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Ada's Cottage

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Kirkby-In-Furness/Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "It was a lovely location with great views."

    The owner Roy was very friendly and helpful. There was plenty of space and we were comfy and warm. 1 or 2 things need updating. Easy for the coast and the lakes. Plenty to see here. We felt most welcome and loved the cottage. Roy even took me to his local fishing lake and I had a great day catching loads. Great stay Thanks Roy

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Oct 2023

  • "We have already spoken to the owner of the property and expressed our gratitude for a lovely stay in a beautiful cottage and in a delightful area."

    Anne and Michael

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2023

  • "Ada's Cottage is set in a small and quiet group of buildings, unseen from the property, between Grizebeck and Kirkby-in-Furness."

    The owner decided to place the lounge on the first floor, with the kitchen, bedroom with ensuite, and separate bathroom on the ground floor. And what a brilliant idea that was! The view over farmland, a river crossed by the local train line, Duddon Sands and Duddon Mosses Nature Reserve and finally the Cumbrian Hills, is almost impossible to look away from. Apart from the windows, the lounge also features the central cruck from the original construction and, by the way, for somewhere rural the internet connection is extremely good. This building has been finished to perfection. The kitchen, with a table and chairs suitable for the period, but all other amenities in tune with our modern era. The bathroom to the left of the kitchen is traditional (with bath) but the ensuite, which is through the bedroom to the right, features a modern shower. If cycling is your thing a small stone store has been equipped with a bike stand. A key for the padlocked door is provided. Also, the owner has left directions for a ride which, as much as possible, avoids busy roads. By now you may be getting an impression of the proprietor. If you think he's a charming, helpful man who likes everything to be just right - you're absolutely correct! You have no doubt noticed the miniature houses outside the cottage. I was going to ask about them but with all else it slipped my mind. Perhaps a later reviewer could remedy my error.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great views from lounge windows short walk to rail station and pub last 200 yards back are up hill but good position for southern lakes."

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had some difficulty finding the property but we hadn't read the instructions properly."

    We phoned Roy and he guided us successfully to the cottage. He was also very helpful during the stay. Ada's Cottage was a delight. The property was well equipped, extremely spacious, in a very quiet rural location with stunning views of the coast and the mountains. It has one of the best showers that I've ever experienced. The village has two pubs, the Ship and the Commercial. The Ship does a very nice Fish and Chips on a Friday evening for only £9 - really good value. Both pubs are about a 15 minute walk. The Greyhound Inn, which is a couple of miles along the A595, does a wonderful and inexpensive Sunday lunch - incredibly good value. There is no shop in the village but there is a coffee shop which was closed while we were there. We found two very good cafes, Platform One in Askam and the Bakehouse in Greenodd. They are both a 15 minute drive but they are excellent cafes and we can highly recommend both of them. There are some nice walks close to the property and there are loads of leaflets at the property displaying the local attractions. We had a day on Windermere which was great, as was the little train at Ravenglass. The Dock Museum in Barrow is worth a visit and it's free. There are also some nice coastal walks on Walney Island (a bridge connects it to Barrow) and the lovely Roundhead Hub and Cafe. Furness Abbey, nr Barrow is also well worth a visit. Virtually all the big supermarkets can be found in Barrow, as well as a number in Ulverston - which is a little nearer. It has a local supermarket called Booths which was excellent. One of the few that still has a fresh degli. We had extremely good weather while we were at the cottage which does make a difference. But had a weather not been so good there are still plenty of indoor attractions within a short drive. We loved our week at the cottage and I'm sure we'll be back. Thanks Roy.

    Reviewed by Bryn5.0Jun 2023

  • "This little cottage is in a lovely picturesque area."

    A quiet area where you can completely relax, unwind and enjoy the views . The owner was very helpful and friendly. We only had breakfast in the cottage due to visiting so many places and there are plenty places to see Holker Hall, Beatrix Potter Hill Top , Coniston Lake , Furness Abbey, Lakeland motor museum are just a few of the near by places we went to and cannot wait to go back to view more of the lakes . We will be booking again as soon as we can . Thank you letting us stay in your lovely cottage a beautiful peaceful place .

    Reviewed by Denise4.4Jun 2023

  • "Property in need of some tlc."

    A number of minor issues, some of which were brought to the attention of the property owner. For bread knife. This was provided next day by the owner. The other issues need to be addressed at some time.....for example.....cancel button missing on toaster, meaning that if you wanted the toast to pop up you had to turn it off at the socket. Shame really as the property was in a lovely and quiet location.

    Reviewed by Ronald3.1Jun 2023

  • "Ada’s Cottage was both charming, spacious and catered for everything we needed for our weeks stay."

    The location provided stunning views which ever direction you looked. Roy and Jennifer were attentive to anything you might want to know. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone seeking a quiet location. A truly lovely rest. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2023

  • "Such a lovely setting the cottage is set in with all the comforts you may need."

    We were pleased to have spent a little time there.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Apr 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Ada’s Cottage it ticked all our boxes so peaceful it was perfectly located for us to explorer the Southern Lake District."

    We kayaked on Coniston and Windermere, climbed Scafell Pike, Lingmel and Beacon Fell a lovely week. We met Roy on a couple of occasions very friendly to chat with he gave us some local info. We would recommend the Greyhound Inn a lovely village pub good prices, lovely food and ale. An enjoyable week

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Comfy, warm, spacious, idyllic. Thanks,

    Reviewed by Allen5.0Apr 2023

  • "No handbook with information about local services doctor etc or instructions on use of appliances which has been worn away on the oven."

    No guidance on recycling Good quiet location.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Mar 2023

  • "Ada's Cottage is set in a very convenient location to explore Furness and other parts of southern Cumbria and has stunning views The cottage was comfortable and very clean and the owners friendly on our brief encounters."

    The model cottages in the garden (and the larger model village in the area behind the cottage) are delightful and add an extra charm. Unfortuantely during our visit my partner had walking problems but otherwise it is only around a 15 minutes walk to wither of the local pubs - we did visit the Ship in the car and it was friendly but the large TV showing rugby detracted from the otherwise pleasant atmosphere. The facilities at the cottage are good and the two toilets / bathing rooms were much appreciated in the morning! We were unlucky with the weather and had some very wet days but watching the skies and the change in light from the cottage upstairs window made the rain more than bearable! The short track down to the cottage is narrow with only a couple of passing places but we were fortunate enough not to meet anyone coming bin the opposite direction. Our only real issue with the cottage was the lack of lighting over the worksurfaces in the kitchen which made preparing dinner in the evening a little difficult - the cooker hood light was also not working which compounded this but we reported this at the end of our stay. Overall a lovely place to stay and we would certainly consider returning here to further discover this beautiful and very interesting corner of the county

    Reviewed by Joe4.4Oct 2022

  • "Great views from the cottage particularly the upstairs lounge."

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2022

  • "Ada's Cottage was a very clean and comfortable cottage in an absolutely beautiful location."

    We drove down the track and couldn't believe the fabulous views over the fells and estuary. The location was breath-taking. It was so peaceful and quiet. Roy was very welcoming. His model village was stunning and it all lit up at dusk.A great place to explore the Western peninsulas from. It was comfortably furnished and had enough table and kitchenware for two. We had fun as the deckel on the hob and oven had been cleaned out of existence.Would recommend this cottage to any couple wishing to get away from it all. Very relaxing.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Aug 2022

  • "This cottage is beautifully located but with easy access to many places."

    Very interesting to find that the cottage was “within a village “ in a village!! Roy was a good helpful host without being intrusive

    Reviewed by Ella5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great time at Ada's cottage ."

    A friendly welcome by Roy, and because it was such a hot week, we were so grateful for the outside lounge chairs in particular. We didn't use the massive sitting room upstairs at all because of sitting outside so much, but that room was spectacular. Would love to revisit. MARG

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Aug 2022

  • "Perfect, has everything you need, spotless, the view beautiful."

    Everything so handy for us, already booked again for next August. Roy the owner a lovely man, as soon as we pulled up he was round to greet us and ask if he could do anything to help us.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Ada's cottage, beautiful views from the picnic bench outside."

    The bed was very comfy, the shower was brilliant. Met Roy who was lovely. The only negative thing about the cottage was that it was looking slightly tired in some areas & maybe ditch the false flowers upstairs that looked liked they'd had their day & were very dusty, but it wouldn't put us off going back again. So much to do in the area with the cottage being near to the coast as well, too much to see/visit in just one week, we will definately come back to this area/cottage again. We parked free on the front at Walney Island & biked to South Walney Nature Reserve, free to Wildlife members but still worth paying to go round. Visited Coniston & walked up to Tarn Hows, a lot to do up there too. Roanshead is 100% worth a visit, beautiful beach you can walk for miles along. We can also recommend the King's Arms, Hawcoat, Barrow in Furness, great real ale pub, best we visited in the area.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Jul 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Fantastic views towards the coast, quiet and secluded yet convenient for places of interest. Great having 2 bathrooms, 1 with bath, 1 with shower. Spotlessly clean.The owner very friendly, but never intrusive, and available if any problems, which there weren't. Only improvement would be that there were no instructions for the cooker, and the numbers on dials rubbed off, so couldn't tell which mode or temperature you were using, but we used the Internet to find instructions so no problem for us. We had a really lovely stay in this very beautiful area and have no hesitation in recommending . If going to this area we would definitely opt to stay there again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "What can I say Ada’s cottage was a perfect cottage for our week."

    The views are beautiful and watching the animals in the fields around so peaceful and relaxing , fantastic wildlife. Roy the owner was very friendly even leaving a lovely voicemail for our arrival home as traffic was mayhem. A perfect place to stay while you explore the Lake District. The bed was so comfortable and the shower was amazing. Would definitely book again if we venture to the lakes . We definitely saw all we could . We didn’t want to leave this beautiful cottage. A short walk down through the fields to the ship ( pub) where your find a friendly welcome . The weather was perfect too . Can’t wait to return one day .keep up the good work Roy and Jennifer.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful location."

    The views from the property were stunning. Roy the owner was very friendly and helpful. A little bit of extra crockery wouldn't go a miss but generally everything was excellent. Would definitely visit again. Gill

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7May 2022

  • "We can thoroughly recommend this lovely cottage."

    Well situated, a helpful owner, lots of comfortable character. Beautiful views,?it has everything and we would happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2022

  • "Ada’s cottage is absolutely gorgeous place to stay."

    Amazing facilities (really comfy bed, big lounge area, place to sit outside, two bathrooms - one shower and one bath, so lots of options within the house) and the view was absolutely gorgeous, really easy to find, but private at the same time. Roy was extraordinarily lovely, really helpful and welcoming. Would 110% recommend! Definitely interested in going back as well, really close to so many locations aswell!

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable holiday in this cottage."

    Internally the cottage was comfortable and warm. All the facilities you could need. Plenty of seating upstairs extensive beautiful views from each window. Bedroom comfortable, shower excellent, nice touch of a t.v. would suggest a headboard on the bed would make watching it more comfortable. Out side appreciated the lovely spring flowers and the miniature stone houses that lit up at night, a nice surprise. Would certainly return here.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

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  • One ground-floor king-size bedroom with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • A large kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with patio and picnic bench
  • Secure bike storage available next to cottage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Electric car charging not permitted at this property
  • This property accepts adults only - and does not permit children of any age - including infants

The property

Would you like to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy town life?


then visit Ada's Cottage which dates back to 1645.

Situated down a 150 metre lane you will find this special place.Surrounded by 25 acres of fields is your private retreat.

Relax enjoy the scenery.

The cottage is perfect for those who love the outdoors as well as enjoying views of Old Coniston over to Black Combe in the enviable location of Kirkby-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Accommodating a couple, this cottage comes with all you need to get around, hosting two off-road parking spaces and easy access to a local railway station.

After arriving at the property, soak up those views of the estuary and the mountains, before continuing inside to find a farmhouse-style large kitchen/diner which it 9 foot by 22 foot long, a well-equipped space with an array of appliances, including a dishwasher and washing machine, making a self-catering stay a breeze!.

After dinner, make your way upstairs to the lounge room which is 22 foot by 17 foot, where exposed beams and vaulted ceilings give the space a lovely charm throughout; there is ample seating, so you can easily grab a seat in front of the TV with Freeview or marvel at those elevated views of the countryside.

When sleep calls, return to the ground floor, where a king-size bedroom offers you another TV and access to an en-suite shower room.

Another bathroom can also be found close by, for added convenience.

Take advantage of the charming patio, which can be found to the front of the cottage, where you can enjoy an alfresco meal in the warmer months, surrounded by the lovely scenery.

Get to know your surroundings by embarking on a walk around the owner's fields or along the estuary, before stopping at The Ship Inn for a bite to eat or grab any essentials from the local supermarket to rustle up a homecooked meal for your partner.

Travel towards the Lake District National Park, stopping at the Duddon Mosses National Nature Reserve for a spot of birdwatching along the way, where the delightful market town of Broughton-in-Furness offers you access to the delights of the Swinside Stone Circle, Whitfell and the Furness Fells.

Spend some time in the South Lakes, where Ulverston offers a lovely day out, thanks to its stunning outdoor space of Ford Park, its intriguing Laurel and Hardy Museum, and access to the Cumbria Way.

Spend more time in the National Park, where the delights of Lakeside, Bowness-on-Windermere, Coniston and Ambleside are all within easy reach.

A charming stay for you and your loved one awaits at Ada's Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Broughton-in-Furness 5 miles; Ulverston 5 miles.

Kirkby-in-Furness is a collection of six hamlets on the Furness peninsula overlooking the Duddon estuary. The village is home to a general store and two pubs as well as a railway station on the Cumbrian Coast Line. Just five miles away is Broughton-in-Furness which has much to please the visitor such as a pretty, cobbled square complete with a splendid horse chestnut tree, enclosed by shops, pubs and homes. The village provides an ideal base for a walking or climbing holiday, with ample opportunity to explore the rugged beauty of the Duddon Valley and the quieter Lake District fells. East of Kirkby-in-Furness is the ancient market town of Ulverston which 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. All of the attractions of the National Park are easily reached and nearby family attractions include the World of Beatrix Potter, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, the South Lakes Wild Animal Park and Muncaster Castle.

This property accepts adults only - and does not permit children of any age - including infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas