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Hill Side Barn

Pennington near Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 2964)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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166 Customer Reviews

  • "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 AlecJan 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 WaqasJan 2022

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

    Couldn't fault it.

    Reviewed by KevinOct 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 LizOct 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 GillOct 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 ElaineOct 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 BradleyAug 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 SamanthaJun 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 MichelleMay 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 OliviaMay 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 TimothyApr 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 MaryApr 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 KarenOct 2020

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

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 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 NigelOct 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 RachelOct 2020

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

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "Beautiful location, fabulous facilities."

    Hot tub is amazing!!!

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 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 KaySep 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 TinySep 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 NickyJul 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 PatriciaJul 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 ShohelJul 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 JoMar 2020

  • "Good cottage, included all essentials."

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

    Reviewed by NicoFeb 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 MarkNov 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 AlanOct 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 LouiseAug 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 TalaneJul 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 AndrewJun 2019

  • "Cottage was clean and well looked after."

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

    Reviewed by LloydJun 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 EliseJun 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 CallumMay 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by RachelApr 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 GabrielleApr 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 EliseMar 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 LaurenMar 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 SaraFeb 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 ChristopherJan 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 SamDec 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 DanielleDec 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 CraigNov 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 PhilippaOct 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 NeilAug 2018

  • "Very private with everything you need provided."

    Perfect for a relaxing holiday!

    Reviewed by EilidhJun 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 DianeMay 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 MichelleMay 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 HelenMay 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 MartinFeb 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 VickiFeb 2018

  • "One word EXECLLENT!"


    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2017

  • "Excellent property with lots of facilities"

    Reviewed by MatthewDec 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 StephenSep 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 KristieAug 2016

  • "Where can I start, it was fantastic and just what we needed at this particular time."

    The cottage was beautiful, the views were stunning, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I've never used Sykes before, but I would definitely use them again. Good experience from as early as booking the holiday, Sykes team were superb.

    Reviewed by JoanneJun 2016

  • "We were happy to return to a place we enjoy."

    The facilities meet our needs and the area has lots of interesting places to visit. The owner is always on hand to help, which is appreciated. Many thanks to the owners.

    Reviewed by BrendaJun 2016

  • "A fantastic property for a weekend away."

    It is in a spectacular location and the house was kitted out with all the things needed. The hot tub was a lovely bonus.

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2016

  • "It was an absolutely gorgeous cottage in amazing surroundings."

    Loved the log fire and the Hot Tub was great especially in the snow!

    Reviewed by RobbieFeb 2016

  • "The cottage and its amenities were fantastic and in abundance."

    The kitchen was very well equipped and the provision of entertainment such as DVDs, games, puzzles and books etc for children was a very nice touch. The welcome pack of milk including tea bags in the caddy, wine and eggs was just lovely - just what was needed upon arrival as we hadn't managed to get to the supermarket as yet. The hot tub was just amazing! As we have a 4.5 month old it was our little bit of luxury once he'd gone to bed. The wood burner was also just lovely and the extra logs left were very nice (although we didn't use them).

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2016

  • "We had the most fantastic family getaway, just the tonic over the New Year."

    The owner was incredibly hospitable and we found the cottage to be superior in every way. I would definitely recommend Hill Side Barn to anyone looking for a first class stay.

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2015

  • "Lovely cottage, very peaceful in a nice area would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2015

  • "Hill Side Barn is a wonderful place to stay, it was nice and peaceful with great facilities."

    It was near enough to Ulverston to get all the produce and travel links you need for a great holiday. The property is a credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2015

  • "Absolutely wonderful, one of the best holiday accommodations we've stayed in to date."

    The hot tub was amazing with beautiful, peaceful surroundings.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2015

  • "A lovely property in a great location."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. We will recommend this to friends and hope to visit again ourselves.

    Reviewed by JoyceMay 2015

  • "Amazing place and we were very well looked after."

    Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by SamanthaMar 2015

  • "Lovely clean and well appointed accommodation."

    It was very well heated with excellent décor and furnishings. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We had a great time and were very happy with the holiday.

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2015

  • "The cottage was beautiful and felt very much like home, everything was catered for in the kitchen and for entertainment - the hot tub was also very enjoyable."

    Reviewed by LindsayFeb 2015

  • "Fabulous cottage, we will be going back."

    Reviewed by KatherineJan 2015

  • "Beautiful place which was furnished to an excellent standard."

    The hot tub was ready to use on arrival and the heating was on making it toasty on a very cold day. We, a party of four girls, had a fantastic weekend and I would definitely go back and recommend to friends and family. Anything we needed was sorted quickly. Couldn't recommend enough - fab! Wish I was still there.

    Reviewed by JessicaJan 2015

  • "Beautiful surrounding countryside, it was peaceful & quiet."

    The hot tub was a great addition to the Barn. The owners were welcoming & friendly and had thought of everything to make your stay comfortable.

    Reviewed by VickiDec 2014

  • "Fantastic relaxing week with added bonus of hot tub."

    Reviewed by MattDec 2014

  • "A lovely property, it was clean, comfy and warm."

    Loved the hot tub.

    Reviewed by MelodyNov 2014

  • "One of three sympathetically converted holiday cottages."

    Beautifully furnished and equipped with everything one needs for a relaxing holiday. Cleverly laid out so that each house has its own private outdoor space. We loved it!

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2014

  • "A lovely property, in a splendid place, with great places nearby to visit."

    The owners are very kind and welcoming! A wonderful place for children to explore. We have already booked for 2015!

    Reviewed by BrendaSep 2014

  • "The cottage was lovely and very well presented - probably the best cottage we have stayed in over the last 6 years."

    The surroundings were fantastic and the company of the cats was also great. The beds were extremely comfortable and there was a good shower! We did try out the hot tub which was fun!

    Reviewed by SamanthaSep 2014

  • "Very good location to explore the area."

    Place was nice and quiet and in a rural location which is what we wanted.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2014

  • "A beautiful property in beautiful surroundings, but within five minutes of town and shops."

    Hill Side Barn felt like home and the owner was very helpful.

    Reviewed by TimAug 2014

  • "A lovely property situated in stunning countryside."

    Reviewed by SaraAug 2014

  • "Liked the property, the location, the friendliness of the owners and the beautiful area in which it is set."

    We have just fallen in love with it! Looking forward to our next visit in September. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by BrendaMay 2014

  • "This was our second visit to Hillside Barn and we absolutely love it there."

    The peace and quiet on the farm is unbeatable, as is the standard of the accommodation. Will certainly go back again as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2014

  • "One of the best properties we have stayed in."

    Excellent setting and facilities. A really lovely owner, who went out of his way to introduce our small grand daughter to the chickens and let her collect eggs for breakfast. Very good base from which to visit the area.

    Reviewed by TheresaApr 2014

  • "Fab place, with everything you needed inc dishwasher and washing machine."

    A place away from home! It is not far to Ulverston, which has loads of great walks, there is a box with plenty of walks so you know where to go and what to do. The hot tub was brilliant and just what you needed after a long walk or a day chasing up and down the hills with the kids. The owners are friendly and even though there are a few other cottages there you still feel private as you have your own little courtyard and garden complete with playhouse. Kids loved it and so did we!

    Reviewed by AnjaApr 2014

  • "Have stayed before, lovely place, lovely owners."

    Stayed in the two bedroom cottage last year and very impressed; decided to stop in the larger cottage as it has the added bonus of a hot tub which is lovely to relax in after being out and about for the day. Will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by CherylMar 2014

  • "Lovely accommodation, very well equipped and comfortable."

    We particularly loved the hot tub!

    Reviewed by SophieJan 2014

  • "The location is brilliant: quiet/peaceful - a car is needed for access to shops etc but there are some nice walks in the vicinity."

    The owner is a true gent: very relaxed, friendly and helpful. The living space is excellent and the hot tub a fabulous bonus after a days walking in the hills. It is refreshing to stay somewhere and not have 'DO NOT' notices all over the place. We will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by WendyJan 2014

  • "The barn is immaculate and spacious."

    A welcome pack on arrival was a lovely touch.The owner was there if you needed him, but unobtrusive.The icing on the cake was the hot tub, we used it every day except New Year.

    Reviewed by PamelaDec 2013

  • "The perfect place if you're looking for somewhere to get away from it all."

    We couldn't fault the cleanliness and décor throughout. With the living accommodation being open plan it was a great sociable place to stay.

    Reviewed by KatharineNov 2013

  • "Loved the hot tub, and wood burner, especially as it was November."

    The size of the living area is not done justice in the pictures; plenty big enough for 6 adults. Perfect location for a get away and idyllic break.

    Reviewed by JudithNov 2013

  • "We were here about a year and a half ago, and this is still a fabulous cottage and worth booking."

    Reviewed by EdwardNov 2013

  • "The cottage was in an amazing setting, and had an excellent layout for my toddler to explore without any safety worries."

    The cottage is ideally situated to take advantage of all the surrounding walks and lakes. We loved the log fire, a nice way to relax in the evening.

    Reviewed by KristieSep 2013

  • "Lovely, family friendly cottage."

    It was very comfortable for me and my family

    Reviewed by FelicitySep 2013

  • "Accommodation was excellent as were the extra facilities like the hot tub."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful. Ideal retreat after a day out walking or sightseeing in the Cumbrian countryside.

    Reviewed by SSep 2013

  • "This property should be 5 ticks in my opinion not 4."

    Best place we have ever stayed, I could not have asked for more. Love it!

    Reviewed by NikkiAug 2013

  • "A gorgeous converted barn in a very relaxing and pretty part of the countryside."

    The accommodation was very comfortable and spacious and had great facilities, and the hot tub was a bonus.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2013

  • "A brilliant get away, we are booking next year."

    Reviewed by CherylJul 2013

  • "Weather was amazing, hot tub everyday!"

    Beautiful conversion, job well done! Totally worth the money we paid.

    Reviewed by ChelseaJul 2013

  • "The property is beautifully decorated, like home-from-home."

    The hot tub is a real treat. It has to be one of the best places we've stayed in and I wouldn't be surprised if we book to come again.

    Reviewed by LisaJun 2013

  • "We love this property, and came to it last year."

    The area has so many attractions that appeal to us. We hope to return next year! It is lovely to be away from the tourist trap of the main Lake District, but near enough to visit it! Also we were blessed with excellent weather, all week.

    Reviewed by BrendaJun 2013

  • "It is a stunning property in stunning surroundings."

    It provides you with an ideal base for the Lakes while ensuring that you can recharge your batteries at night in peaceful surroundings or even taking a dip in the hot tub. We booked for the following year during the holiday, that will be fourth visit.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2013

  • "The barn was amazing, easily the best self-catering accommodation we have ever stayed in."

    Hot tub was perfect, as were the furnishings in the barn. The beds were very comfortable and all of the facilities were top notch. The location is beautiful, so peaceful and relaxing. Being slightly away from the main sights in the Lake District wasn't an issue. Can't wait to go back again!

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2013

  • "It was very quiet and private and we liked the gesture of eggs, milk and wine being provided for us."

    Everything was plain sailing with the booking and contacting the owner regarding the keys.

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2013

  • "Enjoyed every minute of our break, the cottage was very comfortable and homely."

    The hot tub made it extra special, will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by SimonMar 2013

  • "Superb property, very well equipped and in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2013

  • "A great place to chill out away from work and all the stresses of day to day living."

    We felt free to sit around the log fire all day watching DVD's. The hot tub was wonderful, we were able to use it anytime we felt like it. We enjoyed the visits from the owners cat and dog, and the owner could not do enough for us. We are thinking of re-booking for next year.

    Reviewed by AgnesNov 2012

  • "Fantastic quiet location with great facilities."

    Welcome package of eggs wine and milk to start you off. Plenty of wood for the log burner, perfect for those colder nights, although the whole barn was very warm. Hot tub also perfect for every night, will be back.

    Reviewed by ClaireNov 2012

  • "Hillside barn was a wonderful place to stay."

    The standard of the whole package was fantastic and the hot tub and log fire made a nice ending to a days walking in the Lake District. The owners were very friendly and the fresh eggs, milk and wine were a nice touch on arrival.

    Reviewed by SSep 2012

  • "A very warm and comfortable cottage in a fantastic location."

    Reviewed by JeremySep 2012

  • "Hill Side Barn was very comfortable and clean."

    The owners thought to leave a bottle of wine, some eggs and milk which was a nice touch. The hob tub was fantastic.

    Reviewed by AdeleAug 2012

  • "The house was fabulous!"

    We loved the hot tub and the wood burning stove in particular. There were also lots of thoughtful touches like books, games and DVDs to while away a rainy hour or two!

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2012

  • "Lovely house, great location, quiet - loved the big tv, hot tub and there was a PS3 and a Wii too."

    Property was always warm (too warm for me!).

    Mr HillJun 2012

  • "First class property."

    Great welcome from the owner, nice touch with the wine and eggs on arrival. Made to feel at home. Hot tub a great bonus. Lovely scenery and an ideal base for touring the Lakes. Holiday enjoyed by everyone. Hope to go back soon!

    Reviewed by CherylJun 2012

  • "The perfect location and accommodation!"

    Reviewed by IanJun 2012

  • "The property is spectacular and the area is beautiful."

    It is very peaceful, except for joyous birdsong! We had lots of room and privacy and the owner was extremely helpful when we arrived. There are many places to visit in the area. It is not as crowded as the Lake District, but just as beautiful and interesting, and the weather was great all week!

    Reviewed by BrendaMay 2012

  • "We very much enjoyed the location of the place we stayed in, set in a beautiful farmland area."

    It was close enough to the town of Ulverston to get to by car. Yet at the same time far enough away to make us feel as if we were in the wilds. Fabulous building with a real homely, warm feel about it. Great facilities, with dvd, satellite tv, gaming etc, with a good selection of books and films to watch. We stayed there with friends, so there were four of us - two couples, and we particularly liked the open plan lounge, eating, kitchen area. There was plenty of room and the wonderful airy nature place, with lots of natural light was great. We would definitely recommend this place to others, and someday hope to come back. The owner who met us was very friendly and helpful. We all had a fabulous holiday and the weather was wonderful, and we appreciated the scenery very much.

    Reviewed by CarolynApr 2012

  • "Lovely cottage and great hospitality - we will definitely return."

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2012

  • "Everything!"

    Loved it! By far the best place we have stayed in the UK.

    Reviewed by EdwardMar 2012

  • "First time to the Lakes and it was absolutely lovely."

    The cottage was amazing and we loved the hot tub. It was a great holiday and we will definitely book again!

    Reviewed by LauraMar 2012

  • "We loved the beautiful unspoilt area of the Lakes."

    The cottage was wonderful, especially the hot tub. Well furnished and very cosy great for just getting away from everything and relaxing. The owners certainly provide a first class place to stay.

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2012

  • "We loved it all but the hot tub just made it extra special."

    Reviewed by RichardJan 2012

  • "There was lots to do in the area and the cottage had a hot tub which was lovely."

    The standard of accommodation was very high and we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by SarahJan 2012

  • "The cottage was immaculate and the hot tub was amazing."

    We had a fantastic stay and will definitely book again!

    Reviewed by JamesDec 2011

  • "The property was of an exceptionally high quality."

    Having use of the hot tub was amazing. The location was beautiful, it was quite remote and peaceful.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2011

  • "The whole place was lovely!"

    Very clean and tidy. The kitchen was full of all the utensils you required, there was plenty of books, games, etc to use. Overall the place was excellent.

    Reviewed by RuthSep 2011

  • "Excellent accommodation in a peaceful countryside location."

    Friendly and helpful owner. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub each day!

    Reviewed by TrevorSep 2011

  • "An amazing property in a beautiful location."

    The hot-tub was the icing on the cake.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2011

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

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2011

  • "Quiet, well situated, spacious, very clean and modern."

    The eggs and bottle of wine were a great touch on arrival. We will be going back next year.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2011

  • "Great holiday, good weather and Hill Side Barn and the location were great for visits into the southern lakes and hills."

    The hot tub with this property is a big bonus - so good to come home to after a days walking in the hills.

    Reviewed by MartynJul 2011

  • "The location of the cottage was wonderful and was so quiet and peaceful."

    The hot tub was a fabulous bonus and we used it nearly every evening. The house was very comfortable and clean and everything was of such good quality- no tat! Excellent holiday cottage and we hope to return again.

    Reviewed by MarieJul 2011

  • "Beautiful accommodation and in a stunning setting."

    A very comfortable cottage with everything we needed. We loved the hot tub, very welcome after a day out walking.

    Reviewed by NicolaJun 2011

  • "This is our 2nd visit to Hill Side and already thinking of returning next year."

    Perhaps this reflects how much we enjoyed our time there. The hot tub is a bonus and the location is superb.

    Reviewed by DJun 2011

  • "This cottage was excellent, our second year staying here - it was even better than the first."

    Hot tub an added bonus along with fresh eggs in the morning.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2011

  • "The peace and tranquillity, the animals, the weather."

    The surrounding area was beautiful. The hot tub is a real winner. The knowledge that the owner was around if we needed him but not in our face. The accommodation was fantastic and we did not want to leave.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2011

  • "The property was out of the way but not too far out of the way for shops."

    The animals about the place were nice.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2011

  • "Gorgeous grounds and great garden with the crowning glory being the hot tub."

    The barn is well appointed with good furnishing throughout. A real gem and we would recommend to friend's to stay, in fact most are jealous of the pictures.

    Reviewed by MelanieApr 2011

  • "This is a fabulous barn and our third stay because of the exceptional accommodation."

    The owners are extremely welcoming and think of everything in order to make your holiday as relaxing and stress free as possible - we will be back a forth time!

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2011

  • "Beautiful cottage in a delightful and peaceful location."

    Hot tub was fantastic. Owners were very pleasant and welcoming. Buster the dog was lovely and joined us in the cottage on a couple of our evenings.

    Reviewed by JoanneJan 2011

  • "This was one of the nicest properties I have ever stayed in."

    It was warm, peaceful and comfortable with every possible convenience. The hot tub was a delight(must have one) and the owner helpful and welcoming, he even left us a bottle of wine! The resident dog visited regularly and was a most amazing footballer!

    Reviewed by LizJan 2011

  • "The location was perfect."

    The barn is beautiful and equipped to a very high standard. We loved the wood burner and idyllic views of the snow! There are many thoughtful extras like the dvds, books and games. The free range eggs are delicious! The owners are very helpful and offer a superb holiday let suitable for all ages. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by RuthNov 2010

  • "Wonderful accommodation, which is well equipped and the hot tub made the property a little bit special."

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2010

  • "The property is fantastic and the refurbishment of the property is first class."

    Highly recommended - loved it.

    Reviewed by GraemeNov 2010

  • "Fantastic location, superb accommodation, very nice for a family holiday and even includes a hot tub!"

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2010

  • "Brilliant hot tub and cottage - loved it!"

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2010

  • "Nice welcome from owner and beautiful landscape."

    Accommodation and surrounding area superb.

    Reviewed by TeresaSep 2010

  • "This was our second visit to the property, we hope to visit again."

    Its very quiet and peaceful location.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2010

  • "One of our best holidays, even the 'Great British Summer' didn't spoil it!"

    Superb countryside, outstanding accommodation. Local attractions worth doing; animal park, steam train and boat rides. Fantastic property, idyllic location, superb facilities i.e hot tub. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2010

  • "The accommodation was excellent."

    Very high standard, well worth the money. Hot tub was an added bonus for the property.

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2010

  • "Peace and quiet- only sounds were from the sheep!"

    Hot tub was fantastic- very relaxing. Very well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by BertieJul 2010

  • "Beautiful barn and the hot tub was fantastic!"

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2010

  • "The hot tub was an added bonus at the end of the day and the home from home comfort of the accommodation made it a most relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by JackyApr 2010

  • "Wonderfully presented and comfortable accommodation."

    Ideal base for touring southern Lakes. We had a really enjoyable, relaxing and memorable honeymoon.

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2010

  • "The Barn accommodation was renovated to a high standard and had a real wow factor."

    The accommodation felt like a loved home rather than a holiday home which added to the relaxation. The location was beautifully remote quiet and relaxing.

    Reviewed by TeanaFeb 2010

  • "It was very clean and the owner was very helpful."

    Lots of space and great surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by MargaretDec 2009

  • "Beautiful accommodation, beautiful setting, it was perfect."

    Reviewed by ClaireDec 2009

  • "Fantastic break - accommodation first class."

    Reviewed by EmmaDec 2009

  • "We loved the cottage as soon as we walked in - it was warm and welcoming and there was a definite wow factor!"

    The hot tub was amazing and we just didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by DeniseDec 2009

  • "The location was excellent and the property was very clean and up to standard."

    Reviewed by AllisonNov 2009

  • "The decor in the cottage was a very high standard, and it was also immaculately clean."

    The cottage was also in a great location, close to all amenities but you still felt very private while at the cottage.

    Reviewed by Kirsty LouiseNov 2009

  • "Everything, the place was amazing far better than we imagined!"

    The property in itself made the holiday!

    Reviewed by MelissaOct 2009

  • "We had a great family holiday, definitely enhanced by the lovely cottage and extra fun of the hot tub."

    Ms WrightOct 2009

  • "Fantastically warm welcome, beautifully finished property with all mod cons, superb facilities and amazing value for money - can't wait to go back!"


    Reviewed by MarkOct 2009

  • "The property was exceptional, far nicer than I expected."

    Everything was perfect. The location was perfect for us, and the peace and quiet. The hot tub was appreciated by the whole group and the owners could not have been friendlier. We loved everything about this property and have all said that we will recommend it to friends.

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2009

  • "The property was well maintained and was situated in a lovely location."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful. The hot tub was an added bonus. Will definitely return as we still have lots to see in area. Hillside Barn was the ideal base.

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2009

  • "What a fantastic property!"

    It was everything we were expecting and more. We were very impressed by the welcome we received. We would not hesitate in recommending Hillside Barn as a holiday destination - a real gem.

    Reviewed by MaryAug 2009

  • "The property was in excellent condition and very clean."

    The owner has gone to a great deal of trouble in making this a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2009

  • "Fantastic holiday."

    Fabulously well furnished home with attention to detail. Nothing seemed to have been forgotten - it was like home from home. Hot tub was a success.

    Reviewed by SuzanneAug 2009

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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.

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 and 1054351, together sleeping up to 27 people.


  • 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

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.

Region Information

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
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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