Holiday home Braeside is a detached cottage in the hamlet of Torver, two miles from Coniston in the Lake District. The cottage sleeps ten people in four bedrooms which are made up of a ground floor king-size double, a ground floor adult bunks and two second floor family rooms with one double and one single room. There are also two bathrooms, a cloakroom, a first floor kitchen, a first floor utility and a first floor sitting room with a dining area and a woodburning stove. Outside there is off road parking for two cars, roadside parking for an additional two cars and a tiered garden with a decked area, furniture and a BBQ. Braeside is in an ideal, tranquil spot close to local amenities.
Accomodation Details Over three floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x ground floor adult bunks, 2 x second floor family room with 1 double and 1 single. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Second floor basin and WC. First floor kitchen. First floor utility. First floor sitting room with woodburning stove and dining area.
Region Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.
Amenities Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer compartment, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, radio, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars, roadside parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage. Tiered garden with decked area and furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 2 mins walk. Note: There are steps in the garden. Note: The kitchen, utility and sitting room are on the first floor.
It was a spacious house and suited all our needs, It was spotless and was cosy and warm, we were very happy with the accommodation..
An excellent cottage with lovely pub nearby..
Mr Summers, October 2019
A really spacious property with so much to keep the children occupied, and enough space to make sure we were not on top of each other.. The games room in the garage was a great escape, and the garden was really amazing. The house was well looked after, and we really enjoyed our week there. Thank you to the owners, and for Sykes for arranging our holiday!
Prof Rosenberg, August 2019
Spacious house with most of the stuff in place.. Towels, beddings were clean, cleaning stuff were provided. Kitchen were fully equiped.
Smart TV, wifi connection was there too.
Only concern was cleanliness which could improve. Spiders and spider webs were in places and some dusts on some surfaces. Carpet was stained in places. We had to vacuum as the first thing after getting in. Floorboards in the bedrooms were loose in places.
TV remote was not fully functioning. There was a music player but not playing any CDs and bluetooth was not detecting any device.
With little tweaks this property can achieve better.
Mr Khan, July 2019
We enjoyed the space this property had for a large party including children.. Everything was provided, although we did run short of loo roll. Great location to walk into Coniston, and visit surrounding areas. Would definitely recommend this house.
Ms Ward, June 2019
Spacious accommodation, pool table in garage nice surprise!
Mr Russell, June 2019
We had the best time at Braeside, what a stunning house and location.. We arrived and were so blown away by the property. There were 7 adults, and 3 children aged 1, 13 and 15 and everyone had a fantastic time. The garden is absolutely beautiful, with a great seating area and breathtaking scenery out the back! We had great weather which helped and we spent each night outside.
The 2 pubs locally were great and in particular the Church inn which had amazing food and service. We visited Windermere, Ambleside and also Tarn How’s (National trust) and had a fantastic experience with again breathtaking views walking around the lake even hiring for free a mobility scooter so that my less abled Grandma could enjoy the experience with us!
Thank you for the memories.
Miss Percival, June 2019
Very obvious that cleaners continue to be time-restricted (We were here last year).. The usual areas were immaculate but those extra touches which consume so much time (ceiling corners.....) need attention. Basically what my old Gran would describe as "needs a good 'bottoming' ".
The plumbing needs serious attention:-
1) There's an airlock in the heating. A couple of radiators never come on AT ALL - makes ground floor pretty cool.
2) Upstairs toilet stinks - water volume severely throttled back; takes multiple HOURS for cistern to refill. Not adequate for level of occupancy targetted.
Mr Weston, May 2019
The house is amazing, bigger than expected, full amenities and the garden was lovely.. Just a shame the weather didn't stay nice enough for us to enjoy the garden more. Would highly recommend.
Mr Townley, March 2019
The cottage was beautiful and in an amazing location.. There were a couple of windows that were a bit drafty but that didn’t affect us because it was super toasty with the log burner on. Would definitely stay there again
Mrs Dell, March 2019
Our second stay at this fabulous property as it works so well for myself and group of friends running the Coniston 14.. We literally feel so comfortable here and although there are 10 of us it's large enough to still have some personal space.
There's also the added bonus of the Wilson arms 200 meters along the road to treat ourselves to a delicious meal.
