It was over a year ago when we booked a little holiday cottage on the Cumbria coast. Driftwood Cottage near Bardsea was booked up twelve months in advance ( its that popular) so patience had to be practised.At last January 2015 arrived. Yay! It was very much worth the wait. We chose Driftwood because it is right on the beach, has a toasty wood burner, five minutes walk to the pub, its dog friendly ( welcoming 3 well behaved hounds) and its done out in a fresh nautical style. The views over Morecambe bay are spectacular from the large picture windows in the lounge area. Pink sunrises and windy walks on the beach are mandatory. 🙂
Inside the cottage is so cozy. We made the most of having a wood burner and there was even a telescope to admire the scenery and the wildlife. We really liked the coffee table in the lounge which was made from an industrial cable drum.
Everyday we walked on the beach with Hugo. Happily we were blessed with pretty good weather for January and some days the sky was reflected in the sand. 🙂
The bay was always busy with wading birds and we even saw a couple of shelducks. If anyone knows what the birds below are, please let me know.
The beach held other surprises too……
The cottage is only five minutes walk from the village of Baycliff which has two pubs, a farm shop and a childrens play area. We actually only went to one of the pubs, ‘The Farmers Arms’ which is dog friendly ( the owners made a real fuss of Hugo), has a small selection of real ales and serves delicious food. Its best to book if you want to eat there though. Weekends and Wednesdays( Fish and Chips Night) especially.
I will post about a couple of places we visited whilst staying at the cottage soon. Being out of season though, a lot of the attractions below are not yet open. But you may find them useful in later months. We were also a little limited by Hugos car sickness. Not much fun traveling with a puking puppy! So we tended to stay quite local. Not that we minded, as Driftwood Cottage and the surrounding area are quite beautiful.Wouldn’t you agree? X
Family days Out.
Wild Life Oasis Park.
The Lakes Aquarium at Lakeside, Windermere.
Tree Top Trek.
Old Hall Farm at Bouth.
Take the dogs too.
Conistone Priory and grounds.
Lakeland Motor Museum.
John Barrow Monument on Hoad Hill.
Ulverston’s Laurel and Hardy Museum.
Lake Windermere Cruises.
La’al Ratty Steam Railway.
12 thoughts on “Driftwood Cottage ~ Baycliff.”
It looks like a wonderful place for a holiday!
It is.Really tranquil and beautiful.Loved our stay.Xx
You have some really gorgeous photos there. Morecambe is always better viewed from a distance!
Morecambe bay stretches all the way past Ulverston so didn’t see good old Morecambe. You could make out Blackpool tower though on a clear day.
Looks like you had fun, great photos too!
Thanks we really enjoyed it !
Gorgeous, I’m seriously considering booking ASAP- needed somewhere lovely to go with friends and the fact it has a scope gets bonus points!!! Ps top bird is a curlew, the other one’s a redshank 🙂
oh thanks for letting me know.There are lots of oyster catchers too and it was lovely to see the shelducks.I hope you manage to book it.x
What a beautiful cottage, your photography is lovely especially the beach. Big sky! Sounds idyllic, you could tell the owners about your blog post, its such a great advert for their cottage!
Thanks! I did leave a comment in the visitor book that I Would probably do a post about it , so you never know , she might read it. We had a fab time there.x
Looks utterly stunning! What a fab place to stay 🙂
Oh it was wonderful. We really enjoyed our stay. X