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1 Butlers Yard

Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 973165)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "We were happy with our stay."

    The house provided everything we needed for us to have a quiet family Christmas. The shops are incredibly convenient. Getting out by 9 having stripped beds and taken out the rubbish was a bit of a challenge!

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2021

  • "As we had previously stayed at this cottage on 3 occasions we had hoped for a great stay."

    However upon arrival it was quite obvious that the general up keep and cleanliness was not acceptable. Extractor fans choked with dust, layers of dust almost everywhere, fixtures and fittings tired and worn. We had to purchase cleaning products to use, for example, the downstairs shower head and door were filthy. Middle bathroom, shelf above mirror had loose wires and caked on dust. Kitchen radiator was splashed with red wine or the likes. During the difficult times we have all lived in over the last 20 months cleanliness is vital and expected. If not financially locked in we would have checked out and booked elsewhere. Not our final visit to Ulverston but with a heavy heart we will not return to Butlers Yard.

    Reviewed by AngeDec 2021

  • "Brilliant, great cottage and location cant fault."

    Reviewed by RUTHNov 2021

  • "An ideal holiday home."

    Central to Ulverston and quiet. Great location for exploring southern area of Lake District. Good service from Howard who helped with heating issue. Would we use again? Yes.

    Reviewed by BobOct 2021

  • "Lovely stay."

    Perfect positioning for us and our trip to Lakes and see family (Barrow). Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2021

  • "The cottage is very central location could not be better."

    The cottage is very well equipped . As there was no garden could have done with a clothes maiden to dry washing as we couldn’t work the dryer. Our only complaint was it needs a good dust, eg window sills, shelves and in the bathroom eg toilet roll holder.

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2021

  • "This is a lovely house in a location which is central for eating out, eating in and visiting the Lake District."

    The house had everything we needed - thanks for a great week.

    Reviewed by PhilAug 2021

  • "Broadband has been changed to Plusnet and was dodgy at the start but was good during our stay, operated wifi, mobile and Netflix."

    New washer dryer, but we didn't use it. We found the middle support post from the ground floor bed needs re-attaching. The bed was okay without it for our stay as only one person was in it. We could only recycle our paper and card waste. Had to take back home bags of plastic bottles, glass and tins. Would appreciate some method of being able to recycle these. The sanitiser dispensers were hard to operate, especially by children. As last time, found the owner Howard helpful. He contacted us the night before to ask if we would arrive a little later, and we agreed a compromise for check-in and check-out times. Have always found it a little rushed on the morning to check-out for 9am, after removing all the bed linen, towels to downstairs and the rubbish. We succeed but will be pleased when the checkout is moved back to 10am!

    Reviewed by PatienceJun 2021

  • "The accomodation was fantastic the owner Howard was great, all as listed on Sykes was perfect , however trying to contact Sykes on another matter relating to another cottage we booked , was dire to say to say at least?"

    they are useless in my opinion ? so much so that the issue as still not been sorted., but to move on if anyone is thinking of booking Butlers Yard you will not be disappointed . The pay and display car park is a matter of 6 meters away . you can pay for a week for £34 which works out at £4.80 a day , the parking ticket allows you to park on any South Lakes council car park as well ?

    Reviewed by GeoffreyJun 2021

  • "Lovely little house and lovely town."

    Right in the middle of Ulverston with access to lots of shops on foot, makes the holiday easier. Also close to many attractions. House was well kept and really clean, can't praise it enough.

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2020

  • "Great value, great location and lots of space to spread and was a bonus to be able to store the cycles securely."

    Very happy with this rental.

    Reviewed by MatthewSep 2020

  • "Lovely place, bigger than we expected, with eveything we needed."

    Fantastic location. We also had very helpful advice from the owners. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2020

  • "There was no hot water the whole of the our stay."

    the owner came out and did something to the boiler .. soon after he went so did the hot water. we had to boil kettle for washing and pots etc - definatley not ideal at all. could not wait to get home for a proper shower / bath ... other than that the location was great.

    I am terribly for the upset caused during your stay. As you were aware at the time, my plumber was unable to attend until Monday morning and can assure you that the problem has now been resolved. I appreciate your comments and taken what you have said onboard. I have arranged for a member of the Sykes team to contact you to offer you a gesture of goodwill for this. I hope to see you in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by DianeJul 2020

  • "After several stays here, when we had suggested a blind for the skylight in one of the bedrooms, it was nice to find a blackout blind fitted."

    This helped keep my grandson asleep, instead of up at 4.30! In a July review someone mentioned the boiler not working. We arrived when the plumber was fitting new parts. We went away for a few hours and came back to hot water! A sanitiser was fitted by the front door, inside, and one in the kitchen. The owner had written a greeting in the guest comments book, which was nice. The welcome pack had become a Tesco voucher/card, as Tesco express is in the town, which was good. We were still able to eat locally and go to see other places, mainly by booking online first.

    Reviewed by PatienceJul 2020

  • "Superb! And such a fantastic, caring and helpful host."

    Warm, comfortable and right in the heart of town. Nothing was too much trouble, would definitely return.

    Reviewed by SharonFeb 2020

  • "Great little place in the centre of town."

    Had everything we needed. We met the owner, a lovely helpful guy. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by SharonFeb 2020

  • "Nice accommodation in central place."

    Having stayed a few times now, a change of wifi companies was a bad decision as there is poor wifi so bad youtube takes ages to load and Netflix films keep stopping to load more film. Not a good experience this time. We were missing our free bottle of wine this time! Also no one ever seems to read the comments book, eg about the wifi, to add a blind to the top window to stop early morning light in, etc Unsure if the place had been really checked before we arrived as there was rubbish and cards under the settee, water leaked from the side of the ground floor shower and the heating control needed it's battery replaced. Other than that the beds were made and fresh towels were there. I wish we didn't have to strip all the beds etc before we leave at 10am.

    Reviewed by PatienceDec 2019

  • "We stayed here twice before."

    Each time the evenings and mornings were dark, this time in the summer it was light till after 9 and light from about 5. This was a problem in the small bedroom as there still is no cover or roller blind on the skylight. This made it light when putting our grandson to bed and woke him up too early in the morning. It rained a lot on our week and the rain bounced on the skylight. We swapped rooms and he had to share a double bed. Not very good as an adult then had to go in that room on a few nights, dark when they went to bed, but light too early! We used a cot for the youngest who is now 3, to prevent them getting out of bed and falling downstairs. The cottage is centrally located and we found a space in the car park each time (you have to pay to park), now that the car park is fully open, although it is busier on market days. It is handy to have 2 bathrooms. The kitchen has most items you need like a full cooker, microwave, kettle, coffee maker and toaster, although there was no masher, so I used a fork and no ice cube trays in the small ice box in the fridge, but we brought our own. The living room is good with 2 settees and a large tv set, which you can watch freeview or Netflix etc.No sky. The broadband is good from Nowtv.

    Reviewed by PatienceAug 2019

  • "Great little holiday home."

    Very clean, equipped with everything we needed. Communication with the owner was easy (we needed an extra light bulb!) and a replacement was provided. Only downside is the lack of free parking. But we all had a great time. Thank you.

    Reviewed by StuartJul 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation in perfect location."

    Only downside was no blind in one room where there was the sky light so our little boy woke early. Other than that, everything was great.

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2019

  • "The car park was being re-surfaced and parking there was not as easy as before, in parking spaces and entering the car park."

    It would have been good to know this in advance. The housekeeper is very helpful.

    Reviewed by PatienceDec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage right next to the town centre but had to park away from the ..."

    Lovely cottage right next to the town centre but had to park away from the property as there is no free parking facility next to it, all in all, excellent for the price

    Reviewed by CatherineNov 2018

  • "We booked as a party of four ( One adult in a wheelchair) this property has a downstairs bedroom and bathroom."

    However that adult was unable to go last minute which turned out to be fortunate.The property is situated in a small courtyard and although we parked in the public carpark others didn't. We arrived quite late at night and couldn't wheel our suitcase in as a car was parked so close to the door we had to carry it. If we had had the wheelchair we would have had to carry it and the person in it!!!!! We were there Monday to Friday and 90 per cent of the time various cars were parked very close to the door.This is not the fault of the owners it is just people with cars who are only thinking of them selves. Lovely property and would love to go back but not with a heavy suitcase or a wheelchair or indeed people with a pushchair wouldn't have been able to get in through the door.

    Reviewed by KathleenAug 2018

  • "Very good location and the place was immaculate ..."

    Very good location and the place was immaculate All very good facilities Needs new photos on the website We will definitely use Sykes again

    Reviewed by DayaneeAug 2018

  • "Fantastic location close to all amenities."

    Home from home

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2018

  • "I loved this cottage what a find!"

    Right in the centre of town , parking on your door step! The cottage was beautiful lovely and clean and with extras left like wine ,bread,butter ect.. loads of towels and even special pineapple soap .. thanks very much to the owners had a great time!

    Reviewed by ShellyJun 2018

  • "Anytime I visit Ulverston, which is every year, I want to stay here."

    I've stayed at all the B&Bs and hotels in Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness and this cottage is by far the best. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and look forward to staying there again in the future.

    Reviewed by YoungjinMay 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor kitchen with breakfast bar. First floor sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, travel cot and highchair
  • Parking available in pay and display car park next to the property
  • One well behaved dog welcome at £20 per booking
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins and pub 5 mins walk
  • This property has a 3 night minimum stay.

The property

A quirky terraced cottage located in the market town of Ulverston, just 10 miles from Lake Windermere.

Whether you are planning a romantic getaway or a trip with the family, you will feel right at home in this tasteful retreat, modernised to a high standard, with excellent features.

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by a hallway and storage area, ideal for leaving your bikes and gear, before heading further indoors.

The accommodation boasts three bedrooms; a double is located on the ground floor, joined by an immaculate en-suite shower room, whilst the two additional bedrooms are situated upstairs.

The modern kitchen is located on the first floor, and offers you all the amenities required throughout your stay.

Sit back and relax in the welcoming sitting room, and enjoy a night in with a refreshing drink.

Enjoy getting ready in the contemporary bathroom, complimented by an all-white suite, with an overhead shower to set you up for the day ahead.

There is an extensive selection of restaurants in Ulverston to suit everyone, from fine dining to traditional pub food.

The village is also well known as a festival town, with events ranging from flags and walking, to art and music festivals throughout the summer.

Nearby family attractions include the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Lakes Windermere and Coniston, along with popular Birkrigg Common, and its incredible panoramic views across Morecambe Bay.

1 Butlers Yard is the ideal base for family holiday in Cumbria.

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About the location


Lake Windermere 10 miles; Coniston Water 11 miles.

Ulverston is a traditional market town built around a cobbled main street. It boasts a fine selection of independent shops, café’s, and pubs with open fires and real ales. There is an extensive selection of eating places to suit everyone, from fine dining to traditional pub food. Ulverston is also well known as a festival town, with events ranging from flags and walking to art and music festivals throughout the summer months and with the renowned Dickensian Christmas festival in late November. It is the birthplace of Stan Laurel and world record holder of the biggest foam pie fight in the world giving a glimpse into the fun community spirited little town. There are excellent walks around the town and beautiful countryside, with views of the southern Lake District and Morecambe Bay. Home to the deepest, widest and shortest canal, which makes for a lovely afternoon walk with a pub at the end and views over the bay. All of the attractions of the National Park are also easily reached. The Furness Coast boasts sandy beaches and good birdwatching. Nearby family attractions include the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Lakes Windermere and Coniston and popular Birkrigg Common, with its incredible panoramic views across Morecambe Bay.

Region Information

This property has a 3 night minimum stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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