Lingmell is in a superb location at the southern end of Coniston Water, within a short walk from Lake Bank Jetty. It's a lovely holiday home ideal for extended families or friends, consisting of two self-contained floors that sleep up to seven people in three bedrooms. Guests have shared use of six acres of grounds with access to the lake and the owner's Canadian canoe and four kayaks. There's secure storage if you want to bring your SUP, mountain bike or other sports equipment. Child and dog-friendly, the holiday cottage is available for bookings all year round, with short breaks possible depending on availability.
Located on a Lakeland sheepfarm amongst lovely Cumbrian countryside close to Coniston Water, this holiday cottage provides the perfect place for a relaxing holiday and an ideal self-catering base for exploring the Lake District National Park and its many attractions. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Located at the edge of the tiny peaceful Cumbrian hamlet of Nibthwaite Grange close to Coniston Water, this delightful 17th Century holiday cottage with pretty garden not only provides the ideal place to relax and unwind but is also close to all the popular attractions of the Lake District.
The Lake District is one of the most popular holiday destinations in England for its incredible landscape which is breathtaking in every season. Tucked quietly away in the pretty hamlet of Lowick and close to Coniston Water and Ulverston, Otley Beck Cottage is a beautifully crafted romantic holiday retreat for couples or solo travellers. It's on the doorstep of fantastic footpaths, and close to Grizedale Forest, Windermere, Cartmel and Grange-over-Sands. With no noise or light pollution, you'll sleep soundly and awake refreshed and full of energy.
Forest Field is a delightful holiday cottage within the Rusland Valley providing the perfect self-catering base for couples to relax and explore the beautiful Lake District and its many attractions. Set within unspoilt rolling countryside, the views are simply stunning and the walks are equally as lovely. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Garden Cottage is an enchanting holiday retreat for two standing within an acre of grounds in a peaceful countryside setting in the small hamlet of Lowick Green near Coniston Water and Ulverston in the heart of the Lake District National Park. With a Rayburn cooker and log burner for cosy winter nights and a private patio with lovely views over the valley for the warmer months, Garden Cottage has all year round appeal for couples.
A delightful Lakeland holiday cottage converted from a former Watermill with a cottage garden that provides an ideal place to relax and unwind. Located on the outskirts of a small village close to Grizebeck, The Watermill is ideally situated for exploring the Southern Lakes and its popular attractions.
A spacious, tastefully renovated Georgian holiday home for up to 12 guests, set in a scenic village on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Features a large, secure garden with dining terrace, games room with pool table, SMART tv x 2 (Netflix etc), private parking, and easy access to Coniston Water & Lake Windermere. Pub 1 min walk; Greenodd village (fish & chips, bakery/café, ice cream parlour, butchers, wine shop) 10 min walk; Ulverston (supermarkets) 3.5 miles.
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Walking - The scale of the landscape expands the further north you travel in England, making Cumbrian and the Lake District pretty spectacular. The 74-mile Cumbria Way footpath starts in Ulverston and stretches north to the Scottish Border at Carlisle, and is a fantastic way to experience the scale of the scenery first hand. Locally, walkers can climb to the Hoad Monument on Hoad Hill and enjoy the stunning views from the top, especially if the monument is open - you’ll know because the flag is flying. Birkrigg Common is usually dry underfoot thanks to a limestone base. The same stone was dug up to create the nearby Druid’s Circle - the only concentric stone circle in Cumbria. An easier but no less beautiful alternative to these walks is along the Ulverston Canal where there is a wheelchair and buggy-accessible path and no elevation. Consider holidaying off-season as it is quieter but still incredibly beautiful. Ulverston WalkFest runs over two weeks in spring and highlights the wonderful walks the area can offer.
History - Ulverston lays claim to the world’s only Laurel and Hardy Museum. Stan Laurel was born in a cottage on Argyll Street in 1890 and went on to become one of the world’s most innovative and beloved film stars. Ulverston received its market charter from Edward I in 1280 and offers shoppers both an indoor market that is open five days a week (closed Wednesday and Sunday) and an outdoor street market every Thursday and Saturday. The Grade II listed Victorian train station has mainline services to Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle and Manchester. Before trains, Ulverston was an important port with local linen and minerals leaving its docs enroute to the rest of the world. Other historical sites include Conishead Priory, which has been wonderfully restored and is now used as a leading Buddhist Centre, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, and Swarthmoor Hall which was home to the founder of the Quaker movement, George Fox.
Events - Some of the wonderful events in Ulverston include the Taste Cumbria Food Festival, the popular CAMRA Beer Festival, the South Cumbria Music Festival, the Ulverston and North Lonsdale Show in late July, and a Dickensian Christmas Festival at the end of November to get people in the festive spirit.
Shopping and Eating - Ulverston’s shops, cafes and pubs are a celebration of local produce, not only food and drink but also crafts and gifts. The town’s high street has shops selling homewares, clothing, antiques and curios, flowers, books, bikes and music. In addition to the grocers, butchers and bakeries, the town has three small supermarkets and a choice of tea rooms and pubs.
The People - Ulverston has a friendly community that welcomes visitors. People are justifiably proud not only of their town but also the surrounding area. The festivals and events are inclusive of everyone - locals and out-of-towners alike. Ulverston is thriving with a wealth of amenities and a stunning landscape that makes it a wonderful holiday destination at any time of the year.