About this listing
An old Lakeland farmhouse, close to the pretty market town of Ulverston. Great for access to the Cumbrian way, or a base for visiting the English Lake District, or for a chill out break away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
A warm welcome awaits you to Newbiggin Hall, which was a small working farm until 20 years ago when it became a private family house, before we decided to share the lovely views and furnishings with B & B guests.
The house is set in a quiet rural location which is both peaceful and tranquil, yet only one mile from Ulverston. We are actually situated on the Cumbria Way and have stunning views of Coniston Old Man to the north and the famous Hoad Monument to the south.
3 minutes away is the charming market town of Ulverston, birth-place of the famous Stan Laurel, and home to the Laurel and Hardy Museum.
Ulverston a market town with an assortment of specialist shops also boasts many festivals throughout the year and not to be missed is a walk along the local canal which is the shortest, deepest and widest in the world.
Finally Newbiggin Hall is a great base from which to explore the Lake District National Park with all its splendour and many attractions.
A warm welcome waits.
We haved 3 bedrooms available designed to a high standard of comfort, yet with a homely feel - all having a hospitality tray and hairdryer - an ironing board is available on request. The beds so comfortable you may find it difficult to get up for breakfast which is a leisurely affair served by 9.30 a.m.
FLAN CLOSE VIEW
This en-suite room has a lovely comfortable king size four poster bed, made up with luxurious soft white bed linen and the room is tastefully decorated with antique furnishings and a rocking chair by the window to take in the magnificent view or just to sit and read.
HOAD MONUMENT VIEW
As the name suggests, this room looks over to the monument built in 1850 to commemorate Sir John Barrow who was born in a humble cottage in Ulverston and rose to the position of Second Secretary of the Admiralty and was also one of the founder members of the Royal Geographic Society.
This room is similarly furnished to Flan Close View room with luxurious soft white bed linen and antique furnishings.
This charming twin bedded room looking towards Coniston is also dressed with luxurious blue chintz cotton bedding to compliment it's surroundings.
The extra large family bathroom is shared with Hoad Monument Vew and contains walk-in shower and many facilities for you to use and relax in after a long day exploring the beautiful countryside.
After a good night’s sleep come down to our conservatory with its panoramic views and enjoy our Newbiggin breakfast cooked with locally sourced ingredients..
Vegetarian options available.
If you have any dietary or allergy requests we will do our best to meet them.
Served with the above will be toast and homemade preserves, choice of teas and coffees.
The guest’s sitting room (which leads onto the conservatory with its panoramic views), is relaxing, comfortable and overlooks our country garden, the perfect place to unwind. There is a welcoming wood burner if needed and feel free to use our large TV which has free view.
Wi-fi available on request.
Interaction with Guests
On arrival, you will be welcomed with a snack, Tea/coffee, and if you require anything at all i am on hand to answer any question or queries that you may have.
We are on the cumbrian way, situated in the Southern Lake district area, and are close by to Ulverston, Kendal, and Barrow-in-Furness, for browsing and shopping and sight seeing. Furness Abbey is a must for Historians. We also have Bardsea Beach or the National Trust beach at Roan Head. Just come and visit the area, and explore the many other things on offer. We are handy for activities such as 'Go Ape' in Grizdale Forest, Muncaster Castle with its haunted bedroom. Holker Hall where Queen Elizabeth used to stay in her teens with her cousins the Cavendish family. Beatrix Potter fans can visit the Museum in Bowness on Windermere, and various other locations associated with her. The nearest town (Ulverston) is a 3 minute drive by car, so very convenient for evening meals and other evening entertainment.
It is better to arrive by car, but it can be arranged if you need to be picked up from ULVERSTON station for a Taxi could be arranged.
This area is popular with cycling, walking and driving.
This is a non smoking house
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Avril is a most generous, gracious host. She took care of our every need before we even asked. She was very helpful in suggesting a great place to eat. She is very knowledgeable regarding the town ad its surrounding area.
Avril house is beautiful and extremely well kept. The room was very comfortable. The views are magnificent. All round, an exceptional experience
A fantastic place with a even better host and great scones.
Avril made me feel welcome by keeping in touch with brief messages leading up to our visit, sending unrequested, accurate directions for the last bit and promising a cup of tea upon arrival, lovely but for us less would have been just fine. We arrived later than anticipated, so Avril encouraged us to go and eat in Ulveston and gave her recommendations; that was a good call. The restaurants were amazingly busy for a Thursday evening in November. We liked the Stan Laurel Inn best, for food and service.
The property was at least as good as described, my grown sons and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found it a convenient location for walking directly onto the hills and drives out towards Coniston Old Man to get onto that, from a good pub and Deli location, and to get to Coniston for boating, hiking etc. Breakfast in the sunlounge, in late October/November, has to be a bonus and it was generously offered, as Avril was also serving guests in the diningroom. The rooms are very well appointed, two with excellent views and the other also a really nice aspect, all with plenty of space. No road noises, -yeah! I thought it a really cute touch that Avril had decorated 'our' livingroom so early, perhaps she knew I cannot spend this Christmas with both sons and had been overseas for the previous two. The livingroom and back sun room as well as breakfast room give the opportunity to get away from or mix with other guests as one wishes. I'd definitely come again and would recommend it.
Avril made us feel so welcome during our stay at Newbiggin Hall. We enjoyed the quietness and fresh country air, a delicious hot breakfast, spacious bedroom with a charming four poster bed, and the luxury of a hot, powerful shower and thick fluffy towels. Avril and Lucky the dog are excellent company, and Avril has an insider's knowledge of Ulverston and the surrounding area, which is very picturesque and full of charm. We were very comfortable and relaxed during our whole stay and I would highly recommend Newbiggin Hall for a quintessential English country bnb experience, with added luxury and friendliness! Thank you so much Avril :)
Avril met us with a very warm smile and some scones and a pot of tea. Excellent host who was more than willing to give us her time but allow us our own space, the catering arrangements were great and very generous.
Hostess was very warm and welcoming. Property and amenities were as described. Plantings and views from property were stunning. Sunroom spectacular. Interior decor was charming and cozy -- embroidered napkins, embroidered tablecloths even in bedrooms, hand-stitched framed wall hangings, etc. Towels were the largest, thickest, softest I have seen/felt. Hostess clearly was doing whatever she thought would make our stay enjoyable. She was very caring.
Food was great!
All 5 star.
About the Host, Avril
I cannont imagine living anywhere except Newbiggin Hall as it lies in a peaceful valley, which is close to Ulverston a pretty bustling market town. I enjoy walking my dog on the cumbrian way which is quite literally on the doorstep. I like to bake when the mood takes me. My hobbies are spinning and weaving and felting and my main influence is the landscape from my window. A warm welcome awaits hope to meet you soon.