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Driftwood Cottage

(Ref. 26010)

Baycliff near Bardsea, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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87 Customer Reviews

  • "Very pleasant view, the property is very tired and needs a lot of attention."

    We had rain coming in from the roof running down the wall by the fireplace, just glad it didn’t go in the wall sockets. The dishwasher was rusty in places inside and when you pulled out the drawers they came off the runners. It would have been nice to have full instructions for the microwave and oven. It was also mentioned in the read up about the property that a shop and farm shop were a few minutes away, this however was not correct, the farm shop had been gone over 2 years and there was no shop. The pub was ok but to get to it if you didn’t want to drive the very narrow lane going uphill from Driftwood was a a bit risky as there were no places to get out of the way in the last bit of the hill.

    First of all, may I apologise that we fell short on this occasion. Please let me try to address the problems you encountered. I was shocked to read that there was a leak in the roof during your stay. The weather had been awful that week, with a lot of torrential rain and wind. I would have thought that something so serious as water running down the walls would have warranted a call to myself or Sykes. I am rather surprised that you didn't get in touch, specifically as I said on the phone before your stay that I was local, and therefore could actively respond to problems as and when they arrived. Unfortunately, if I am only made aware 4 days after you have left that there are problems, it does not give me the chance to fix or rectify them. Furthermore, this weeks’ guests I assume will now be affected by your choice to not report the issue, apart from in this review, days after your departure. The dishwasher will be replaced at our next maintenance period in September, where we will be taking 6 months out to completely renovate the property. I am sorry to hear you found the lane narrow. It is a country lane with passing places, and not uncommon in rural areas. We are able to successfully navigate it with our van when we carry out the changeover cleans, but I do accept and apologise if you found it difficult. We will of course be addressing the rectifiable issues you have highlighted, but hopefully our customer feedback in the last few weeks (5 sets of guests have rated us 100%) show that these were one off problems, that when reported, can be sorted in a prompt manner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sallyann1.9Jul 2023

  • "Loved it! Such a relaxing location."

    Cottage was very comfortable and had all the necessities. Local pub was great. Amy was quick to respond to any queries: Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2023

  • "This cottage is great quiet comfortable and the views are outstanding."

    We would recommend to anyone wanting a quiet break. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Paula4.4Jun 2023

  • "Excellent stay once again."

    This is our fifth stay at driftwood cottage and we look forward to visiting again soon.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Jun 2023

  • "What can I say a truly beautiful holiday let."

    We stayed with our 3 dogs and two 16 year olds. We didn't feel the need to go far with the beach on our door step and even the teenagers were out side all day. The welcome pack left by the owner was wonderful touch and the amount of little touches from a fire pit starter pack to a small telescope to star gaze at night, made our stay just perfect. Early morning strolls on the beach were perfect for our nervous resuce dogs and the beach only ever had a handful of people on walks, through out the whole day. Perfect. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous holiday in the most beautiful, tranquil place ."

    The property is such a comfortable space and had all we needed . Our dogs enjoyed the constant beach walks and we didn’t feel the need to do much else with such amazing views all around . A very special place . We would love to return

    Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for this feedback, and also thank you for leaving everything so lovely and tidy!! All the best, Amy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "Driftwood was a dream location for our birthday week, it ticked every single box."

    The cottage is perfectly situated on the beach with amazing views that changed every day. We had absolutely everything we needed and loved both the log burner for cosy evenings indoors, to the fire pit on the patio to make the most of the outdoors. Loads of space for 4 adults and 2 dogs, it really felt like a home from home. Fabulous walks, friendly locals, pretty village, we really couldn’t have asked for more. Amy was a pleasure to deal with and we wanted to pass on a huge thank you for everything, it was superb. We are so looking forward to coming back

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our second visit to Driftwood Cottage and as before, the location is dazzling."

    The cottage is so close to the beach and the views are fabulous. Definitely a great place to explore the beach and the countryside around.

    Reviewed by Deirdre4.1Apr 2023

  • "The location is fabulous so this is the 3rd stay for us."

    The cottage is nicely decorated but it needs a bit of attention now. Our first stay was 2018. Now 5 years on nothing has been updated. Each time the facilities standard have declined slightly. It’s a real shame. Eg dishwasher falling to bits, kitchen unit falling to bits, wood burner outside broken, no welcome pack like first time, oven stopped working then restarted, main bedroom smelled musty and mildewey, windows used to work but some wouldn’t open (kitchen and living room) and one wouldn’t close. (Side of living room). Extractor in bathroom no longer working. Electrical socket in living room near wood burner doesn’t work. I think in hot weather it would be unbearable as both of our previous states in summer months needed all windows open for ventilation. Apart from that we enjoyed the stay due to location. We may even return but just hope for a bit of maintenance as it isn’t a cheap stay - quite pricey due to fab location.

