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Woodside Barn

(Ref. 3735)

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you for a wonderful holiday in a home away from home."

    The cottage was equipped with everything we needed and so we could relax and enjoy from day one. The surrounding area is beautiful, very peaceful and extremely quiet... Could not ask for a better location. The cottage was extremely clean and warm. Would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a very relaxing stay and thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet."

    A lovely cosy cottage to come back to after a day out, can imagine the garden is a gem in the warmer weather especially for families. The owners are very friendly and helpful if you need them.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Oct 2023

  • "We three had a great time at the cottage."

    Thank you very much!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

  • "The house was perfect size for our family of 4, even a bit spacious!"

    The children loved the outdoor space to play ball and to watch the animals in the field. We had a fabulous time and were all sorry to go when we had to leave. Thanks alot

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great place very quiet,could have done with a freshen up half way through our two week stay maybe,"

    Reviewed by David4.4Jul 2023

  • "Sofa is low & soft which makes it tricky to get up from"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Spacious, well equipped and comfortable accommodation in a quiet location and beautiful area."

    Excellent communications with the hosts. We holidayed for two weeks at Woodside Barn and can highly recommended a stay at Ewedale.

    Reviewed by Cornelia5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with good facilities, very clean and comfortable, thank you!"

    Good location for exploring the Peninsula, surprising amount of wildlife locally. Local views fantastic too.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.4Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful property in a secluded location."

    Personally found the sofas a little soft and low but it didn't spoil our enjoyment.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback Lynne, I really value this as we want to ensure that we maximize our guest experience and appreciate your recommendation about the sofa. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful property."

    Spotless, comfortable beds, quiet. Clean tidy grounds around. Lovely bottle of wine left for us to enjoy when we arrived. Highly recommend. No faults whatsoever.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Nov 2022

  • "Really lovely house."

    There is a weird step in the kitchen down to the living room that you don’t notice if you’re not careful and it was super slippy for some reason! The place would really benefit from a wood burner but the electric radiators kick out some good heat for those cold winter evenings. The way the tv in situated means there is a whole lot of glare from the many windows in the living room. Other than those really minor gripes. The whole place is lovely and a perfect place to relax after a day on the fells :)

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.1Oct 2022

  • "The apartment was excellent, just as described."

    So is the site. It is wonderfully quiet and isolated. The approach road is narrow but quiet; however it is bumpy and the entrance from the main road was a huge puddle. There is a public footpath round the site but it was impassible.

    Thank you very much for your very informative feedback William, we really do appreciate your thoughts. I'm happy that you enjoyed your holiday. We are in the countryside so the roads can be quite dissimilar. Hopefully, this doesn't deter you from coming to stay with us again, as we would love to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2022

  • "If you like peace and quiet with plenty of room this is for you."

    a short ride to Ulverston centre and lots of places nearby. loved it.

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful clean cottage ,lovely and peaceful no complaints only the entrance to the road leading down to the cottage needs attention , massive holes ."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Ran out of toilet roll - whislt our 4 day stay may have been longer than some of your other clients, running out of toilet roll was the only down point of our stay."

    Otherwise the place is excellent.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage with pretty garden."

    We had a great stay here. Very cosy and it had everything we needed. Would return and recommend.

    Reviewed by Amie5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Woodside barn , the 10am departure is a bit early felt my weekend was only one night and there is no late check out option."

    Reviewed by Emma3.8Apr 2022

  • "We’ve just had a great stay in a very well equipped cottage that is well maintained and in a glorious location - we will definitely be booking again."

    Our stay could only have been improved by the property having a dishwasher and the checkout time being 11am instead of 10am.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Mar 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean and well equipped."

    Looking to book again.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic thank ypu for making it sp special for the boys with personal touching Christmas Decorations."

    Best place I've ever stayed will recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Dec 2021

  • "It was a lovely, warm cottage in a good location."

    Spotlessly clean and well presented. Only improvement would be the installation of a dishwasher but this is minor.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Oct 2021

  • "A very well appointed, spacious cottage in a lovely area."

    Additional cleaning materials available but these were not required as the cottage was spotless. Yes, the roads around are narrow but you get used to them. Lots of places to eat in town. We especially enjoyed the excellent food and friendly service at the tapas restaurant. Newly opened tea shop, Cobblestones, serves delicious cakes and has a laid back, retro vibe. No visit to the area is complete without a visit to the Laurel and Hardy museum- the best £6 I’ve spent in ages.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very welcoming layout, moreso than the photos which make it look brighter than it is. Suite just a little low and deep for me but that's also a personal thing. Shortage of hanging space in the twin room, although I understand why. Excellent cottage and I can't wait to go back on my own for a quiet few days in one if the smaller cottages!

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage,fantastic location,very comfortable and clean ..."

    Beautiful cottage,fantastic location,very comfortable and clean property,everything you need for a cracking base to discover the Lake District Would definitely recommend a visit to Woodside Barn you won’t be disappointed 10/10

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2021

  • "The only thing that spoilt the holiday was the access road to the cottage ran through a field with cattle grates to keep the animals secure, the field had many sheep and 2 cows."

    On the second day one of the cows started jumping towards my wife as we went for a morning walk. This caused my wife to be afraid to walk from the cottage to the main road. I know it is a rural location , but given the size of cows and the occasional story where they injure walkers, not keeping them in the access field, would avoid such incidents.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "Second visit to Woodside barn great place to stay if you like peaceful & quiet."

    Owner Steve really nice & helpful the accommodation is nice & clean all the things you might need are there I would recommend a stay there if that’s the thing you’re looking for

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely location and everything about the cottage was excellent."

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7May 2021

  • "Almost exceeded our expectations."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and a pleasure to be in. It had everything we needed and more. Only downside was that downstairs furniture looked great but wasnt comfortable (sofa and dining chairs). Sounds silly but when you've been out walking all day a comfy seat is what we were looking for.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jul 2020

  • "Enjoyed staying here so much I have booked a return visit."

    Quiet rural location but only a short drive into Ulverston. Cottage is comfortable and very well equipped. Warm welcome from Ste on arrival.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2020

  • "Can't really add much more to the glowing feedback I've read about this place already."

    It lived up to all the positive reports and more. The place is immaculate. You wouldn't belive it wasn't decorated this year. It is spotlesly clean. All appliances are fisr class (none of the usual rubbish you find in such rental) and everything works. The location is excellent and the farm is immaculate. The owner is welcoming and friendly and even his little Jack Russel dog came for a visit to make sure we're at home. Telephone 3G/4G works but WIFI never connected. After the shock of being without internet wore off, we relaxed and enjoyed the peace and seclusion. I would highly recommend this complex for short or long break in the south lakes.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2020

  • "Liked the property and the location."

    Great for exploring this part of the world although obviously you need a car to get about. There was no handbook for the property which we've found with others we have stayed in. even though we didn't feel we had complete control of the heating, as it's on storage heaters, we tend to go to bed early ish so were never cold. the kitchen is equipped and suitable to cook your own meals if required. the beds were comfortable. The downstairs shower is a little small but works well and gets you clean. Overall we enjoyed our stay here and would return in the future.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Mar 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay."

    The cottage was very comfortable and clean and very child friendly. It was a lovely surprise to find board games, dvds and a Games console in the living area and kept my 4 year old son entertained for hours. We visited for my Sons Birthday and he enjoyed every minute... So much so he got upset when we had to leave! The only downfall I found was that we didn't realise we needed to take our own straps to fasten my 8 month old into the high chair provided so we couldn't use it, but I'm not sure if that's just standard anywhere. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2020

  • "An excellent location with good access to the Lakes."

    The Cottage was very cosy and really appreciated the bottle of wine, coffee and sugar. There was useful information available regarding places of interest and local gastropubs. We arrived over an hour earlier than the normal check in time but this was not an issue for the owners who allowed us entry. Power cut from 7pmish to just before 11pm on our final evening. Good job we had already eaten or else we could have been in a little trouble. Nothing the owners could have done about this though other than perhaps enquire to see if everything was ok. There was a torch in one of the cupboards and it was fortunate our Iphones were charged! Gorgeous farm cat purring away that our daughter loved. All in all a fantastic experience! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Sanjiv5.0Feb 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here."

    The cottage was in excellent condition. Without hesitation we would look to stay here again at the right time. Steve was such a great help throughout break. It felt like a home as opposed to just a break away. The views and access you have at this destination are major plus. Thank you Steve.

    Reviewed by A5.0Nov 2019

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    Welcome pack and two bathrooms made it a nice, comfortable stay. Plenty of animals around - good for kids.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had a really nice stay at the cottage."

    It was in beautiful surroundings. The cottage was very comfortable, well equipped and lovely and warm.

    Many thanks for this lovely feedback and we are pleased you had a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Cottage was lovely, Clean and comfortable."

    Very peaceful with fields all around and beautiful views. The owners were friendly and very helpful if you needed anything. I would recommend this lovely place to stay and I would certainly go back.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was wonderful, everything we needed was there."

    The owner was very friendly and let our son go for a small walk with the owner`s dog - what a wonderful experience to be there for us all. Thank you so much :):):)!!!

    Reviewed by Katharina5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great place to stay magnificent views."

    Helpfull owner.

    Reviewed by Alexander4.7Jul 2019

  • "Had a wonderful time at Woodside Barn , cottage was spotless , facilities excellent, the area was peace full and picturesque."

    Steve the owner was very welcoming and help full throughout our stay , hope to return sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jun 2019

  • "A lovely quiet location and what a view on the road to it."

    One little thing may be a house name sign at the top of the drive would be a lovely idea. Other than that great!!

    Reviewed by Jayne4.4May 2019

  • "Really nice spot hidden down the hill and next to artificial lakes."

    The owner was very helpful and made sure everything was at out disposal. Very quiet and close to town. We loved it!

    Reviewed by Georgios5.0Apr 2019

  • "Cottage absolutely spotlessly clean."

    Great place to relax and unwind Thank You

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Mar 2019

  • "Such a peaceful and pleasant cottage, would definateley go back again"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2018

  • "Woodside Barn is perfect accommodation."

    It is in beautiful surroundings, very quiet. There is everything in the accommodation that you would need. The welcome pack of wine and milk was very welcome after a long drive. It was a pity about the weather but the owners cannot do anything about that. Would certainly recommend and would return if back in that part of the country.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Sep 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Incredibly clean and comfortable. Facilities included things we hadn't even considered we might need (a handy slow cooker meant we had meals ready after long hikes), the kitchen was very well provided, outdoor spaces were beautiful and well kept and the owners left us wine, milk, tea and coffee and even brought my parents some fresh eggs. Cannot rate them highly enough.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2018

  • "This is our 3rd time visiting this property- always clean and well maintained."

    Very friendly owners. We have used most of the high -end cottage providers in the last 10 years- but in last 3 Sykes have become our number one, for the quality of the houses and the excellent service.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely setting."

    But quite remote. We found it easier to spend whole day out and eat out at lunchtime rather than go out again in t,he evening to eat. As the road into ulverston is quite steep and narrow and the farm access road quite bumpy. Having said that the barn is in a lovely quiet peaceful location, only the sound of birds. No traffic noise great. It is a lovely area not one we had explored much before, but still handy for the lakes and holker hall and cartmel. Having gone into Windermere on. The Wednesday we were really glad to be staying in a quieter area. We couldn't believe the queues and the amount of people milling about. Didn't stay long but headed back to the more peaceful area around cartmel and ulverston. The facilities were good and having two bathrooms made it much easier with 4 adults in the barn. All in all a great break and would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.4Jul 2018

  • "The location is lovely & very remote ideal for relaxation re-charging you batteries which of course means a car is essential."

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jun 2018

  • "Excelent holiday cottage, great place"

    Reviewed by Tjalling4.7Jun 2018

  • "It's wonderful location, great facilities"

    Reviewed by M5.0May 2018

  • "Excellent cottage in quite a remote location."

    Car essential to get to local facilities and walks. Very hilly but spectacular. Thoroughly enjoyed our week.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2018

  • "Great little cottage."

    A bit remote but only 3 miles up hill from Ulverston town which is a quick drive. Nice owners. Good location for Central and South Lake District.

    Reviewed by David4.1Apr 2018

  • "A delightful cottage in a beautiful location, we will return."

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Mar 2018

  • "Excellent location friendly people could not recommend highly enough"

    Reviewed by M5.0Mar 2018

  • "The place was spotless very peaceful, the owners were very helpful & friendly"

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Oct 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage which was very homely and clean."

    Beautiful surroundings and an excellent base to explore the Lake District. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2017

  • "One of 5 converted barns but still calm and private."

    Beautiful well tended gardens.Helpful on site owners. Warning it is quite remote and road to it is rather rough.

    Reviewed by Enid4.6Jun 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 2'6" twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, WiFi, TV, DVD, CD/radio
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Ample off road parking
  • Spacious patio and garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Free range eggs available
  • Shop 3 miles, pubs 2 miles.

The property

An outstanding, stone-built detached barn conversion, in the beautiful, secluded hamlet of Pennington, three miles from the ancient market town of Ulverston.

Fully renovated and lovingly restored, this cottage offers first-class accommodation, with a spacious living room with dining area and patio doors leading to lovely grounds, a beautiful kitchen, two delightful bedrooms and two luxurious bathrooms.

One of four quality cottages on this peaceful site, the accommodation seamlessly combines original features with modern comforts, ideal for those looking for a cosy retreat.

The Cumbrian Way and several footpaths run close by, ideal for walking and cycling.

Ulverston, 3 miles, hosts many pubs and restaurants, whilst the sandy beaches of the Furness Coast, and Coniston, with its mountain biking and water sports, are a short drive.

A terrific cottage, and a great base whatever the time of year.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs: 2964, 2965, 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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