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Period cottage close to the Lake District and Morecambe Bay

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps up to 5

Barnacle Cottage is a mid terraced stone cottage which dates back to 1700 but it has been sympathetically modernised and kitted out with all the comforts of home. It has two bedrooms one with double bed and one with two single beds and there is a bed sofa downstairs. It features oak beams and exposed stone walls in the living room and two garden areas separated by a garden room which is ideal for summer dining. Flexible changeover days but Saturdays preferred in the Summer holiday period.

Barnacle cottage is ideally situated for exploring the best of Southern Lakeland with lake, fell and forest scenery all within easy reach and activities such as hiking, mountaineering, sailing, fishing and all sorts of watersports well catered for. You can even take a Segway ride through the Graythwaite estate on the shores of Lake Windermere. The Cumbrian coast is less well known but Morecambe Bay is a haven for wildlife. Every year there are half a dozen guided walks across the Bay with the Queen’s Guide Cedric Robinson who featured on Great Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo. There is even a model village to visit only half a mile up the road as well as Ducky’s Children’s Farm also in the village

As the cottage is located in the centre of the Flookburgh it is accessible all year round with excellent food shopping sourcing local products literally on your doorstep. There are several pubs serving good food within easy reach and the Hazelmere Café and Bakery in Grange-over-Sands has been voted Top Tea Place in Britain with regular awards for excellence from the Tea Guild. You may well have seen the Masterchef finalists cooking in a barn owned by Simon Rogan. His restaurant L’eclune is in nearby Cartmel but if that’s a little outside your budget- then try his more moderately priced bistro style restaurant called Rogan which is perfect for that special celebration.

More Details

Owner
Janet Wilson
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Janet Wilson

I am a retired HR Manager living in Surrey. After 34 years working in the BBC I now have time to pursue my outside interests which include travelling, walking, wildlife, photography, all aspects of the arts, genealogy, gym and swimming

Janet Wilson purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Janet Wilson chose Flookburgh

Although I was born in the south my family originally came from the North West and after my father died I decided to buy Barnacle Cottage so that I could still enjoy visiting an area I knew so well as a child. My grandparents retired to Grange-over-sands and my aunt became the local Health Visitor, visiting many of the mums and babies in the surrounding area, organising regular clinics and running health education programmes in local schools. Flookburgh was at the heart of her patch. When I was visiting on school holidays I would sometimes act as her 'voluntary helper' . Although the villagers today are too young to have known her she may well have weighed them as babies and advised their parents on childcare and anyone aged over 80 will certainly remember her!

What makes this cottage unique

I was very keen to buy a country cottage as my second home but not having anyone around who was good at DIY I didn't want to have to undertake major renovation work. So Barnacle Cottage was the ideal purchase. Although the original stone structure dated back to 1700 it had all been extended and modernised with a pretty back garden and even the decorations were to my taste! In addition it was in the middle of a village, half and hour from the M6 and a 7 minute walk from a station making it easily accessible even in the middle of winter.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Flookburgh in Grange-over-Sands

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom has a bath with an electric shower into it with shower panel, a toilet ( there is a second toilet in the garden room) and washbasin. It is lit through a skylight window and there is a hot towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Living room
  • Bedroom 1 at the back of the cottage has a standard double bed, wardrobe and 2 small chest of drawers one with free standing mirror. There is a portable TV and clock radio and the room features a pleasant rural view across the rooftops to fields with the ribbon of the sea beyond. There is extra bedding in the wardrobe. Bedroom 2 faces onto the street. It has two 3 foot single beds. One is stored underneath the other but is easily erected if there are two guests. There is a wardrobe, a small chest of drawers, a small washstand and extra bedding in the wardrobe.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
Notes:
Downstairs is open plan with open stairs (with rail) rising to the upper floor. The lounge features exposed stonework. There are two comfy sofas in tapestry design and a dark wood table with padded dining chairs. Downstairs is carpeted except for the kitchen area which has cushion floor. From the back door you go into the courtyard garden which has a wooden seat, decking path and pots. This leads you into the Garden room, a large space with table and chairs. There is a second toilet and two other utility areas. The garden room leads to a private cottage garden which is fully fenced and has rear access.

Reviews

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Period cottage close to the Lake District and Morecambe Bay
average rating of 4.6588235 based on 85 reviews
5

A pleasant stay...

  • 5 of 5

A nice little cottage (perfect for our family). Convenient, as a local pub and shop a couple of minutes away by foot. Janet was very good and sorted a problem we had with the front door promptly. We liked the fact it was slightly out of the tourist area and we could meet local people who were very friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Tidy character cottage, good location with local shops

  • 4 of 5

A neat period cottage with a fantastic garden and sun room. Everything was clean upon arrival and kitchen well stocked for utensils and pans etc. Would recommend

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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4

comfortable and well organised

  • 4 of 5

In a good location for enjoying all the beauty spots around Morecambe Bay and the Lakes.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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5

Lovely cottage. Everything you need is in this property. Great location ideal for walking to the bay

  • 5 of 5

Magnificent location.

Close to Windermere, Cattmel & Grange over Sands.

Excellent pub opposite and small local store .

This property has everything you need & more.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage... garden was perfect for a hot bank holiday

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped, good location, lovely garden, great pub 30 second walk

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cosy and well equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very warm and clean.

The cottage had everything that we needed for our short break.

It is in a very good location with easy access to lots of the Lakes

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Location

Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Blackpool
Nearest Ferry
87 Miles
Liverpool
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Grange Fell
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Cark & Cartmel
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Junction 36 M6
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rogan in Cartmel
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Suitable for walking but not bathing
Car: recommended

The cottage is in the centre of the popular fishing village of Flookburgh which lies just off the shores of Morecambe Bay famous for its potted shrimps. It is close to many places of interest such as Holker Hall and Cartmel Priory and is about 40 minutes drive from Windermere and Coniston, thus offering the best of Lakeland and coastal scenery with a stretch of the Cumbrian Coastal path being accessible from the front door.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Flookburgh, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer Holidays
14 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£405
 
 
Autumn
3 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
From
£60
£325
 
 
Autumn Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£201
for 3 nights
From
£67
£355
 
 
Winter
5 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
From
£65
£350
£950
 
 
Christmas and New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£280
for 4 nights
From
£70
£380
 
 
Early winter
7 Jan 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
From
£65
£350
 
 
Half term
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£201
for 3 nights
From
£67
£375
 
 
Late Winter
25 Feb 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
From
£65
£350
 
 
Easter
6 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£399
 
 
Spring term
29 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
£140
for 2 nights
From
£70
£380
 
 
Spring Bank Holiday
25 May 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£399
 
 
Early Summer
3 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£380
 
 
Summer holidays
13 Jul 2019 - 8 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
From
£65
£350
£999
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A deposit of £75 is required for booking periods of up to a week. For 2 week bookings the deposit is £150.The balance is due 28 days before the visit. Payment by bank transfer is preferred but Paypal is also accepted with the addition of a 3.4 % on the rental payment to cover charges. An additional charge of £50 may be made when occupancy exceeds 5 people.

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