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21 Ironworks

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Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "We have been staying in various Sykes Cottages in Cumbria for over 20 yrs and The Iron Works ( no 21) has been our absolute favourite."

    Excellent in every way possible down to the entrance hall with benches , coat hooks and storage for walking gear. Something lots of cottages don’t have .

    Thank you so much for such a great review, and hopefully you got out on some nice walks during your stay. We’re really glad you enjoyed 21 Ironworks and hopefully we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2023

  • "WOW! What a beautiful home, we felt so comfortable."

    Everything we needed was there, the beds were really comfortable and the facilities were excellent. The Ironworks is a good central base for the lakes. Even though the weather was very wet we enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back in the future. Thank you for making our stay memorable.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both the house and the location so much. We’ll look forward to welcoming you back again soon, and fingers crossed you’ll see it in better weather next time! Thanks again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2023

  • "So glad we chose 21 Ironworks for our accommodation this year."

    It's a great property with all the facilities you would need. A great location from which to explore all the sites and scenery in the area. I would highly recommend and we hope to return soon.

    Thanks for your review Christopher, we appreciate it and we’re really glad you enjoyed your time at 21 Ironworks. We’ll look forward to welcoming you back again soon too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2023

  • "A small welcome package tea milk would have been appreciated to go with the one packet of biscuits left."

    Cleaning in main areas was reasonable under main dining room table had not seen the hoover for a while. The hoover was left very full. We left the property cleaner than we found it. It was a good location as a base to visit surrounding areas. All said we did have a good time in the property and would recommend this as a good base to explore from.

    Thanks for your review Chris. We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at 21 Ironworks and that you found it a good base for exploring from. We also appreciate your other feedback points and we’re taking steps to address those. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris3.8Jun 2023

  • "This is a very comfortable building to be in for the week."

    It is very well proportioned with plenty of space to live in. It has been very nicely furnished with a kitchen that has all your needs. It is the second time we have stayed and will return next year.

    Thanks for your review Charles, we were glad to welcome you back for your second visit to the Ironworks and can’t wait to see you again next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles5.0May 2023

  • "This was our 3rd stay at 21 Ironworks,its the perfect location away from the usual busy areas for us to explore The Lake District."

    We always have a fabulous time here and the weather this week may 2023 has been amazing.The Property has everything we needed and at a great price too Thank you Lakelovers and a great thanks to the owners for letting us share your holiday home. The new stair carpet was a nice touch, it's so comfy and has a great homely feeling. see you all soon.

    Thanks for your review, Terry! We’re so glad you enjoy your time at 21 Ironworks and can’t wait to welcome you back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely stay at Ironworks with family."

    Thoroughly enjoyable week in a beautiful property. Ironworks is an ideal location for a week in the Lakes. We had great weather and were able to explore the local area including Haverthwaite Steam Railway, South Lakes Safari Zoo, the Old man of Coniston, Tarn Hows, Windermere and Grisdale Forest. The house had everything we needed and was very clean and tidy. Plenty of space and a lovely lounge on the top floor to relax in. We would highly recommend!

    Thanks for your feedback, we’re glad you enjoyed so many of the local sights and that you enjoyed your stay at the Ironworks! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2023

  • "2nd time staying here, perfect property and location for exploring the lakes."

    Thanks for the review Ben! It was great to welcome you back for your second stay at the Ironworks and we’ll hopefully see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property, it was warm and comfortable for a Winter break."

    It is well equipped and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Feb 2023

  • "Our second visit to 21 and won't be the last we absolutely love it Has everything you could possibly want A great base in the Lakes to base yourself We've found so many new walks ie Finsthwaite Satterthwate Ulverston area Cartmel the list goes on we love Backbarrow and the Ironworks apartments are amazing especially no 21 great value pricing for time of year so value for money and 5 star quality of accommodation."

    We'll be back!!

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very pleased with the property."

    Nice situation, very comfortable and well appointed. We couldn't have wished for more. A wonderful TV in the upstairs lounge. Unfortunately, we "oldies" were unable to find BBC1 - our fault entirely!!!. We all had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful property."

    Gorgeous location on the river. Modern, comfortable and homely. Fully equipped. Location is great, short drives to Ulverston, Lakeside and Newby Bridge. Handy for Ambleside, Bowness, Coniston and surrounding areas. South Lakes Safari Zoo was a great day out. Hotel bar & pub within walking distance. Lovely to sit out by the river, the weather was kind to us. Hired a boat from Low Wood Bay water sports for half a day. The sun was shining. Wonderful views from the lake and great fun for the kids! & hubby. We may return to your lovely property one day!

    Reviewed by Ann Marie4.7Aug 2022

  • "Hi we had a great time at your place and enjoyed the facilities."

    A few things to note are - the biscuits provided were expired already. Kindly request to change them. Also would be great if there is some basic kitchen ingredients like salt, pepper, oil for cooking as they weren’t available. We enjoyed the spacious living and attic areas and kids loved the theater setting up there. The river flowing beside the apartment gave a peaceful feeling and we loved the way the house was beautifully designed and organized. Thank you for letting us stay. We would definitely come back she’d recommend the place.

    Reviewed by Sriram4.7Aug 2022

  • "This property is presented in immaculate condition and with quality fixtures and fittings."

    Well equipped kitchen and with extra touches with lamps, Netflix, 60'' TV. Ample showers and toilets. It was a delight to stay in the house and it is a credit to the owner. Super location as well, set in spacious development with views of the old ironworks and the steam trains passing on their route to Windermere.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2022

  • "We spent a week at 21 Ironworks and it was perfect for us (two families including two babies and a toddler)."

    Location There are some great local gems. We went on a steam train at Haverthwaite station (just a ten minute walk away), and continued our journey to Bowness via cruise. Fell Foot and Gummers How were easily accessible for a lovely day out. We also enjoyed a local walk up Bigland Barrow following the directions on the guide provided. Backbarrow is also a great base to explore the southern Lake District with easy access to Windermere and Coniston. Ulverston is only a ten minute drive away and you can get a great view of the coast from the Sir John Barrow monument. Accommodation The apartment itself was spacious, beautifully furnished and very clean. The kitchen was very well equipped with high quality appliances and had everything we needed. We also loved the huge TV in the attic - perfect for winding down in the evening after a busy day! All in all a fantastic stay - would certainly recommend!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was a fantastic place to stay in."

    It catered for all our needs from having a well stocked kitchen to having space for all our family to relax in. It is a house that gives a wow factor. The location was great for us to explore the south lakes area as well as a number of places close to hand. Will definitely being using this place again.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0May 2022

  • "Couldn’t contact yourselves or property owner via number provided as no answer or answer phone."

    Poor mobile signal at accommodation. Two of the toilet seats were loose and needed tools to tighten. Both showers drains couldn’t cope with water flow from shower head while taking a shower. So, you had to turn off and on so as not to overflow shower tray which spoilt the experience of the lovely rain shower head. Odd arrangement of rooms with bathroom off top floor sitting room which only had roof windows! Surely it would be better to have that as master bedroom and the bedroom with river views as the tv room.

    Thank you for your feedback. We apologise that you were unable to get through. We have an out of hours number even when our customer service lines are closed. We also have other channels to contact us such as email and web chat. Thank you for making us aware of the maintenance issues, our team will be attending the property to rectify as soon as possible. We really appreciate the comments and hope to welcome you back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bev3.8Oct 2021

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with Jack and Jill bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with balcony, 1 x king-size
  • Jack and Jill bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Second-floor sitting room
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear patio with furniture
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 6.1 miles, pub 0.7 miles

The property

Nestled in Backbarrow near Ulverston by the winding river of Leven is this contemporary semi-detached house, 21 Ironworks.

Boasting stunning views over the river and enjoying peaceful surroundings on the southern edge of the Lake District National Park, this is the perfect abode for a family of six who want to enjoy a rural getaway.

After parking in one of the two generous spaces, make your way inside to find stylish accommodation to make yourself at home in.

The open-plan living space has been fitted and decorated to a very high standard and you will especially notice this as you head over to the kitchen.

The kitchen boasts sleek black fittings containing integrated appliances for you to rustle up those homecooked favourites with, to be enjoyed at the close-by breakfast bar or the fabulous dining table that seats all the family.

After dinner, make yourself comfortable on the ample seating available in front of the Smart TV and enjoy some evening entertainment.

The dwelling additionally showcases a second-floor sitting room with a vaulted ceiling and VELUX windows that flood the space with light, along with spacious seating and a large Smart TV; perfect for movie nights!

When night falls, venture downstairs to find two tastefully furnished king-size bedrooms, one boasting a balcony, as well as black and grey accents, and the other showcasing dual-aspect windows and abundant storage.

A very spacious super-king-size room can also be found on this floor, featuring a vanity to prep yourself for the day with and accompanied by a fabulous en-suite shower room where you can freshen up in its walk-in shower with monsoon shower head.

An additional shower room can also be found adjoining the second-floor sitting room, as well as a handy cloakroom on the ground-floor, for extra convenience.

Why not sit out on the enclosed patio and relish a glass of wine or pint on a sunny afternoon?

Spend the day in Backbarrow and enjoy a pint at the local pub before touring the popular Lakeland Motor Museum, embarking on a mountain biking experience with the Lake District E Bike Adventures and boarding the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway to cut through the Lake District's dramatic landscapes.

Travel south to Ulverston to discover all your amenities in one setting, before enjoying a stroll around Canal Head park, embarking on a hike to the renowned Sir John Barrow Monument and enjoying a game of putty at the nearby golf course.

Why not travel to Grizedale and spend the day exploring its vast forest with its wealth of activities available, from Fell Pony Adventures to indoor/outdoor art exhibitions?

There is so much more to experience in the wider area, be sure to explore the National Park fully and visit its picturesque towns dotted throughout.

Be sure to venture to Cumbria's popular coastline and enjoy an outing in the delightful beachfront settlements of St. Bees and Seascale.

A blissful holiday with the family awaits at 21 Ironworks!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Lake Windermere 10 miles; Coniston Water 11 miles.

Ulverston is a traditional market town built around a cobbled main street. It boasts a fine selection of independent shops, café’s, and pubs with open fires and real ales. There is an extensive selection of eating places to suit everyone, from fine dining to traditional pub food. Ulverston is also well known as a festival town, with events ranging from flags and walking to art and music festivals throughout the summer months and with the renowned Dickensian Christmas festival in late November. It is the birthplace of Stan Laurel and world record holder of the biggest foam pie fight in the world giving a glimpse into the fun community spirited little town. There are excellent walks around the town and beautiful countryside, with views of the southern Lake District and Morecambe Bay. Home to the deepest, widest and shortest canal, which makes for a lovely afternoon walk with a pub at the end and views over the bay. All of the attractions of the National Park are also 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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