Wick End, Mansriggs, Nr Ulverston - South Lakes Peninsulas
Bedrooms (2): 1 Double * 1 Twin * Bed linen incl * (no cot provided welcome to bring own) * Bath/Over head shower & WC * Oil CH * Gas cooker * Fridge/freezer box * Microwave * Colour TV * Books & board games * Enclosed Garden & Garden furniture * Parking * Good pubs, restaurants & shops within 1 mile in Ulverston * Pets by arrangement * Shared use of laundry facilities * Walks from doorstep
Wick End was built on to the main farmhouse as a dairy over a century ago. Is it seperated from the main house by a wall three foot thick in parts. Thats privacy! Each window of this old dairy has a lovely view - over the orchard or over to the hillside fields.
The old cheese press, a very large peice of limestone, stands in the corner of the living room, a present reminder of the past. The living area and kitchen are downstairs. Upstairs you will find the double bedroom with vanity unit, a twin bedroom and a bathroom with bath, over head shower and toilet.
Part of a secluded former 17th century farmstead tucked into the fellside on the western side of Newlands Valley, where iron was smelted even before the Industrial Revolution, the cottage is an ideal base to tour from. A mile away is the market town of Ulverston which is widely known as the birthplace of Stan Laurel (the Laurel and Hardy museum is well worth a visit) and also as the birthplace of Sir John Barrow. The Sir John Barrow monument overlooks the town and is a replica of the Eddystone lighthouse built in 1850.
Ulverston has a good selection of pubs, restaurants, cinema, theatre and leisure centre. Also within easy reach is South Lakes Wildlife Park, Coniston Water, Newby Bridge and the bottom tip of Lake Windermere, Lakeside and Haverthwaite steam railway, Holker Hall, The Lakeland Motor Museum, and Grizedale Forest. Barrow in Furness is only 10 miles away where you will find The Dock Museum, Furness Abbey, Indoor go karting, and nature reserves.