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No. 7

(Ref. 919963)

Spark Bridge near Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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  • cottage (38)
  • lovely (29)
  • location (23)
  • lake (20)
  • great (16)
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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property."

    The view at the back and the garden are beautiful. We had lovely weather and sat out listening to the river running past. Good location to access south lakes. Cottage was cozy and comfortable with everything we needed. Would stay again.

    Thanks so much for your positive review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at no7 and had everything you needed, including good weather ☀️ Beverley and Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2024

  • "Fantastically presented and clean throughout."

    Perfect size for a family of 2 adults and 2 children to use as a base to explore the South lakes. The village is lovely with beautiful gardens overlooking the River. We went to the Farmers arms pub for dinner, only a couple of minutes walk from the house, and would highly recommend. We really enjoyed our short break and would recommend to others.

    Thanks for your very positive review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at No7. Beverley and Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sean5.0May 2024

  • "A very comfortable, warm pleasant stay."

    Good facilities, conveniently placed to visit many places in the south lakes. Would recommend

    Many thanks for your feedback. It is good to know when guests have enjoyed their stay at No7 and feel able to recommend us to future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary4.1Mar 2024

  • "Amazing property and perfect location, will definitely be returning."

    The cottage is immaculate with everything you need.

    Thank you so much for your excellent review. We are so pleased you had such a good time and would like to return again. Beverley and Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2023

  • "The holiday cottage was cozy with a lovely creek running at the back of the cottage."

    We enjoyed our stay and were comfortable. The owner was friendly and responsive to all our questions and accommodated our needs. The only disadvantage was that buses were available twice a day and only on weekdays. Otherwise, we had a pleasant and comfortable stay and got to know some of the warm folks in that area.

    Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at No7. Sorry about the buses, but unfortunately that is life in small villages nationwide. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chee Keong4.4Oct 2023

  • "Really lovely property, even nicer than the pictures… facilities were fine for our little stay but a small freezer would be beneficial for longer stays."

    If we come back to the area would definitely stay again if the property is available.

    Thank you. So pleased you enjoyed your stay at No 7 and we of course will be very happy for you to return. Sorry about the freezer, but as you are aware the kitchen is quite compact and fridge space /size won over the option of a tiny freezer box within the fridge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leanne4.1Jun 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage and really comfy beds."

    We enjoyed sharing the gardens with the other houses and the boys loved playing with the neighbours dogs, they were all really friendly. We also struck lucky with the weather. Excellent location for the zoo, go ape and the steam trains/aquarium. We would love to stay at No.7 again.

    Thank you for your feedback, Paul. It’s very helpful for others when making their choice of where to stay in The Lakes. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at No7 and hope you might choose to stay with us again. Cheers Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "Clean, comfortable, convenient and charming."

    Friendly, helpful owner. Enjoyable stay,

    Thank you, we appreciate you taking the time to review your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary4.1Mar 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay in the cosy cottage."

    It was relaxing to hear the river rushing by behind the house. We loved the Christmas decorations and lights which gave such a festive and welcoming feel. The cottage is very clean and well equipped and it’s great to have really hot water in the shower. A good base from which to explore the surrounding area. We hope to return.

    Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at No7 Happy new year to you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a small tranquil village, a little off the beaten track."

    Found we were able to park outside quite easily even when we had been out all day. Bev the cottage owner does not live locally but is on hand to talk to if needed and is more than willing to help which is good for peace of mind. All you need is there in the cottage and any additional info easy to find. Sound of the river behind the cottage is lovely and plenty to do around the south lakes. Loads of walks locally and more if you want to travel the area. Pub couple doors away recently refurbed, good food, nice owners, also one up the hill, great beer and food a little different, with interesting workshops with cafe, well worth 5 minute walk. Shops more of a trek for supplies but as a whole we had a great time in this cottage and would certainly return again.

    Thanks ever so much for your very positive review. We do our best to ensure our cottage is well looked after and comfortable Bev and Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very comfortable in a good location for the South Lakes."

    A very pleasant stay.

    Thanks for your feed back, we do appreciate it. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at No7 Kind regards Beverley and Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic property in a beautiful location."

    Amazing shared back garden with a lovely river. A real holiday feel! Cottage very cosy with everything you need and most importantly to us within 10-15 minutes of all the wonderful places we wanted to visit in the Lake District. Thank you!

    Thanks for your feedback. We are so glad you and your family had such a good time staying in our cottage, that everything you needed was available and close to all the places you wanted to visit. It is such a treat to enjoy sitting in the garden listening to the river rushing by. My favourite is having breakfast in the garden in early morning sunshine and a glass of wine at the end of the day in a peaceful space. Beverley and Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful stay at No."

    7. Exceptionally clean. Great location to travel around the surrounding lakes. Excellent communication from start to finish. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Thank you for your positive feed back. We are so glad your stay at No7. Beverley and Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful little cosy cottage with great views."

    Although the garden at the back of the property is shared with the rest of the cottages on the row it was quiet and peaceful. The river was an added bonus! The cottage is in a great location to explore the Lake District.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in No7 Thanks for a positive comments Beverley and Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jaqulin4.7Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed."

    Just a short drive to the main roads to access the main areas of the Lakes.

    Thank you for your comments. I’m glad everything you needed was available to you so you could enjoy your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda3.8Oct 2021

  • "Despite some very wet weather, we had a great weekend staying in this lovely cottage."

    It’s comfortable and surprisingly spacious - and in a good location with a choice of pubs in walking distance.

    Thanks for your feedback and I’m so glad the weather didn’t spoil your stay at No7 Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a great holiday and really enjoyed the cottage."

    It is in a quieter area of the Lake District but not too far from main roads, the lakes, the sea...and there are plenty of things to do in the area. The cottage is a good place to relax in (or sit in the garden if the weather is fine). It is equipped with all we needed for our week's stay.

    Thank you for your positive comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by P J5.0Sep 2021

  • "The main issue for us was that there was no freezer, as we brought food with us."

    The nearest place to shop was 5 miles away.

    So sorry about the freezer issue. The cottage is small and we were unable to find a place to put one. It sound like you may have missed the great butchers, bakery and small convenience store located in Greenodd, just 2-3 miles away. I do hope it didn’t spoil your holiday Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael2.8Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    The cottage was very comfortable with a high standard of cleanliness. The garden was exceptional, with lovely views of the surrounding area and the river. Parking was on the roadside on a first come basis. There is plenty to do, with the Lake District within a few minutes drive.

    Thank you for such positive feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Sep 2021

  • "The pictures and description of the cottage sounded lovely but when we got there it was even better than we expected."

    Lovely clean cottage equipped with everything we needed. Very comfortable beds which is really important to me! The location is truly stunning. The shared outside space is beautiful with fabulous views over rolling hills, and a river at the bottom of the garden. I felt I had come to my heaven! I spent hours sitting reading in the garden soaking up the views, sounds and general peaceful ambiance of the place. The neighbours were lovely and friendly and gave us some good advice about the locality. The pub almost next door was also great with pleasant staff and tasty food. Plenty of beautiful walks in the locality so we hardly had to drive out except to get groceries. The host was also lovely and couldn’t have been more helpful and accommodating. I would definitely book this cottage again. We had one of the best holidays here…I’m missing it already!

    Thank you so much for your comments Jason. I am so glad you had such a wonderful time at our cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Aug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at No7."

    The cottage was really comfortable and clean and the location was perfect for us... In a lovely quiet village but close enough to all the places we wanted to visit. Also, the garden is lovely with the river flowing past, although the weather didn't really allow us to enjoy it!

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Aug 2021

  • "A nice, small terraced cottage, with great shared riverside garden."

    Would recommend to anyone who wants to visit the southern parts of the Lakes. Reaching the northmost peaks may be a little far for some. There are only two things to consider: parking outside the flat is slightly awkward but alternative parking is only a short walk away. No shops within walking distance as stated in the description. On the whole we had a great summer holiday at the Lakes

    Reviewed by Dong-sun4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely quiet rural situation with lots of footpaths straight from the door."

    Reviewed by Coral5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage in a good location, has everything you need and very clean."

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Oct 2020

  • "This was a really nice, well equipped cottage."

    The location was lovely, in a small village in a valley, with a river at the bottom of the shared garden. The cottage was well placed for exploration of the outlying fells of the South Lakes. It was only about a 30 second walk from the pub, which had real ales on tap and great food on the menu.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely the only things that would have made it a little better would be a freezer and a more comfortable sofa and chairs."

    But it was very clean and had everything else.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very comfortable and clean. Great location and beautiful setting. This is the second time we have stayed here and we hope to come back again sometime

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, nice solid quality feel to it and very clean."

    Very easy to arrange and all facilities great, many thanks

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jul 2020

  • "What a lovely cosy cottage!"

    Very well equipped kitchen. Comfortable beds. Delightful garden with a river at the bottom of it and stunning views. What's not to like?

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Feb 2020

  • "Good location cottage warm very clean"

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Pretty little village with good connections to the Lake District. We will stay again and I don't say that often!

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage really is home from home."

    It is in a beautiful setting and the facilities are excellent. We would certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by Marcia5.0May 2019

  • "This was a lovely cottage with everything you needed comfortable and spotless"

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely, it has everything you need."

    The setting is beautiful with the river at the bottom of the garden and hills to explore behind. It's the perfect place to explore the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great location. Excellent instructions, easy key pick up / instructions. Like a home from home. We really enjoyed our stay. Would definitely recommend No 7.

    Reviewed by Bhurinder5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was in a great location to access other areas of the Lake District."

    The village we stayed in was lovely with a small friendly pub nearby and in the mornings we were woken by lambs across the road which was quite nice. The cottage itself was lovely and the landlord had thought of everything we'd need. The place was immaculate throughout and there was instructions for every device in the place. I would recommend staying here to anyone.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Mar 2019

  • "The area. Simply stunning"

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Feb 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, everything needed to feel like a home from home."

    Would 100% recommend!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Dec 2018

  • "The communication prior to arriving was excellent both with Sykes cottages and the owner of the property."

    The cottage was lovely, the kids asked to live there. The cottage itself was so clean, warm, it had everything we required and more. The stable door at the back of the house was lovely each morning to open the top half so you could look put and feel the cold crisp air and hear the sounds of the river. We managed a couple of walks that were in one of the books, in thd property. The neighbours were lovely. Two pubs close by were very friendly and welcoming. We had a wonderful time here x

    Reviewed by Vickie5.0Oct 2018

  • "We enjoyed the peaceful location of the cottage which was within reach of most of the popular tourist places."

    The lakes and fells are fantastic to explore. We found the local people friendly and happy to help. The cottage had everything and more that we needed. We loved the river running through the rear garden where you can sit out , weather permitting!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2018

  • "The location of the accommodation was ideal for all areas and was a short walking distance for two pubs."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable and well equipped we will definitely be returning in the future

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Sep 2018

  • "Fabulous property great surroundings and locality can not wait to go back"

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage had everything we needed to make it a home from home."

    It was comfortable and located in a brilliant part of the lakes. I would recommend this without a shadow on a doubt.

    Reviewed by Julian4.4Jul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, well appointed and ideally placed for getting around the Southern Lakes."

    Everything was exactly as described and I appreciated a call from the owner a few days beforehand. They have recently installed a stable door in the kitchen, which is a lovely touch for the warmer weather. The only thing that would improve it would be a small freezer - we missed not having ice for drinks. Luckily the barman at the Royal Oak, helped out in the hottest day.! Would definitely stay again, it was a great find, we especially loved the views out back.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7May 2018

  • "Fabulous little cottage."

    Stayed for 4 nights whilst doing some walking. Felt at home as soon as we arrived. Lovely quiet location with a pub 3 doors down. Close enough to visit all areas of South Lakeland but off the beaten track.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2018

  • "The location of the cottage was perfect."

    Furnishings and linens were top quality. Information folder and maps provided covered every eventuality.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Apr 2018

  • "This is our second visit to this cottage."

    It is so cosy and we love the location.The cottage is well equipped and we wanted for nothing.

    Reviewed by Robin4.7Mar 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely and clean."

    A lot of thought had been put in to providing all the little things to make it a really easy care free stay. Nice location.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire. New for 2021-2022 King size mattress and new Sofa.
  • Electric heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher,Smart TV WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis
  • Shared lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1 min walk
  • Note: 10 external steps down to access garden
  • Note: Internal stairs are steep and narrow
  • Note: Mobile reception can be limited
  • Note: Riverside location, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Free WiFi in Royal Oak pub, 1 min walk
  • Please note: No EV Charging at this property for health and safety purposes

The property

A cosy mid-terrace cottage, formerly homes for the local bobbin mill-workers, located in the sleepy village of Spark Bridge, just 5.5 miles from Ulverston.

This comfy cottage enjoys views across the river to the rear, and is just ten minutes’ drive from Coniston Water on the boundary of the beautiful Lake District National Park.

As soon as you step inside, you’ll immediately feel welcome.

The open plan living area, with its cosy sitting area and kitchen/diner, provides a perfect place to settle together.

A stable door opens onto the garden, with steps leading down to extensive shared lawns, garden chairs and benches and the River Crake.

With lovely accommodation, which has been tastefully enhanced to maximise the original features, the cottage offers one double bedroom, one twin bedroom and a shower room on the first floor.

Outside, at the rear, there are open grounds shared with the rest of the terrace, which stretches down to the river.

Just a short walk takes you to the village pub and benches on the village green alongside the River Crake, while two miles up the road in Greenodd you will find a couple more pubs, a bakery, a butcher's shop, a fish and chip shop and a convenience store.

Being ideally situated on the edge of the Lake District, there are lots of beautiful areas to explore, including the quaint Lakeland village of Hawkshead, which is just 20 minutes drive away, whilst from the cottage itself you can step out and enjoy numerous paths and bridleways running through spectacular countryside.

For a fun-filled family day, why not pop over to the Haverthwaite and Lakeside Steam Railway, and embark on a steam train to Lakeside, before joining the Windermere Steamer for a cruise up the most famous lake in the district?

This charming cottage will make an excellent base for friends, families and couples seeking a character holiday home.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas