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Moss Side Farm Cottage

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Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "If you’re looking for a break in the lakes, without the annoyance of the hustle and bustle of tourists like you find at Bowness for example, then this is exactly the place you need to book."

    The character filled 500 year old cottage is located within a working farm with a small campsite to the side. Not once were we disturbed by any jobs being done on the farm or the campers coming and going. The hot tub was in a perfect location to enjoy some of the scenery but still isolated from view of campers and sheltered from the wind. The various animals wandering around the farm were a constant source of entertainment and enjoyment, the dogs were all extremely well behaved and comical - the highlight for us was the unexpected litter of 4 week old puppies we were welcomed by which made leaving here that little more difficult! The walks around that are listed in the welcome book were clearly instructed and perfect for dog walkers - just be prepared for some hills if you’re used to more flat walking. Thank you again to Louise and her family for being wonderful hosts and we look forward to coming back in the future

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0Jun 2024

  • "A real gem of a place."

    Beautifully presented 400 year old cottage on a working farm. If you'd like a place to relax after a day walking around the lakes, this place is perfect . There are friendly dogs, cows , pigs, and goats which love being fussed over. Guaranteed good nights sleep in this cottage. Three generations of us stayed at moss side Farm Cottage, and all of us felt the benefits . The owners are very nice and helpful if needed . The only downside of our stay was having to leave after a fantastic time. Highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Moss Side Farm."

    The cottage was cosy but roomy enough for 7 of us. Louise (owner) is easy to contact and very friendly. A special thankyou to her for taking the trouble to post back a loved "teddy". Everyone we met was so friendly and the area is beautiful. The younger ones loved playing with the dogs and the hot tub was lush. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Muhammad4.7Feb 2024

  • "When we arrived in the dark we were welcomed by a cottage that was reminiscent of the cottage in the romantic film The Holiday."

    Warm, welcoming and just so perfect for our Christmas break. The children loved the farm, we all loved the star gazing and I loved the pure beauty of this traditional farmhouse cottage. The whole experience was just what we needed and the location is perfect to travel to lots of beauty spots. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2023

  • "We booked the cottage for 3 days over the Christmas period, it was absolutely fantastic."

    Very clean and tidy, great location, all the facilities that we needed. A great experience of an English cottage, we will be looking to book again in the summer to enjoy the local area. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very impressive cottage ."

    Loved our stay. Couldn’t have picked a better stay, we will be back

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Dec 2023

  • "The house is a traditional farmhouse with lots of low wooden beams, antique furniture and beautiful rugs strewn around."

    The enclosed garden was perfect for our two dogs. There are plenty of walks around although the nearest pub is 7 minutes away in the car and the nearest shop some distance. The location is beautiful but be mindful that there is a campsite which was close to the end of the garden which was fine by us. The hot tub was wonderful after a days walking.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Sep 2023

  • "Our second stay, and we love Moss Side Farm."

    It's homely, comfortable and we were made so welcome. It's just as one would expect from a Lakeland working farm. You can tell that every effort is made here for our comfort and for an easy, friendly holiday. Love the Farm, all the animals and dogs, just chilled and fun, and beautiful!

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Aug 2023

  • "Moss side has the potential to be a fabulous holiday cottage."

    The location for exploring the southern lakes is great and the hot tub in the back garden is a lovely welcome back. A welcome pack and some general instructions would have been great on arrival as we spent the rest of the week guessing what was required of us with rubbish/hot tub maintenance etc). Unfortunately I suspect people before us had been smoking and the smell had lingered which did not help the greeting either) The mugs in the kitchen were fabulous for a homely brew, sadly the rest of equipment was a bit sparse, only just enough sets of cutlery for each of us, so we either had to wash upon run the dishwasher between every meal (we also had to buy a pan to do breakfast pancakes), however we do cook most meals when away, so maybe not an issue if you eat out most of the time I hate to list niggles - all in all it was what we needed, but did not feel quite like the 'treat' we thought we had paid for

    Reviewed by Rachel2.2Jul 2023

  • "I found this cottage to smell bad and was damp."

    It was very unclean. The owner also approached us and assumed we as a family had left the top gate open. When we said we didn't do it she then went on to say well its never happened before. This upset myself and my family. To practically being called a liar is down right rude. Our children never touched the gate and jumped it at all times without touching the latch. On the advert it states that our animals should be well behave however one of their collies bit my daughter and her boyfriend on the ankles while we were outside our property. What I will say is the other animals on the farm were beautiful and friendly. We will miss them. The cost for this farmhouse is very expensive for what you get. Disappointed on accommodation and treatment from the owner on that one occasion stated above.

    What can I say..............If your teenage children go round the farm letting the animals out I cant simply smile and pretend everything is fine. Farms are not a free for all playground, they are places of work and safe homes for our animals. While we welcome guests to enjoy their stay on the farm, we have to have rules to keep everyone safe. One of these rules is please dont let the animals out of their field/enclosures. Fine, its not actually written anywhere but its simple common sense. If those 8 horses that were let out had made their way to the main road they could have caused a serious accident. You loved the cottage on arrival, you were thrilled with it, even came round and knocked on my door to tell me so. Funny how opinions can quickly change. Even though I was boiling inside, I kept my cool, I was polite, I was professional. I treated you all with respect, as a host, thats what I do. As they say in these parts "There's nowt as queer as folks" says it all. The cleaner couldnt beleive her eyes when she entered the cottage on your departure. We couldn't make out if it was food stomped into the bedroom carpets or vomit! Liquid soap smeared all over the shower rooms, etc etc. We have taken pictures. Im not going to continue on this track. Enough said. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn2.5Jul 2023

  • "What a wonderful place."

    Being in a working farm was lovely. From being greeted by a cute dog, to having goats eat outside of the window added to the experience. The kids loved it. The cottage was what you want from a country cottage and was very spacious. The hot tub is set in a nice private garden and a treat after a day out. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The cottage is set in a beutiful quiet part of the Lakes, but is only a short drive to the more popular areas. In all this was a very enjoyable week in a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by George4.7Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely loved staying here."

    Wonderful cottage and location, lovely hosts, reasonable price. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Will4.1Jul 2023

  • "It's a great cottage if you have dogs we had a lovely time only thing is it could do with more cutlery and small plates and I would take an ovenglove with you and take your own pillows if you like more than one."

    Nice cottage In a nice location would definitely book again

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage in fabulous location."

    Could do with a welcome pack to work heating, tv and general stuff but that would be the only constructive feedback. Would definitely come again

    Reviewed by Deeon4.7Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at the cottage."

    Couldn’t use the hot tub as it had no protection from the rain, which was a shame, but it was cosy, warm and just what we needed.

    Reviewed by Jen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Party of six friends in need of a break."

    The farm house was relaxing and set in an idyllic location. Being on a working farm we were visited by many animals and the little dogs made our stay complete bliss. Recommend to anyone one who needs to relax.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Sep 2022

  • "The owner greeted us when we arrived and was warm and friendly and gave us all the information we needed."

    The cottage was beautiful, just what you would expect from a 400 year old character cottage. I would definitely recommend it and hope to come back.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fabulously quirky old cottage perfect for our large family."

    Loved the hot tub and how quiet it was. Plenty of animals both feathered and furry paid a visit to us while we there. We will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Tanya4.7Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful place, so comfortable and stress free."

    We loved the animals wondering around, they made the pace extra special. A really relaxing experience, just what a holiday should be. Definitely returning next year!

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Jul 2022

  • "Amazing place to get away from the rat race and live healthy!"

    Please try it x

    Reviewed by Tammy5.0May 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay!"

    Thank you so much. Only point that didn’t bother us at all but might bother others was a few cobwebs that had been missed by the cleaners for a good while. The place is beautiful. The walks on the grounds amazing and the children absolutely loved being able to walk around and see the animals every day. We would definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by Bethany4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely stay at Moss Side."

    Cottage was great and exactly as described. Louise was lovely and made us very welcome. Great location for touring South Lakes and surrounding area. Would deft recommend.

    Reviewed by James4.7Apr 2022

  • "Very helpful and friendly."

    Great place for children hot tub a hit. Very comfortable. Broughton has Post Office, Petrol station, Butchers Bakers Grocers. So no need to travel too far for supplies. Our two boys want to go again so they think Moss Side is great.

    Reviewed by John4.7Feb 2022

  • "The cottage is in a really peaceful location despite being on a farm and next to the campsite."

    The hot tub was great, the bedrooms were all nice and comfortable and the animals wandering around were very entertaining. Only downsides were that the water pressure was quite low in the showers and toilets (but probably to be expected in such a rural location) and Wifi wasn't good so joining a Teams meeting had to be done by mobile 4g which just about coped. We don't have a car so travelled by train to Foxfield and the disused Coniston line is a really handy way to get to the cottage.

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful farmhouse that has kept and embraced all original features !"

    Louise was warm and welcoming. The kids loved feeding the pigs and watching the ducklings !

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage."

    The location is stunning. The owners are friendly and helpful. We hope to return to this special place!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2021

  • "Super cottage in a lovely location, perfect for exploring the Lakes."

    Big, spacious and with the added bonus of a hot tub to relax in at the end of a tiring day. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2021

  • "Friendly people, great spot, the house suited our needs"

    Reviewed by Ailsa3.4Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was much larger than expected which was great and had a good enclosed garden however some basics were missing such as a mop."

    The location was good but the farm also had a campsite which was right next to the cottage and was not expected. We envisioned a cottage away from it all but ended up sharing the space with about 50 other campers. The cottage was tired in places but I guess to be expected from an old house. The owner was very friendly.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.1May 2021

  • "My family and I had a wonderful time at Moss Farm Cottage."

    The views are to die for and the wealth of knowledge from the host was superb. Would highly recommend and definitely rebooking.

    Reviewed by Tara4.7Sep 2020

  • "Great location the owner was very friendly and nothing was too much trouble ."

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Sep 2020

  • "We stayed for a 2 night break."

    Only the two of us and two dogs. We loved this rustic cottage in really beautiful surroundings. Owner welcomed us and was really friendly. Great walks close-by. Be prepared .... 20 minutes to closest shop! Thank you for a great two days.

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was homely, cosy, spacious and full of character."

    Owners were very friendly and helpful. The site is run on renewable energy, which was great to hear. We had a great stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by Mathew4.4Aug 2020

  • "I’ve got to be honest."

    The level of cleanliness was disappointing, especially considering the current circumstances. We were told we could not check in until 5pm due to the extra cleaning that needed to be done due to COVID. I seriously doubly that any extra cleaning took place. The bathrooms were quite mouldy, we had to purchase bleach to clean the bathrooms and kitchen sink areas. There were thick layers of dust and cobwebs everywhere. Skirting boards, window sills and cooker was also dirty. We had to request for the hot tub to be emptied and refilled after only one use because it was cloudy, foamy and full of scum. However, the owners were nice and any requests were met. I would stay here again if the level of cleanliness was improved. The cottage is well equipped and the kids loved the animals and stream nearby. We loved the location, however the listing stated that Cottage is not overlooked by the campers when it actually is. The views are stunning and the walk to Broughton village only takes about 40 min.

    Reviewed by Nicola2.2Jul 2020

  • "This was a surprise weekend away for my husbands 30th along with his two brothers their partners and his mum and dad."

    We also had our two children aged 2 and 6 and our little beagle Belle. The cottage is beautiful very spacious and comfortable Louise and her partner were very helpful and near by if ever needed. We had a lovely walk in the area surroundings and our two little girls were very made up being able to see the animals and meeting Duchess for a stroke. All in all we got home yesterday evening and are already looking to return in the summer time so a massive massive thank you.

    Reviewed by Danielle4.7Feb 2020

  • "We enjoyed the most fantastic family weekend very cosy warm comfortable cottage in a lovely area with a lovely host."

    Many thanks

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Nov 2019

  • "Great Hot tub and house was lovely, and very comfortable."

    Owner was very helpful and pleasant.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Nov 2019

  • "A great, comfy cottage in a lovely location."

    The hot tub was brilliant. The owner was really friendly and everyone in our party had a really great stay.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Oct 2019

  • "Description clearly states that the campsite is not visible from the property."

    In reality there are tents to the front , side and rear clearly visible from every window and overlooking the garden and hot tub. There is a constant stream of people wandering in the yard and walking dogs along our boundary fence a few feet from the house. The listing was a complete misrepresentation of the truth. We did not come to a remote cottage in a quiet bit of Lakeland to be entirely surrounded by people, dogs and general hub bub. Person in charge completely uninterested, Sykes not answering the phone. Did not 3ven get a welcome and show around when we arrived. Just a key in the lock. First and last time booking with Sykes

    Reviewed by Judith3.1Aug 2019

  • "The location is 5 star the cottage definetly is not, there was a problem with mice eating the food in the kitchen and it was noisy at night from the owners dogs barking til 11 o clock and gone."

    The owner lady was pleasent enough. Problem with the cooker as old and dirty and all the markings worn away so did not know what knob was for what, all appliances were really old, when we asked for help we were told ohh I don,t know i have,nt used it (really helpful - not ) curtains in some bedrooms dnt fit the windows and you can not open the windows in some of the bedrooms so when it gets hot your hot !would not return.Hot tub was excellent think that is what your paying for and whole outside needs a good tidy up the pictures dnt show how neglected it looks.

    Reviewed by Julia3.1Jun 2019

  • "Settle in, meet Louise the owner, then enjoy the farmhouse, and the surroundings."

    Remember its a 400 year old building, rustic, and charming. The hot tub is brand new from Cumbria Spas and is a top of the range one, wow. Didn't expect that, though we knew on booking a hot tub was there, not a new one though with lighting, various jet settings etc, it will take many hours to warm up after you arrive due to the owners cleaning it out for you to use, so it may be a late one the first night if you wish to enjoy it. Was a pleasure staying on a working farm, and the walk into the village about 2 mile and worth it, three good pubs too, though for real ale drinkers the stand out one is the Manor Arms, great pub, everyone so friendly, you know its good when at 4pm on a Wednesday its busy, 8 real ales on offer, and think 7 of those were £2.80 a pint, reasonable in the Lakes. A really good walk is towards Woodland, and beyond, you could spend all day exploring around that area, and its straight from the lane to the left as you leave the site, you will see the signpost for it. All in all a very enjoyable week had by all, laid back, and you don't feel intimidated by the place like some I have stayed at, its not 5 star luxury, just a 5 star stay, will without a doubt look to book it again in the future.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Jun 2019

  • "Everything about our stay was perfect."

    From the setting, to the cottage and the wonderful owners. We had everything we needed and couldn't have asked for a more perfect week.

    Reviewed by Anonymous5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely quaint little farm house, very nice chilled vibe and a great hottub."

    We loved the location as of was so quiet and the hosts were lovely and happy to help when we had a problem with the hottub.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.4Mar 2019

  • "The location was lovely with great views and it was easy to find."

    The cottage was great with many period features, comfortable furniture and everything we needed in the kitchen. The hot tub was fantastic too. The host was very welcoming, helpful and friendly. It’s a great place and the local area is beautiful with plenty of walking to be had around and the local village only 2 miles away with a choice of pubs and an easy walk along a former railway line. We had a great time and have already booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a brilliant time at moss side farm."

    The facilities were perfect with great comfort, plenty of space and a great hot tub. But the best parts were the setting, how friendly the owners were and their lovely dogs who came to say hello at every opportunity. Would love to go back

    Reviewed by Francis5.0Feb 2019

  • "Louise was so helpful."

    a lovely little cottage in a beautiful location

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Feb 2019

  • "Fantastic holiday home and made Christmas extra special spending it with the family"

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2018

  • "The owners were very friendly and made sure we had enough fire wood for the weekend we would go back to moss side again ."

    Reviewed by James4.1Nov 2018

  • "Loved this place ❤"

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Moss Side Farm cottage, it was perfect for our needs as large family with two dogs in tow and the owners were very friendly, welcoming and helpful whenever we spoke."

    The cottage is set in a beautiful location and local sites/attractions are within easy reach. The inside is very cosy, especially once the log burner is lit of an evening and the hot tub is the icing on the cake! We would love to return again :)

    Reviewed by Marie4.7Apr 2018

  • "Only disappointment was to be charged £30 for changing date of holiday the day after initially booking!"

    Reviewed by R5.0Apr 2018

  • "Cottage is fantastic and Louise is as helpful as they come :-) To make it even better we had great weather which for the lakes is a real bonus!"

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Mar 2018

  • "Amazing lovely cottage and the owners were very friendly defo coming back with the family."

    .. loved it

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2018

  • "We had a wonderful weekend at this beautiful property - the photos don't actually do it justice for how lovely it is."

    The owners were very accommodating and the setting is lovely. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Kimberley5.0Feb 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage in excellent condition."

    It was very homely and had great character. The rooms were spacious and the bedding was extremely comfortable. The hot tub was very large and of very good quality. All in all, my friends and I had a brilliant stay at Moss Side Farm Cottage and would love to return. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Safia5.0Dec 2017

  • "The owner was very polite and accommodating ,there were free eggs for breakfasts and for the grandchildren cake baking competition free logs for the fire and free views that were exceptional all in all a bargain."

    We all enjoyed a lovely week with a few pleasant walks thrown in the scenery is stunning as would be expected from the lake district .the grandchildren loved all the animals especially the giant horses that are very docile and friendly if available we would love to return in the summer.

    Reviewed by John4.8Oct 2017

  • "This cottage was lovely, thanks"

    Reviewed by Joanna4.4Oct 2017

  • "This was a lovely cottage that had plenty of room for us all to be together and have our own space when needed."

    The three generations of our family had a great time and we thoroughly enjoyed the use of the hot tub. The location although I had some difficulty in finding having driven past the first time was beautiful and breath taking. Very peaceful and enjoyable birthday break.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.6Oct 2016

  • "Really cosy cottage, near a nice town with lots of pubs and friendly atmosphere."

    really loved staying, when you're coming be sure to bring your own basics e.g. tea, coffee and washin up liquid,.

    Reviewed by Joshua4.8Sep 2016

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  • 4x double bedrooms
  • Sleeping 8 in total
  • Ground floor bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 7)
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Ample off road parking
  • Private, enclosed, lawned garden with hot tub and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: Due to the nature of hot tubs, the allowed age for hot tub usage is ages 16 and over and below this would be advised by the owner's discretion
  • Note: There is a second staircase to access the ground floor bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and the twin bedroom is accessed via this room
  • Note: There's a campsite within the farm ground, it can't be seen from the property
  • Note: you will need to provide your own towels

The property

Broughton-in-Furness 2 miles.

Traditional character semi-detached stone cottage, situated next to the owner’s home on their working livestock farm, close to the small market town of Broughton-in-Furness, Lake District.

This lovely 400 year old cottage is ideal for families and friends to use as a base from which to explore the picturesque countryside of the South Lakes.

This delightful cottage offers cosy, yet spacious accommodation.

Enjoy seeing ducks and hens free to wander in the farm yard and grounds and the horses grazing will surely delight younger members of your party.

Stepping into this comfortable and welcoming cottage with beams and exposed stone, you will feel tempted to sink onto one of the settees in front of the woodburning stove.

The kitchen is a true farmhouse kitchen with beams, range cooker, Belfast sink, slate floor and dining table with chairs.

Upstairs, one of the bedrooms has a traditional metal and brass-style bed and all have far-reaching views of the beautiful surrounding countryside.

The bathrooms are on the ground floor and one has a spacious corner bath, and a second staircase leads from this bathroom to the twin bedded room.

This cottage has an enclosed lawned garden to the rear overlooking the hills and woodland with outdoor furniture and a hot tub, perfect for relaxing at the end of a day with family and friends, and younger members in the party with surely enjoy the play area at the front of the cottage with a slide and swings.

Locally, explore Broughton-in-Furness with its ancient square, pubs, restaurant, bakery and shops, or walk, cycle or ride on the extensive bridle ways and cycle paths in the area.

Fancy more of a walking challenge?

How about the glorious Old Man of Coniston rising above the bustling village below, alternatively why not sample the cruises from the lake to enjoy the superb scenery?

This cottage is located at the gateway to the lakes with all its stunning scenery, but is also close to the wonderful west Cumbrian coast, making it a perfect place to stay all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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 visitor such 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.

Note: you will need to provide your own towels

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas