Hill Side Barn

Pennington near Ulverston, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 2964)

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Cottage features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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The property

A stunning, stone-built, semi-detached barn conversion, in a beautiful, secluded location in the hamlet of Pennington, three miles from the ancient market town of Ulverston.

Fully renovated and lovingly restored, this Pennington cottage offers first class accommodation; the spacious, open-plan first floor living area features a beautiful kitchen with central island, a dining area and a sitting area with woodburner, as well as exposed beams and doors to the patio and garden.

Guests have the added advantage of exclusive use of the inviting outdoor hot tub, ideal for relaxing after a day's touring or hiking.

There is excellent walking and cycling, with the Cumbria Way and several pretty paths close by.

Enjoy one of the many festivals of nearby Ulverston, or discover the sandy beaches of the Furness coast or the water sports of Coniston.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs.

2965 and 3735 and together they accommodate 12.


Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite (shower, basin and WC), 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin (2'6" beds). Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC. First floor open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner. Ground floor entrance hall.


Electric storage heaters with woodburner. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD/radio. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Ample off road parking. Spacious patio and garden with furniture and BBQ. Hot tub. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Free range eggs available. Shop 3 miles, pubs 2 miles.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Fantastic mini-moon location”
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    • “My new husband and I stayed here for 5 nights after our wedding. It was the perfect place for us to relax and unwind after the wedding. The barn itself is beautiful and cosy. We loved lighting the log burner on a night and chilling on the sofa! The hot tub was an added bonus and we loved sitting in there with a glass of champers. The location is ideal for exploring the lakes, we went into ulverston for food a couple of times and visited coniston, cartmel, newby bridge and bowness - all in easy driving distance. Would highly recommend this barn for couples / groups / families looking for a perfect place to relax, within easy reach of the beautiful Lake District.”

    MissKTL, Durham, October 2015

    • “Fantastic”
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    • “Returned from Hill Side Barn this weekend from out first family holiday. What an amazing place to stay. Situated in a great (and quiet) location in the hills above Ulverston the barn offers a great base to explore The Lakes and the surrounding area. The barn itself is very comfortable and kitted out with everything you could need for a relaxing holiday. Which brings me on to the hot tub - a perfect way to relax and unwind following a full day of doing touristy things. Very sad to be home!”

    Rich189, Leeds, United Kingdom, July 2015

    • “Fantastic”
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    • “We stayed in 2 of the cottages and thought it only fair to put a review on here, these are by far the best cottages we have ever stayed in , the decor and furnishings are amazing and so homely and comfortable that you won't want to leave the cottage, we had a Halloween party at the cottage whilst we were there and took full use of the hot tub after our long walks and bike ride. A lot of thought has been put in to the cottages with things like a slow cooker being put in the kitchen which was ideal for us, the bedrooms were comfy and the shower rooms fantastic.. In Ulverston there is some great pubs to get a meal and there's a lovely walk up to the lighthouse and if you get chance to go in the views from the top of the lighthouse are spectacular. All in all these are the best cottages we have ever stayed in since we started having the October half term week away some 5 years ago and we would have no hesitation in recommending them and also giving them a 10/10 . Hoping to get the big cottage this October so we can all holiday together and have a family party in that amazing kitchen.. Thank you for the great holiday. ... From the Yates Family,”

    Iyates1966, February 2015

    • “absolutley amazing”
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    • “just returned from a 3 night break .... what can I say perfection in every way .....fab cottage stunning position will be returning... owner could not do enough thanks steve”

    Kittygreg, February 2015

    • “Comfy, cosy, clean a fabulous place to relax”
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    • “Lovely holiday let. Everything was very clean. Lovely and warm and comfortable. The hot tub was the icing on the cake. The wine, eggs and milk were a thoughtful touch. We would not hesitate to stay here again. If there was one thing we could have had it would have been a better reading light in the lounge but to be honest, that was the only thing we could find fault with and it certainly didn't mar our time away.”

    Ydolem21, Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom, November 2014

    • “Amazing!!”
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    • “Just got back from a week long relaxing break at the hill side barn, had the most amazing time, the barn was warm and welcoming!! Hot tub was lovely, spent most evenings in it with a glass of bubbly stuff looking at the stars! Ulverston is a lovely town with lots of shops to get the essentials. We visited the temple and the zoo whilst staying here as they were both a short drive away and would recommend these attractions to everyone. Would certainly go back and will be recommending it to friends.”

    Ashrenno, Carlisle, United Kingdom, March 2014

    • “Best place we have ever stayed in”
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    • “This barn conversion is fab !! Very well decorated all the way through very clean very modern Master bedroom has ensuite Have added bonus of its own hot tub. owners are very friendly”

    Zoe G, Bourne, United Kingdom, June 2013

    • “Best self catering holiday ever!”
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    • “Stayed here for a week in early May - had an absolutely fantastic time staying here. We loved everything about the property, from the peaceful and tranquil location, the hot tub, the beautifully decorated interior to the hugely comfortable bed! I can't recommend Hillside Barn highly enough and we are already thinking about booking again for next year!”

    Waggles23, Leeds, May 2013

    • “Like being at home”
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    • “We had everything we needed on arrival with instructions on using the hot-tub. What we like most was the space and layout of the property, very light and airy with great views. Ulverston had nice shops and the Farmers' Arms restaurant was great. We liked the location quiet without being miles away from town. But didn't like having to drive on some muddy roads to get there. The directions caused some problems due the signage in town but once you got Hill Side Barn, it was well worth it. We would definitely stay there again. It was one of the best properties we've stayed in.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, High Wycombe, December 2012

    • “Gem in the South Lakes”
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    • “Excellent accommodation, was a superb base for our holiday in the lakes. We rented this barn conversion from reading reviews on trip advisor and found them to be fully justified. We loved being isolated within the farm complex, having the sheep & cows as our nosy neighbours. Again echo the comments on the hot tub - this is an excellent feature and we loved having a glass of bubbly to celebrate our lovely holiday in it.”

    FamilymacUk, Uk, August 2012

    • “best ever”
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    • “this is our first stay in a cottage as we usualy book log cabins, what can i say !wow! we are so pleased we have found our perfect holiday heaven. the cottage has everything you could wish for , it is in a perfect location not far from ulverstone , but quiet and secluded. the hot tub is fab, and wine eggs and milk on arrival most welcome.there are also many extras not mentioned when booking ,like playstation 3 wi, a bookshelf with dvd,s books console games etc,this place is that good its booked solid so any future booking would have to be well in advance. only 1 week left this yr and i am just about to book .SORRY.”

    Musthavatan, Newcastle Upon Tyne, March 2012

    • “Absolutely lovely week.”
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    • “The house was gorgeous. Very modern, well equipped and very clean and tidy. The welcome pack was excellent and the overall organisation of the whole holiday was excellent, from instructions to the local amenities.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Staffordshire, December 2011

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    • “Lovely cottage, very peaceful in a nice area would definitely recommend.”

    Mrs Rafferty, Seaham, October 2015

    • “Hill Side Barn is a wonderful place to stay, it was nice and peaceful with great facilities. It was near enough to Ulverston to get all the produce and travel links you need for a great holiday. The property is a credit to the owners.”

    Mr Nicholson, Fareham, September 2015

    • “Absolutely wonderful, one of the best holiday accommodations we've stayed in to date. The hot tub was amazing with beautiful, peaceful surroundings.”

    Mrs Mccourt, Alness, July 2015

    • “A lovely property in a great location. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We will recommend this to friends and hope to visit again ourselves.”

    Mrs Quilietti, Gordon, May 2015

    • “Amazing place and we were very well looked after. Will definitely be back.”

    Mrs Kerr, Dumfries, March 2015

    • “Lovely clean and well appointed accommodation. It was very well heated with excellent décor and furnishings. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We had a great time and were very happy with the holiday.”

    Mrs Marr, MANCHESTER, February 2015

    • “The cottage was beautiful and felt very much like home, everything was catered for in the kitchen and for entertainment - the hot tub was also very enjoyable.”

    Miss Dalton, Leeds, February 2015

    • “Fabulous cottage, we will be going back.”

    Gregory, Accrington, January 2015

    • “Beautiful place which was furnished to an excellent standard. The hot tub was ready to use on arrival and the heating was on making it toasty on a very cold day. We, a party of four girls, had a fantastic weekend and I would definitely go back and recommend to friends and family. Anything we needed was sorted quickly. Couldn't recommend enough - fab! Wish I was still there.”

    Miss Hathway, Leeds, January 2015

    • “Beautiful surrounding countryside, it was peaceful & quiet. The hot tub was a great addition to the Barn. The owners were welcoming & friendly and had thought of everything to make your stay comfortable.”

    Mrs Carter, York, December 2014

    • “Fantastic relaxing week with added bonus of hot tub.”

    Mr Harrison, Wakefield, December 2014

    • “A lovely property, it was clean, comfy and warm. Loved the hot tub.”

    Mrs Urwin, Thornton-Cleveleys, November 2014

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About the location


Ulverston 3 miles; Coniston 11 miles.

Pennington is a small hamlet with a scattering of dwellings, farms and country pubs, situated on the beautiful Lake District Peninsula, an area of tranquillity, gentle hills and unspoilt walking country. Locally, the start of the Haematite and Cumbrian Way footpaths can be located, and the twin pubs at Great Urswick Tarn are renowned locally for their fine ales and good food. Pennington's nearby neighbour, Ulverston, is an ancient market town that still holds a street market every Thursday and Saturday. Today, the town is well known as a “Festival Town”, with events throughout the year, and as the birthplace of Stan Laurel - it is now home to the only Laurel and Hardy museum in the world! Facilities include a wide range of independent shops, pubs, restaurants, a cinema and a leisure centre. All of the attractions of the National Park are easily reached. The Furness Coast boasts sandy beaches and good birdwatching. Nearby family attractions include Furness Abbey, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Conishead Priory, Holker Hall and Muncaster Castle.

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