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Driftwood, 23 Roa Island

Roa Island, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 934767)

  • Driftwood, 23 Roa Island - (Ref. 934767)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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    “I would recommend Driftwood - its a great location, right on the coast and close to the Lakes, so there is plenty to do.”

    The house has been tastefully renovated and decorated. One word of advice - the fridge is very small with no freezer compartment, nor a separate deep-freeze so don't, as we did, have all of your food for the week delivered upfront! But otherwise a wonderful holiday home.

    The house has been tastefully renovated and decorated. One word of advice - the fridge is very small with no freezer compartment, nor a separate deep-freeze so don't, as we did, have all of your food for the week delivered upfront! But otherwise a wonderful holiday home.

Features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This three-floored, semi-detached property sits peacefully on the remote Roa Island, the southern-most tip of Cumbria.

Driftwood, 23 Roa Island comes within a stone's throw of the sea, and with many fantastic opportunities for outdoor activities nearby, it is the perfect place for friends or families wanting to try something different.

Be greeted into the property by its surprisingly contemporary interior; the sitting room with its stylish flooring, seating and woodburning stove is a fabulous spot to kick back and reflect on the day's activities.

Head into the spacious kitchen/diner to prepare and enjoy each mealtime, it is fully equipped and boasts a lavish, modern overtone, adding a touch of class.

This home-away-from-home is set over three floors, the first and second floors are where you will find the three bedrooms decorated in a stunning fashion.

A luscious family shower room also sits on the first floor.

The second floor is occupied by the master bedroom, benefiting from another beautiful shower room en-suite as well as enjoying views towards the nearby channel.

The garden to the back of the house is a heavenly spot to enjoy a drink or two, with the lapping waves at the bottom of the garden to top it off.

Despite the island being just 30 acres of land, it offers a friendly café, a stunning watch tower and the Roa Island Boating Club.

A short ferry trip takes you to the wonderful Piel Island, dominated by its stunning castle.

Further afield, you can visit the charming towns of Barrow-in-Furness and Ulverston, both provide a fine range of amenities and make for lovely days out.

A fabulous cottage in a beautiful seafront location.

Accommodation

Over three floors. 1 x second floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x bunk. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area Sitting room with woodburning stove.

Amenities

  • Gas central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • travel cot available on request
  • Off road parking and free public car park nearby
  • Rear enclosed garden with lawn and patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 1 mile, shop 4 miles
  • Note: Property does not have a freezer.

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About the location

ROA ISLAND

Ulverston 6 miles; Barrow-in-Furness 6 miles.

Roa Island is located on the Lake District's magnificent coastline, over half a mile south of the village of Rampside on the southernmost point of the Furness Peninsula. With an area of about 30 acres the island is the sixteenth most populated Island in Great Britain with just over one hundred inhabitants. Until 1847 Roa Island was a true island, being accessible only by boat or on foot across the sands at low tide. John Abel Smith, a London banker, bought Roa in 1840. He built a causeway to the mainland, completed in 1846, and an 810 foot (247 m) deep-water pier known as Piel Pier where steamers sailed to Fleetwood. The pier connected with the Furness Railway line to Kirkby via Furness Abbey, making use of the causeway. Other interesting buildings include Trinity Terrace, a row of terraced houses built to provide accommodation for the ten Trinity House pilots; and The Watch Tower, a Customs and Excise House built in 1847. Roa Island is home to a lifeboat station of the RNLI, serving Morecambe Bay and the Irish Sea. Just a short boat trip across the inlet is Piel Island, a small fifty acre island with its own castle, made famous by Martin Clune's (of men behaving badly and Doc Martin) The Island programme. Gifted to the people of Barrow-in-Furness by the Duke of Buccleuch in the early 20th century, the island is kept in order by the selection of the "King" of Piel, who is the landlord of the island's public house, the Ship Inn. Located in an outstanding area the village is close to the spectacular Furness Abbey, and the ancient market town of Ulverston is just 5 miles away, and still has an authentic feel and community spirit. The town boasts a street market every Thursday and Saturday and many festivals throughout the year, including an amazing lantern procession in November and a superb Dickensian weekend in early December. It is also the birthplace of Stan Laurel and home to the only Laurel and Hardy museum in the world! With all the attractions of the Lake District National Park and the sandy beaches and good birdwatching of the Furness coast close by, this quiet and peaceful area has plenty to offer.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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