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Crown House

Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1052296)



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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved the house and it was perfect for our needs - there was plenty of space for 6 children and 3 adults, very light and airy throughout and a great location to explore the Lake District and surrounding area."

    Beds and duvets in the bedrooms were lovely, bathrooms great too. A couple of small points - there was still food and a dirty baking tray in the oven from the previous guests and the sofa bed in the snug hadn't been set up for us. However when I contacted the owner this was resolved immediately. Would definitely recommend and hope to return.

    Reviewed by LucyApr 2022

  • "The cottage was really clean but a little dated."

    The outdoor area was untidy, slightly dirty and generally worn. It could do with some maintenance and cleaning. There were a number of open fires but no logs which we would expect. Beautiful location.

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, the cottage is very comfortable, inviting & clean."

    Reviewed by AndreaOct 2021

  • "First time visit to Lake District and I couldn’t have picked a better property."

    Exceptionally clean and very comfortable with more than sufficient room for seven adults and three children (all under seven). The kids were given their own pay area in the snug allowing the adults time to themselves in the main living room. Didn’t use the garden area for anything but hanging out the washing given the time of year. Large kitchen with separate dining area was perfect with everything you needed for a weeks stay more than adequately provided for. The property’s location in a bit remote as there was no shop or pub within easy walking distance. There is a licensed tea room five minutes walk away but it was closed during October. Nearest towns are Ulverston and Barrow both within 10 minutes by car. There is no public transport through the village but taxi’s are readily available. Many thanks to Sykes and the property owners for facilitating a wonderful weeks break.

    Reviewed by TheresaOct 2021

  • "Great stay in a lovely house."

    The location was lovely, very quiet and near a great wee park which was a hit for the kids. The house was very generous on supplies including soap, toilet rolls, games and a welcome plate of muffins. Definitely recommend for a family gathering.

    Reviewed by ThomasSep 2021

  • "Information on places to visit really helpful recommend steam train and boat trip."

    Only concern was rubbish piling up as collection was day after leaving

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2021

  • "We had a fab holiday at Crown House."

    The house was big and the kids enjoyed playing hide and seek. Everything we needed was at Crown House. The kitchen was very well equipped with pots, pans etc. The only down fall was all the kitchen cupboards were full except 2 which meant that we did not have much space for our groceries. The furniture in the living areas where a bit dated but comfortable. The bedrooms where fine. The main bathroom had had a shower fitted which was not shown on the website. The only real down fall we had to staying at Crown House was the garden. We knew it was split level but it was totally unsuitable for children. Our children ranged from 18 months to 11 years and we would not let any of them outside without an adult being there. This was because of the fish pond and the steps up to the upper part of the garden, they were very steep with no hand rail. And because of this we did not use the garden. There is a playground 5 minutes walk away which the kids loved. Crown House was not far from Windermere and so we found it to be a good base but unfortunately because of the garden we would not return, unless this was changed.

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2021

  • "Very nice cottage, comfortable and well equipped."

    The details of the cottage need updating as there is now a really nice walk in shower in the family bathroom, this has obviously been installed recently. The area itself was quite pleasant not as busy as the main lakes area which is half hour to the north.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2021

  • "House had everything we needed and plenty of space for the 6 of us."

    A lovely location

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

  • "Brilliant place!"

    Perfect for my family! We had such a lovely time.. the cottage had everything you could need and was very clean and spacious.

    Reviewed by SyedaMay 2021

  • "We had never been to the area before,it was a last minute booking (due to our overseas trip being cancelled ) The house was great for our needs."

    In a lovely village,about 10 minutes drive from the coast,and near to Ulverston ,a nice little town . The house would sleep 10 easily . It has a great sized lounge ,and a big dining area. The kitchen was very well stocked with cutlery,plates cups etc..The beds were comfy It is not an ultra modern house,its cosy and comfortable. The only problem we had was the recycling bins were full when we arrived. and no rubbish bins . I spoke with the owner and was advised to leave all the rubbish and they would deal with it We would definitely book again, we had a fabulous break at Crown House

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2020

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there."

    There were only 4 of us so under utilised all the space available, but would certainly recommend it for even larger parties

    Reviewed by MikeSep 2020

  • "Beautiful house and lovely location, ideal for any time of year."

    It was lovely of the owners to leave a chocolate cake for us, on our arrival. Exactly like the photos and very cosy. The only thing I think it needs is a tumble dryer, as there is a washing machine there you can use if you need to. We had a fabulous time and loved the house. So glad we booked it.

    Reviewed by LorraineSep 2020

  • "The only drawback was no network reception we had problems making calls."

    Reviewed by NasreenSep 2020

  • "We had a fantastic week in this beautiful holiday cottage."

    It is extremely well equipped with everything you could possibly need and felt like a real home from home.All the bedrooms are a good size and there is plenty of space downstairs to relax. It has a lovely atmosphere and even on rainy days it was a pleaseure to stay indoors and keep cosy. Ulverston is a lovely town and has lots of eating options. We enjoyed an excellent meal at The Farmers Arms, sampled the fish and chips at Chippy Bank and also had an Indian takeaway delivered to the cottage. The nearest shops are a 10min drive away in either Ulverston or Barrow. It was an excellent base for exploring the south lakes. The furthest we travelled was to Ambleside which took around 50 mins. Grizedale Forest and Coniston about 40 mins. If you don't want to travel that far there is plenty to see and do closer by in Ulverston and if the weather had been better we certainly would have explored the local beaches. It was a privilege to be among the first guests to stay in this charming house and we hope return in the not to distant future.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2020

  • "The property is stunning and in a beautiful location."

    It was clean and additional cleaning products and hand gel were left throughout the property - very handy in the current climate! The milk and fresh buns were a lovely surprise when we arrived and the kitchen is by far the best equipped of any holiday cottage I have stayed in. The beds were comfortable and my teenage son particularly enjoyed star gazing from his bed in the attic. There is lots of space for 3 generations to eat and play games together, as well as the snug which was quickly taken over as a ‘boys room’ away from the adults. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay and hope to return in the not so distant future. Thank you

    Reviewed by TriciaAug 2020

  • "This was a last minute, gem of a find, holiday home in the South Lakes area."

    The house itself is charming and full of character, though a little dated. 4 adults and 2 children benefited from the size and roomyness of the house to enjoy a break from the norm. I understand we are the first guests at Crown House so delighted to be the first to review our experience. The house is spread over 3 floors as detailed in the description. 2 rooms with en-suite and 2 without. All rooms are roomy doubles with either wardrobes or drawers available for storage. The loft bedroom and en-suite was a little challenging, so if you are tall this is not the space for you, though the blackout blinds here were fab. The large family bathroom has a bath only and there is another toilet on the ground floor in the utility area. The living room and snug were large and comfortable, both accompanied by unique fireplaces, which will be amazing in the winter. Given there were 6 of us we all had plenty of space in the evening to relax together or seperatly in these areas. The kitchen has an electric arga, which was a pleasure to use. Two fridges, dishwasher and plenty of cutlery, crockery, pots and pans etc. We enjoyed spending time in the kitchen as well as the dining room area when eating. There are plenty of accessible plug sockets around the house and two sizeable smart TVs including Sky package. The house has books and board games which is a nice touch. Gleaston is a small, quite village. No shop within walking distance. Our children enjoyed the local park very much. Plenty of beaches in driving distances (or a good walk) and supermarket/shops in Ulveston or Barrow-in-Furness are easily accessible. We found the location really good to access the southern area of the lakes. Neighbours were friendly and provided some local information to compliment the welcome pack. All in all we had a lovely stay and would consider returning to this house in the future.

