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Wren's Nest

Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 940094)


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  • Mrs Edwards

    “The cottage was very small which we expected.”

    However the lay out of the bathroom made it very difficult to shower, especially with children who didn’t want a bath. The sink is way to close to the toilet. ...

    However the lay out of the bathroom made it very difficult to shower, especially with children who didn’t want a bath. The sink is way to close to the toilet. I did not expect to share the garden with next door, I did not see anyone but their back door also opened up into the court yard garden. There were no instructions on what to do with the bins, how to operate the heating if required. A welcome pack of information would have been useful. Also we had to buy larger drinking glasses as there was not enough for us all to use. The carpet in the cottage was uncomfortable under bare foot and was damaged on several places on the staircase. Which caused us to worry if our son was to trip on it at the top of the stairs. The decor was very pleasant and made it feel very homely. The location was good and we didn’t have a problem with the parking, we managed to park in the same spot each day.

The property

This beautifully-presented Grade II listed 17th century cottage is in the market town of Dalton-in-Furness, close to the pele tower and cobbled square, church and elegant houses in an elevated position.

Delightfully restored, the cottage has a cosy yet elegant feel restored with a nod to a bygone era with lovely radiator covers, sisal carpets, stripped floorboards and a period fire place.

The sitting room also has stunning painted wooden panelling and has historic links to the castle.

The kitchen however has oak flooring and is contemporary, stylish and well-equipped.

There are two bedrooms and the master room has beautiful stripped floorboards whilst there is a charming bathroom with bath and shower.

Outside there is a seating area at the back with table and chairs but also a delightful enclosed area to the front with original railings and gate, well-stocked with plants and flowers, a lovely spot to watch the world go by.

Close by there is a historic pub that serves delicious food and has a choice of local ales, a beautiful church, elegant Victorian drinking fountain and stone slabs which were used to dry fish in the 19th century.

Just a mile away is the South Lakes Wild Animal Park and the town is well served by the railway station which can enable you to travel easily to explore the west coast to Barrow or in a southerly direction to Grange-over-Sands for example.

Ulverston which is a festival town is just 4 miles away and has events year round including the flag festival, vintage cycling, folk music, vintage film and cocktail evenings as well as the Ulverston and North Lonsdale Show to name but a few.

A short drive away you also have the stunning Morecambe Bay estuary with walking, cycling and superb wildlife and vistas over the bay.

This delightful cottage will welcome you back at the end of your day and is perfect for a break in the south lakes region year round.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free parking in Market Square car park 30 secs walk away
  • Front, enclosed courtyard with furniture, rear artificial grass garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 mins walk, pub next door
  • Note: There's a turn in the cottage stairs, with the first 4 steps being steep.

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About the location


Ulverston 5 miles.

The ancient town of Dalton-in-Furness lies in a narrow valley on that part of the Furness Peninsula which extends deep into Morecambe Bay. Once the leading town of Furness, Dalton has a good selection of shops, restaurants and pubs. The architecture of the town includes some interesting buildings in and around the market place, as well as an elegant Victorian drinking fountain, the market cross and slabs of stone used for fish drying in the 19th century. The 14th century pele tower, known as Dalton Castle, was originally a place of refuge for the monks of nearby Furness Abbey, an impressive sandstone ruin nestling in a peaceful wooded valley. Within easy reach of the town are the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, the world's only Laurel and Hardy museum at Ulverston and the Haventhwaite Steam Railway which runs to Lakeside, where you can board a steam train for Bowness or Ambleside. Just north of Dalton-in-Furness is the stunning Duddon Estuary and Duddon Valley, with Cartmel, Holker Hall and Grizedale Forest within easy reach. Situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park, and surrounded by mountains and beaches, this area is ideal for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers.

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