A 2-storey holiday cottage in Ulverston in a converted stone barn surrounded by a low stone wall. Open plan furnished lounge, kitchen and dining areas. Lounge with armchair, TV and woodburner.

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Thimble Cottage, Ulverston
Sleeps 2

Thimble Cottage, Ulverston

Lake District Romantic Rural Retreat For Couples in Ulverston

A wonderful romantic escape for two in the Lake District awaits guests at this converted stone-built holiday barn in Pennington near Ulverston on the Cumbrian coast.

Velux windows admit warm and excellent natural light into the galleried double bedroom, which features exposed beams to create a rustic charm. Below, the open-plan living area features a TV with Freeview, a wood burner, and underfloor heating for cosy evenings. A ground-floor bathroom offers a shower, basin, and WC.

Thimble Cottage sleeps two in a galleried double bedroom. The kitchen has an electric oven, hob, microwave, and fridge. French doors lead to a small furnished patio and garden, ideal for sharing a bottle of wine or morning coffee.

The Lake District hamlet of Pennington is quiet and secluded, making it an excellent spot for a restful holiday. Several friendly pubs and farms are in the immediate area. The ancient market town of Ulverston is only three miles away and features frequent street markets and other exciting festival events throughout the year. The Cumbrian Way footpaths begin in this area, offering many great opportunities for hikes through the gorgeous, unspoilt Cumbrian countryside. Cottage guests will also find the Lake District National Park, Coniston, and the Furness Coast beaches within easy reach.

When booking or enquiring, please tell us you found this Lake District holiday home near Ulverston on the My Favourite Holiday Cottages website. Thank you.



Thimble Cottage, Ulverston


Quiet Getaway

We enjoyed our stay once we found the farm, It was very relaxing an ideal place to set out from for coast or mountains.
Lots of places to eat close by, felt so refreshed after our week even though the weather was not so good, really enjoyed the museum Laurel and Hardy.
The owners of the cottage were absolutely brilliant and the welcome pack and wine was really helpfull as it meant we did not have to rush out to the shops, nothing was to much trouble for the owners and we really enjoyed the log stove cosy night in.
We hope to stay again and strongly recommend this property as it is modern clean and well equiped,
and entertainment was provided by our hosts dog buster who can play football like I HAVE NEVER SEEN
absolutely brilliant.
Thanks for a lovely stay which did not break the bank.
Graham and Lidia Toseland

A FlipKey verified reviewer

A cosy and comfortable retreat away from the hustle and bustle

I was able to quickly identify availability, cost, and detail of various cottages through the Sykes website, and the booking process was simple and straight-forward.

Thimble Cottage itself was well presented, and furbished to a high-standard. As a group we booked both this cottage and the larger one next to it. The hosts had provided us with local farm eggs, bread, milk and a lovely bottle of wine which were all very well received.

I will definitely be booking this specific cottage again, and intend to use Sykes in the future.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Absolutely fantastic holiday

great location; the cottage itself was beautiful and clean; cant fault the stay at all

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Relax and just enjoy.

This cottage is ideal for a relaxing stay in the lakes.The cottage has all the mod cons you could wish for including a luxury bathroom central heating and a lovely log burner for the chilly evenings.But beware of the steep staircase particularly when nature calls in the night.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Wonderful & Relaxing

From the moment of arrival to the time of leaving it was a wonderful,relaxing & peaceful holiday.The cottage was immaculate & we couldn't have asked for more

S Brown


Very clean and comfortable. Very well equipped.
One small down is the stairs to the bedroom. It is narrow and steep. Elderly or disabled could find it difficult.
The welcome pack is a nice touch.
Lovely area without the crowds of the lake district.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

A very enjoyable holiday

A great place to stay, unfortunately rather steep steps to the gallery (bedroom). Can be tricky during the night.


A very peaceful location

The cottage was wonderfull, we had a warm reception when we arrived. A nice bottle of wine and some fresh free range eggs awaited us. The countryside and surrounding areas were very pleasant & peaceful. The town was only a matter of 10mins drive away & it was easy to explore the area and further afield. All in all a very good week.

Jenny & Dave Waterer


My partner and i had lovely time at thimble cottage very cosy. I wanted to pick the cottage up and bring it back to bristol with us. We had 2 little visitors that came to see us each night (2little kittens) very cute. We will definatley be coming back.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Modern cottage for two in remote location

Basically a one room open plan modern cottage, bedroom is accessed via a short but steep staircase, for two. Fairly well equipped, just a few shortcomings i.e. no freezer compartment in fridge which we consider to be an essential appliance for self-catering especially in a remote location where the local village pubs do not serve food until the latter part of the week. Lack of instructions for some appliances could be a handicap for some. The cottage is grouped with another 4 holiday lets so you are not totally isolated. Ideal for walkers as there is a path quite close to the properties. It is possible to walk via the path network into Ulverston from the cottage, but be prepared for some hills though!! Overall we enjoyed our stay at the cottage and the stairs did not cause us two active pensioners any problems. We would certainly consider a future booking.


Cosy cottage, great location for exploring the Lakes

This cottage is lovely. Modern while still having cottage charm. Wood burner and wood an added bonus. Loved the welcome pack of milk and a bottle of wine (nice touch), Well equipped cottage, in a good location for exploring the Lake District.

Added bonus was the farm 'attractions' including three cats - as well as the goats, chickens and ducks that were on the site too.


Stunning & Gorgeous Cottage

Most beautiful cottage i have ever stayed in. Very romantic and warmly for a couple. The cottage provides you with everything you need and also attrations around the area. We stayed for a week and did many things i would definatly book back up to stay in this cottage again, very clean.

Naomi Y

Lovely area and wonderful cottage

After driving 400 miles to this cottage myself and my partner were pleased with the location, even with the sheep guarding the road out of the property that liked to play chicken with the car.

The property is well sized to meet a couples needs for a place to stay whilst visiting Cumbria and offered a good location with a 15 to 20 minute drive North to get into the Lake District itself. Our only minor complaints and they are minor are that the stairs to get into the bedroom area are quite narrow and very steep so care is needed when going up and down the stairs.. And when we had some stormy weather the cottage did have some drafts around the main door and bathroom window.

With those minor complaints in mind, and the are only minor! Do not let them put you off ... the cottage was a lovely place to stay. Complimentary eggs, milk and champagne were well received! The owners are very friendly and let you do your own thing with no interruptions and the local cats are also very friendly and don't mind being petted (Careful with the black and white one as she likes to nip/bite)

Would definitely consider revisiting this cottage next year but me and my partner might choose another area of the UK to visit but should we want to revisit Cumbria we will most likely choose this cottage.

Matthew S

Lovely cottage for a romantic getaway.

On arrival your met by the owner, a bottle of wine, a bottle of beer and fresh eggs. The cottage is quaint and welcoming and situated up in the hills of the Lake District. Ulverston is accessible by foot and Barrow in Furness by car. A lovely stay at a lovely cosy little cottage.


Our hosts were super accommodating and helpful. I thought the little touches upon arrival were very sweet and unexpected. We also liked the fact that our cottage was really out in the sticks. Not too far away so that we couldn't visit the Lakes but enough distance to really be away from it all .. idyllic. We would definitely make a return visit.

Ms Ward

The location of this cottage was perfect and the owners were very friendly and helpful. They left us a bottle of wine as well as milk, bread and eggs which I thought was a very nice touch and made our holiday very special.

Mr Brown

A newly converted barn with a warm welcome from the owners.

Mr Ashby

Very lovely cottage in a secluded farm.

Mr Mort

A fantastic small cottage that proved to be an excellent base for our week in the Lakes.
The owners are very friendly and provided a welcome pack (thanks very much!).
The cottage is immaculate and not far from Ulverston with its great pubs.
Overall a great week!

Mr Brockwell

Quiet place to stay, owners very helpful. The welcome pack was lovely especially after travelling all day. The cottage was clean, tidy and very well decorated and furnished. Will definitely stay there again.

Mr Toseland

Despite the weather we loved the way it's tucked away in the middle of no where, very quiet apart from the occasional animal noises on the farm, and the hosts were lovely and very helpful. There was a welcome pack of wine, bread and eggs which was a great surprise and went down well on the first evening. Information on walks etc were provided at the cottage. We had a great time and will definitely be looking to book to go there again in the near future.

Mrs Lawrenson

Beautiful, quiet setting minutes away from the nearest town. Friendly property owners with wonderful domestic & farm animals (including Buster - the footballing dog).

Miss Stafford

The cottage was better than we had expected - excellent condition, helpful owners and I was impressed with the booking service from Sykes too. Welcome pack also lovely.

Miss Hawkes

The cottage was so nice that despite the weather we still had a very relaxing and enjoyable weekend.

Mr Hayes

The cottage was idyllic, and set in a fantastic location, away from the hustle and bustle of the local towns and villages.

Mr Brierley

The cottage was perfect in every way; as we couldn't bring it home with us we'll definitely be returning.

Mrs Gilpin

Everything - wonderful area; wonderful scenery and a lovely cottage where we got engaged!

Mr Dyson

A fantastic cottage set in the rolling countryside. The peace and tranquility and fantastic views. The warm welcome from the owner and the brilliant welcome pack.

Mrs Lacey

The cottage was fantastic and of a very high standard - everything was very easy from the booking through to the arrival. I am looking to book again!

Mr Cartwright

Cottage small but fine. Great area. Great beer and food at 'Black Dog'.

Mrs Marshall

It was a good place for rest, relaxing and nature.

Mrs Konings

A great little cottage! The owners have put in loads of finishing touches to make your stay special. It's the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. Thank you for making our holiday so special.

Mr Armstrong

The welcome pack when we arrived. The under floor heating. Home from home feeling. All we needed for a cosy relaxing holiday.

Mrs Williams

Everything was stunning. Cannot fault any of it, even the owners were brilliant! Thank you.

Customer marked everything excellent with additional comments of fantastic, brilliant, stunning!

Mr Cantor

Everything. The cottage was fantastic value, clean, cosy and just beautiful. We had a wonderful holiday.

Mrs Major

The cottage was beautiful and toasty. The hosts were very welcoming.

Mr Preston

A beautiful cottage, in a beautiful setting, miles from the nearest town, so it was lovely and quiet. The fire was amazing, a nice selection of books and CDs to listen and read. Kitchen was spotless and ready to use. Surrounded by rolling hills and potential walks, this really was a lovely holiday.

Mr Jarvis

Thimble Cottage was located in the south of the Lake District and in a lovely secluded part of Ulverston. The cottage itself was on a renovated farm with 3 holiday cottages attached. It was spotlessly clean and really cute!! The owners were great and very helpful! They provided us with fresh egg's from their chicken's and a bottle of wine.
There was lots of leaflets of things to do in the Lakes in the cottage itself so we had plenty of ideas for things we can do, which was great since we had a bit of rain! It was just a perfect place!

Miss Birkin

Beautifully renovated farm building - hospitality and welcome from owners was lovely - idyllic retreat and spot on for touring the Lakes - would highly recommend to others and had a great holiday - thank you!

Mrs Bradbury

The cottage was just beautiful. Plenty to see and do - we had a wonderful time. Would go back again.

Mrs James

The cottage was exceptional and perfectly situated for days out in the Lakes and surrounding area.

Mr Wardlow

The peace and quiet, the wonderful location and superb holiday cottage.

Mr Brown

An excellent location in a very peaceful area. The owners and their dog were very accommodating and friendly. An ideal base for touring with plenty of lovely walks and places to visit. Again we're not disappointed by a cottage booked through Sykes.

Mrs Veness

The log fire in the cottage was a perfect touch to warm up those cold nights we experienced. The owner was great and made sure we were stocked up with enough wood and his hospitality was amazing.

Ms Rasheed

Good location for visiting the surrounding area. Many fine and varied walks within a fifteen minute drive of the cottage. The wood-burner in the cottage is great for chilly evenings.

Mr Rigg

Loved the cottage and the surroundings.

Dr Othick

Peace and quiet in a beautiful cottage.

Mr Russell

Beautiful, cosy cottage with a log fire to welcome you after a day out. The location near Coniston, Ulverston and so on was another advantage.

Mr Brown

A very comfortable cottage in a very pleasant location. It was well equipped and clean on our arrival and the welcome bottle of wine was appreciated. The owners were keen to ensure that we enjoyed our stay and were helpful and friendly. The log burner with logs, kindling etc was also a lovely extra courtesy and we have no hesitation in recommending this cottage and location.

Mr Hackett

Cosy warm accommodation and a lovely welcome pack from nice friendly owners. There was a nice garden out the back, and lots of places to visit - I especially loved the wildlife park at Dalton.

Mr Pilcher

A lovely cottage with excellent walking from the property. Owners were very friendly. Overall a great place to stay.

Mrs Bostock

We enjoyed the holiday very much. The location was quiet and it was easy to get to places.

Mrs Waterer

The location, the accommodation and the owners were all fantastic.

Mrs Clarke

An ideal location in the countryside. Peace and quiet. The cottage was perfect, it had everything required for a self catering holiday. It was the ideal base for getting around the Lake District and coastal areas.

Mrs Hunt

We liked the isolation and how well maintained the property was. An excellent retreat and it suited us really well. The owner was really welcoming and helpful.

Mrs Bedborough

Quiet and peaceful. Beautiful countryside and lovely cottage.

Mr Brown

The cottage was lovely and the scenery was beautiful.

Mrs Curtis

Thimble Cottage is beautiful and the photos on the website do not do it justice. We very much appreciated the little touches, such as the ready-made fire, tea, coffee, milk, eggs, biscuits and wine awaiting us on arrival.

Mr Di Santo

My husband and I loved the cosy cottage, open fire and surrounding area. We had a wonderful stay. Thank you very much.

Mrs Kostrzewa

The cottage was the perfect base for our daily visits to the lakes and other venues. It was also very relaxing and quiet.

Mr Clarke


Mr Lawrence

We stayed here for our honeymoon and it was perfect. It is only a small open plan cottage but for two adults we had everything we needed. Ulverston is a lovely little town only 5-10minutes away by car, and here we spent time shopping, and using the local restaurants and pubs.

Mr Cochrane

We had a lovely holiday in the Lake District, so much to see and do even if the weather is not the best. We went primarily to climb Scafell Pike and Helvellyn (via Striding Edge!), and to explore the the area. We could not have asked for better accommodation than Thimble Cottage. Set in a lovely quiet area it was a perfect base for our holiday. Everything we required was provided, and we received a warm welcome from the owner. When renting a cottage, for me the most important thing is cleanliness, Thimble Cottage was spotless. I would highly recommend the cottage, another great find via Sykes Cottages!

Mrs Reaney

Our second visit to Thimble cottage, and we enjoyed it as much as our first. Ulverston is such a lovely place, with yummy cafes, and some really interesting shops. We like being in the heart of the lakes, with the added bonus of a view of the sea. We hope to visit again in the future.

Mrs Ross

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Thimble cottage. Couldn't have asked for better for what we wanted! It was refreshing and modern whilst still upholding it's cosy cottage feel. There was lots of tourist information available to be able to plan our perfect break and was within easy driving distance to some of the popular lakes such as Windemere and Coniston. Will definitely recommend it to friends and relatives and if we visit the lakes again in the future would definitely stay here again.

Miss Gray

A lovely cottage, very good use of space; lovely, warm and in excellent order throughout. Excellently placed for walking and cycling and very handy for lovely back road journeys into the lakes.

Mr Cronk

The cottage itself was perfect for us, it was also very thoughtful to have milk, eggs and home-made biscuits on arrival, after a long journey that first cup of tea was great!

Miss Coke

A fantastic little cottage, very clean and modern. The owner was very friendly and helpful. A great place to relax and unwind in very quiet location. The eggs and short bread on arrival was a great thought and very much appreciated. This was a great location for exploring the lakes. We will defiantly be back.

Mr Hoblyn

Quiet, scenic views and not too far from grocery stores, gas station etc. Also yummy shortbread biscuits on arrival and appreciated the carton of milk in the fridge to start us off - overall a friendly welcome after a long day of travelling. Brilliant directions given by the owner - would have struggled with the sat nav alone.

Miss Pithiya

The peace and quiet together with the location made our stay absolutely perfect.

Ms Jordaan

Thimble Cottage is in a great location. The cottage was cosy and the welcome pack very helpful! We would definitely come again.

Dr Ruth

Excellent accommodation in an ideal location for visiting the South Lakeland area.

Mr Fraser

Peace and quiet. Everything we needed was in the cottage. Very well thought out.

Miss Anderson

A fabulous cottage to stay in. Perfect in every way.

Miss Jones

What a lovely place The Lake District is, it was the first time I have been and the fact that Thimble Cottage was as beautiful as it was, I really cannot fault it in any way. If you are thinking of booking this cottage please do it, you will not be disappointed.

Mr Randles

The location of the cottage was perfect for our needs, with a 10 to 15 minute drive North to get into the Lake District area. The cottage was perfectly sized to suit a couple with all the facilities you could need and the welcome pack was greatly appreciated on the first night.

Mr Stone

The property was in a fantastic location. This is easily one of the best holidays I have ever been on and the accommodation made it so special indeed. As a couple this was our first holiday away together and we will remember it forever!

Mr Aplin

Thimble Cottage was a great base for our holiday in the Lakes, everything we needed was there. There were eggs, milk and a bottle of wine waiting for us on arrival. Stunning views everywhere we drove too. Proximity to the Lakes from where we were staying was ideal. Friendly people and great food, we would recommend The Sutherlands Pub and Restaurant in Windermere .

Mr Morton

Thimble Cottage was so beautiful, the location was very nice too.

Mr Parker

Thimble Cottage was so lovely, the wood burner was wonderful.

Ms Groeschel

A fantastic stay in a lovely cottage.

Mrs Lowdon

My partner and I loved every minute of our short break away and Thimble Cottage is the perfect little place to stay. It was clean and well presented with a lovely little garden and in a lovely location for plenty of walking. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay here again.

Miss Jones

This is a lovely cottage in a fantastic setting, and it is very relaxing. This was our second stay there but we would go back again, can't get enough of the place.

Miss Johnson

Beautiful cottage with large private grounds. Very quiet but also easy access to local area. We would definitely recommend.

Mr Sayer