Set at the gateway to the tranquil Duddon Valley, Sykehouse Cottage is a delightful 17th century property nestled in the bustling village of Broughton-in-Furness. Laden with characterful features revealing the history of the building while having been thoughtfully renovated to a high standard it's a gem of a base to explore the southern Lake District. Sleeping six people in three comfortable bedrooms this semi detatched, Grade II listed cottage is ideal for a family or small group to relax. It has comfortable socialising spaces including a glorious sun room, a stylish warm living room, a modern kitchen and an enclosed garden with patio and raised lawn.
Broughton-in-Furness is a wonderfully welcoming example of a thriving Cumbrian village. Set around a Georgian village square with an obelisk at its heart, it boasts award winning pubs with great locally sourced food and real ales, two excellent cafes, a great play park, and a much-loved bakery, grocers and butchers shop. There are easy walks from the door including the Broughton Railway Path and the Duddon Mosses Nature Reserve. The village is nestled between the Irish Sea and the south western fells. Less visited than some of the more hectic areas of the Lake District, this area boasts some fabulous walking without the crowds. Why not head up to beautiful Seathwaite in the Duddon Valley and walk up Stickle Pike? You can even cheat a little and take the snaking narrow road over to Broughton Mills, meaning that you can start half way up! Alternatively, try one of the guided walks exploring the sands of the Duddon Estuary.
Beautiful Coniston lies nearby where there's lots of fun to be had on the water. If you're feeling energetic you can hire a rowing boat or kayak to explore the beaches around the five-mile lake. For a more leisurely exploration of the water, why not catch the beautiful Steam Yacht Gondola during the summer months? You could make a day of it and explore the rich cultural heritage on show at Brantwood, Victorian polymath John Ruskin's House. To stretch your legs, head up The Old Man of Coniston, the mighty peak standing guard over the town.