A holiday cottage in Ulverston is a great choice if you want to experience life in a traditional Cumbrian market town. With its welcoming cafes and pubs, renowned festivals and breathtaking views of south Lakeland’s tranquil countryside, a more idyllic location for cottage holidays would be hard to find. Ulverston is eight miles north of Barrow-in-Furness, a stone’s throw from the Lake District and Morcambe Bay. Both can be clearly seen from Ulverston’s most distinctive historical landmark, Hoad Monument, which perches on a hillside overlooking the town. This is a great place for a sel-catering holiday outside the main summer season: Ulverston is known as a Festival Town and hosts a variety of exciting events throughout the year, the most famous of which is the Lantern Festival, when lanterns made of willow and tissue are paraded through town, filling the streets with magical streams of light. Beer, comedy, music, flags and fashion are also celebrated annually by this vibrant community.
Urban chic meets the country at Billy Boo, a sophisticated rural cottage near Backbarrow in Cumbria and the Lake District. Set on a working farm inside a national park, the cottage promises luxury, an open fire, a hot tub, light and airy open-plan spaces, beautiful country views and on-site fishing.
Fellside Barn is a gorgeous rural barn conversion offering panoramic views of the hills of Cumbria. The light and airy pet-friendly property in Broughton Beck boast generous gardens with a large furnished deck, as well as an interior with reminders of yesteryear and open-plan, contemporary comforts.
A cosy romantic Lake District cottage for couples in Pennington near Ulverston, Thimble Cottage is a Lake District barn conversion featuring a galleried double bedroom and open plan living area, The cottage lies in a secluded area, close to Ulverston, Coniston, and Furness Coast beaches.
The charming countryside Beech Cottage in Scales, Cumbria, sits in the heart of the Cumbrian peninsula, providing families on holiday boundless opportunities to enjoy the coastline of the Furness Estuary or the splendid beauty of Lake District National Park from a dog-friendly welcoming home base.
The River Crake lies at the end of the garden at Sawmill Cottage, a charming 18th-century rural cottage near Low Nibthwaite in the South Lakes. The pet-friendly cottage spoils guests with wonderful views, a generous garden, an open fire, a games room and modern comforts blended with old-world charm.
Nutwood is a delightful detached cottage perched near Lake Windermere in Lakeside. The pet-friendly cottage is well-positioned for a holiday in Cumbria and the Lake District. It features a spacious furnished deck, lovely grounds, and an interior with modern furnishings, an open fire and ample light.
Eden Lodge lies in Bardsea overlooking Morcombe Bay, close to the Cumbrian coastal town of Ulverston in the Lake District. It has a well-equipped kitchen, a games room and hot tub. This large, Edwardian rural holiday home sleeps 25, great for large group holidays and celebrations all year round.
Immerse yourself in the charms of village life at Sea View Cottage in Greenodd. Stroll around the tiny village and return to your cosy and immaculate three-storey holiday cottage with modern comforts and inviting décor. Explore beaches, mountains and weekly markets from this child-friendly cottage.
Onsite owners greet you with a welcome package, just the first of many outstanding touches you’ll find with a stay at Woodside Barn, a remote child-friendly cottage in the secluded hamlet of Pennington on the Cumbria, coast near Ulverston and the Lake District. Sleeps 4.
Hill Side Barn is a spacious Lake District barn conversion with a hot tub sleeps six guests seeking a high-quality rural retreat in a quiet rural corner of Cumbria area that’s not too far from the best bits of the Southern Lake District and the Cumbrian coast.
Set in a secluded rural location, Groffa Crag is a large holiday cottage in the Lake District near Ulverston. This spacious, pet friendly cottage in Cumbria sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms, perfect for large family or group holidays within easy reach of the Cumbrian coast, Coniston Water and Windermere.
Hawthorn Cottage is a delightful pet-friendly cottage in the market town of Ulverton and it offers couples a romantic escape in Cumbria and The Lake District. Oak beams and stone flagged floor complement the open fire and add character to the cottage, which boasts a lovely patio and modern comforts.
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As you wander through the town’s cobbled streets, you’ll notice magnificent churches, colourfully painted houses and a delightful selection of independent businesses. Ulverston is the birthplace of Stan Laurel, and a stay here would be incomplete without a trip to the excellent Laurel and Hardy Museum. Also worth a visit is the Lake Glass Centre, where you can watch molten glass being transformed into exquisite works of art. If you fancy an evening out, see what’s on at Coronation Hall, a lovely theatre in the town centre. Thanks to its dramatic location in the heart of the Furness Peninsula, Ulverston is perfect for visiting the glittering waters and misty mountains of the Lake District, and the sandy beaches and fishing villages of Morcambe Bay. Many of south Lakeland’s most beautiful towns and villages are just a short drive away, including Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cark-in-Cartmel, Coniston and Hawkshead. The countryside surrounding Ulverston holiday cottages is wonderfully unspoiled and perfect for walking and wildlife-watching. The town is the start of the Cumbrian Way, a 70-mile route which meanders through some of the region’s most spectacular scenery.