Browside (Duddon Valley) is one of our NEW COTTAGES!
Do you ever dream of getting away from it all? Well Browside might be just the place for you! With no mobile phone signal or WiFi, Browside is a true escape from the stresses of everyday life. It's located in the most beautiful, and the most peaceful valley in the Lake District, where there are more sheep than people. The narrow road meanders down the valley, following the little river, with fells flanking either side. If you arrive in the evening, you'll see the fells behind bathed in a sunset glow.
The farm track leads up to the traditional Cumbrian farmhouse with its stone floors, low beamed doorways and comfortable, stylish furnishings. The morning sun lights up the courtyard area to the back of the house making it the perfect place to take a morning cup of coffee, while the patio to the front is great from lunchtime onwards, watching the light flit around the mountains all around you. Every step has been take to ensure your comfort from relaxing on the sofas in front of the open fire to a convivial meal round the kitchen table by the wood burner to the feather duvets that adorn the beds.
From Browside, the Lake District is your playground. Seathwaite Tarn behind the house is a 10 minute hike away (and the place where you can get mobile reception). Beyond the tarn is a range of mountains, with Coniston Old Man at the end there. To the front of the house is Harter Fell, dropping down to the Eskdale Valley on the other side. The Duddon is great for climbing with many famous crags to go at. Or there are plenty of wild swimming spots in the river - the most popular of which is Birk's Bridge, just a five-minute stroll away. A five-minute drive takes you to the steepest pass in England - Hardknott Pass leads you to Eskdale, or Wrynose Pass leads you to Ambleside.
Please note it's a good idea to bring food with you for the start of your holiday as the nearest food shops are in Broughton-in-Furness (10 miles) or Ambleside (15 miles).
Also note, if making a booking for August, the bridge at Seathwaite will be closed for repair between 19th July and 27th August 2021 and therefore approach to the cottage must be from Wrynose Pass (with no access to Broughton in Furness). Please do take care here as the road is very steep, narrow and windy. (Supermarket deliveries may also not be possible during this time because of the road closure, so we'd encourage you to make enquiries with the supermarket before placing an order.)