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Woodside Barn, Ulverston
Sleeps 4

Woodside Barn, Ulverston

From the welcome package the onsite owners leave in this countryside cottage to the final day of your stay, you’ll find your holiday at Woodside Barn in the secluded hamlet of Pennington, Cumbria, to be well worth your time.

This child-friendly cottage comfortably sleeps a family of four in the exquisite beauty of a stone-built detached barn conversion. Fully renovated and lovingly restored, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage includes a spacious living room with a dining area. Walk through the patio doors onto the property’s lovely grounds or enjoy the spacious furnished patio to enjoy the scenic Cumbrian views.

Pennington’s twin pubs at Great Urswick Tarn, just a short walk down the road, are well-known in the region for their fine ales and good foods.

Woodside Barn is one of four cottages on this peaceful site and provides the perfect home base to launch day trips throughout nearby Lake District National Park or the sandy beaches of the Furness Coast. The Cumbrian Way and several footpaths run close by the property, ideal for walkers and cyclists alike, while the market town of Ulverston, with its splendid choice of pubs and restaurants, is just a hilly three-mile drive away.

Just west of Pennington, families can visit the South Lakes Safari Zoo, home to over 1,000 rare and endangered animals in unique natural environments.

When booking or enquiring, please tell us that you found this Cumbrian holiday let near Ulverston on the My Favourite Holiday Cottages website. Thank you.




great place to stay with lots of place to visit nearby

A lovely welcome pack of eggs and wine were tasters of a wonderful stay at woodbarn. Cottage was well equipped with lost of extras like stair gate, Dvds and games for kids. Dalton animal park our family's favourite location- very closeby. No tumble drier but clothes soon dried on clothes horse and clothes line provided. Would go back tomorrow and see the many sites not yet visited!

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Probably the best cottage we've stayed in. Very well decorated and facilities are excellent.

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A Great Stay

We had a fantastic time and our stay cannot be faulted. Everything about the cottage was superb and if you are considering booking this cottage, do not hesitate ! You will not regret it.
Only the location was a bit awkward but don't let that put you off.

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Woodside Barn

This was an outstanding cottage, set in a lovely location. The cottage had everything you needed a great home from home. Would highly recommend the whole complex.

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great cottage

Very modern cottage. Good equipped and comfortable. The owners are friendly and helpfull.
Nice place to stay.

Jan Reidenbach

Clean and spacious property in a quiet location

We had no contact from the owners on arrival, and had to phone them with a query, despite the fact, we discovered later, that they lived on site.
The property was clean and spacious and just what we were expecting, though I feel the description of the bathroom as "luxury" is stretching the point a bit.
It is a quiet location with plenty to do within a reasonable distance, the weather was poor so we didn't get the opportunity to explore the immediate area as much as we would normally.
The building work going was a bit disconcerting as it would appear the holiday accommodation is being added to, if this is the case it will give it more the feel of a holiday complex.
The biggest down side for me is the proximity of the wind turbines, and I cannot believe permission was given to site these monstrous white elephants in such an area. I live in a National Park and fear for its future if these things are allowed to spread.



Really nice barn conversion with awesome views and surroundings. Only downside is the remoteness. It really is slap bang in the middle of nowhere with only ulverston nearby for those sans voiture
Steve was extremely friendly and gave us a free lift into town one night
Excellent stay with great accommodation



What can we say one of the best places we have ever stayed.Idyllic,peace and quiet wonderful host cottage clean and garden lovely.

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A gem

Quiet and relaxing Lovely cottage and garden - like being in Springwatch with so many baby birds and feeding parents. The Welcome pack was very welcome after a long drive. Couldn't fault the accommodation or the friendliness of the owners. Will definitely book up again.

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Excellent Cottage

Excellent, comfortable cottage with all of the facilities you could need and more. Very quiet location surrounded by countryside and around 3 miles from Ulverston.

Phil C

Can't fault this cottage. Excellent, cosy and great value for money.

Can't fault this cottage. Excellent, cosy and great value for money.everything about the cottage was appreciated and nice welcome touch of fresh eggs qine and milk from the friendly owner who maintained privacy considering living on the same hamlet. Would recommend especially a xmas stay as so cosy and warm. Ulverston close for shops etc. But not too close....

che v

Fantastic place to stay with young children

Finding places to stay with a two year old and ten month old is always a challenge. It was lovely to stay somewhere equipped with cot, high chair, stair gates and even plastic cutlery! The cottage was beautiful and the garden ideal for playing out. Well situated for days out including the south lakes animal park and aquarium. The owners were really helpful when we needed them and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Woodside Barn.

Michelle R

We loved everything about our holiday. The cottage was brilliant and the owner was very friendly. We will definitely be recommending it to our friends and family.

Mrs Temple

Friendly owners, lovely location, fantastic cottage.

Mr & Mrs Pierce

Cottage was lovely, everything was of a high standard; decor, furnishings, ornaments, pictures added to the very nice feel of the cottage, which we felt was very good value for money. The Wii and games/books at the cottage were a real bonus. Close to a really good pub for meals 'The Farmers Arms' in Ulverston. Although on the southern fringe of the Lake District it was very easy to access lots of interesting places.

Mrs Croom

High standard of property - very helpful owners. Cleanliness was excellent - no complaints or problems.

Mrs Mason

Very nice cottage with big well kept garden for the children to play in.

Mrs Frost

The standard of the cottage was outstanding, the milk, wine and eggs much appreciated. It was very tranquil.

Mrs Isden

Beautiful cottage, well equipped with a lovely garden. So peaceful and quiet.

Mrs Phelps

The cottage was very clean and comfortable, good selection of games and DVDs for rainy days.

Miss Murray

The cottage was excellent!!!! The location was excellent!!! The welcome by the owners was excellent!!!

Mr Downs

Great location for visiting the many attractions of the Lake District. It was well good!

Miss Blundell

Fantastic holiday - beautifully presented cottage in a wonderful location. Everything was extremely clean and the decor/furnishings were modern but cosy. Would definitely go back and recommend to family and friends. 5 star!!

Mr Garniss

We were really impressed by the standard of the cottage, a very relaxing and cosy place. A good central spot where you didn't have to travel too far to see what you wanted with Lake Windermere only half hour away.

Miss Brick

A wonderful welcome from the owners of Woodside Barns. Cottage was perfect for us. We had a fab time!

Miss Sands

Woodside Barn was 5 star, It's the best quality cottage we've stayed at! The owners were very friendly and not at all intrusive. They kindly left us wine, fresh eggs and milk, which was much appreciated. There was so much to see and do and the surrounding area was ideal for walks. It's the only time we've left a holiday and all agreed we want to re-visit next year.

Mr & Mrs Haworth

Cottage had everything you would need to make the holiday go well. Had highchair, child gate, well stocked kitchen, games, DVD and books. Cottage very clean and maintained to high standards.

Mr Veitch

Woodside Barn supplied us with first class accommodation in a convenient location. South lakes Animal Park is located only a few miles away - a favourite with the kids. The owners attention to detail in the welcome pack, DVDs and games were all appreciated.

Mrs Graham

Peaceful area. Owner most helpful.

Mrs Jackman

A perfect cottage in a ideal location. Everything was perfect.

Mrs Hunt

The standard of the accommodation was very high. The location was a little remote but suited our needs for this holiday. We enjoyed visiting this part of the country for the first time and we would recommend it.

Mr Boyd

This was just a lovely place, quiet and relaxing. A nice space to get away for a while.

Mrs Barry

The cottage was beautiful, everything we could have ever asked for with a 3 month old baby! Recommended to family and friends and will 100% be returning! The owners have the cottages down to a tee!

Mr Gardener

Lovely cottage with nice garden with swing seat was lovely. Also the chickens and the footballer dog were great fun.

Mrs Howard

Everything! Beautiful cottage, peaceful location, excellent standard of decor and furnishings. Lots of DVDs, a Wii, games, books and TV, to keep adults and children entertained on the couple of rainy days we had.

Mrs Moate

Everything. Girls were a pleasure to speak to. The booking service in total was excellent.

Mr Darnton

Lovely, thoroughly enjoyable. Warm, cosy and very well equipped.

Mr Dalgleish

I would very firmly recommend this property. Everything was superb about the accommodation and help in our party having a wonderful stay.

Mr Kendall

All our needs were catered for to a high standard. The cottage was very cosy and very tastefully decorated. We liked the location, secluded and peaceful. I particularly liked all the little knick knacks around the cottage, made it feel very homely.

Ms Ramsay

The property is beautiful and the best so far! The owner made our break perfect and was more than helpful. Would definitely stay again!

Miss Kidia

Lovely secluded and peaceful cottage with very helpful owners on site. Everything in the cottage was well maintained and although the week was very cold weather-wise, we were snug and warm.

Mrs Selfe

Lovely setting away from the road but still near enough for shops and pub. Cottage was clean and very pretty in lovely gardens. Would highly recommend visit to this property.

Mrs Gibson

The cottage was lovely and in a perfect location. The owners were very friendly and very helpful. We have already booked for next year and cannot wait to return

Mrs Fazakarley

Very comfortable house. Calm and pleasant country side environment, a great place. Enjoyed 100%.

Mr Selmer

We love this complex of cottages, and have stayed here, three times in the past 18 months. The owner is helpful and friendly. The area is delightful, with many places to visit, well away from the busy tourist areas! A little bit of Heaven!

Mrs Towers

Had a lovely family break and felt very at home at Woodside Barn. Would recommend this cottage highly for a break away with family or friends.

Mrs Hindle

Excellent location. Cottage is quiet with beautiful views but close to busier areas like the beach and mountain areas. Owners also live on site but are unobtrusive so we could still relax and enjoy our holiday. Very comfortable cottage and a good size for a family of four. We really liked the children's books and the DVDs in the cottage.

Mrs Slezak

The peace and quiet was lovely; it was wonderful to just sit in the garden and do nothing with only the birds and sheep to listen too. We couldn't of stayed in a nicer place, it was a haven.

Mr Jansen

A well-stocked, clean and roomy cottage in a picturesque location. The kitchen was excellent and even came with free eggs and milk. Good range of DVDs and books in the living room catering for all ages and a Wii console also provided.

Mr Kennedy

The owners were very helpful and welcoming, we felt very at home from the beginning. Cottage very well furnished and decorated and the gardens were lovely with plenty of seating. No hesitation in recommending this property to anybody who likes a more secluded area to stay but still have access to lots of tourist must sees.

Mrs Cole

The overall standard of the cottage and its quite peaceful location were above our expectations. The welcome of pack of milk, eggs and biscuits left by the owners was a nice touch.

Mr Harvey

Everything about the cottage was great and excellent value for money. Another satisfied Sykes stay.

Mr Van Wijngaarden

It was a fabulous week. I would like to go back again, it was a nice place and we had a fabulous time. Very clean and fabulous decorated house. I will recommend to my friends and family.

Mrs Bonus

How beautiful the cottage was! The location was gorgeous and the owners were extremely helpful and polite, with nothing too much trouble. Loved the whole long weekend, kids loved it with plenty to do and we will definitely go again.

Mr Prescott

The cottage was well equipped and situated in a peaceful location with many attractions easily accessible. The owners were very welcoming but at the same time not intrusive.

Mrs Holloway

Ms Leamy

Beautiful location, kind people, good house with very good and luxurious furnishings.

Mr De Visser

Mrs Ford

The cottage was excellent, very peaceful and tranquil. Far better than we could ever have expected.

Mr Thomas

Woodside Barn very clean and well maintained house throughout - better than some properties we've paid double the price for. The downstairs extra bathroom was a fantastic feature for a property of this size.
The owner was a very friendly but discrete. The weather was beautiful so the garden made the holiday-sunny from dawn to dusk & well maintained.

Mr Travis

The Woodside Barn is in a lovely location. We would definitely recommend to anyone!

Mr Brooksbank