Brighouse accommodation summary
Twin room (this room can be made up as a super-king, please advise on booking if you require this)
Cobbled courtyard with ample parking
Gardens all around the property
Lockable space for bikes (Discuss locking with the owners)
Important: The lane to the house is a farm track and is rocky in places. Care should be taken and vehicles with low clearance are not recommended.
Brighouse Cottage is a unique spot in a very secluded area, off the beaten track. The owners are always happy to answer any questions you may have, so you can ensure this will be the right spot for you. Please give our offices a call for more detailed information or with any questions you may have.
Logs for the fire can be bought from the farm
Towels will be provided
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
The house is heated by electric heating
WiFi access is available at the property
2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking
Please note that the Wi-Fi can be affected by things like the weather, due to the rural location of the property.
Brighouse is a wonderfully secluded period cottage sleeping six people on Birker Moor high above the tranquil Duddon Valley. The house is filled with period features such as original stone flag floors, a wonderful traditional range with open fire in the living room, thick stone walls and beams aplenty. Aside from this it still has all the comforts of home and makes a wonderful haven for those who crave peace and seclusion.
On arrival at the property guests enter directly into the kitchen. This boasts the original stone flag floor and has light coloured walls and units. It is well equipped with a double gas oven and gas hobs, a dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer. There's also a window seat for sitting and enjoying your morning cuppa.
From here you move through to the large beamed living room which is focused around the wonderful range and open fire. There's a TV with DVD and Freesat and a selection of books, games and DVDs thoughtfully left by the owners to keep you entertained. There's a door here out to the enclosed lawned garden to the rear of the house. The separate dining room is also accessed from the living room, it's a lovely space for long post-dinner chats with a decorative fireplace and wooden dining set.
The handy utility area is also on the ground floor with a washer, tumble dryer, downstairs WC and washbasin. The room also has plenty of space for coats and muddy boots.
The curved staircase leads from the living room to the first floor. This is quite steep so care should be taken but you are rewarded with a wonderful view at the top. In fact this is the only farmstead in the Duddon Valley from which you can see the sea. Firstly to the double bedroom, this has a double wooden bedstead, a wardrobe, dresser, decorative fireplace and a glorious view to Stickle Pike on the other side of the valley. Secondly to the twin room, this has zip and link beds which can be made up as a super-king if you would rather (please advise on booking if this is the case). There's also a wardrobe and dresser for storage and a lovely window seat making the most of the views to the fells and Crosby Gill running past the house. Lastly the second double bedroom has a wardrobe, dresser and a view to the garden. The family bathroom is also on the first floor which has an electric over-bath mixer shower.
Outside the house is an absolute joy. Aside from just taking in the spectacle of the far reaching fell and moorland views there are gardens to be enjoyed on all sides. The enclosed rear garden is surrounded by traditional dry stone walls around its mature trees and large sloping lawn. It's a wonderful space for enjoying a sunset glass of wine or just watching the children cartwheel to their heart's content. To the front there is also an enclosed lawned area and outdoor dining furniture for making the most of sunny evening meals or even for star gazing with these wonderful dark skies. Crosby Gill runs through the farmland and makes a wonderful place for little ones to paddle and indeed if you follow the beck then there are some magical wild swimming pools to find. The property is surrounded by farmland and the owners have a working sheep farm just up the lane. Utterly fascinating for little ones, especially at lambing time when you'll be able to see lambs gambolling about in the fields all around. (Please keep dogs under control at all times).
In all, this is the perfect place for visitors wanting real seclusion, rugged beauty and stunning countryside.