    Reviewed by HelenaAug 2020

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x double, 1 x second-floor double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with cast iron bath, handheld shower, basin, bidet and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Snug with sofa bed and woodburning stove
  • Oil fired central heating, 2 x woodburning stoves and an open fire
  • Electric rangemaster oven and hob, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine 2 x Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars and roadside parking
  • Multi-level garden with furniture
  • Running Machine
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.8 miles, pub 2.2 miles
  • Note: Mobile reception in house is limited
  • Note: There is a pond and steep stairs in the garden, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Additional guests can be slept on the sofa bed in the snug upon request

The property

Ulverston 3.7 miles.

A truly spectacular property resting in a picturesque village with plenty of adventure within easy reach, Crown House is the perfect place to create everlasting memories with your loved ones at any time of year.

Sitting within the village of Gleaston near to the idyllic market town of Ulverston, this Cumbrian cottage with its previous life as a pub is an exceptional base, to explore both the mountains of the Lake District and the Cumbrian coast.

Step into the long hallway and kick off your shoes before entering into the snug where a woodburning stove awaits you to warm up the room, equipped with a Smart TV and a sofa bed, this is a true treasure for those looking for a quiet escape away from the excitement of the group.

Gather all together within the sitting room, the pub's impressive open fire taking centre stage, here you can unwind each evening before carrying conversations through to the dining room to indulge in a delicious home-cooked meal.

The kitchen is of equal delight, with a breakfast table at the centre making a great space to enjoy a hearty full English breakfast ahead of a day of exploration, you'll be sure to find every utensil and appliance you could possibly need here.

At the end of each day seek comfort in one of the four double bedrooms; on the first floor rests a double with its own en-suite shower room and two further doubles, the fourth, a final double, sits peacefully on the second floor and also includes an en-suite bathroom.

Each room boasting an elegant and homely aura to rest each evening.

Spend your time in the garden in the summer months, with plenty of space for everyone to gather around the fire with the multi-level garden and pond giving it an extra special element.

Within the village itself is Gleaston Castle a medieval fortification built in the 14th Century as well as a 16th century water mill, why not stop here for excellent homemade food at Dusty Millar's cafe?

Just down the road is a children's adventure playground and village green where you can play 'Poo Sticks' on the stream, orsports on the field, with lots of farmyard animals to see along the way, perfect for little ones!

With the stunning Lake District National Park within 30 minutes’ drive, and the beautiful coastal area overlooking Morecambe Bay within 5 minutes’ drive, this superb location has a huge variety of walks and cycles available.

The market town of Ulverston is a colourful destination with a regular calendar of festivals – from beer and music to flag and lantern processions, enjoy a saunter down the cobbled streets window shopping from a varied range of independent boutiques, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants.

Some highlights include Gillams an independent family run tea rooms since 1895 with one of the largest ranges of tea in the country, while the Chippy Bank is a local institution for traditional fish and chips, on the way home, why not treat yourself to homemade ice-cream at Cumbrian Cow, which is always a welcome treat on a sunny afternoon.

Spend a family-fun day at the South Lakes Safari Zoo, home to over 1000 of the rarest animals with opportunities to walk amongst them, while two hidden medieval gems lie only a few miles away, the impressive gothic ruins of Furness Abbey, once the second richest monastery in the country and their huge castle on Piel Island, accessible by ferry and where eccentrically the pub landlord Steve is also the island’s official king.

There’s also some spectacular beaches nearby, Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve is a rare place to spot Natterjack toads and the impressive sand dunes and golden sands look out onto the dominating mountains of the Lake District, the nearby Bardsea beach was recently featured in the Sunday Times as one of Britain’s best secret beaches and comes complete with sand, sea, rare salt march, ancient woodland, a stone circle and Roy’s ice cream van, another loacal institution.

There really is no excuse not to get out and enjoy this diverse corner of Cumbria.

Crown House is a true spectacle of a holiday home for your escape to Cumbria.

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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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