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May Cottage

Penny Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1065124)


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Review(s)

  • Peter

    “The owners, John and Allison have really thought of everything that could make a stay here perfect.”

    The property is finished to a very high standard and is tastefully finished throughout. They also contacted us before the visit to advise us of parking arrangements etc

    The property is finished to a very high standard and is tastefully finished throughout. They also contacted us before the visit to advise us of parking arrangements etc

    - Peter, September 2023


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x Twin (zip/link, Can be made into a Super King Size on request), 1 x king-size with Smart TV
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, Iron/Ironing Board Bluetooth sound system, 2 x Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free on-street parking nearby
  • Terrace garden with bistro table and chairs and lighting for the dark nights
  • One medium-size dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

May Cottage is a beautifully-appointed terrace cottage nestled within the sleepy village of Penny Bridge, just a stone’s throw away from the Lake District National Park. This charming abode is perfect for romantics, a set of couples or a group of friends wishing to explore the area renowned for its breath-taking scenery and exceptional outdoor pursuits. Enter into the sitting room, where the seamless balance of tradition and style is apparent throughout, with the plush seating arrangement inviting you to relax in front of the Smart TV, with the gas fire offering a welcome warmth on a winter’s eve. From here, discover the fully-equipped kitchen, where a host of appliances and modern touches are awaiting the chef of the group, including a Dolce Gusto coffee machine for that quick caffeine fix ahead of an action-packed day! As the evening draws to a close, catch your rest within one of the two bedrooms, A Twin bedroom which has the option of being made as a super king size bed (available on request) whilst the master bedroom has a king-size bed with the added luxury of its own Smart TV. To the exterior, there is a small terrace garden, complete with a bistro table and chairs, offering an alternative spot for dining in the summer months. Just a stone’s throw away from the cottage is The Britannia Inn pub, where you can linger over a pint before tucking into a home-cooked dish, making the perfect ending to a bracing day on the Lake’s fells. The neighbouring village of Greenodd offers a larger selection of amenities, including a village bakery, a Post Office and convenience shop combined, a number of pubs and The Handmade Ice Cream Company, there is truly something for everyone here. The bustling market town of Ulverston is slightly further afield, where you can look forward to a stroll along the canal, which is the world's shortest, widest and deepest canal before taking to The Cumbria Way for a wonderful walking adventure. Other local attractions include the South Lakes Safari Zoo, the National Trust owned Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve and the countryside hall of Holker Hall & Gardens. After completing the local area, head into the national park where even more great things to do are awaiting, including a cruise on Lake Windermere, exploring The World of Beatrix Potter or meeting the unusual creatures at Lakes Aquarium, as well as the wide network of paths to enjoy enjoy on foot or two-wheels. Choose May Cottage as your next base for exploring this part of Cumbria and the Lake District beyond.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Ulverston 4.1 miles; Coniston 10.1 miles; Ambleside 18.7 miles.

Penny Bridge is a small yet quaint village resting within striking distance of the River Leven, bordering the majestic Lake District National Park. The pretty Cumbrian village makes a peaceful base for touring the area renowned for its outdoor pursuits, with The Britannina Inn pub offering a place for a bite to eat and drink after an action-packed day of admiring the nearby waters and taking on the challenge of one of the mountains. Further amenities can be found in the neighbouring village of Greenodd, where you will find a number of pubs, a shop, a Post Office, a bakery, a fish and chip shop and the excellent Handmade Ice Cream Company. Just 4.1 miles away is the ancient market town of Ulverston, resting at the centre of the Furness peninsula, where its labyrinth of cobbled streets play host to a range of shops, pubs and leisure facilities, as well as the renowned attraction of the only Laurel and Hardy museum in the world. The village of Penny Bridge is also within reach of Coniston Water and Windermere, where you will find opportunities for cruising on the wasters or lacing up your walking boots to explore the surrounding mountains. From here, you can venture up The Old Man of Coniston, Scafell Pike, Claife Heights and many more! From Penny Bridge, you are also within reach of the beautiful Furness Coast with its miles of wild and diverse landscapes, home to glorious beaches and outstanding bird watching opportunities. Other local attractions include Holker Hall & Gardens, the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, the Lakes Aquarium and Lakeland Motor Museum. With so much to see and do, Penny Bridge is a wonderful holiday base at any time of the year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas