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Thimble Cottage

(Ref. 2965)

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


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Thimble Cottage."

    It’s small but so well thought out and finished to a very good standard. We would definitely stay again! Ps: wine and chocolates were a lovely gesture, thank you!

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely 7 day stay at Thimble Cottage."

    It was clean, comfortable everything we needed was provided. We recommend a holiday in this beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very pleasant stay for two of us!"

    Cosy and has a well equipped kitchen for making some basic breakfast and simple meals. The drive to the premise is also wide enough and smooth, not like other tiny country roads in the same area.

    Reviewed by Yung5.0May 2023

  • "I spent a lovely 3 weeks at this cottage."

    The owners were lovely, thoughtful, and extremely helpful, and they have some really cute and friendly animals that make you feel right at home. The space was cozy and comfortable, and I really appreciated the wood-burning stove. I would absolutely love to stay in this charming cottage again one day.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent for two clean and cosy"

    Reviewed by JR5.0Mar 2023

  • "Arriving in dreadful weather, the cottage wasn't warm on arrival after a 7 hour journey that was disappointing."

    however we realised the control on the wall for the underfloor heating wasn't on the next day so we turned it on( or up)and it was fine after. Neither of us liked the stairs we found them narrow and with the thick carpet I was slipping in my slippers everytime I went down them maybe just bare wood would give better grip , the bedroom made me feel giddy I felt like I was falling but we knew what it looked like on booking so our fault I didn't realise I would feel like that I imagine alot of people are fine with it . Not been able to stand straight due to the ceiling shape was awkward for us again it's how the cottage is , you cannot change that . Our next door neighbours arrived after us and had a swearing shouting row in the early hours and he was swearing shouting saturday afternoon slamming door/s , we didn't know what to do as everyone can have arguments it's hardly the cottage owners fault we decide to stay Sunday and go home early Monday ( instead of friday) however Sunday morning the next door neighbours left so we stayed. There are kitchen cupboards but each one had items in so as we had brought our food with us it was awkward storing things away l put the loaf of bread in the saucepan cupboard. Each day I had used a saucepan and colander from that cupboard (unaware rodents was likely to be walking over these items. )on Thursday morning I opened it to get the bread out and the bread and plastic wrapper was ripped around bread and the seeds of the bread scattered in the cupboard obviously rodents / mice , I phoned the cottage owner and he sent a maintenence man in while we was out for the day ( as we had pre- paid tickets for muncaster castle) they acted on it swiftly and the owner apologised ( on the phone and in a text- telling me they had put mouse traps behind the kick boards and cleaned up the mess of bread etc but didn't see anything) unfortunately I am absolutely terrified of rodents so that was extremely stressful for me I cannot help how I feel about them- I am aware these things happen sometimes - we lived for years in a very remote cottage and now live in the countryside next to the sea so I realise rodents get into places but it just totally ruined the holiday for me especially I spent all night and evening listening for mice and we went home - as planned as end of holiday on Friday but left at 4.20am as I couldn't relax anymore . I guess we was unfortunate but we had looked forward to the holiday so much - as anyone does but it wasn't how we would have liked it to be Also the living space could do with better lighting at night it was really dull I realise we sound like moaners , we chose the cottage knowing how it's layout was etc but all the other incidents just ruined it . We wouldn't go back.

    My sincere apologies you experienced this Alan, thank you for your comments, I would have been more than happy to assist you with the heating. Due to the surroundings, mice can appear in the property as can any woodland creature. We don't have a vermin or mice issue - I apologise if this caused any issues. Our maintenance man has installed the necessary requirements to reduce this from happening. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan3.8Sep 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, has everything you could need, ( no freezer though) but not really an issue for us."

    Very well equipped, very clean. Was an absolute pleasure to stay. Nice quiet location. Approx 10 minute drive from Ulverston. We would 100% stay in thimble cottage again.

    Reviewed by Kriston5.0Sep 2022

  • "We have stayed at Ewedale Farm twice before in the past year, both times in Laith Cottage, we absolutely loved our stays there, so this time we thought we would try Thimble Cottage."

    We were so looking forward to it. Thimble cottage is clean and comfortable and well equipped with everything you might need for your stay. However, the Cottage is very dark and would benefit from a few extra table lamps. Upstairs, where this a very small mirror, it is particularly dark, making it almost impossible to use the mirror. The "stairs" to the mezzanine floor are more like a ladder, very, very steep, extremely narrow and definitely not wide enough to place your whole foot on. I'm not keen on heights and l found it particularly difficult coming down. The shower us terrible, hardly any water pressure and difficult to regulate. Sorry, but its just not up to the same standard as Laith Cottage,we definitely won't return.

    Reviewed by Joyce3.4Sep 2022

  • "Unfortunately we had to cut short our holiday due to family illness we managed 3 nights stay at the cottage"

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Sep 2022

  • "What an amazing weekend away!"

    Thank you Ste and Carol for making our stay awesome! The cottage was lovely, with a cosy fire place and a full modern kitchen, the welcome bottle of wine and milk was a lovely touch. The milk bottle came in handy considering we arrived late at night with a toddler. The cottage gives a very cabin like feeling, which we loved. All the instructions were written clearly and help sheet provided was really useful. The BBQ area was great as well. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Akbar5.0Aug 2022

  • "Had an amazing stay at thimble cottage,it was immaculately clean and the milk and wine was a lovely touch."

    We would recommend this cottage to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Thimble cottage."

    It was clean, comfortable and had everything we wanted for our holiday. The owner Steve was very friendly and the bottle of wine on arrival was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "Fabulous place bern quite a few times now in Woodside bard two ."

    lovely couple that own is do peaceful highly recommend if wanting a peaceful place to stay x

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2022

  • "What a brilliant cottage Thimble Cottage is, everything you need for a short stay or even longer."

    Within east driving distance into Ulverston & of course all of The Lake District. We found the notes from the owners very helpful & thorough, hopefully we will return.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Feb 2022

  • "Thimble Cottage was excellent in every way."

    Michael Hill

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2022

  • "Cottage was amazing."

    Pictures don't do it justice. Clean, comfortable, with everything you could need for a break away. Set in stunning surroundings. Thank you for an wonderful time away. Would definately book again. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2022

  • "Staircase too steep for the elderly but rest beutiful"

    Reviewed by Nigel4.4Jan 2022

  • "What a fantastic cottage, lovely location everything we needed & the log fire what a bonus definitely booking again in October."

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jan 2022

  • "Great place for couples to get away."

    Very cosy and quiet . We both thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas break and will be returning again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely spotless, credit to the owners, only thing that would stop us from ..."

    Absolutely spotless, credit to the owners, only thing that would stop us from staying again unfortunately us the very steep/narrow steps up to the bedroom

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Nov 2021

  • "A very comfortable, warm place to stay with just about everything you need for a week."

    Lots of walks and beaches within a short drive although limited walking from the door.

    Reviewed by Julian4.7Nov 2021

  • "Lovely time again third time different cottage this time beautiful little cottage think be going to that one ."

    Normally go in Woodside barn put was all booked up was so cosy in thimble cottage . And left my laptop and nearly home and rang us and said don’t worry we will get it to you . Which thought was lovely of them and they sent me it back by currier which was so appreciated Specially when live long way so thank you Steve snd carol for sorting that . And thank you to Noel for ringing me and making sure we got it back ok and save ❤️

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was very nice and cosy The shower is appalling"

    Reviewed by Barry4.1Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, everything had been thought of."

    We look forward to staying again soon.

    Reviewed by Keisha5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely location and property!"

    Catered for every need!!

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful and comfortable cottage."

    Very private. Stunning setting.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2021

  • "Everything you needed for a weeks stay,so relaxing."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jun 2021

  • "Thimble Cottage is the nicest cottage we have ever stayed in and with picturesque scenery and lots of wildlife what more could you ask for."

    It was super clean and no expense spared on the fixtures and fittings.Thank you for a lovely holiday and would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2021

  • "We were extremely well looked after by Steve."

    So friendly and helpful. Such a peaceful and beautiful location. Great for visiting South lakes. A visit to Ulverston and a climb up the Hoad is a MUST do!

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Apr 2021

  • "Fabulous place to stay, not a single thing to complain about."

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very nice getaway for couples, it was a cosy cottage that had all the amenities that we needed during our stay."

    Close to Ulverston just a 10 minute drive and only 40 minutes to Coniston water and Lake Windermere.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2020

  • "Our break away at thimble cottage was very pleasant indeed."

    Absolutely stunning location. The cottage itself was warm cosy and inviting if I was going to fault anything about our stay I would say please change the shower because it was rubbish scolding hot for 5 secs Luke warm for 5 secs then freezing cold for a minute. Sorry for nit picking oh and the towel rail did not work other than that superb. Regards Ruairi.

    Reviewed by Ruairi4.7Feb 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage in a perfect location, would highly recommend."

    ..Thank you!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage, every amenity you need."

    Helpful owner would definitely stay again.

    Many thanks for your lovely feedback and we hope to see you again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Jul 2019

  • "Stairs bit steep"

    Reviewed by Lynda3.8May 2019

  • "Every thing was perfect even the weather will be back many thanks"

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "Wow! What a fantastic week spent in a beautiful corner of Cumbria."

    Ewedale is pictureque, perfectly situated for exploration of the Lakes and South Lakeland coastlines and we would highly recommend a stay. The owners are very welcoming and clearly run a tight ship (clearly labelled facilities including a great recycle shed) with everything you need within the cottage (e.g. a fully equipped kitchen and very comfortable bedding) and they leave you to unwind after a day of adventures, without any intrusion. Thank you for a glorious week, we would love to come back!

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage is beautiful, it’s really well kept and you can tell a lot of love, time and money has been invested in it."

    Would definitely recommend. In a lovely quiet area but close by to local amenities.

    Reviewed by Zahra5.0Feb 2019

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at thimble cottage."

    The bed is so comfy, and the rest of the cottage is extremely cosy. Owner Steve is extremely welcoming and kindly had a small bottle of milk and a bottle of wine waiting for us on arrival. My boyfriend and I enjoyed our stay so much that 2 nights into it, we had booked to return again two months later. Would definitely reccomend.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jan 2019

  • "Just what we needed after the festive season to get away to this wonderful ..."

    Just what we needed after the festive season to get away to this wonderful little cottage We wanted for nothing in this great cozy cottage would highly recomend to anyone wanting a quiet break

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay, really cozy little cottage with all the extras."

    We enjoyed the heated floors and wood fire. It had everything we needed and would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Tara5.0Dec 2018

  • "Gorgeous cosy cottage!"

    !! Lovely owners made us feel comfortable and at home and would go above and beyond to help with anything. We will 100% be returning.

    Reviewed by Jenna5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful, just what we needed."

    The location was great, very peaceful and a great base to explore the Lake District from

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2018

  • "Amazing place, really nice people."

    Very good privacy! Recommend for anyone in love!

    Reviewed by Elisei5.0Nov 2018

  • "It was our first experience with skycottage and won't be the last time."

    The cottage was clean, cozy, warm and fully equipped. The owner was living next door and was always available to pop in if you need anything. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Moloud5.0Oct 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    The owners Steve and Carol were the most helpful people you can imagine. Nothing was a problem. Would be happy to visit again when the M5 & M6 roadworks are completed. Mike Bissex

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2018

  • "Thimble Cottage is very well presented and comfortable."

    It is located in a very rural setting and offers easy access to the Southern Lakes area and lower Lake District. There are friendly cat visitors which we found delightful. A secluded patio and relaxed atmosphere at the farm made the holiday a very enjoyable experience. Ulverston is close by and a lovely small town.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fantastic quit place to stay and would definitely go back again; albeit the wife took a little time to get use to the cows !"


    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2018

  • "Thimble cottage was beautiful!"

    Very clean and perfect location for exploring the lakes! The owners were very helpful throughout our stay. Will definitely be coming back

    Reviewed by Ella4.7Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful and so peaceful we had the best holiday by far."

    We would highly recommend it to anyone that loves peace the views are fantastic. you are not far from ulverston which has all the amenities that you require

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a quiet, beautiful location."

    The wine and milk left for us were a nice thought, and we found everything we could need for a relaxing weekend in the lakes. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Rowena5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you could need for a self-catered stay."

    Only issue was steep narrow stairs which previous reviews had already mentioned. Underfloor heating was great and much needed after a day outdoors, but sometimes the thermostat went a bit crazy and repeatedly clicked on/off which was a little annoying at night!

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Mar 2018

  • "The accommodation was very good."

    Nice quiet location. Warm welcome. Only downside might be the steep narrow stairs to the mezzanine bedroom.

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Feb 2018

  • "An ideal location for venturing into the lakes and visiting Barrow in Furness, Walney island and Morecambe bay."

    Unfortunately winter holidays in the lakes can be tricky with ice and snow, so be prepared for the worst.........

    Reviewed by T4.8Dec 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location and close to many popular lake destinations."

    We had a fabulous relaxing week away and would recommend this cottage for any couple wanting the same- stunning

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2017

  • "Beautiful location quiet and peaceful."

    Cottage was superb and the welcome bottle of wine was really appreciated.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2017

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  • One galleried double bedroom (accessed by steep wooden staircase)
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Electric underfloor central heating on ground floor with electric storage heaters and woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, Dish washer, WiFi, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, CD
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Patio and small garden area with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Free range eggs available
  • Shop 3 miles, pubs 2 miles.

The property

A cosy, 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.

Offering first class accommodation ideal for a romantic retreat, this charming Pennington cottage has an open plan living area with woodburner, and a lovely galleried bedroom with exposed beams and Velux windows.

Outside, guests can relax in the small front garden and patio, ideal after a day spent enjoying the area.

The Cumbrian Way and plenty of footpaths run close by, making this an ideal base for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers.

Ulverston is within easy reach, as are the Furness coast and beautiful Coniston.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs: 2964, 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.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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