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Church View

Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 6762)

4.6

(49 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 9

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was lovely, Paul kindly brought us logs and kindling for the log burner, but the house was so warm we didn’t use it."

    It’s a great property for family there were six of us for a couple of days and 4 + 4 small dogs for the rest of the week. We were greeted with fresh bread, butter, tea and cake from the local bakery which was delicious. The house is in a great location with lovely country views, it was easy to get to the Lakes and the beaches were fabulous for kite flying. The pubs in the village were 5 minutes away as was the bakery, grocery shop and the butchers, with home made pasties, pies cakes etc. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and for us it could only have been improved if the upper garden was more dog secure, we had to keep ours on a leash or they would have escaped. I have recommended this Cottage to friends.

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2022

  • "Perfect holiday home in a perfect location."

    Reviewed by WilliamMar 2022

  • "Very well equipped house with everything we could ask for including very comfy beds!"

    Friendly owners and lovely welcome pack. Great location, would love to visit again. Thank you. X

    Reviewed by MargotFeb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great little village."

    2 good pubs and excellent local shops

    Reviewed by HowardFeb 2022

  • "We spent the first few days cleaning the property due to the unacceptable standard we found the property in."

    Very disappointing for the amount of money we paid for the week. The property has a lot of potential if it was clean and the owners were very welcoming, however it doesn’t compensate for the sub standard hygiene and cleanliness, you don’t and should not be expected to go on holiday and have to clean a property on day 1. Unfortunately we won’t be staying here again!

    We were disappointed that at no time were we informed about this until after our guests left or we would have quickly tried to remedy any issues that were pointed out to us. We had checked the property ourselves before their arrival and taking into consideration the feedback comments from the previous guests, I am surprised and disappointed at this response. I am also surprised that they felt they were not welcomed as we like to think that this is something we do well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CraigDec 2021

  • "Great welcome from Paul with the additions of bread,milk,butter,cake,gin and tonic."

    House spacious with some great features. Good heating system, WiFi was ok. Bathroom requires overhaul and some kitchen utensils require replacing. Living room furniture has seen better days Overhaul a good staycation. Vi

    Reviewed by JenniferNov 2021

  • "Lovely property in a lovely location"

    Reviewed by AustinOct 2021

  • "Host greeted us and left some very nice provisions for us."

    House was very comfortable and garden great for the dogs. The town had very good amenities and three good pubs two of which offer a tasty menu. Well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by SallySep 2021

  • "The road that passes the front of the property creates a lot of traffic noise, especially heard in the front two bedrooms at night."

    The garden needs a lot more effort put into it to make it secure for dogs, you can’t leave yours unattended in it as it is. Main bathroom and main bedroom doors need looking at as were hard to close. Lounge chairs and settees, whilst plentiful, were grubby and we would recommend taking throws to cover them.

    Reviewed by MathewJul 2021

  • "Brilliant location."

    Close to butchers and pubs. Close to lovely walks. Cottage has a spacious garden and all rooms are a good size. We were greeted by Paul who was a great host and left us with a few essentials to make our stay comfortable on arrival. The cottage was clean and well presented but the sofas could do with a good once over. Overall, Good size cottage, great location, would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by HetalMay 2021

  • "We felt that the downstairs toilet should have had a lid and functioning seat, bearing in mind the property was fairly expensive to rent and having 2 toilets is a necessity in a property of this size."

    Much of the kitchen equipment looked like it had been rescued from a skip and needs replacing. Also, before we left we cleaned up and it was clear the property hadn't been properly cleaned in a long time. The location of the property, at the base of a steep hill, meant that there was a lot more road noise than we were expecting, and I would not have got much sleep had I not used ear plugs. On the plus side, the property was larger than expected, nicely decorated and generally in good condition, the location was better than we were expecting, and the sofas and beds were comfortable. We feel that with a bit of love and a bit of effort, this would be a lovely property and our overall experience was positive. Despite the few downsides, we would stay there again.

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2020

  • "House is a true home from home, Broughton is a fab place with all you need."

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable."

    The garden was a concern as I had three dogs and it most definitely wasn't fully enclosed. I had to make barricades to stop them getting out. I had contacted you to make sure it was, prior to booking so, as you can imagine, I was deeply disappointed upon arrival. The village was delightful, beautiful walks and fabulous pubs. People we met were so friendly. Not the cleanest cottage we have stayed in and a strong smell of dogs on the sofas. Aside from that, lovely.

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2020

  • "It was a great village and the house was very nice."

    But the mattresses were not comfortable in one room and one of us had to sleep on the floor. The shower curtain was also mouldy and there were dog hairs on the sofas and rug. The sofas looked a bit worse for wear too. To be fair, we didn't tell the owner while we were there and when we told her after we left she was very apologetic and said that she would have rectified it all had we told her. I would stay there again but we would need to know that there were new mattresses and new sofas.

    Thank you for your feedback. It is regrettable that you didn't advise the owner about the mattress during your stay as she would have been happy to accommodate you on this request. She has actually a replacement on order due to arrive this week. The shower curtain has since been put through the washing machine and the mould has all been removed. With reference to the dog hairs, the property has been given a deep clean since your departure for the comfort of future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaDec 2019

  • "We all had great time in the cottage."

    Plenty of room and enough comfortable sofas and armchairs. Spacious kitchen and bathroom. Downstairs shower room was quite large too. We took two dogs and with large garden there was plenty space for them to run around. Paul the owner met us at the cottage and explain how to use the cooker and central heating. He was so friendly and helpful telling us places to visit. Car park was big enough for four cars. We had three cars and there was still ample space left. Villages extremely friendly .we would go back again.

    Reviewed by MonaOct 2019

  • "A well-appointed cottage."

    Lots of space for the whole family to feel comfortable. Good location. We were able to park 4 cars on site.

    Reviewed by RitaAug 2019

  • "The website does not mention that the cottage fronts on to the main road through the village."

    Not only is the road quite well used and therefore noisy, but there is a give way sign directly outside the cottage instructing traffic to give way to oncoming traffic. This means that vehicles stop directly in view of the windows limiting privacy and that they stop directly opposite the entrance to the parking area beside the house. The entrance is extremely narrow (my car's sensors beeped every time we drove in and out) and tight especially when turning left off the road. This is not such a problem if no traffic coming from the village has stopped to give way to oncoming cars (as you are then able to swing wide to turn left) but, when they have, it really limits the turning circle into the driveway, so much so that I scraped the lower part of the passenger door on the left side of my car on a stone that juts out from the bottom of the stone wall (that was not visible in the mirrors etc). It was not clear where the on-road parking that is mentioned on the website is. It was a narrow busy road and we would not have risked parking our car there. I would warn any drivers of SUVs or estate cars to think twice before booking the house for this reason.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2019

  • "The facilities were perfect for bringing four families, with children and dogs, together."

    Lots of space and comfort. The garden was enjoyed by all

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2019

  • "Broughton in Furness is an unspoiled delightful area of the Lake District"

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2019

  • "Cottage was very comfortable and large enough for all 9 of us and the dog."

    There was a very nice welcome pack of milk, butter and cake. Tea, coffee and sugar also available. Owner very friendly and helpful. The garden was large and the children had fun with their egg hunt.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2019

  • "The owners were very helpful, even arranged the loan of a slow cooker."

    Reviewed by BFeb 2019

  • "The accommodation was everything we expected and more."

    A lovely family size house which was well equipped in respect of the kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom and living area. The hosts had provided a welcome pack and contact details. There were plenty of games and jigsaws to keep the children occupied. The hosts had also emailed prior to our arrival with handy information about the local area and facilities. All in all a very enjoyable break for all of the family.

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2018

  • "Great location and really comfortable house"

    Reviewed by RossNov 2018

  • "The house and location were great."

    Lovely comfortable house, with everything we could need and an excellent welcome to find bread, cake ,milk, t bags etc there waiting. The village shops have lovely fresh veg, meat and bread and cakes. Will be back U an certain .

    Reviewed by PaulineOct 2018

  • "We had a great holiday and would go back to the same cottage."

    Reviewed by KimOct 2018

  • "Great house, excellent location with pubs and shops close by."

    Easy access to other attractions.

    Reviewed by NigelSep 2018

  • "Fabulous home in lovely friendly village."

    Ideal position for exploring the lake district with some lovely waljs and beaches close by. The owners are close by but not at all intrusive. Fabulous place for families or friends get together. Beautifully refurbished, give it a try

    Reviewed by LilianAug 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation in a beauty location worth every penny."

    The owner of the house we stayed at was very helpful. Complimentary bread/butter and homemade cake on arrival plus a discount voucher for the local butcher. Wonderful would recommend highly

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2018

  • "Great location ideal base for walking holiday."

    It would be helpful to have grab rails for the shower over the bath!!

    Reviewed by SueJul 2018

  • "Very enjoyable holiday."

    Church view is very good value for money compared to other cottages of this size. As mentioned by other guests the road noise was a nuisance for two of our party. It was not possible to move rooms and due to the hot weather windows needed to be open. It did not, however spoil the holiday. It is comfortable and the important things: bathrooms, bedding ,towels were very clean and comfortable the kitchen was clean enough but a few areas eg freezer drawers, cutlery drawers etc had been missed. Again it did not affect the holiday. Ideal house for a large group with children and dogs. Lovely area and nice pubs in the village. Shops very good but pricey. Welcome pack a nice touch. Owner very pleasant and helpful.

    Reviewed by CherylJul 2018

  • "Cottage itself was okay and had everything needed for a weeks stay."

    HOWEVER, the owners had failed to point out that the cottage is located on a very busy road (for a small village) which is used as a ‘rat run’ by local traffic. Due to a ‘stop/give way road marking for oncoming traffic from opposite direction’ there were vehicles constantly stopping and pulling away right outside the dining room/under a main bedroom. This traffic continued right through Saturday night /Sunday morning and commenced again on the Monday at 0345). Whilst traffic noise may not be an issue with some guests using the property we found it extremely intrusive and after just two nights and a total of 6 hours sleep we made the decision to leave and return home. Sitting outside ‘at the end of the day with a cool drink’ was not something we would recommend unless you enjoy watching/listening to the constant traffic pass by approx 6ft from the coolest area of the garden. We were informed by the owner on arrival that the road was used as “a rat run for the Sellafield workers” - some 10,000 are employed there and many come from the Barrow in Furness area which means they pass through the village. However the owner also said “get used to it, it is what it is”. This reference to the traffic and the problems it caused was the only mention, NO INFORMATION in respect of this is given in any of the advertising literature. When contacted on this matter (via Sykes) and a refund of 50% of the cost suggested the owners reply was “we should have shut the windows/slept in the back bedrooms/property is double glazed” - I would like to point out that the night temperature was in the 20s, closing the windows was not an option due to the heat and even if you closed the window the noise was still instrusive. As for sleeping in the back bedrooms this made no difference at all as this was tried (and we had not come on holiday to sleep in single beds in a back bedroom). According to newspaper articles the village has had concerns re traffic volume/noise for some time (most recent report in local paper Nov 2017); residents are concerned about the stress due to noise/volume etc it is causing them and other visitors to the village. ‘Homemade’ 20mph traffic signs have been made and put up at each end of the road. There is also an official warning sign on the busy A road approx 150yds from property stating ‘Ignore Sat Nav instructions’ urging vehicles not to turn into Church Street. As of today 15/07/2018 the owners have failed to respond to messages sent to them by Sykes regarding the 50% refund (which I consider fair under the circumstances) - I feel we have been totally misled with the location of the property and had there been mention of any possible disturbance to guests by traffic noise etc made on the web advert then we would certainly NOT have booked the property. Maybe Sykes need to rethink their ‘check list’ when visiting properties in the future. CHURCH VIEW COTTAGE details certainly need updating.

    Reviewed by JayneJul 2018

  • "This property is seriously underated."

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2018

  • "The house was very roomy, so that, even with eight adults there, we were able to find space without crowding."

    It was also warm and cosy. The two dogs had space for their beds without being in the way. We had not visited Broughton before, but found it to be an excellent base for exploring the south Lakes, and also the coastline with its bird reserves at Millom and South Walney. There were endless possibilities for walks, from the village itself or further afield on the fells. We noted how friendly the local folk were and the village shops are superb, with butcher, grocer, greengrocer, bakery and post office providing everything one might need for a week's stay. We would go there again, and book the same property if we had the numbers to warrant it.

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2018

  • "Well what a lovely cottage, everything we needed and more."

    We felt at home straight away and loved the village of Broughton, its bakery, and and friendly people. We took a roll of temporary fencing to secure an area in the garden for our dogs because as previous reviews stated, for dogs smaller than a labrador type there are wide railings to escape through. There is however a safe stoned area just outside the kitchen so we could have managed without fencing the garden but for our young Springer Spaniel and Boarder terrier it was an added bonus. The area was perfect, close to the Fells and also only 7 miles to the beautiful beach at Silecroft.

    Reviewed by LoisMar 2018

  • "Very good cottage, excellent location, had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2018

  • "The cottage is extremely well located walking distance to locality amenities."

    It is very well equipped and very comfortable, I would recommend this property for anyone wishing to explore the Southern area of the lake district.

    Reviewed by IanDec 2017

  • "Comfy and cosy house yet spacious enough for are party of eight adults, situated within five minutes walk from all village amenities."

    Excellent situation for exploring South and West Lakeland.

    Reviewed by IanNov 2017

  • "This was the first time I had used Sykes Cottages and I found the whole process very easy."

    I appreciate the email communications I still receive informing me of new properties and offers available as I know I will be using them again. Regarding our holiday, the property "Church View" in Broughton-in-furness was perfect. The welcome we received from the owners was lovely and included fresh bread, butter, milk and a cake which after a long drive was very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2017

  • "The property was exactly as described, it perfectly met the needs of our group of 3 couples, it was well equipped and furnished to a good standard."

    We very much liked the village of Broughton with 3 Pubs, a Post Office, excellent Butchers & Bakers and convenience store. There were lovely walks from the village and the Southern Lake District area had plenty for us to do over the week. A very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by NeilJul 2017

  • "Great house, we'll equipped and friendly helpful owners, recommend highly."

    Reviewed by JasonJun 2017

  • "The welcome pack provided was unexpected and excellent."

    The house has everything you could need and is comfortable and to a high standard. The owner was friendly and very helpful and a very small issue we had was dealt with immediately with no fuss. The discount voucher for the local shop was an added bonus. The views from the property are amazing .

    Reviewed by MaryApr 2017

  • "The photos and descriptions on the website did not do justice to the property itself."

    It was a fantastic escape for the weekend, and served our needs perfectly and more.

    Reviewed by RobinMar 2017

  • "The cottage was well appointed, with comfy beds and a good shower."

    Reviewed by AnnaMar 2017

  • "The best equipped cottage we've ever stayed in."

    Everything spotless, and the added bonus of a nice welcome pack. Lots of nice crockery and glassware, we were not short of anything. Lovely, quiet little town with amazing shops, cafes, pubs. Within reach of most of Lake District. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by CarolleJan 2017

  • "Just spent Xmas 2016 at this lovely property with family."

    Excellent to entertain in,kitchen had everything you could need to cater for a large group, living area warm and spacious despite eight of us being there,dining room fabulous for festive eating, drinking and silly games. Owners provided Xmas tree, festive drinks and cake on arrival, lovely idea. Property in easy reach of all south lakes attractions and short walk to pubs restaurants, butchers and bakers. Thank you to the owners for a fan Xmas!

    Reviewed by LynDec 2016

  • "It was a lovely, warm, spacious and well equipped cottage."

    The owner was very pleasant and helpful and sent us some very useful information beforehand. A lovely welcome pack of cake, butter, milk, tea and coffee was provided. The village was in easy walking distance and had an excellent bakery, butcher and grocery shop and we had a very good meal in the Black Cock pub. We were lucky with the weather and had some great walks in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by ElaineOct 2016

  • "The cottage is large and well laid out, well equipped and in a great location."

    The owner was always available and very helpful. Broughton in Furness is a very welcoming town with all the facilities you could ask for.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2016

  • "Cottage was in a lovely village but as the road in front of the cottage was used as a cut through there was more traffic noise at peak times than expected."

    The garden was fenced but the gaps into the neighbours and the width of the fencing at the front meant that it was not secure for a small dog. Other than that a really nice cottage in a great location.

    Reviewed by JackieSep 2016

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 x twin with single pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with corner bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower only
  • Ground floor WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Modern range cooker with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for woodburning stove can be purchased locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars, additional roadside parking available
  • Garden areas to side of property with patio and furniture
  • Four well-behaved pets welcome (The owner can accept more but it depend on what breed it is, pls contact the office if you have query)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, cafes and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Note: Access to the garden areas is via 5 steps.

The property

An outstanding, detached, 18th century farmhouse located in its own grounds on the edge of the lovely Lakeland village of Broughton-in-Furness, the gateway to the beautiful Duddon Valley.

This Broughton-in-Furness cottage has been fully renovated and benefits from two years of restoration work by the current owners.

Full of character, the accommodation at this Broughton-in-Furness cottage includes a delightful sitting room with a warm and cosy woodburning stove, a separate dining room, a spacious, well-equipped kitchen, a main bathroom with lovely corner bath and four comfortable bedrooms, all of which combine to provide a quality holiday home of real merit.

Outside, this Broughton-in-Furness cottage has two garden areas, which are perfect for relaxing in with a cold drink.

A short walk from this Broughton-in-Furness cottage is a charming village, with a square lined with Georgian houses, pubs and restaurants.

Just six miles away is Coniston Water, and nearby for the more energetic there are the challenging fells of The Old Man of Coniston and Wetherlam.

Visit the market town of Ulverston, or explore a little further on the coastline to Ennerdale and the magnificent Scafell Pike, the tallest point in England.

A wonderful Broughton-in-Furness cottage, to be enjoyed at any time of the year.

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About the location

BROUGHTON-IN-FURNESS

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season