Sleeps 5. 3 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms also Downstairs WC in cloakroom
Jim and Joan Nicholson
About Jim and Joan Nicholson
This is Jim's family home. He came here when he was six years old, with his parents, Tom and Hazel. They used the end part of the house as a granny flat for Tom's parents, and that part is now a holiday cottage named Nell's Cottage, after his Grandmother. Jim left when he married, and then Jim and Joan moved into the house when Tom died, in 1996. Joan took early retirement at the same time, having worked as a trained nurse all her working life, finally becoming the Community Nurse Manager.Jim extended the house, and they did B&B for 11 years, in the middle part of the house and they lived in the new extension. They were an award winning B&B, having won a 4* rating and a Silver Award from the tourist board In 2012, they retired from B&B. As many of the B&B guests had enjoyed staying at Park Cottage, and loved the area, Jim converted that part of the house into a second holiday cottage, calling that part Tom's Cottage, after Jim's Dad.
Jim and Joan Nicholson purchased this Cottage in 1954
Why Jim and Joan Nicholson chose Dalton-in-Furness
This property was the home of Jim, his two sisters and their parents. Jim loves the place, and would never sell it. He says he will only leave the place when he is in his coffin!
What makes this Cottage unique
Peace and tranquility. No noisy traffic - we are up a private road. We partially overlook a large trout lake, and we have some lovely views of the lake district fells -Scafell, Coniston Old Man, etc. The bird life is prolific, 34 types in and around our 3.5 acre grounds,(mainly steep woodland) and a further 32 types at the lake and the nearby farm. The farm breeds horses, and rescues older horses, and they roam freely outside our grounds. Many of them are huge shire horses. One of the Queen's drum horses was retired here, called 'Chocolate Box'.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:30 am
Children 8 years and over are welcome
Only one child, aged 8 years and over.can be accepted. House to be left in a clean and tidy condition, all pots washed, dishwasher emptied, and all pots put away. No bleach to be used due to septic tank.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Everything we wanted!
We stayed at this cottage as we had heard from some friends that it would be just right for us. And this was so true! Peace and quiet, but easy access to shops, pubs and many places of interest. The cottage was warm and very well equipped- dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washer etc and a wide range of kitchen equipment. 2 bathrooms, a super sun room/conservatory. free WiFi, a large Samsung Smart TV, and TV's in both double bedrooms. a downstairs loo, - very handy! Garden furniture in the both front garden and rear courtyard garden. BBQ.
The owners were very helpful and friendly, but were not 'in your face'.
We would certainly go again.
sehr reizend und schnuckeliges altes, sehr altes Gemäuer mit moderner Einrichtung
alles was man brauchte war da, so klein es auch aussieht, es fehlte an nichts und man musste sich auch nicht einschränken. Gastgeber waren quasi unsichtbar aber zur stelle wenn gebraucht.
A good review, our guests were very quiet, and enjoyed the local attractions. It was nice meeting them.
Ruhige Lage, sauber, urgemütlich, Vögel, Natur pur
Ruhige Lage, sauber, urgemütlich, Vögel, Natur pur, idealer Ausgangspunkt für Unternehmungen im Lake District. Vermieter sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Schnuckeliges Cottage mit viel Räumen.
The Schreiber family had good weather while they were here, and enjoyed the facilities of the area. They were a quiet family, and appreciated the many amenities of the cottage. It would be good to see them again
1 mile from South Lakes Wild Animal Park,
1 mile from Furness Abbey. 6 miles from the famous Duddon Valley.
4 miles to Laurel and Hardy museum., 6 miles to Motor museum. 6 miles to Haverthwaite steam trains. 7 miles to lake Windermere, 9 miles to Windermere steamers