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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our short stay at the Limestones."

    The accommodation had everything we needed. The location was idyllic and the alpacas and sheep were very sociable and gave entertainment to our dog! The only small suggestion we would make would be to include a hot tub, as the quiet location would make a perfect evening to relax after a busy day. Just a flag for the directions, once you have turned off Church Road, keep going along the lane until you meet the fork and then verge right.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2024

  • "What can I say?"

    Limestones, great location, fabulous decor and facilities. Very clean and comfortable, a real home from home. Pippa, Gus and Skylar really loved their time here and I would definitely recommend this property. My only comments would be, the cooker hood was unbelievably noisy, which did spook Gus and the gaps in the gate at the far end of the paddock did not stop our little terrier from investigating the alpaca and sheep’s field! Thankfully Skylar has great recall and so we were able to keep an eye her and stop her from revisiting

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful place in a beautiful location."

    Some niggles: garden was enclosed but not dog secure. (our dog stepped over the fence at the end of the garden into the Alpaca field); a page is missing from the directions to the property (though the post code takes you to the door); some wooden spoons would be useful for cooking.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic high standard property- one of the best self catering cottages we have stayed in."

    All features of the cottage were exceptional, spacious, warm, light, large patio and garden area- very impressive

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely property."

    The pictures don't do it justice. The directions appear to be missing the last page

    Reviewed by Gavin4.7Feb 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at Limestones."

    The February weather was mixed, so it was nice to go back and relax in the comfort and warmth of Limestones. Our little yorkie fell in love with the alpacas going down to the gate each morning to greet them. Lots of nice memories

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Feb 2024

  • "Shame,the wi-fi was not working,the cottage itself was fantastic."

    Took a short while to find the cutlery drawer,but the cottage was in a marvellous location and very cosy.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jan 2024

  • "Superb!! Couldn’t fault anything - such a lovely property, facilities and super comfy beds"

    ! Stunning location and of course the friendly Alpacas! Will definitely be booking again - thank you

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a very special property, beautifully equipped and complete with Alpaccas and swiss sheep !"

    . The location provides easy access into the Lakes, with the town of Ulverston with all of the facilities and food offerings you will need only minutes away. Thoroughly enjoyed our three night mid week break

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2023

  • "This was our 2nd visit to Limestones and it felt great to be back."

    We went with our 2 sons, daughter in law and granddaughter and 2 dogs. We all love being there together and there was the added bonus this time of feeding the Alpacas which our granddaughter loved. Limestones is stunning with plenty of space and facilities for us all. The outside space is fabulous and the sauna and plunge pool amazing! Lots to do if heading out and plenty of shops nearby. We cannot wait to come back!

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a lovely week we've just had !"

    Limestones is a fantastic property with everything you could need and feels away from it all. Easy access by car or by foot to some lovely walks in the lakes. We weren't expecting it to be as good as it was as the outdoor space is not shown on the listing so we had that added surprise on arrival. Nice food as well at the Farmers in Baycliff and General Burgoyne. Thank you to Limestones for a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage very clean and comfortable would definitely recommend it to anyone, one of the best places I’ve stayed."

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2023

  • "Such a great place to stay."

    Comfortable and well equipped. Lovely garden and outlook. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Neal5.0Sep 2023

  • "On a whole this holiday home impressed on arrival, especially being greeted by Alpacas and the 2 Sheep."

    For the price I would have expected a very high standard, which was let down by the flimsy wardrobe that seems to be slowly falling apart in small double room . My teenage daughter had an uncomfortable single bed so we turned mattress over only to discover a previous guest had an accident at some point. Mattresses ideally needs replacing. The location was lovely, very quiet and peaceful would highly recommend! Tho alot of driving is required if you are planning to see all the lakes. Little tip don't leave bathroom light on with windows open .....we experienced every bug from the Tarn sleeping with us ! Thankyou limestones for a a enjoyable week

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.1Aug 2023

  • "One word for this property- awesome!"

    We’ve stayed in many Sykes cottages and this one is by far the best. Lovely modern accommodation, lovely location with beautiful views and the added bonus of a daily visit from the sheep and Alpacas next door. We had 3 generations of the family staying and we all thought it was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Limestones certainly has the WAW factor."

    I cannot rate this place high enough. The huge enclosed garden was a nice surprise, the dogs loved it, especially intrigued by the lawnmower! The lamas came to say hello which was nice (although the dogs had something to say each time). Such a wonderful relaxing holiday (pitty about the weather which stopped us exploring) but was happy just to relax in comfort. Will definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2023

  • "Limestones in great urswick was perfect."

    There was nothing that wasn't thought of. The house was beautiful and clean. The garden was big enough for a large family. Bbq and sauna/plunge pool was a lovely extra. Will definitely be returning at some point. The alpacas and sheep on the neighbouring field was a lovely sight first thing in the morning. Fantastic stay one that even the rain couldn't ruin.

    Reviewed by Karina5.0Jul 2023

  • "A modern property superbly appointed."

    It is in a beautiful spot with a super garden. The alpacas are a bonus!!! We would love to stay again and so would our dogs. As a semi ambulant disabled person it was just right but a wheelchair user would have difficulty with entrance over the folding door and window frames.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2023

  • "The best holiday accommodation we have ever been too!"

    The smell of fresh linen hit you as soon as you entered the property and everything was spotless. The dog loved the large garden and made good friends with the sheep. Just the place to unwind as the surroundings were so peaceful with stunning views. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Salvatore5.0Jun 2023

  • "Limestones is a beautiful place."

    Very comfortable. Aura the dog loved the Paddock and the Alpacas and sheep. Edward the owner kindly brought some food and my Grandson really loved feeding the animals. Had a fabulous time. Weather was brilliant. Aplacexwell worth a stay

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0May 2023

  • "This was one of if not the nicest properties we have ever stayed in, however, there were a few minor niggles."

    Blinds in the lounge/kitchen/dining area would be a valuable addition. We were blessed with some fantastic weather and keeping the property closed up all day while out made this area very hot to come back to, and not great for the dogs trying to sleep with extra light early in the morning. There was no ability to open the velux windows either which would have helped airflow throughout the property considerably. This was the first property we have arrived in with no milk. Probably sounds petty but after an 8.5 hour journey to get there and no bearings on where shops were on arrival, to come in and have a quick cuppa before heading out for a shop and bite to eat would have been appreciated. Teabags, coffee sachets and sugar were provided but no milk which was quite disappointing given some of the welcome packs we’ve enjoyed over the years. Having only one key was also a little issue for us in the mornings. We took our dogs out early for walkies leaving an elderly relative there still sleeping in bed. We had to leave the main door unlocked in case of the need to escape in an emergency etc. Due to health issues, the elderly member of our group didn’t find it easy to use the window/door in the bedroom as quite stiff and heavy, and there was also the big step over. Perhaps it would be possible to offer 2 keys to those who it may benefit to avoid such a situation for others. Also in the details we had viewed prior to booking, a hot tub was a feature included and formed part of our decision making in opting for this property. It was therefore hugely disappointing to find a sauna (which we struggled to get to heat) and a cold plunge pool. Wasted expense on new swimwear in preparation too as we’re not swimmers so didn’t already have this. Finally, the much mentioned and highly recommended local pub was closed and looks like it will be for a while at least. It would be good if this could now be amended in the property details to ensure such facts remain up to date. Appreciate it may have only recently closed but it is still mentioned in the property details now so might help others with their plans. All that said, the property is a good size, is bright, modern and comfortable, in a great spot, well planned and spotlessly clean. The garden is amazing and perfectly secure for doggies. The alpacas are gorgeous and so friendly. Stunning place all in all.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7May 2023

  • "Perfect dog friendly accommodation, the garden was lovely and big and the dog loved the alpacas - well, it took a day or two!"

    ! We wanted somewhere to chill and relax and this fit the bill perfectly. This is definitely on our list for future return visit and we don't usually go somewhere twice!! (A dressing table or shelves would have been really handy in the main bedroom, just for somewhere to put our essentials). Thanks for sharing such a fab home.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent property and lovely location."

    Had a wonderful time and already booked to visit again later this year.

    Reviewed by Glen5.0May 2023

  • "What a wonderful place."

    We will definitely be going back, already recommended it to family and friends. It’s just as the pictures show it maybe needs a picture of the garden showing we were surprised by the size. It’s a hidden gem credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful property in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our 3rd stay at Limestones and fab as usual."

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage in the Lake District."

    We were really impressed with the overall standard of all the rooms & amenities in this cottage. Great garden for our two little dogs as well. Icing on the cake were the lovely Alpaca neighbours. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2023

  • "Super property , first time we have had a secure garden for the dogs as other properties state this but never are ."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2023

  • "Property was lovely, the only minor thing was when I asked Sykes live chat if limestones had a washing machine and dishwasher they said it didn’t."

    I was delighted to find it did have these facilities, I would’ve brought less clothing and dishwasher tabs, washing machine tabs etc

    Thank you for your review, I do apologise about the mix up, I will look into this to ensure it’s added to the website. We have hopefully done our best to supply everything you need at Limestones. Best wishes Edward & Marie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent property enjoyed the holiday so much re booked for next year"

    Thankyou for taking the time to review our property. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back next year. Best wishes Edward & Marie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Feb 2023

  • "What a beautiful place to stay, we only booked 2 nights, wish we had booked for longer."

    Will definitely booking again.

    We are glad you had a great time. It’s a lovely place to relax, hopefully next time you will stay longer. Best wishes Edward and Marie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jan 2023

  • "Loved our stay in this cottage."

    It's absolutely lovely with everything we needed. No skimping on basics like some properties. What made it even more special were the gorgeous alpacas and black nosed sheep which were just in the field right next to the cottage. Such a delight to be greeted by them. Sauna was great too. Stayed here with 3 dogs. Garden was big and safe for them to run around. Great location with a lovely view of the tarn from the garden and lovely friendly local pub. Lovely owner too. Thank you very much.

    Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are glad you had a great time and loved our animals, they are great to watch. Best wishes Edward & Marie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jan 2023

  • "Very clean, warm, and cosy cottage with large airy comfortable bedrooms I was ..."

    Very clean, warm, and cosy cottage with large airy comfortable bedrooms I was a little worried about there being a secure place for the dogs as there was no picture of the outside space in the details but the garden was perfect, really good size and well fenced with sauna and view of alpacas as a nice extra

    Thank you for taking time to leave a lovely review. We are glad you had a great time and your dogs enjoyed running around. Best wishes Edward & Marie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jan 2023

  • "Limestone Cottage is absolutely beauitful and set in a stunning location."

    The facilities are perfect - a real home from home and was spotlessly clean when we arrived. We had two dogs with us and they LOVED the garden, there was plenty room for them to run around - and the alpaca and sheep in the neighbouring feild were a little bonus. It was great to see them each morning. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to be back again soon.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2022

  • "Amazing place everything absolutely spot on we will be returning"

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Limestones as a pre Christmas get together with friends."

    Property was fantastic, great views! Loved the llamas and sheep saying hello each morning and waiting to be fed. Beautifully planned and furnished, found great little pub in the village for mulled wine and cake and not too far from Ulverstone too so great location. Perfect!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Well equipped. Absolutely spotless. The alpacas in the field were a bonus! Perfect location for a peaceful break. Will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Oct 2022

  • "Limestones has the real wow factor!"

    We knew it was going to be nice just by the pictures but when we arrived the reaction it created by our party of 5 adults, 1 toddler and 2 dogs was sheer joy. The space was amazing and all the facilities that were provided you just couldn't fault, it had everything you could need for a short or long stay. Only thing I could really push to think of that was missing were recycling bins but maybe I just over looked them? Because the place was perfection. We had the most wonderful 3 days there and was truly sad to leave. We will definitely book to stay again

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Just perfect just what we all needed thank you"

    Reviewed by J5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with all the facilities you could need."

    The Sauna and the plunge pool was a brilliant idea. The only suggestion I would make is if the bedroom doors had locks but otherwise would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Soniya4.7Aug 2022

  • "Instructions for finding the property were incomplete (probably truncated)."

    Called the owner and he assisted - lovely man. Kitchen needs more items, but I guess not many people cook much on holiday so it's understandable. Great location and very nice property. Beds a little soft, but that's personal preference. Sauna was a very welcome addition. Overall, we had a great time.

    Reviewed by David4.4Aug 2022

  • "False advertising on behalf of Sykes resulted in a very unhappy family on arrival."

    Frankly this let down cast a shadow on the first few days of the holiday. I will not be booking with Sykes again.

    I’m very sorry to hear this, if you would like to get in touch to discuss your concerns please email istonesholidaylet@gmail.com Best wishes Marie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart3.1Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was exceptional."

    We all loved it. Everything was so clean. Loads of room for everyone and didn't need for anything. Only thing missing was patio table umbrella for those really hot days

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was every bit as wonderful as described with the addition of the company of alpacas and sheep which added to the enjoyment of our holiday."

    The location was super with Ulverston close by. We had a brilliant holiday - thank you.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jul 2022

  • "Superb accommodation in a great location."

    Spotless and well equipped.Friendly neighbours-alpacas and sheep!

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2022

  • "Amazing property set in beautiful surroundings with wonderful views which was a bonus as there were no photos of outdoor spaces."

    Sauna and plunge pool were excellent. Had good weather and enjoyed eating outdoors looking over to the Tarn

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Just got back from our second visit this year."

    We love the property and location. Hosts so welcoming. We can't wait for another visit.

    Thank you for returning to Limestones we are glad you enjoyed another stay and hopefully see you again soon. Best wishes Edward & Marie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Apr 2022

  • "What a beautiful home this is."

    Absolutely perfect in every way. We had such a lovely surprise when we arrived as we had no idea there were alpaca and sheep in the field beyond the garden area. Our little girl absolutely loved this and it really made her holiday! Beautifully designed inside with everything you need. Stunning outside area too. We wandered down to the local pub for a meal which was lovely and the staff were ever so friendly. We will definitely be returning. Thank you for having us.

    Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and your little girl enjoyed the animals. If you do stay again send us a message and she can feed the animals. Good to hear you enjoyed your meal at the local pub it is a very friendly place, best wishes Edward & Marie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2022

  • "Far exceeded our expectations , fantastic property and fenced floodlit paddock ..."

    Far exceeded our expectations , fantastic property and fenced floodlit paddock was a bonus with us taking the dog kept him on a long line as the Alpacas and Sheep were in next field and he could have jumped fence one large saucepan would be useful to cope with a family of 4 better

    Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for the suggestion of a larger pan, I have purchased one. Best wishes Edward & Marie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had a great time at limestone, and would recommend to all, excellent facilities, spotless, and great attention to detail, already looking forward to booking next year, the alpacas and the sheep in the adjoining field were an extra bonus."


    Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you had a great time and enjoyed watching the animals, we look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Edward & Marie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenny5.0Mar 2022

  • "Had a lovely 2 night stay at Limestone, can’t recommend it enough!"

    It’s a lovely cottage, great location, absolutely immaculate inside and out, the attention to detail is amazing. We went with 3 dogs and they loved it, alpacas to say hello to, ball thrower, towels, dog mats, we took our own things but anything you may have forgotten was catered for. Comfy beds, great bathroom facilities, kitchen well equipped. I don’t have a single suggestion or negative. So well thought through nothing missing. Can’t wait to visit again.

    Thank you very much for leaving a fantastic review, it’s good to know we have everything you could possibly need at Limestones. The outside space we have for dogs is definitely a plus. We hope to welcome you back soon, best wishes Edward & Marie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2022

  • "This property was superior to anything we have booked before."

    We loved the modern but comfortable style. The owner provided everything that we would possibly need. The Alpacas and sheep were perfect as our holiday home neighbours! ;) We will definitely be booking again x

    Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are glad you had a lovely time at Limestones and welcome you back soon, best wishes Edward & Marie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Niccie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Limestones was absolutely immaculate!"

    Marie & Edward are the perfect hosts. You will not be disappointed if you book this property. Massive garden which was the perfect run for our 2 dogs. Sauna & plunge pool for that added luxury. Our little girl loved the Alpacas on the neighbouring field. We are already planning our next trip. Thank you!

