£310 £280 - £960

Duddon Valley
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open fire
Nearest Pub:
3 miles

A warm welcome to Brighouse, a wonderfully situated character cottage for six high on the fellside above the charming Duddon Valley. With glorious views, fell walking right from the door, a stream tumbling past and absolute seclusion to offer, it is a world away from the stress of 21st Century living. Brighouse is a former farmhouse 200m down a lane from the winding Ulpha Fell Road that takes you to it. Sleeping six guests in three comfortable bedrooms and boasting countless period details while having all the comforts of home it's a place that lovers of peace and tranquility will want to visit time and time again.

This south western side of the Lake District is less visited than the bigger tourist hubs and as such remains unspoiled and quiet. There is plenty of walking directly from the door with footpaths and bridleways snaking around the valley and over the moor. Some of the less frequented Wainwrights, such as Green Crag and remote tarns such as Devoke Water are even walkable from the cottage. Crosby Gill comes tumbling past the farm and offers some wonderful wild pools for the hardy outdoor swimmer. Seathwaite village is blessed plently of enjoyable low level walks as well as a much loved local pub just three miles away.

The surrounding area offers plenty of attractions with lovely Eskdale just a 15 minute drive away. Here you can jump on the narrow gauge steam railway known as the La'al Ratty. Making its way from the coast at Ravenglass to the foot of the fells at Boot it's a gloriously picturesque route hauled by heritage locomotives. Why not visit the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Museum at its terminus or potter up to Muncaster Castle, one of West Cumbria's best reviewed attractions? In the opposite direction from the cottage there's Coniston (13 miles) and Broughton-in-Furness (5 miles) to explore. Coniston's history can be explored at the Ruskin Museum or you could hire a boat and imagine yourselves in Swallows and Amazons on the lake where Arthur Ransome was inspired to write the story. Broughton-in-Furness is a lovely little market town nearby. Here you'll find several good pubs and cafes, a superb butchers and grocers and a much-loved village bakery.