Self-Catering Barrow In Furness

Roa Island House Barrow In Furness, Cumbria

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From: €2,577 weekly Guests 16 Rooms 7 Bathroom 6

Key Features

  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • Jacuzzi
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Sauna
  • By the sea
  • Great view

Property Description

Holiday home
Roa Island House is a wonderful large detached property set on Roa Island, eight miles from Ulverston in the Lake District. This cottage sleeps up to sixteen people and has seven bedrooms consisting of one ground floor family room with super king-size double (can be made into a twin) and a single sofabed, one ground floor double, one king-size double with en-suite bath and small office, three doubles with en-suite showers and one twin (can be made into a super king-size double) with fold out bed, as well as a ground floor family shower room. This cottage also has a kitchen with dining area (seats 8) and conservatory (seats 4), dining room (seats 16), sitting room with open fire (seats 14), second floor observation tower with telescope and a large conservatory (seats 22). The hallway also has table football. Outside, this cottage has off road parking for eight cars and lawned grounds with hot tub, furniture and BBQ. Roa Island House is perfect for a special occasion with family and friends at any time of year.

Accomodation Details
Seven bedrooms (6 with TVs): 1 x ground floor family room with 3 single beds, two single beds can be zip linked to make a super king size bed on request, single sofa bed and woodburner, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, WC and small office with feature window, 3 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request) with additional single bed and en-suite bath with shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower (disabled friendly), basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen and spacious dining area (seats 8) with small conservatory area (seats 4), utility and store. Large dining room (seats 16). Large sitting room (seats 14) with open fire. Second floor observation tower (seats 5). Large, wrap-around conservatory with panoramic views (seats 22). Large entrance hall with table football.

Situated on the north west shore of Morecambe Bay is Roa Island, often known as the centre of sailing in Furness. With two yacht clubs and many pubs, this charming spot is a wonderful place for sailing and maritime enthusiasts. The historic market town of Ulverston is nearby and boasts a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants and as the birthplace of Stan Laurel, this lovely town is home to the only Laurel and Hardy museum in the world. The Furness coast offers many glorious sandy beaches and good birdwatching opportunities, whilst the Lake District National Park and its many attractions are also within easy reach. The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, the South Lakes Wild Animal Park and Muncaster Castle also provide great days out, allowing for an activity to suit every taste and budget.

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.

Gas central heating with open fire in sitting room and wood burner in bedroom. Electric double oven, gas hob, additional electric oven, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 7 x TVs, 1 with Freeview/DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, books/games/DVDs. Fuel, power and starter packs for open fire and wood burner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchairs available. Lawned grounds with roof covered hot tub, furniture and BBQ. Wood fired sauna that can sit 6 people. Off road parking for 8 cars. This property accepts 2 well behaved dogs. Sorry no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Hot tub unavailable from 3pm on Thursdays for weekly cleaning/maintenance. Note: No stag/ hen parties or similar at this property. Note: Roa Island is reached via a tarmac causeway. From 27/1/2022 some of the utility needs of the property are met by a provider who sources their energies from renewable sources and is carbon neutral, this process will be completed by around the middle of 2022. All waste is already collected, then checked and separated by our waste disposal provider and the highest degree of recycling is thus assured. Charging of electric vehicles (including bikes) is not permitted at this property, if electric charging is detected a charge of £100 will be deducted from the Good housekeeping bond. This property has a £450 Good housekeeping bond. Please note: There is an 11 pm curfew at this property after which time all guests must stop using the hot tub and strictly observe the hours of rest and not cause any form of disturbance to neighbours.Guests found to be in breach of these rules will be asked to leave the property with no refund given

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Fishing
  • Fishing available
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Key Features
  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • Jacuzzi
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Sauna
  • By the sea
  • Great view

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Self-Catering Reviews

June 2022
Be very careful booking this house It’s quite expensive for what you get We booked for parents birthday and was a nightmare start to finish Hot tub was not working when we got there Decorations from previous guests were still up Then to top everything both downstairs toilets blocked people came to in block the drains but couldn’t so my parents had to stay in a hotel over night Due to all the rubbish that came up from the drains and no one cleaning it we had no downstairs shower room for 3 days not ideal when you have disabled parents Owner completely unhelpful and handy man was so aggressive was disgusting I would never book with these people again who also own other properties They think it’s ok to take your money with no support what so ever
November 2019
Having read the reviews before staying in this house we were very sceptical about what we may find. Overall we must admit there isn’t a great deal to complain about. It is a very good space for large groups gorgeous well kept outdoor areas too. Plenty of space for parking and a lovely cafe (bosuns locker) selling tasty food on your doorstep. Admittedly some of the rooms could do with a bit of redecoration but we’d fairly say that odd scuff marks on walls etc should be expected in a house of this size to be fair. As for cleanliness we had no issues 10/10 all round and found it helpful to have a 24hour call out number to use for any issues we found. (Fortunately we did not have to ring but was nice to know it was there should we need it) Some of the mattresses were uncomfortable but we’d say that overall for us the good points far outweighed any bad! Would recommend and certainly book again.
