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Green Hills Farm

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "Great stay."

    Enjoyed the wine & grandchildren devoured yummy cake on arrival. Thank you. Large & comfortable with all things needed, provided & thank god for the dishwasher! Steve gave me directions for the local shore, fantastic. Needed a hoover & Steve went & bought a new one! Thank you. Could do with a coat stand & hooks on backs of doors for garments. Location is beautiful, peaceful yet with easy access to local town Ulverston & beyond. Will definitely come back. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Nina5.0Oct 2023

  • "My family all enjoyed our stay at Green Hills Farm, the cottage was equipped with everything we needed, very spacious."

    The owner was welcoming and we loved our visit from the two little dogs. The perfect place to stay to explore the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful place lovely people made us feel very welcome & great place with our 2 dogs as well ."

    We give it a

    Reviewed by Justine5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage suited our needs for 6 adults and 3 dogs."

    There was plenty of room as each room in the house was very big. Plenty of seating both in lounge and dining room. 4 large bedrooms. House is on a working farm which didn't bother us. The owners Steve & Sarah very friendly and a cake and bottle of wine was a nice touch. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by S4.1May 2023

  • "Nice and big and clean."

    Comfy beds. Lots of towels. Plenty of hot water. Good equipment. Helpful owners just next door who sorted out a little heating problem for us straight away.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous!!!"

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Mar 2023

  • "This property was in a really peaceful location with beautiful views."

    The house was well equipped and extremely comfortable. Lovely to be made welcome with wine and cake. The area is full of things to keep anyone occupied for weeks. I would say highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely spacious house, in a great location."

    Very well equipped. We enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2022

  • "Only stayed for 2 nights as it was a chance to catch up with family."

    The cottage was nice (but a little tired in places) but a good size (there were 8 of us and one small dog) weather was kind to us so managed a nice walk on the Saturday. Hosts were very welcoming

    Reviewed by Madtin3.8Sep 2022

  • "Owners Steve and Sarah's hospitality was excellent."

    Happy to help. Would definitely recommend Green Hills. Location, Comfortable cottage, Amazing views. No negatives.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2022

  • "Everything went very well, wonderful attention and support in everything we needed."

    Thank you very much!

    Reviewed by Hugo5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great location for Lake District access."

    Friendly owners who were helpful throughout

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week staying here, access to the lakes is brilliant."

    The farmhouse has everything you need, and more. Ulverston is a great little town, with lots of interesting shops and pubs. The monument is worth a visit, where the views are outstanding. We'll be back. Steve and Julia.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jun 2022

  • "Large and spacious property with all the equipment needed for your stay."

    Nice big rooms and comfy beds. Property is a bit remote but not far from town and can be walked to. The property is both central to the Lakes and other coastal areas you may want to visit. The hosts were friendly and helpful and were there if you needed them. Only "con" comment I can think of was the noisy plumbing but it didn't detract from enjoying our stay at the property.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2022

  • "The hosts are warm and welcoming."

    The house was everything we all needed and we enjoyed trying out the games. Would love to go again and so would our family.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    Very comfortable for 8 people, including 3 teens and 5 adults. Very well equipped. Perfect location for the lakes and enjoyed the local walk to the coast. Hosts very good at communicating and available at anytime if needed.

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7Apr 2022

  • "Perfect accommodation for our needs."

    Owners were friendly and helpful. The house smelt clean and fresh when we arrived and it was a good size. Large rooms and plenty of space for all of us. Having a dishwasher was useful because there was ample crockery so it could be filled for use. The house was generally very well equipped and nothing was too much trouble for Steve and Sarah. Excellent property for our dog too!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a great stay at Greenhills Farm."

    Steve and Sarah couldn't have been more helpful. The house was very well equipped, particularly the kitchen, with plenty of crockery and good sized pots, pans and serving dishes. The beds were very comfortable and the towels fantastic!

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely family Christmas in this house."

    I must say, I don’t think the photographs of the interior do it justice. All of the interiors were lovely and much bigger than they look online, with great quality bedding and towels. A great location with a fantastic walk to the ‘coast’ and good centrality to drive to other places of interest. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2021

  • "One of the best cottages we’ve ever stayed in."

    The hosts were lovely and the area beautiful. Cannot fault anything. I know farmers are up early and cleaning has to be done but 10am check out was a bit if a rush for 8 over 70’s. This is not a Criticism just an observation It would not put us off going again. Fabulous xx

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is a great place to stay for 3 nights for a get together for a family celebration."

    The cottage was very comfortable with everything we required.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Oct 2021

  • "We had a great time 4 adults, 3yr old and dog."

    Was perfect for us. Location brilliant and house great - hosts friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jul 2021

  • "Perfect location, very friendly and helpful owners, everything you need is there."

    Cottage is massive with plenty of space and room.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2021

  • "The house was huge!"

    We were really pleased with how much room we had and the location was beautiful. Great access to Ulverston and Steve/Sarah were fantastic hosts. Would definitely recommend for a big group!

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Jun 2021

  • "Green Hills Farm is a wonderful location, tucked away but within driving distance of Ulverston and so close to everything you want to see and so in the south Lakes."

    The hosts are superb and made us so welcome and were very accommodating. All the beds were extremely comfortable and all the linens were spotlessly clean and the lovely white towels were "hotel fluffy" which was a treat! The rooms were spacious and well provided for with decent high quality furniture and plenty of wardrobe space, and the two showers were both good, well served with hot water. The white goods, the dishwasher, washer and tumble dryer, were all in perfect order and much appreciated. Big TV and free Wifi and Netflix all appreciated. Having a separate dining room really was brilliant and there was more than enough good crockery and cutlery for all, as well as good array of cooking utensils. Having a private garden and places to sit at the front and back all meant we had a variety of spaces in which to relax. Overall, we all really loved our stay: it was a great place for relaxation and unwinding. Small but important matters to note: a sign on the A590 main road and again at the turns in the lane would be very useful. There is no signage that can be seen and near neighbours/locals had never heard of the address or the host family - finding Green Hills in the dark would be impossible, it was a challenge in daylight. Also, though there's nothing the hosts can do about the lane, guests should be aware that low-axle cars may struggle due to the several-inches-deep potholes on the approach from the main road to the farm's own (well maintained) lane. Given the cottage can host up to eight guests, a larger fridge or a separate small fridge would have proven very useful. Also, while this is very well publicised as a working farm (a quiet one at that, there is no disturbance at all), guests should come forewarned about the flies. On our last day we killed 42 in the kitchen alone while preparing dinner, having spent a small fortune on fly sprays and fly papers over our stay. Not a problem per se, but some guests may be more squeamish! Finally, grab handles for when using the lovely big bath could help guests use the facility with confidence (it is quite a high sided bath).

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Jun 2021

  • "Cottage met our expectations close to where we wanted to Go owner very friendly and helpful good holiday had by all"

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2021

  • "Our stay at Green Hills was just what we needed after lockdown."

    The view out of every window was amazing, even when it rained. The house is massive and so are the beds. My grandson loved seeing the cows, horses and sheep in the fields outside the window. A lovely welcome surprise from our hosts Sara and Steve of a bottle of wine and a cake was very much appreciated. The beds are so comfortable, there is plenty to do in the house lots of games and Netflix on the tv as we were home early with having a 2 year old. There is also a barbecue for our use, nothing was missed. Although there is a permanent gate on the bottom of the stairs there isn’t one at the top so someone had to stay with my grandson till he was asleep as he thought it was a great adventure being able to get out of bed and run from room to room, so we would take a gate for his room next time. Lots of local shops and pubs, plenty of parking. The house is situated on a working farm, but it didn’t smell like I thought it might, nor was there any flies. We had to drive down a narrow track to and from the house, but every time we came across another vehicle they always gave us priority and I wasn’t sure if that was because we were guest, it did make us feel special though. On the day we were due to leave the traffic was at a standstill and Sara told us to wait it out at the house while she cleaned upstairs which we are grateful for as it didn’t move for an hour and a half. Very accommodating hosts.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "Steve was a great bloke and had a lovely family who were all more than willing to help with recommendations"

    Reviewed by William5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful location, close to many tourist sites, the cottage itself was well set up for large groups with 2 bathrooms."

    Kitchen very well equipped for large groups and also an option to sit outside and use bbq facilities etc. Would love to return again. Highly recommend Sarah and Steve's farm cottage.

    Reviewed by Punam5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and perfect for taking dogs the hosts were very ..."

    The cottage was very comfortable and perfect for taking dogs the hosts were very welcoming Ideal spot for visiting south lakes during the day and peaceful at night If visiting this area again this wll be first on the list

    Reviewed by Ciaran5.0Aug 2020

  • "Green Hills farm was a lovely cottage."

    The cottage was very spacious. The two bathrooms was a god send, as we had 8 of us staying. Steve the owner was very welcoming and helpful. I would recommend it to all my friends.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2020

  • "Property was a great space for us as a group of 7 adults."

    The rooms were a good size and we didn't feel cramped. Location was also good, near Ulverston, nice walks, shops, cafes etc.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Sep 2019

  • "I know it's difficult as a working farm but might be good to have a small play area for the children at Greenhills farm"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2019

  • "A really well appointed house in a very convenient location close to all amenities and to many South lakes attractions."

    Sarah, Steve and the dogs were very welcoming and most helpful when planning trips out and with good places to eat. We would definitely recommend Green Hills Farm for a family holiday and Steve's' potatoes were the tastiest we've had in a long while. Many thanks for an excellent week.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2019

  • "The only issue we had unfortunately were the amount of flies."

    I know it’s a farm but there were hundreds. The cottage was clean and tidy but the flies were uncontrollable and it did put a dampener on our experience. Hopefully easily rectified for the next holiday maker. Otherwise a lovely cottage with a great owner.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4Jul 2019

  • "Green Hills Farm is a lovely spacious home and I would not hesitate to recommend the accommadation for anyone wishing to visit the South Lakes area."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2019

  • "Super helpful owners, very friendly and nothing is too much trouble."

    Great size rooms and outdoor space to relax. Well equipped family home.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jun 2019

  • "Just got back after a lovely time!"

    The house was brilliant, loads of space and really well equipped with everything you’d need. The beds were really comfy, lots of fresh towels supplied and lovely clean bedding. It was lovely seeing all the animals in the nearby fields with my daughter especially loving the horses and Rodney the dog was a cutie! We loved our visit and look forward to staying again in the future.

    Reviewed by Hollie5.0May 2019

  • "Really friendly people and a great place to stay"

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Apr 2019

  • "This lovely home was perfect for us."

    The owners went above and beyond, meeting and greeting, preparing the number of beds we needed, providing cots, high chairs, toys, cuddly toys, the works. We arrived to a nice bottle of wine and big chocolate cake. The kitchen was very well stocked, including all of the little bits like cooking spices, oil, kitchen roll, dishwasher tablets etc. We actually couldn't have asked for more. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jan 2019

  • "Wonderful welcome from the owners, who even left us some deluxe cake, and a couple of bottles of fizz for New Year."

    The house was beautiful and homely and was all decorated up for Xmas which made it even more special. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this cottage to anyone and we will certainly be back. The location is great, especially if you are walkers and Ulverston is just a stones throw away.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage is fantastic, the owners Steve and Sarah went out of their way to ensure we had absolutely everything we needed."

    They were extremely friendly and you can tell they have put a lot of thought a consideration into the facilities and utensils available in the cottage. It really is a home from home. Thank you for making our Christmas go smoothly and without us having to worry about anything.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful, very clean and spacious with beautiful decor."

    We had a scrumptious chocolate fudge cake and a bottle of wine waiting for us and everything you would need for a home from home. An extremely comfortable stay and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2018

  • "Steve & Sarah were the perfect hosts making us feel very welcome, the spacious cottage was very clean and comfortable and the kitchen well equipped with everything you would need."

    Nice and quiet location but not to far from shops and pubs. Sykes cottages were easy to deal with and would not hesitate to recommend them to my friends and family.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2018

  • "Great rural location."

    The owners were very accommodating and was a pleasure to stay there

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Sep 2018

  • "Cottage in a lovely position to explore the Lakes."

    It is on a quiet working farm within walking distance of Ulverston.

    Reviewed by Ann4.1Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was a home away from home, comfortable and clean."

    These was quite a bit to do that kept us occupied throughout our stay. The owners were very friendly and approachable and nothing was too much trouble for them, even the gift of a lovely fudge cake and wine, very much appreciated after a long journey due to roadwork. It was easy to find via sat nav and directions provided. Thank you so much for our lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely, clean, comfortable and well equipped farm house."

    Slightly misleading from the photo as I was expecting the full house in the picture, I had not realised it was split into two houses! That said, there was plenty of room inside the house for six adults, two kids and two dogs with a spacious living room, dining area and the bedrooms were good sizes. It all felt house is located in a nice area with plenty to do and plenty of places to eat.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was exactly as described and was very comfortable with plenty of room for eight people and in a lovely and convenient location."

    The owners very friendly and helpful. We had a great holiday and would like to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Gwyneth5.0Aug 2018

  • "Great house to stay in with large rooms and a sitting room with enough space for 8 people and two dogs."

    Good views all around a plenty of walks around for the dogs.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely place and lovely owners!"

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Jul 2018

  • "The most amazing holiday ever."

    Really comfortable place. Very nice owners.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Jun 2018

  • "The beds were really comfy, we all slept very well even though we were away from home."

    Extremely dog friendly, large rooms with comfy settees, plenty of storage and beautiful beaches also dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2018

  • "What a wonderful cottage!"

    We were pleased to find a spacious, clean and warm cottage with everything we could have needed for our stay. There were 8 adults, 2 infants and 2 dogs in our group and we had plenty of space and good facilities. Ulverston is very close along with many of the more scenic walks a d sights. A walk up to the Hoad monument is recommended.

    Reviewed by Nino5.0Mar 2018

  • "Great location, pictures really don’t express how lovely and large this house is."

    Bedrooms huge, beds so comfy. Kitchen well equipped. Owners very accommodating and pleasant. Lots to go and see locally. Would love to return again.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Mar 2018

  • "From start to finish the booking was easy I was kept well informed ,the cottage was everything and more than we expected ,it was Amazing ,our host Steve and Sarah were so helpful,informative ,and friendly even allowing us to view his farm ,they left us a gift when we arrived which was very welcolm,the cottage was decked out with Xmas decks it looked like a wonderland and my two year old granddaughter thought it was magical ."

    The beds were so comfortable I haven't slept so well for years,it was with heavy hearts that we left ,but we all said WE WILL BE BACK, Thankyou Sykes ,Sarah ,Steve, and Jack. The Barber family

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Nov 2017

  • "Lovely big cottage."

    Very well equipped with lots of nice finishing touches. Steve showed us around the farm & made us feel feel very welcome & was very good with our grandson showing him his tractors & lorrys. Thank you for a lovely stay & would recommend it to our friends

    Reviewed by Jane4.8Nov 2017

  • "Very nice owners who gave us a very warm welcome."

    The cottage was spacious, clean and comfortable. The location was away from the commercial centres and stunning.

    Reviewed by Michael4.8Oct 2017

  • "Great hosts Steve and Sara made us most welcome."

    Cottage was enjoyed by everyone in the party and the location was great. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Sep 2017

  • "Best cottage we've been to."

    The facilities, the welcoming, the space and equipment just impressed us. Steve and Sarah are so lovely and helpful , they are there when needed. we will return annually. We had the opportunity to see their farm as well which was ace. I would recommend over and over. Great stay thanks again

    Reviewed by Titamenji4.8Mar 2017

  • "We had a fantastic weekend at Green Hills Farm."

    Steve and Sarah are wonderful hosts: very friendly and welcoming. The cottage is spotlessly clean and had everything we could possibly need. We would definitely book again and would recommend it very highly.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Mar 2017

  • "Good standard."

    Nice touches flowers chocolates on arrival. Well equipped clean. The bedrooms are beautiful and comfortable quality bedding . Bathroom with bath and separate shower and further shower room downstairs. Walled gardens front and back so dogs could be let out. Only few minutes drive to town centre.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Mar 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, had everything you could need and then some."

    Clean, comfortable and homely. Lovely touch with the cakes and wine on arrival, would book again in a heartbeat and will hopefully be back soon

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jan 2017

  • "The owners were warm and welcoming even to giving us a bouquet of flowers and a bottle of champagne for our anniversary."

    All the family loved the cottage it was warm and comfortable very thing we needed would recommend to everyone.

    Reviewed by David4.6Jan 2017

  • "The cottage we stayed in had everything we needed for our new year break."

    The owners had added some lovely touches, Christmas trees, Christmas crackers, chocolates, cake and even a bottle of chilled fizz, which was much needed after a very long journey and very much appreciated! The cottage was beautifully clean and very comfortable. Our teenagers were all very happy with the huge TV and wifi! The kitchen was really well equipped too. All in all everyone had a really great holiday.

    Reviewed by N4.8Dec 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size on request), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Hot tub
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed front and rear patios with hot tub, furniture, with access to lawned garden across the parking area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: 4 nights minimum bookings only

The property

Ulverston 2 miles.

Green Hills Farm is a superb semi-detached cottage with a hot tub and plenty of home comforts, situated on a working livestock farm, two miles from the market town of Ulverston.

Presented to a high standard, this cottage is ideally suited for friends and family wishing to enjoy time together close to the vibrant town of Ulverston and the fantastic areas of the Lake District.

Set over two floors, there are four spacious bedrooms as well as a family bathroom and shower room.

On the ground floor there is a large sitting room with electric fire to relax in front of and a good sized dining room, great to enjoy a delicious meal together that has been prepared in the well-equipped kitchen.

Outside there are patio areas at both the front and rear, whilst just across the parking area is a lawned garden with views across the fields.

Here you can watch the local wildlife including deer and birds, and if you're lucky you may catch sight of the barn owl.

Ulverston has a host of shops, restaurants, an indoor market.

Explore the southern tip of Coniston Water and the east of the Lake passing through Nibthwaite catching glimpses of “Wild Cat Island”, Peel Island as featured in Swallows and Amazons.

There are lots of places to park up and wander through the woods and along the shore.

Further up is Brantwood, the home of John Ruskin, where you can enjoy the landscaped gardens with views across to the Coniston Fells and a tasty afternoon tea in their tearoom.

On the other side of Coniston Water you can hire kayaks and rowing boats and even participate on sailing courses and stand up paddle boarding.

Grizedale Forest is also close by with lots of tracks and trails to explore, both on foot or on a bike, whilst there is also Go Ape for the more adventurous.

At the end of the day, return to your countryside cottage and enjoy the rural location.

A lovely cottage at any time of the year.

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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.

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Note: 4 nights minimum bookings only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas