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The Old Rookery

(Ref. 1088741)

Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Gorgeous property and very relaxing."

    Owner was very accommodating with our dogs, tried to say goodbye but didn’t get an answer from her door but wanted to personally say thank you for a lovely stay. My husband had a lovely 60th birthday. The only negative is kitten utensils. Could do with a few more especially a bigger frying pan. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Apr 2024

  • "We had a wonderful week at the Old Rookery."

    The property was perfectly suited to our needs being spacious and well laid out over three floors. Our host, Janie, was attentive to our needs and ensured a smooth stay. The 'welcome' pack was particularly appreciated and the extensive Christmas decorations set the mood for our festive activities. We would be very happy to return in the future.

    Reviewed by John4.7Dec 2023

  • "A stunning property with stunning views in a great location."

    I cannot speak highly enough of this place, we loved it and are planning on booking again next year. To say it snowed when we stayed there would be a bit of an understatement, it did cause a few issues, but the owner was amazing going above and beyond to make sure we were as comfortable as possible, and the snow only made the place even more magical for the kids. There was plenty for them to do inside as well.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Dec 2023

  • "The Old Rookery - In short, a home from home."

    Beautiful peaceful setting, a lot of lovely touches to make you feel very welcome and very comfortable, including a delightful gift pack of delicious goodies which was very welcome after a long drive. Would love to return again and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Such a beautiful cottage, perfect for a family holiday all together in a peaceful location."

    The cottage is in a good location to reach many local attractions - we particularly enjoyed an early morning paddle board on Coniston lake, but also visited Keswick, Windermere, Ambleside and the Beatrix Potter National Trust. Would also recommend the Old Man of Coniston or Ambleside to Troutbeck walk for spectacular views. The cottage was beautiful with a nice garden for our dogs to stretch their legs, a nice balcony to watch the sun come up and a great family kitchen and lounge area for games of an evening. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Hannah4.4Aug 2023

  • "This is a beautiful property in lovely surroundings."

    It is off the beaten track and not easy to find. The hosts were easy to contact and quick to reply to any queries and sorted any problems very quickly. Thanks

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had an absolutely fabulous time staying at The Old Rookery."

    The accommodation was beautiful with so much space and really was a home from home! The children lived feeding the fish in the garden each day and we ate outside on the patio and enjoyed the stunning views on quite a few occasions. We would love to return sometime!

    Reviewed by Tim5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic property."

    We all enjoyed our annual get together and what a lovely place to be. We'll recommend

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful property set in a stunning location Ample space for 2 families As ..."

    A beautiful property set in a stunning location Ample space for 2 families As it was New Year the property was decorated very festive Log burner added to the cosy feel Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Melanie4.7Dec 2022

  • "A family house with bags of character, charm and wonderful views."

    Kitchen is the heart ❤️ of the house. We enjoyed it with 3 generations, but if the senior generation has difficulty with stairs, it might be a challenge. Beautiful views and a quiet location though close to Ulverston, an interesting town which we would have explored more had weather been better.

    Reviewed by Rosanne5.0Dec 2022

  • "The place is fantastic, very versatile for wide age groups, space to relax or meet as a large family."

    You can only assess a host when an issue arises and how it is rectified and Janie was fantastic, very understanding, empathetic and pro-active, couldn't recommend her and her property enough. Hope to return

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2022

  • "A really nice house."

    Spacious, comfortable and clean with great views of surrounding countryside. This was our first visit to the Lake District and it was a good place to base ourselves from with Lake Coniston, Windermere and Grasmere all within reasonable driving distance, with the drives also being an enjoyable part of our days out due to the scenery. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a quiet place to relax.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful location in a wonderful comfortable family home."

    Every need was met including a very thoughtful welcome gift and even fresh milk in the fridge. It was a delightful stay which I can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2022

  • "A really wonderful family home, we absolutely loved being so surrounded by the wildlife and life stock."

    The house felt so much like a home, the additional comforts in the front rooms and bedrooms made for a little extra luxury too. And the view… well ‘wow’! A really relaxing holiday retreat which I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very flexible property, with its multiple reception areas and two outdoor dining areas."

    The owner was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property, and lots of space for teens/ young adults/ parents and dogs."

    Loved the outdoor terrace with sun from am til mid pm, and the lower terrace was great too. Beautiful garden, plus lawned area for the dogs. We would have hoovered the property on departure, but there wasn't a full size hoover. Plus struggled with some of the fixtures and fittings. Miniture toiletries unnecessary. Property was very rural, and we struggled to find a short circular dog walk route from the property. Easy access to Coniston Water for swimming and watersports as well as Western Lakes walking. Loved Ulverston

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic property, had a brilliant stay would love to visit again and would definately recommend to others."

    Property was very clean, very comfortable with everything we needed, the photo's don't do it justice

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Jun 2022

  • "The house is amazing, beautifully decorated and furnished."

    The photos on site do not do it justice. I would have no hesitation in recommending and booking this house again. Ideally situated for holiday in the Lakes. My friends and I had a lovely weekend and made many happy memories..

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very peaceful and relaxing break cottage was excellent ."

    Facilities were first class highly recommend a stay at the old rookery thank you

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "A fantastic property in a lovely location, thank you so much :)"

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2022

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms
  • 1 x second-floor king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x ground-floor doubles with Smart TV, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • First-floor sitting room with electric fire
  • First-floor snug with Smart TV
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • 6 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking
  • Rear terrace with furniture and lawned area with pond
  • Two well-behaved, small dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: The pond in the garden is covered, however please ensure that children and pets are supervised at all times
  • Bike Storage available in the garden
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Sorry, no stag/hen or similar parties accepted. Please note that no E.V charging is permitted on the property.

The property

Ulverston 1.5 miles.

Sitting just outside of Ulverston in the Cumbrian countryside is this beautiful barn-conversion, The Old Rookery.

Retaining much of its character with a woodburning stove and exposed brickwork, this pet-friendly dwelling makes a fantastic base for family and friends gathering in the Lake district.

Leave your vehicle in an off-road parking space before exploring your contemporary holiday home, where you will be welcomed by a bright entrance hallway to leave your walking boots.

The ground floor hosts three bright bedrooms, ideal for those with limited mobility, so unload your luggage into either one of two doubles or the twin bedroom.

Venture upstairs to the first floor to find the kitchen/diner; here the chef of the group can make use of the electric range cooker and gas hob to prepare delicious meals.

Settle down at the dining table and admire the warmth of the woodburning stove or if the sun is shining, venture outside onto the terrace with a glass of wine in hand.

The garden is home to a pond with plenty of fish, so kick-back and savour the rural setting.

When the evening cools, retire inside, and gather in the sitting room to catch-up on the day's adventures or unwind in the snug with a large Smart TV for a movie marathon.

When eyes grow tired, either climb back down to the ground floor for a hot rinse in the shower room or enjoy a soak in the tub in the first-floor bathroom.

All bathrooms offer a mirror with WiFi for a finishing touch and if you wish to have your own en-suite, venture up to the second floor to discover a lovely king-size bedroom.

Awaken with a steaming cup of coffee on the terrace to absorb your rural location, as breakfast is being prepared and plans are being made for the day ahead.

A scenic car journey will lead you into the heart of Ulverston, dotted with independent cafes and shops, as well as rustic pubs with roaring fires to enjoy a crisp pint.

Bring along your clubs to test your swing at Ulverston Golf Club or pack a picnic for an afternoon at Urswick Park.

Visit the bustling Bowness-on-Windermere to relive your childhood at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, or if that's not for you, join in exciting watersports on Lake Windermere, such as sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.

For a holiday like no other, escape to The Old Rookery.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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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.

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Note: Sorry, no stag/hen or similar parties accepted
Please note: This property can only be booked as a 3 night minimum stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas