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Thimble Cottage Countryside Cottage in Pennington, Cumbria

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Thimble Cottage Countryside Cottage description

Holiday home
Thimble Cottage is a stone built semi-detached barn conversion set in a pretty and secluded position in the little hamlet of Pennington. The cottage sleeps two people in one stunning, galleried double bedroom. This cosy holiday property offers superb accommodation including an open plan living area with a wood burner, and a small front garden with patio, a lovely spot to relax in after a day spent exploring the surrounding area. Thimble Cottage is a charming romantic retreat for those who love the great outdoors.

The small tranquil hamlet of Pennington is located on the lovely Lake District Peninsula, which offers beautiful walking and cycling opportunities. The start of the Haematite and Cumbrian Way footpaths can be found here, as well as the twin pubs at Great Urswick Tarn, well known in the local area for their great food and fine ales. The market town of Ulverston, also known as the "festival town" because of its lively year round events, is Pennington's nearest neighbour. Ulverston is the birthplace of Stan Laurel, and is the proud home of the one and only Laurel and Hardy museum. The town has many good shops, pubs and restaurants, a leisure centre and a cinema. The soft, sandy beaches and excellent birdwatching of the Furness Coast, and all the attractions of the National Park are easy to get to from here. There is fun for all the family at the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Muncaster Castle, and the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway.

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.

Electric underfloor central heating on ground floor with electric storage heaters and woodburner in sitting area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, DVD player, radio, CD player. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Ample off road parking. Patio and small garden area with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Free range eggs available. Shop 3 miles, pubs 2 miles.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Rural location

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August 2014
Basically a one room open plan modern cottage, bedroom is accessed via a short but steep staircase, for two. Fairly well equipped, just a few shortcomings i.e. no freezer compartment in fridge which we consider to be an essential appliance for self-catering especially in a remote location where the local village pubs do not serve food until the latter part of the week. Lack of instructions for some appliances could be a handicap for some. The cottage is grouped with another 4 holiday lets so you are not totally isolated. Ideal for walkers as there is a path quite close to the properties. It is possible to walk via the path network into Ulverston from the cottage, but be prepared for some hills though!! Overall we enjoyed our stay at the cottage and the stairs did not cause us two active pensioners any problems. We would certainly consider a future booking.
Mr Sayer
August 2016
Beautiful cottage with large private grounds. Very quiet but also easy access to local area. We would definitely recommend.
Mrs Lowdon
April 2016
A fantastic stay in a lovely cottage.
Mr Parker
February 2016
Thimble Cottage was so beautiful, the location was very nice too.
Miss Jones
May 2016
My partner and I loved every minute of our short break away and Thimble Cottage is the perfect little place to stay. It was clean and well presented with a lovely little garden and in a lovely location for plenty of walking. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay here again.
Miss Johnson
July 2016
This is a lovely cottage in a fantastic setting, and it is very relaxing. This was our second stay there but we would go back again, can't get enough of the place.
Ms Groeschel
March 2016
Thimble Cottage was so lovely, the wood burner was wonderful.
Mr Morton
September 2015
Thimble Cottage was a great base for our holiday in the Lakes, everything we needed was there. There were eggs, milk and a bottle of wine waiting for us on arrival. Stunning views everywhere we drove too. Proximity to the Lakes from where we were staying was ideal. Friendly people and great food, we would recommend The Sutherlands Pub and Restaurant in Windermere .
Miss Anderson
November 2014
Peace and quiet. Everything we needed was in the cottage. Very well thought out.
Mr Randles
January 2015
What a lovely place The Lake District is, it was the first time I have been and the fact that Thimble Cottage was as beautiful as it was, I really cannot fault it in any way. If you are thinking of booking this cottage please do it, you will not be disappointed.
Mr Aplin
August 2015
The property was in a fantastic location. This is easily one of the best holidays I have ever been on and the accommodation made it so special indeed. As a couple this was our first holiday away together and we will remember it forever!
Mr Stone
May 2015
The location of the cottage was perfect for our needs, with a 10 to 15 minute drive North to get into the Lake District area. The cottage was perfectly sized to suit a couple with all the facilities you could need and the welcome pack was greatly appreciated on the first night.
Dr Ruth
October 2014
Thimble Cottage is in a great location. The cottage was cosy and the welcome pack very helpful! We would definitely come again.
Ms Jordaan
September 2014
The peace and quiet together with the location made our stay absolutely perfect.
Miss Jones
January 2015
A fabulous cottage to stay in. Perfect in every way.
Mr Fraser
October 2014
Excellent accommodation in an ideal location for visiting the South Lakeland area.
Mr Hoblyn
July 2014
A fantastic little cottage, very clean and modern. The owner was very friendly and helpful. A great place to relax and unwind in very quiet location. The eggs and short bread on arrival was a great thought and very much appreciated. This was a great location for exploring the lakes. We will defiantly be back.
