Furness Peninsula near Roa Island, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 1383)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Seaside
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The property

Roa Island 1 mile. An attractive, cosy detached cottage situated on the coastal road of the Furness Peninsula, 1 mile from Roa Island. Silverdale is a quality property, well equipped and decorated to a high standard. Ideal for relaxing on a sunny evening, it boasts a lovely sun-trap patio looking out over the Furness Fells to the rear and panoramic views to the front. Forty yards from the sea, this Cumbrian cottage overlooks Blackpool and Morecambe across Morecambe Bay and on a clear day, the Isle of Man can even be spotted! Ulverston offers an extensive range of pubs, restaurants, shops and entertainment. The zoo at Dalton-in-Furness is also well worth a visit, recognised as one of Europe's leading conservation zoos. An ideal base from which to explore the northern area of Morecambe Bay.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 2 x double (1 with flat screen TV), 1 x single. Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. Second bathroom with shower cubicle, basin and WC. Well-equipped kitchen. Dining room. Cosy sitting room with living flame electric fire. Conservatory.


  • Electric heaters with electric fire in sitting room
  • Halogen cooker, microwave, fridge, 2 x flat screen TVs, Freeview, DVD, video
  • Electricity on a coin meter
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Lawned garden to front of property, patio to rear
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pubs 1 mile
  • Note: Adults only, no children

Note: Adults only, no children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Relaxing!”
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    • “Lovely bungalow, well set out, furniture comfy without being so flash you're afraid to use it. Views over the bay were beautiful. The electricity meter gave a huge amount of power to the £1. The beds were magnificently comfortable, I have not slept so well in years. Definitely worth a return visit.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leeds, December 2011

    • “cosy, comfy and just a little bit quirky. loved it.”
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    • “we liked to sit in the conservatory and watch the tide coming in, a place where you could take your shoes off, sit down and relax.loved the juke box, beds were comfortable, kitchen was functional, sitting room nice and cosy. the only downsides were the small shower room only had a curtain not a door, and we felt the electric charge was a little steep as to keep warm for the weekend cost us quite a lot with it being spring. close enough to the shops, but far enough away for peace and quiet. we were made very welcome by the owner, he was very nice on the phone and had left us tea, coffee etc. a lovely place to stay, would definately recommend it.”

    The Chadwicks, Lancs., May 2010

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    • “We can't praise Silverdale enough. The property was comfortable and relaxing for the whole family.”

    Mrs Bland, Wigan, July 2015

    • “The property was quirky but surprisingly roomy. It was in an excellent location, and the views from the conservatory and the two front bedrooms to the sea were lovely. The jukebox gave us a great choice of musical entertainment, took advantage of the good selection of videos and DVDs too. Had a very restful holiday and explored the local area.”

    Mrs Connochie, Kelso, July 2015

    • “We loved the conservatory at the front of the property which was a lovely place to enjoy the view. We enjoyed our stay and would go again.”

    Mrs Carter, Scarborough, May 2015

    • “The views were lovely. The owner was a pleasure to deal with, very kind and helpful.”

    Ms Gardner, Northampton, August 2014

    • “The house is very nice and the views excellent. A very good base, well equipped and relaxing. Would hire again.”

    Mr Handley, Liverpool, June 2014

    • “The conservatory overlooking the sea was an ideal place to spend a relaxing evening - whilst listening to the jukebox in the lounge!”

    Mr Iliffe, Leicester, May 2014

    • “We liked the character and views at the property. Also we enjoyed the versatile living areas, conservatory etc.”

    Miss Smith, Dudley, May 2014

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About the location


Ulverston 6 miles; Barrow-in-Furness 6 miles.

Roa Island is located on the Lake District's magnificent coastline, over half a mile south of the village of Rampside on the southernmost point of the Furness Peninsula. With an area of about 30 acres the island is the sixteenth most populated Island in Great Britain with just over one hundred inhabitants. Until 1847 Roa Island was a true island, being accessible only by boat or on foot across the sands at low tide. John Abel Smith, a London banker, bought Roa in 1840. He built a causeway to the mainland, completed in 1846, and an 810 foot (247 m) deep-water pier known as Piel Pier where steamers sailed to Fleetwood. The pier connected with the Furness Railway line to Kirkby via Furness Abbey, making use of the causeway. Other interesting buildings include Trinity Terrace, a row of terraced houses built to provide accommodation for the ten Trinity House pilots; and The Watch Tower, a Customs and Excise House built in 1847. Roa Island is home to a lifeboat station of the RNLI, serving Morecambe Bay and the Irish Sea. Just a short boat trip across the inlet is Piel Island, a small fifty acre island with its own castle, made famous by Martin Clune's (of men behaving badly and Doc Martin) The Island programme. Gifted to the people of Barrow-in-Furness by the Duke of Buccleuch in the early 20th century, the island is kept in order by the selection of the "King" of Piel, who is the landlord of the island's public house, the Ship Inn. Located in an outstanding area the village is close to the spectacular Furness Abbey, and the ancient market town of Ulverston is just 5 miles away, and still has an authentic feel and community spirit. The town boasts a street market every Thursday and Saturday and many festivals throughout the year, including an amazing lantern procession in November and a superb Dickensian weekend in early December. It is also the birthplace of Stan Laurel and home to the only Laurel and Hardy museum in the world! With all the attractions of the Lake District National Park and the sandy beaches and good birdwatching of the Furness coast close by, this quiet and peaceful area has plenty to offer.

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