This pet friendly detached farmhouse for 12 people has private access to a secluded sand and shingle beach near the village of Aldingham close to Ulverston and the Southern tip of Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park. With private access to a secluded sand and shingle beach and at just a mile from the village of Aldingham, this outstanding, detached farmhouse is a fantastic place for a family seaside holiday. Steeped in history, this property even includes the remains of a 13th Century Motte and Bailey castle within the grounds and has been sympathetically renovated to offer accommodation full of character and charm. There are... a total of six bedrooms â some with en-suite bathrooms - a spacious sitting room with wood-burning stove as well as two further reception rooms, a well-equipped kitchen, lovely mature gardens and an orchard. With a beach within 100 yards, the property also boasts breathtaking views of the sea and the Furness peninsula. This is a truly unique property, perfect for an equally special holiday.
Amenities: Oil central heating with woodburner & open fire in lounge/reception room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, 2nd fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD/radio. 1st £20 of oil, all electric, starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Extra fuel at £5 per bag. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot. Ample off road parking. Large garden with furniture. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Stabling by prior arrangement. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pubs 1 mile. Note: Refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £150. Note: Max. 12 including infants. Note: 4pm arrival time.
Region: Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in themountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.
Town: Situated on the coast, across from Morecambe Bay is the small village of Aldingham. Local folklore says that the village was once a mile long and that many of the cottages were washed away. Aldingham also has a reputation as a smuggler's village, the perpetrators hiding brandy from France and tobacco from America within the church crypt. The village itself is close to Furness Abbey as well as the ancient market town of Ulverston, just five miles away. Ulverston boasts a street market every Thursday and Saturday, in addition to many festivals throughout the year. These include an amazing lantern procession in November and an atmospheric Dickensian weekend in early December. The town is also the birthplace of Stan Laurel, famous for his work with Oliver Hardy, and as such is home to the only museum dedicated to this double act in the world. With all the attractions of the Lake District National Park and the sandy beaches of the Furness Coast, this quiet and peaceful area has plenty to offer!
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Very spacious and relaxed - no silly rules and please donts
Left on 01/10/2012 for a stay in November 2011 | Louise
Location is excellent, the rooms are big, yu are abke to feel at home very easily.
Our recomndations would be to repair the wood burner and put in a bigger stove.
We loved Moat house, my family (Flemmings)originated here, so its was a doubly significant stay.
A lovely comfortable family house
Left on 01/04/2011 for a stay in October 2010 | Sally Harrogate
It is a lovely large family house, the stairs are rather step so the stair gate for young children was very useful. All the bedrooms are a really good size, the single rooms could easily have held twin beds. The garden is fantastic and the access to the beach was great though we had to give our younger children serious instructions not to go on the beach without an adult. The only disappointment was that the dishwasher was not working properly and we stopped at the house the year before and reported this problem then!
Ashton under Lyne
Great place, very well presented.
Left on 12/22/2009 for a stay in February 2009 | Mrs Craig
The house was lovely, really homely and large in size. We had 8 people and a baby staying and it accommodated us very well.
Unfortunately the shower in one of the ensuites wasn't working, and one of the toilets was a bit temporamental. The wood burning stove was great but if i'm honest we have one at home and really the flu needs cleaning as it was smoking a bit. But apart from that it was a lovely place.
Great location to explore the Lakes. Nothing in walking distance so you definietly need the car.
Tickhill, South Yorkshire
An Unforgettable Weekend
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | Hilary
Perfect setting.The description of the property and its surroundings did not do it justice.All the rooms were spacious and the views from the bedrooms were awesome.The farmhouse was perfect for our celebration weekend with friends. Plenty of room and to be able to walk to the beach from the garden was really special.
Did have some difficulty lighting the log fire but managed in the end.
It was the first time we had been to this part of England and cannot wait to return.
Only one comment - for our party another double bed or two singles upstairs would have been better.
Both single bedrooms had plenty of space for an additional bed.
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