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Driftwood Cottage

Baycliff near Bardsea, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 26010)

4.4

Lakelovers rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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113 Customer Review(s)

  • Sallyann

    “Very pleasant view, the property is very tired and needs a lot of attention.”

    We had rain coming in from the roof running down the wall by the fireplace, just glad it didn’t go in the wall sockets. The dishwasher was rusty in places inside and when you pulled out the drawers they came off the runners. It would have been nice to have full instructions for the microwave and oven. It was also mentioned in the read up about the property that a shop and farm shop were a few minutes away, this however was not correct, the farm shop had been gone over 2 years and there was no ...

    We had rain coming in from the roof running down the wall by the fireplace, just glad it didn’t go in the wall sockets. The dishwasher was rusty in places inside and when you pulled out the drawers they came off the runners. It would have been nice to have full instructions for the microwave and oven. It was also mentioned in the read up about the property that a shop and farm shop were a few minutes away, this however was not correct, the farm shop had been gone over 2 years and there was no shop. The pub was ok but to get to it if you didn’t want to drive the very narrow lane going uphill from Driftwood was a a bit risky as there were no places to get out of the way in the last bit of the hill.

    - Sallyann, July 2023

    First of all, may I apologise that we fell short on this occasion. Please let me try to address the problems you encountered. I was shocked to read that there was a leak in the roof during your stay. The weather had been awful that week, with a lot of torrential rain and wind. I would have thought that something so serious as water running down the walls would have warranted a call to myself or Sykes. I am rather surprised that you didn't get in touch, specifically as I said on the phone before your stay that I was local, and therefore could actively respond to problems as and when they arrived. Unfortunately, if I am only made aware 4 days after you have left that there are problems, it does not give me the chance to fix or rectify them. Furthermore, this weeks’ guests I assume will now be affected by your choice to not report the issue, apart from in this review, days after your departure. The dishwasher will be replaced at our next maintenance period in September, where we will be taking 6 months out to completely renovate the property. I am sorry to hear you found the lane narrow. It is a country lane with passing places, and not uncommon in rural areas. We are able to successfully navigate it with our van when we carry out the changeover cleans, but I do accept and apologise if you found it difficult. We will of course be addressing the rectifiable issues you have highlighted, but hopefully our customer feedback in the last few weeks (5 sets of guests have rated us 100%) show that these were one off problems, that when reported, can be sorted in a prompt manner. Property Owner

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and woodburner.
  • Electric heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for stove can be purchased locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed, large patio area with furniture
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Please contact the office if you are looking to book from Friday the 21st of December 2018.

The property

Bardsea 2 miles. This is a stunning beach-style cottage, nestling on the shore overlooking Morecambe Bay, perfectly located for beachcombing and watching the sunset at the end of the day. Carefully appointed throughout to provide bright and airy accommodation, this Lake District cottage is perfect for families wishing to enjoy the seaside location with the benefit of being on the doorstep of the beautiful Lake District National Park. Set on the ground floor, this Baycliff cottage has three bedrooms with an open plan living area with large picture windows looking out across the sea; the ideal spot to set up the telescope and focus in on the local wildlife, plus the cosy living area has a woodburner, perfect for chilly winter nights. Outside this Baycliff cottage by the sea is a large patio area with direct access on to the beach; perfect for relaxing in this quiet oasis. The quiet village of Baycliff is just a three-minute walk away and has a popular pub serving excellent food, and a large play park for children. With the tip of Lake Windermere being 14 miles away, this coastal cottage near Bardsea is a perfect base for exploring the Lake District and visiting the popular villages of Ambleside, Bowness and Grasmere. For younger visitors, there is the South Lakes Animal Park and the Aquarium of the Lakes. The bustling town of Ulverston is just a ten-minute drive away, offering some excellent restaurants and shops, as well as a colourful calendar of festivals, including a Dickensian and Flag Festival, where you'll find a wonderful town atmosphere. The town also has The Laurel and Hardy Museum, a perfect pick-me-up on a wet day. This beachside cottage near Bardsea is a little gem to be enjoyed all year.

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About the location

BARDSEA

Ulverston 2 miles.

Set on a hill looking across to Morecambe Bay is the small village of Bardsea. This remote area grew from a small fishing village and farming area into a major transportation link for coal, iron ore and corn. No longer a vital port, Bardsea still retains its fishing heritage, and features a pub serving fine ales and good food. The village is close to spectacular Furness Abbey, while the ancient market town of Ulverston is just 2 miles away, and still has a street market every Thursday and Saturday, plus many festivals throughout the year, including an amazing lantern procession in September and a superb Dickensian weekend in early December. With all the attractions of the Lake District National Park, beaches and good birdwatching of the Furness coast close by, this peaceful and quiet area has plenty to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas