Other useful information
There is comprehensive practical information in a folder in the cottage, but here are some points it might be useful to know about well in advance.
The cottage has been created from two buildings, in an L-shape running back from the front, and there are two staircases. The double and the bunk rooms are up one staircase in the old cottage at the front of the building. The attic bedroom with the king size bed is up the stairs from the sitting room, about half way back. The superking/twin room is on the ground floor, right at the back.
The kitchen, family room and sitting room can be separated, or all opened up, as suits you.
The shower-baths do have a built-in seat in them, and grab rails on the wall, but you still need to be able to step up into them.
Seating in sitting room and dining room, including breakfast bar
The breakfast bar is set into the thickness of the wall between the kitchen and the sitting room. Because of the change in floor level (see above) it can take ordinary chairs on the sitting room side and bar stools on the kitchen side. There are a variety of chairs and stools available to suit the size of whoever is using it. It would be easy to use it as a children’s dining table, if you wished.
Kitchen and bathroom essentials
The towel rails in the bathrooms have a winter/summer function and can operate even if the radiator heating is not on.
Maps, tourist info, etc
Other shops etc
"The cottage feels luxurious: it's light and airy, well designed and very comfortable. Lots of space, indoors and outdoors.
Rose Cottage has been recently created by linking a traditional stone and slate cottage with its adjoining stables. It is comfortable, practical and flexible. The downstairs living space can be open plan or divided, as desired, and the bedrooms can accommodate an extended family but also provide private space for two or more couples.
The cottage has underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs, and consists of:
|Family room, in the old cottage, with a stone floor, wood burning stove, fireside chairs, dining table seating 6, radio, CD and record player, and stairs to the double and bunk rooms.
Archway to the light and airy kitchen, which has a large range cooker, induction hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, built-in breakfast bar separating the kitchen and sitting room, and a stable door to the garden.
|Sitting room in the old stables, with wooden floor, seating for 6, gas stove, large TV and DVD player with a selection of books, DVDS and games, hifi system, French doors to the courtyard garden, door to master bedroom suite, and stairs to kingsize bedroom.|
|"The cottage is absolutely beautiful! The pictures don’t do it justice really. It is much larger than the pictures suggest. It was fabulous for our family. We were over the moon with the facilities. Thank you.
The area (sadly) is new to us. But, boy, have we loved it!
We will be telling all of our friends and colleagues about the cottage. This might ‘shoot us in the foot’ when we cannot book in again. Nevertheless, this cottage does deserve to be fully booked!"
Anne and David Younger, Barrow-in-Furness
|Utility room with separate WC, hand basin, washer-dryer, large sink, freezer, coat and boot space, drying rails and a door to the side passage.|
|Master double bedroom with super king size bed (can be made into twin beds on request), views over the courtyard garden, dressing room and en-suite bathroom with shower-bath, hand basin and WC.|
|First floor: double room in attic with king size bed, sitting area and en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC
Small seating area on landing outside attic bedroom
Bunk room suitable for children (3’ bunks)
Bathroom with shower bath, hand basin and WC
Outside, there is a charming, secure courtyard garden with a table and chairs for 6, and access to the side gate onto the street. Also, a larger garden with more seats, and views to the estuary.
All gas, electric, logs, bedlinen and towels provided (not beach towels)
Maximum of 6 adults plus 2 children and 1 infant
Cot and high chair available on request
£100 refundable (damage and housekeeping) deposit.