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Nans Cottage

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Spark Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a really nice stay for a few nights in February half term."

    The cottage itself was homely and cosy. Lovely views of the beck from the windows at the rear. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen was well kitted out. The cottage is dog friendly, downstairs. There were no signs of this however. Our own springer-poo enjoyed his stay too. Some minor things to be aware of, to help your stay go smoothly: 1. Whilst you can park a car out front, whilst just unloading (and leaving space for passing traffic) due to the lane coming to a very acute angle with the main (but very quiet) road going through the village, I got an earful from a local mature lady, telling me I was causing an obstruction. It did spoil my day a little as I’d made every effort not to. I would therefore recommend you try to park further down the lane, where there are 2 spaces at the side of the road next to the bins. 2. The 2 local pubs look nice, however, one had just re-opened under new management and not yet serving food; the other was not open at all in the 3 days we were there. These are not things that the owner could do anything about, but just to be aware of - pubs probably more functional come the summer!

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Feb 2024

  • "Unfortunately unpleasant smell of dogs when entering property."

    Access to garden down steep cellar steps which was not explained in property details. For elderly people prohibitive. No instructions were left for operating television. We we were not familiar with Sky controller. Had problems all week. Essential to provide rubber Bath mat when shower is over the bath. Where were the pretty pots of flowers at the front of property as shown? First impressions disappointing. Cottage is cosy and nice spacious kitchen. Beds reasonably comfortable. Bathroom very cramped. Would not return for above reasons.

    Hello Christina. In response to your comments, firstly I am sorry you feel you won’t return. I note your recommendation about leaving full instructions on how to use the remotes. I’m a little surprised as I checked with you to make sure all was well, and you confirmed you were fine with using the TV. However, this is something I will include in the pack. I fully understand this can be frustrating if you are not used to using them. Also noted about the rubber bath mat, we shall look to provide one. Unfortunately the flowers from the front have finished flowering for this year. We have since had the carpets cleaned by a professional, as a precautionary measure, although some of the issue is the brand new mat flooring in the front hallway. We have only been running for a few weeks. Most of the equipment, etc is new and the cottage has been completely redecorated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christina3.1Sep 2023

  • "As would be expected from a newly refurbished property the decor was fine and everything was working properly."

    Accommodation was comfy and the garden backing onto the river was very much a plus. Excellent location for exploring the southern end of the lakes. Three slight negatives:- 1) Strong smell of dog in the hallway when we arrived which didn't disappear during our stay (hence the mark down for cleanliness). 2) We could have done with a welcome pack e.g. leaflets/brochures for the attractions in the area and local knowledge/recommendations about what to visit. 3) If the nearby pub (Royal Oak) hadn't been closed for refurbishment, which meant we could use their car park overnight, it would have been very difficult to park near the cottage without causing blockages on the road and/or pavement which would upset the locals.

    Thank you for your feedback David. It is most useful, especially as we have only been running for a few weeks. So all feedback is welcome. 1) with regards to the hallway, some of this maybe due to new flooring. However, we have had all the carpets cleaned to make absolutely sure. 2) we now have a leather bound folder to keep all this information in. This will hopefully stop the leaflets being left in different drawers and all the information is now together. 3) You are right, parking outside the front of cottage is only really suitable for 1 car, additional parking is at the end of row of cottages or further down in the village. Once again, thank you. Enjoy your day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Lower-ground-floor utility
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel Aga stove
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking available
  • Shared enclosed garden with lawn, furniture, and fire pit
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.2 miles, pub 0.2 miles, river 0.1 miles
  • Note: There is a set of stone stairs down to the utility and through to the garden area
  • Note: The property is next to a river, please ensure children and pets are supervised
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out at 10am

The property

Nans Cottage, well-positioned in the charming village of Spark Bridge, Cumbria is a wonderfully-presented former millers cottage.The village is tranquil and also boasts a pub within walking distance which offers good food.

Elegantly finished and boasting roadside parking, shared garden space and close proximity to the River Crake and Coniston Water, Nans Cottage welcomes four guests, ideal for a family or group of friends seeking a memorable getaway in the Lake District National Park.

After parking up outside your new dwelling, cross the threshold to be instantly captivated by the inviting sitting room, adorned with a Smart TV and a multi-fuel Aga stove where you and your loved ones can spend cooler evenings and delight a movie marathon.

Allow the budding chef of the group to rustle up a tasty meal with use of a range of high-quality appliances before settling down at the dining table, tucking in over a cold glass of fizz; alternatively, if the weather permits why not take your dining experience outdoors to the shared open lawned area.Nans Cottage offers its own seating area with riverside views.

When sleep calls, retreat back inside to wash away the day with a revitalising shower or soak in the tub before hunkering down in a pretty king-size or twin bedroom, preparing for another day of adventures.

The area is an abundance of walks from leisurely scenic strolls to the more adventurous mountain hikes, perfect for all types of adventures.

In the morning, take a scenic drive to Coniston Water, a beautiful lake surrounded by picturesque scenery perfect for delighting a leisurely walk along the lakeshore, boating, kayaking, or simply relaxing and taking in the tranquil atmosphere.

Located in nearby Coniston, The Ruskin Museum also offers insights into the life and work of John Ruskin, a renowned Victorian art critic, and social thinker, whereas in Ulverston you can uncover the narrow streets, visit the Laurel and Hardy Museum, enjoy local shops, cafes and restaurants of soak up the town’s delightful atmosphere.

Experience the majestic ruins of Furness Abbey, one of England's most important medieval monastic sites or experience an exciting wildlife adventure at the South Lakes Safari Zoo in Dalton-in-Furness.

With the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway also within accessible reach, you can take a nostalgic steam train ride through the Leven Valley and disembark at Lakeside, where you can explore the Lake District Aquarium and board a boat on Windermere.

With all of this and more to enjoy, secure your next Cumbrian adventure by booking Nans Cottage.

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About the location


Ulverston 5 miles; Coniston 10 miles.

The small village of Spark Bridge is a couple of miles away from the village of Greenodd, which has a selection of shops next to th River Crake, whilst just five miles away is the ancient market town of Ulverston. Ulverston is famous for its street markets and festivals, and boasts a wide range of shops and various leisure facilities. It is also home to the only Laurel and Hardy museum in the world. This is a great location for a walking holiday, and within driving distance are a number of attractions including, Grizedale, Coniston, Windermere, Hawkshead and Beatrix Potter's Hill Top, as well as the beautiful Furness Coast, with its golden beaches and good birdwatching opportunities. An ideal location for enjoying fantastic coastal and countryside pursuits.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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