The Butler’s House ref: UK1122

Ulverston, Cartmel and Peninsula in Cumbria

4 Stars

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 

Description

Built in the late 18th century, this beautiful, terraced Georgian home was originally the Butler’s residence for the neighbouring Soutergate House and until the mid-1980’s, the two buildings were still internally connected by the servants’ stairs. Although built as a grand family home, the main house has served many purposes over the years, including a doctor’s surgery, a school, a boarding house and a meeting place for the local Women’s Union. It also had connections with Ulverston’s workhouse. Bought by the current owners and renovated over a period of 18 months, The Butler’s House is now a comfortable bolthole within walking distance of shops, pubs and restaurants.
The cobbled streets of Ulverston are packed full of unique speciality shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants, and the town has much to offer in terms of spectacular scenery, entertainment, great food and outdoor activities. The town has a vibrant community and there are many festivals and events held throughout the year, including The Lantern Procession, as well as music and walking festivals. Whilst the town offers the entire amenities one expects, it still retains a traditional feel with its old fashioned cinema, complete with traditional snacks and an intermission! Ulverston is also famous for being the birthplace of comedian Stan Laurel and has its very own Laurel and Hardy Museum. It is also at one end of the 70-mile long Cumbrian Way, making it an ideal destination for walkers. The Cistercian Way is another popular walk amongst visitors, taking in some of Cumbria’s most impressive countryside and historic landmarks, including the ruins of Furness Abbey. In addition to the excellent walking opportunities, there are also lots of cycle trails and miles of coastline to explore.
Located on the Furness Peninsula and surrounded by stunning scenery, The Butler’s House is just over a mile from the shores of Morecambe Bay, and the Cumbrian lakes of Coniston Water and Windermere are a 10-minute drive. Shop 400 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player, DAB radio and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With breakfast area, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and karndean floor.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Highchair available on request.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area. Parking permit for 1 car included. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Ulverston
  • Shops
    400 yards
  • Distance
    500 yards
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Ulverston
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    ½ mile
  • Lake
    9 miles

About the local area

Offering stunning views of the South Lakeland District fells and countryside, Cartmel is easily accessible, with its winding streets, pretty cottages, whitewashed houses and medieval buildings leading to the village square. The village offers visitors many modern surprises in the form of fine quality attractions, shops, and eateries.

Around the village square you will discover a delightful assortment of genuine 16th - 18th century buildings providing, as they have for centuries, friendly inns, well stocked shops and private dwellings. It is also home to Britain's smallest National Hunt racecourse and the National Trust attraction of Cartmel Priory Gatehouse, a historically important building situated in the heart of the village.

Occupying one of the most attractive spots in the area, Grange-over-Sands looks out across the expansive sands of Morecambe Bay, a rich feeding ground for many species of birds that take advantage of the great climate in the area. It is easily accessible from the Lake District (Lake Windermere is only seven miles away) and towns such as Kendal are also just a short drive from here.

There is much to do and see on the Peninsular from golf , horse riding and fishing to hot air ballooning and parachuting! There also a good number of great walks, plus many places of historical interest.

Things to do nearby

Holker Hall and Gardens

Holker Hall is the home of Lord and Lady Cavendish. This beautiful historic house is set amongst stunning formal gardens, woodland and deer park. Holker hosts an inspirational programme of special events. The cafe and food hall offer the finest local and speciality produce. Tel: 01539 558328

Grange over Sands Golf Club

Set on the coast in Grange-over-Sands this 19 hole golf course has sensational views of the surrounding woodlands, open countryside and the famous mountains of Cumbria. Tel: 01539 533180

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway was originally used to carry passengers from Lakeside to Ulverston and Barrow and then on into Lancashire.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

Cartmel Racecourse

Situated in the picturesque village of Cartmel the racecourse has been in operation since the 1850's. It offers traditional National Hunt Racing to seasoned visitors and novices alike. Tickets can be booked online and events are held throughout the year.

Furness Abbey

Nestled in a peaceful valley in Barrow-in-Furness are the majestic remains of Furness Abbey, an English Heritage site that was formerly one of the richest and most powerful Cistercian Monasteries of its time.

Lakeland Miniature Village

A fascinating insight into the buildings of Lakelands yesteryear. Buildings made from local Coniston slate which depict Cumbrian house and farms all hand made by Edward Robinson. All surrounded by an Oriental garden. Tel: 01539 558500

Lakeland Quads
Lakeland Quads

Lakeland Quads is the only dedicated quad bike trekking company in the Cumbria. There are three treks to choose from - the farm trek, the peak trek and the fell trek, all with breathtaking views of the surrounding lakes and fell. Tel:07881 919940

Conishead Priory and Buddhist Temple

An intriguing Buddhist Temple and Romantic Gothic Manson with cafe and gardens. Enjoy a woodland walk to Morecambe Bay. Tel: 01229 584029

Ascent Training

Outdoor adventure for all abilities in the Lake District specialising in all outdoor activities. Staff are very experienced and highly qualified in all sorts of activities including rock climbing, caving and mountaineering. Tel: 01539 551375

Silverdale Golf Club

Set in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with fabulous views of Morecambe Bay and the Leighton Moss reserve this 18 hole course gives golfers a real chance to challenge themselves. Tel: 01524 701300

Bigland Hall Equestrian

Aiming to provide the best quality horse riding in the Lake District Bigland Hall Equestrian Centre offers a wide variety of rides suitable for all ages and abilities. Tel: 01539 530333

River Deep Mountain High

An outdoor activity provider introducing you to activities such abseiling, kayaking, mountain biking and canoeing in a variety of different locations. Tel: 01539 528666

Lakeland Motor Museum at Backbarrow

Discover over 100 years of motoring history including the Campbell Bluebird Exhibition. Plus motorist gift shop and riverside cafe. Tel: 01539 530400

Capernwray Diving Centre

Capernwray Diving Centre offers the best place to dive in Lancashire.

Ulverston Golf Club

One of many great golf courses set on the Cumbrian coast with views over Morecambe Bay, Lakeland and the Irish Sea. Designed by HS Colt in 1924 the course offers visitors an enjoyable yet challenging round of golf. Tel: 01229 582824

Cartmel Priory

Cartmel Priory is one of the most beautiful churches in the north east. Built more than 800 years ago the church serves as a centre for the local community.

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Sunday 29 October 2017 7 nights £ 380.00
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