The Church House Inn

Torver, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AZ

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Rated 4 of 5

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Unfortunately the pub at Church House Inn will not be open for 2021 but there is another pub opposite and several in Coniston.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi

Prices

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Latest arrival time: 10:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:30 AM

0.75 acres

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Postcode:
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Lat 54.338751 / Lon -3.101035
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Coniston, Broughton and Ulverston

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Overpriced

Nice spot good path into coniston good pub over the road, the church house in is closed and no sign of opening, excellent base for walking. But at £20 a night mid week it is overpriced

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Rated 4 of 5

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Disappointed

This CL advertised:- pub, restaurant, drive over waste for MH, shower - none of which existed. No signs to indicate where the toilet was or bins. Price was £15/night - I questioned the owner about VAT reduction as per Government Covid Guidelines and he said - NO not discounting!! Extremely disappointed as this could be a super site. Perfect for walking in the Coniston area.

Response from the Club

The CL owner has been in touch as they work really hard to ensure their site is operational for members and that guests have the best possible experience when staying with them. The pub and restaurant have not reopened following lockdown as the rooms are quite small (cosy) with low ceilings which make social distancing impossible and therefore not financially viable at this time. The CL Owner informs members of this on arrival and tells them that the larger pub less than 100 yards down the road is open and serves food. The toilet is available and has been completely refurbished, an additional toilet is in the process of being installed. The shower is not available at this time as this is also being refurbished but should be available for members again soon. 

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Rated 4 of 5

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Return Visit - we won't be back

This was our second visit and will sadly be our last, due to the following issues: Having booked almost a year in advance at £10 per night, after seeing an earlier review plus another one on social media regarding a price increase I emailed the (new) owner to double check the prices. I was told that our 8 night stay would be £140 rather than the £80 I thought it would. When I queried this I was immediately told that if I wanted to cancel the booking she fully understood, as my parents were also booked onto the CL, and my in-laws into a room at the pub, this wasn't really an option with 3 weeks to go and a further email from myself resulted in an offer of a £20 reduction. It transpires that the CL cost is now £20 per night at the weekend and £15 per night midweek. Throughout our stay the Elsan disposal point was quite frankly disgusting, this was reported twice and was not resolved until the last day of our stay. The first weekend that we were there, there were 6 vans on the site, there are 5 hard standing pitches and the 6th Van was pitched on grass in front of the drinking water taps. Not withstanding the obvious breach of the rules this site is not big enough for 6 vans. On the final Saturday of our stay 3 tents had appeared overnight in the pub owned field opposite the CL, as it is their land they are of course perfectly entitled to do what they like with it, however all the occupants of these tents them proceeded to use the "exclusive use" shower and WC on site. Despite an almost wholesale change of staff from the previous management and a lack of visibility of the owners (we weren't quite sure who the landlord was, and the landlady was, other than serving food on the first night, usually out with her dogs or walking round the car park on her phone) the food was still good, but sadly the atmosphere in the pub and the sense that you are mixing with locals has gone. All of the above issues just seemed like a lack of care to us, and whilst the location remains one of our favourites we will not return and will stay at the CL in Coniston itself, which with EHU and not charging a weekend premium, represents much better value.

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Pleasant CL with great access to walks

A well looked after CL with hard standing places marked. It has great access to walks including the lake, many options for walking and cycling directly from the site. There are two water taps and a chemical toilet point - without water so care needed with the taps in case someone has used this for their toilet cassette. No obvious emptying point for grey waste except the chemical toilet point which wasn't very nice to use for grey waste. A toilet and shower is available to use, looked OK but didn't use. We were there on a Friday night so some noise from the pub as people left, walking along the path next to the pitches, but not a problem as only for a very short time. The location of this CL is excellent and the grass around the pitches made a lovely area to sit and relax.
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Good Value Now?

We don’t stay on CLs at all often and so it could be thought unfair to compare prices and facilities. Last August, Tiger77's review said that at £10 they thought it good value and I suppose that would be right but at £15 I thought it a lot for a site without electricity, especially in the grounds of a pub. It's a large increase in less than a year. Perhaps £15 for the first night and a cheaper rate for subsequent nights would be fair, (We booked and paid for three nights but stayed only two,) especially if a meal is bought in the bar. We did have an enjoyable meal but I'm reminded of the times, admittedly rarely, when I’ve bought a meal in a pub and have been allowed to stay overnight in the carpark without charge. To its credit though, there is a good, exclusive use toilet and shower, not available at an informal stay on a pub carpark When we arrived, the pub was closed but it was no trouble to drive onto the CL and settle in until it opened (at 4pm) to register. The Church House Inn is in a good location for cycling into Coniston and for walks up The Old Man and other fells. We caught one of the rare (mini) buses into Conston (£3) and walked back (3 miles).
Motorhomer from Cumberland

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