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Hill Side Barn

(Ref. 2964)

Pennington near Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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90 Customer Reviews

  • "Our family of 5 spent 3 nights here and would definitely return."

    The house was immaculate, well equipped and in a great location for exploring the coast and the lakes. The hot tub was a lovely treat and there are plenty of good places to eat in Ulverston. Would absolutely recommend

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2024

  • "Fantastic week at Hill Side Barn."

    Accommodation was outstanding. We will definitely be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0Mar 2024

  • "This was a beautiful cottage, in a lovely setting."

    The host was very welcoming, he had the woodburning fire lit and ready for us on arrival... and there was a welcome bottle of wine that was much appreciated! The cottage was beautifully decorated and styled and the beds, bedding and pillows were very comfortable. The hottub was a highlight and was really clean and also ready for us arriving. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely consider coming back. Thanks

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Mar 2024

  • "Had the most amazing and relaxing stay at Hillside barn."

    The cottage has everything you need to ensure you have a nice chilled, comfortable break away. And they even privide tea, coffee, milk and sugar, which was a very welcomed surprise after a long drive. Close to the town and only 35 mins drive to the lakes, it's location is fab and the views around the cottage are so tranquil. We will definitely be returning again.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Feb 2024

  • "An amazing property in a lovely quiet spot."

    Had everything we could have wanted and the wine and chocolates were a lovely surprise. Will see you again soo

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2023

  • "A fabulous property that provides comfort, peace and relaxation in equal measure."

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful stay at the Hillside barn."

    Comfortable, cosy and quaint! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend for other families.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a treasure!"

    We came here on a girls weekend and it was fabulous. The amenities are about 4 mile walk away; and it’s quite hilly so be prepared for that - and getting a taxi back was impossible, so I’d advise to book in advance. The meal we had at the Farmers Arms was beautiful though and definitely worth the walk. The whole weekend was wonderful and the prosecco / snacks on arrival were such a lovely touch. We will definitely be back, in fact we’re already planning our next stay!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2023

  • "Immaculate, super well equipped and comfortable."

    Loved it

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Sep 2023

  • "First class holiday accommodation."

    Whatever we needed it was there. Beautiful main room, stunning location with the added bonus of a hot tub. Would definitely return and recommend.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely property."

    Comfortable & spacious. Some information on the TV controls would be useful & a note it takes awhile to get a connection. Shower seal in the main bathroom needs replacing & it could do with coming off ever so often for a clean. Bedrooms were a bonus as they were lovely & cool for sleeping. We would recommend the Hillside Barn to anyone who was visiting that area. The welcome gift of wine & handmade crisps was appreciated.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Sep 2023

  • "What an absolute find!"

    The barn was just as pretty as the pictures. Plenty of space for the 5 of us. One of the most comfortable beds we have ever had away from home. The kitchen was really well equipped with pans and equipment. My only comment would be that there could have been more, cups, glasses and cutlery, as there was only exact 6 of each which meant you could not really use the dishwasher. But we just washed by hand instead! This is just a comment, as I could not criticise the cottage, it was too nice! The hot tub was lovely! Sadly for us, the weather was not so kind but we still managed to grab a couple of chilled moments in the tub! Definitely coming back to it in the future

    Reviewed by Mercedes5.0Jul 2023

  • "We could happily have stayed here forever."

    Hillside Barn is idyllically set in pretty countryside (beautiful views and narrow roads to get there as you would expect). We opened our door to see cows and sheep in the field beside us. It is wonderfully quiet and peaceful and yet only a 5 minute drive into Ulverston town. There are a few other properties onsite, but they are mostly hidden and it felt for the most part that we were the only people there. The property is impeccably clean, the cleanest I have ever seen, the hot tub was amazing and fit 6 of us easily, I genuinely wouldn't hesitate to go back.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely setting , very clean , host Steve friendly and helpful , hot tub a great ..."

    Lovely setting , very clean , host Steve friendly and helpful , hot tub a great addition, ideal location for trips out , will be back

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful barn conversion, in a lovely rural location."

