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Ellis Howe

Torver, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1096523)


Lakelovers rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Samantha

    “The cottage was lovely, and clean everything we needed.”

    The views were great, and close to great walks. Thank you

    The views were great, and close to great walks. Thank you

    - Samantha, June 2024

    Hello Thank you for taking the time to give us some lovely feedback.Diana and Tony Property Owner


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove
  • Snug
  • Electric central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • LCD Smart TV, DVD/CD player, WiFi, selection of books, games, DVDs, CDs, maps and local guides
  • Fuel, starter pack for multi-fuel stove and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed garden with patio, lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Parking is available for 2 cars in a layby opposite the cottage.

The property

Ellis Howe is a delightful, traditional Lake District cottage in the hamlet of Torver, just two miles southwest of Coniston village. In 1881 it was described as a shop and post office. The main living room was then two separate rooms. One front room had a wooden counter and shelves, and the other held sacks of flour and sugar; more recently sweets and toys were sold from there. The property has been recently renovated and enjoys superb views of Coniston Old Man and the surrounding fells and is just a stroll away from two highly acclaimed pub restaurants. Ellis Howe has many original features; flagged floors, window shutters, fireplaces and beams which create a distinctive and homely atmosphere. A feature is the large oak-floored dining room with a wonderful view of Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag. Watching the scene change along with the weather whilst enjoying a meal together is an absolute treat! Accommodation Step inside this charming cottage to the welcoming lounge with character beams. Nestle in front of the multifuel burner whilst watching the TV from the plush sofa and chairs. You'll find lots of entertainment; LCD TV/DVD with DVDs, CDs, games, books, maps and local guides. The second sitting room is perfect for escaping to read! The kitchen is well-equipped for guests who love to cook, and the oak-floored dining room is perfect for planning the day ahead over a hearty breakfast. Or relax in the evening, ideal for family celebrations or socialising with friends. There is also a utility and ground-floor shower room. Choose from any one of two bedrooms which are all located on the first floor, a double,and a twin. The house bathroom has a shower over the bath. Outside there is a picnic table on the terrace for outdoor meals. There is also a seating area to the front of the cottage next to a raised lawn and to the side, a cottage garden planted with roses, shrubs, bulbs and perennials. A lay-by opposite the cottage can accommodate two cars. Location Torver is 3 miles from the village of Coniston and has 2 very well know pubs, Church House Inn and The Wilsons Arms. A Torver holiday cottage takes you slightly away from the hustle and bustle of Bowness and Lake Windermere to a wilder landscape full of adventure. Coniston Water is famous for its part in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons, with Peel Island being the setting for the 'Wild Cat Island' featured in the story. The lake is also known for Donald Campbell's water speed record attempt in 'Bluebird'. But the real magic comes from the breath-taking surroundings; dramatic fells including Coniston Old Man, wild woodlands and wonderful Lake District walks. You'll have access to no end of stunning routes, from leisurely strolls to challenging ascents. Coniston village is a peaceful village centre, well equipped for stocking up the kitchen with traditional butcher, artisan bakery and supermarket. There are lovely tea rooms, cafes, restaurants and a number of traditional Lakeland pubs in Coniston village including the award-winning brewery the Coniston Brewing Co. For a cultured day out, head to Brantwood historic house - an impressive residence overlooking the lake, once home to John Ruskin the famous artist, writer and creative thinker. You'll find a range of events on offer, such as talks, concerts, craft workshops and even outdoor theatre. For a memorable getaway, choose Ellis Howe.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Coniston 2 miles.

The small hamlet of Torver peacefully rests amidst some of the Lake District's most beautiful scenery and provides a welcoming 14th century inn and a 19th century church, built on the site of an ancient chapel. Torver has 2 fantastic pubs on offer, so you will be spoilt for choice for great food. Renowned as one of Wordsworth's favourite haunts, today it’s known locally as a starting point for exploring the local fells and the Duddon Valley and offers a superb base for exploring nearby Hawkshead, Ambleside and Windermere. Excellent walking, mountain biking, climbing and watersports opportunities are available locally on Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam and the lovely woodland trails at Grizedale Forest. Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the beautiful Gondola steam yacht, visit the award-winning village of Hawkshead with its fantastic Beatrix Potter Gallery, discover Tarn Hows, one of the most visited beauty spots in the country or indulge in a spot of serene fishing on Esthwaite Water. A first class holiday location at any time of the year.

Please Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond £150

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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