The Old Bake House

Ulverston, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 2081)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
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  • Pets


The property

A charming, detached cottage, situated on a quiet side street in the heart of the ancient market town of Ulverston. A former bake house, this lovely property has been thoughtfully converted to a high standard and provides guests with a cottage of much 'olde world' charm and character. It features a delightful sitting room with open fire, an additional lounge with dining area and three lovely bedrooms - wonderful holiday accommodation! The cottage affords quick and easy access to the many delights of Ulverston, with its old pubs (including the owner's pub), the start of the Cumbria Way, excellent restaurants and the twice-weekly market, not to be missed! With the National Park, Eskdale Railway, the World of Beatrix Potter and the Furness Coast with its beautiful sandy beaches, all within easy reach, this is a wonderful holiday location for family and friends to get away from it all!


Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite (corner bath with bath with hand-held shower attachment, basin and WC), 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath with bath with hand-held shower attachment, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with open fire. Additional lounge with dining area and open fire. Spacious hall and landing. Porch.


Gas central heating with open fires in sitting room and lounge/dining area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV, DVD, radio/cassette player. Central heating & power inc. in rent except Oct - Mar inclusive when £25 fuel supplement applicable per week. Fuel for open fires available to purchase locally. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Off road parking for 1 car, roadside parking for 1 car, additional parking to rear of owner's pub (1 min walk). Front courtyard with garden furniture. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops & pubs 1 min walk. Note: No stag/hen parties.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter

Guest Reviews


    • “a real home from home”
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    • “Everything you need is in this lovely cottage. The kitchen has more crockery and pots and pans than you could ever need, even a pressure cooker! We were a family of 2 grandparents, mum and dad, four year old and 17month old. The big family bathroom was great for the kids and the en suite for the oldies.The cottage is central in the town, so parking was a problem as free parking hard to get, but as we had 2 cars, the owners let us park behind their pub which is just round the corner. There is no internet, but if we neede it we went to the owners pub and used their free wi fi. There was a safety gate to keep the little one safe, and a vast amount of very good toys and even a night light! There are 2 sitting rooms, although one had a big dining table in, and this limited the use of the settee in this room. It would maybe be better to have one sitting room and one dining room, although we used both rooms while we were there. It was very clean and bags of room upstairs for the family. The yard outside was very clean and safe for the children to play outside.”

    Winnie C, Livingston, United Kingdom, September 2013

    • “Excellent accommodation with a great location.”
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    • “The Old Bake House is an excellent holiday cottage. The accommodation is very clean and very well equippe. It is very spacious and has a great location in that its in the centre of town. The owners are very friendly and very helpful, their local pub being a few minutes walk away. Ulverston has plenty of places to eat and shop as well as not being to far from local walks. We had a great time and can't think of anything we didn't enjoy. The accommodation and pub are dog friendly which was great.”

    Laura C, Fife, December 2009

    • “good times”
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    • “the house was well situated. easy reach to the centre of the town. well furnished and comfortable. good eating places. a good place to stay if you want to visit the surrounding countryside. the owners are a lovely couple and made us extremely welcome. our second visit was well worth it and maybe a third visit will be in the offing.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, West Herts., December 2009

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    • “From the very first minute that we arrived, we could tell that every detail had been considered by the owners. It is a very tastefully decorated cottage with LOADS of room within. Even down to salt & pepper being provided ( a small thing I know, but it just shows how much they care). The owners are a very short walk away and were very welcoming without being intrusive. We even had another brief visit during our stay to check if everything was to our satisfaction (it most certainly was). Ideal as a base for the Lake District and everything that you need, shopping-wise, is just a short stroll away. Very easy to get our keys when we arrived and equally easy to drop them off on our (far too soon) departure. We, as a family of three found this cottage ideal, comfortable, roomy and clean and would recommend highly to all. Any downside? No not in my opinion - it was pointed out to me when we arrived by the owners' son that I might have a tight squeeze parking my car. It has a short driveway, but I have a Passat Estate and managed to park it in the drive - the family had to get out first to allow me to do this, but this is not a complaint, just pointing out that the owners had advised me beforehand about it. Wish we could go back tomorrow. Bill Wright.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, GLASGOW., December 2009

    • “Cosy family cottage ideally situated for shops and countryside”
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    • “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. It was clean and warm and well situated for what we wanted to do. There were a couple of niggly things - the showers on the corner baths were impossible to use and there was no garden area. That said, though, we would rent this place again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Coventry, November 2012

    • “Great location”
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    • “We had a really good stay and the location of the cottage in town next to pubs and shops was great. The only downside was a. there was some dried blood on one of the bed spreads b. the configuration of the dining area is very tight ...but everything else was fine.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Solihull, December 2011

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    • “Very comfortable with loads of crockery and plenty of cutlery. It was the ideal place for us to stay for the places we wanted to visit. We enjoyed our holiday very much.”

    Mrs Phipps, Gateshead, August 2014

About the location


Lake Windermere 12 miles; Coniston Lake 12 miles.

The ancient market town of Ulverston still holds a street market every Thursday and Saturday. Today it’s well known as a festival town with events throughout the year, including walking and art festivals in the summer months and the renowned Dickensian festival in late November. One of the town’s great claims to fame is 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 shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, a cinema and a leisure centre. Whilst many Lakeland destinations have been developed beyond recognition, Ulverston still has an authentic feel and community spirit. All of the attractions of the National Park are easily reached. The Furness Coast boasts sandy beaches and good birdwatching. Nearby family attractions include the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Lakes Windermere and Coniston and popular Birkrigg Common, with its incredible panoramic views across Morecambe Bay.

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