Seathwaite, Duddon Valley, Cumbria & The Lake District
Broughton-in-Furness 7 miles. A lovely detached cottage, near the hamlet of Seathwaite, at the head of the beautiful Duddon Valley just 7 miles from Broughton-in-Furness. This Grade II listed building, built in 1714, was the birthplace of Rev. Walker, who was the curate of Seathwaite for 67 years, and who is described in Wordsworth's sonnets. A real home-from-home and boasting magnificent views of some of the most beautiful countryside in the Lake District, this charming Lake District cottage provides warm, welcoming accommodation, including a sitting room with open fire, a delightful master bedroom with old beams, two lovely single bedrooms and a farmhouse-style kitchen diner. The peaceful, unspoilt Duddon Valley lies between Eskdale and Coniston, and offers unrivalled walking with superb views. A favourite of the poet William Wordsworth, the valley around this Lake District cottage is home to buzzards, peregrine falcons and red squirrels, while a host of wild flowers such as violets, primroses, bluebells and wood anemones decorate the hedgerows in spring and summer. From the towering peaks of Scafell, to the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, beautiful Wastwater and Muncaster Castle, there are many well-known landmarks in this awe-inspiring and beautiful area, within easy reach of this charming Lake District cottage, ensuring this stunning location will have visitors returning time and time again.
Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with open fire.
Electric storage heaters with open fire in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Sky, DVD, radio, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Rear garden areas with furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 7 miles (Post Office shop 3 miles in Ulpha). Pub 1 mile. Note: Some very low beams in parts of the cottage.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
About the location
Millom 8 miles; Coniston 9 miles; Ulverston 9 miles.
Dating back to the 11th century, Broughton-in-Furness is situated in the south western corner of the Lake District and is just six miles from Coniston Water. There is much to please the visitorsuch as a pretty, cobbled square complete with a splendid horse chestnut tree, enclosed by shops, pubs and homes, many of them Georgian in origin. The village provides an ideal base for a walking or climbing holiday, with ample opportunity to explore the rugged beauty of the Duddon Valley and the quieter Lake District fells. Norman Nicholson, one of Britain's finest 20th century poets and William Wordsworth, both immortalised this area in their writing and poetry. The village was home to Branwell Bronte, brother of the Bronte sisters, for a short time. The Furness railway line runs from nearby Foxfield and makes for an ideal day out, travelling the west coast of Cumbria. Set amidst the charm of the Lake District and close to the sea, this attractive town makes an inspiring choice from which to further explore a magical heartland of silver lakes, lofty towering peaks and lonely heather clad moors.