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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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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “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. ...

    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

    - Mr Daly, February 2020

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.


  • 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.

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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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