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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Barrow In Furness

Beech Cottage in Barrow In Furness, Cumbria

From: €247 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Beech Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
This delightful semi-detached cottage is on the edge of the village of pretty Cumbrian village of Scales and offers welcoming accommodation for up to four people. The kitchen is compact but has everything a kitchen should have and is well fitted with a useful porch area. The lounge is spacious and inviting with a cosy multi-fuel stove and houses the dining area. The two bedrooms are charming and simply but pleasantly decorated, giving the rooms a tranquil atmosphere. The ground floor shower room is well appointed and the outside space offers a small front garden, a patio area with furniture to sit out and relax and soak up the peace and quiet. This property is a real ‘home from home' and makes the ideal base to see all this stunning area has to offer.

Area
The small village of Scales is situated on the Cumbrian Peninsula and makes a fabulous base to explore this gem of an area. The name Scales originates from an old Norse word meaning ‘huts'. Ulveston, an ancient market town, is only four miles away and it has retained its community spirit, holding a thriving street market every Thursday and Saturday and there are many festivals throughout the year. One of the claims to fame Ulveston has is that it is the birthplace of Stan Laurel, and to commemorate their famous son there is a Laurel and Hardy Museum. The Furness Coast has unspoiled sandy beaches and bird watching opportunities and the Cumbrian national Park is within easy reach. With plenty of family attractions in the area, this a great place for a holiday.

Region
Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Amenities
Central heating system fuelled by boiler fed from multi-fuel stove plus electric heater and immersion heater. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, WiFi, TV, DVD player. Fuel, power & starter pack of wood for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent (additional fuel available locally). Bed linen inc in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Off road parking for two cars. Patio area with furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 4 miles. Pub 1 mile. Note: property only takes 3 night bookings or more.

Cottage amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Jackson
July 2020
The location of Beech Cottage was perfect for us, close to the beach and the common for walking the dogs.. On first impressions the cottage looked quaint and cosy inside with there being plenty of room for 3 adults and 2 dogs, the addition of the porch was ideal for wet days. The cottage seemed well equipped but I would recommend that a bigger pan set and a few more oven trays should be supplied. Also the oven could do with a good clean. My other niggle is with the garden, its a large border running between the drive and the path, not somewhere that you can let a dog safely out into or where you can sit. The patio was on the drive but because we had 2 tightly parked cars we couldnt use it. Overall a lovely warm cottage.
Mrs Jackson, July 2020
July 2020
Please kindly note that it was very disappointing to find that even basic cleaning had not been carried out to a satisfactory standard within the above property.. The following items/areas were not found to be in order: Shower/Toilet/Main Living area floor/Dirty oven dishes in the cupboard, (that had either been left dirty by the previous persons, and had not been picked by the Owner). There was no heating provided to dry Towls within the Bathroom, (there was a piped heated towel rail, but this was linked to the central heating system, which was off). One side of the matress within the mainbedroom was very uncomfortable with a spring. There were no 'Oven gloves' provided, (this is a basic item and a new pair should have been provided). It was not satisfactory at all trying to use 'Tea-towels', and there was not even a potato peeler provided! (this is all basic stuff). The front garden is not, 'Dog friendly' as it is open with no gates off the main parking area and the road is very busy with 'Farm traffic'. It should also be noted that there was 'no' local holiday information booklet provided' for the above property. The above list overall is very disappointing too have to feedback, and not up to the required standard that i would normally expect from 'Skyes Cottages' who i have used for a number of years, and usually twice a year. During the current climate i would not have expected to have found any, 'Cleaning issues'? and it gives me little confidence, that the 'Self-Catering' Industry are correctly managing these factors? I would not recomend the above property, untill all of the above items are addressed accordingly.
Mr Geden, July 2020
July 2019
The cottage was perfect, clean and very comfortable
Mrs Willett
May 2019
We liked Beech cottage’ it was quaint and comfortable and everything necessary was there, the location was lovely! We had Difficulty getting our car on the drive due to the sharp gradient from the road so had to park down the road. A table by the beach outside would be good! All in all a good holiday thank you
Ms Nevin
September 2018
Arrived late after a 10 hour journey and disappointed to find there was no welcome pack apart from dog biscuits ( we don't have a dog! !). Fortunately we had our own milk and tea with us. The cottage was easy to warm up quickly using the electric heaters. Two small saucepans and an omelette pan does limit the cooking, but we managed. The location was quiet and we had a relaxing holiday.
Mrs Bailey
June 2018
Very nice with good equipment for a small cottage, washer, tumbler, good-size freezer, although take your own pans if you like to cook as those supplied were tiny! We found the cottage very nice for three, with comfortable beds. Our only sight issue was the lack of outside space, no grass so you had to walk the dogs up a nearby bridleway, and no line to dry towels - though a towel rail is provided that presumably runs off the wood-burner. But would certainly recommend :)
Mrs Sings
May 2018
We read the previous reviews of Beech Cottage and were concerned about the warmth and the shower, but the shower was fine and there were plenty of electric heaters that quickly had the cottage beautifully warm.. The cottage itself was great and Scales is perfect if you are looking for a quiet holiday. However, if you do not like driving in narrow country lanes, this is not the place for you.
Mrs Holden
March 2018
A lovely little cottage my dog Rory and I had a wonderful time.. I would recommend it to dog owners, the beach is a ten minute car ride away and there are some lovely walks around the cottage. The owner had left chocolates and biscuits for Rory. The heating is very flexible, with a log burner and electric radiators. Great value for money, we will book again.
Mr Wynne
March 2018
Beech cottsge is ok but has a cold bathroom with no radiator that works and an old shower that is weak
Ms Richardson
February 2018
The property was well looked after and location good however the heating was insufficient without spending a small fortune on wood.. The log burner does not heat enough to get hot water and the house was cold despite its use. This was impeded by the 4.5tog duvet on the bed and thin blankets provided. If you want to have a warm shower then this was again difficult as the water pressure was so low that it just trickled out. As the fuel burner is the main source of heating it is unbelievable that you are charged extra for it. You wouldn't pay extra for central heating so we fail to understand why the wood is only supplied at an additional cost. The property is located but for a couple who are experienced with wood burners as we have one at home and are well used to travelling in all weather's and accomodation types we were disappointed with the cottage.
Miss Holt
January 2018
Lovely cosy little cottage ideal for me and my dog.. There was outside space but not secure but that didn’t matter as just round the corner was a bridle path for walks . An ideal base for the coast or Birkrigg common great walks. Loved my holiday didn’t want to come home. Owner very helpful
Mr Delaney
December 2017
It’s a lovely little cottage in a great spot.. Cosy, but plenty of room for 3-4 people.
Mrs Allen
June 2017
The cottage could do with a hairdryer and a doormat to wipe feet before entering the cottage, particularly on rainy days..
Mr Delaney
December 2016
The cottage is lovely.. It was warm and cosy even on freezing mornings. An ideal winter break.
Mrs Webster
November 2015
Cosy, very comfortable and so peaceful. Even in November it was a lovely place for my two Yorkies.
Ms Ganguly
August 2015
The cottage was lovely and quite remote which was good. The sitting room was comfy and my family and I had a great time.
Miss Grindrod
July 2014
This cottage is in a small village and the neighbours are very friendly. It is very peaceful and well located. An ideal base for days out and quiet evenings
Ms Dixon
September 2013
The house was a good base for us. We were able to get to all our activities easily. It was warm and cosy for us to relax when we returned in the evening.
Mrs Holliday
May 2013
Loved the location of the cottage, gorgeous little village. Cozy log burner. Loved that it was dog friendly too. I would return.
Mr Drake
September 2012
This was the perfect holiday cottage we have stayed at in this area. It was just like being back at home, comfortable and very friendly and welcoming. We shall be going there again.
Mrs Blackburn
August 2012
The cottage in an ideal location and was an ideal size and clean. The wood burner was great following a days walking, the dogs especially liked lying in front of it. We will be visiting again in the future.
Mrs Stephens
February 2012
Nice cottage, nice village. It was really handy for our family party.
Mr Townsend
January 2012
The main living area was very nicely furnished and the level of cleanliness was fantastic.
Miss Richards
January 2012
A cosy cottage with very helpful owners. We loved the wood burning stove!
Guest
October 2011
The cottage is in a very quiet and friendly village. The perfect place to rest and relax which was what I needed and our dog had a lovely time on the walks.
Guest
August 2011
Had a lovely relaxing stay nice and central to see other areas providing you have a car.
Mrs Wright
June 2011
The cottage was excellent, accessible to both lakes and coast. The scenery is outstanding and plenty to do in the area.
Ms Stokes
June 2011
The location of the property was an excellent base between the beach and the lakes.
Mrs Hardy
May 2011
Ideal location for the beach and for dog walking. Lovely to have a wood burner ready to be lit.
Miss Cooper
May 2011
Perfect location, fantastic decor and it is dog and baby friendly.
Mrs Poole
April 2011
It was a home from home, very comfortable, fantastic views and local area for walking and biking. Ideal place to take our dog and very easy to find.
Mrs O'neill
March 2011
Nice location and the neighbours are very friendly. It was lovely coming back to the cottage on a cold evening to a wood burning fire.
Dr Satterthwaite
November 2010
Cottage very clean, nicely and tastefully equipped, cosy and comfortable.
Guest
November 2010
we had a great time there in a lovely cottage, nice surroundings and a beautiful coutryside ahead
Mrs Macleod
August 2010
The location; very quiet and peaceful.
Mrs O'Brien
August 2010
This was a late booking and we were lucky to find such a nice cottage to take pets. We loved location, the freedom it gave us, and we were very lucky with the weather. The neighbours were friendly and let us have lots of information about the area.
Mrs Ward
April 2010
Lovely, cosy cottage, very well maintained in a peaceful area. We enjoyed our stay very much.
Guest
April 2010
We stayed in Beech Cottage over the February Half Term Holiday. We arrived late on Friday evening and were delighted to find the fire was lit, there was fresh milk in the fridge, and tea and coffee on the worktop in the kitchen, all we needed to do was boil the kettle! The fuel was included, the cottage was warm, clean and well equipped. We had a fantastic stay and would recommened the property to anyone wanting a quiet break.
Miss Winstanley
March 2010
The holiday was lovely, the cottage was very comfortable and nicely laid out and in a lovely peaceful village but not too far from major towns. The weather was glorious which obviously helped!
Mr Keates
February 2010
The area surrounding the cottage itself was beautiful with peace and tranquility. We were met by the owners who had already lit the fire and left us fresh milk in the fridge!
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