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Beamed Rural Cottage in Secluded Area, Tranquil Retreat, Near Local Attractions

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 5. 3 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms also Downstairs WC in cloakroom

Tom's Cottage is part of the former Park Cottage Guest House, situated just outside Dalton-in-Furness, 7 km from Ulverston, a country Market town. The cottage is in a rural location, overlooking Burlington trout lake, and has views of the southern Lake District fells. It is now a self-contained and completely independent holiday cottage, with enclosed garden at the front and a courtyard type area at the rear, each with garden furniture..Free Internet access.


Three bedrooms, Two bathrooms. Plus downstairs WC Bedroom 1 is a double bedded room, with an en suite shower room and WC. Bedside lamps, dressing table and wardrobe. Bedroom 2 has a King-sized bed, bedside lamps, dressing table and wardrobe. It also has an extra room,- an ante-room- often used as a dressing room, with access to the bathroom which has a bath in addition to a walk-in shower. It is private to that bedroom, but can be used by Bedroom 3, as it can be accessed via the ante-room. Bedroom 3 is a single room, with a full-sized single bed Sky lights are in this room, not a traditional window. Minimum age of children is 8 years. There is a downstairs cloakroom with WC. TV/DVD in each of double bedrooms.

LOUNGE has log-burner in a character ingle-nook fireplace (Fuel provided), Comfortable sofas and local Grandfather clock. Free-Sat TV, DVD, Wood burning stove.KITCHEN/DINER is fully equipped with gas oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave, and all crockery, cutlery and the necessary equipment for cooking, There is an .Iron and ironing board. There are table and chairs for more informal eating. French doors lead out to the courtyard type area at the rear. which has an outdoor table and chairs .

DINING ROOM has dining table and seating for six, with stairs up to first floor.

The landing leads to all three bedrooms, plus there is a SUN-ROOM, which is a small area with large windows and Lloyd loom type seating. This place is super on a sunny day, overlooking our woodland at the rear of the house.

OUTSIDE, Car Parking; Enclosed garden to front, with garden table and chairs, Private enclosed patio area to to the rear, accessed via French doors from the kitchen/diner Barbecue, dining table and chairs for Al fresco meals. Car parking for two cars. Sorry, no pets,- our Airedale Terrier is very territorial with other dogs, but friendly with all our guests

More Details

Jim and Joan Nicholson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2017

About Jim and Joan Nicholson

This is Jim's family home. He came here when he was six years old, with his parents, Tom and Hazel. They used the end part of the house as a granny flat for Tom's parents, and that part is now a holiday cottage named Nell's Cottage, after his Grandmother. Jim left when he married, and then Jim and Joan moved into the house when Tom died, in 1996. Joan took early retirement at the same time, having worked as a trained nurse all her working life, finally becoming the Community Nurse Manager.Jim extended the house, and they did B&B for 11 years, in the middle part of the house and they lived in the new extension. They were an award winning B&B, having won a 4* rating and a Silver Award from the tourist board In 2012, they retired from B&B. As many of the B&B guests had enjoyed staying at Park Cottage, and loved the area, Jim converted that part of the house into a second holiday cottage, calling that part Tom's Cottage, after Jim's Dad.

Jim and Joan Nicholson purchased this cottage in 1954

Why Jim and Joan Nicholson chose Lakes Peninsula

This property was the home of Jim, his two sisters and their parents. Jim loves the place, and would never sell it. He says he will only leave the place when he is in his coffin!

What makes this cottage unique

Peace and tranquility. No noisy traffic - we are up a private road. We partially overlook a large trout lake, and we have some lovely views of the lake district fells -Scafell, Coniston Old Man, etc. The bird life is prolific, 34 types in and around our 3.5 acre grounds,(mainly steep woodland) and a further 32 types at the lake and the nearby farm. The farm breeds horses, and rescues older horses, and they roam freely outside our grounds. Many of them are huge shire horses. One of the Queen's drum horses was retired here, called 'Chocolate Box'.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dalton-in-Furness in Dalton Town with Newton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large bath, separate shower enclosure
    Downstairs cloakroom, with WC - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - Views over Burlington Lake. En-suite shower room -Bathroom 1
    Bedroom 2 - King-sized bed. Views over Burlington Lake,& Lakeland Fells.
    Bedroom 3 - Small,Single bed. Skylight.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
Lots of wild birds, and it is a birdwatcher's paradise. Shire horses in adjacent field. Views of the trout lake, 100 meters away, fishing available.


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African Trails Overland Safaris
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.25 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: necessary

1 mile from South Lakes Wild Animal Park,

1 mile from Furness Abbey. 6 miles from the famous Duddon Valley.

4 miles to Laurel and Hardy museum., 6 miles to Motor museum. 6 miles to Haverthwaite steam trains. 7 miles to lake Windermere, 9 miles to Windermere steamers


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Tom's garden is enclosed, and is for guests' sole use. However, we have a further holiday cottage, Nell's Cottage, and those guests need to pass through your garden to access their property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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