September 2019
As a large multi-family group we found the very large house somewhat dated and requiring a more usable kitchen space for large groups. Double beds really have been squeezed into some of the rooms. Great location but cleanliness and broken and poorly maintained features let it down. Sykes cottages resolved drain eventually but the mice are probably a longer term problem related to the size/age or property, and the apparent inability of cleaning team to get to grips with the property between rentals. Lost possessions of previous renters were found under beds, etc, in the dust... A rather scathing review was (understandably) provided to Sykes but over 2 weeks later that commentary does not appear to have made it to their website. Cannot fault the location for interest, visit to the pub on Piel Island is a must. However, our view is that for the money being asked, you may wish to find somewhere else to stay. We will not be returning to Roa Island House under the current terms.
August 2019
Arriving at the house we found the fridge and freezer dirty, which we had to clean ourselves before putting our own food in there,we found broken glasses also out of date mouldy mushrooms packet of uncle bens rice and old opened drinks. Clearly the cleaning team aren’t cleaning these properties properly. The rooms weren’t as nice as the pictures they show also are very tiny and smell because of the condensation. The beds are the worst! Not comfy and very old The beds were springy and despite request for a mattress topper they did not provide any. There are no locks on any of the doors,doors in the house are very heavy not all doors had stoppers it’s very dangerous for little children as there was a risk of them catching fingers in them. One of the children caught her fingers on the dining room door which as well as being heavy it also shuts very fast. Not happy had to be on alert at all times. The living rooms and dining rooms are very backdated, dark, dingy and the house just smelt weird. Only good thing about this house was the view from the garden. We also saw mice in the conservatory, Also we got charged £50 for a lamp which we “apparently broke!” And from reading reviews here I can see other people got charged for the same thing! Be careful of staying at this place because you will be charged for things you didn’t do! Will definitely not be returning here. In a nutshell I would not recommend staying here for families with young kids.
July 2019
This was meant to be a lovely relaxing family holiday but unfortunately it was a little bit far from it. About 15 minutes after our arrival to the house our Tesco order arrived, when we went to put all our food away in the fridge/freezer we saw that it was not clean & so we had to wipe down & clean the whole insides ourselves. We also noticed a couple of glasses had chips in them, the glasses are very thin & flimsy I might add so it’s no wonder that getting a chip or a crack in one of them is very easy. Although there are plenty of plates, cups & cutlery they did not have enough pots & pans to cater for a large family (good thing we took a few of our own). You might ask so what but this property is advertised as self-catering & able to accommodate large families of up to 16 (which we were) so plenty of large saucepans to cook in should be provided. The bedrooms were not as big as they looked in the pictures, the beds were awful, the room that had the king size bed in was the worst, the mattress was so thin & springy I found it hard to sleep the whole 7 nights I was there, I did phone up Sykes & asked for a mattress topper or something but nothing was provided, it left my husband & I with very bad backache afterwards. The room that had twin beds made into one queen size bed was very uncomfortable too, I assumed that when you put two beds together the mattress that is on top is a queen size one too or at least a topper of some sort but no, it just had a bedsheet over it so when you lie on it you can feel the crevice against your back which meant the couple who shared the bed with their toddler didn’t sleep well either. I have to mention the en-suites in 3 of the bedrooms, they looked like they were built into the rooms & none of them had any sort of air vent or ventilation or a window to open, so if you had a shower there was a damp smell lingering afterwards presumably from the condensation. There was an incident that happened to us on the day we arrived too, we noticed a couple of lads looking over the garden wall watching us (the wall is waist high), they were stood watching for a good 8-10 minutes so my sister & her husband went out to approach them, the lads saw them & ran to which they followed them & saw them run into a black car & speed off. This is a very scary & unnerving incident, we thought we would lock all the doors & try to just get on with our holiday but we noticed that the front door only had the one lock which was used to enter the house with, there were no extra dead bolts or anything to make it more secure, the back door also didn’t have any extra locks either. Even though we had no more incidents we still didn’t feel as safe as we could have felt. The only good thing about this holiday was the view out to the sea, it’s very picturesque. Another thing I also do have to mention which I think is very suspicious is that 7 days after we came back from Roa Island House I got an email saying that I had apparently broken a lamp & left it on the kitchen table, & so £50 had been taken from my account. They sent me a picture of the said broken lamp but I was shocked as we had left the house as we had found it, even cleaned it too before we left. The suspicious thing is that there is another person who stayed here before us & was accused of doing the same thing, breaking a lamp & leaving it on the kitchen table & having £50 taken from their account. Strange this coincidence don’t you think? So based on all these experience’s my family & I won’t be returning here.
Ms Macdonald
June 2019
Fantastic location ,comfortable rooms and lovely hot tub Would have liked to have soap/shower gel in the bathrooms and better pans for our large party.. Generally very pleased with our stay and appreciated the owners flexibility regarding our requirements.
Mrs Crew
April 2019
This is a fabulous place if you want a tranquil quiet place to stay.. Sitting out the back watching the sun glistening on the sea is just beautiful. The locals are fantastic, we had a great tour around the RNLI which was on our doorstep (literally) and a great meal at the local boat club which we were able to use as we were staying at Roa House. We had an issue with the mini bus we hired and another local and his dad came to our rescue even without being asked just nice lovely people. The house was lovely seven decent sized bedrooms five with en-suite just what five couples needed and one of our party was especially please with a downstairs bedroom with a wet room as they had mobility issues so a godsend for them. Beautiful dining room if you want a formal night or a large kitchen area if you want a nice cosy get together. We would all definitely recommend this house as a base for a stay lots of space and if the weather is kind then you wouldn’t need to venture out. Didn’t use the steam lodge although it looked great but did have a session in the hot tub which again was fabulous especially sitting watching the scenery very therapeutic.
March 2019
We booked this for a family get together for a special occasion with a view of it becoming an annual destination. The location is fab and the size of the house is perfect. The bedrooms are great very comfortable beds nice quiet rooms. we were a big group and all had plenty of space when all together in the living room too. was great to have a ground floor room and accessibly bathroom for my mother who is in a wheelchair. The negative point was on arrival the conservatory was leaking but we did receive a phone call that morning to inform us. The football table was in the conservatory however there was a large sheet of glass left stood up on the floor against the windowsill which prevented us from letting the little ones walk around in there. we did not want to move this incase it was damaged. the second major issue was the door to the ground floor bedroom which was used my by mother was hanging off when opened. thankfully my brother had his tools in the car and was able to re drill this and repair it. this may sound trivial but as it was a wheelchair user opening the door this was dangerous. Apart from this we had a great weekend and everything was provided for us for example plenty of kitchen wear etc good space. good parking spaces. be warned when leaving we had £50 taken from our account for a replacement lamp that was allegedly broken. Knowing we broke nothing whilst there and the picture of the replacement lamp we do not even recall seeing in the room where they have said it was damaged. On asking for proof of the damage we have been denied this as we wanted pictures of the damage and the location of this lamp. all they would tell us was that it was in the kitchen area. We left this house very clean and even washed the floors before leaving. whilst we put the initial safety issues to one side and would have booked again this after charge and ignorance with the customer service we would not be using this house again.
Mrs Mitchell
March 2019
Having had an issue at the start, the support was fantastic from both Sykes and the property owner.. We had an amazing time in a beautifil house. Great location and I will definitely be booking through Sykes again.... Roa House is highly recommended too!
Mrs Evans
March 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay at Roa Island; the place was beautiful and perfect for a family get together.. It was spotlessly clean with nice white bedding and towels and fulfilled all our needs. The views were incredible and we can’t wait to return.
Mrs Chaplow
January 2019
We booked the house at Roa Island as a surprise weekend for our Mum for her 80th birthday, what an amazing weekend it turned out to be.. The house exceeded our expectations, the photos don’t do justice to the space available. A well maintained house with fully equipped kitchen, plenty of room, beautiful views, everything you need for a relaxing weekend with a hot tub and sauna. Sykes Cottages we’re great to deal with and very helpful. We would highly recommend staying here and look forward to visiting again
Mr Greenwood
December 2018
If being over critical of which I am , probably needs a couple of smaller pans , .... If being over critical of which I am , probably needs a couple of smaller pans , but that is all , everything else was superb
Mrs Lawton
November 2018
We had a lovely relaxing weekend with loads of fantastic memories made .. Thank you to the owners for providing a fabulous place for our ladies to be all together. Only down side the information folder was missing
Anthony L
October 2018
We were a family group of 10 enjoying a holiday exploring the Lakes, it is a great house and perfect for large groups.
Mr Cooper
October 2018
The whole family loved it.. Plenty of space for the children to run about
Mrs Gibbons
October 2018
When we arrived the single beds had been made up as doubles, but after one phone call, Sykes sent someone out to rectify the problem.. Great service!!! The house is great for adults and children alike.
Anthony L
October 2018
Great location .. The Concle pub and the cafe great food .
Mr Lamkin
September 2018
We visited Roa Island House as a family group, we picked the location to explore the Lakes and the area in general, the house was fantastic and with large downstairs rooms and lovely conservatory where we could all sit together in the sun and out of the wind.. It was the perfect place to get together and enjoy a break away.
Mr Billington
August 2018
Great family get together.. To celebrate my 70th Birthday.
Mr Isaac
July 2018
We had a great week celebrating a 70th birthday, with all the children and grandchildren.. A terrific house with plenty of room for different activities, large garden, wonderful views and convenient for walks and nearby shopping in Barrow or Ulverston. We've now left a cheese-grater so the kitchen is fully stocked!
Mr Cairns
June 2018
First of all we would like to say that we had a most wonderful holiday at Roa Island House and everyone had a memorable experience.. If you would like us to make any comments or suggestions we would say: 1) Slight disappointment that we had to wait outside until almost 4pm before we could access the house. 2) Being honest it looked like the main carpets hadn't been hovered. 3) On the one hand the lawn hadn't been cut (which meant that it looked a bit weedy) but on the other we experienced the company of many rabbits who had a most enjoyable feed. 4) Towels were not the best and an upgrade might be better enjoyed by future guests. Not sure if you are allowed to advertise / inform via the web site but we would mention that: a) The Bosun's Locker Cafe, effectively attached to Roa Island House provides an excellent range of food and drinks albeit limited hours of opening. b) The Roa Island Boat House (200 yards away) provides cheap and cheerful food and with a lovely atmosphere. Sadly also subject to limited opening hours. c) The short boat trip over to Piel Island; a walk around the Castle and a beer at the pub is a most relaxing experience.
Miss Clark
June 2018
Roa Island house is fabulous.. We thoroughly enjoyed it, no criticisms but a couple of things at the house that could be considered: An outside line for drying clothes. The mirrors in the bedroom/bathroom at the far end of the corridor (room 7 I think) are too high up so us shorter people can't make use of them so we were having to go into others bedrooms to use them. A cheese grater would be useful. We also thought we had access to a table tennis table which was locked in the garage but when we asked the managing company they wouldn't get it out for us.
Ms Groom
April 2018
Road Island house was beautiful.. It was perfect for 12 us celebrating a year of 30ths. I would say the kitchen needs a bit of tlc and we moved the sofa and found a lot of food/stuff there which had not been cleaned previously. Something which wasn’t on the listing was the table tennis we found in the garage and that is probably where we were if we weren’t in the hot tub!! We are already looking at dates for a Roa reunion.
Mrs Darnley
April 2018
We had a wonderful stay at Roa Island House.. I think the house could benefit from a little "TLC" in areas, a lick of paint here and there but this did not detract from our enjoyment. Its a shame that the kitchen area is relatively small compared to other rooms in the house, it got a little congested with more that 2 people in it at a time. We were extremely lucky that we had lovely weather and were able to enjoy the garden and its outdoor facilities to the max. There were a couple of window blinds that need some attention, broken and stained vertical blinds in the lounge and especially in bedroom 7 on the ground floor as they do not close properly and the curtains are see through. Also the fire alarm went off on the first night - no apparent reason for this happening and the noise was deafening. There were no clear instructions of how to turn it off/re-set and when we phoned the number on the box for assistance they said that they would get someone to call us back with instructions on how to turn it off - they finally called back after ONE HOUR!!!! By that time, by some fluke of luck we had already managed to reset it, but obviously as we were not sure how we had done it we were nervous in case it happened again. When they did finally call back my friend said that we had fixed it and when the caller asked how, my friend jokingly said "Oh we axed it off the wall" and the caller said "oh thats great then" - was he not listening to us or had this happened before? not really an acceptable service, especially as we had my young grandchildren with us who were notably frightened by the noise. Clear instructions in the house manual are essential. However, even with the above we all said that we would definitely go back, house felt very homely and relaxing!!!. Yours sincerely Gylian Darnley
Mrs Walker
March 2018
We were a group of 16 ladies enjoying a relaxing weekend away.. The house was brilliant, very spacious and comfortable with a well stocked kitchen. The hot tub and sauna were great and used by all. There are a couple of things that would have improved our stay - the heating was not on when we arrived so the house was cold and there was no wood for the fire or if there was we didn’t find it. It would have helpful if there was some information in the book about how to get the sauna heated. Also we couldn’t get the music system working, so again some instructions would have helped for all appliances. Apart from the above we had a fabulous weekend and some of the group are considering a return with family and friends. D Walker
Mrs Kay
March 2018
We had a wonderful family holiday in lovely Roa Island House which had everything necessary for a group of 13 people with ages ranging from 20months to 73years..
Mrs Hardy
February 2018
Room 2 toilet cistern ran 24/7 & radiator cold.. Downstairs shower room didn't appear to drain away veey well. General house decor needs a refresh. There were dirty tissues and other rubbish under one of the setters. Most disappointing of all, on arrival the hot tub was only luke warm. We were also unable to use it after Sunday morning as the water was cool, a dirty grey colour and smelled unpleasant. We were all sad about that and wondered why it was daily maintained. That apart it was a great location and ideal for our size group. If these issues are attended to we'd be happy to use the house again. Regards. Allison Hardy and 13 others.
gillela s
January 2018
We were a group of 15 aged 3-40 everyone had amazing time, we stayed at the Roa island house for Christmas. The location is amazing, the views are breathtaking. The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. There is a hot tub, steam room, Foosball table, mini library and a good collection of DVD's. The kitchen was very well equipped to cook for all of us. I highly highly recommend this rental to anyone who is looking for a wonderful holiday.
Dr Tirrell
January 2018
Fabulous house with everything we needed.. Plenty of space and great facilities for all ages. Loved our stay here
gillela s
January 2018
We rented this house for a family get together- it was perfect, spacious, clean and very well equipped.. Everyone had an amazing time!
Mark B
December 2017
On Roa Island overlooking lifeboat station. Large very well renovated house taking up to 16 though more comfortable for 14. Excellent amenities; apart from needing to take your own logs if you like open fires, everything we needed seemed to be there. Considering it was almost zero outside in late No ember the house was pleasantly warm. Good to see LEDlamps fitted throughout though those in zrooms like the kitchen and for bedside reading lights could be a bit brighter - a minor detail. The Dock Museum close by in Barrow is a must; lots to see and charming staff.
October 2017
Had an amazing weekend celebrating 50th birthday with friends, great house and facilities, minor hot tub issue quickly resolved
Gemma F
June 2017
We stayed here for our anniversary and it was wonderful. So much space, clean and well thought out. Hot tub and sauna were great. We'll definitely be back!
Nicky W
April 2017
I can't recommend this place highly enough. It's fabulous and we didn't want to leave. None of us did! We spent hours in the garden looking out to sea, or soaking in the hot tub. New visitors please make sure you visit Piel Island, and have mussels at the pub, and take a wander round Ulverston. There's pretty much everything you could need. We fed 15 each night without a problem. Whoever books next... I'm jealous. Enjoy!
March 2017
A wonderful house with lots of room and beautiful views. 17 of us stayed here ranging from ages 2 to 65 and everyone had a great weekend. The hot tub was really popular and was used all weekend. We loved that we could play music by Bluetooth via the hot tub speakers. We also managed to get the sauna working too which was great. We visited the Roa Island Boating club (about 3 minutes walk) who were happy to have us and bought in the old firm game for us to watch. Cheap food, cheap drink and a relaxed atmosphere. Some minor things… some appliances didn’t work and some parts of the house were freezing but overall a fantastic stay.
Karen M
March 2017
A group of us, 14 friends stayed at this amazing house for 3 nights, tastefully decorated, comfortable furniture and everything provided that you could want, very well equipped kitchen, the view from the tower is lovely but it did rain for the whole three days so imagine it would be better in better weather. There is a pub just over a half a mile away so a brisk 15 minute walk then a nice pint went down well. We all made use of the hot tub and the small but very comfortable sauna dashing from one to the other in the rain! We wouldn't hesitate to pay another visit here.
July 2016
A huge house with plenty of bedrooms and living space. We were quite a bit family that stayed 11 in all and had plenty of room to move around. It's located literally on the island with a couple of pubs nearby and a take-away style place almost attached to the house. It also has a restaurant. You need a car staying here in reality as it is a little remote but some of the views along the walk way joining the island to the main land are fantastic. The rooms are a little dated but clean - one was a little cool due to the vents in the bathroom but close the door and it is fine. Each room is ensuite with a tv. Downstairs has a well appointed kitchen and living room with a nice conservatory overlooking the sea. It served well as a base for use to travel to the lakes as Barrow itself wasn't the most interesting place (sorry!) The lakes are accessible within 30 mins drive and definitely worth a visit with some lovely towns on the way.
May 2016
A large group of us stayed in this property for our friends 30th Birthday. The house was absolutely perfect, great garden and the jacuzzi was brilliant! We were surprised to find the 'observatory' room up on the 3rd floor which offered amazing views of the sea and the sunset. Everyone slept well in comfy beds and their was plenty of space for us all in the communal areas. There was an endless amount of plates, cutlery and fridge/freezer space. I would definitely recommend. The only negative comments I have is that it would be nice if there was basic things like tea/coffee/sugar and dishwasher tablets, these are basic amenities that you are usually provided with. It would also have been nice to have been provided with more logs for the fire, we had been given enough to light a fire, but couldn't find anymore.. which seems a little pointless!
Mrs Bailey
March 2016
A beautiful setting in a lovely part of the country. The house was excellent, plenty of space so no one getting on top of each other.
Ms Gale
November 2015
Roa Island House is a beautiful place to stay and enjoy time with a large family group of friends, it is large enough not to get under each others feet. It was extremely well equipped in all aspects and there was plenty to keep all ages occupied even in terrible weather. The kitchen was especially good, you can easily cater for a large group with fantastic ovens and two large fridges, amazing.
Mr Bushell
October 2015
It is hard to find somewhere that sleeps that many people but this house was excellent. If you needed to you could get away from the crowd, also the place itself is in a great setting.
Mrs Brown
October 2015
Fantastic holiday for 14 people aged from 6 - 70, nobody wanted to come home. The children could have stayed for much longer. It was my husband's 70th birthday present he will never forget it.
Mrs Boyle
June 2015
Roa Island House was perfect for our family holiday as it contained everything that we needed and was situated in an ideal area. We had a great time.
Jill H
June 2015
Main house and bedrooms were very good. The conservatory needs to be updated furniture not adequate too many tables and chairs not enough comfy chairs.
Mrs Pallace
May 2015
Great views from the rear of the property. This is a fantastic house, the bedrooms are of a good size and bathrooms of a very high standard. All round a lovely property.
Mr Nixon
April 2015
Clean, very spacious accommodation with outstanding bathrooms and great views. It was very well equipped with day to day implements. The kitchen, although compact had sufficient space for all our food and we liked the assurance of washing facilities - washer, drier etc - even though we didn't use them. The viewing tower was a fantastic asset too and there was plenty of space and opportunity to find a quiet corner, even though we had 16 people (4 children) in the group. Modern TVs in every room, a large lawn and good parking made the stay very successful. Overall - superb!
Miss Knight
March 2015
What an amazing house and location. Would highly recommend the cottage to all and we have already looked at booking again for next year. The facilities are great and the hot tub just finishes it off! Thanks for a wonderful weekend.
March 2015
Stayed here for 3 nights with 9 friends. The house is exceptional, it definitely catered well for all of us with plenty of kitchen equipment. The seating areas, hot tub etc were very well planned out and the rooms were lovely too. All the bathrooms appeared brand new and we really couldn't have asked for more. The oven is in need of an update as it was very slow and unpredictable but otherwise we had everything we needed to cook breakfast/ dinner (albeit a simple one given oven situ) The location of the house is very remote, but there is a brilliant cafe next door and to be honest, other than a trip to Ulverston and to the Wax Lyrical Outlet (highly recommended) staying in at the house was perfect. It's likely we would go and stay here again.
Mr Perrow
February 2015
The spaciousness of the house was appreciated - as was the hot tub! Nice warm house with lots of room - Recommended!
Mrs Thompson
December 2014
We had a fantastic weekend with friends in the house, it was exactly what we were looking for. We would love to go back again!
Mr Gill
December 2014
Property is very spacious! Great for large groups. The hot tub is also very good and so was the log fire! Excellent property in general really!
Mrs Dyson
November 2014
Chance to holiday with the whole family in a very spacious accommodation. The hot tub was a nice feature. There was a well sized dining area and the kitchen contains all cooking facilities required, including pots pans/crockery/cutlery etc. There were 2 large integral fridges and dishwasher.
Mrs Stoakes
September 2014
The pictures on the internet do not do this holiday cottage justice. It had everything you could possibly need; you name it, it had it! The bathrooms are all fantastic and so clean. The beds were comfy and the linen and towels were all crisp and fresh. We absolutely enjoyed our weekend and would definitely go back. All in all - we loved it!
Mrs Parker
August 2014
The house was fantastic, perfect for a large group with so many rooms we could spread around. The views were beautiful and all the local people were so helpful and friendly.
Mr Smith
July 2014
The House was large enough for 14 people to find their own space. The sun lounge was a great place to sit. the hot tub was well used, and the garden big enough for a kick about. Overall we all enjoyed the holiday.
Mrs Lomas
May 2014
The setting of the house was perfect and the location was great. We were celebrating my husband's 40th and it really was the perfect place for what we wanted. A huge dining room for family meals, pool table for evening entertainment and a great garden for relaxing and enjoying the weather. Easy to access other tourist attractions in the lakes too. A truly fantastic week. Highly recommend this property.
Mrs Elsmore
April 2014
The space was fantastic. The six children in the group had a great time and their parents were able to relax. The garden and conservatory being safe place for them to play. We older members of the group enjoyed the views and the area around.
Mrs Banister-Harding
January 2014
Perfect size property for a large number of adults.
December 2013
The service was 1st class in every area, a minor complaint with the hot tub was dealt with instantly. We rented the accommodation to hold our golden wedding in, it turned out to be perfect, it was spotlessly clean, and everything of good quality, but not of a quality that worried you,( bear in mind we had 15 guests all partying for a week ) that should you have a accident it could not easily be put right, all the bedrooms where of a very high standard and very comfortable, all our guests are still talking in glowing terms about our weeks celebration. The location was fine, and local amenities acceptable, but once again we transported everything we where likely to need, and used very little of the local amenities. I cannot praise too highly the property for what we hired it for, my only grumble was the quality of the pool table, we had arranged entertainment for every evening, one night being a pool competition, sadly the whole equipment was below a standard suitable for that use, so we had to make alternative arrangements for that evening. M ( not easy )
Miss Carmichael
June 2013
Staying at the house feels like you are completely secluded, the large walled garden has beautiful views and unless you go outside the gate you can believe you are in your own bubble! It was truly magical, we loved the layout of the house and the hot tub! It was an amazing weekend.
Miss Bell
January 2013
Great holiday, the property was amazing. We'll be coming back again!
January 2013
We went for a 40th birthday and took 16 friends along with us. The house was just great in every way. We enjoyed the space, the kitchen and its cupboards full of stuff, the jacuzzi and the massive lounge with roaring fire. I would recommend this for a great weekend getaway with friends or family. It's in a fabulous location right by the sea and very private. My only bug was it was cold but we did go in November! Would definitely go again.
January 2013
The house is presented in a way in the pictures which doesn't actually reflect what you see when you get there. The property is very old and like a previous reviewer said, it needs some money spending on it. The wrap around conservatory is no more than an old lean-to which had a rotting back door which you struggle to open or close. The hot tub was however a nice touch and got plenty of use in the cold month of January! The bedrooms were very disappointing and a few of the radiators did not work in the bedrroms and bathrooms which posed a problem and we had to call the hotel to get heaters brought down. The oven was tempremental. Our guests couldnt get the tv's to all work in the bedrooms so it took the shine off the weekend somewhat. Had it not been for our friends being such great company this could have proved a very dissapointing weekend. On a positive the walk to the pub was good and the food and prices were good when we got there. The lifeboat station kindly did us a guided tour which was brillaint so thank you to John for this.
Mr Dowdell
October 2012
We very much enjoyed the opportunity to rest and relax with our family and friends. The size was perfect, surrounding quiet and location ideal.
Elizabeth L
October 2012
Stayed with Family in October, what a wonderful, house, full of character and history. It's sadly lacking in TLC though. The conservatory which wraps it's self around the house could be magnificent, if the owners removed all the tables and chairs (from days when B&B), it needs heating and lots of lovely comfy sofas. The televisions in all the rooms have been added as an extra, but no thought has gone into them, they are ALL far too small, it would have been better to leave them out and have a 50" in the sitting room. We stayed in bedroom 2, it's small which wasn't a problem, but having no drawers to speak of meant we had to live out of a suitcase for a week. The photograph on the web site is misleading, this is the back of the property and the wing to the right, has now been fenced off. The front of the house needs to be more appealing, if it wasn't for the cars on the drive, I wouldn't have known this was Roa island House. The name is misleading, this little island is so built up, you are led to believe that you are on your own. Had a private viewing of the launch of the lifeboat, so big thank you to Shaun and all the guys who work tremendously hard. Bosuns locker, is attached to the house and is a little cafe, we had breakfast there on our last day, thank you for making us feel welcome and telling up the histroy of your cafe - was the lifeboat station in a former life. Would we stay there again, not sure to be honest. I think Eden House Hotel are missing a trick here, they need to get the architects in, spend a little money, this house has the makings of something magnificent. I would suggest to friends, but with the proviso that it's lacking a little love.
Elizabeth L
October 2012
Stayed with Family in October, what a wonderful, house, full of character and history. It's sadly lacking in TLC though. The conservatory which wraps it's self around the house could be magnificent, if the owners removed all the tables and chairs (from days when B&B;), it needs heating and lots of lovely comfy sofas. The televisions in all the rooms have been added as an extra, but no thought has gone into them, they are all far too small, it would have been better to leave them out and have a 50" in the sitting room. We stayed in bedroom 2, it's small which wasn't a problem, but having no drawers to speak of meant we had to live out of a suitcase for a week. The photograph on the web site is misleading, this is the back of the property and the wing to the right, has now been fenced off. The front of the house needs to be more appealing, if it wasn't for the cars on the drive, I wouldn't have known this was Roa island House. The name is misleading, this little island is so built up, you are led to believe that you are on your own. Had a private viewing of the launch of the lifeboat, so big thank you to Shaun and all the guys who work tremendously hard. Bosuns locker, is attached to the house and is a little cafe, we had breakfast there on our last day, thank you for making us feel welcome and telling up the histroy of your cafe - was the lifeboat station in a former life. Would we stay there again, not sure to be honest. I think Eden House Hotel are missing a trick here, they need to get the architects in, spend a little money, this house has the makings of something magnificent. I would suggest to friends, but with the proviso that it's lacking a little love.
Mr Dunlavy
August 2012
A quiet location, very spacious and the ferry to Piel Island was a great experience. The hot tub was excellent with views of the sea.
August 2012
Stayed here with 14 family members inc older people and young children. I did worry we might have been in each others space but that was certainly not the case....if anything it was hard to keep up with where everyone was!
August 2012
Stayed here with 14 family members inc older people and young children. I did worry we might have been in each others space but that was certainly not the case...if anything it was hard to keep up with where everyone was!
Mrs Green
July 2012
Our stay here was brilliant,the house was huge and perfect for us. The views were nice and the location was great if you want a real get away from everything. The house was spotless and the house keeper was very welcoming and dealt with anything we wanted. All in all a brilliant property, highly recommended.
April 2012
The location is very secluded and beautiful, perfect if you want to get away from it all. The house is so beautifully decorated, the rooms are luxurious, large and very clean. The hot tub was great. The kitchen enormous and well stocked with crockery etc (although missing a corkscrew so we borrowed one from a neighbour, not a very big problem overall). I'd definitely go back if I ever get the chance.
Ms Willmer
February 2012
The house and the island are absolutely stunning. It was a real luxury break for a very reasonable price.
Mr Grieveson
February 2012
Huge property with plenty of room for 8 adults and 6 children - even space to escape on your own for a quiet read if necessary. Within easy driving distance of many interesting places/attractions. The observatory with its own telescope together with the pool table and hot tub, was an added bonus. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, most voting this property joint top, when compared with the other 4 properties we have used in the past.
Ms Vinogradova
November 2011
Great house perfectly suited for the needs of a large group. Rehearsing our performance or playing word games in the living room with the open fire was especially pleasant. The sea views from the observation room were nice in the morning and at dusk.
Mrs McCrae
October 2011
The space in the property for 16 was perfect and I'm sure if the weather had been kinder we would have spent a lot of time in the garden.
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