Sunny Bank Mill Cottages
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Lovely wee place, beautiful location . Slight smell of 'dog' though from previous guests?
lovely location nice quaint cottage - clean and well equipped.
lovely stay, location was perfect and the cottage was spotless.
A little cold in the house, but we did have snow in April.
We have been going to Sunny Bank for ages and stayed in all 3 cottages. Wren is perfect for two people. It is cosy and well equipped. It has just had a makeover and is now very smart and comfortable.
It is a great location and has wonderful lake frontage. Perfect for dogs too!
Perfect location, especially for our dog, private field leading to the lake, however not so perfect for us humans, bedding and towels needed replacing, half a loo roll, watered down washing up liquid, chipped plates, very disappointed, came home early.
Thank you for your review. I'm so sorry that 2 of the plates were chipped and that some other supplies were not brilliant quality. I went in on Saturday and have completely renewed all the crockery, glasses, cutlery and bedding - now sparkling new! There are usually 2 full loo rolls so I don't know what happened there, and there are plentiful supplies of washing-up liquid, bin bags, soap etc in the laundry for guests to help themselves.
Wren's being decorated next week throughout, and new furniture is on order, so I'm confident that future guests will have a much improved experience.
Great location, interior of cottage a bit tired
The location of the cottage is fantastic, and walking down to the lake each morning was wonderful, however we found the bed very uncomfortable and in the end came home a day early, the interior of the cottage was a bit tired and could do with a make over, the owner was very helpful, we were just a bit disappointed
Thank you for your frank review. I was mortified to hear after your stay that you had trouble sleeping, and have now already purchased a new mattress, which will be delivered next week (and in the meantime I've put a topper on), to try and ensure no one else has the same issue.
As for the cottage being 'tired', Wren is actually due for a major refresh as soon as I can get the decorator in - probably early October. Last year the focus was on a brand new kitchen and living area in Dipper, new sofas in all the cottages, and major improvements to the car park and exterior darinage.
I do hope you might come back next year and allow me the chance to give you a better experience.
Lovely little cottage
A small and basic but very clean cottage with everything you’d need as a base to explore the amazing countryside around it and access to the most amazing lakeside field and beach with jetty, shared with a few other holiday homes. Wren is in a wonderful location, with a footpath into Coniston along the lakeside almost on the doorstep. The owners bend over backwards to make sure everything is right and I’d certainly return. Recommend breakfast at the Herdwick cafe, and there’s an excellent Indian takeaway/ restaurant in Coniston.
Thank you for your great review. So glad you enjoyed your stay in Wren, and hope you'll be back soon!
Sunny Bank lies at the heart of England’s beautiful Lake District National Park. Here one can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside so beloved by Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, Arthur Ransome (to name but a few) and yet be within easy reach of charming villages and towns with all the attractions they have to offer. 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. Sunny Bank is an ideal location for mountain walking, boating, swimming, sailing and other water-based activities. Bring your own boat or hire our canadian canoes.