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7 Bedroom Character Property with Observation Tower on the Furness Peninsula, Cumbria, England

Roa Island, Cumbria, England, Europe
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Roa Island House setting
7 Bedroom Character Property with Observation Tower on the Furness Peninsula, Cumbria, England
From above Hot tub Bedroom Kitchen
Dining room Exterior Living room From the water
Games room Telescope Bedroom Twin
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Price: From £266 per night Minimum stay 3 nights
One Off Places rating: 3 reviews (3 reviews)
Property Info
Accommodation Type
  • Country House
  • House / Villa
Property Setting
  • Near the Sea
  • Village / Rural
Exterior Facilities
  • Garden
  • Hot Tub
Interior Facilities
  • Baby equipment
  • Internet Access
  • Log Fire
  • Beach nearby
  • Beach within walking distance
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf nearby
  • Horse Riding
  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Child Friendly
  • Sea View
Please note that the map is to provide an indication of the area and may not be exact.
One-Off Feature

This is a unique landmark property with its very own observation tower! This large house which sleeps up to 16 is located on Roa Island, which is on the southernmost tip of the Furness Peninsula, 8 miles from the traditional Lakeland market town of Ulverston and 5 miles from Barrow-in-Furness.

General Info

One of Roa Island House’s unique features is its amazing observation tower which provides 270-degree views of Morecambe Bay, Piel Island with its mysterious Piel Castle, the beautiful coastline and the many ships sailing past. Just across the causeway is a delightful old pub, and summer ferries are available to explore Piel Island and Piel Castle, take a fishing trip, or enjoy trips to the seal colonies. The amenities of Ulverston, the shopping facilities of Barrow-in-Furness, the beaches of the Furness Coast and the outdoor activities of Coniston and Grizedale Forest are all just a short drive away. Shop 4 miles, pub 1 mile.

The Area Surrounding The Property / Accommodation

Located in an outstanding area the house is close to the spectacular Furness Abbey, and the ancient market town of Ulverston is just 5 miles away.  The town has a street market every Thursday and Saturday and many festivals throughout the year, including an lantern procession in November and a Dickensian weekend in early December. It is also the birthplace of Stan Laurel and home to the only Laurel and Hardy museum in the world! With all the attractions of the Lake District National Park and the sandy beaches as well as good birdwatching of the Furness coast close by, this area has plenty to offer everyone.

Getting There & Local Amenities

Getting There:

Detailed directions provided on booking

Nearest Pub:

1 mile

Nearest Shop:

4 miles

Accommodation Details

Interior Details

Overlooking the sea with a south-facing aspect, this Roa Island house simply oozes charm and character, with stone floors, high ceilings and palatial rooms. Original wooden floors, inglenook fireplaces and many other original features in keeping with the style of this gorgeous house. The sitting room is very spacious, with large windows, an open fire and a working piano. The huge dining room (seats 16) adjoins a fabulous conservatory (seats 22) which extends onto three sides of the building, whilst the spacious kitchen/diner is well-equipped, ideal for cooking for large groups.   There are seven bedrooms, some ensuite, and the house can sleep up to 16 people.  Second floor observation tower (seats 5). Large entrance hall with table football.  Electric double oven, gas hob, additional electric oven, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 7 x TVs, 1 with Freeview/DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, books/games/DVDs.

Exterior Details

Outside, a large lawned area with a roof covered hot tub garden furniture and BBQ, and the chance to take in the splendour of this fabulous location whilst totally relaxing.  Off road parking for 8 cars.

Conditions of Rental

Fuel, power and starter packs for open fire and woodburner inc. in rent.  Bed linen and towels inc. in rent.  Cot and highchairs available.  Sorry, no pets and no smoking.  No stag or hen parties at this property.  Roa Island is reached via a tarmac causeway.

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