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Ellie's Lodge

Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 971095)

4.6

Very good

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  • Sleeps 26

  • Bedrooms 12

  • Bathrooms 11

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was brilliant for a large multi-generational family- huge, comfortable with plenty of room and lots to entertain everyone."

    BUT the Wifi let it down badly and is a deal breaker for returning next year. My elderly mother spends most of her time on the internet so ruined the holiday for her, my cousin had an extremely important meeting on Zoom and my partner was trying to register his Taekwondo pupils for a competition which was time sensitive. The only usable wifi hotspot was in the hall (next to the router) as the remote hotspots in the rooms repeatedly went down (even if standing under them). The owner wasn't interested. He said had a cheap contract and they couldn’t come out till Thursday (we were leaving Friday 10am!). And guess what? They didn’t turn up on Thursday! Come on this is 2022 and ‘the wifi is patchy’ because a rural area is no longer an excuse. Sykes did their best though, and a door with faulty hinge was sorted straight away. For the benefit of future users of this property, bring some large saucepans, a decent frying pan and a colander if you are catering for a lot of people. It was complicated using multiple small pans. Also no baking trays or ceramic lasagne-style dishes. Plenty of cutlery and crockery though. A dustpan and brush would have been useful, and a sign on the front door to show people the house was privately rented. That said, the property itself couldn't be faulted, huge, plenty of room and great fun to be in.

    Reviewed by SylvieApr 2022

  • "Had a fantastic week at the end of March for my 60th Birthday."

    There was 23 of us in our group all different ages, the house is big enough that you don't get in each other's way.Big kitchen and dining area,spent most evening's in the bar, made good use of the hot tub, sauna, and pool table, also aldi and m&s food hall are in walking distance,plenty of places to go and visit, plenty of places to eat and drink fifteen minutes walk. Could have done with some smaller glasses for juice, and maybe locks on the bedroom doors. But all in all everyone had a great time.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time, the only downside is there was bedrooms cordoned off which we was not made aware of before our visit."

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "The house is absolutely stunning and very clean."

    There were no wine glasses just very small ones which I would use for Champagne. No tumblers so had our morning fresh orange out of pint glasses. No ping pong balls, this was reported during our stay but we didn't get any. Also a very little toilet roll supplied, some bathrooms had none, think you need to let your guests know in advance. It's a shame these small things let it down.

    Reviewed by MaxineJun 2021

  • "The cottage was great in every respect."

    But we all slept so badly every night. We couldn't work out why (given temperatures were only just about 20 degrees in the day) but the bedrooms were unbearably hot and stuffy. After the first night I called you to ask if there were fans in any of the locked rooms. You said you'd ask the owner and let us know. But we never heard back from you. We'd never stay at the cottage again or recommend it to others, despite it being great. We came back shattered due to such poor sleep! One night my 16 year old son and I were still awake at 3am: not what you want on an activity holiday.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

  • "A fantastic stay!"

    amazing house with the best facilities and very comfortable. We all really enjoyed our stay and Sykes were extremely helpful. thank you.

    Reviewed by AbigailFeb 2020

  • "The listing on Sykes Cottages doesn't do justice to how incredible this property really is."

    You have to see it to believe it. Our booking was for 17 men, so naturally you'll need a way to keep them entertained - with the pool table, dartboard, hot tub, sauna, ping pong table and let's not forget the ample space, you're guaranteed a group of very happy guys. The host was also at hand if we had any issues. Luckily nothing too problematic required her input, but it was great to know.

    Reviewed by Thomas MJan 2020

  • "Big family so the accommodation was perfect in every way and excellent location."

    Local zoo was spot on and plenty of pubs in ulverston for the adults. To be honest there was more than enough to do in the lodge itself,will defiantly come again. It Was my wife's 50th and she loved it!Wasnt too far from the majority from Leeds and some from Scotland,ideal.

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2019

  • "We have been going away as a family for 20 years in various houses with various companies."

    This has been the best. Location a bit strange, but didn't bother us.

    Reviewed by KeithNov 2019

  • "For a large group in the summer holidays this house was perfect."

    Lots of games for the kids, pool table, table tennis, darts, hot tub, sauna and a bar for the adults. It was extremely clean, and every room had an en-suite. Very short drive to the village and to Booths to stock up the fridge. I would remember to pack hand soap, shower gel, shampoos etc as there isn’t any. The location isn’t as expected it’s not quite as rural as it appears you are next to a garden centre & near a main road but it’s quiet and lots of room for parking. we had awful weather for August but this meant we enjoyed the sauna & hot tub even more because of this. And the cosy log fire in the evening. Overall we had a lovely time and would definitely recommend this house for large groups & families.

    Reviewed by LucyAug 2019

  • "Our party of 24 was very comfortably accommodated and we found the facilities excellent."

    I have slightly downrated the accuracy of the listing only because the directions for finding the "cottage" are not very helpful. I suggest you replace them as follows "From the M6, take the A590, which bypasses Ulverston as a dual carriageway. After the traffic lights at the end of the dual section, continue on the A590 for about 150 yards, turn right into Pennington Lane and then go straight ahead into the Hill Foot Garden Centre. Ellie's Lodge will be on your left". I also marked down the cleanliness slightly because the kitchen floor was very sticky and we had to mop it seveal times. It is quite understandable that in a property with so many bathrooms toilet items are not provided, but it would be useful for guests to be told of this in advance. On a positive note, we were most impressed that when we pointed out that despite the large supply of glasses there were no flutes for champagne they were very promptly provided. I hope you will take these remarks as constructive criticisms.. Overall we could not have made a better choice for our family reunion.

    Reviewed by RobinJun 2019

  • "We had a great holiday at Ellie's Lodge."

    It's a lovely large comfortable house with all the essentials - bar, pool table, sauna! All the rooms are a decent size and the house absorbs lots of people with ease.

    Reviewed by MatthewMay 2019

  • "Ellies Lodge exceeded our expectations in a big way."

    Everything about the house was outstanding. So much room and a perfect place for a large group of adults to enjoy birthday celebrations. Will definitely be recommending the property and all 23 of us said they would also. Incredible place!

    Reviewed by ScottMay 2019

  • "A lovely large house, lots of space for everyone in our group and excellent facilities."

    It is clean, comfortable, tastefully decorated and well equipped. The downside is that it is positioned next to the garden centre so shares the car park and there is a motor home business and some landscaping work going on too which means there is a bit of finishing off and tidying up to do around the back of the house. However, once inside you are unaware of these things and the house and garden feel very private. All in all, a brilliant venue for a family and friends gathering to celebrate a milestone birthday.

    Reviewed by Edith HelenMar 2019

  • "The house is an amazing place and the decor is very well designed, the hot tub, poolroom bar, snooker and sauna all make the experience wonderful."

    The rooms are very well furnished with pleasant surprise such as Bluetooth mirrors in the bathrooms and powerful showers. The two main rooms are well laid out with the front lounge having no tv which is ideal for a moment of quiet or a place to chat. The Tv room with Netflix and video on `tap` for the children and with the log burner is super for family with the open plan kitchen and access to the hot tub and garden through the french doors. Ulverston is a small market town with lots of things to see and do the most popular being the Laurel and Hardy museum, there are lots of restaurants and pubs for meals and the town is a pleasant place for a stroll around.A house with a bar was not what we expected but this was very handy with eleven adults and nine children all wanting drinks at different times of the day. The facilities of the house are many and varied but there are two of everything that is in a standard kitchen, dishwasher, oven, conduction hobs, oven and more cutlery, crockery and glassware than it is possible to use. We would have no hesitation in returning to Ellies Lodge, it is a wonderful place and we came away relaxed and with lots of happy memories.

    Reviewed by MartinJan 2019

  • "This property was amazing and extremely comfortable."

    There were 26 adults in our party and there was ample space for everyone. The furnishings and standard of all the rooms was to a very high spec and we couldn’t have asked for more.

    Reviewed by DebbieJan 2019

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Summary

  • 12 bedrooms: Ground floor: Thirlmere: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, Derwentwater: 1 x twin (can be double on request) and en-suite walk in shower, basin and WC (Disabled friendly bedroom with wheel chair access)
  • First floor: Buttermere: 1 x king size double sleigh bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC, Rydal: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, Brotherswater: Family room with four single beds (can have one super king-size double and one single set up on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, Coniston: 1 x super king-size double sleigh bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC, Windermere: 1 x super king-size double sleigh bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC, Bowness on Windermere: Twin room with 2’6” singles (please note this room is accessed through Windermere)
  • Bassenthwaite: 1 x super king-size double and en-suite free standing bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor lower: Wastwater: Super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor upper: Haweswater: 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, Ulswater: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor: Entrance porch
  • Main hallway with sitting area
  • Disabled cloakroom with basin and WC (with pull cord alarm and grab handles), Ladies and Gents cloakrooms with basin and WC
  • Spacious kitchen with open plan sitting area with wood- burning stove and spacious dining room
  • Bar and lounge
  • Spacious sitting room with coved ceilings
  • Leisure room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stoves
  • 2 x electric oven and induction hobs, microwave, 2 x fridge/freezers, washing machine, drinks coolers x 3, ice machine, tumble dryer, 2 x dishwashers, 1 x glass washer, TV’s in all bedrooms, Smart Tv in the kitchen and lounge areas
  • Large flat screen TV in the Bar lounge, WiFi, Bluetooth Bose speakers available
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Additional fuel for stove available 100 yards from the house at the garden centre
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x Cot and highchair available
  • Allocated off road parking for 9 cars to the rear of the house
  • Additional parking for 2 cars available at the front entrance
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Spacious grounds with patio, gardens, furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Library of books and games
  • Pubs and shops 0.3 miles
  • Note: Check-in 5pm
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £1000 - will be returned within 7 days of departure
  • The bar pumps are for decorative purposes only
  • Note: This property can not facilitate a Sunday arrival

The property

This three-storey detached country house, a former hotel is set in a most enviable position on the outskirts of Ulverston, in the spectacular Lake District.

Recently fully renovated in 2018 to a very high standard this is a great place for a large group of family and friends to get away from it all, enjoy the many delights of this unspoilt area and simply relax and unwind in this splendid holiday home.

Fully modernised throughout the owners have thought of everything in terms of the guest experience, from luxury bedrooms with all en-suite facilities, the fabulous bar and a whole range of amenities to enhance anyone’s stay at this premier holiday home.

With so many features to mention, here are but a few.

The main hallway leads through to a spacious lounge with feature fireplace, high ceiling with detailed coving.

The main bar area boasts a pool table, large screen TV and is a place to all get together to have a few cooling drinks from the wine coolers, open a few beers and create your own bar room atmosphere (The bar pumps are for decorative purposes only).

A large modern, open plan kitchen with wall mounted flat screen TV and a lovely seating area with cosy wood-burning stove, feature fireplace and patio doors provide another great place to sit and talk about your day and to prepare a family dinner.

The main dining area overlooks the mature garden area and also provides small secluded seating areas to get away from it all and catch up with an old friend or family member.

The ground floor leisure suite offers a great place to relax and unwind with a lovely seating area, space for exercise, yoga and pilates and a fabulous sauna to soak away the aches and pains.

Just outside the leisure room the property has a private patio area with hot tub.

There are two ground floor bedrooms, both with ensuite facilities and one room designed specifically for wheelchair access, making it the perfect choice for anyone with limited mobility.

A useful entrance hall with Gents and Ladies cloakroom along with a disabled cloakroom, a utilty room with washing facilities all go together to provide everything a large group will need.

Ascend the wide staircase to the first floor where there are seven impeccably designed bedrooms, six with ensuite facilities, a fabulous master bedroom with stunning en-suite, a useful family room with four single beds, a family room with super king-size and a separate twin room ideal for young children.

The second floor boasts a further three bedrooms on two levels and offer pleasant views out across the surrounding grounds and the nearby garden centre.

Outside, there is a spacious parking area, a mature garden area, patio and a lovely grassed area to enjoy a picnic or a kick around with the kids united team.

A short ten-minute walk takes guests down into Ulverston.

A thriving maritime community developed when the Canal was constructed in 1796.

Ships from Ulverston exported copper, slate and linens around the World.

Today the town goes from strength to strength with ever increasing visitor numbers enjoying the many pubs with live music nights, the lovely eateries, the weekly market, the labyrinth of cobbled streets and of course the start of the seventy-mile Cumbrian Way.

The coastline of the Furness Peninsula offers great beach walks, horse riding and good birdwatching, while all the splendour of the Lake District National Park, from the sparkling waters of Windermere to the rugged peaks of Scafell Pike and the famous Langdales are just around the corner.

A great location with a fabulous holiday home, all the ingredients for that next memorable holiday!

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

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About the location

ULVERSTON

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.

Region Information

Note: There is good house keeping bond of £1000 payable 3 days prior to arrival on this property which will be returned within 7 days of departure.

Note: This property can not facilitate a Sunday arrival

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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