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Self Catering in Cumbria - Walney Island

2 Lighthouse Cottage
Walney Island
LA14 3YQ

2 Lighthouse Cottage, Walney Island, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £457.00

This lighthouse cottage rests within the Walney Nature Reserve in Cumbria and can sleep six guests in three bedrooms.

2 Lighthouse Cottage is a beautiful holiday let nestled within the South Walney Nature Reserve, near Barrow-in-Furness, on the Isle of Walney. It boasts reverse-level accommodation making the most of the wonderful views. There are three bedrooms; a ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower room, and two ground floor king-size doubles (zip/link can be twins on request), sleeping six altogether.

Inside is also a bathroom, a first floor open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area, as well as a ground floor utility. 2 Lighthouse Cottage offers an unusual experience in an inspiring region of Cumbria.


Love this place
This place is truly special. Set in the spectacular South Walney nature reserve with 360 degree views around the coast. The area itself is home to a huge variety of butterflies, birds and wildflowers, as well as cows, sheep and seals. Various hides around the reserve allow you to observe the flora and fauna in their environment. The cottage comes with all home comforts, state of the art music system and much more. It is immaculately clean and very comfortable. The highlight of our trip was when the owner took us up to the top of the lighthouse... what a treat!

Quiet and remote
The drive up to the cottage is along an unmade road and quite hairy in a normal vehicle, however is definitely worth it when you arrive at the lighthouse cottage. The cottage itself was very well equipped, with everything you could need for a comfortable stay. A "goodie" box full of tasty treats welcomed us. The cottage was spotlessly clean, with fluffy towels and comfy beds with good quality duvets, pillows and bed linen. Every bedroom has its own TV and the Sonos sound system and iPad were great. The nature reserve around the cottage is beautiful. There were several pairs of binoculars in the cottage and they were used to spot seals bobbing in the sea. Even us townies got back to nature here! Overall, this is the perfect place to go if you want a relaxing, peaceful break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Lighthouse Cottage
Thanks to the owners who have made the Lighthouse Cottage a great place to spend our holiday, it had everything you needed plus extra touches to make our holiday wonderful. We took our son and his girlfriend, even with the different ages we all had a wonderful time there, we went walks around the Nature Reserve where the Lighthouse Cottage is and took some lovely photos of the wildlife there and we even managed to see the seals in the sea, but sadly they never appeared on the beach while we were there, I must add due to it being a Nature Reserve you are not allowed on the beach and there are trails you can walk along and hides to go in to see the different types of birds and seals, plus the rabbits that love to run about. There are TV's in each bedroom and living room and sono music. A washing machine and dryer in the UT, very handy. The week went for us nice a slowly, its was very peaceful and we took see great photos of the sun set and the Lighthouse when the lights were on.

Rural, fantastic and peaceful
Superb location, the sea looks dramatic and the waves were huge. Ideal for bird watchers and walkers. House is incredibly comfortable and welcoming, beds and pillows are luxurious and the elevated lounge and kitchen mean that you can watch the tide come in. We even managed a gin and tonic whilst watching the sun go down in February- thanks for helping us make family memories ??



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi



Eco heating with woodburning stove
Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
TV in the lounge with satellite and DVD player which gives internet TV access
TV in each bedroom with one shared DVD player between the three rooms but no internet TV access downstairs
Sonos sound system with practically limitless music, iPad controller, WiFi
Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Ample off-road parking
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 7 miles, pub 5 miles
Note: Lighthouse is not part of the cottage and cannot be accessed
Note: This property has a 4pm check in time
Note: This property does not accept stag/hen or similar
The reserve is a Nature Reserve run by the Cumbria Wildlife Trust and it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and guests must respect that
No dogs are allowed at the property or anywhere on the reserve, even on a lead
When you are walking around on the reserve, you must keep to the paths, and don't go down onto the beach
Never go onto the long Spit of land at the very end of the island (past the fence)
In the Autumn and Winter, huge numbers of wader birds use the beaches to rest, and it's vital they are undisturbed to save energy and help them survive the winter
In the Spring and Summer, coastal birds nest here and must not be disturbed or harmed
Some of the nests are hard to see and easy to stand on so please keep to the paths
The reserve is monitored by a Warden and it is embarrassing for them, for guests and for us for visitors to be told off for roaming around where they should not be
This is a bird watcher??'s paradise
No fireworks should be let off at the property and no drones should be used
We also have neighbours and we ask that guests respect their privacy
Note: A £200 good house keeping bond is required for this property, this will authorize us to deduct up to £200 after your stay from the account provided if the booking conditions are broken

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Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Walney Island area.

Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Piel Castle - 1.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Dock Museum - 4.7 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Bow Bridge - 5.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Furness Abbey - 6 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Gleaston Mill - 6.2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Gleaston Castle - 6.5 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Dalton-in-Furness, St Mary's Church - 7.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Dalton Castle - 7.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Swarthmoor Hall - 10.3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Laurel and Hardy Museum - 11 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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