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Ulverston, surrounded by stunning Cumbrian scenery
Ulverston, surrounded by stunning Cumbrian scenery

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Ulverston

The historic market town of Ulverston is full of charm and has a wide array of cottages to rent whether you love character period properties or those with a contemporary flair. Based on the Furness peninsula, Ulverston is part of the South Lakeland area, only a mile from the water of Morecambe Bay and close to some of the most beloved sights in the Lake District National Park. If you are still not convinced that Ulverston is amazing, below are five reasons we are sure will convince you. Read more

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54.263607, -3.050656

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

Weekly guide price:
£405 to £530

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

54.297131, -3.027260

Get rid of distractions and focus on relaxing with your family and friends at Rookhow. This group accommodation is perfect for families and friends. Let the kids run wild amongst 12-acres of woodland where they can climb trees and build dens, paddle in the brook, and go to sleep with hair smoky from toasting marshmallows over the campfire. The Grade-II listed house is in the beautiful Rusland Valley near Grizedale between Coniston and Windermere in the Lake District National Park. It's ideal for relaxed family get-togethers, walking holidays, and group activities like yoga or writing retreats. The tranquil setting lets you scale back on stress and enjoy the peace and simplicity of holidays from your youth.

Weekly price:
£1800 all year
Short breaks from £300 per night

16  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.284193, -3.082395

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.

Weekly guide price:
£490 to £1025
Short breaks from £94 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.256864, -3.172045

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.

Weekly guide price:
£425 to £765

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.278026, -3.135906

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 base for exploring the Lake District National Park and its many attractions. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£300 to £495
Short breaks from £70 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

54.255022, -3.084154

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.

Weekly guide price:
£520 to £550
Short breaks from £110 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.255022, -3.084154

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.

Weekly guide price:
£520 to £550
Short breaks from £110 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.243454, -3.085788

Two luxurious contemporary holiday cottages in a spectacular position near Ulverston within the beautiful Lake District National Park. Sleeping five and six guests respectively, they are perfect for family holidays, two couples going away together or larger parties when rented together.

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £925
Short breaks from £130 per night

5+6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.212526, -3.079956

Set on the edge of the Lake District National Park, these two delightful log cabins provide an ideal base for enjoying a peaceful holiday or for exploring the many delights that this area has to offer including Ulverston which is within walking distance. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£330 to £565

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

54.212526, -3.079956

Sitting on the edge of the Lake District National Park close to Ulverston and within easy reach of the Furness coast, these two delightful log cabins provide the best of both worlds for those who want to explore the many attractions of the Lakes and the Cumbrian coast. A tranquil setting on a hillside amongst a meadow with fantastic walks from the front door. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£330 to £565

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

54.212526, -3.079956

In an elevated position perched on a hillside, this luxurious log cabin enjoys peace and tranquility and sits on the edge of the Lake District National Park close to Ulverston within easy reach of the Cumbrian coastline. A perfect base for couples, friends and families who want to explore the areas many attractions, walk or simply relax.

Weekly guide price:
£440 to £810

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.243454, -3.085788

A luxurious contemporary holiday cottage sitting in a stunning position within the Lake District. Sleeping two guests, it is an ideal romantic getaway for couples who want to explore the area.

Weekly guide price:
£395 to £650
Short breaks from £85 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

5 Reasons to Holiday in Ulverston 

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.