Seathwaite, Duddon Valley, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 12134)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
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The property

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Ideal Lakes cottage”
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    • “This was just an ideal cottage for us. It is situated well up the Duddon Valley, which is quite unspoilt, and like stepping back in time to the Lake District as it was 50 years ago; glorious countryside and walks from the door. The cottage is beautifully appointed, warm, and quiet : it is reached by a short tarmacked drive off the lane, and looks out to the hills over a field that when we were there was full of Herdwick lambs. There is nothing else nearby apart from a couple of barns, so it feels very secluded. Down the road, only 5 or 10 minutes walk, is the Newfield Inn where we enjoyed a couple of really good pub meals. Yes, some of the beams are low and I cracked my head a few times, but it was worth it!”

    Railbuffs, Lancashire, United Kingdom, May 2015

    • “Our second time at Undercragg”
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    • “Location is everything if you like rural setting middle of know where and no phone reception or wifi for miles come to undercragg. Plus amazing walks from the cottage, huge garden, detached property ,very dog friendly. If you tall, please be aware low ceilings and beams upstairs and down at 5'5 i am short and cracked my head on the beam at the top of landing, but the house is 400 years old after all. On both visits a lovely homemade victoria sponge cake greeted us as well as a bottle of wine, shame it was Rose last time. This property is 400 years old so accept it maybe a wee bit cold perhaps rustic, etc in January. There is a spooky wooden cupboard in the living room above the door the wood carvings date from early 1700s. This was our second time staying, the place is so well looked after, whoever cleans and cares for place keeps it so well stocked, and very clean, you name it they have it, dog bowls, candles, wood, a coal shed, with a trust box, free coal and wood as a starter pack. Telly is ancient, however there are books, maps, board games, and all sorts of things to do in the cottage apart from the news in the evening we never really had the TV on. Amazing enclosed garden, location is superb, its so private apart from the occasioal farmer turning up to check on his cattle in the fields adjacent. The place has real historical importance to the area and the village of Seathwaite as its the birth place of the Reverent Robert Walker "wonderful walker" as knick named by the poet William Wordsworth. Must sees are the Newfield Inn with some rare stone floor only found in Seathwaite area, its also walking/staggering distance to the cottage, and also the church which has a very old tree in the grave yard which predates the church. Carry on past the cottage and you see some of most amazing scenery every in the duddon valley, the road follows the duddon river to cockley beck, avoid the hardknott pass into eskdale, it was one of the scariest roads I have ever seen, tight narrow and very steep. We had a lovely walk from Cockley Beck up some mountains we got some amazing views of Scafell. Down the road is the small village of Ulpha amazing woodland walks and the nearest 'tiny' shop, from Ulpha you can drive over the Berker Fell down to Eskdale Green and Eskdale Valley, or leave the car at the cottage and go for a hike up to Seathwaite Tarn. We also feel the price for a week in winter was very good value.”

    Azzamemjay, Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom, March 2015

    • “Remote, comfortable and homely cottage with walks from the door”
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    • “This is a lovely cottage ideal for those who want away from it all. Its a really homely cottage with lots of finishing touches, very clean and well equipped, comfortable beds but watch your head as it has very low beams and ceilings. Owner very friendly and gave good instructions, location very much in the mountains so no mobile signal. The road leading up to the cottage is reasonably good with passing places. There are walks from the door and the owner has supplied maps and books that tell you about the area which we found very helpful in planning the day trips. Definitely one that we will return to.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Norfolk, July 2013

    • “privacy, seclusion and comfort!”
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    • “We struggle to think of anything that was not already available at this beautiful cottage. The walks were superb from the doorstep onwards and the walled garden allowed for our Springer to have a spot of freedom whilst we indulged in our afternoon tea!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Portsmouth, December 2012

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    • “The cottage is excellently furnished, everything is there. This was our second visit and it still lived up to our expectations. In a lovely area, excellent for walking, running and relaxing. Will stay again.”

    Mrs Shattock, Taunton, November 2015

    • “Undercragg was a wonderful experience and a really joy to stay in. It is very lovely and in a fantastic 'away from it all' location.”

    Mr Goldthorpe, Lincoln, May 2015

    • “This was just ideal for us. The cottage was beautifully appointed, warm, clean and very quiet. The whole valley was quite unspoilt, like going back to the Lake District as it was 50 years ago.”

    Mr Aldred, Preston, May 2015

    • “Everything was perfect, couldn't have wished for better.”

    Mr Lee, Grimsby, April 2015

    • “We stayed there for 4 days and enjoyed every minute, the cottage was very cosy and full of personal touches. It was clean and everything you need for your stay, we had the pleasure of meeting the lady who owns it and what a lovely lady she was. Ideal for peace and quiet if that's what you are looking for, my springer loved the freedom and plenty of walks to go on, would recommend and will definitely be going back. Thank you for letting us stay at your cottage.”

    Mrs Rowley, Bridlington, March 2015

    • “The best cottage we've stayed in. The cottage was warm and well equipped with lots of welcoming touches. Brilliant location. Very clean - no evidence of previous visitors' dogs!”

    Mr Rich, Winchester, December 2014

    • “The very best cottage we have stayed in, excellent in all ways - great walking and pub etc.”

    Mr Jones, Kingskerswell, November 2014

    • “The property was excellent and the owners were very helpful”

    Mr Rees, Leicester, October 2014

    • “An amazing cottage with character and great walks in the area! We will be returning.”

    Mr Howell, Norwich, September 2014

    • “This has to be the BEST cottage we have ever stayed in. We have never seen such a well stocked "home." The owner obviously loves her home and ensures that visitors are catered for in every way possible. It was quiet, just how we like it, yet only 10 minutes from one of the best pubs in the Lake District. I honestly couldn't find fault with anything at all. We loved every minute and would definitely recommend it to anyone seeking peace and tranquility. LOVED IT!”

    Mrs Frith, Sheffield, September 2014

    • “A most enjoyable week with sunshine more than rain. Lovely walks from the door, Dow Crag, in particular, gives wonderful views. Undercragg cottage is one of the best we have ever stayed in; warm, comfortable, beautifully furnished and well-appointed. All the little homely touches were greatly appreciated.”

    Prof Renshaw, Edinburgh, May 2014

    • “The area is good for walking; plenty of paths, history, and general interest.”

    Mr Stretton-Smith, Abingdon, March 2014

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About the location


Millom 7.5 miles; Coniston 9 miles; Ulverston 9.5 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.

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