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Thimble Cottage

Pennington near Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 2965)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "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 AkbarAug 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 PaulMay 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 LindaMay 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 NicolaMay 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 DennisFeb 2022

  • "Thimble Cottage was excellent in every way."

    Michael Hill

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 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 StephenFeb 2022

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

    Reviewed by NigelJan 2022

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

    Reviewed by SharonJan 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 SarahDec 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 CarolNov 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 JulianNov 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 NicolaOct 2021

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

    Reviewed by BarryOct 2021

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

    We look forward to staying again soon.

    Reviewed by KeishaSep 2021

  • "Lovely location and property!"

    Catered for every need!!

    Reviewed by TraceyAug 2021

  • "Beautiful and comfortable cottage."

    Very private. Stunning setting.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2021

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

    Reviewed by StephenJun 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 MichaelMay 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 LesleyApr 2021

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

    Reviewed by FionaSep 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 RebeccaJul 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 RuairiFeb 2020

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

    ..Thank you!

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 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 MeganJul 2019

  • "Stairs bit steep"

    Reviewed by LyndaMay 2019

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

    Reviewed by DavidMay 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 DavidApr 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 ZahraFeb 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 CharlotteJan 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 AndrewJan 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 TaraDec 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 JennaNov 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 EmmaNov 2018

  • "Amazing place, really nice people."

    Very good privacy! Recommend for anyone in love!

    Reviewed by EliseiNov 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 MoloudOct 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 MichaelSep 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 MalcolmAug 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 ColinJul 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 EllaJun 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 DavidApr 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 RowenaApr 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 CatherineMar 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 GaryFeb 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 TDec 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 WendySep 2017

  • "Beautiful location quiet and peaceful."

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

    Reviewed by GillianJun 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, washing machine, WiFi, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, CD
  • 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
  • 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

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