Mrs Stimpson, March 2019
Yes. Maintenance and housekeeping needs to be looked at.. Lights were not working properly in lounge and some bulbs were out. Radiators did not work in lounge, probably needed bleeding as 1 radiator was working, made the lounge very cold. lots of old thick cobwebs on ceilings in all rooms really, mould on blind in one of bedrooms and wooden blinds in lounge thick with dust, although generally cleanliness of villa, bedding, carpets, bathroom and kitchen was good. There is not enough glassware for 10 people mixture of odd glasses i.e 5 wine glasses, 4 pint pots for e.g. and there needs to be 2 dinner service sets (that are not old, scratched and chipped) so if you are cooking at home there's enough to do dinner for a 3 course meal without having to wash plates in between courses. The location of this villa is excellent just needs a few tweaks to make it more than a 7/10.
Mrs Spackman, December 2018
For a week at Christmas with ten people including four grandchildren a vacuum cleaner and other cleaning materials would have been very useful.. Surprised that a house of this size did not provide these. A vacuum cleaner box and some accessories under the stairs suggested that there once was one.
Excellent location, good views and local amenities.
Mr Preston, December 2018
Really loved Braeside it was just a bit let down by the facilities company that looked after it.. The dishwasher didn’t work, all the dishes hadn’t been cleaned very well, there was items still left behind by other groups so couldn’t have been vacuumed very well, the toilet brushed need replacing. The wi-fi didn’t work it was intermittent between green and amber so couldn’t log into it. It was a shame because the cottage was lovely and comfortable.
Miss Langton, December 2018
Lovely house and great space - stayed there earlier in the summer with friends.. This time bit disappointing that all the radiators were turned off on arrival so the house was freezing. We did turn the thermostatic valves on each one on but only about half actually warmed up - the others stayed stone cold. The house was just about warm but I wouldn’t call it cosy. Also the shower over the bath needs a new head and pipe. It’s obviously been repaired with sellotape at the top but the water squirts everywhere from the join between head and pipe. We had a nice weekend and the house was ok but if these couple things got sorted it would be great.
Mrs Burnett, November 2018
There is no lock on one of the bathroom doors.. The fridge is very small for 10 people. There weren't sufficient glasses for 10 people.
Mrs Mcguire, September 2018
We spent the first day cleaning up.. Bags of rubbish were piled high outside attracting flies and upsetting neighbour.Bowls and plates were dirty in cupboards. We had to finish cleaning floors and surfaces in kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen bin had rotting food in it.The cleaners had visited and worked hard but didn’t have enough time to clean the mess, upstairs was clean.The shower came away from the wall when we touched it.It was not up to required hygienic conditions.
Without this terrible start the cottage would have been lovely. Location lovely and lay out of cottage was great.
Beautiful location, and a comfortable house with a lovely garden. Close to a very fine pub / restaurant which served HUGE portions of good food to some very hungry post-event triathletes. Kitchen was well equipped, but I did struggle somewhat with the induction hob. Probably just me...
Ms Lacey, July 2018
What an amazing place perfect for our group of 10 friends to use as a base whilst running the Coniston 14 and for our pre race meal together on the Friday evening and just a couple of mile to the start and finish area.. Thanks to the size and layout of this property we never felt on top of each other and all had our own space, the bathrooms were so also spacious so we're the bedrooms and so nicely decorated. Fantastic garden area so quiet and peaceful but just a stones throw from 2 very nice pubs one with a very unique fish-tank one could think you'd had one to many!!!!
Once again Sykes have not let me down I think they even ordered the good weathers for us I just hope we can book the same accommodation for next year as brilliant time was had by us all. Christine on behalf of Run4Fun.
Mrs Stimpson, March 2018
My daughter was over from australia with her partner and 2 year old grandaughter .... My daughter was over from australia with her partner and 2 year old grandaughter and my son and family came as well and it was ideal for us to spend the weekend alltogether
the property had plenty of space for us all and there was nothing to want for even childrens games and dvds and the view from the back was stunning with the snow capped peak
of the old man of coniston behind the woods overall it was a fantastic place and a great weekend
Mr Follows, December 2017
Lovely house in a friendly village.. The wilson pub was cosy and well decorated with lovely staff. Within a short drive to great walks and activities. You can also walk from the house. Great place to stay.
Miss Mallinson, March 2017
A fantastic stay and gorgeous property.. Very homely. Loved the wood burner. Only negative comments would be slow internet signal and poor tv reception. Hooked laptop up to watch any television. Overall a fantastic stay and would defiantly like to return in the future.
Thank you for a lovely stay
This is a nice cottage in a great location. It was spacious enough for all eight people. We loved the garden and the lounge. Overall our experience was Great! We would love to rebook again in future.
Miss Fisher, November 2016
This is a nice cottage in a great location.. It was spacious enough for all eight people. We loved the garden and the lounge. Overall our experience was Great! We would love to rebook again in future.
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