Mr Cronk
February 2014
A lovely cottage, very good use of space; lovely, warm and in excellent order throughout. Excellently placed for walking and cycling and very handy for lovely back road journeys into the lakes.
Miss Pithiya
August 2014
Quiet, scenic views and not too far from grocery stores, gas station etc. Also yummy shortbread biscuits on arrival and appreciated the carton of milk in the fridge to start us off - overall a friendly welcome after a long day of travelling. Brilliant directions given by the owner - would have struggled with the sat nav alone.
Miss Coke
March 2014
The cottage itself was perfect for us, it was also very thoughtful to have milk, eggs and home-made biscuits on arrival, after a long journey that first cup of tea was great!
Miss Gray
December 2013
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Thimble cottage. Couldn't have asked for better for what we wanted! It was refreshing and modern whilst still upholding it's cosy cottage feel. There was lots of tourist information available to be able to plan our perfect break and was within easy driving distance to some of the popular lakes such as Windemere and Coniston. Will definitely recommend it to friends and relatives and if we visit the lakes again in the future would definitely stay here again. Thanks
Mrs Ross
November 2013
Our second visit to Thimble cottage, and we enjoyed it as much as our first. Ulverston is such a lovely place, with yummy cafes, and some really interesting shops. We like being in the heart of the lakes, with the added bonus of a view of the sea. We hope to visit again in the future.
Mrs Kostrzewa
April 2013
My husband and I loved the cosy cottage, open fire and surrounding area. We had a wonderful stay. Thank you very much.
Mr Cochrane
August 2013
We stayed here for our honeymoon and it was perfect. It is only a small open plan cottage but for two adults we had everything we needed. Ulverston is a lovely little town only 5-10minutes away by car, and here we spent time shopping, and using the local restaurants and pubs.
Mrs Reaney
September 2013
We had a lovely holiday in the Lake District, so much to see and do even if the weather is not the best. We went primarily to climb Scafell Pike and Helvellyn (via Striding Edge!), and to explore the the area. We could not have asked for better accommodation than Thimble Cottage. Set in a lovely quiet area it was a perfect base for our holiday. Everything we required was provided, and we received a warm welcome from the owner. When renting a cottage, for me the most important thing is cleanliness, Thimble Cottage was spotless. I would highly recommend the cottage, another great find via Sykes Cottages!
Mr Di Santo
January 2013
Thimble Cottage is beautiful and the photos on the website do not do it justice. We very much appreciated the little touches, such as the ready-made fire, tea, coffee, milk, eggs, biscuits and wine awaiting us on arrival.
Mrs Curtis
November 2012
The cottage was lovely and the scenery was beautiful.
Mr Lawrence
June 2013
Mr Clarke
May 2013
The cottage was the perfect base for our daily visits to the lakes and other venues. It was also very relaxing and quiet.
Mr Hackett
March 2012
A very comfortable cottage in a very pleasant location. It was well equipped and clean on our arrival and the welcome bottle of wine was appreciated. The owners were keen to ensure that we enjoyed our stay and were helpful and friendly. The log burner with logs, kindling etc was also a lovely extra courtesy and we have no hesitation in recommending this cottage and location.
Mr Pilcher
July 2012
Cosy warm accommodation and a lovely welcome pack from nice friendly owners. There was a nice garden out the back, and lots of places to visit - I especially loved the wildlife park at Dalton.
Mrs Bostock
July 2012
A lovely cottage with excellent walking from the property. Owners were very friendly. Overall a great place to stay.
Mr Clarke
July 2012
The location, the accommodation and the owners were all fantastic.
Mrs Bedborough
July 2012
We liked the isolation and how well maintained the property was. An excellent retreat and it suited us really well. The owner was really welcoming and helpful.
Mrs Hunt
July 2012
An ideal location in the countryside. Peace and quiet. The cottage was perfect, it had everything required for a self catering holiday. It was the ideal base for getting around the Lake District and coastal areas.
Mr Brown
January 2012
Beautiful, cosy cottage with a log fire to welcome you after a day out. The location near Coniston, Ulverston and so on was another advantage.
Mrs Waterer
July 2012
We enjoyed the holiday very much. The location was quiet and it was easy to get to places.
Mr Russell
November 2011
Peace and quiet in a beautiful cottage.
Mr Brown
September 2012
Quiet and peaceful. Beautiful countryside and lovely cottage.
Miss Birkin
April 2011
Thimble Cottage was located in the south of the Lake District and in a lovely secluded part of Ulverston. The cottage itself was on a renovated farm with 3 holiday cottages attached. It was spotlessly clean and really cute!! The owners were great and very helpful! They provided us with fresh egg's from their chicken's and a bottle of wine. There was lots of leaflets of things to do in the Lakes in the cottage itself so we had plenty of ideas for things we can do, which was great since we had a bit of rain! It was just a perfect place!
Dr Othick
November 2011
Loved the cottage and the surroundings.
Ms Rasheed
September 2011
The log fire in the cottage was a perfect touch to warm up those cold nights we experienced. The owner was great and made sure we were stocked up with enough wood and his hospitality was amazing.
Mrs Veness
September 2011
An excellent location in a very peaceful area. The owners and their dog were very accommodating and friendly. An ideal base for touring with plenty of lovely walks and places to visit. Again we're not disappointed by a cottage booked through Sykes.
Mr Rigg
October 2011
Good location for visiting the surrounding area. Many fine and varied walks within a fifteen minute drive of the cottage. The wood-burner in the cottage is great for chilly evenings.
Mrs James
June 2011
The cottage was just beautiful. Plenty to see and do - we had a wonderful time. Would go back again.
Mr Preston
February 2011
The cottage was beautiful and toasty. The hosts were very welcoming.
Mrs Major
January 2011
Everything. The cottage was fantastic value, clean, cosy and just beautiful. We had a wonderful holiday.
Mr Brown
July 2011
The peace and quiet, the wonderful location and superb holiday cottage.
Mr Jarvis
March 2011
A beautiful cottage, in a beautiful setting, miles from the nearest town, so it was lovely and quiet. The fire was amazing, a nice selection of books and CDs to listen and read. Kitchen was spotless and ready to use. Surrounded by rolling hills and potential walks, this really was a lovely holiday.
Mr Wardlow
June 2011
The cottage was exceptional and perfectly situated for days out in the Lakes and surrounding area.
Mrs Bradbury
June 2011
Beautifully renovated farm building - hospitality and welcome from owners was lovely - idyllic retreat and spot on for touring the Lakes - would highly recommend to others and had a great holiday - thank you!
Mr Cartwright
June 2010
The cottage was fantastic and of a very high standard - everything was very easy from the booking through to the arrival. I am looking to book again!
Mr Cantor
November 2010
Everything was stunning. Cannot fault any of it, even the owners were brilliant! Thank you. Customer marked everything excellent with additional comments of fantastic, brilliant, stunning!
Mrs Konings
August 2010
It was a good place for rest, relaxing and nature.
Mr Dyson
March 2010
Everything - wonderful area; wonderful scenery and a lovely cottage where we got engaged!
Mrs Marshall
July 2010
Cottage small but fine. Great area. Great beer and food at 'Black Dog'.
Mrs Lacey
April 2010
A fantastic cottage set in the rolling countryside. The peace and tranquility and fantastic views. The warm welcome from the owner and the brilliant welcome pack.
Mrs Gilpin
March 2010
The cottage was perfect in every way; as we couldn't bring it home with us we'll definitely be returning.
Mr Armstrong
August 2010
A great little cottage! The owners have put in loads of finishing touches to make your stay special. It's the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. Thank you for making our holiday so special.
Mrs Williams
September 2010
The welcome pack when we arrived. The under floor heating. Home from home feeling. All we needed for a cosy relaxing holiday.
Miss Hawkes
November 2009
The cottage was better than we had expected - excellent condition, helpful owners and I was impressed with the booking service from Sykes too. Welcome pack also lovely.
Mr Hayes
November 2009
The cottage was so nice that despite the weather we still had a very relaxing and enjoyable weekend.
Mr Brierley
January 2010
The cottage was idyllic, and set in a fantastic location, away from the hustle and bustle of the local towns and villages.
Mrs Lawrenson
September 2009
Despite the weather we loved the way it's tucked away in the middle of no where, very quiet apart from the occasional animal noises on the farm, and the hosts were lovely and very helpful. There was a welcome pack of wine, bread and eggs which was a great surprise and went down well on the first evening. Information on walks etc were provided at the cottage. We had a great time and will definitely be looking to book to go there again in the near future.
Mr Toseland
September 2009
Quiet place to stay, owners very helpful. The welcome pack was lovely especially after travelling all day. The cottage was clean, tidy and very well decorated and furnished. Will definitely stay there again.
Miss Stafford
September 2009
Beautiful, quiet setting minutes away from the nearest town. Friendly property owners with wonderful domestic farm animals (including Buster - the footballing dog).
Mr Brown
July 2009
The location of this cottage was perfect and the owners were very friendly and helpful. They left us a bottle of wine as well as milk, bread and eggs which I thought was a very nice touch and made our holiday very special.
Mr Brockwell
August 2009
A fantastic small cottage that proved to be an excellent base for our week in the Lakes. The owners are very friendly and provided a welcome pack (thanks very much!). The cottage is immaculate and not far from Ulverston with its great pubs. Overall a great week!
Mr Ashby
July 2009
A newly converted barn with a warm welcome from the owners.
Mr Mort
July 2009
Very lovely cottage in a secluded farm.
Matthew S
May 2015
After driving 400 miles to this cottage myself and my partner were pleased with the location, even with the sheep guarding the road out of the property that liked to play chicken with the car. The property is well sized to meet a couples needs for a place to stay whilst visiting Cumbria and offered a good location with a 15 to 20 minute drive North to get into the Lake District itself. Our only minor complaints and they are minor are that the stairs to get into the bedroom area are quite narrow and very steep so care is needed when going up and down the stairs.. And when we had some stormy weather the cottage did have some drafts around the main door and bathroom window. With those minor complaints in mind, and the are only minor! Do not let them put you off ... the cottage was a lovely place to stay. Complimentary eggs, milk and champagne were well received! The owners are very friendly and let you do your own thing with no interruptions and the local cats are also very friendly and don't mind being petted (Careful with the black and white one as she likes to nip/bite) Would definitely consider revisiting this cottage next year but me and my partner might choose another area of the UK to visit but should we want to revisit Cumbria we will most likely choose this cottage.
Ms Ward
May 2009
Our hosts were super accommodating and helpful. I thought the little touches upon arrival were very sweet and unexpected. We also liked the fact that our cottage was really out in the sticks. Not too far away so that we couldn't visit the Lakes but enough distance to really be away from it all .. idyllic. We would definitely make a return visit.
May 2015
On arrival your met by the owner, a bottle of wine, a bottle of beer and fresh eggs. The cottage is quaint and welcoming and situated up in the hills of the Lake District. Ulverston is accessible by foot and Barrow in Furness by car. A lovely stay at a lovely cosy little cottage.
October 2014
This cottage is lovely. Modern while still having cottage charm. Wood burner and wood an added bonus. Loved the welcome pack of milk and a bottle of wine (nice touch), Well equipped cottage, in a good location for exploring the Lake District. Added bonus was the farm 'attractions' including three cats - as well as the goats, chickens and ducks that were on the site too.
Naomi Y
November 2014
Most beautiful cottage i have ever stayed in. Very romantic and warmly for a couple. The cottage provides you with everything you need and also attrations around the area. We stayed for a week and did many things i would definatly book back up to stay in this cottage again, very clean.
May 2014
My partner and i had lovely time at thimble cottage very cosy. I wanted to pick the cottage up and bring it back to bristol with us. We had 2 little visitors that came to see us each night (2little kittens) very cute. We will definatley be coming back.
S Brown
September 2011
From the moment of arrival to the time of leaving it was a wonderful,relaxing & peaceful holiday.The cottage was immaculate & we couldn't have asked for more
October 2011
Very clean and comfortable. Very well equipped. One small down is the stairs to the bedroom. It is narrow and steep. Elderly or disabled could find it difficult. The welcome pack is a nice touch. Lovely area without the crowds of the lake district.
October 2011
A great place to stay, unfortunately rather steep steps to the gallery (bedroom). Can be tricky during the night.
Jenny & Dave Waterer
September 2012
The cottage was wonderfull, we had a warm reception when we arrived. A nice bottle of wine and some fresh free range eggs awaited us. The countryside and surrounding areas were very pleasant & peaceful. The town was only a matter of 10mins drive away & it was easy to explore the area and further afield. All in all a very good week.
March 2011
great location; the cottage itself was beautiful and clean; cant fault the stay at all
August 2011
This cottage is ideal for a relaxing stay in the lakes.The cottage has all the mod cons you could wish for including a luxury bathroom central heating and a lovely log burner for the chilly evenings.But beware of the steep staircase particularly when nature calls in the night.
February 2010
I was able to quickly identify availability, cost, and detail of various cottages through the Sykes website, and the booking process was simple and straight-forward. Thimble Cottage itself was well presented, and furbished to a high-standard. As a group we booked both this cottage and the larger one next to it. The hosts had provided us with local farm eggs, bread, milk and a lovely bottle of wine which were all very well received. I will definitely be booking this specific cottage again, and intend to use Sykes in the future.
December 2009
We enjoyed our stay once we found the farm, It was very relaxing an ideal place to set out from for coast or mountains. Lots of places to eat close by, felt so refreshed after our week even though the weather was not so good, really enjoyed the museum Laurel and Hardy. The owners of the cottage were absolutely brilliant and the welcome pack and wine was really helpfull as it meant we did not have to rush out to the shops, nothing was to much trouble for the owners and we really enjoyed the log stove cosy night in. We hope to stay again and strongly recommend this property as it is modern clean and well equiped, and entertainment was provided by our hosts dog buster who can play football like I HAVE NEVER SEEN absolutely brilliant. Thanks for a lovely stay which did not break the bank. Graham and Lidia Toseland
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