For visitors to Cumbria who want to escape to a lesser-known, but no-less beautiful area of the county, West Point House on Walney Island is the perfect solution.
Stretching along the Furness Peninsula’s south west coast, Walney’s West Point House provides visitors with perfect access to part of Morecambe Bay’s historic coastline, while only being a 30 minute journey by road or rail to the border of the Lake District – UNESCO World Heritage site.
Ideal for families or groups who want to relax and explore in equal measure – without breaking the bank, the accommodation is just a seven minute walk from Earnse Bay – widely regarded as one of the finest beaches in Cumbria.
After a day of beach-combing and exploring the rock pools, a peaceful retreat awaits guests returning to West Point House – where the modern, spacious bedrooms, living spaces and kitchen are all designed for you.
With a varied array of 36 bedrooms including standard, doubles and ensuites - West Point House is perfect for large family gatherings or even a “whole house” takeover for groups wishing to explore the area or host an event, we also have a spacious conference room and garden that can be utilised for meetings or activities. Please contact us to see how we can accommodate your party. Whole house takeovers are subject to a minimum 2 nights stay.
Think of West Point House as a self-catering hotel, ensuring your food is served just how you like it. The large kitchen means no waiting, with guests able to make use of two ovens, three hobs, three microwaves, toasters… in fact, everything you need to cook your favourite meals at what can literally be described as a home away from home.
Even better, three dishwashers are installed for quick, easy cleaning up afterwards; and our friendly and helpful staff means West Point House remains a clean, tidy and welcoming environment.
The lounge, complete with large windows for plenty of natural light and high ceilings, is complete with a 65” TV – including Sky and sports packages, and of course – Netflix.
We also boast a large dining area which spills out into our beautiful and sunny garden, complete with complimentary BBQ facilities you can enjoy during the warmer months - we are also dog friendly so your four-legged friends have an amazing outdoor space to have fun and frolics.
For those seeking a slightly quirkier style of accommodation we have an enchanting and nature filled space neighbouring known as West Point Woods - for guests who wish to spend time stargazing over a campfire and sleeping in one of our bohemian yurts, complete with upcycled furniture, four poster double bed, gas log burner and BBQ cooking facilities, it is a fantastic option for couples or families wanting a more outdoor and nature driven experience.
Beyond the boundaries of West Point, Walney’s two nature reserves are the home of an abundance of wildlife including the Walney seals – which you may have even seen on TV’s Countryfile.
There’s plenty more to explore from the door too, with the 12th century Furness Abbey, Piel Island (complete with seasonal access by a small ferry), great cycling routes including The Bay Cycleway – and the Dock Museum, which celebrates the area’s world famous shipbuilding heritage.
Slightly further afield – but still only a matter of minutes, visit the improved South Lakes Safari Zoo in the neighbouring town of Dalton, or check out the stunning coast road on the way to Stan Laurel’s birthplace, Ulverston – taking in Birkrigg Common along the way. Boasting stunning views across Morecambe Bay, described by travel writer Bill Bryson as one of the most beautiful places on earth.
And finally – how can we forget… Barrow offers a variety of shops – from high street names to quirky independents., including the Last Resort Café (featured in JK Rowling’s Career of Evil book) Upon your return to West Point House – there’s free parking on-site, along with reliable, superfast WIFI so you can tell your friends all about the great time you’re having.
We hope to welcome you soon!
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Rooms available from £50 per night per room
|Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
When you get onto Walney Island we suggest that you use the directions below rather than your Sat'-Nav', as we have noticed that most Sat'-Nav's take you the long way round for some reason!
Drive on to Jubilee Bridge, take the right hand lane
Drive past the Ferry hotel, past the Nautical Club then take the fourth left onto Mill Lane. Please go slowly past the school (it is a 20mph zone). Take the first right after the Fire Station. You are now on West Shore Road. Take the 2nd right into Eden Ave'. This road bears around to the left onto Solway Drive, ahead in the distance is a large property on the right hand side – this is West Point House Drive into the second driveway & the front door is just to the right of the car park
By public transport, get the train to Barrow in Furness, then walk to the to Forestor’s Solcitors on Duke Street (bus stop H) take the number 2 bus to West Shore/Derwent Bank and walk 7 minutes up the road until you see West Point House on your left hand side. Alternatively, get a taxi from the Railway station. Local taxi companies are City Linx 01229 232323, Street Cars Taxi (01229 432432) Acacia Taxis (01229 43 43 43) West Point House offers a shuttle service, please ask for a lift with 24 hours notice to ensure staff availablity.
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