Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District

Ellie's Lodge





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Hot Tub

Close To Coast

Pub Close By

Property Info

General Info

This three-storey detached country house, a former hotel is set in a most enviable position on the outskirts of Ulverston, in the spectacular Lake District. Recently fully renovated in 2018 to a very high standard this is a great place for a large group of family and friends to get away from it all, enjoy the many delights of this unspoilt area and simply relax and unwind in this splendid holiday home. Fully modernised throughout the owners have thought of everything in terms of the guest experience, from luxury bedrooms with all en-suite facilities, the fabulous bar and a whole range of amenities to enhance anyone’s stay at this premier holiday home. With so many features to mention, here are but a few. The main hallway leads through to a spacious lounge with feature fireplace, high ceiling with detailed coving. The main bar area boasts a pool table, large screen TV and is a place to all get together to have a few cooling drinks from the wine coolers, open a few beers and create your own bar room atmosphere (The bar pumps are for decorative purposes only). A large modern, open plan kitchen with wall mounted flat screen TV and a lovely seating area with cosy wood-burning stove, feature fireplace and patio doors provide another great place to sit and talk about your day and to prepare a family dinner. The main dining area overlooks the mature garden area and also provides small secluded seating areas to get away from it all and catch up with an old friend or family member. The ground floor leisure suite offers a great place to relax and unwind with a lovely seating area, space for exercise, yoga and pilates and a fabulous sauna to soak away the aches and pains. Just outside the leisure room the property has a private patio area with hot tub. There are two ground floor bedrooms, both with ensuite facilities and one room designed specifically for wheelchair access, making it the perfect choice for anyone with limited mobility. A useful entrance hall with Gents and Ladies cloakroom along with a disabled cloakroom, a utilty room with washing facilities all go together to provide everything a large group will need. Ascend the wide staircase to the first floor where there are seven impeccably designed bedrooms, six with ensuite facilities, a fabulous master bedroom with stunning en-suite, a useful family room with four single beds, a family room with super king-size and a separate twin room ideal for young children. The second floor boasts a further three bedrooms on two levels and offer pleasant views out across the surrounding grounds and the nearby garden centre. Outside, there is a spacious parking area, a mature garden area, patio and a lovely grassed area to enjoy a picnic or a kick around with the kids united team. A short ten-minute walk takes guests down into Ulverston. A thriving maritime community developed when the Canal was constructed in 1796. Ships from Ulverston exported copper, slate and linens around the World. Today the town goes from strength to strength with ever increasing visitor numbers enjoying the many pubs with live music nights, the lovely eateries, the weekly market, the labyrinth of cobbled streets and of course the start of the seventy-mile Cumbrian Way. The coastline of the Furness Peninsula offers great beach walks, horse riding and good birdwatching, while all the splendour of the Lake District National Park, from the sparkling waters of Windermere to the rugged peaks of Scafell Pike and the famous Langdales are just around the corner. A great location with a fabulous holiday home, all the ingredients for that next memorable holiday! Read More

Property Info

12 bedrooms: Ground floor: Thirlmere: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, Derwentwater: 1 x twin (can be double on request) and en-suite walk in shower, basin and WC (Disabled friendly bedroom with wheel chair access). First floor: Buttermere: 1 x king size double sleigh bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC, Rydal: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, Brotherswater: Family room with four single beds (can have one super king-size double and one single set up on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, Coniston: 1 x super king-size double sleigh bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC, Windermere: 1 x super king-size double sleigh bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC, Bowness on Windermere: Twin room with 2’6” singles (please note this room is accessed through Windermere). Bassenthwaite: 1 x super king-size double and en-suite free standing bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Second floor lower: Wastwater: Super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Second floor upper: Haweswater: 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, Ulswater: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Ground floor: Entrance porch. Main hallway with sitting area. Disabled cloakroom with basin and WC (with pull cord alarm and grab handles), Ladies and Gents cloakrooms with basin and WC. Spacious kitchen with open plan sitting area with wood- burning stove and spacious dining room. Bar and lounge. Spacious sitting room with coved ceilings. Leisure room. Read More


Gas central heating with woodburning stoves. 2 x electric oven and induction hobs, microwave, 2 x fridge/freezers, washing machine, drinks coolers x 3, tumble dryer, 2 x dishwashers, 1 x glass washer, TV’s in all bedrooms, Smart Tv in the kitchen and lounge areas. Large flat screen TV in the Bar lounge, WiFi, Bluetooth Bose speakers available. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Additional fuel for stove available 100 yards from the house at the garden centre. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. 2 x Cot and highchair available. Allocated off road parking for 9 cars to the rear of the house. Additional parking for 2 cars available at the front entrance. Lockable bike storage. Spacious grounds with patio, gardens, furniture and hot tub. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Library of books and games. Pubs and shops 0.3 miles. Note: Check-in 4pm. Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £1000 - will be returned within 7 days of departure. Note - There will be an ice machine in the property from 19.05.19. The bar pumps are for decorative purposes only. Note: This property can not facilitate a Sunday arrival Read More

The Hot Tub

  • Hot tub is private for your use only
  • Electric
  • Seats 5 people
  • Not sunken
  • Not undercover
  • Located outside



Does the job but unreliable hosts

The house has good amenities with a large modern kitchen, lots of rooms and space. However we couldn’t turn the radiators or hot tub on. When we tried ringing the numbers left in reception - one of the numbers had too few digits and the other went to someone’s mobile who no longer worked there. We had to wait until morning to go and find someone in the adjacent garden centre (which is part of the same business) so had a night without heating. The back garden is nice but the rest of the surroundings of the house are a large car park, garden centre and a main road, not as picturesque as many places you’ll find in the lakes. Another thing to watch out for - the cleaners on our departure day we’re vicious. We were only a few minutes late leaving and they clearly were in no rush to get cleaning as they gathered in the kitchen drinking hot drinks and gossiping. When we entered the kitchen they fell silent and stared at us. Then they threatened to throw away our shoes that were still unpacked. Left me feeling very sour!

Amazing stay!

What a fantastic weekend we have had at Ellie’s Lodge. The house is immaculate with great facilities including a sauna, hot tub, games room and bar, perfect for large groups. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and had the best nights sleep in the extremely comfortable beds. Ulverston centre is just a short walk away and is lovely and quaint. We will be staying again, thank you!

Fabulous house

Thank you so much for a fantastic weekend, the house is amazing!! Great for such a big party. The rooms were great and we had everything we needed! Lovely hot tub and sauna. Great facilities. Great location l, close to shops and pubs! X

Lovely house for large group

Just arrived home from a week in Ellie’s Lodge, & had a great time. The directions/postcode do not take you to the house & we all had problems finding the house. It is situated in the grounds of a garden centre so ensured lots of parking - we had 10 cars. The ground floor had good sized kitchen with plenty of appliances & lots of cups/plates/glasses except shortage of teaspoons! Large room with no tv for quiet or we used as playroom in daytime. Bar area with pool table & darts was used daily, also table tennis & sauna & large sitting room with tv. Outdoor hot tub was excellent & garden for barbecues in summer. 2 ground floor bedrooms & 2 extra toilets & shower were useful. Upstairs the bedrooms were all Ensuite & newly done! Family room & doubles & twins. We all agreed the house ticked all the boxes & would definitely return

WOW factor venue perfect for multi-generational group celebrations

Recently returned from a long weekend staying with family at Ellie's Lodge to celebrate our Ruby Wedding anniversary. Everyone was blown away by the quality of the accommodation; standard of decor; spaciousness; comfort & cleanliness. Our youngest guest is 9 months; our eldest 89 & both were equally well catered for. There is one double, ground floor, wet room adapted for a disabled/wheelchair user & another with 2 singles & a walk in shower. Everyone commented on the quality of the beds & no-one expressed any problems with their showers (so the issue faced by an earlier guest didn't apply by end March 2019). So much to keep everyone occupied - hot tub; table tennis; sauna; darts; pool table & the bar is great fun. The Lodge is situated opposite a small Garden Centre and shares central car parking facilities but that didn't worry us at all. In fact it means there's plenty of parking for all the guests. There's a lovely florist there too. We had an on-line grocery order delivered from Tesco in Barrow on the Friday evening & it worked a treat. There are two large, American style, fridge freezers; 2 dish washers & 2 electric hobs. Lots of fluffy white towels & tea towels provided along with loads of glasses, crockery & cutlery. Just a couple of improvements that could easily be made to make future guests even more comfortable - somewhere in showers to put soap/shampoo/shower gel etc; instructions for re-cycling & hobs & shower mats in the walk in showers which have a very smooth (slippery) ceramic surface. Oh - & if you fancy visiting the Laurel & Hardy Museum in Ulverston - ignore what it says on their website about being fully booked & it not being possible to visit without booking in advance - several of us went & paid on the day & it was virtually empty (bizarre marketing!). All in all, very happy to recommend this stunningly stylish & comfortable venue.

Perfect for big groups

Stayed over Christmas and Boxing Day with a group of friends and workmates. It was the first time being let so you would expect a few hiccups but everything was sorted when we needed. The property is large and when you are staying for a few days it really helps , everyone can enjoy different activities without feeling cramped . The bar and leisure area is fantastic as is the open space kitchen and living area. Having kids with was they weren't disturbed by noise as you can pick bedrooms away from the buzz. Overall a memorable experience and a perfect place for a family gathering or group holiday, the place will keep you entertained if you don't want to explore too much beautiful Ulverston.

Great Time!!!

We loved it! Perfect place to go away with ALL the family. Beautifully done up. Very central to many great sight seeing locations!


I stay here over the Christmas. Not very good place. Place has smell of damp and showers very poor quality. The smell very bad when water drains in the shower. The area round house is very scruffy and not very nice. Some toilets didn't work properly. TV damaged. I would not recommend this home. Very smelly place. Damp very bad.


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