    The cottage is well maintained, lovely and clean and beds very comfy. I was extremely surprised at how well equipped the cottage was too. I'd actually brought a few things for the kitchen (dishwasher tablets, tea towels, bin bags and a small highchair for my daugher) but everything and more, was there! The wine and chocolates on arrival was a lovely touch. My son loved the play cottage (daisy cottage, I think?) And he also loved that he could see baa baa black sheep from our property. We decided to book a holiday very last minute, so pleased we came across this this. Will definitely recommend you to family and friends! Thank you! ☆☆☆☆☆

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jun 2023

  • "This place is amazing , everything u need is available , beautiful, could not ..."

    This place is amazing , everything u need is available , beautiful, could not wish for anything more , hot tub , was out of this world , situated in a lovely location ,

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a stunning place."

    Came for a girls weekend to celebrate a birtgday and was overwhelmed by the beautiful location and setting. The cottage itself was clean and the decor was lovely. The walk in to Ulverston was great, the walk back was a bit of a killer though and the local taxi company were rude and refused to take us and hung up, simply not far enough. The hot tub was well needed after the walk back !!! The resident cat was a beauty and adopted us

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a really amazing time the barn is so much nicer in real life too."

    Absolutely would recommend to anyone and would return myself too!!

    Reviewed by Jasmin5.0May 2023

  • "Amazing cottage, lovely layout and plenty of room for 6 people, with 2 bathrooms being a huge benefit."

    Plenty of parking and great hot tub location. Only 3 miles from Ulverston. Would definitely reccommend.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very comfortable and enjoyable stay."

    Good location and views. Only request would be for more supply more drinking glasses and cutlery.

    Reviewed by Jayesh5.0Feb 2023

  • "Had a lovely New Year’s Eve here we couldn’t fault it everything you need."

    5* cleanness. Wish it wasn’t already booked up for next year will definitely be going back

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Dec 2022

  • "The Barn is absolutely beautiful and the place is stunning, great hot tub, and everything was set out lovely and easy to manage."

    We as friends have been doing this for six years now and can honestly say that it is one of the best that we have stayed in. Very roomy really nice furniture and spotless. We have all agreed that we are going back next year because we all loved it. Thanks Bev white

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Nov 2022

  • "Apart from the early issue with the owner about the cleanliness, we are pleased to say this was resolved the next day."

    We were offered a refund which was not the issue, glad to say we had a really nice stay at the cottage. and Steve was one in a million when it came to lending a hand to my son in law, as his car broke down, he was very helpful indeed, lending out his tools and workshop. above and beyond the usual service. A very quiet and peaceful place to stay. yes I would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Aug 2022

  • "Quite difficult to find, have to turn in on what looks like a farm drive, it's in a really bad state with huge potholes to manoeuvre."

    WiFi was good, but no smart tv, and signal dropped in and out of regular TV. Didn't feel that clean, lots of flies, kitchen area tiles are broken and cracked. Bedroom 2 really small, lack of natural light, extremely hot and stuffy. Stairs are very steep, whole area is not accessibility friendly. Outside space was good, but no parasol.

    Reviewed by Anne Louise2.8Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful place to stay we all really enjoyed it THANKYOU."


    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was a lovely property in a beautiful area."

    The children loved the birds nest under the eaves - during our week we watched the chicks learn to fly. We found a lovely walk across fields and country ;anes to 'The Miners Arms', where we had a lovely pub lunch. The hot tub was a great asset and much enjoyed. We would definitely recommend and would stay again.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2022

  • "We all had a brilliant time at Hill Farm Barn."

    It was spotlessly clean and tidy when we arrived and the bottle of red wine was a lovely touch! We made full use of the hot tub and the barbecue as we had such good weather, and had lots of lovely walks around the beautiful countryside. Would have no hesitation in recommending this property!

    Reviewed by Sean5.0May 2022

  • "Had a great stay at Hill Side Barn, beautiful accommodation - very clean, spacious and had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay and loved the barn."

    Spacious and very clean, surrounded by stunning views of the fields and watching the lambs running around was glorious. Hot tub a great added bonus for us all to enjoy. The location was lovely and tranquil. Plenty of walks on the doorstep. Ulverston 3 miles away to get groceries etc. We did walk to Pennington to the pub but it wasn’t open so check before you go. If there was a little shop, stall on-site just selling milk and bread etc it would have been perfect. We would return.

    Reviewed by Amie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Loved our holiday here, the accommodation surpassed our expectations."

    Loads of space and beautifully furnished. Only comments would be that a few of the kitchen utensils could do with replacing. Some of the knifes were blunt and there was no cheese grater. Minor issues, we are planning on coming back again in the future, thank you so much for a lovely week

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Apr 2022

  • "What a beautiful place to stay."

