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Stylish converted Coach House

Bedrooms 1
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Coach House in Ulverston, Lake District, Cumbria - Located In Georgian Market Town Close To Coniston And Windermere Lakes

The coach house is tucked away off a lane next to a former church - the church tower is at the bottom of the driveway. The coach house is a traditionally built slate building that has been restored internally as a luxurious contemporary house, whilst maintaining the old ships' timbers and stone walls. There is a garage and entrance door on the ground floor, with an entrance hall and beechwood stairs leading to the main living area. The coach house is within a couple of hundred yards of local shops and pubs, or turning in the other direction, you can walk through lanes and footpaths to the foot of Hoad Hill, a quarter of a mile away.

About Us

Roland Moss
2 Kibworth Road, Fleckney
LE8 8AL Leics
VAT Reg No

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About The Owner

I'm originally from the Furness area and return fairly frequently for the purposes of kith and kin, and because my own family love the area.

The Owner purchased this barn in 2000

Why The Owner chose Ulverston

My wife and I lived in Ulverston for a number of years, moving away for work reasons. I love the quirkiness of Ulverston, its people, its pubs, its down to earth nature embedded in such beauty - between the Furness fells, the lakes and Morecombe Bay. The coach house was a ruin when I acquired it - it dates from the 1750's and has recycled ships' timbers in the roof beams. It originally stabled horses for what was the presbytery to the church. This is now the Oddfellows hall whose tower sits in the drive to the coach house.

What makes this barn unique

Ulverston sets it's store out as the Festival Town, and there are a great number of these - the highlights for me being the Dickensian Festival, the Charter fortnight culminating in the lamp procession, and the walking festival - Ulverston is the start of the Cumbrian Way. The Laurel and Hardy Museum, the Buddhist monastery and the Hoad monument lighthouse add to the character of the town, with its ginnels and cobbles, and excellent pubs. Moss Tarn is tucked away down a lane just outside the central area of town. Its kitted out as a luxurious retreat from the weather. Its only 8.5 miles to Newby Bridge on Windermere, 10 miles to Coniston Water, and a walk down Ulverston Canal to a breathtaking view of Morecombe Bay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'"Just to let you know that we had a great time in Moss Tarn which is a lovely property, beautifully renovated and has a very homely atmosphere. We would recommend it without hesitation. We also found Ulverston very pleasant and had a very enjoyable time exploring the surrounding area."

"What a superb location and appartment Moss Tarn is, we fell in love with it as soon as we walked in,the galleried bedroom is fabulous and the whole place is stunningly converted. Ulverston itself was a great little town to use as a base for exploring the local area too, away from the busyness of some of the Lake towns, but within easy reach of the lakes and fells"

"We had great holiday and loved your coach house. It was comfortable and tasteful, a real pleasure to come back to after along walk in the beautiful countryside.(Many thanks for all your helpful instructions and informative books on the area which all contributed to our holiday"
Feb 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Ulverston in Egton with Newland

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 -
  • Bathroom with sink, shower and WC. Underfloor heating and electric towel radiator. Towels provided, but not soaps etc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 - 5 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
Notes on accommodation: Electrically operated blinds on Velux windows. Mezzanine is accessed via a Jacob's ladder - not recommended for very young children. Outside: Driveway with access to be maintained for neighbours, shared access. The garage is also shared with neighbours and is not suitable for garaging a car or motorbikes. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer in garage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property is cleaned after lets. Towels and linen included. Other: Small study with desk and chair. Super fast broadband available.


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Stylish converted Coach House
average rating of 4.85 based on 21 reviews

Really nice property to stay in, if you are not infirm or drunk

  • 4 of 5

Well furnished and main level has plenty of room, bit of a pain going down 2 levels to the toilet in the night and not easy to take a cup of tea up to bed, so no breakfast in bed in the morning. Property is well placed for lower lakes.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the quiet space, tucked away in Ulverston. We used it as a base for exploring the Lake District.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this very well equipped and stylish property and would fully recommend it to anyone , we hopefully will be returning. Ulverston is a small and busy market town with Tarnside only a few minutes from all amenities. The driveway is narrow and we chose to buy a weekly pas for £30,this covered us for all the other car parks in Cumbria we used. The house is spotlessly clean and Diane kept in touch before and during our holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning, modern, clean, stylish and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Loved it, great experience we would definitely do it again, stunning walks and views, lovely old town.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Both Roland and Diane make the booking and check in/out super easy. Highly recommend! Pam and Steve

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place. Unique and historic, plenty of space, yet very cozy. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1.5 miles to Morecambe Bay. 8 miles to Roanhead beach (National Trust Sandscale Hawes). 11 miles Walney Island - various beaches and bird sanctuary.

Zoo (Dalton in Furness)


Local bus routes and timetables are available please contact owner for more information.


Newby Bridge - foot of Windermere - 8.5 miles. Torver - Coniston water - 11 miles. Conishead Priory - Buddhist monastery and beach - 3 miles. Kendal - 24 miles. Bowness - 16 miles. Hawkshead - 18.5 miles.

Further Details:

Co-op supermarket is nearest shop open 8-8. Also a Tesco metro.

Booths supermarket on edge of town is excellent quality and does a decent breakfast.

There is a range of excellent teashops such as Gillams and the World Peace cafe (both are vegetarian eating). Best pubs for food are Rose and Crown and the Farmers. Meat and potato pies at butchers are a delight. Excellent bookshops - and don't miss Laurel and Hardy museum.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A booking deposit of 10% with full balance of payment 3 weeks prior to occupation. Keys and full details of the property will be posted out on receipt and clearance of final payment. Option of keys left for collection.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Friday, but this is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per day or per week in UK Pounds.

For 3 day breaks = approx 3 x 1 day price:
Nov-Mar £200; Apr-Jun & Sept-Oct £230; Jul/Aug £250

Additional days over 3 days, add the following to 3 day price:
Nov-Mar £40; Apr-Jun & Sept-Oct £50; Jul-Aug £60

Contact to confirm prices. There may be a small premium charged for peak holidays such as Xmas and Easter. For longer periods, please contact for quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.