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Groffa Crag Farmhouse

Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 929294)

4.7

Lakelovers rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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70 Customer Review(s)

  • Marc

    “Second visit to Groffa Crag Farmhouse, so that probably tells a story.”

    Brilliant property for our family "clan gathering", including the dogs. Plenty of space for quiet time and noisy/games/music time, and ability to choose a room which didn't disturb the young one sleeping upstairs. Good garden space for a youngster and well-controlled dogs to run around, plus access to the hill rising behind. Ulverston a nice place and only just down the road, and Lakes attractions not too far away either. Only negatives, which are barely worth the mention considering how we ...

    Brilliant property for our family "clan gathering", including the dogs. Plenty of space for quiet time and noisy/games/music time, and ability to choose a room which didn't disturb the young one sleeping upstairs. Good garden space for a youngster and well-controlled dogs to run around, plus access to the hill rising behind. Ulverston a nice place and only just down the road, and Lakes attractions not too far away either. Only negatives, which are barely worth the mention considering how we used the house, is that the dining room tv and the one in the end snug didn't work, and there was eventually an issue with the wc in the main bathroom...none of these really affected our stay, though. Overall, Groffa Crag played its part in making our gathering fun, again!

    - Marc, April 2024

Summary

  • Over three floors, six bedrooms
  • Top floor: 2 x double bedrooms (the large bedroom has two convertible sofas to make extra beds, but no bedding included), bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • First Floor: 2 x double bed with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x twin bedrooms, bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin, and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 12)
  • Second kitchen/boot room
  • Two sitting rooms (one seats 9 and one with dining area seats 7) with woodburning stoves
  • Snug (seats 5) with woodburning stove (accessed via the second kitchen)
  • Steps towards lower ground floor games room with table tennis
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stoves
  • AGA, 2 x electric ovens and hobs, microwave, 2 x fridge/freezers, washing machine, 2 x dishwashers, 3 x TVs (one with Sky Sports, two with Freeview), DVD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter packs for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Lawned garden with terrace, patio and furniture, plus small woodland area
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Mobile reception can be restricted

The property

Ulverston 3.5 miles. A detached, stone-built beautifully-restored farmhouse, brimming with character, offering outstanding views to Coniston Water and the surrounding fells. The unique elevated position of this spacious holiday home, which sits on the edge of the Lake District National Park and on the Cumbrian Way, has been lovingly restored to provide extended family groups with excellent holiday accommodation. Groffa Crag Farmhouse provides parties with three recreational sitting rooms, two kitchens, large bedrooms, fantastic estuary views and period features including fireplaces and woodburners. The converted barn area with extra kitchen and separate lounge makes the accommodation ideal for a family gathering to enjoy this beautiful area of the country. The light-filled, high-spec kitchen includes an AGA and separate electric oven as well as corian-topped worktops. A large island comes with a breakfast eating area, and there are wide, dual-aspect picture windows to take in the glorious views of the fells, coast and lake over a morning drink, whilst deciding where to explore in the days ahead. The property sits on the edge of the Lake District National Park, which offers a myriad of walks and bike paths, with Grizedale Forest just ten miles away, where ultimate adventure awaits! Head to Coniston and take a cruise across the lake on the gondola, which sails past Brentwood, the former home of artist and critic John Ruskin, and where Swallows and Amazons were also filmed. Above the bustling village of Coniston, with its cafés, shops and family-friendly pubs, sits the beautiful fell, the Old Man of Coniston, waiting for your discovery. Also, you can easily explore Windermere, with its many water activities and the World of Beatrix Potter for younger members of your group. Head the other direction for the coast and visit Ullverston, a quaint festival town with its weekly market and music, food and beer festivals at various times throughout the year. Returning back to this excellent holiday home, enjoy the view from the terrace with an evening glass of wine, relax in of the one sitting rooms in front of a toasty woodburner, or set up a family tournament of table tennis in the downstairs games room in the cellar. There’s space for everyone in this wonderful holiday home, and whatever type of Lake District holiday you seek, this is the perfect year-round base.

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About the location

ULVERSTON

Lake Windermere 10 miles; Coniston Water 11 miles.

Ulverston is a traditional market town built around a cobbled main street. It boasts a fine selection of independent shops, café’s, and pubs with open fires and real ales. There is an extensive selection of eating places to suit everyone, from fine dining to traditional pub food. Ulverston is also well known as a festival town, with events ranging from flags and walking to art and music festivals throughout the summer months and with the renowned Dickensian Christmas festival in late November. It is the birthplace of Stan Laurel and world record holder of the biggest foam pie fight in the world giving a glimpse into the fun community spirited little town. There are excellent walks around the town and beautiful countryside, with views of the southern Lake District and Morecambe Bay. Home to the deepest, widest and shortest canal, which makes for a lovely afternoon walk with a pub at the end and views over the bay. All of the attractions of the National Park are also easily reached. The Furness Coast boasts sandy beaches and good birdwatching. Nearby family attractions include the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Lakes Windermere and Coniston and popular Birkrigg Common, with its incredible panoramic views across Morecambe Bay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas