The Purple House, inspiring, quirky

House - Private room · The Gill, Ulverston, LA12 7BJ, United Kingdom

The Space

If you are looking for somewhere quirky and creative, look no further!
We are in Ulverston, in the gorgeous Lake District. Ulverston is famed for having lots of festivals and more pubs than we can count, many of them have live music. Lots of places to eat within five minutes walk.
Guests will be staying in the downstairs music room which is a cosy space with a double futon. You can help yourselves to tea and coffee in our lovely natural wood kitchen and share our memorable bathroom.
We are very friendly and happy to point out some of our favourite places in town. Fran is an artist and there are many colourful touches in our home, including our amazing mosaic bathroom,Matt is a musician and professional transcriber.
The delights of the Lakes are about 20 minutes drive, with the sea being only 10 minutes away.
We are widely travelled ourselves and know how important a friendly face and a 'home from home' can be.

Here's what some guests have said.
'We just wanted to say thank you for the opportunity for staying in your beautiful home, we loved it and love the area too.'

'What a fabulous home! We booked because of the colour and quirkiness and we weren't disappointed.'

'Thank you for a wonderful stay in your fantastic house!."

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $320 /week
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had a fantastic w/end in Ulverston. Fran and Mat are wonderful hosts & their house is beautiful....full of Fran`s art & Mat`s guitar rifts.
    We are looking forward to staying there again next year.
    Nick and Julie

    November 2012
  • We very much enjoyed staying at the Purple House. Fran and Matt are a lovely friendly couple who made us feel at home. The house is adorned with Fran's artwork and filled with Matt's music, both of which was inspiring. The room is a good size with a double futon. Staying in town made it easy to walk to the places we wanted to visit - including the terrific local pubs with live music. Overall a great place to stay!

    November 2012
  • Fran's place is lovely and was the perfect base for exploring the lakes district. We had a great time and would strongly recommend it. Thanks

    August 2013
  • I stayed several weeks at the Purple House. Fran and Matt are the most delightful people, and their house is a treasure! The custom decor in the kitchen and bathroom are inspiring beyond words. The room I stayed in was exactly as advertised. The location in the center of Ulverston is super convenient for shopping, restaurants, walking and biking. The heart of the lake district is accessible by bus. For Kadampa Buddhists, Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre is a 15 minute bike ride, or 45-50 minute walk. I definitely recommend the Purple House, and will look forward to staying there again on my next trip to Ulverston.

    July 2013
  • The Purple House is a lovely gem in a lovely part of the world. The lakes are a short drive away. Great pubs and restaurants are a short stroll away. The decor in the house is beautiful and unique. Fran and Tim were very hospitable. I would definitely recommend the Purple house, it's worth a visit :)

    June 2013
  • Thank you for a lovely stay, three nights for Printfest event in May 2013.
    Very friendly and welcoming hosts, beautiful house and relaxed homely atmosphere.

    May 2013
  • We really enjoyed having the opportunity to stay in the wonderful home of Fran and Matt. They were welcoming and helpful hosts and an interesting creative couple. The room was exactly as described and just what was needed. We like Ulverston and will no doubt be back. Certainly a good introduction to using Airbnb.

    April 2013
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We are a professional creative couple who live in the beautiful Lake District. We enjoy walking, the arts and looking after animals. We're aged 48 and 51 We are friendly and hospitable, we've traveled widely and know how friendly face can make such a difference to your journey. Fran is into all things creative (maybe your visit will coincide with one of her creative workshops!) and has lovingly adorned the house with colourful mosaics. Matt is avery accomplished guitarist and is passionately in love with his new guitar 'Ruby'.
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