Coach House in Ulverston, Lake District, Cumbria - Located In Georgian Market Town Close To Coniston And Windermere Lakes
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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.
Owner purchased this Barn in 2000
Why Owner chose Ulverston
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.
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The barn was lovely and had everything we needed.Diane was very helpful and friendly .Great location
We had lots of days out as the location was brilliant and great for young children and adults.The house itself is central in the so a minutes walk and youre there.Would highly recommended a stay here . Very clean ,tidy and spacious .Diane the housekeeper was a great help .
A great find!
An excellent , well located , well equipped property. Stylish and homely in a quiet location but minutes from everything in Ulverston.
Lovely place. Nice attention to detail. Would very much like to come back
Great character, loved the building. Very homely and great location.
Lovely clean property equipped with everything you need. Very spacious too. My family loved staying there. The location is great too, 2 minute walk to the town centre. Make sure you go to the local sweet shop, it's amazing!
This is a lovely place which is well equipped, warm, cosy and convenient. We parked easily. A great place from which to visit not only Ulverston and Furness but also Wasdale, Esthwaite, Coniston and RSPB Hodbarrow. Bici Café recommended.
Great little bolt-hole on the edge of the lake district!
Clean, modern, well appointed bolt-hole. Open plan conversion with a mezzanine sleeping 4. Stairs up to mezzanine steep so watch your footing! Bathroom great with a super shower. Great place to hunker down or use as a launch pad into the lakes.
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)
Local bus routes and timetables are available please contact owner for more information.
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.
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.