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Nether House

Broughton Beck, Cumbria
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Characterful detached cottage with original wooden beams and quirky features
  • Full of quaint and colourful style, this unique escape welcomes nine guests
  • EV charge point available at no extra cost
  • Coniston Water, the River Leven estuary, and popular Ulverston all within 7 miles
Property code: SZ587

Set in the lush farmland of the southern Lake District, this characterful house dates back to the 17th century, and is a wonderful holiday base for a group or larger family exploring the Cumbria countryside.

Dating back to the 1600s, this house is full of charm and character, from the open fire to the original wooden beams. Located next to a working dairy farm and surrounded by beautiful countryside, this traditional cottage offers welcoming accommodation for up to nine people. There's a country-style kitchen, fabulous dining room and characterful living room on the ground floor, and five bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor. Outside you'll find a wonderful large garden with different seating areas. Three dogs are welcome too but please do keep them on a lead around the neighbouring livestock.

The hamlet enjoys a peaceful, rural location. The fells behind the house have some great walking, so lace up your walking boots and head out to explore Kirby Fell, with incredible views west to the Duddon Estuary and the Isle of Man and east to Morecambe Bay and Levens Sands. The bustling market town of Ulverston is around a 5-minute drive away. There are lots of lovely independent shops, ideal for indulging in a spot of retail therapy, as well as restaurants, pubs, cafes and an independent cinema.

Your closest lake is magnificent Coniston Water (closely followed by Windermere). Hike up the mighty Old Man of Coniston above the town, wild swim or enjoy a cruise on the Steam Yacht Gondola if you prefer a more leisurely pace. Why not head south and spend a day on the coast? Enjoy a bracing coastal walk whilst taking in the stunning vistas out to sea, perfect for recharging the batteries.

As you’d expect from a country retreat, there’s a large boot room with a feature former fireplace and wonderful original slate flooring. Complete with coat hooks and welly racks, this is the perfect spot to leave wet coats and muddy boots before continuing your journey.

The quirky kitchen is well equipped with the essentials for a self-catering holiday. In here you’ll find an electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster and kettle. There’s also a free-standing slimline dishwasher, so there’ll be no need to fight over who must do the washing up.

Off the kitchen is a handy utility room that houses the washing machine and tumble dryer, as well as a useful ground floor WC.

The grand dining room is a fantastic backdrop for convivial meals, and two large windows let in plenty of light and provide beautiful views out over the garden. The charming living room is full of character. An inviting four-seater sofa, a high backed arm chair and a pretty two-seater sofa are positioned in front of the open fire, perfect for cosy evenings in. There’s also a smart TV for entertainment. At the other end of the living room is another floral two-seater sofa and two chairs. Overlooking the garden, ornithologists will love watching the comings and goings of the wide variety of birds.

The five bedrooms can be found on the first floor, so head up the traditional wood-panelled staircase to discover these.

The first bedroom you come to is a double room, overlooking the back garden and with a feature metal-framed bed. Opposite is the single room with a rustic wooden single bed, bunting, and wicker rocking chair. It’s a charming room with a handy chest of drawers and a lovely view over the garden from the window. Adjacent to the single room is the second double bedroom, a spacious room with a beautiful antique double bed and feature fireplace. A charming window seat overlooks the garden: a perfect spot for relaxing with a good book.

Further along the corridor are the two remaining bedrooms. The lovely twin room has matching wooden single beds, a handy dresser and a beautifully painted ornate chest of drawers. Last but by no means least is the king-size bedroom. The bed is perfectly positioned to take full advantage of the stunning views from the large picture window - ideal for a morning brew with a view! This bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom with a WC, washbasin and corner bath.

Also on the first floor is the spacious family bathroom with a WC, washbasin and shower over the bath, ideal whether you prefer a soak in the tub or a refreshing shower.

As well as having plenty of parking in the yard, the house sits in a wonderful garden. The garden gets the sun for most of the day, making it a delightful spot for some R&R. The large lawn areas are sure to be a hit with adults, children and dogs alike! There are also two different seating areas with outdoor tables, chairs and benches, perfect for al fresco dining. A wide variety of wildlife, from hedgehogs to barn owls, visit the garden so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for your animal neighbours.  This is also a cycle rack which can hold up to 10 bikes and an EV charger point in the yard, available at no extra cost.

The property is located next to a working farm and therefore there will be the associated comings and goings of a farmyard, including machinery and livestock. Indeed, a dairy herd of cows pass by the house to the neighbouring farm every day for milking. Please be sure to keep the gates to the house closed, to keep the cows out of the garden.

  • 5 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 single, 1 twin, 1 king-size
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 family bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC, plus 1 WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room
  • Open fire
  • TV in lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with outdoor furniture
  • Ample off-road parking in yard behind house
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Pub and shop 3 miles, Coniston Water 7 miles, Ulverston 3.5 miles
  • EV charging point available at no extra cost
  • Covered bicycle racks for up to 10 bikes
  • Please note the property is next door to a working farm with dairy cows and heavy machinery – please keep all gates closed
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


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Reviewed by Hollie 8th April 2022

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We had a glorious week at Nether House. We were a group of 6 adults and 4 children, there was plenty of space for everyone! Comfy beds, kitchen had everything you could want and we spent so many evenings eating all together at the big table. This house has so much character its so quirky and beautiful! As it was spring we enjoyed warm sunny days anRead mored cooler nights so lit the fire in the eve.Charged the car every night which was huge benefit and saved on fuel. Really cant wait to return! Hide

Reviewed by Arran 21st March 2022

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The host Caroline is absolutely lovely! Made us feel all very welcome! The house itself is beautiful! Location is amazing! Lovely and clean and great facilities! Honestly couldnt recommend this place enough! Will definitely book again! 10/10! Thank you for a lovely week full of happy memories! If your looking for a relaxing holiday, look no furtherRead more! Hide

Reviewed by Robert 29th October 2021

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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