Newbiggin Hall

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Ulverston, LA12 7PD, United Kingdom

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.

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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.

The Space

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.
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Guest Access

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.

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.

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: $71 / night after 2 guests
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Avril's bnb is first class. Her home is immaculate and beautifully decorated. The bedroom is huge, and Avril also welcomes her guests to use other beautiful rooms in the house. Avril is a warm and welcoming host. She spoilt us with pots of tea, scones with jam and cream, and an enormous hot breakfast, all served on matching crockery. The views from Avril's home are superb, and show rural England at its very best. This is superior accommodation. Thank you Avril, from Gary and Cathy

    June 2014
  • I stayed in Avril's lovely home for four nights and from the moment I arrived until leaving on my last day it felt like I was staying with a friend. Avril is a gifted host; she is kind, generous, attentive and caring. My breakfasts were lovely, the views are wonderful and I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else when I'm next in Cumbria. Thank you Avril.

    May 2014
  • We decided to go to Lake district for the easter break. Less than a couple of hours after making the booking, we received an lovely email from Avril giving us all the directions to reach her place (a gps is however recommended in the region as finding your ways might sometimes be tricky for non-local people). When we arrived after a long drive from Birmingham,home-made scones and tea were waiting for us!

    The house is situated in the country side, no noise or traffic during the night and you can even see the stars at night from the veranda. Bedding and bathroom are very comfy and well-maintained.

    Avril is very caring and always good with an advise, let alone a fantastic cooker (we recommend our full English breakfast made from local products).

    Overally a wonderful stay!

    April 2014
    Response from Avril:

    Pierre - you were an absolute delight to have in my home and are affectionately now called my 'French Boys' your mothers would be proud of you! Hope the traffic was not too heavy.
    I wish you all happiness and success.

    April 2014
  • We cannot compliment the property and Avril, our hostess, enough! Avril's home is beautiful, with stunning views out to the surrounding countryside. We love how Avril has set out her home perfectly to appreciate these views, with chairs placed looking out of the large bedroom windows and amazing views from the conservatory.
    The electric blanket was a warm welcome, as were the scones and pot of tea on arrival!

    We could not have asked for a better hostess than Avril. A kind and welcoming lady. Avril provided some great tips on local places to visit and even dropped us off into Ulverston for our New Years evening. Breakfast times were flexible which allowed us to have a very much appreciated lie in.

    Breakfast was tasty and wholesome and the portions were spot on.

    Ulverston itself is a pretty little market town with some lovely pubs and places to eat. It is surrounded by the beautiful Lake District and just a couple of miles from the coast.

    If you choose to stay at this property, you will not be disappointed and we certainly hope to revisit, perhaps in the summer when the views and outdoors can be appreciated to full effect.

    Thanks for making us so welcome Avril and for a lovely New Year getaway!

    January 2014
  • GREAT. GREAT. GREAT. Although it was a last minute booking by us for the night before New Year's Eve , all was more then we expected. Avril welcomed us into her home from a stormy night by taking us into a very cosy living room dedicated to us and had the wood burner glowing away and creating a very comfortable environment. Our bedrooms again we're prepared with thought to our needs, with an electric blanket warming my elderly mothers bed.
    Avril is of course very knowledgable about the area and gave uda information about Ulverston for food etc. the town itself is a great little market town , with many good pubs, cafés and thriving retail outlets, craft shops and cafés.
    Our only regret was that this was just a quick stopover on our journey north. We will be back.

    January 2014
    Response from Avril:

    Thanks for your kind comments you were all a joy to have in my home - thank you and I would love to have you back anytime. Happy New Year to you all

    January 2014
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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.
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