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Roa Island House Coastal Cottage in Roa Island, Cumbria

1448
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sleeps 16
7 rooms
10 bathrooms

Roa Island House Coastal Cottage description

Holiday home
Roa Island House is a wonderful large detached property set on Roa Island, eight miles from Ulverston in the Lake District. This cottage sleeps up to sixteen people and has seven bedrooms consisting of one ground floor family room with super king-size double (can be made into a twin) and a single sofabed, one ground floor double, one king-size double with en-suite bath and small office, three doubles with en-suite showers and one twin (can be made into a super king-size double) with fold out bed, as well as a ground floor family shower room. This cottage also has a kitchen with dining area (seats 8) and conservatory (seats 4), dining room (seats 16), sitting room with open fire (seats 14), second floor observation tower with telescope and a large conservatory (seats 22). The hallway also has table football. Outside, this cottage has off road parking for eight cars and lawned grounds with hot tub, furniture and BBQ. Roa Island House is perfect for a special occasion with family and friends at any time of year.

Area
Situated on the north west shore of Morecambe Bay is Roa Island, often known as the centre of sailing in Furness. With two yacht clubs and many pubs, this charming spot is a wonderful place for sailing and maritime enthusiasts. The historic market town of Ulverston is nearby and boasts a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants and as the birthplace of Stan Laurel, this lovely town is home to the only Laurel and Hardy museum in the world. The Furness coast offers many glorious sandy beaches and good birdwatching opportunities, whilst the Lake District National Park and its many attractions are also within easy reach. The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, the South Lakes Wild Animal Park and Muncaster Castle also provide great days out, allowing for an activity to suit every taste and budget.

Region
Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Amenities
Gas central heating with open fire in sitting room and woodburner in bedroom. 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. Fuel, power and starter packs for open fire and woodburner inc. in rent. Additional firewood available on an honesty box basis. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchairs available. Lawned grounds with roof covered hot tub, furniture and BBQ. Off road parking for 8 cars. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Please confirm with the owner if you would like the zip/link beds made up as doubles at least 14 days prior to your arrival. Note: Hot tub unavailable from 4pm on Thursdays for weekly cleaning/maintenance. Note: No stag or hen parties at this property. Note: Roa Island is reached via a tarmac causeway.

Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea

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Reviews

Mrs Bailey
March 2016
A beautiful setting in a lovely part of the country. The house was excellent, plenty of space so no one getting on top of each other.
Mr Bushell
October 2015
It is hard to find somewhere that sleeps that many people but this house was excellent. If you needed to you could get away from the crowd, also the place itself is in a great setting.
spam40
August 2012
Stayed here with 14 family members inc older people and young children. I did worry we might have been in each others space but that was certainly not the case...if anything it was hard to keep up with where everyone was!
Elizabeth L
October 2012
Stayed with Family in October, what a wonderful, house, full of character and history. It's sadly lacking in TLC though. The conservatory which wraps it's self around the house could be magnificent, if the owners removed all the tables and chairs (from days when B&B;), it needs heating and lots of lovely comfy sofas. The televisions in all the rooms have been added as an extra, but no thought has gone into them, they are all far too small, it would have been better to leave them out and have a 50" in the sitting room. We stayed in bedroom 2, it's small which wasn't a problem, but having no drawers to speak of meant we had to live out of a suitcase for a week. The photograph on the web site is misleading, this is the back of the property and the wing to the right, has now been fenced off. The front of the house needs to be more appealing, if it wasn't for the cars on the drive, I wouldn't have known this was Roa island House. The name is misleading, this little island is so built up, you are led to believe that you are on your own. Had a private viewing of the launch of the lifeboat, so big thank you to Shaun and all the guys who work tremendously hard. Bosuns locker, is attached to the house and is a little cafe, we had breakfast there on our last day, thank you for making us feel welcome and telling up the histroy of your cafe - was the lifeboat station in a former life. Would we stay there again, not sure to be honest. I think Eden House Hotel are missing a trick here, they need to get the architects in, spend a little money, this house has the makings of something magnificent. I would suggest to friends, but with the proviso that it's lacking a little love.
Mrs Pallace
May 2015
Great views from the rear of the property. This is a fantastic house, the bedrooms are of a good size and bathrooms of a very high standard. All round a lovely property.
Miss Knight
March 2015
What an amazing house and location. Would highly recommend the cottage to all and we have already looked at booking again for next year. The facilities are great and the hot tub just finishes it off! Thanks for a wonderful weekend.
Ms Gale
November 2015
Roa Island House is a beautiful place to stay and enjoy time with a large family group of friends, it is large enough not to get under each others feet. It was extremely well equipped in all aspects and there was plenty to keep all ages occupied even in terrible weather. The kitchen was especially good, you can easily cater for a large group with fantastic ovens and two large fridges, amazing.
Mr Gill
December 2014
Property is very spacious! Great for large groups. The hot tub is also very good and so was the log fire! Excellent property in general really!
Mr Perrow
February 2015
The spaciousness of the house was appreciated - as was the hot tub! Nice warm house with lots of room - Recommended!
Mrs Brown
October 2015
Fantastic holiday for 14 people aged from 6 - 70, nobody wanted to come home. The children could have stayed for much longer. It was my husband's 70th birthday present he will never forget it.
Mr Nixon
April 2015
Clean, very spacious accommodation with outstanding bathrooms and great views. It was very well equipped with day to day implements. The kitchen, although compact had sufficient space for all our food and we liked the assurance of washing facilities - washer, drier etc - even though we didn't use them. The viewing tower was a fantastic asset too and there was plenty of space and opportunity to find a quiet corner, even though we had 16 people (4 children) in the group. Modern TVs in every room, a large lawn and good parking made the stay very successful. Overall - superb!
Mrs Thompson
December 2014
We had a fantastic weekend with friends in the house, it was exactly what we were looking for. We would love to go back again!
Mrs Boyle
June 2015
Roa Island House was perfect for our family holiday as it contained everything that we needed and was situated in an ideal area. We had a great time.
Mr Smith
July 2014
The House was large enough for 14 people to find their own space. The sun lounge was a great place to sit. the hot tub was well used, and the garden big enough for a kick about. Overall we all enjoyed the holiday.
Mrs Stoakes
September 2014
The pictures on the internet do not do this holiday cottage justice. It had everything you could possibly need; you name it, it had it! The bathrooms are all fantastic and so clean. The beds were comfy and the linen and towels were all crisp and fresh. We absolutely enjoyed our weekend and would definitely go back. All in all - we loved it!
Mrs Dyson
November 2014
Chance to holiday with the whole family in a very spacious accommodation. The hot tub was a nice feature. There was a well sized dining area and the kitchen contains all cooking facilities required, including pots pans/crockery/cutlery etc. There were 2 large integral fridges and dishwasher.
Mrs Lomas
May 2014
The setting of the house was perfect and the location was great. We were celebrating my husband's 40th and it really was the perfect place for what we wanted. A huge dining room for family meals, pool table for evening entertainment and a great garden for relaxing and enjoying the weather. Easy to access other tourist attractions in the lakes too. A truly fantastic week. Highly recommend this property.
Mrs Elsmore
April 2014
The space was fantastic. The six children in the group had a great time and their parents were able to relax. The garden and conservatory being safe place for them to play. We older members of the group enjoyed the views and the area around.
Mrs Parker
August 2014
The house was fantastic, perfect for a large group with so many rooms we could spread around. The views were beautiful and all the local people were so helpful and friendly.
Miss Carmichael
June 2013
Staying at the house feels like you are completely secluded, the large walled garden has beautiful views and unless you go outside the gate you can believe you are in your own bubble! It was truly magical, we loved the layout of the house and the hot tub! It was an amazing weekend.
Miss Bell
January 2013
Great holiday, the property was amazing. We'll be coming back again!
Mrs Banister-Harding
January 2014
Perfect size property for a large number of adults.
Ms Willmer
February 2012
The house and the island are absolutely stunning. It was a real luxury break for a very reasonable price.
Mrs Grieveson
February 2012
Huge property with plenty of room for 8 adults and 6 children - even space to escape on your own for a quiet read if necessary. Within easy driving distance of many interesting places/attractions. The observatory with its own telescope together with the pool table and hot tub, was an added bonus. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, most voting this property joint top, when compared with the other 4 properties we have used in the past.
Mr Green
July 2012
Our stay here was brilliant,the house was huge and perfect for us. The views were nice and the location was great if you want a real get away from everything. The house was spotless and the house keeper was very welcoming and dealt with anything we wanted. All in all a brilliant property, highly recommended.
Mr Dunlavy
August 2012
A quiet location, very spacious and the ferry to Piel Island was a great experience. The hot tub was excellent with views of the sea.
Mr Dowdell
October 2012
We very much enjoyed the opportunity to rest and relax with our family and friends. The size was perfect, surrounding quiet and location ideal.
Mrs McCrae
October 2011
The space in the property for 16 was perfect and I'm sure if the weather had been kinder we would have spent a lot of time in the garden.
Ms Vinogradova
November 2011
Great house perfectly suited for the needs of a large group. Rehearsing our performance or playing word games in the living room with the open fire was especially pleasant. The sea views from the observation room were nice in the morning and at dusk.
Jill H
June 2015
Main house and bedrooms were very good. The conservatory needs to be updated furniture not adequate too many tables and chairs not enough comfy chairs.
HeatherCW
May 2016
A large group of us stayed in this property for our friends 30th Birthday. The house was absolutely perfect, great garden and the jacuzzi was brilliant! We were surprised to find the 'observatory' room up on the 3rd floor which offered amazing views of the sea and the sunset. Everyone slept well in comfy beds and their was plenty of space for us all in the communal areas. There was an endless amount of plates, cutlery and fridge/freezer space. I would definitely recommend. The only negative comments I have is that it would be nice if there was basic things like tea/coffee/sugar and dishwasher tablets, these are basic amenities that you are usually provided with. It would also have been nice to have been provided with more logs for the fire, we had been given enough to light a fire, but couldn't find anymore.. which seems a little pointless!
dbt999
July 2016
A huge house with plenty of bedrooms and living space. We were quite a bit family that stayed 11 in all and had plenty of room to move around. It's located literally on the island with a couple of pubs nearby and a take-away style place almost attached to the house. It also has a restaurant. You need a car staying here in reality as it is a little remote but some of the views along the walk way joining the island to the main land are fantastic. The rooms are a little dated but clean - one was a little cool due to the vents in the bathroom but close the door and it is fine. Each room is ensuite with a tv. Downstairs has a well appointed kitchen and living room with a nice conservatory overlooking the sea. It served well as a base for use to travel to the lakes as Barrow itself wasn't the most interesting place (sorry!) The lakes are accessible within 30 mins drive and definitely worth a visit with some lovely towns on the way.
Su C
October 2014
Stayed here in October 2014 with a group of friends, 12 of us in total. It's a great venue with fabulous views from some of bedrooms. A bit of a strange set up with the bedrooms downstairs but all very adequate. Only a few gripes, as we were doing all our own cooking I thought it a bit strange there was not a kitchen knife to be found, an essential bit of kit I would think. The kitchen was very dated and tired, the oven was a bit hard to fathom and there was not enough cupboard space to store the food we had brought. The hot tub was a great asset but very small. The open fire in the living room was just lovely but it was a squeeze getting everyone in on a nightime, we had to utilise the chairs from the dining room. The house is large and there are plenty of places for guests to spread out and do there own thing. It has obviously been a fabulous house in its day and it's a shame it's not more cared for, weeds on the drive and the back garden is not great, a little more care and attention to detail could really make this place special. Our group did have a lovely time in this great house but I'm afraid I would only return if it were to be upgraded. This building has so much potential.
Guest
April 2012
The location is very secluded and beautiful, perfect if you want to get away from it all. The house is so beautifully decorated, the rooms are luxurious, large and very clean. The hot tub was great. The kitchen enormous and well stocked with crockery etc (although missing a corkscrew so we borrowed one from a neighbour, not a very big problem overall). I'd definitely go back if I ever get the chance.
spam40
August 2012
Stayed here with 14 family members inc older people and young children. I did worry we might have been in each others space but that was certainly not the case....if anything it was hard to keep up with where everyone was!
Elizabeth L
October 2012
Stayed with Family in October, what a wonderful, house, full of character and history. It's sadly lacking in TLC though. The conservatory which wraps it's self around the house could be magnificent, if the owners removed all the tables and chairs (from days when B&B), it needs heating and lots of lovely comfy sofas. The televisions in all the rooms have been added as an extra, but no thought has gone into them, they are ALL far too small, it would have been better to leave them out and have a 50" in the sitting room. We stayed in bedroom 2, it's small which wasn't a problem, but having no drawers to speak of meant we had to live out of a suitcase for a week. The photograph on the web site is misleading, this is the back of the property and the wing to the right, has now been fenced off. The front of the house needs to be more appealing, if it wasn't for the cars on the drive, I wouldn't have known this was Roa island House. The name is misleading, this little island is so built up, you are led to believe that you are on your own. Had a private viewing of the launch of the lifeboat, so big thank you to Shaun and all the guys who work tremendously hard. Bosuns locker, is attached to the house and is a little cafe, we had breakfast there on our last day, thank you for making us feel welcome and telling up the histroy of your cafe - was the lifeboat station in a former life. Would we stay there again, not sure to be honest. I think Eden House Hotel are missing a trick here, they need to get the architects in, spend a little money, this house has the makings of something magnificent. I would suggest to friends, but with the proviso that it's lacking a little love.
Guest
January 2013
We went for a 40th birthday and took 16 friends along with us. The house was just great in every way. We enjoyed the space, the kitchen and its cupboards full of stuff, the jacuzzi and the massive lounge with roaring fire. I would recommend this for a great weekend getaway with friends or family. It's in a fabulous location right by the sea and very private. My only bug was it was cold but we did go in November! Would definitely go again.
Tillers74
March 2015
Stayed here for 3 nights with 9 friends. The house is exceptional, it definitely catered well for all of us with plenty of kitchen equipment. The seating areas, hot tub etc were very well planned out and the rooms were lovely too. All the bathrooms appeared brand new and we really couldn't have asked for more. The oven is in need of an update as it was very slow and unpredictable but otherwise we had everything we needed to cook breakfast/ dinner (albeit a simple one given oven situ) The location of the house is very remote, but there is a brilliant cafe next door and to be honest, other than a trip to Ulverston and to the Wax Lyrical Outlet (highly recommended) staying in at the house was perfect. It's likely we would go and stay here again.
Guest
December 2013
The service was 1st class in every area, a minor complaint with the hot tub was dealt with instantly. We rented the accommodation to hold our golden wedding in, it turned out to be perfect, it was spotlessly clean, and everything of good quality, but not of a quality that worried you,( bear in mind we had 15 guests all partying for a week ) that should you have a accident it could not easily be put right, all the bedrooms where of a very high standard and very comfortable, all our guests are still talking in glowing terms about our weeks celebration. The location was fine, and local amenities acceptable, but once again we transported everything we where likely to need, and used very little of the local amenities. I cannot praise too highly the property for what we hired it for, my only grumble was the quality of the pool table, we had arranged entertainment for every evening, one night being a pool competition, sadly the whole equipment was below a standard suitable for that use, so we had to make alternative arrangements for that evening. M ( not easy )
inspectordaybreak
January 2013
The house is presented in a way in the pictures which doesn't actually reflect what you see when you get there. The property is very old and like a previous reviewer said, it needs some money spending on it. The wrap around conservatory is no more than an old lean-to which had a rotting back door which you struggle to open or close. The hot tub was however a nice touch and got plenty of use in the cold month of January! The bedrooms were very disappointing and a few of the radiators did not work in the bedrroms and bathrooms which posed a problem and we had to call the hotel to get heaters brought down. The oven was tempremental. Our guests couldnt get the tv's to all work in the bedrooms so it took the shine off the weekend somewhat. Had it not been for our friends being such great company this could have proved a very dissapointing weekend. On a positive the walk to the pub was good and the food and prices were good when we got there. The lifeboat station kindly did us a guided tour which was brillaint so thank you to John for this.
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