Holiday home This stone-built detached barn conversion in the beautiful, secluded hamlet of Pennington is located just three miles from the ancient market town of Ulverston. Lovingly restored, this fully renovated cottage offers high quality living space, with a spacious lounge with dining table and patio doors leading to beautiful gardens. There is also a well-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms – able to sleep four people - and two luxurious bathrooms.
Area Situated on the beautiful Lake District Peninsula, the scattered hamlet of Pennington is set in an area of gentle hills and unspoiled countryside. The start of the Haematite and Cumbrian Way footpaths are close by, as are the twin pubs at Great Urswick Tarn – locally renowned for their fine ales and good food. Nearby Ulverston is an ancient market town, which still holds a streetmarket every Thursday and Saturday. Today, this settlement is best known as a "festival town", with events throughout the year, and as the birthplace of Stan Laurel. As a result, it is now home to the only Laurel and Hardy museum in the world. Facilities there include a wide range of shops, pubs, and restaurants whilst all of the attractions of the National Park are within easy reach. Also close by is the Furness Coast, boasting sandy beaches and good birdwatching. Other attractions include the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, the South Lakes Wild Animal Park and Muncaster Castle.
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 Electric storage heaters. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, WiFi, TV, DVD, CD/radio. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available. Ample off road parking. Spacious patio and garden with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Free range eggs available. Shop 3 miles, pubs 2 miles.
Almost exceeded our expectations.. The cottage was spotlessly clean and a pleasure to be in. It had everything we needed and more. Only downside was that downstairs furniture looked great but wasnt comfortable (sofa and dining chairs). Sounds silly but when you've been out walking all day a comfy seat is what we were looking for.
Enjoyed staying here so much I have booked a return visit.. Quiet rural location but only a short drive into Ulverston. Cottage is comfortable and very well equipped. Warm welcome from Ste on arrival.
Rev Moffatt, July 2020
Absolutely fantastic stay.. The cottage was very comfortable and clean and very child friendly. It was a lovely surprise to find board games, dvds and a Games console in the living area and kept my 4 year old son entertained for hours. We visited for my Sons Birthday and he enjoyed every minute... So much so he got upset when we had to leave! The only downfall I found was that we didn't realise we needed to take our own straps to fasten my 8 month old into the high chair provided so we couldn't use it, but I'm not sure if that's just standard anywhere. We would definitely stay again.
Mrs Holmes, March 2020
Liked the property and the location.. Great for exploring this part of the world although obviously you need a car to get about. There was no handbook for the property which we've found with others we have stayed in. even though we didn't feel we had complete control of the heating, as it's on storage heaters, we tend to go to bed early ish so were never cold. the kitchen is equipped and suitable to cook your own meals if required. the beds were comfortable. The downstairs shower is a little small but works well and gets you clean. Overall we enjoyed our stay here and would return in the future.
Mr Trethewey, March 2020
Can't really add much more to the glowing feedback I've read about this place already.. It lived up to all the positive reports and more. The place is immaculate. You wouldn't belive it wasn't decorated this year. It is spotlesly clean. All appliances are fisr class (none of the usual rubbish you find in such rental) and everything works. The location is excellent and the farm is immaculate. The owner is welcoming and friendly and even his little Jack Russel dog came for a visit to make sure we're at home.
Telephone 3G/4G works but WIFI never connected. After the shock of being without internet wore off, we relaxed and enjoyed the peace and seclusion.
I would highly recommend this complex for short or long break in the south lakes.
Mr Izzat, March 2020
An excellent location with good access to the Lakes.. The Cottage was very cosy and really appreciated the bottle of wine, coffee and sugar. There was useful information available regarding places of interest and local gastropubs. We arrived over an hour earlier than the normal check in time but this was not an issue for the owners who allowed us entry. Power cut from 7pmish to just before 11pm on our final evening. Good job we had already eaten or else we could have been in a little trouble. Nothing the owners could have done about this though other than perhaps enquire to see if everything was ok. There was a torch in one of the cupboards and it was fortunate our Iphones were charged! Gorgeous farm cat purring away that our daughter loved. All in all a fantastic experience! Thank you!
Mr Panwar, February 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.. The cottage was in excellent condition. Without hesitation we would look to stay here again at the right time. Steve was such a great help throughout break. It felt like a home as opposed to just a break away. The views and access you have at this destination are major plus. Thank you Steve.
Mr Gordon-ollivierre, November 2019
Great cottage in a great location.. Welcome pack and two bathrooms made it a nice, comfortable stay. Plenty of animals around - good for kids.
A lovely quiet location and what a view on the road to it.. One little thing may be a house name sign at the top of the drive would be a lovely idea. Other than that great!!
Really nice spot hidden down the hill and next to artificial lakes.. The owner was very helpful and made sure everything was at out disposal. Very quiet and close to town.
We loved it!
Cottage absolutely spotlessly clean.. Great place to relax and unwind
Such a peaceful and pleasant cottage, would definateley go back again
Woodside Barn is perfect accommodation.. It is in beautiful surroundings, very quiet. There is everything in the accommodation that you would need. The welcome pack of wine and milk was very welcome after a long drive. It was a pity about the weather but the owners cannot do anything about that. Would certainly recommend and would return if back in that part of the country.
This is our 3rd time visiting this property- always clean and well maintained.. Very friendly owners. We have used most of the high -end cottage providers in the last 10 years- but in last 3 Sykes have become our number one, for the quality of the houses and the excellent service.
Fantastic cottage.. Incredibly clean and comfortable. Facilities included things we hadn't even considered we might need (a handy slow cooker meant we had meals ready after long hikes), the kitchen was very well provided, outdoor spaces were beautiful and well kept and the owners left us wine, milk, tea and coffee and even brought my parents some fresh eggs. Cannot rate them highly enough.
Lovely setting.. But quite remote. We found it easier to spend whole day out and eat out at lunchtime rather than go out again in t,he evening to eat. As the road into ulverston is quite steep and narrow and the farm access road quite bumpy. Having said that the barn is in a lovely quiet peaceful location, only the sound of birds. No traffic noise great.
It is a lovely area not one we had explored much before, but still handy for the lakes and holker hall and cartmel. Having gone into Windermere on. The Wednesday we were really glad to be staying in a quieter area. We couldn't believe the queues and the amount of people milling about. Didn't stay long but headed back to the more peaceful area around cartmel and ulverston.
The facilities were good and having two bathrooms made it much easier with 4 adults in the barn. All in all a great break and would recommend it.
Excelent holiday cottage, great place
The location is lovely & very remote ideal for relaxation re-charging you batteries which of course means a car is essential..
Perfect setting , cottage very tasteful decor, everything we could possibly need for our comfort and catering, Charming hosts.
Wonderful rest full and beautiful country side.
Close to so many interesting places.
Many thanks we will always remember this week in Cumbria
Catherine and Bob Cape Town
It's wonderful location, great facilities
Excellent cottage in quite a remote location.. Car essential to get to local facilities and walks. Very hilly but spectacular. Thoroughly enjoyed our week.
Great little cottage.. A bit remote but only 3 miles up hill from Ulverston town which is a quick drive. Nice owners. Good location for Central and South Lake District.
A delightful cottage in a beautiful location, we will return..
Excellent location friendly people could not recommend highly enough
The place was spotless very peaceful, the owners were very helpful & friendly
Fantastic cottage which was very homely and clean.. Beautiful surroundings and an excellent base to explore the Lake District. Highly recommended.
One of 5 converted barns but still calm and private.. Beautiful well tended gardens.Helpful on site owners. Warning it is quite remote and road to it is rather rough.
The Woodside Barn is in a lovely location. We would definitely recommend to anyone!
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.
The cottage was excellent, very peaceful and tranquil. Far better than we could ever have expected.
Mr De Visser
Beautiful location, kind people, good house with very good and luxurious furnishings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr Van Wijngaarden
Everything about the cottage was great and excellent value for money. Another satisfied Sykes stay.
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....
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.
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.
What can we say one of the best places we have ever stayed.Idyllic,peace and quiet wonderful host cottage clean and garden lovely.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very comfortable house. Calm and pleasant country side environment, a great place. Enjoyed 100%.
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!
Very modern cottage. Good equipped and comfortable. The owners are friendly and helpfull.
Nice place to stay.
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.
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
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.
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.
The property is beautiful and the best so far! The owner made our break perfect and was more than helpful. Would definitely stay again!
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.
Probably the best cottage we've stayed in. Very well decorated and facilities are excellent.
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.
I would very firmly recommend this property. Everything was superb about the accommodation and help in our party having a wonderful stay.
Lovely, thoroughly enjoyable. Warm, cosy and very well equipped.
Everything. Girls were a pleasure to speak to. The booking service in total was excellent.
Lovely cottage with nice garden with swing seat was lovely. Also the chickens and the footballer dog were great fun.
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.
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!
This was just a lovely place, quiet and relaxing. A nice space to get away for a while.
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.
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!
Peaceful area. Owner most helpful.
A perfect cottage in a ideal location. Everything was perfect.
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.
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 Mrs Haworth
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.
A wonderful welcome from the owners of Woodside Barns. Cottage was perfect for us. We had a fab time!
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.
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!!
Great location for visiting the many attractions of the Lake District. It was well good!
The cottage was excellent!!!! The location was excellent!!! The welcome by the owners was excellent!!!
The cottage was very clean and comfortable, good selection of games and DVDs for rainy days.
Beautiful cottage, well equipped with a lovely garden. So peaceful and quiet.
The standard of the cottage was outstanding, the milk, wine and eggs much appreciated. It was very tranquil.
Very nice cottage with big well kept garden for the children to play in.
High standard of property - very helpful owners. Cleanliness was excellent - no complaints or problems.
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.
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.
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