- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Beach nearby
- Beach within walking distance
- Golf nearby
- Child Friendly
- Other rental properties on site
- Sea View
The very essence of one-off, this three bedroom lighthouse cottage is situated in the heart of the South Walney Island Nature Reserve at the southern tip of Cumbria. Windswept and rugged, with incredible sea views and wonderful wildlife and birdwatching opportunities. For groups larger than six, there is another cottage on site which sleeps an additional two people.
The nature reserve is run by the Cumbria Wildlife Trust and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It is home to a wide variety of bird species including eider ducks, willow warblers, sandwich terns, gulls, oystercatchers, ringed plovers, among many others. Grey seals can often be seen swimming in the sea at high tide. A stay here will immerse you in nature and wildlife, and the sunrises and sunsets are not to be missed.
The chances are that you won’t want to stray far from the nature reserve as there’s so much to see and wonderful walking trails. It is a wild, exposed coastal reserve with thousands of breeding seabirds, wintering birds, grey seals and coastal Flora. The nearest town is Barrow in Furness, a 25 minute drive away. Barrow is a Victorian town, perfectly situated with the sea on one side, and the Lake District on the other. There are some great walking and cycling routes in the vicinity, as well as a good range of shops and restaurants, as well as a range of other places to visit including Furness Abbey, Piel Castle, and a golf club.
The property is accessed via a long bumpy track through the island. Detailed directions provided on booking.
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The cottage has three bedrooms and can sleep up to six people. It is furnished to a high standard and guests will enjoy the thoughtful touches throughout. The three bedrooms and family bathroom are on the ground floor. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and a luxury en suite bathroom with a walk-in double shower. Bedroom two can be configured either as a king or a twin. Both of these bedrooms have a TV. Bedroom three has a large king size sofa bed which can be folded away when not needed to form a second sitting room. The family bathroom is spacious and has a shower over bath, and there’s a separate utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. The main living space is upstairs so as to make the most of the exquisite views. The living area is cosy and has a log burner, a TV, and there are binoculars and birdwatching books on tap. The kitchen is well equipped with all the utensils and appliances you might need, including a coffee machine and a dishwasher. Wifi available throughout.
The cottage garden is fenced and equipped with table and chairs for you to enjoy the sea views. There’s ample off road parking, and plenty of trails to explore across the dunes.
Conditions of Rental
Check in from 3pm and check out by 10am. Deposit required to secure your booking. Please note that this is a nature reserve and there are restrictions on where you can wander. FYI there is no access to the beach at this south tip of Walney Island. Car registration details will be required by a reserve warden in order to access the lane to the property. No dogs. Highchair, linen, towels included. The Hide is next door and is let separately - both can be booked together to sleep 8.