White Rose cottage was built in 1640. Set within a delightful and quiet Cumbrian village, it provides a historically unique and lovely experience. The neighbours are very friendly and helpful. The price given is the price per night; it does not change with more people. The cottage will accommodate up to five. If there are only two of you, I would be happy to provide a discounted price - just email me and ask.
Newton-in-Furness is a quiet, peaceful village on the edge of the UK Lake District. It has two village pubs, providing good meals, and a small park for children. The area has a fascinating iron ore mining history. The cottage is about 30 minutes drive from Lake Coniston, where there are water sports facilities, rocks to climb, copper mines and mountains. The old market town of Ulverston and the city of Barrow-in-Furness are close by. Here there are historical monuments, Furness Abbey, a dock museum, a bird sanctuary, plenty of supermarkets, a 3-D multiscreen cinema, restaurants, and a beautiful coastline with small islands you can visit by boat. A wild animal park nearby is located in the ancient capital of Furness.
The semi-detached cottage is fully furnished. It has a comfortable living room with a real fire, a fitted kitchen with all utensils, including a microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine. There a two double bedrooms and a boxroom with single bed, and an upstairs bathroom, with bath and electric shower.The house has full central heating and hot water, and a brand new boiler has been installed (May 2014)! To the back is a small, private garden and sitting area. In the evenings, I am only ten minutes away, to welcome you, tell you about the sights and try to make your stay as perfect as possible!
For your first morning of your stay tea, coffee, sugar, milk and light refreshments will be provided free of charge - just to make you feel really at home and welcome.
There is plenty to do and see. The cottage is 10 minutes away from the sea and just half an hour to the nearest lake and mountains. There are some lovely local country walks down to a ruined 11th Century Abbey - one of the largest in the country.
Interaction with guests
Generally my view is that once booked the cottage is your home for the duration of the stay, so I usually keep myself scarce. However,I am only 10 minutes away, so if you need any help or advice or have any problems at the cottage, I am on stand by to come and be of assistance.
Other things to note
A brand new central heating boiler has been installed (May 2014) and a brand new shower. There is now free WIFI and TV at the cottage.
Please make sure that you contact me if there is anything you need, so your stay is as comfortable as possible. Please feel free to use all the books and family games, and treat it as your own. I would greatly appreciate it, if you could leave the cottage just as you find it. Please be aware that smoking is not permitted anywhere in the cottage. The Welcome pack outlines all instructions for how to use the facilities in the cottage.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
I have lived in this beautiful part of the world for over twenty years. It truly is an amazing place, with so much to do and explore. I do feel incredibly privileged living and working here. With a great love of walking, rock and ghyll scrambling and enjoyment of the more out of the way places, I should be able to guide you to the best places to visit in the Lake District.
I take my job of being your hostess very seriously; nothing is too much trouble to make sure your stay is as perfect as possible.
It is my hope that you come to love this area as much as I do, touched and inspired by the magnificence of the surrounding mountains, lakes and sea. I hope the memories you take away will instill a higher sense of perspective, renewing the deep sense of respect and gratitude we owe to our beautiful world.
Please send me a message if you have any questions and I will happily get back to you as soon as I can. Thank you and I look forward to the privilege of meeting you sometime soon.