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White Stones

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Goadsbarrow near Roose, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely amazing property and fantastic location for easy access into Barrow and the lakes."

    Only down side for me personally was the king-size bed upstairs, the mattress wasn't comfortable and seemed to have lost its bounce back and firmness. Otherwise fantastic property and would recommend to others and return.

    Reviewed by Katherine4.4Nov 2023

  • "Whitestones was a lovely base for our few days away."

    Only disappointing thing was the gate. We traveled with three cocker spaniels and within an hour of us arriving two had got through the gap at the side of gate whilst we were unpacking cars. Dread to think what could have happend if we hadn’t seen them as near main road. I read this quite a lot in the guest book in the cottage. Please owners do something about this before there is an accident or a dog goes missing. We picked this place as said secure garden area. I cannot fault the cottage though it was fab.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Such a lovely stay at White Stones, perfect base for us to explore."

    The house was spacious and cosy for us and our dogs. Only thing we would suggest is more knives in the drawer. If you book to stay you won’t regret it, it’s a great place.

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.7Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful home from home."

    Clean and well maintained. Everything you could wish for in the house. For a quiet relaxing holiday then this is definitely the place. But for those days you want to explore area that’s not too far away either .

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2023

  • "This cottage is perfect in everyway for your holiday needs."

    They have thought of everything, little touches were very welcome. We especially loved the bath and shower. But our only concern was the entrance gate, you allow dogs which is great but something needs to be done to the gate. Small dogs will and do get out easily, all that is needed a strip of wood along the bottom to close the gap, and either a few strips in between the gaps or a piece of chicken wire across the whole gate would secure it. Also maybe a strip of wood along the post where the hinges are as our dogs slipped through there a couple of times as the gap is big. All in all, a great place to stay. Across the road from a beach and a lovely walkway, clean and excellent facilities would recommend to anyone, just keep on eye on your dogs when outside.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, bungalow."

    Well equipped just needs couple fans in bedrooms and couple sharper kitchen knives for food prep.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Jun 2023

  • "The property had everything you needed, the only drawback is the lack of a toilet upstairs."

    We didn't use the upstairs bedroom for that reason. Other than that I can happily recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jun 2023

  • "Gorgeous weather."

    Beautiful property. We had such a chilled and relaxed holiday, so chilled that we didn’t want to come home. Will definately be booking again.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0May 2023

  • "Extremely clean and well maintained, Felt at home straight away."

    Dogs settled quickly and loved their time on the beaches which were always quiet. Booked for one of the owners other cottages next year Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Te5.0May 2023

  • "It would be nice to have a hook on the bathroom door to hang your robe."

    Reviewed by Erika4.4May 2023

  • "My partner and I stayed in white stones at the beginning of May with our two dogs, A Flat Coated Retriever and a Belgian Malinois."

    It was a perfect little getaway and base to explore the beach, the surrounding routes round the sheep fields and a short drive to places like Barrow-In-Furness and walks around Windermere. The bath after a long day of walking on a sunny afternoon was absolutely dreamy. The shower was a perfect place to wash the dogs sandy paws whilst they dried off sunbathing on the patio. The heating was easy to use and we were cozy throughout but the first two nights we were boiling in the attic room as we didn’t realise you could safely open the skylights. They were much too heavy for me so I was persuaded that they didn’t open until my partner finally tried in the end and it kept the room at a perfect temp in the evening. One thing I would say is that the fence at the end of the garden wasn’t very tall so any dog that is capable of jumping 3ft or so could easily scale it and escape through the neighbours courtyard in to to the road as the wind tend to keep their gate open. The gate in the garden also has a gap at the bottom that a small-medium dog could slip under and the gap between the fence and the gate where the hinges connect them could easily be slipped through by a small-medium dog or large slim dog. We also thought we’d see the sea more often but the waves were miles out by mid morning and didn’t return till the evening so I’d recommend checking tide times before going if that’s important to you. Other than that the place was lovely, we can’t speak on the two downstairs bedrooms as those were kept closed and weren’t used but they were clean and tidy from what we saw. We’d recommend popping down the road to The Milk Hut that’s a 4 minute walk away to get some fresh milk or milkshakes. That was our highlight!

    Reviewed by Rosie4.4May 2023

  • "Good stay apart from door lock not working in downstairs double bedroom."

    Feel it would be a difficult stay for 6 as only one toilet downstairs.

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Apr 2023

  • "Sliding patio door lock not working."

    We had to use a piece of wood to secure the door We did not feel safe in bed knowing the door was not locked.

    Reviewed by Paul3.1Apr 2023

  • "A few maintenance issues (loose toilet seat being one of them) but other than that it’s a lovely property, super comfy beds & literally right across the road from the beach which was great for dog walking."

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Apr 2023

  • "We only used the downstairs rooms as it was too far to loo from the beautiful upstairs bedroom,also I have miniature dachunds, and although the whole garden was very well fenced in, they could escape under the gate, hence they stayed on lead."

    A loo or en-suite upstairs would of been fabulous,and something on the gate for small pets not to escape would be nice, apart from that everything was nice,comfy and really pleasant 100% , thank you

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Feb 2023

  • "White stones is a beautiful modern cottage in a tranquil spot by the sea ."

    It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. It is warm and comfy and immaculately presented with a modern homely feel . The shower is amazing but the bath with the view is absolutely stunning and perfect for relaxation after a day of walking . The surrounding area is lovely to explore and our dogs loved the freedom on the beaches . There is lots to see and explore and this is the perfect place to relax and unwind .

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2022

  • "Not enough crockery or cutlery for 6 people,no small table, no hooks in shower room or bedrooms, toilet seat loose and unstable."

    Wine cooler not operating, shelf missing in fridge. patio door blinds missing strips. not for self catering nearest shop Berwick. But we had a good holiday. Berwick run down, Elvaston is a lovely town we spent a long time there.

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Sep 2022

  • "Some comments, mainly maintenance issues: 1) The wine cooler wasn’t ..."

    Some comments, mainly maintenance issues: 1) The wine cooler wasn’t working 2) Slow drainage from shower drain pan 3) Possible washing machine leak from bottom of machine Overall, we enjoyed our stay - very peaceful and a great location Suggest including some games, ie pack of cards, board games, etc

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Sep 2022

  • "Great cottage, very clean, great location, would definitely go back and recommend to others"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Such a beautiful little cottage."

    So relaxing and quiet area, literally 5min walk to the beach. Everything you need for a home from home get away x will be booking again

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Jul 2022

  • "The only downside was a small freezer as we prefer to be self catering."

    Everything else was perfect, clean well equipped good garden and parking area ideal for us an our dog.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at this fabulous cottage."

    Perfect location, great views, very peaceful. We will definitely be going back!

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    So peaceful. It was just what we needed and would definitely come back. The dogs loved it. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2022

  • "We really like the surrounding area."

    House was OK. Would have liked a little more extras especially for cooking, all our previous stays did. Saves going shopping for items that you may use lightly when cooking, seasonings etc..Usually we get a washing up tablet per day for pots and pans etc. Or, is it just us that cooks at home and everybody else goes out for dinner. We went home early as one evening we came back to the stay to find ants hundred of them crawling all over the worktop and floor. Squished most of them and cleaned up but they were still coming out of the woodwork so to speak. Ideal place for touring the south lakes. Good weather too. Very good stay if you have pets. The milk hut was pretty handy..

    Reviewed by Alan2.5May 2022

  • "My family really loved staying at this cottage."

    Beautiful surroundings and the cottage was fantastic

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are glad you enjoyed staying in Whitestones. It has some lovely views. Best wishes Edward & Marie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Johan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful Dutch bungalow with excellent facilities."

    Wonderful base for travelling to Kendal, Ulverston, Windermere etc. Love it

    Thank you for staying at Whitestones and your lovely review, we are glad you had a great time, it is the perfect location for the Lake District and surrounding areas. Best wishes Edward & Marie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2022

  • "The property is amazing, very clean and the location is excellent,"

    Thankyou for staying at Whitestones and taking the time to write a lovely review, we are glad you had a lovely time and hope to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes Edward & Marie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kamran5.0Feb 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with roll-top bath, hand held shower and heated towel rail, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in power shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with patio, gravelled area, furniture and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.6 miles, pub 2.4 miles, coast 0.1 miles

The property

Roose 4.3 miles.

Located in Goadsbarrow near Roose, White Stones is a compact dormer bungalow resting along the Cumbrian coast.

This contemporary abode has been designed to an excellent standard with far-reaching views across the bay to Lancashire.

Enjoy a family-friendly holiday or a trip with friends, appreciating all that White Stones has to offer, from the calming fields in the distance, to the inviting, open-plan living area.

Off-road parking is available for two cars before making yourself at home; the well-equipped kitchen and dining area is a lovely place to begin your day with a hearty breakfast, and somewhere peaceful to settle down after a journey with your loved ones.

Bring your favourite bottle from the wine cooler to the sitting area for a restful evening, which is elevated by a woodburning stove and an L-shaped sofa, with a grey overtone for a sophisticated finish.

A utility room holds a washing machine and extra storage space, whilst the ground-floor shower room is a sleek space to wash the day away with a power shower.

Choose from two bedrooms located on the ground floor, the first is a twin and the second a double, both almost mirroring each other in style.

A rather special aspect of the cottage is the master king-size room on the first floor; natural light falls in through the collection of windows, and a freestanding roll-top bath is a quirky feature, complimented by a handheld shower and heated towel rail for extra comfort.

Why not wander outside for some leisure time, relax on the furniture available, or enjoy a barbecue as you watch the sun go down.

The village of Roose is just a short journey away from the essential amenities for your self-catering stay, whilst coastal walks await right on your doorstep with your four-legged friends.

Nearby attractions include the spectacular 12th-century ruins of Furness Abbey and a small ferry will take you to the 14th-century Piel Castle in the south.

Head to Barrow-in-Furness to learn local history at The Dock Museum or bring your clubs to test your swing at Ulverston Golf Club, with Bardsea nearby to stop for lunch.

The ancient market town of Ulverston is built around a cobbled main street and boasts a fine selection of independent shops, cafés and pubs with open fires and real ales.

Ulverston is also well-known as a festival town, with events ranging from walking to art and music festivals throughout the summer.

A destination not to be missed, you'll have the Cumbrian coast and Lake District National Park within easy reach with a stay at White Stones.

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About the location


Barrow-in-Furness 1.3 miles; Ulverston 8.1 miles; Kendal 33.6 miles

A quaint suburb and ward of Barrow-in-Furness, Roose, sometimes known as Roosecote, makes a marvellous base for those seeking a rural retreat to Cumbria. With the word 'roose' being Celtic for "moor" or "heath", you can expect to find plentiful spots for observing natural wonders and nature here. Encompassed by Rampside and Stank, as well as Piel Island and Roa Island, there's so much to explore within the local area and beyond. The area itself is home to a selection of pubs and shops, tending to all tastes as well as being wonderful for any self-catered stay, as well as being served by the Roose railway station, one of the few remaining stations on the Furness Line in the Barrow area. The nearby town of Barrow-in-Furness boasts a wider selection of amenities alongside a cinema, the Dock Museum where you can learn about the exciting local history, a golf course, a beautiful beach and much more to keep you and your loved ones entertained. Spend a day in Ulverston for wonderful shopping experiences as well as the wonders of the Laurel and Hardy Museum, glassblowing experiences and the Sir John Barrow Monument, offering something at any time of year that you visit. Further afield rests the beauty of the Lake District National Park, with its spectacular lakes and rugged fell mountains providing walking and cycling experiences like no other, it's well-worth a visit for its remarkable scenery. With so much excitement within easy reach, Roose makes a wonderful base from which to explore the coast and countryside of Cumbria.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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  • Christmas