Great Urswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972546)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Situated in a quieter part of the Lake District with easy access to the southern and western Lakes and Solway Coast, this cottage is an ideal family Lake District cottage at any time of year with a garden for relazing in on sunny days and a cosy open fire for winter evenings. The picturesque village of Great Urswick is awash with history from the hill fort to the ancient village church.

The village tarn provides the perfect place for lazy days spent picnicking or fishing.

Walks over Birkrigg common are accessible from the village and will reward you with panoramic views over the Furness Peninsula, Morecombe Bay and the fells of the nearby Lake District.

Just three miles from the village is the traditional market town of Ulverston, famed for its diverse range of festivals throughout the year.

The pretty cobbled streets are littered with specialist shops, cosy pubs, traditional markets and cultured hotspots.

South Lakes Wild Animal Park is only a short drive from Oronsay, here you can hand feed giraffes and walk amongst wallabies, kangaroos and lemurs. Oronsay has been delightfully refurbished, blending modern design with the irreplaceable charm of old exposed beams, pretty latched doors and traditional fireplaces.

Cosy nights can be spent dining in front of the open fire or in the warmer months enjoy a glass of wine alfresco in the quaint garden. The cottage is gas centrally heated and comprises: Lounge with Lakeland stone fireplace, open fire, Freeview TV and DVD player. Kitchen with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. First Floor: Master double bedroom with en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC. Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Family bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC. All electric, bed linen and towels provided. Highchair available. Wi-Fi included. On street parking. Garden with garden furniture.


  • Four bedrooms: 3 x doubles, one with en-suite shower room, basin and WC, and 1 x twin
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room (seats 6)
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating and open fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking only to front of cottage
  • Private lawned garden to rear with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pubs 5 mins walk
  • Note: Max 6 adults.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

About the location


Ulverston 3 miles.

Great Urswick, with its two characterful pubs, including 16th century restaurant and 12th century church, is a hidden gem, a lovely village just three miles to the south of Ulverston. Great Urswick and its neighbour, Little Urswick, lie on opposite sides of the same tarn. The tarn is a wonderful wildlife habitat with a whole host of water birds occupying its sheltered corner. Birkrigg Stone Circle is one of several prehistoric settlement sites in the surrounding countryside. Locally, the start of the Haematite and Cumbrian Way footpaths can be found. Nearby Ulverston is an ancient market town, which still holds a street market every Thursday and Saturday, with facilities including a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, a cinema and a leisure centre. All of the attractions of the Lake District National Park are easily reached, with the Furness Coast boasting sandy beaches and good birdwatching. Windermere and Coniston are also within easy reach, and nearby family attractions include the Haverthwaite and Lakeside Steam Railway, Muncaster Castle and the Aquarium of the Lakes.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season