    The location is perfect, nicely tucked away from distractions but only a 10 min drive to Ulverston. The barn was immaculate throughout. Well thought through and safe for the kids. We had an amazing stay and will certainly be coming back.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent customer service from start to finish from Sykes Cottages and will certainly book again through yourselves."

    The Cottage was perfectly clean and we received a warm welcome. Everything from suitable amount of towels to hair dryer and even straighteners. The hot tub was attended to each morning by site staff, meaning it was always clean. We had the most perfect stay and would highly recommend the cottage and booking with Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2022

  • "What a wonderful cottage we stayed in!"

    The beds were comfy, the kitchen was well stocked with equipment and it was perfectly cozy! We felt it was a home from home and the hot tub just topped off the relaxation.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing barn, very clean and there’s everything you would need for a longer stay, we were there over the stormy weekend where we had every weather condition possible, but the owners came to see us and had everything we needed when we were without power for a few hours, they were lovely."

    Would deffo recommend and we’d definitely return with a small group again.

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2022

  • "Stunning cottage and beautiful setting ."

    The little town of ulverston is only a short drive away and has plenty of nice little shops as well .

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Feb 2022

  • "Hillside barn is excellent."

    100% perfect stay. The barn is equipped with everything we needed and more. Comfy beds, immaculately clean, bright and spacious and in a superb location. Friendly and helpful host. Would highly highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Alec5.0Jan 2022

  • "Amazing place for some piece and quite, the cottage was outstanding very good facilities and the hot tub was amazing!"

    The local town is 10mins drive away plenty of shops etc for anything needed and the owner was very helpful when meeded had an amazing time here.

    Reviewed by Waqas5.0Jan 2022

  • "Superb cottage, immaculately presented with excellent facilities."

    Couldn't fault it.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2021

  • "We have just returned from a fabulous 7 night stay at Hill Side Barn."

    We travelled as a party of 5 which included a 4 year old. The property was easy to find and was clean and warm upon arrival. The living space is upstairs whilst the 3 bedrooms (one of which ensuite) are downstairs. It was also great to have a hot tub and despite the rainy weather we still made good use of it each day, our only very minor recommendation would be that the hot tub has a canopy/cover over as some of our party avoided using it if raining (we did pull the parasol over which the younger people in the party really didn't mind!) We had everything we needed during our stay, we were left with details of the owner and maintenance however, we did not have to contact them at any point. There are also other properties on the same site however, Hill Side Barn was extremely private (I can't answer for the others). It's a lovely area which has fantastic views. Ulverston is the nearest town only 3 miles away, but during our stay we also visited the South Lakes Zoo, Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Windermere, Laurel and Hardy museum, Lakeland Motor museum and the Lakes Aquarium, as well as a meal out in Ulverston (a busy week!) We thoroughly enjoyed our week away and two members of the party have already enquired about staying in one of the other properties. We would not hesitate in staying again should we be in the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The weather was awful for 3 of the 4 days but that only gave us time to enjoy the spacious, comfortable & well equipped accommodation. On the sunny day we had a fantastic time on a boat ride on Windermere from Lakeside to Bowness where we spent a lovely afternoon with coffe stop, shopping & a late lunch! Back to the hottub to warm us up and settle down for envening. There was 3 of us but we know the place is even spacious enough for 6! Wonderful and thank you.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Oct 2021

  • "House was lovely and the hot tub was very well used over the week."

    Would highly recommend if you are looking for a quiet location and home comforts. A minor observation is that the property would benefit from a larger fridge, especially if you want to eat there most of the time. Otherwise we were extremely happy with the house.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Oct 2021

  • "Great location with beautiful views everywhere a cute friendly little dog and cats welcome you to this spacious house with a large hot tub to relax in peace."

    Reviewed by Bradley5.0Aug 2021

  • "Had a marvellous week."

    Not only was the weather amazing but the property was also lovely. Very well equipped, clean and fitted out to a very good standard. Would definitely recommend and stay again if in the area.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jun 2021

  • "Second time we have stayed in Hillside barn and we are always made to feel so welcome."

    Both time we have came have been during the pandemic but when we have been allowed. It is a lovely place in a peaceful place. If you are travelling with children I would recommend visiting brockhole Park 5 mins from windermere which is a good day out. We also visited q national Trust too. Hillside barn is so relaxing and its good to get away from the stresses of every day life qnd take in the beautiful views from the barn.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2021

  • "We had such a lovely stay at Hillside cottage."

    All the beds were comfortable with good space in the wardrobes for our stuff. Very impressed with how hot the showers got too! We’d happily come back and stay and will definitely recommend in the future. The only slight negative was trying to get the radiators on- a bit more info on that might help :) and some fire lights for the log burner too. But kitchen was fully stocked and the 2 bottles of wine for us was especially nice. Thank you for a lovely weekend from the 5 girls from Manchester xx

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0May 2021

  • "Loved the fact it felt like you were miles and miles away from anywhere yet everything you could want was just a 5 minute drive away."

    It felt safe and secure. Great views out to see from the top of the garden

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage tucked away in the hills of ulverston."

    We had a fabulous break and the cottage was clean and well presented

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2021

  • "Having stayed at Hillside barn some years ago we knew what to expect."

    I’d forgotten how lovely it is! From the fabulous log burner to the very comfortable beds. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you’ll need. It’s in a secluded beautiful location. We couldn’t fault our experience. We had a few furry visitors, the cats and the dogs were most entertaining. I’d highly recommend Hillside Barn to anyone wanting fabulous accommodation and a base from which to explore the Lake District. The Halloween cakes were a nice surprise, thank you Steve!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage, had a wonderful holiday here!"

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2020

  • "A great property in a beautiful location."

    Not too far off the beaten track. The massive hot tub certainly was a hit with all the family. A few visits from Cyril the dog and his cat pals gave us all a few laughs along the way... We would consider this property again..

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had an amazing time, so relaxing and peaceful."

    My daughter enjoyed the wendy house with the children's kitchen etc, what a wonderful added bonus. It kept her entertained during out stay. Highly recommended and will be booking again soon.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very clean and well organised accommodation in covid times Last minute break for us and it was just perfect"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful location, fabulous facilities."

    Hot tub is amazing!!!

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Sep 2020

  • "The whole complex was lovely, out in the countryside, 4 miles (10 mins) from Ulverston."

    The views were stunning. The barn is semi-detached, but you wouldn't know it. Very well maintained. Hot tub (not in the picture) fits 6 adults very comfortably and was spotless, as was the barn on arrival. Outdoor seating furniture was quite new. Kitchen fittings were high spec. Very secure parking. Will definitely book the barn again. Loved it and wished we could have stayed longer, but was booked up.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely amazing and nice and clean."

    The landlord met me on arrival and walked me through some 'rules' and he really friendly. The cottage is located in farmlands and has great views. One thing I Amy ask is for clear Signage on the turnoff to the Cottages, but overall great experience and definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Tiny5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a great week away staying in Hill Side Barn."

    The accommodation was perfect for our needs and the host explained everything to us on our arrival. The hot tub was lovely and not overlooked (apart from a few cows!) and it was very peaceful and quiet the whole time we were there. There were games, puzzles and DVD's if we needed them which was a nice touch. I would definitely recommend it and would love to go back again.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Jul 2020

  • "Fabulous, well equipped, clean and comfortable."

    A lovely stay at Hillside Barn. Everything you need, very peaceful. Beds are super comfy with nice soft linen. Would definitely recommend and return.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great cottage."

    All facilities are up to standard. Nice and clean. The only issue seems to be that the garden is shared and others can come in when you're using the hot tub. Apart from that we had a great stay

    Reviewed by Shohel4.1Jul 2020

  • "We stayed at the cottage for a long weekend and it filled our expectations."

    The cottage is roomy and very well equipped. Carole and Steve were on hand if required and kindly left milk and wine!! It is very rural, although only a ten minute drive from Ulverston, but this suited us.

    Reviewed by Jo3.8Mar 2020

  • "Good cottage, included all essentials."

    Friendly owner that always checked on us when the weather was bad.

    Reviewed by Nico4.7Feb 2020

  • "Our stay at hill side barn was amazing, the barn itself was beautiful and had everything you could ever need and more, from the nice touch of welcome wine and milk, tea and coffee to the kitchen full of every utensil you could ever possibly need."

    It was so peaceful and very private, out kids loved it there as did we, the hot tub was great. The only negative I would have is that there are cats onsite that just wander in, and they begged for food alot, it didn't bother us but would probably be worth mentioning it to future guests. The location is very good too, Ulverston is only a few miles away and that has pretty much everything you would need, if not you have the main supermarkets about 10 mins drive away. The lakes are about a 30 min drive so that's also a bonus for us. Overall we had an amazing mini break and would 100% recommend this to people

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2019

  • "My wife, two children and I spent 1 week at Hill Side Barn for my wife’s 40th birthday."

    It exceeded our expectations. We arrived in the evening to be greeted by Steve who was happy to help with anything. We were left a bottle of wine, tea, coffee, milk and sugar. It was very spacious and clean, with plenty of things to keep adults and children amused. We would often be visited by 2 cats from the Farm MillIe and Molly. The morning after we arrived we had a look around and Steve let our kids feed his ducks. The highlight has to be the top of the range hot tub which can hold 8 people. It is in a lovely quiet area with Ulverston a couple of miles away. It is nice to look outside and see cows or sheep in the fields. When we return to the Lake District, we would definitely want to book Hill Side Barn again. We can’t pick any faults with it and if there was any, I am sure it would be sorted by Steve ASAP. 10/10 for everything. A very enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2019

  • "Cottages was well maintained and had everything we could have needed, location ..."

    Cottages was well maintained and had everything we could have needed, location was lovely with fields and cattle all around but also close enough with a short car journey to amenities, would definitely book again, lovely added extra of the hot tub which was well used

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2019

  • "Could not have asked for a nicer cottage to spend our week in the Lakes."

    Beautiful location, spacious living area, handy hot tub to soak in after all the walking but most importantly the cottage owners were so friendly and so helpful, they could not do enough for us! 100% would stay here again. Thank you for a lovely week!

    Many thanks for your lovely feedback and we are pleased to hear you had such a lovely time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Talane5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and surroundings."

    Spacious and comfortable. Very well thought out to meet the daily needs of guests. Sadly no WiFi which would have made it perfect! Loved having the little cats pop by as was missing our own!

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Jun 2019

  • "Cottage was clean and well looked after."

    It's the little things that matter like washing up liquid and greenies

    Reviewed by Lloyd5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fab stay with three couples."

    Great location, loved how secluded and private the barn was, yet only a few minutes drive to Ulverston. Hot tub was amazing, much bigger than we expected, comfortably fit 6 adults. Facilities are great on site, beds are really comfortable, log burner was a bonus. Steve was a great owner, lovely guy and available in minutes to give us a hand when we needed it. Would definitely recommend it and would stay here again!

    Reviewed by Elise5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fantastic property, beautifully equipped and spacious with all the amenities we required."

    Perfect host and lovely grounds, close by to Ulverston and only 20 minutes drive to Windermere.

    Reviewed by Callum5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, second time we have stayed here."

    Very clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend. Brilliant hot tub.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2019

  • "We all had such a amazing time at Hillside Barn, secluded, and very clean."

    Host was amazing and very attentive/friendly. (Thanks Steve) Will highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Gabrielle5.0Apr 2019

  • "Had a wonderful stay with my family at Hill Side Barn to celebrate my birthday."

    The barn was lovely and really enjoyed the facilities especially the hot tub. Steve had left a bottle of wine for us to enjoy which was a nice touch. Would highly recommend the property and the site

    Reviewed by Elise5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage!"

    Easily found once you know the way (we got lost the first time!) loved the cats and the cottage itself was gorgeous and comfortable!

    Reviewed by Lauren4.7Mar 2019

  • "Hi was a nice comfortable place, kitchen well stocked (hot tub was great) but we did text owner to did ask to buy more firewood(says on their info owner sells firewood& contact if like some) and the heater in main bedroom was not working so we ask for it to be repaired but we never heard anything back!"

    but overall was a nice place

    Reviewed by Sara4.1Feb 2019

  • "The owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome and even came round with a plug in heater when we were struggling to work the heaters."

    highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jan 2019

  • "I have never booked something like this before and can honestly say my stay was amazing!"