    Whilst extremely pleased that you have visited us twice previously, I am so sorry that some things were not right this time. Let me try to address these issues. We have never been made aware of any issue with the dishwasher but will gladly replace this if needs be. Likewise we were unaware that the fire pit was broken and we had not been informed - had we known this, it would have been replaced. We always provide a welcome pack. During the time of your stay I was working abroad and cannot understand how our cleaning company missed this as they were provided with supplies for each guest’s stay. We will make sure this does not happen in the future. Regarding the oven and the socket, we recently competed our annual Electrician’s check (March) where no faults were found but we will naturally have this looked at immediately. Obviously any issue with the windows is unacceptable; when I inspected the property recently I found one of the keys was missing. This had not been reported but I have now ordered a replacement. Since we opened our cottage we have replaced and improved various items; flooring TV, coffee table, bedding, microwave, sofa, window and numerous soft furnishings as and when necessary but apologise if anything else was due for replacement. Due to the fact that I work abroad in the Winter I do rely on a cleaning company. It is clear that on more than one occasion recently they have fallen short of the previous high standards we have always tried to maintain. I am now personally overseeing every changeover clean and will do my absolute utmost to provide the best service to my guests. Sincerely, Amy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela2.8Mar 2023

  • "We have already sent this to you and the owner."

    We have just returned from our second stay at Driftwood Cottage. I feel I need to bring some issues to your attention. We go away 6 - 7 times per year usually for a long weekend. Whilst there are no expectations we have found when we use AirBNb and other similar companies, the staples and basics are provided, especially when it’s is only a weekend break. Unfortunately on arrival at the cottage the following items were not there: The washing powder container was there but it was empty. Sugar container was there but this was also empty. There were no black bin bags even although it clearly states all rubbish must be in black bags due to the access for the bin men. No dishwasher tablets. No toilet cleaner There wasn’t even any salt and pepper. Surely if you want your property to be kept in a reasonable condition you need to provide basics for this. Also when you provide a log burner basic supplies are expected for the first night then it is up to the guest to purchase additional supplies for the fire. On arrival there was absolutely nothing there for the fire, we went back into Ulverston and purchased kindling, logs and Firelighter. However when we tried to light the fire not only did you not provide anything it wasn’t even cleaned out and can provide photos as this looks as if it had not been cleaned out for weeks as we have a log burner at home. There was nothing provided to light the fire, if it wasn’t for a kind neighbour we would have had to return to Ulverston. If the above wasn’t bad enough, we had major issues with the main bedroom. As soon as we opened the door the smell of damp musty bedding hit you, in fact the bedding was so damp we had to strip the bed and tumble dry it. While it removed the damp it didn’t get rid of the musty smell. If there had been washing powder provide we also have washed it but we were not going back again to Ulverston to purchase washing powder/pods. The keys provided did not open the windows I would have again thought to keep the smell down the kitchen window would have opened. The freezer compartment door was broken meaning it has completely iced up, this really needs attention. You have a wonderful location and charging a premium rate to stay there however you are not providing the means for a pleasant stay. Your seem to be aiming for shabby chic look unfortunately it is just shabby. We do not like and indeed never sent such an email, we feel it is necessary to bring this to your attention and await your response. The Bakers

    We were so terribly sorry to read this review. Let me try to address these issues. We have been working abroad for the past few months and employ a cleaning company which was thoroughly briefed on the standard we are trying to maintain with our cottage. As such, I was unaware of the shortcomings and am so sorry we fell short on this occasion. We have always strived to achieve high standards and can only apologise for the disappointment you felt on arrival. We cannot understand why the staples were not provided. Our cleaning company were operating on our behalf this week and are always provided with the basics to replenish stocks for our guests. We have no idea why this wasn’t done on this occasion. I would say that the cleaners live 10 minutes away and had we been notified, would have dispatched any missing items shortly after your arrival. The fire remains a grey area as most cleaning companies will not clean a fire which is why we ask our guests to leave the fire as clean as when they find it. There definitely should have been a starter pack of logs or firewood available for the first night. Regarding the windows, on my return to the UK in April I personally checked the keyring and found that one was missing; this has obviously been lost and not reported by a previous guest for which I apologise. A replacement key is on order. The musty bedding comment was really worrying, It is obvious that the bedding had not dried properly before replacement; this was a failing on behalf of our cleaners for which we apologise. The freezer compartment had been replaced but as is often the case, an exact match was impossible to source. We are now replacing the whole fridge/freezer. Since we opened our cottage to guests we have had a generally high satisfaction rate which you can see from our ratings, even those in the weeks previous to your stay. This does not excuse our poor performance on this occasion for which we are sorry. I am now personally taking control of the cleaning and maintenance and will work tirelessly to resolve all the issues you mention to achieve previous high standards. Amy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon2.2Mar 2023

  • "Just Perfect!"

    Had the most relaxing short break ever. The simplicity but comfort of this little gem is the key. We had fabulous food in the pub, a short walk up the road with the dogs. We walked on the beach lots of times each day as it’s just outside the front door, dogs free to roam as no one else there. Lit the wood burning stove and read books. Time stood still and we didn’t want to leave. Our second visit and we will be back! Amy the owner so helpful too. Thank you so very much.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great property."

    oven could do with a good clean. very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.8Feb 2023

  • "Nice and cosy facilities everything you need for a short or long stay but what ..."

    Nice and cosy facilities everything you need for a short or long stay but what makes it special is the location lovely views of the Beach right at your door ideal for walking or just relaxing very Dog friendly and they loved the walks on the Beach and round the hills had a lovely Break would go again

    Reviewed by Christopher4.1Jan 2023

  • "The information on the equipment is quite limited."

    For example The TV has been replaced & the information on tuning it were for the previous TV, as was the mention of a DVD being available! The TV channels did drop out & it took me a while to retune as the information in the book for the cottage was completely different.

    Reviewed by Bill3.8Nov 2022

  • "The property was exactly as we expected from the listing and photos."

    Well enough equipped, although some bags for the bin would have been handy. Beds and furniture were all comfy and the location right on the beach was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful the property situation everything."

    Cosy home from home, so well looked after best property I have stayed in

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2022

  • "Amazing views, peace and quiet ,great walks."

    Located down a very narrow lane with tight parking for a large vehicle, we have a large 4x4 but managed ok. A bit risky getting out at the top of the lane with vehicles coming from the left on a blind bend, you need to take care. I would definately recommend for people with dogs and who like walks and birdwatching, very relaxing holiday. Cottage is due to have some remedial work done which will enhance the property.

    Reviewed by C5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property is absolutely idillyc and a true beach 'view' haven."

    You rarely see anyone but the occasional dog walker and the views are panoramic and span for miles. For the able bodied this is a true peace of heaven away from life. The cottage is cosy with adequate facilities. The decoration was tasteful and themed to the location. There was so much more this place had to offer than we were able to give justice to due to our own personal circumstances. The welcome pack was thoughtful and appreciated. Thanks for the stay

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2022

  • "Overall a lovely stay."

    Cottage had everything we needed and ideal for taking a dog or children as beach is on the doorstep. Sadly the cottage 2 down is being renovated so we were woken early with sawing and this went on until late. But we understand this is out of the owners control.

    Reviewed by Laura3.4Aug 2022

  • "Very disappointed."

    The photos of the cottage as advertised at the booking stage was not reflective of the standard upon arrival. Some furnishings - chairs, tables etc had been removed. The property was dirty, there were no operating manuals for the oven, microwave or hob and the windows were in a poor state of repair as was the shower which also had minimal pressure. The bathroom was in need of an upgrade. Externally, there was less patio furniture than advertised/shown in the pictures at the booking stage and the patio itself was dirty and full weeds. Parking was tricky and difficult to exit into the lane. Would not book this property again

    Reviewed by Stuart1.6Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic location and the cottage was everything we hoped it would be and more."

    The cottage is very tranquil and peaceful, set next to a beautiful beach. It was a joy watching the tide come in and go out and we had some beautiful sunsets. The cottage itself is very comfortably furnished. The owner has provided so much including dishwasher and microwave. Laundry facilities are in the washroom if you need to use them. The oven and hob are easy to use but instructions for everything are in a book that the owner has also listed where shops, pubs etc are. The beach is beautiful and you see the local wildlife and also dog walkers now and then. We would definitely come here again if we could get booked in, but it is a very popular cottage.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property in an idyllic location."

    Everything you need & some welcome treats too. Great for relaxing & watching the tides roll in & out. Only ventured to the ice cream van at bardsea beach & the chippy ( priory plaice) can recommend both, but lots of places to go in the vicinity if that's what you want. Had some lovely beach walks with the dogs, rarely met anyone else. Can't fault it!

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage is in an amazing location, literally facing directly onto the beach."

    Only a few locals from the village use the lane, so it is very quiet. I loved sitting looking out across the bay watching the birds, and identifying places on the other side of the bay. One thing that would have been nice was a sun umbrella as it was just to hot to sit out a lot of the time. Otherwise the cottage has everything you are likely to need. I am hoping to re-visit next year.

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Jun 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Driftwood Cottage."

    Beautiful situation right on the beach.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.4May 2022

  • "What an idyllic location, felt like we were on a retreat on our own private beach miles away from the real world ,so quiet and peaceful, yet still within reach of many great places to visit."

    We had a fantastic time, cottage was cosy and comfortable, and the bed was divine, slept soundly every night, and enjoyed many a coffee on the patio overlooking the bay . What more could you ask for in a fast moving, crazy world? A bit of heaven in the North West of England. Exceeded our expectations. Many thanks for the wine too. Have already recommended to all our family and friends. Donna

    Oh Donna, thank you for such a lovely review! I’m so happy you had a great time, it really is a special location :) All the best to you and yours, Amy x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0May 2022

  • "Just wonderful"

    Thank you so much for this feedback Dawn, it means so much that you had a lovely time! Amy x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2022

  • "A superb holiday cottage for a perfectly relaxing break."

    The scenery from the cottage is breathtaking. The cottage has all the facilities you could need and it is well equipped.. With it opening directly on to the beach it is easy to find plenty of places to stroll, Tim our Spring Spaniel absolutely the freedom of the expanse of open beach. During our stay we celebrated our 47th.Wedding Anniversary with a fantastic the local pub. I can highly recommend this very popular cottage. My wife and I have already booked for a return visit in October.

    Reviewed by Evan4.4Mar 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay in this fabulous location absolutely ideal for dog lovers with the beach on your doorstep."

    The cottage is nice with good facilities, the only downside is that it’s extremely cold without the log burner especially in the morning. Not sure how you would solve it but it would make for a more enjoyable stay in the colder months

    Reviewed by Gordon3.1Feb 2022

  • "Our second stay at Driftwood and again, we had a wonderful holiday."

    The location is lovely- spectacular views across the bay, of which one never tires. The property was extremely cosy and warm, despite storm Dudley and some pretty wild weather! Perfect for our Alaskan Malamute who loved the vast beach walks on the doorstep - we walked for hours, often seeing only one or two other walkers. A perfect place to relax and switch off. Thank you Amy!

    Reviewed by Lesley3.8Feb 2022

  • "Booked a return visit already."

    A lovely ‘shabby chic’ beach hut style cottage in a spectacular location. Comfortable for us as a couple with two small dogs and clean with all the equipment you could need. Would miss a more powerful shower if there longer than a few nights. Useful for the darker winter evenings for a longer stay would be a slightly larger TV and DVD player as internet connection not always brilliant. Happy to be without for a few days! Fabulous dog friendly pub a short walk away (Farmers) serving great food. Check times though as they don’t serve food in the week between 3-5 and no other facilities in the village. This is a place to switch off and tune out and would highly recommend. Thank you Amy (Owner) for making it available for us to enjoy. For your assistance Amy, we hope your housekeeping team provided you with the helpful feedback we left.

    Reviewed by Clare4.4Feb 2022

  • "Unable to get in on time."

    Not informed there was no central heating, no fuel for log burner, very small oil filled radiators inadequate. No welcome pack, though promised one by cleaner as she had forgotten - but this did not materialise. Oven absolutely engrained in grease internally and the dial externally was so old as to be illegible therefore it was impossible to set temperature with any accuracy ( these are important considerations as due to recent covid measures we needed to eat in) The fridge had not been defrosted in a long, long time. Overall this was very much over priced for the four nights we booked(£715)

    Reviewed by Guy2.5Jan 2022

  • "We stayed for a few days before Christmas with 3 kids and dogs, it was wonderful."

    I’d already had a conversation with Amy before we arrived which never happens! She was so helpful. The location is just perfect, we were on the beach everyday. On arrival it was so foggy we didn’t get the immediate benefit of the views but it felt like we were on another planet! The kids loved it! Plenty of hot chocolates have been had over the past few days and we would love to return at some point.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cost of the cottage for what you are getting is on the high side as it is very basic, but comfortable."

    The cottage itself is a quiet retreat, with lovely views, but it could be up graded in certain areas. The Dogs had a lovely time. The paving outside I feel is unsafe due to being uneven and some tend to move, in saying this we had a lovely week at Driftwood Cottage. Please check tide times before you venture on to the beach for a walk.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Nov 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our week by the sea, but bit disappointed people walked right past the property all the time to get to beach and had a good look in the window!"

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Oct 2021

  • "Our second stay at Driftwood Cottage, such a wonderful location and comfortable cosy place to stay."

    We have booked a third visit!

    Reviewed by Carol4.1Oct 2021

  • "Lovely setting, accomodation clean and well equipped."

    Would benefit from some instruction booklets for kitchen appliances. Kitchen rugs definite trip hazard. Enjoyed our first visit to this area.

    Reviewed by Linda3.8Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is situated in the perfect spot overlooking Morecombe Bay."

    It is a tranquil and idyllic location, but perfectly situated to get to the local attractions. The cottage is small but perfectly formed and suited our needs and it was adequately equipped. It was sparkling clean and our host, Amy had left lovely treats for us and the dogs. Amy was an absolute delight to deal with, very responsive and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. I have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to anyone who wants a peaceful week. Pubs in Baycliff are just a short totter over the field, the Farmers was particularly good. We had a magical week and didn’t want to leave. If you didn’t want to drive there were plenty of walks from the house. Thanks Amy, we will be back. Glad we found you. X

    Reviewed by Deb5.0Sep 2021

  • "The location was superb!"

    To be next right next to the sea was soothing and therapeutic, the property itself was spotless and had all the facilities you could require. Near by you could walk to the local pub or hotel, excellent food. My son and I really enjoyed the stay, walks up and down the beach, days out etc, but overall one of the best holidays I have ever had!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2021

  • "An idyllic property right next to the beach."

    Very quiet and peaceful. A small freezer would be a great addition to the facilities. A place to relax and unwind.

    Reviewed by Jill4.4Jul 2021

  • "Lovely place nice welcome from owner spectacular views of sea Close to lakes."

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jun 2021

  • "We have stayed at this cottage several times."

    It is so peaceful and tranquil in a mad world we didn’t want to come home. We have booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0May 2021

  • "Amy was a fantastic host and was really keen on making sure we had everything we needed."

    Grandson Dylan (age 3) could not believe his eyes when we walked in and looked out on miles of sand. Amy kindly provided buckets and spades so much time was spent on thd sands making castles and hunting for crabs. View was stunning and cottage inside tastefully fitted out. Thank you, Amy. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2021

  • "This was our second visit here and was a great holiday, walking the dogs along the beach right from the frond door."

    It is a great base for exploring the Lake District and surrounding areas. The cottage was both clean and comfortable and as I cooked all meals at the cottage (under current circumstance's) it was fully equipped. We where also lucky we had great weather while we where there. Looking forward to going back at sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by June5.0Apr 2021

  • "The only thing that was not spot on was the bathroom could have been warmer."

    And the shower head was not powefull anoth. But apart from that spot on.

    Reviewed by John4.7Dec 2020

  • "The nicest thing about the property is the ever changing panoramic view in front of you all day ."

    We didn’t close the blinds at night because of the stunning views of Morecambe and Heysham in the distance .On a clear day looking at two o’clock you can see Blackpool tower. The delight of seeing the cockle man driving on the sands at 7.15 in the morning with his tractor and trailer an inspiration for artists a very relaxing and enjoyable week .

    Reviewed by Graham4.1Oct 2020

  • "The lane leading to the property was very very narrow and with a large 4x4 it was horrendous."

    We are sorry that you felt the country lane leading to the cottage was too narrow. We would like to point out to future guests that we weekly access the property in a VW van without issue. We frequently have sprinter vans come down the lane too, although a little tighter, it is still perfectly accessible. Kind regards, Amy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert3.1Oct 2020

  • "We wondered what to expect as we drove down the narrow lane to the end but the scene that met us was exceptional."

    The property was clean and like a very large beach hut. The view from the picture window changes all through the day with unbelievably beautifull sun rises. A property to really relax and re charge.

    Reviewed by Joan4.4Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful views, family and pet friendly, lots to do locally - fantastic cottage"

    Reviewed by Zahir5.0Sep 2020

  • "Just brilliant in every way perfect holiday i whoud highly recommend drifwood cottage"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2020

  • "Driftwood Cottage is the perfect hideaway, located right on the beach!"

    We had the best time here, relaxing, walking on the beach and enjoying the views. The cottage was pristine, with absolutely everything we needed and really comfy beds! We loved every minute of our time here. It is a really special place and we are already looking to book our next stay here! Kerry C and family

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a lovely week at Driftwood-Cottage despite the weather being awful and it actually made the cottage more cozy."

    The location is everything and the views are amazing across the bay. The cottage is light airy and had everything we needed. The log burner is fantastic for cold nights and the oil fired rads provide ample heat. The duvets were huge and my partner loved them but they were too big for me so I ended up with the blanket which was fine. There were a few minor issues such as the shower tray being blocked on first night which I had to unblock with drain unblocker which was provided under the sink. This could have been checked during the clean. The main bin was full from previous visitors and loose rubbish at the bottom which was not taken by bin men. Luckily we dont produce at lot of rubbish. The lock to the front door kept jamming and we nearly got locked out so I had to lubricate it with oil which sorted the problem. I know the owner would have sorted these issues if we would have asked them as they were just a text away but they were easy sorted. We would definitely return as I bet during the summer it would be even better.

    Reviewed by Stewart4.4Feb 2020

  • "Fantastic setting this could not be beaten, bathroom cold and decoration a bit tired but would return."

    Overall lovely holiday, perfect for both the canine & human members of the family

    Reviewed by Fiona4.1Feb 2020

  • "This cottage is amazing!"

    Everything you need is in the cottage. It’s straight out on to the beach.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jan 2020

  • "If youre looking for a quiet, getaway and a tranquil setting, this is the place to go."

    Loved it and so did my dogs

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2019

  • "This is a lovely peaceful location."

    Our only negative comment is that the kitchen area could do with slightly brighter lighting.

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Sep 2019

  • "What a beautiful place to spend a quiet week away."

    The cottage is simply lovely. The decor was just up our street and offered everything we could have wished for. Clean, comfortable and beautifully kept and the view from the large lounge window is simply wonderful Such a peaceful location, but not isolated, with off-road parking which is perfect as there is no other parking nearby. Lovely long walks on the sands are highly recommended and at times you feel as though you are the only people in the world there. If you are looking for a lovely "lodge" with some peace and quiet then we cannot recommend this cottage, or area, highly enough.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Jun 2019

  • "After a long wet drive that took 5 hours longer than it should we arrived at ..."

    After a long wet drive that took 5 hours longer than it should we arrived at driftwood cottage walked in to living room with large window over looking Morecambe bay 180 degree view fantastic Whole cottage was grate very clean and every thing you need 2 dogs loved the beach 9 month old pup first time of lead great for training Looking to go back 2021

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "This was our second visit to Driftwood Cottage and although the weather was not brilliant the views and location are stunning."

    the cottage is very comfortable and the addition of a washer and dryer completes the facilities offered.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0May 2019

  • "Truly amazing view of the bay, lovely cottage, everything in good order, comfortable beds, such a peaceful and cosy place."

    Reviewed by Jimmy5.0May 2019

  • "I have booked holiday properties with Sykes before and know that they have some great accommodation on their website and Driftwood cottage was no exception."

    The location is stunning and the property itself is cosy and well equipped. When I called to let owner know that we were on our way she was friendly and helpful and on arrival we saw that a bottle of wine had been left for us which was a lovely touch. We had great days out, whether going on excursions or staying close by and strolling along the beach. I loved this property, as did my family and would return again in a heartbeat. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Apr 2019

  • "Driftwood cottage is in a beautiful breathtaking spot it is so peaceful lovely ..."

    Driftwood cottage is in a beautiful breathtaking spot it is so peaceful lovely to be straight on the beach ulverston close by for shopping close to lakes and mountains the cottage wasn’t as clean as last time we stayed all thou the beds were clean and comfy we are both disabled and the two chairs are very low if you are old or have disability the sofa is comfy this is the second time we have stayed here we had fab weather the dogs had a fab time on the beach think the cottage could do with re painting white walls have dirty scuff marks on them from suit cases scuffing them by the looks of things this aside we love this cottage and the surrounding area is gorgeous we would stay again the wine was appreciated thankyou

    Many thanks for your comments, we take feedback very seriously, and based on your constructive feedback we have redecorated and repainted the walls you have mentioned - Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.1Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was gorgeous, exactly what we were looking for, our very own peace of paradise, for a week at least!"

    Two very happy adults, two happy toddlers and two extremely pleased dogs! They loved their daily beach walks. Sykes themselves were extremely helpful and when I thought I would have to cancel my booking due to my partners work commitments they did everything they could to make sure we went on our family holiday. Couldn't recommend the company or this beach-house more. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Leah5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage setting was perfect for our dogs."

    The cottage was very well equipped and very comfortable. The whole Sykes experience was easy from start to finish and I would certainly recommend Sykes to family and friends. Also, the cottage owner was very friendly and helpful. I also loved having the new Sykes app on my phone so that I could get in touch if needed (but I didn't need to as everything was perfect). We had a fabulous holiday with our dogs and have already booked our next Sykes pet friendly cottage break for August this year. Thanks for providing a fantastic service and I'm sure we will be continue to use Sykes for many years to come.

    Reviewed by Adrienne4.7Mar 2019

  • "Contact with owner was good and helpful about small details which needed fixing."

    As non dog owners we will not book a cottage again where dogs have been. Although our cleaner worked very hard for 5 hours prior to us going in there was still evidence of dog occupation ! Mike

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Feb 2019

  • "We had the most relaxing time at this cottage, it is very comfortable and well equipped."

    We particularly love the location as we have dogs and it is straight out of the door onto the beach for some great walks. There are also plenty of places to drive to and then go walking. Nearby Ulveston has good shopping for all your provisions and plenty of places to eat. This the fifth time we have been to this cottage and we will definitely book again. Highly recommended for a quiet break away.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jan 2019

  • "It was freezing in there."

    The bathroom was like ice with no heating. The note book said not to use the washing machine but the information stated washing facilities. Found it not as good as other places I rented. Only 1toilet roll so bought more spent a fortune on logs to keep warm. I loved the setting of it ,but wouldn’t go back again.

    Reviewed by Erika3.4Nov 2018

  • "Fantastic place, cosy and great views right next to the beach"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2018

  • "Cottage is a great spot, we went there for our honeymoon and loved it x"

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Nov 2018

  • "Wonderful location."

    Clean and tidy. All facilities provided that one needs. Lovely complimentary gifts for my husband and I with biscuits for the dogs. Owner takes great care with the property and the facilities. Would highly recommend a visit. This is our second time and we will return

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely beach front location, wonderful views and really comfortable cottage."

    Lots to do in the surrounding area most just a short drive away. Brilliant for dogs that can run safe and free on the beach every day - little gem of a place - would recommend !

    Reviewed by Dawn4.1Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful well equipped cottage in stunning location."

    Welcome pack of wine and cookies and even treats for our 3 dogs which was a nice touch. Would definitely return in the future. Owner easily contactable and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2018

  • "My husband and myself shared the double room."

    Small double and very tight space. The bed abutted two walls on the side and base. If the one on the inside needed to get up in the night they had to climb over the other person so my husband moved into the single room. The bathroom needs a power shower/ wet room and/ or a bath with overhead shower. The present one is dated and weak. Beautiful view but pebble beach. Tricky reversing out of the property down a very narrow lane. We have always been delighted with Sykes properties but this was disappointing as it’s really more suited for two adults and a small family as a base with the current sleeping and bathroom arrangements. The owner very kindly left us welcom gifts. Thank you

    Reviewed by Colin3.1Aug 2018

  • "Excellent quiet location with stunning views over Morecambe Bay."

    Easy access for sightseeing and local amenities. Lane to the property is very narrow which helps with the feeling of seclusion. Dog friendly and great walks on the doorstep. Owner is very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Martyn4.4Jul 2018

  • "Lovely property in idyllic situation."

    Well appointed and comfortable. Beautiful relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Jul 2018

  • "Amazing cottage driftwood beautiful straight on beach mountains in the distance ..."

    Amazing cottage driftwood beautiful straight on beach mountains in the distance half an hour away the lakes who could ask for more our 3 dogs were in heaven which makes us happy if there happy definitely going to book again never had such a scenic peaceful holiday thankyou Sue Davies and hounds

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Mar 2018

  • "Perfect peaceful and beautiful."

    Very relaxing

    Reviewed by Jackie3.8Feb 2018

  • "What a splendid cottage!"

    The location is truly spectacular. If you're looking for tranquility, then look no further-this ticks all the boxes. The constantly changing light and mood of the landscape was just breathtaking. My husband and I had only one regret- that we were unable to stay longer. On arrival, the cottage was warm, fresh and spotlessly clean . The decor compliments the surroundings perfectly with lovely attention to detail. The bedrooms and soft furnishings were super- comfortable and welcoming. Nokosi, our Alaskan Malamute was in his element. Having the beach literally on the doorstep was absolutely perfect and we spent several hours each day walking and exploring the many miles of sand. This was our first UK break- it definitely won't be our last! We can't wait to return to Driftwood Cottage!

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jan 2018

  • "Super location for both enjoying time by the sea and the fells and waters of Cumbria."

    Doggy heaven . I was so pleased i booked again ...can't ask for more .

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jan 2018

  • "Perfect location & great for dogs"

    Reviewed by Beverley4.8Sep 2017

  • "Such a lovely cottage, everything you needed for the perfect r&r week away"

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Feb 2017

  • "2nd visit - perfect mini break"

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Dec 2016

  • "Beautiful cottage and excellent location!"

    Couldn't fault it.

    Reviewed by Adam4.8Dec 2016

  • "Fabulous views right on the edge of morcambe bay, very cosy."

    Lane can be tight for bigger cars. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Paul4.6Nov 2016

  • "Perfect holiday Fantastic location peaceful and perfect views."

    This was my second visit to driftwood cottage and it won't be my last

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Oct 2016

  • "Lane to cottage very narrow,should be included in advert in case of large vehicles."

    Also operating instructions should be available for electric cooker/hob. Update photo of cottage.

    Reviewed by Gordon4.4Sep 2016

  • "Beautiful views and sunrises."

    Moon and stars at night spectacular. Look closely and you will see shooting stars. Take the walk from the cottage (to the left) along the beach (takes under an hour) to the layby and find Roys Ice cream van. I have heard you can bump into deer on the path. 20 flavours of delicious ice cream. Across the road is Chill and Grill who also has a good selection of ice cream, slightly dearer than Roys, however the flavours are stronger. If you decide to go to the stone circle walk to the end of the field in the direction of Bardsea, turn left at the wall and walk 1/4 mile up the hill for some fantastic views of Ulverston and the Southern Lake District mountains. Some lovely quaint shops in Ulverston and a delicious pie shop half way up the main street a few shops away from the Co-op. Take a trip to the North end of Walney Island and you will be impressed by the Sunset and the patterns it makes on the water. With the windills in the background it makes a lovely shot for those interested in photography. All in all it is a lovely cottage offering many interesting locations within a short drive or walk away.

    Reviewed by Martin4.8Sep 2016

  • "Furniture old and tired."

    not as pictured as some of the furniture not there. needed repainting and there was a big gap between doors and lintels. heating not great but too hot when the fire is on. wouldn’t stay again

    Reviewed by Gabrielle2.5Feb 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and woodburner.
  • Electric heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for stove can be purchased locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed, large patio area with furniture
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Please contact the office if you are looking to book from Friday the 21st of December 2018.

The property

Bardsea 2 miles.

This is a stunning beach-style cottage, nestling on the shore overlooking Morecambe Bay, perfectly located for beachcombing and watching the sunset at the end of the day.

Carefully appointed throughout to provide bright and airy accommodation, this Lake District cottage is perfect for families wishing to enjoy the seaside location with the benefit of being on the doorstep of the beautiful Lake District National Park.

Set on the ground floor, this Baycliff cottage has three bedrooms with an open plan living area with large picture windows looking out across the sea; the ideal spot to set up the telescope and focus in on the local wildlife, plus the cosy living area has a woodburner, perfect for chilly winter nights.

Outside this Baycliff cottage by the sea is a large patio area with direct access on to the beach; perfect for relaxing in this quiet oasis.

The quiet village of Baycliff is just a three-minute walk away and has a popular pub serving excellent food, and a large play park for children.

With the tip of Lake Windermere being 14 miles away, this coastal cottage near Bardsea is a perfect base for exploring the Lake District and visiting the popular villages of Ambleside, Bowness and Grasmere.

For younger visitors, there is the South Lakes Animal Park and the Aquarium of the Lakes.

The bustling town of Ulverston is just a ten-minute drive away, offering some excellent restaurants and shops, as well as a colourful calendar of festivals, including a Dickensian and Flag Festival, where you'll find a wonderful town atmosphere.

The town also has The Laurel and Hardy Museum, a perfect pick-me-up on a wet day.

This beachside cottage near Bardsea is a little gem to be enjoyed all year.

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About the location


Ulverston 2 miles.

Set on a hill looking across to Morecambe Bay is the small village of Bardsea. This remote area grew from a small fishing village and farming area into a major transportation link for coal, iron ore and corn. No longer a vital port, Bardsea still retains its fishing heritage, and features a pub serving fine ales and good food. The village is close to spectacular Furness Abbey, while the ancient market town of Ulverston is just 2 miles away, and still has a street market every Thursday and Saturday, plus many festivals throughout the year, including an amazing lantern procession in September and a superb Dickensian weekend in early December. With all the attractions of the Lake District National Park, beaches and good birdwatching of the Furness coast close by, this peaceful and quiet area has plenty to offer.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas