Browside (Duddon Valley) accommodation summary
Kitchen with dining
'Cold' room (useful for storing drinks)
Second king bedroom
Bathroom (with shower over bath)
Patio area to front
Small garden area to the back
Orchard to the side
Note that the track to the cottage is a rough gated farm track that is quite steep in places. Not to be done in a car with a low wheel base.
Parking for two cars
Arrival Time: 16:00
Departure Time: 10:00
Towels will be provided
A single dog is welcome at an additional charge of £20.00
The cottage is non-smoking
Initial basket of wood provided. Further wood available at £6 per basket.
This is a cottage with low ceilings and even lower door frames.
No mobile reception.
If you are bringing a dog, please be aware that there are sheep in the surrounding fields.
Please note, if making a booking for dates in July and the first half of 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. 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.)
Brow Side is a superb house in a supreme location. It's one of the oldest farmhouses in this ancient valley and comes complete with wonky floors, low doorways and fabulous views! Open the front door into a wide hallway, laid with slate from Walna Scar - one of the surrounding fells. To the right is the lounge with its open fire and comfortable sofas. There is satellite TV and a selection of DVDs for you to borrow. The kitchen is spacious with electric oven, dishwasher and plenty of storage cupboards. The enormous fridge (with freezer drawers below) and microwave is in the utility room just beyond the kitchen (which also houses the washing machine and additional storage cupboards). Back in the kitchen there is a small wood burner with a dining table placed by the window to take advantage of the stunning views of Harter Fell and Scafell beyond. There is also a handy 'cold' room which used to be the old dairy. This still has the original slate work surfaces that have been here for hundreds of years. It's a handy space for storing drinks to keep them cool.
A staircase with shallow stairs leads to three bedrooms upstairs and a bathroom. Two of the bedrooms have king size beds with luxurious feather duvets. They are also furnished with a chest of drawers and hanging space. The twin bedroom has two single beds, a chest of drawers and fabulous views out to the garden and the fells beyond. The bathroom has a bath with electric shower over.
Outside is a feeling of space and yet more space. To the front of the house is a patio area with seating - it's the perfect place to watch the sun go down, catching the very last rays of sunshine. To the side is an orchard with trees to climb. To the back is a small garden area with seating so you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning as the sun comes up.
The barn next door is useful for bike storage and can be locked. A tumble drier is housed here and there are logs for you to help yourself to (on an honesty payment basis). There are pegs on the wall to hang wet coats and even wetsuits if you've been swimming in the river below or the tarn above!