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Great Urswick near Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 918749)

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  • Woodlands - Lake District - 918749 - photo 1
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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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16 Customer Review(s)

  • “The property was beautiful, no ...”

    The property was beautiful, no complaints about that, very clean and comfortable. Only a few things where they could do better is the kitchen pots and pans were scratched and damaged, they have non-stick protection chipping off so they really shouldn't be there for people to use. ...

    The property was beautiful, no complaints about that, very clean and comfortable. Only a few things where they could do better is the kitchen pots and pans were scratched and damaged, they have non-stick protection chipping off so they really shouldn't be there for people to use. Beautiful property aside. We had a very bad experience with the owners who live and work next door, they were watching our every move, all our comings and goings and they made sure we knew about this by hanging around when we went in and out. As you can read from your notes on file, they wrongly accused us of leaving the property unsecured by leaving the back door open, and leaving our dog unattended. When in fact one person was attending both the house and the dog but had nipped out to talk to a friend on a nearby property. They left a long message in our voicemail and also "reported us" with Sykes. We rung both Sykes and the owners back to try to explain and resolve the situation, the female owner picked up the phone and started shouting and telling us how could we leave the property unsecured and what kind of dog owner were we? We tried to calm her down and asked her to please allow us to explain, but she was having none of it and put her husband on the phone who continued to shout over the phone with threatening behaviour. We tried to pacify the situation by asking them to allow us to explain. The male owner listened and was relieved to hear it as all a misunderstanding. He then phoned Sykes again to confirm this. The following day everything was fine, we saw them again outside and the male owner shook hands with Stuart (my husband) So we naturally thought everything was now fine. On our last day when we were ready to leave the property they angrily knocked on the door at exactly 10am asking us to leave, the female owner again raised her voice and told my husband: "it's 10am what are you doing? We left at 10:19am after washing and putting away all pots and dishes, turning down the bed linen, taking rubbish out, etc. Owners acted in an unprofessional, angry and intimidating way throughout our holiday. We have phoned Sykes to make an official complaint as we are absolutely astonished at the fact that they think it is ok to behave in this way, it was very upsetting. Also we have left a bad review on TripAdvisor as this was the reason we booked the property - for excellent the reviews. (Please only publish this feedback if it will include the above statement. Yes the property was beautiful and clean but our overall experience of the holiday was AWFUL.)

    - Mr Robinson, May 2018


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A superb, semi-detached barn conversion bursting with character, located in the quaint village of Great Urswick, close to the colourful market town of Ulverston and less than half an hour’s drive from Coniston Water in the Lake District.

With its beams and feature stone walls, Woodlands radiates traditional charm and has a first floor sitting room offering lovely views across the village tarn, a delightful farmhouse kitchen with dining area and open fire, a conservatory overlooking the private garden, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

There are superb walks from the doorstep around the village’s tranquil tarn, which has lots of local wild fowl to observe, and with two excellent pubs close by, this cosy cottage is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday.

Within a few miles are Bardsea and Baycliff on the coast, and to the north, the beautiful Lake District National Park has a wide variety of landscapes to explore either on foot or by bicycle.

The market town of Ulverston has some lovely restaurants, together with the Coronation Hall, which comes with a colourful calendar of events.

The South Lakes Safari Zoo is just three miles away and will delight little ones, whilst everyone will enjoy the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, which steams to Lakeside from where you can embark on a ferry trip to Bowness or Ambleside.

This delightful cottage will be waiting for you at the end of each day to welcome your return, a lovely Lake District retreat.


Three bedrooms: 1 x double with TV and en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area and open fire. First floor sitting room. Conservatory (seats 4).


  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (one with FreeSat and one with Freeview), WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed patio garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 3.5 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Due to low beams in the property, care should be taken.

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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.

Region Information

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