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Browside - Duddon Valley

Duddon Valley, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Towels included
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At a glance

A cosy farmhouse with rustic wooden beams and plenty of historic charm Settle down by the wood burner or the open fire on colder evenings Embrace the rural surroundings with relaxing walks through Duddon Valley

Property code: SZ107

Perfect for families who want to be immersed in the beauty of the Lake District, this traditional Cumbrian farmhouse is surrounded by miles of beautiful landscapes to explore.

Do you ever dream of getting away from it all? Well this might be just the place for you! With no mobile phone signal or Wi-Fi, this property 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 the property, 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.

This 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 an 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 dryer 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!

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom - bath with a shower over
  • Electric oven and dishwasher
  • Utility room with microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Open fire and wood burner, an initial basket of wood is provided
  • TV
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • No mobile signal
  • Partially enclosed patio, orchard, and garden with a seating area
  • Private parking for two cars
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Nearest pub 2 miles, shops 10 miles
  • Accessed via a rough gated farm track
  • The cottage has low ceilings and door frames
  • Please note there is livestock in the surrounding fields
  • Short breaks available from Friday and Monday on selected dates - please call to book

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Reviewed by Amanda 30th October 2021

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wonderful gem - location is remote - views amazing and cottage superb. the owner is also really lovely and on hand if any problems

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The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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