    On arrival it was as simple as a handshake and straight in to the property. Opened the door to find lights on, heating on, xmas tree lights on and could not have been more welcoming. Once in and sorted we found the instructions for our stay along with a lovely bottle of white wine which was fab. The barn is fully stocked with everything you could possibly need especially in the kitchen, you just need to turn up and enjoy as they have catered for everything. The barn itself is cosy and the decor sympathetic to the surroundings, looking out over fields and seeing the sheep wander by is lovely. The Hot Tub was the winner, big enough for our family of 6 and enjoyed by all. Extremely clean everywhere and big comfy sofas, also being open plan upstairs means there is plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing. The bedrooms are clean and light and all bathrooms clean, fresh towels was a great touch. We had a look around the grounds and all the cottages, barns & lodges look fantastic. Everywhere is spotless and well maintained. We did go on a few walks and the views are amazing plus the local town is only a few miles away if you fancy a drink or need to stock up. We loved it so much we have booked again already for next New Year.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Dec 2018

  • "A beautiful place to spend Xmas , we loved staying here."

    We loved the two huge friendly cats that came to see us and even came for walks with us. Highly recommended property

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Dec 2018

  • "This short break exceeded all of our expectations."

    Completely secluded and away from the world, it was the perfect break that we really needed. Sat Nav said we'd arrived, and there was nothing to be seen. Thankfully, we'd got the direction details and saw the little Yellow marker and headed down what first appeared to be a rough road to the reservoir, before seeing Hill Side Barn come in to view. Lots of details left by the owner, including a nice bottle of red, which was most enjoyable. Hot Tub was freshly cleaned and filled, and a starter pack ready for the wood burner.. Kitchen had everything you could possibly need and again some tea, coffee, sugar and milk for our first evening. Found a box containing lots of leaflets about local activities and attractions which was helpful. Steve also left a leaflet with takeaway's and local pubs that could be recommended. Our 2 little visitors also made the stay very special. Millie & Molly, 2 very friendly cats who came to see us each morning and evening... They were somewhat spoiled with food whilst we were there.. All in all it was a wonderful, peaceful and quiet break and without any doubt a place we will be going to again in the future.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Nov 2018

  • "Hill Side Barn is fantastic."

    A beautiful cottage where you can do nothing but relax. The setting is wonderful, the hot tub a gorgeous addition. Supplies can be picked up locally in Ulverston to take home and cook in the well stocked kitchen. For a short or long break it’s perfect. Short walks reveal beautiful landscapes and everywhere in the lakes is easily accessible by car. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Oct 2018

  • "The internet is none existent, while this was ok for us, others that are expecting to use it will find it not useable."


    Reviewed by Neil4.4Aug 2018

  • "Very private with everything you need provided."

    Perfect for a relaxing holiday!

    Reviewed by Eilidh5.0Jun 2018

  • "Amazing property and location."

    Very tranquil setting, just what we needed... Hot tub was great to relax in. Owners pets (3 cats and 1 dog) did become regular visitors for our daughter, which she enjoyed. Will definitely return either to the same property or one of the other's in the same grounds.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage was almost perfect."

    The cottage was beautiful, the facilities excellent, location perfect, lovely comfortable bed, lots of clean towels, hot tub an absolute treat, as was the bottle of wine, milk, tea/coffee etc. Plenty of DVDs, books, magazines to choose from, lots of local information. However note of caution, we chose this cottage as it said no pets and I have a severe allergy to cats. Unfortunately we were plagued by 3 cats. The weather was glorious but we were unable to open windows and the patio doors as the 3 cats would come in. My poor husband spent half the time shooing cats away on what was a much needed break and celebration. We lost count how many times he had to get out of the hot tub, to shoo them away (including trying to curl up in the towels). We struggled to eat our evening meals on the patio as they kept brushing themselves against us and the furniture. In a morning we would open the curtains to the patio door and they would be sat waiting to come in and it was a challenge to get out of the cottage without at least one of them slipping in. I cannot go within 6 feet of a cat, and I had 3 to keep away from. An absolute gem of a cottage if you aren't allergic to cats.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7May 2018

  • "On arrival Hill Side Barn 'felt like home' Lovely and clean plus milk left in the fridge along with basic essentials, dishwasher tablets and even a bottle of wine."

    A lot of care and attention to detail had gone into making our stay as comfortable as possible. Top quality furnishings throughout. The hot tub was a real bonus, a first for us. Beautiful setting where you can really relax. We especially loved meeting the 2 cats Milly and Molly. They always greeted us, in the hope we'd give them some more Dreamies. We're hoping to stay here again next year and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in an amazing location, the owners were really helpful and always available."

    Couldn't have asked for anything more! Looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Feb 2018

  • "The house was in a wonderful location where we could wind down and relax."

    The house had everything you would need and the hot tub was an amazing added bonus!

    Reviewed by Vicki4.2Feb 2018

  • "One word EXECLLENT!"


    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2017

  • "Excellent property with lots of facilities"

    Reviewed by Matthew4.8Dec 2016

  • "Lovely cottage with plenty of space for 5 of us would be easily big enough for 6."

    We are thinking of going again in the future, possibly next year.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.8Sep 2016

  • "Amazing cottage, this was the second time we have stayed here, it was lovely and clean, the beds were very comfortable and the location amazing."

    Reviewed by Kristie5.0Aug 2016

  • "Lovely cottage a bit remote but worth the drive"

    Reviewed by Peter4.6Aug 2011

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite (shower, basin and WC), 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin (2'6" beds)
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • First floor open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Ground floor entrance hall.
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburner
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, WiFi, TV, DVD, CD/radio
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Spacious patio and garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Free range eggs available
  • Shop 3 miles, pubs 2 miles
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200

The property

A stunning, stone-built, semi-detached barn conversion, in a beautiful, secluded location in the hamlet of Pennington, three miles from the ancient market town of Ulverston.

Fully renovated and lovingly restored, this Pennington cottage offers first class accommodation; the spacious, open-plan first floor living area features a beautiful kitchen with central island, a dining area and a sitting area with woodburner, as well as exposed beams and doors to the patio and garden.

Guests have the added advantage of exclusive use of the inviting outdoor hot tub, ideal for relaxing after a day's touring or hiking.

There is excellent walking and cycling, with the Cumbria Way and several pretty paths close by.

Enjoy one of the many festivals of nearby Ulverston, or discover the sandy beaches of the Furness coast or the water sports of Coniston.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs: 2964, 2965, 3735, 951932, 958692, 977687, 1054351 and 1109638, together sleeping up to 35 people.

Ewe Dale Barn Cottages

A group of traditional South Lakeland stone cottages, nestled in a peaceful position within the quaint Hamlet of Pennington. Surrounded by beautiful reservoirs and incredible 360-views of the encompassing scenery of the Lake District National Park, this cluster of cottages is perfect for a large group getaway, whether travelling as a family or friends seeking an action-packed adventure in this stupendous part of the country. The neighbouring town of Ulverston can be found just a few miles away, offering an abundance of amenities including a handful of pubs, extensive selection of cafés and restaurants, and a well-established convenience store selling all the essential household items. There's much fun to be had in the area with attractions such as the South Lakes Safari Zoo, Water Park Lakeland Adventure Centre, and National Trust owned Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve right on your doorstep, as well as many spectacular hiking routes including Mill Beck Abbey Walk, Birkrigg Common and Grizedale. Bowness-on-Windermere, Kendall and Cartmel lie within easy touring distance, with The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Cartmell Fell and 14th-century remains of Sizergh Castle offering fantastic days out for the whole family to enjoy. Climb the heights of Black Fell, Scafell Pike and Swirl How, or see Ambleside Roman Fort and the National Trust owned Wray Castle, to learn of the Lake Districts rich history. An excellent base from which to discover the true delights of Cumbria.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Ulverston 3 miles; Coniston 11 miles.

Pennington is a small hamlet with a scattering of dwellings, farms and country pubs, situated on the beautiful Lake District Peninsula, an area of tranquillity, gentle hills and unspoilt walking country. Locally, the start of the Haematite and Cumbrian Way footpaths can be located, and the twin pubs at Great Urswick Tarn are renowned locally for their fine ales and good food. Pennington's nearby neighbour, Ulverston, is an ancient market town that still holds a street market every Thursday and Saturday. Today, the town is well known as a “Festival Town”, with events throughout the year, and as the birthplace of Stan Laurel - it is now home to the only Laurel and Hardy museum in the world! Facilities include a wide range of independent shops, pubs, restaurants, a cinema and a leisure centre. All of the attractions of the National Park are easily reached. The Furness Coast boasts sandy beaches and good birdwatching. Nearby family attractions include Furness Abbey, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Conishead Priory, Holker Hall and Muncaster Castle.

Please Note: The hot tub may not be up to full temperature at the time of your arrival. The owner will do his utmost to ensure that it is ready however, due to the maintenance required during each changeover, there is a chance it may not be.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute