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Perfect for short breaks.

Groffa Crag Farmhouse

Gawthwaite near Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 929294)

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Reviews

    Mr Coward

    “Loads of space and well equipped.”

    Great views and outside space. Classy but comfortable.

    Great views and outside space. Classy but comfortable.

The cottage

Ulverston 3.5 miles.

A detached, stone-built beautifully-restored farmhouse, brimming with character, offering outstanding views to Coniston Water and the surrounding fells.

The unique elevated position of this spacious holiday home, which sits on the edge of the Lake District National Park and on the Cumbrian Way, has been lovingly restored to provide extended family groups with excellent holiday accommodation.

Groffa Crag Farmhouse provides parties with three recreational sitting rooms, two kitchens, large bedrooms, fantastic estuary views and period features including fireplaces and woodburners.

The converted barn area with extra kitchen and separate lounge makes the accommodation ideal for a family gathering to enjoy this beautiful area of the country.

The light-filled, high-spec kitchen includes an AGA and separate electric oven as well as corian-topped worktops.

A large island comes with a breakfast eating area, and there are wide, dual-aspect picture windows to take in the glorious views of the fells, coast and lake over a morning drink, whilst deciding where to explore in the days ahead.

The property sits on the edge of the Lake District National Park, which offers a myriad of walks and bike paths, with Grizedale Forest just ten miles away, where ultimate adventure awaits!

Head to Coniston and take a cruise across the lake on the gondola, which sails past Brentwood, the former home of artist and critic John Ruskin, and where Swallows and Amazons were also filmed.

Above the bustling village of Coniston, with its cafés, shops and family-friendly pubs, sits the beautiful fell, the Old Man of Coniston, waiting for your discovery.

Also, you can easily explore Windermere, with its many water activities and the World of Beatrix Potter for younger members of your group.

Head the other direction for the coast and visit Ullverston, a quaint festival town with its weekly market and music, food and beer festivals at various times throughout the year.

Returning back to this excellent holiday home, enjoy the view from the terrace with an evening glass of wine, relax in of the one sitting rooms in front of a toasty woodburner, or set up a family tournament of table tennis in the games room.

There’s space for everyone in this wonderful holiday home, and whatever type of Lake District holiday you seek, this is the perfect year-round base.


  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: 2 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x second floor double bedrooms, 2 x twin bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 12)
  • Second kitchen/boot room
  • Two sitting rooms (one seats 9 and one with dining area seats 7) with woodburning stoves
  • Snug (seats 5) with woodburning stove (accessed via second kitchen)
  • Lower ground floor games room with table tennis.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stoves
  • AGA, 2 x electric ovens and hobs, microwave, 2 x fridge/freezers, washer/dryer, washing machine, 2 x dishwashers, 3 x TVs (one with Sky Sports, two with Freeview), DVD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter packs for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Lawned garden with terrace, patio and furniture, plus small woodland area
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Mobile reception can be restricted.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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