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Converted Former Coach House In Contemporary Style

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Coach House in Ulverston, Lake District, Cumbria - Located In Georgian Market Town Close To Coniston And Windermere Lakes

The coach house is tucked away off a lane next to a former church - the church tower is at the bottom of the driveway. The coach house is a traditionally built slate building that has been restored internally as a luxurious contemporary house, whilst maintaining the old ships' timbers and stone walls. There is a garage and entrance door on the ground floor, with an entrance hall and beechwood stairs leading to the main living area. The coach house is within a couple of hundred yards of local shops and pubs, or turning in the other direction, you can walk through lanes and footpaths to the foot of Hoad Hill, a quarter of a mile away.


Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2017

About The Owner

I'm originally from the Furness area and return fairly frequently for the purposes of kith and kin, and because my own family love the area.

The Owner purchased this barn in 2000

Why The Owner chose Lakes Peninsula

My wife and I lived in Ulverston for a number of years, moving away for work reasons. I love the quirkiness of Ulverston, its people, its pubs, its down to earth nature embedded in such beauty - between the Furness fells, the lakes and Morecombe Bay. The coach house was a ruin when I acquired it - it dates from the 1750's and has recycled ships' timbers in the roof beams. It originally stabled horses for what was the presbytery to the church. This is now the Oddfellows hall whose tower sits in the drive to the coach house.

What makes this barn unique

Ulverston sets it's store out as the Festival Town, and there are a great number of these - the highlights for me being the Dickensian Festival, the Charter fortnight culminating in the lamp procession, and the walking festival - Ulverston is the start of the Cumbrian Way. The Laurel and Hardy Museum, the Buddhist monastery and the Hoad monument lighthouse add to the character of the town, with its ginnels and cobbles, and excellent pubs. Moss Tarn is tucked away down a lane just outside the central area of town. Its kitted out as a luxurious retreat from the weather. Its only 8.5 miles to Newby Bridge on Windermere, 10 miles to Coniston Water, and a walk down Ulverston Canal to a breathtaking view of Morecombe Bay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'"Just to let you know that we had a great time in Moss Tarn which is a lovely property, beautifully renovated and has a very homely atmosphere. We would recommend it without hesitation. We also found Ulverston very pleasant and had a very enjoyable time exploring the surrounding area."



"What a superb location and appartment Moss Tarn is, we fell in love with it as soon as we walked in,the galleried bedroom is fabulous and the whole place is stunningly converted. Ulverston itself was a great little town to use as a base for exploring the local area too, away from the busyness of some of the Lake towns, but within easy reach of the lakes and fells"



"We had great holiday and loved your coach house. It was comfortable and tasteful, a real pleasure to come back to after along walk in the beautiful countryside.(Many thanks for all your helpful instructions and informative books on the area which all contributed to our holiday"
Feb 2010
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Map

Coast/Beach:

1.5 miles to Morecambe Bay. 8 miles to Roanhead beach (National Trust Sandscale Hawes). 11 miles Walney Island - various beaches and bird sanctuary.

Zoo (Dalton in Furness)

Travel:

Local bus routes and timetables are available please contact owner for more information.

Distances:

Newby Bridge - foot of Windermere - 8.5 miles. Torver - Coniston water - 11 miles. Conishead Priory - Buddhist monastery and beach - 3 miles. Kendal - 24 miles. Bowness - 16 miles. Hawkshead - 18.5 miles.

Further Details:

Co-op supermarket is nearest shop open 8-8. Also a Tesco metro.

Booths supermarket on edge of town is excellent quality and does a decent breakfast.

There is a range of excellent teashops such as Gillams and the World Peace cafe (both are vegetarian eating). Best pubs for food are Rose and Crown and the Farmers. Meat and potato pies at butchers are a delight. Excellent bookshops - and don't miss Laurel and Hardy museum.

Amenities

Ulverston Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 - 5 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and single bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Electrically operated blinds on Velux windows. Mezzanine is accessed via a Jacob's ladder - not recommended for very young children. Outside: Driveway with access to be maintained for neighbours, shared access. The garage is also shared with neighbours and is not suitable for garaging a car or motorbikes. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer in garage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property is cleaned after lets. Towels and linen included. Other: Small study with desk and chair. Super fast broadband available.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Moss Tarn - a quirky wee gem

  • 4 of 5

My partner and I both thought the property was lovely. It had nice decor, the kitchen was well equipped and it's location was great for walks to Hoad Hill/the canal and strolls into the town for food and drinks. Instructions for entry were easy to follow and the owner replied to any queries promptly.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay lots of thing to do and see near by

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and really enjoyed it, very nice accommodation clean and modern with a old fashioned feel and very reasonable priced and with the village shops only a short walk away fab place would recommend for shot break.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Everything you'd need for a fabulous break!

  • 5 of 5

Unexpected luxuries, including bedding, underfloor heating, decor. Location was perfect - shops, walks, lakes, wild swimming, even lunch at the local Buddhist temple with guided meditation. Very reasonable price all in. Would recommend and definitely be returning. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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4

Calm, contemporary and central to everything

  • 4 of 5

Great apartment in a great location for visiting family who live in Ulverston. Despite being in the centre of town the apartment was a quiet haven to come home to. Well equipped with lots of techno gadgetry. Parking was a bit iffy, luckily my parents had a residents pass for street parking so we were able to find spaces close by. All in all a great place to stay, we will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great little bolt hole - a home from home

  • 5 of 5

Great location within easy walking distance of pubs and shops but also a good base for exploring the southern lakes. Everything provided and refurbished to a high standard. Wouldn't suit the elderly or those with small children - the stairs are quite tricky! However we loved the quirkiness!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Wonderful location, well appointed flat

  • 5 of 5

The property is right in the centre of ulverston, but tucked away and quite quiet. While I did see a neighbour park there, the lane and driveway makes it difficult for any but the smallest cars to park there. I used one of the many nearby public car parks at £30 a week instead.

The house is very well lit and equipped. The double bed was comfortable, the pots and pans were very good spec, the kitchen had all the implements and appliances I could need, and there is a dishwasher, and a washer and dryer.

The property has many stairs and would be difficult for someone with reduced mobility.

The property is walking distance from a butcher, fish monger, Booths supermarket as well as s greengrocer and two smaller supermarkets, and all the pubs and shops of ulverston.

Plus, Diane, the housekeeper, went above and beyond to ensure I found the property and resolve and questions or issues I had.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A booking deposit of 10% with full balance of payment 3 weeks prior to occupation. Keys and full details of the property will be posted out on receipt and clearance of final payment. Option of keys left for collection.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Friday, but this is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per day or per week in UK Pounds.

For 3 day breaks = approx 3 x 1 day price:
Nov-Mar £200; Apr-Jun & Sept-Oct £230; Jul/Aug £250

Additional days over 3 days, add the following to 3 day price:
Nov-Mar £40; Apr-Jun & Sept-Oct £50; Jul-Aug £60

Contact to confirm prices. There may be a small premium charged for peak holidays such as Xmas and Easter. For longer periods, please contact for quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.