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Converted Former Coach House In Contemporary Style

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

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.

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

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

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 Lakes Peninsula

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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  • 5 of 5

Well it's just a brilliant find . Everything is high quality clean warm and asthetically pleasing . The beds are comfy the kitchen a joy to cook in the open plan lounge is realy nice to relax in after a day of long walks and spectacular views . Absolutely loved it .also great bookshelf of Lake District guidebooks, maps and literature . Great tv. And sound system that has jack so you can play own music through phone or tablet .

The parking is tight, just because it's difficult to turn in with a big car . But we did manage it for packing and there is Some free on street parking....just a short walk away at this time of year.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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lovely find.

  • 5 of 5

Everything is exactly as stated,Second time of staying here. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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  • 5 of 5

I'll start with the negatives..... Unless you drive a Smart car or a Fiat 500, don't bother trying to park at the property! However - there is a large car park within a 2 minute walk, for which we paid £15 for 3 days, given how reasonable the rates at this property are, we thought that was a steal!

The photos really do not do this place justice, it's amazing! It is much larger than you would imagine and the fittings are superb, it has obviously been done up with much love and thought. Care has to be taken on the stairs to the mezzanine, (but that is stated in the description) and it is such a romantic hideaway up there..... It really does have everything you could possibly want or need, from a very well equipped kitchen, to board games, dvds, books and music. It is tucked away in a quiet alley, but is only a minute or so to walk into Ulverston with all its bars and restaurants.

I really loved my stay here and hope to return as I really liked Ulverston too. The rates are superb value for money, probably the best of all the paces I have stayed in! Thank you for such a fantastic stay!

Prior to arriving, Roland emailed with excellent directions and all the instructions for the heating controls and so forth - for such a spacious place we were really impressed with how warm it was!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Absolutely fantastic accommodation

  • 5 of 5

From making our first enquiry to during our stay the owners have been really helpful. The property is the best we have stayed in and we travel to the lakes a lot, we will definitely be returning here. It has such a homely feeling and is decorated to the highest standard. I can't believe the price we paid for such a beautiful property. The location is excellent very close to shops restaurants etc, can't wait to visit again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 4
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Ulverston in Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
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 ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • 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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