visit!
Sunny Bank Farm is 4 miles from Coniston, a small but busy typical Lakeland town, and just three-quarters of a mile from Torver, where there is an excellent pub. Popular tourist centres such as Ambleside, Grasmere and Hawkshead are about half an hour away by car. The grounds (16 acres) are bordered by Torver Common and the Cumbria Way to the north and grazed farmland to the south; across the road is Torver Beck and more farmland, and to the east a long stretch of lakeshore onto Coniston Water. Sunny Bank Farm is an ideal location for mountain walking, boating, swimming, sailing and other water-based activities.