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Roa Island House, Roa Island

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Overview
7 bedrooms
10 bathrooms
16 guests
3 nights minimum 
This large detached property is situated on Roa Island, eight miles from Ulverston in the Lake District and sleeps up to sixteen people in seven bedrooms.Roa Island House is a wonderful large detached property set on Roa Island, eight miles from Ulverston in the Lake District. This cottage sleeps up to sixteen people and has seven bedrooms consisting of one ground floor family room with super king-size double (can be made into a twin) and a single sofabed, one ground floor double, one king-size double with en-suite bath and small office, three doubles with en-suite showers and one twin (can be made into a super king-size double) with fold out bed, as well as a ground floor family shower room. This cottage also has a kitchen with dining area (seats 8) and conservatory (seats 4), dining room...This large detached property is situated on Roa Island, eight miles from Ulverston in the Lake District and sleeps up to sixteen people in seven bedrooms.Roa Island House is a wonderful large detached property set on Roa Island, eight miles from Ulverston in the Lake District. This cottage sleeps up to sixteen people and has seven bedrooms consisting of one ground floor family room with super king-size double (can be made into a twin) and a single sofabed, one ground floor double, one king-size double with en-suite bath and small office, three doubles with en-suite showers and one twin (can be made into a super king-size double) with fold out bed, as well as a ground floor family shower room. This cottage also has a kitchen with dining area (seats 8) and conservatory (seats 4), dining room (seats 16), sitting room with open fire (seats 14), second floor observation tower with telescope and a large conservatory (seats 22). The hallway also has table football. Outside, this cottage has off road parking for eight cars and lawned grounds with hot tub, furniture and BBQ. Roa Island House is perfect for a special occasion with family and friends at any time of year. Amenities: Gas central heating with open fire in sitting room and wood burner in bedroom. Electric double oven, gas hob, additional electric oven, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 7 x TVs, 1 with Freeview/DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, books/games/DVDs. Fuel, power and starter packs for open fire and wood burner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchairs available. Lawned grounds with roof covered hot tub, furniture and BBQ. Wood fired sauna that can sit 6 people. Off road parking for 8 cars. This property accepts 2 well behaved dogs. Sorry no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Hot tub unavailable from 3pm on Thursdays for weekly cleaning/maintenance. Note: No stag/ hen parties or similar at this property. Note: Roa Island is reached via a tarmac causeway. From 27/1/2022 some of the utility needs of the property are met by a provider who sources their energies from renewable sources and is carbon neutral, this process will be completed by around the middle of 2022. All waste is already collected, then checked and separated by our waste disposal provider and the highest degree of recycling is thus assured. Charging of electric vehicles (including bikes) is not permitted at this property, if electric charging is detected a charge of £100 will be deducted from the Good housekeeping bond. This property has a £450 Good housekeeping bond. Please note: There is an 11 pm curfew at this property after which time all guests must stop using the hot tub and strictly observe the hours of rest and not cause any form of disturbance to neighbours, Guests found to be in breach of these rules will be asked to leave the property with no refund given . You will be asked to confirm the number of guests staying at the property when you book, When there is evidence of a potential over-occupancy and it is subsequently verified by the owner, this will result in all occupants being asked to leave the property, as this impacts the owner’s insurance as well as being a breach of the rental agreement. Guests are kindly reminded - in line with the rental agreement - that at the end of the holiday the property must be left in the same or similar state of order and cleanliness in which it was found. Failure to leave the property in a reasonable state may results in the additional cleaning charge being invoked (minimum charge £150) Region: Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination. Town: Situated on the north west shore of Morecambe Bay is Roa Island, often known as the centre of sailing in Furness. With two yacht clubs and many pubs, this charming spot is a wonderful place for sailing and maritime enthusiasts. The historic market town of Ulverston is nearby and boasts a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants and as the birthplace of Stan Laurel, this lovely town is home to the only Laurel and Hardy museum in the world. The Furness coast offers many glorious sandy beaches and good birdwatching opportunities, whilst the Lake District National Park and its many attractions are also within easy reach. The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, the South Lakes Wild Animal Park and Muncaster Castle also provide great days out, allowing for an activity to suit every taste and budget.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Super King1 King4 Doubles2 Singles
Bathrooms
2 Full baths5 Attached (ensuite)3 Showers

Meet the host
Sykes Holiday Cottages
Hosting since October 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (24)
Jayne D
Jayne D
United Kingdom5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Be careful
Be very careful booking this house It’s quite expensive for what you get We booked for parents birthday and was a nightmare start to finish Hot tub was not working when we got there Decorations from previous guests were still up Then to top everything both downstairs toilets blocked people came to in block the drains but couldn’t so my parents had to stay in a hotel over night Due to all the rubbish that came up from the drains and no one cleaning it we had no downstairs shower room for 3 days not ideal when you have disabled parents Owner completely unhelpful and handy man was so aggressive was disgusting I would never book with these people again who also own other properties They think it’s ok to take your money with no support what so ever
Visited April 2022
Written 14 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Travelling Gandhi
Travelling Gandhi
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall more than expected
Having read the reviews before staying in this house we were very sceptical about what we may find. Overall we must admit there isn’t a great deal to complain about. It is a very good space for large groups gorgeous well kept outdoor areas too. Plenty of space for parking and a lovely cafe (bosuns locker) selling tasty food on your doorstep. Admittedly some of the rooms could do with a bit of redecoration but we’d fairly say that odd scuff marks on walls etc should be expected in a house of this size to be fair. As for cleanliness we had no issues 10/10 all round and found it helpful to have a 24hour call out number to use for any issues we found. (Fortunately we did not have to ring but was nice to know it was there should we need it) Some of the mattresses were uncomfortable but we’d say that overall for us the good points far outweighed any bad! Would recommend and certainly book again.
Visited October 2019
Written 3 November 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AGS
AGS
Manchester, United Kingdom5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Unmaintained drains, mice and rather pricey !
As a large multi-family group we found the very large house somewhat dated and requiring a more usable kitchen space for large groups. Double beds really have been squeezed into some of the rooms. Great location but cleanliness and broken and poorly maintained features let it down. Sykes cottages resolved drain eventually but the mice are probably a longer term problem related to the size/age or property, and the apparent inability of cleaning team to get to grips with the property between rentals. Lost possessions of previous renters were found under beds, etc, in the dust... A rather scathing review was (understandably) provided to Sykes but over 2 weeks later that commentary does not appear to have made it to their website. Cannot fault the location for interest, visit to the pub on Piel Island is a must. However, our view is that for the money being asked, you may wish to find somewhere else to stay. We will not be returning to Roa Island House under the current terms.
Visited August 2019
Written 18 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mrs_WorldTraveller89
Mrs_WorldTraveller89
London, United Kingdom19 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Disappointed
Arriving at the house we found the fridge and freezer dirty, which we had to clean ourselves before putting our own food in there,we found broken glasses also out of date mouldy mushrooms packet of uncle bens rice and old opened drinks. Clearly the cleaning team aren’t cleaning these properties properly. The rooms weren’t as nice as the pictures they show also are very tiny and smell because of the condensation. The beds are the worst! Not comfy and very old The beds were springy and despite request for a mattress topper they did not provide any. There are no locks on any of the doors,doors in the house are very heavy not all doors had stoppers it’s very dangerous for little children as there was a risk of them catching fingers in them. One of the children caught her fingers on the dining room door which as well as being heavy it also shuts very fast. Not happy had to be on alert at all times. The living rooms and dining rooms are very backdated, dark, dingy and the house just smelt weird. Only good thing about this house was the view from the garden. We also saw mice in the conservatory, Also we got charged £50 for a lamp which we “apparently broke!” And from reading reviews here I can see other people got charged for the same thing! Be careful of staying at this place because you will be charged for things you didn’t do! Will definitely not be returning here. In a nutshell I would not recommend staying here for families with young kids.
Visited July 2019
Written 3 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bangla_furi
Bangla_furi
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom22 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Not as fun or relaxing as I thought it would be!
This was meant to be a lovely relaxing family holiday but unfortunately it was a little bit far from it. About 15 minutes after our arrival to the house our Tesco order arrived, when we went to put all our food away in the fridge/freezer we saw that it was not clean & so we had to wipe down & clean the whole insides ourselves. We also noticed a couple of glasses had chips in them, the glasses are very thin & flimsy I might add so it’s no wonder that getting a chip or a crack in one of them is very easy. Although there are plenty of plates, cups & cutlery they did not have enough pots & pans to cater for a large family (good thing we took a few of our own). You might ask so what but this property is advertised as self-catering & able to accommodate large families of up to 16 (which we were) so plenty of large saucepans to cook in should be provided. The bedrooms were not as big as they looked in the pictures, the beds were awful, the room that had the king size bed in was the worst, the mattress was so thin & springy I found it hard to sleep the whole 7 nights I was there, I did phone up Sykes & asked for a mattress topper or something but nothing was provided, it left my husband & I with very bad backache afterwards. The room that had twin beds made into one queen size bed was very uncomfortable too, I assumed that when you put two beds together the mattress that is on top is a queen size one too or at least a topper of some sort but no, it just had a bedsheet over it so when you lie on it you can feel the crevice against your back which meant the couple who shared the bed with their toddler didn’t sleep well either. I have to mention the en-suites in 3 of the bedrooms, they looked like they were built into the rooms & none of them had any sort of air vent or ventilation or a window to open, so if you had a shower there was a damp smell lingering afterwards presumably from the condensation. There was an incident that happened to us on the day we arrived too, we noticed a couple of lads looking over the garden wall watching us (the wall is waist high), they were stood watching for a good 8-10 minutes so my sister & her husband went out to approach them, the lads saw them & ran to which they followed them & saw them run into a black car & speed off. This is a very scary & unnerving incident, we thought we would lock all the doors & try to just get on with our holiday but we noticed that the front door only had the one lock which was used to enter the house with, there were no extra dead bolts or anything to make it more secure, the back door also didn’t have any extra locks either. Even though we had no more incidents we still didn’t feel as safe as we could have felt. The only good thing about this holiday was the view out to the sea, it’s very picturesque. Another thing I also do have to mention which I think is very suspicious is that 7 days after we came back from Roa Island House I got an email saying that I had apparently broken a lamp & left it on the kitchen table, & so £50 had been taken from my account. They sent me a picture of the said broken lamp but I was shocked as we had left the house as we had found it, even cleaned it too before we left. The suspicious thing is that there is another person who stayed here before us & was accused of doing the same thing, breaking a lamp & leaving it on the kitchen table & having £50 taken from their account. Strange this coincidence don’t you think? So based on all these experience’s my family & I won’t be returning here.
Visited July 2019
Written 30 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

emmap15
emmap15
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
fab location lovely house, few disappointments beware of being chaged for items after leaving!!
We booked this for a family get together for a special occasion with a view of it becoming an annual destination. The location is fab and the size of the house is perfect. The bedrooms are great very comfortable beds nice quiet rooms. we were a big group and all had plenty of space when all together in the living room too. was great to have a ground floor room and accessibly bathroom for my mother who is in a wheelchair. The negative point was on arrival the conservatory was leaking but we did receive a phone call that morning to inform us. The football table was in the conservatory however there was a large sheet of glass left stood up on the floor against the windowsill which prevented us from letting the little ones walk around in there. we did not want to move this incase it was damaged. the second major issue was the door to the ground floor bedroom which was used my by mother was hanging off when opened. thankfully my brother had his tools in the car and was able to re drill this and repair it. this may sound trivial but as it was a wheelchair user opening the door this was dangerous. Apart from this we had a great weekend and everything was provided for us for example plenty of kitchen wear etc good space. good parking spaces. be warned when leaving we had £50 taken from our account for a replacement lamp that was allegedly broken. Knowing we broke nothing whilst there and the picture of the replacement lamp we do not even recall seeing in the room where they have said it was damaged. On asking for proof of the damage we have been denied this as we wanted pictures of the damage and the location of this lamp. all they would tell us was that it was in the kitchen area. We left this house very clean and even washed the floors before leaving. whilst we put the initial safety issues to one side and would have booked again this after charge and ignorance with the customer service we would not be using this house again.
Visited March 2019
Written 22 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Anthony L
Anthony L
Cambridge, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely place to stay
We were a family group of 10 enjoying a holiday exploring the Lakes, it is a great house and perfect for large groups.
Visited September 2018
Written 1 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

gillela s
gillela s
Hyderabad, India20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect family friendly cottage
We were a group of 15 aged 3-40 everyone had amazing time, we stayed at the Roa island house for Christmas. The location is amazing, the views are breathtaking. The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. There is a hot tub, steam room, Foosball table, mini library and a good collection of DVD's. The kitchen was very well equipped to cook for all of us. I highly highly recommend this rental to anyone who is looking for a wonderful holiday.
Visited December 2017
Written 5 January 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mark Boulton
Mark Boulton
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent for larger groups (we were 14) for special occasions
On Roa Island overlooking lifeboat station. Large very well renovated house taking up to 16 though more comfortable for 14. Excellent amenities; apart from needing to take your own logs if you like open fires, everything we needed seemed to be there. Considering it was almost zero outside in late No ember the house was pleasantly warm. Good to see LEDlamps fitted throughout though those in zrooms like the kitchen and for bedside reading lights could be a bit brighter - a minor detail. The Dock Museum close by in Barrow is a must; lots to see and charming staff.
Visited November 2017
Written 3 December 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

1974T
1974T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ms
Had an amazing weekend celebrating 50th birthday with friends, great house and facilities, minor hot tub issue quickly resolved
Visited October 2017
Written 23 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Tennis court
Bathroom and laundry
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Parking
  • Parking available
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Entertainment
  • Television
Additional amenities
  • Sauna
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle

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Map
Getting there
Newcastle Airport
143.9 km
Restaurants
The Owl & The Pussycat
6.2 km

Bosuns Locker Cafe
1 min

Crown
7.1 km

Oscar's
7.3 km
Attractions
The Dock Museum
6 kmSpeciality Museums

Furness Abbey
6.9 kmAncient Ruins

Piel Island
13 minIslands

Barrow Park
5.6 kmParks
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 15 min walk)Tennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Roa Island House, Roa Island

Roa Island House, Roa Island is able to accommodate up to 16 guests. See all property details.

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