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Driftwood Cottage, Leythey Lane, Baycliff, Bardsea, Cumbria, LA12 9RR

Description of the self catering property

Driftwood Cottage is a Bardsea cottage with 3 bedrooms for 5 persons and accepts pets. Prices start from £347. Driftwood Cottage is child friendly and is non smoking. Driftwood Cottage is a holiday property based in the pretty county of Cumbria.

Best Features

Sleeps: from 1 to 5

Pets: Yes

Contact Details

Contact Name: Sykes Cottages

Telephone: 01244 746200

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9 of 17 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 09/2022
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Stayed here 2nd sept-9th sept, had reservations after reading a previous review, yes the place needs a bit of TLC which the owner told me was due shortly, this did not in any way affect a wonderful stay with views to die for and a beach front that extends as far as the eye can see, it is a dog walkers paradise and the bird life feeding on the edges of the sea have to be seen to believe.Found the property cleaned to a decent standard and the patio area acceptable and a great place to sit out and watch the birds. The lane leading down to the property is very narrow and parking a bit tight, also getting out at the top of the lane is dangerous with a blind bend to your left,however with care we managed with a large 4x4 ! I would not recommend for a novice driver, this is what you expect for a secluded property.

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8 of 15 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 08/2022
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Had very high expectations but sadly disappointed

Wonderful location but the property has been neglected

internally and externally. It's tired, worn and a little

dilapidated. The freezer compartment of the fridge was

unusable and the oven's temperature gauge was none

existent- totally worn away. There were no instruction

manuals for any of the electrical utilities. There were a

number of faults - a poorly fitted(difficult to close) window &

blown glass in some of the panes. This obstructed some of

the views. Not very clean. A plus was that though 'tired

looking the sofa and chairs were comfy which was nice

after long walks and for reading, watching TV. Outside,

whilst the drive seems big it's not easy to manoeuvre in and

out of the property. The grounds themselves are untidy and

in need of some maintenance. The welcome chocolates &

wine were a nice touch and Amy the owner seems very nice

and was very apologetic about the window which makes me

sad to write such a poor review. Charging 1700 for the

week though I think is way above what this standard of

property is worth. We weren?t really comfortable so we left after 4 days into a 7 day break. With some TLC/a rebuild this property could be spectacular. I'm not demanding and

happy with basic but stuff has to work, be safe & be clean.

It gives me no pleasure leaving this review but it's why

reviews exist - to share both the good and not so good so

people can make better informed choices. Would I stay

again, even at a lower price? No.

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21 of 40 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  No Date of visit: 07/2022
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The property looks substantially different to the published photos here. The property is neglected and was dirty on arrival and in a poor state of repair. The owner provided no manuals for the cooker, oven, microwave etc. Dishes were dirty. The oven controls were unreadable. Window latches were loose making them insecure. The grounds were full of weeds and unkempt and the furnishing inside and out differed to the furnishings advertised. Would not recommend this property.

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Cleanliness: poor Location: good
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Review Added by: Anne Hinchliffe Review Added: 05.08.2022
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7 of 14 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 07/2022
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Driftwood Cottage is at the end of a very narrow lane which ends at the beach. Absolutely wonderful, peaceful and stunning views across Morecambe Bay. Loved watching the tide come in and go out, listening to the birds circling above. Only the occasional dog walker. The dogs were an absolute joy to watch as, once off the lead, they ran round and paddled and were obviously having lots of fun.

The cottage is very understated but gorgeous. The sofas and chairs in the lounge area very comfortable. There is a tv, but we spent most of the time soaking up those views.

There are 3 bedrooms and our bed was very comfortable.

Kitchen is compact but has everything you need including a dishwasher and a microwave. Only 2 of us so we did the washing up the old fashioned way.

I cooked from scratch most evenings but there are lots of local eateries nearby.

Sitting on the patio it felt like it was our own private beach-heaven.

Will we go back. I do hope so if we can ever get booked in as it is a very popular cottage.

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9 of 16 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 08/2019
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Highly recommend doesn?t matter the weather! Brilliant location, fantastic facilities, very comfortable and modern. Dog,kids mum and dad very happy all wished we could stay longer! Thank you lovely

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4 of 7 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 05/2019
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The location for the cottage is excellent. You couldn't be any closer to the beach. We had a lovely week in the cottage and our dog loved it. The cottage is lovely and clean and well equipped. Lovely long walks on the beach tired our dog out. Communication with our host was good. We had some fantastic sunrises during out stay.

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5 of 10 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 01/2017
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We had the very fortunate opportunity to stay at this cottage in the October half term, travelling from Somerset and arriving in the early hours, the cottage still felt very welcoming on arrival. The views were spectacular and surrounded with gorgeous scenery, the location was brilliant for travelling around the lakes and seeing Cumbria, which on the whole is breathtaking.

We have a young family and the cottage was very accommodating, providing a travel cot, highchair etc, even a dishwasher so we didn't have to do the dishes.

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37 of 60 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  No Date of visit: 01/2016
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Lovely cottage, very well appointed and right on the beach. We took our three dogs and went for long walks on the beach every day. In the afternoon we sat by the log burner and watched the tide come in - perfect. very quiet which is what we wanted and we went for visits to Ulveston and Kendal which are not far. We looked at re-booking before we left and the cottage was booked up until November! Just shows how lovely it is! could recommend highly enough, will definitely go back.

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55 of 78 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  No Date of visit: 07/2015
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This cottage is situated at the end of a quiet lane right on the beach. We booked in for a week but would have happily stayed longer as it was very comfortable.

The cottage is small but perfectly formed and was a great bolt hold to come back to after a day out exploring the local area. The log fire heated the cottage up very quickly and made snuggling down on a night with a glass of wine very relaxing.

We traveled as a family of four with 2 additional fury family members in tow - the dogs loved having the beach so close (made the early morning walk nice

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43 of 68 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  No Date of visit: 08/2014
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Situated right on the beach which was a perfect location for walking the dogs. The cottage was very well equiped with a modern kitchen and comfortable bedrooms. The panoramic views from the lounge were superb. If you want a relaxing and tranquil break in easy reach of the Lake District this is the place for you with or without pets.

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