Picturesque South Lakes/Duddon Valley. 3 generous, comfortable guest bedrooms in a homely, 1640's townhouse in the heart of our historic market town. A peaceful place to return to after walking, cycling or exploring the busier central lakes.
Our 6 bedroom home comprises of cosy rooms downstairs. Both sitting rooms have real fires. Our dining room can seat 8+ 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). We are perfectly suited to family groups with children, ours is a child friendly household! Great for couples too! All bedrooms have Freeview TV & DVD. Both front bedrooms have tea/coffee facilities. Our kitchen is also available for people wishing to self-cater.
The shared bathroom is generously sized with separate bath/shower cubicle, 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 (great for social catering!), leading to our outdoor area at the rear. Full sun in the mornings during summer, shady in the afternoons and a chiminea & BBQ for evening drinkies/ bbqs. Also access to washing machine & dishwasher, (dryer by arrangement).
Interaction with Guests
We warmly welcome our guests and are happy to share local knowledge, information, advice, and generally chat over a coffee, tea, beer or wine.......or to leave guests to their privacy. We have maps for local & lakes walks available as well as a wealth of tourist information all contained in handy folders in the bedrooms.
B. In F. has a lovely friendly atmosphere and is quite cosmopolitan. It is situated within England's largest, famous, Lake District National Park. Many people visit, and find that they end up living here as it has so much to offer! We are surrounded by beautiful countryside, with lots of lovely walking. There are pubs, shops, cafés and more within easy walking distance (please do take the time to look at the guidebook pegs for lots of local places of interest!)
Car travellers can park in the Square on arrival. Foxfield Station is approx. 2 miles away (on the West Coast line), South to Barrow in Furness or North to Carlisle (we can pick up guests arriving at Foxfield Station by prior arrangement). There are buses to & from Millom, Ulverston & Barrow, (from the Square). During high days and holidays extra buses to Ambleside/ Ravenglass are laid on.
Other Things to Note
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).
We want our guests to relax in our home and enjoy our wonderful town and it's glorious surroundings. 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.
We truly enjoyed our stay with Sheila and Dave. We used two rooms for the bank holiday weekend. Nice rooms, comfortable beds, living room with a fireplace - exactly what you need after the day of hiking or tracking in the Lake District. The property is conveniently located in the city centre with easy access to few local pubs. It's also a great base to access the Lake District attractions and various tracking routes. Sheila was very helpful with suggestions on the best route options for a day, hence, we had three great days - each different from another.
Thank you so much Andriy for your fantastic feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed our area and home so much. It was a pleasure hosting you and your friends, and imparting our knowledge of the area...given the poor weather conditions for 2/3 days, a really unfortunately wet bank holiday weekend! All the best, Sheila & Dave
Sheila made my friend and I very welcome, we arrived on a busy evening in the square and she advised us on where best to eat and booked the table for us. Lovely character property with spacious bedrooms. Sheila is a lovely host and offers a relaxed environment. Overall a great introduction to Airbnb which we'll both definitely consider again in the future.
We were only on a flying visit but we had a nice time during our short stay…. Dave and Sheila are very hospitable and helpful people, inviting us to help ourselves to anything we might need, and recommending a really nice early evening walk for us to do, that we definitely wouldn't have found otherwise. We’ll definitely go back if/when we’re back in the area.
This was the first time we had tried AirBnB and it suited us perfectly. Sheila and Dave were exceptional hosts, making us feel welcome immediately we arrived. We felt we had made good friends over the weekend. Sheila was happy to share her kitchen and we joined them in their family room. Sheila was very helpful with information on how to make the best of our time touring around the area and the recommendations for eating at local pubs that suited our budget
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback :-) We really appreciate your enjoyment of our home! It seems that what we're doing with Airbnb is on the right track! We thoroughly enjoyed sharing our home with you, it was relaxed and easy! Just the way we like it. Guests such as yourselves is what we really like about sharing our home, and seriously, I think you guys would be lovely hosts should you decide to go that route in the future. Thanks again for your lovely chocs! We would be glad for you to return sometime should the urge to explore the Lakes grab you (in lovelier weather!)
Sheila and Dave are lovely people to stay with. We were very comfortable in their lovely home. They helped us with tourist info, took us to their allotment and gave us some of their home- grown vegetables! Go and stay with them! You'll have a good time.
Sheila and Dave is perfect host that helped us in all respect. We did enjoy staying with them.
Thank you Sheila and Dave
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I've loved living at Laurel Bank since 1996. I used to do B&B here early on. During those few years I had people from all over staying here. It will be good fun to rekindle those days!
I work as a T.A. at a local primary school (since 2000)
My husband, Dave, has lived here since 2003. He has his own business in joinery & carpentry. We love our village life.
Our home is at it's best with more people around. Our children (6 in all) have grown and left the nest (most still near to home), leaving us with 5 spare bedrooms! Our larger families (& friends) are from Liverpool, Nottingham & New Zealand, and they all love visiting us for good company, food, walks and real ale.
We love our local walks, short strolls and lengthier, more challenging, right from our doorstep. We also love our touring caravan, and often choose sites very close to home as our area is so gorgeous.
Travelling the world was a huge part of my life before children, and since Dave and I have hooked up we've enjoyed trips to Bulgaria, Spain, Singapore and best of all, New Zealand, touring in a camper van, north to South, visiting family.
When not working, walking or touring, we relax with good home cooked meals, movies, music, TV, reading, wine, ale........different sorts of all of them.......variety is the spice of life!
We have grand children now, and love their visits and the calm when they've gone home. Our home is very 'child friendly'.
We enjoy meeting new visitors at our friendly home
Sheila and Dave