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Horrace Farm Cottage

Pennington near Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 921656)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect base to see the Lake District from."

    Excellent facilities, clean and very comfortable. Joanne, Stephen and Matthew are extremely helpful and friendly. Thanks again for letting us stay in your lovely cottage, will certainly return again.

    Reviewed by LaurieMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Horrace Farm Cottage."

    It was peaceful with beautiful surroundings and expansive views from the upstairs rooms and fields of sheep and lambs all around.The highlight of our stay was bottle feeding the baby lambs. Horrace Farm Cottage is a great base to explore the South Lakes from and we walked so much that we were grateful for a warm, comfortable and well equipped house to come back to at the end of each day. We don't tend to do the same holiday twice but if we were ever in the area we'd love to stay again.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Horrace farm."

    The owners were so kind and welcoming. Lovely touches like flowers, milk, biscuits and fresh eggs. The accommodation was superb, outstanding facilities including full equipped kitchen and the washing machine and tumble dryer came in very handy. We loved the lounge with the log burner and the Sky box was great. Beautiful views and lovely surroundings. We would recommend this to anyone. Thank you.

    Reviewed by CathMar 2022

  • "Great holiday cottage and very friendly owners."

    I will definitely be recommending and using this place again!!!

    Reviewed by PhilFeb 2022

  • "An absolute gem of a cottage."

    . wonderful views and the log burner made it cosy. Really enjoyed the holiday and will be back

    Reviewed by DanialDec 2021

  • "Very lovely cottage, Clean and tidy."

    Owners very polite. Would recommend to friends and family

    Reviewed by RyanNov 2021

  • "Beautiful setting, very quiet and good run into Ulveston."

    Great walks from the cottage, wood burner a delight. Thanks!

    Reviewed by DominicOct 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a very quiet location."

    The owners were really friendly and helpful and they left us fresh eggs! Really enjoyed our stay, everything we needed was provided. Excellent area, lots to do.

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, very cosy."

    Even being on a working farm it was relaxing, entertaining and fun. Owners very welcoming and accommodating. Will definitely go back

    Reviewed by EllieJul 2021

  • "Would recommend this beautiful cottage quiet peaceful lovely views Steven Joanne ..."

    Would recommend this beautiful cottage quiet peaceful lovely views Steven Joanne and Matthew are brilliant hosts very friendly couldn’t have wished for a better place to stay thank you x

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2021

  • "Horrace Farm Cottage is a great place for a relaxing holiday."

    It's well furnished, cosy & very comfortable. The owners are friendly & eager to please. Car parking space outside & beautiful views all round. We had a fabulous time with lots of long walks. I can recommend & would book again.

    Reviewed by CliffJun 2021

  • "Brilliant cottage well thought out kitchen downstairs and living,bathroom & bedrooms upstairs"

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "I booked this cottage when my niece was to get married this September in Cumbria as a base for me to stay attend the wedding and have a holiday either side of the wedding weekend."

    However, due to Covid 19the wedding was cancelled but as I still had the cottage booked and the time off work I thought I would still go ahead and have a well earned break with a friend and joined y my family for the middles weekend as planned . It was a well needed rest for us all in lovely country surroundings on a working farm. The family were lovely and so helpful during our stay even leaving us milk and freshly laid eggs for our arrival. All Covid 19 precautions were taken to make the cottage clean and sanitised and to follow social distancing when we met the family. The views were stunning from the front and back of the cottage especially from the bigger bedroom where you could sit in bed and watch the sheep and cows on the field. A great place to access the south lake tourist areas as well the beach at St Bees on the east coast. Ulverston was a 2 mile drive or walk from the cottage where many places to eat were available to meet all needs as well as supermarkets, small shops and a daily market. The Laurel and Hardy museum was a good visit for a rainy day and a lovely canal walk takes you to where it meets the sea and back. Great value for money for a family stay in Cumbria.

    Reviewed by TriciaSep 2020

  • "The weather up on the top of the Hill tends to be very misty, dont be deceived, it could be georgeous down in the town or anywhere else."

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage very well equipped and lovely hosts Sykes however had no recollection of our booking or payment had to chase it up a week later."

    Next time will book direct with cottage owners

    Reviewed by DanielAug 2020

  • "Very comfortable well equipped cottage, lovely views, very friendly hosts."

    Would thoroughly recommend. Take slippers as beautiful slate kitchen floor is cold on the feet.

    Reviewed by RogerMar 2020

  • "We visited in February 2020, in the midst of storm Dennis."

    Although the roads were free of snow and ice, I'd definitely check the weather before setting off (especially November - March), as the road to the cottage is steep and winding, so would imagine pretty treacherous if untreated in freezing conditions. The cottage is linked to the main house, which is a working farm, which is great, as you have direct contact with the owners. Steve, who lives in the farmhouse with his wife and son, gave us a lift into and from Ulverston, which was fantastic given that we wanted to go for a meal and drinks with the dog - which saved me a 3 km walk in the dark windswept road at 9:30 pm. The cottage itself was quite charming - open stonework, log fire and just the cosy rustic feel you'd expect from a cottage of this type. The kitchen facilities were great and has pretty much everything you need. There wasn't much in the way of condiments and other sundries, such as tea, milk coffee - which was fine, as we brought all that. But be prepared as it's a bit of a drive to the local Tesco. The cottage has WIFI and Sky TV and surprisingly for its remote location - even receives 4G signal. The shower was nice and hot and the bathroom is spacious. There are towels, but you may still want to take your own. The bedrooms were spacious, but not really anywhere to hang or store your clothes and the bed I slept in (single) was ok, but not overly comfortable. As the cottage is part of a working farm, please bare in mind that you have quite a lot cows mooing and pooing just metres from the cottage, this wasn't an issue for me, but may put some off. In terms of location, the cottage itself is pretty remote and although you can take a walk around the vicinity, there are much more popular, prettier and well trodden parts of the lakes. That said, its not too far (35 km) from the more popular destinations, such as Ambleside, Windermere etc

    Reviewed by JasonFeb 2020

  • "This is a brilliant cottage, really clean, everything you want, like a home from home."

    Stephen, Joanne and Matthew made us feel so welcome, full of good advice and tips and fab farm eggs on arrival. Got to feed the lambs and nothing was to much trouble. We have stayed in many places around the country from really nice hotels to some right dives but for the money you pay/the location/the cottage probably the best place we have stayed, really didn't want to leave. Book it you will not be disappointed, we are already looking to go again. Thank you stephen/Joanne and Matthew, from paul/liz and monty

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2020

  • "Brill cottage well worth the money."

    Can’t fault cottage location or the owners. Even though it’s on a farm heard the occasional moo of a cow that’s it. A week of peace quiet and relaxing. Definitely going to be back to this cottage

    Reviewed by DebbyJan 2020

  • "The cottage was clean,cozy and very well equipped."

    We had a warm welcome from our hosts and the inclusion of fresh eggs from their own hens was a nice touch. We particularly enjoyed the wood burner and the visit to the sheep barn. We do really hope to return to Horace Farm next year.

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2019

  • "Quiet peaceful week on a working farm next door to owners."

    Stephen and joanne are perfect hosts..there when you need them and very friendly and welcoming.we had a great week at horrace farm despite giving them short notice

    Reviewed by RichNov 2019

  • "We had a fantastic two weeks."

    We had everything we needed and we were made very welcome.We had lovely fresh eggs and had the pleasure of meeting some of the delightful animals. A perfect place for visiting lots of interesting places or just chilling.A huge thanks to Joanne, Steve and Matthew for their hospitality. We will be back.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2019

  • "Top class cottage, great location, top class hosts, will certainly return."

    John and Jenty

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean and well equipped, situated in an idyllic and quiet area of Cumbria."

    It is ideally situated to travel to different parts of the Lake District; we were able to climb Scafell Pike, walk around Windermere, visit Grasmere, the Laurel and Hardy museum and Wordsworth’s houses. Stephen and Joanne are wonderful hosts, unfailingly helpful and gave us a very warm welcome, as well as the most delicious eggs from their own farm.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2019

  • "Joanne steve and matthew were so welcoming and showed us around the farm they ..."

    Joanne steve and matthew were so welcoming and showed us around the farm they let my daughter help to wash the baby calf ocean for the show steve then gave her a rosette from the previous year for helping which was so sweet and made my daughter really happy we had an amazing time at horrace farm and look forward to visiting again also the eggs were a lovely touch

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2019

  • "Lovely, relaxing, friendly farming neighbours; a cottage that has everything to make a holiday with kids and dogs easier!"

    Loved it!

    Reviewed by KatJul 2019

  • "Lovely, comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    Owners friendly and welcoming. Cottage is great base for exploring Lakes, would definitely recommend and hope to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by GuyJun 2019

  • "Horrace Farm Cottage was a lovely home from home."

    It had everything we needed, and more. Steve & Joanne, the owners were really friendly, and were on hand if we needed them for anything. They took the time to speak to us whenever we saw them. The cottage is part of a farm in a very quiet location, with great views across the bay. We could even see Blackpool Tower on a clear day. The furniture & equipment was of a high quality, & we'll definitely miss the wood burning fire now we're home. I think we'll be back to stay at Horrace Farm Cottage again in future. We can't recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "It was a fabulous experience as the owners shared the news of the newly born ..."

    It was a fabulous experience as the owners shared the news of the newly born calves they had time to chat and explain all the country life styles for us city folk

    Reviewed by TerryApr 2019

  • "Stephen and Joanne were very friendly and welcoming."

    The cottage is comfortable and very well equipped. It provided a good base to explore the area with Ulverston only a few minutes away. It is set in beautiful surroundings with good views from the 1st floor but it would have been nice to have been able to sit in an outside space to enjoy it.

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2019

  • "Lovely place woke up to sounds of Daisy & Buttercup (not there real names) being milked as it was lambing time we were allowed to help & watch a new born arriving."

    Stephen & Joanne are very friendly & helpful and eggs were lovely. All came with a view of Morecambe Bay from 217 meters above sea level. Allan & Maggie

    Reviewed by AllanMar 2019

  • "The cottage is in a great location with lovely views and very cosy."

    It was also one of the best equipped cottages we have ever stayed in. We visited during lambing , a really busy time for the owners and were made to feel very welcome , as Stephen and his son showed us round the lambing sheds . That really made our holiday, thank you.

    Reviewed by JanetFeb 2019

  • "Owners very friendly allowing us to visit the barns to see the new born lambs and calves any time we wished, we had no issues but felt they would react positively if we had."

    Reviewed by KateFeb 2019

  • "The cottage is well equipped."

    Everything you need for a home from home. Tastefully decorated & spotlessly clean. A dozen eggs from Matthew's free range chickens were a lovely surprise. As was the log burner being lit when Stephen knew we were running late. Stephen & Joanne are all you want from hosts. Attentive, while maintaining your privacy. The views from the neighbouring lanes are outstanding. The location ideal. We had the bonus of Snow & getting to see the New born Lambs.

    Reviewed by TeresaJan 2019

  • "The cottage is absolutely lovely and cosy."

    Equipped with everything possible, and proper home from home. The hosts are lovely will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by WendyJan 2019

  • "Had amazing time."

    Stunning views, loved the cottage, cosy quiet house with beautiful fireplace . Hope to stay there again soon :) Thank you :))))

    Reviewed by NataliaSep 2018

  • "Walking break south lakes and this location was a super base to explore local area from"

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2018

  • "Wonderful"

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2018

  • "This very comfortable cottage is up a steep hill above Ulverston so the views are breath-taking."

    The cottage is on a farm and one of the photos gives the impression you will hear a lot of noise from the farm. This is not the case. We stayed for a week and never heard a thing. The owners next door are very friendly and eager to see that you have an enjoyable stay - you get a dozen lovely eggs as a welcome gift. The wi-fi is good if you need it. This is a lovely area away from the hustle and bustle of Windermere etc. but you still have the mountains plus the estuary and the sea to visit. There are plenty of walks and good days out to be had. Ulverston is a quaint place with many individual shops. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MavisJun 2018

  • "We had a very enjoyable holiday at Horrace farm cottage."

    Everything was to the highest standard.I would recommend this cottage to everyone who wants a nice peaceful break, but only 2 miles from shops etc .It was so peaceful there.

    Reviewed by MaureenMay 2018

  • "Hosts were very welcoming and helpful."

    They provided pamphlets for sightseeing and also gave ideas. As well they provided some provisions to make our stay even more homely. we

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2018

  • "Loved our stay."

    Friendly landlord/lady. Brilliant for the kids. Amazing views and loved the walks and seeing the animals on the farm, especially the babies. Have already recommended this house to friends and family. Thank you for a lovely stay xx

    Reviewed by AmyApr 2018

  • "Lovely clean, comfortable cottage and Joanne and Stephen were both very accommodating and friendly."

    .. even tho I did book very last minute!! From the pictures I did think there’d be more of a garden for the dog to do his business. But the lane is quiet with large gras banks so didn’t prove to be a problem at all. And thank you for the fresh eggs, they were delicious!! Will recommend in the future. Thank you both :)

    Reviewed by CarrieApr 2018

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay - the area is beautiful, the family were so welcoming, even letting our little boy come and see the brand new lambs and calves that had been born overnight!"

    He loved it! The cottage/ farm is in a really quiet area 30 mins drive from Coniston, 10 mins from the coast, 5 mins from Ulverston, easy to get everywhere. The cottage is cosy and relaxing. Thank you so much for the logs etc for the fire, which we had lit every night and loved. Also thanks to Sykes Cottages for going above and beyond with contacting the owner to see if the dates could be moved from what was advertised - really grateful.

    Reviewed by GrahamMar 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday at Horrace Farm."

    The cottage was very spacious, comfortable and clean. Even though the the temperature outside was well below zero we were warm and cosy in the cottage. It was lovely to sit by the wood burning stove in the evenings. Thanks to Stephen for showing us the new born calf and the baby lambs. We will definitely go back again for another relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by PatriciaFeb 2018

  • "This Was a beautiful cottage with everything I needed."

    I was working in the area for the week and it was the perfect home from Home. The owners were so friendly and welcoming and I would recommend this cottage whole heartedly to anyone. Thank you for such a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by NicholaNov 2017

  • "Fabulous cottage,on a working farm, helpful and very welcoming owners, great views and very cosy !"


    Reviewed by Donald AndrewNov 2017

  • "Great cottage and owners were really helpful."

    Fantastic relaxing holiday with lovely walks.

    Reviewed by ClareOct 2017

  • "We were made to feel very welcome by the owners and all the family loved the accommodation."

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2017

  • "A peaceful place to stay."

    The owners are very friendly and very helpful. we could not find a hairdryer which would have been useful. A good base to explore the area.

    Reviewed by TonyJun 2017

  • "Well equipped cottage with everything that was needed."

    Beds really comfortable.owners really friendly.

    Reviewed by AlistairJan 2017

  • "An absolute gem with charming and friendly hosts."

    Reviewed by RichardDec 2016

  • "We were really impressed that there was a proper cot set up, not just a travel cot."

    It would have been great if a stair gate was available due to the layout having an upstairs living room and us having a 9 month old. A fire guard would have been useful also. Overall we had a fantastic break and enjoyed the amazing views and welcoming cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2016

  • "Superb little cottage and ideal for us and our dog."

    The owners are delightful, welcoming and eager to offer whatever help was needed, which, in our case, was very little because the cottage was very well equipped and appointed. Highly recommended experience.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2016

  • "It Is a beautiful cottage , so clean and well equipped ."

    The views from the bedroom window are outstanding . Very peaceful but central to most things .

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2016

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location."

    We thoroughly enjoyed

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2016

  • "Very comfy, clean and well equipped cottage ."

    The hosts are very welcoming. The location of the cottage is ideal for exploring the coastline and the lakes. The cottage itself is situated in the most beautiful countryside and yet Ulveston is only 3 miles away for anything you may need. We had a really great holiday staying in this cottage.

    Reviewed by SuzanneAug 2016

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  • Mostly first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Dishwasher, shared use of tumble dryer in external utility, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: There is an open plan staircase to first floor
  • Note: Cottage on working farm and dogs must be on a lead at all times.

The property

A lovely, semi-detached cottage, attached to the owner’s home, on a working livestock farm, situated in the hamlet of Pennington, three miles from Ulverston near The Cumbria Way.

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Cumbria, it is a great touring base from which to explore this lovely part of the country.

This traditional cottage has a well-equipped kitchen and dining area on the ground floor, with an open plan staircase leading up to a cosy sitting room with a woodburning stove, just the ticket for cooler evenings whilst planning the next day's adventure.

There are also two comfortable bedrooms on this floor, one double and one twin, together with a bathroom with a bath and separate shower.

Outside this lovely cottage is a patio where you can enjoy dining alfresco, or relax with a refreshing drink whilst discussing the day’s adventures.

The character town of Ulverston is a pleasant three-mile drive, with superb views across the estuary.

It plays host to many festivals throughout the year and one of its claims to fame is its connection with Stan Laurel, who was born here.

From the cottage there is a country road which meanders through to Coniston and is an absolute delight, affording breathtaking views towards the Coniston Fells, and passing through quaint Cumbrian villages with traditional pubs and attractive slate cottages.

As well as lovely local beaches, including Roan Head Beach, there is also a large nature reserve.

Another place to visit is Birkrigg Common, strewn with ancient remains and a fascinating place to walk and enjoy the beautiful countryside.

The Cumbria Way lies very close to the cottage so you can choose whether to walk into Ulverston or, for the intrepid walker, head towards Coniston.

A lovely cottage to be enjoyed at any time of the year.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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