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40 The Gill

Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Dog Friendly
40 The Gill is a gorgeous two-bedroom holiday home situated on The Gill in the market town of Ulverston, less than a 5-minute walk from the lovely shops, restaurants and pubs.

Ulverston is a popular holiday location primarily due to its proximity to many of the Lake District's most popular attractions, including Lake Windermere, Coniston Water and the West Cumbrian coastline, although locally, you also have plenty to see and do, such as walking up The Hoad to The Sir John Barrow Monument and marvelling at the spectacular views of Morecambe Bay, or perhaps visit the South Lakes Safari Zoo just 4-miles away.

Formally the traditional home to the farmers' hiring fairs, today, The Gill is better known as the start of the Cumbria Way walking trail - a five-day trek from Ulverton to Carlise. Expect to see plenty of walkers, especially in the summer - perhaps give them a cheer as they pass. The Gill still hosts a variety of fairs and events throughout the year.

The house was fully refurbished in 2023/early 2024; the owners have sympathetically retained many of the original features, such as the grey slate floor and the spice cupboard (now housing books and board games), to make a cosy home from home for friends or family. Business travellers would also benefit from the proximity to BAE in Barrow-in-Furness.

The house has two floors above ground, with a cosy living room and well-equipped kitchen on the ground floor, two lovely bedrooms, a large bathroom, and a utility cupboard housing the washing machine and tumble dryer on the first floor.

The dining room is on the lower ground level, accessed from the kitchen, a lovely space to enjoy a home-cooked meal or perhaps a takeaway from one of the many local food outlets - you are on holiday, after all! Guests should be aware that the stairs to the lower dining room are the original stone stairs without spindles, so children should be careful when using the stairs.

If you're looking for a fabulous holiday home close to all the popular amenities in the South Lakes, 40 The Gill is a perfect choice.
Dogs Permitted Dogs Permitted
Pub within 1 Mile Pub within 1 Mile
Wireless Internet Wireless Internet
Family Friendly Family Friendly
Bed Linen Provided Bed Linen Provided
Towels Provided Towels Provided
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer Tumble Dryer
Dishwasher Dishwasher
Hairdryer Hairdryer
Contactless Check-in Contactless Check-in
Walks nearby Walks nearby


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Take a closer look at 40 The Gill

Ground Floor:
  • Entrance Hall - Original grey slate flooring that continues into the kitchen.
  • Living Room - Carpeted with two two-seat sofas, a wall-mounted Freeview Smart TV with streaming apps (own accounts required), coffee tables and lamps and an Amazon Alexa speaker with Spotify music. View to The Gill Square.
  • Kitchen - Original grey slate floor, integrated appliances including an electric oven and induction hob, fridge and freezer, a dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, plenty of pots, pans, crockery etc. There is plenty of cupboard storage and a breakfast counter with two stools. View to the rear courtyard. The door leads to the side ginnel.
Lower Ground Floor: 8 stone steps
  • Dining room - Carpeted with an oval wood dining table with six chairs.
Upstairs: 14 steps with a handrail
  • Bedroom 1: King-size double bed with bedside tables and lamps. Fitted wardrobes with plenty of storage.
  • Bedroom 2: Two 3ft single beds with shared bedside table and overhead wall-mounted lamps.
  • Bathroom: Freestanding rolltop bath, corner shower cubicle, toilet and a basin with a mirror above.
  • Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron & ironing board, hoover.
  • Bed linen, towels, services, a generous welcome pack and complimentary eco-friendly Miniml soap, shampoo and bubble bath, are provided for guests.
  • One dog is welcome free of charge. Additional dogs may be accommodated by prior arrangement, subject to their size and breed. Please get in touch with us before booking.
  • Bicycles can be stored and secured to the wall, in the ginnel next to the house which is undercover.
  • The rear courtyard garden belongs to the neighbour and isn't available to guests.
  • Neither a travel cot nor a high chair are provided so please bring these items with you if required.
  • The property doesn't have private parking. However, there is a Pay & Display car park in The Gill; we recommend buying a 3 or 7-day ticket, which can be used in many other council-run car parks in the South Lakes. 
  • Ulverston is a festival town, and as such, fantastic festivals, a fairground and food stalls may occasionally be located in The Gill or locally in Ulverston. Details of local events can be found on the Visit Ulverston website.
  • Arrival time: 16:00 / Departure time: 10:00

About the location

Ulverston: Your Cosy Cumbrian Escape

Ulverston isn't your typical tourist trap. This little gem on the edge of the Lake District is perfect for a relaxing getaway packed with history, stunning scenery, and enough pubs to keep you happy for days.

History Buffs Welcome (but not Required); think cobbled streets, a cool old church (Ulverston Parish Church, if you're keeping score), and grand buildings that scream "posh past." History nerds will love Swarthmoor Hall, the birthplace of Quakerism, and there's even a Laurel and Hardy Museum celebrating the famous comedy duo - did you know Stan Laurel was born in Ulverston?

Ulverston is basically the gateway to the Lake District's playground. Want to see England's biggest lake (Windermere)? Hike epic trails (Coniston Old Man)? Chill in adorable villages like Grasmere? Dine in Cartmels Michelin-starred restaurants (L'Enclume & Rogan & Co)? Ulverston's got your back (and your hiking boots).

But Wait, There's More! Ulverston isn't just a launch pad for the Lakes. Take a break in Ford Park, a pretty green space, or visit The Coro, a restored art deco theatre, perfect for catching a show, and the food scene is no slouch either – fresh, local nosh awaits!

Ulverston: Small Town, Big Charm: So ditch the crowds and embrace Ulverston's unique blend of history, cosiness, and stunning scenery. Whether you're a history buff, an outdoor adventurer, or need a pub crawl with a view, Ulverston promises a memorable (and likely relaxing) escape.

  • Coniston: 14 Miles
  • Cartmel (Cartmel Racecourse): 12 Miles
  • Newby Bridge (for Windermere): 8 Miles
  • Barrow-in-Furness: 10 Miles
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