How does a great value break on a remote working farm, with staggering views, in a marvellously quirky cottage for two sound to you? Well, if this sounds just the ticket then Duddon Mews should fit the bill. With an outdoor stone staircase still being the only way to access the first floor accommodation the cottage really does hark back to a bygone era. Set high on Birker Moor overlooking the fells of the Duddon Valley this wonderful location is the very antidote to the hustle, bustle and stress of 21st century life and is perfect for the kind of couple or solo traveller who enjoys adventure in the great outdoors. Near to beautifully unspoilt Seathwaite and with easy access to picturesque Eskdale the walking and cycling opportunities here are marvellous.
Duddon Mews is attached to the farmhouse at Hazel Head, a working sheep farm dating back to the 17th Century, with sheep, chickens and farm dogs on your doorstep. This south western side of the Lake District is less visited than the bigger tourist hubs and as such remains unspoiled. There is plenty of walking directly from the door with footpaths and bridleways snaking around the valley and over the moor. Some of the less frequented Wainwrights, such as Green Crag and remote tarns such as Devoke Water are even walkable from the cottage. Crosby Gill comes tumbling past the farm and offers some wonderful wild pools for the hardy outdoor swimmer. Seathwaite village is blessed with plenty of enjoyable low level walks as well as a much loved local pub just three miles away.
The surrounding area offers plenty of attractions with lovely Eskdale just a 15 minute drive away. Here you can jump on the narrow gauge steam railway known as the La'al Ratty. Making its way from the coast at Ravenglass to the foot of the fells at Boot it's a gloriously picturesque route hauled by heritage locomotives. Why not visit the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Museum at its terminus or potter up to Muncaster Castle, one of West Cumbria's best reviewed attractions? In the opposite direction from the cottage there's Coniston (13 miles) and Broughton-in-Furness (5 miles) to explore. Coniston's history can be explored at the Ruskin Museum or you could hire a boat and imagine yourselves in Swallows and Amazons on the lake where Arthur Ramsome was inspired to write the story. Broughton-in-Furness is a lovely little market town nearby. Here you'll find several good pubs and cafes, a superb butchers and grocers and a much-loved village bakery.
Duddon Mews is in a unique spot, 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.