About this listing
Picturesque SW Lakes town. Plenty to see and do. Perfect for walking, cycling, exploring & relaxing. Ideal base for touring main Lakes attractions whilst lovely to return to calm after day trips out and about... Away from the crowds..welcoming peace!
Our 6 bedroom home, in the heart of our historic market town, comprises of cozy rooms downstairs. Both sitting rooms have real fires. Our dining room can seat 8-10. The 3 guest bedrooms, all on the first floor, are 2 doubles and a triple (that can take an extra Zbed or cot). This means we can comfortably accommodate a group booking of 8 (9 if the cot goes in bedroom 2) at a specially reduced rate. We are ideally suited to family groups with children, we are a child friendly household! But also great for couples too! All bedrooms have Freeview TV & DVD and also tea/coffee facilities.
The shared bathroom is generously sized with separate shower cubicle/bath, next to the bedrooms. There is also our bathroom, on the 2nd floor, for limited use (by arrangement).
Cereals, fruit, toastable goods, fruit juice, tea & coffee are provided daily for breakfast.
Full access to cooking in our superbly equipped kitchen for self-catering (by arrangement). Our lounge may be used during the day or join us in the evening while we chill after work, and there is also the cosy family room, with TV, next to the kitchen, leading to our outdoor area at the rear. Full sun in the mornings during summer, shady in the afternoons and a chiminea for evening drinkies/ bbqs.
Interaction with Guests
We warmly welcome our guests and are happy to impart our wealth of local knowledge and help/advise when wanted. We are friendly folk, happy to chat (over a tea, coffee or something stronger!) or to leave our guests to privacy and quiet. We will nearly always be in and around in the evenings.
Situated within England's largest, famous, Lake District National Park, B. In F. has a lovely friendly atmosphere and is quite cosmopolitan. Many people visit and find that they end up living here as it has so much to offer! We are surrounded by picturesque scenery, with lots of lovely walking and easy access to busier central Lakes. We have super pubs, shops, cafés and more (please do take the time to look at the guidebook pegs for all local amenity details!).
Visitors by car can park conveniently in The Square. There are infrequent buses to and from Ulverston, Millom & Barrow each day throughout the year with extra buses to Coniston, Ambleside & Ravenglass during school hols. Guests flying to the UK can hire cars or take the train, the local rail station - Foxfield, Cumbria - is about 2 miles away (we can, with prior notice, collect rail travellers). A car is most useful if you wish to see the famous Lakes attractions.
Other Things to Note
We have award winning shops minutes away, Bakery, butcher, grocer, P.O, bank & more for you to browse, cafes, pubs & restaurant too, all just minutes away. Barrow in Furness (13 miles) is our major shopping town and has everything you would expect of a large town/city. Ulverston is a traditional market town, very quaint. The nearest small supermarkets are in Millom (7 miles) and of course, the lakes tourist attractions! There are so many, with Coniston & Windermere just a short drive away. The beautiful Duddon Valley is also well worth exploring. The fells all around us are magnificent. In order to take full advantage of all the Lakes sites, it would be best to have your own vehicle.
We want our guests to relax in our home and enjoy our wonderful town. Mucky walking boots to be taken off before entering the house please. We are non-smokers so absolutely no smoking (or 'vaping') within the house....... outside only. Other than that, mutual respect and........relax and enjoy!