    Thank you for choosing Limestones for your Birthday and for your amazing review. We are glad you had a lovely time and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes Edward & Marie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful property!"

    Everything needed with much more. Set in a perfect little secluded location, will definitely be returning when it becomes available again. The owners were very accommodating, very smooth process throughout! The Sauna is one of the many things that make this place feel luxurious

    Thank you for choosing Limestones for your holiday and we really appreciate your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes Edward and Marie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Feb 2022

  • "Perfect little place."

    Loved our stay. Was very clean and tidy. Had everything we needed and more.

    Thank you for staying at Limestones and your lovely review, We are glad you had a great time and hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Edward & Marie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Feb 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-sizewith TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with TV, 1 x twin with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • LPG central heating with underfloor heating throughout
  • Electric oven and hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • 4 x TV's, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and a starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sauna and Plunge pool
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Changeover days are Friday an Monday

The property

Settled on the outskirts of the quaint village of Great Urswick, on the edge of the desirable Lake District National Park, rests this spectacular detached holiday home, Limestone.

Boasting a contemporary, open-plan interior beautifully-adorned with high quality fixtures and furnishings and enjoying a peaceful setting, Limestone makes an idyllic base for a group of six seeking a rural retreat.

Be charmed by the exquisite monochromatic décor of your new home-from-home as you step inside and make yourself at home in the open-plan living space, gently warming your toes on the underfloor heating as you move through the home.

Look forward to putting your feet up as you unwind with a seat on the plush corner sofa, enveloped in the warmth of the woodburning stove in the cooler months.

The well-designed kitchen tucked away at the rear of the sociable space is equipped with a fabulous range of amenities to assist with your self-catering needs, and the nearby dining table provides a lovely spot to gather together and indulge with your loved ones.

In the warmer weather, throw open the elegant bifold doors and let the fresh countryside air breeze through the property, or venture outdoors and end your day in style in the sauna or plunge pool.

When sleep calls, retreat indoors to catch your rest in one of three well-presented bedrooms, with the choice between a super-king-size, a king-size and a twin, each benefiting from their own television; enjoy a spot of evening television from the comfort of the covers.

Completing the property is an immaculate family bathroom equipped with both a bath and overhead shower, so you can decide how best to prepare for the day.

A traditional country pub, The General Burgoyne, can be found a short walk away from your holiday home, serving hearty, homecooked meals in a rustic setting, whilst a wider variety of choice can be found in the nearby town of Dalton-in-Furness.

Whilst you're in the area, be sure to explore the iconic landmark of The Birkrigg Stone Circle, positioned amongst the rolling landscape of Birkrigg Common, thought to have a history dating back to 1400 BC.

Be sure to pack your clubs and spend a peaceful afternoon amongst the greenery of Ulverston Golf Club, or head into the heart of the town to tour the fascinating exhibitions on display at the Laurel and Hardy Museum, devoted to the English comic, Stan Laurel who was born in the area.

The cottage sits within easy reach of the Lake District National Park, where a network of walking, cycling and hiking trails lead through the vast landscape, ideal for those seeking a spot of adventure; lace up your walking boots and tackle the challenging climb to the summit of Scafell Pike, the tallest mountain in England.

A rural retreat like no other awaits at Limestone.

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About the location


Ulverston 3 miles.

Great Urswick, with its two characterful pubs, including 16th century restaurant and 12th century church, is a hidden gem, a lovely village just three miles to the south of Ulverston. Great Urswick and its neighbour, Little Urswick, lie on opposite sides of the same tarn. The tarn is a wonderful wildlife habitat with a whole host of water birds occupying its sheltered corner. Birkrigg Stone Circle is one of several prehistoric settlement sites in the surrounding countryside. Locally, the start of the Haematite and Cumbrian Way footpaths can be found. Nearby Ulverston is an ancient market town, which still holds a street market every Thursday and Saturday, with facilities including a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, a cinema and a leisure centre. All of the attractions of the Lake District National Park are easily reached, with the Furness Coast boasting sandy beaches and good birdwatching. Windermere and Coniston are also within easy reach, and nearby family attractions include the Haverthwaite and Lakeside Steam Railway, Muncaster Castle and the Aquarium of the Lakes.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas