If you really want to escape to a romantic rural retreat, I cannot speak highly enough of Button's Cottage. We loved it so much we cancelled our other plans to extend our stay here, instead.
It's isolated, at least half an hour's drive to Ulverstone and there's no mobile or internet service (at least with our provider), but that's the beauty of it. I can't remember the last time I felt so relaxed! Although it's off the beaten track, it's easy enough to find. When you get to the windy gravel road keep going - you're nearly there!
The cottage itself is a little gem. Full of historic character and charm, yet equipped with all the basic modern conveniences you might need. Although it was quite brisk outside, we were warm and cosy inside and it was perfect weather for cooking up a hot soup with toasty bread from the supplies we'd brought with us.
There's plenty to do outside the cottage too. We tried our luck at fishing in the creek (there's fishing gear at the cottage) and took a hike to the waterfall (it can be slippery, so be sure to wear decent shoes/boots).
Our host Alison was friendly, warm and accommodating and made sure we were well provided for.
The only downside is that we had to come home - we'd have loved to stay longer!
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