Cosy cottage in the Lake District, with exposed beams and log fire.
- english, french
About Rachel Hunter
I am a young professional currently living in Liverpool and working as as Senior Designer in one of the UK’s biggest online retailers. I love the country, walking, running, arts and culture. I am married with a 4 year old daughter and I have a twin sister.
Rachel Hunter purchased this Cottage in 1982
Why Rachel Hunter chose Ulverston
My late mother bought the property when I was 6, my sister and I had an amazing childhood in the cottage and village. 3 years ago sadly we lost our mother, and we wanted to keep the property on so we spent a year and lots of money renovating it to the standard it is today.
What makes this Cottage unique
It has beautiful views of the tarn and is in an idyllic village which is steeped in history. It is 16th Century and used to be an old wash house. It was merged into the cottage in-front originally, then it was made into 3 cottages, now, we have merged 2. Only through renovation work it has a couple of straight walls, all of the others are crooked! It has beams that have come from viking ships. My mother did a lot of travelling, the house is named after the SS Oronsay, a ship which she sailed to Australia on. She visited many countries and you can see artefacts from her travels on the walls.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please treat the house with respect as you would your own. All damages must be paid for. Please use the back door as there's a shoe rack as you go in. We ask that people take their shoes off when they go in as we have new carpets. There is an instruction booklet on the table but incase you miss it... or previous guests have moved it The ensuite bathroom has a macerator in, this means that it can only take human waste and thin toilet tissue. Wipes and other things will block it up. Any blockages must be paid for. The heating is controlled by a wireless controller on the sideboard. It is set to a constant 16 degrees, but it can be easily adjusted by the up and down buttons and it heats up. Please only use the log fire in the lounge. The chimney where the wood burner is needs sweeping so we've put a lock on. In the morning if you could put the ashes in a bag and pop in the grey bin. Finally could we ask that you put the bins out on the road when you leave, the bin collection is on Thursday. very early. To bin men won't come up the path. GUEST NUMBERS Under no circumstances may more than the maximum number of persons occupy the Cottage. Admittance may be refused if this condition is not observed. The Owners also reserve the right to refuse or revoke bookings from parties which may in its opinion prove unsuitable as a result of their behaviour or otherwise for/in/at the Holiday Cottage. All payments/charges will be refundable in full on a daily basis, less, if applicable, the full cost of all repairs or replacements of any item in or to the Cottage. CARE OF THE PROPERTY You and the members of your party are responsible for taking care of the property during your stay. All equipment and contents must be left clean and tidy on departure (except linen/robes to be laundered). Any damages or breakages in the property are the joint responsibility of you and the member/s of your party that have caused the damage or breakage. The cost is payable upon demand and, subject to any incurred losses, not limited to loss of rental, interest, and other consequential charges as may be incurred by us. Minor breakages are not usually charged forbeing reasonable wear and tear but the hirer must report any damage before departure. We operates a non-smoking policy throughout. In the event of any member of the party breaching the smoking policy we will make a charge for additional cleaning and damage caused as a result. A £50 charge will be levied if keys are taken from the property on departure this is for replacements and inconvenience.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely quaint cottage
Lovely experience from start to finish
Lovely family getaway
Easy access, lovely peaceful location, well equipped cottage. Lovely place for a family holiday.
Excellent, great location
A lovely cottage in a great location. Our group of 8 loves it. The house was clean, tidy and very spacious. Owners very helpful throughout booking. The 2 local pubs are fantastic and the locals very welcoming . Thanks for having us
Lovely well-equipped cottage
This is a really lovely cottage with the best-equipped kitchen I've seen in a rental place! It was lovely and clean and any problems that arose were quickly dealt with by the owner who swiftly responded via text. It's an old cottage so there are a few little things that are a bit quirky (for example, the old doors and latches can be tricky to get the hang of) but they just lead to its charm and it's been modernised exceptionally well. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting a quiet getaway that is ideally situated for exploring the Southern Lakes. We were attending a Buddhist Festival at the nearby Temple and it was just perfect for us!
cosy cottage in delightful location
We found the cottage to be well equipped, and situated in the heart of a lovely Lakes village location. It also happens to be a stone's throw ( well, not quite - 3.5 miles !) from the Manjushri Buddhist temple which we were attending for their spring festival.
We hope to be back again soon. Also, many thanks for the extensive information pack giving details about the area.
We loved our stay
We had a lovely weekend at this cottage. The beds were very comfortable, and the house had everything we needed. We sat out in the garden and the kids also really enjoyed playing out in the garden. We enjoyed cooking together (first time we used a slow cooker!), sitting around the dining room table having lengthy meals and using the sitting room at night to hang out in. Very conducive to a relaxing break. Excellent value for money. Would definitely book this cottage again. The owner is also very friendly and helpful.