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Duddon Cottage

Broughton-in-Furness., Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 923759)


(45 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "A very clean cottage with all the facilities provided."

    We made use of the garden furniture and enjoyed the garden pathway. Enjoyed the cottage features, large fireplace, latch doors etc but at the same appreciated the modern facilities. Being bungalow dwellers we enjoyed the wide staircase and improved our fitness level! We really liked nearby Broughton and it was ideally situated for our needs - a definite bonus. The cottage handbook provided lots of relevant information, as did the kitchen board, but we would have loved to learn a little of the cottage’s history eg when it was built etc. Just a couple of minor suggestions - the torch needs a new battery and there is now no longer a beach cafe at Silecroft! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by JudithJun 2022

  • "Amazing property."

    Everything you could possibly need, really clean and loads of space for the four of us. Would definitely book aga.

    Reviewed by JuanitaJun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Stunning location. Trip down memory lane

    Reviewed by SMay 2022

  • "Super cottage with very spacious bedrooms, well in fact all rooms are large."

    Yes en suite is tricky getting into/out of via the 4 steps but hard to fault this lovely home, without being overly picky. I was very comfortable. Louise was very helpful and accommodating and would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2022

  • "Such a wonderful cottage in a stunning location."

    Beautiful stream in the garden. From the moment we arrived we knew we'd want to visit again. We had a power cut on our last evening due to a storm. The owner Louise was so helpful and provided us information on the situation and when it was likely to be resolved. She also helped us find enough candles to keep us going. It made our final night really special and adventuresome! Just can't say enough about this beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2022

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage and the location was ideal with super friendly locals."

    My only faults would be the springs could be felt through the mattresses (we used a duvet from one of the spare beds as a mattress topper) and the dining room light constantly flickered so we couldn't use that room to eat on an evening (tried a bulb change but still had the same problem) The cottage was super clean though and the en-suite shower was amazing after a day in the hills. Loved the wheelbarrow and strip lights in the garden too.

    Reviewed by RachelNov 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage very nice indeed,well equipped and clean,beds are great,and our dog was very happy too, The only downfall is it doesn't mention that the on suite has 4 large steps about 8 inches in height each step into the bathroom."

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "We did enjoy our stay at the cottage but did feel that there were a couple of things which should be addressed."

    You refer to a deep clean taking place prior to us taking possession of the cottage. There was certainly no deep clean - I have a picture I took but there's nowhere to download it to on here so I will email separately. My in-laws had dropped some tablets down the back of the bedroom drawers - it was a sight to behold. Cobwebs along with dirty clothing - which did not belong to us. Secondly, the cottage is situated on a very busy main A road - there is constant noise of traffic, and not just cars. As it's a main road, there is a continual flow of tankers and large lorries passing through. Not only that but the cottage is situated near to the traffic lights on a bridge, so it gets backed up as lorries can't turn around the corners of the windy road - so not only do they block the daylight when sitting outside the lounge/dining room windows - the drivers can see you sat down. We actually live in a small village where it's very quiet - so this element was very disappointing. Also with us having a small dog made it quite terrifying to open the front door in case he escaped as he would have been injured or killed had he got out - the pictures on the website certainly deceive you into thinking it's a quiet little country lane!!

    In response we will address the issue of the cobwebs behind the chest of drawers at the next changeover, this is not to our expected standard of cleanliness. The text on the webpage accompanying the photo advises some road noise maybe heard, this is generally around a commuter traffic time window. It is not our experience that there is constant noise of traffic and continual flow of tankers and lorries blocking the daylight and it has not been referred to as such by any of our previous guests over the last 5 years. The cottage has a large rear garden with an enclosed fenced area suitable for dogs and children, we have repeat bookings cited for this reason. The front door remains locked, a key is of course provided so guests are in control. We responded to several queries throughout your stay promptly and courteously. Otherwise we hope you had a good stay. NB. The road surface has been renewed in January and passing traffic is noise is reduced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulaSep 2021

  • "Second visit to Duddon Cottage and pleased to say we enjoyed the break 8n summer as much as our winter visit."

    Great location both in terms of the cottage itself and also as a space to explore South Lakes.

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2021

  • "A fantastic base to explorer the Lake District but much quieter than the area's to the East."

    The hosts were excellent and gave us lots of information prior to our stay and checked in during by email. We would definitely go back!

    Reviewed by DaveJul 2021

  • "We had a great time at Duddon Cottage, a perfect retreat and highly recommended."

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and really well equipped."

    We loved the garden and , although it is near the road , you felt as if you were secluded . 5 adults but it didn’t feel cramped , thank you

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2021

  • "So many thoughtful extras not usually provided in a holiday cottage led us to believe the owners love staying here too."

    The garden areas are a real treat for bird lovers as well as offering oodles of space and privacy. A real gem to be enjoyed by all and your four legged friend if you have one.

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2021

  • "Nice house in a quiet area of the Lake district"

    Reviewed by TonyOct 2020

  • "A very comfortable & well equipped cottage with a delightful garden."

    We really enjoyed exploring this part of Cumbria with its stunning scenery away from the more crowded parts of the Lake District. An added bonus was the coast being only 10 minutes drive away with an excellent sandy beach ideal for dog walking - a real contrast to the surrounding scenery. Would definitely recommend a holiday here.

    Reviewed by MelanieSep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, wonderful size for 6, would book again in a heartbeat."

    The kitchen is well equipped, 2 large bathrooms very comfortable beds and lounge.

    Reviewed by PaulaSep 2020

  • "The cottage was fantastic, situated in a lovely location, had a slight issue with the hot water so text the owner and that was sorted within 15 minutes, will definitely be going back again."

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2020

  • "The hosts let us arrive early as we were able to arrive before the usual time."

    They also provided a lovely welcome pack of tea, coffee, fresh milk, biscuits and a bottle of prosecco. The arrangement for accessing the key were sent in advance and the heating instructions were clear. The cottage is wonderfully comfortable and as warm or cool as the guests want. The beds are good quality and the area is beautiful. We had a great stay and even the dog loved it. Possibly the best we've ever stayed at. Thanks

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2019

  • "I can not say enough about this cottage apart from I have booked it again for next year."

    It was amazing and spacious for all 5 of us. It also had everything we needed. Would recommend everytime. Thank you Louise xx

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage."

    Three double rooms with super comfy beds and 2 bathrooms. The cottage was very clean and had all that we needed for our stay. The garden was safe for our lively dog. We decided to park our car at the front of the cottage to unload when we arrived as it is quite a walk from where you park your car at the back of the cottage to the cottage (if you get my drift!). We loved our week here with so much to do and see in the surrounding area. Days were filled with walks in the hills, lakes or at the beach. Evenings were spent in the garden relaxing with a drink or two, bbq’s or cooking in the well kitted out kitchen. We had a great time and would highly recommend..

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2019

  • "The house was beautiful inside and out."

    ..private garden and surrounding wooded area and came with its own natural water feature.discovered over ten different birds in the garden plus a shrew and wood mouse.the bedrooms were all roomy and showers and baths perfect.the cooker was very efficient...so were all other appliances.there was so much to see and do within a 30 mile radius and even the rain didnt stop us.restaurants nearby were lovely and scenery was breathtaking.In my opinion the house had everything.

    Reviewed by JuliaAug 2019

  • "The cottage was very good, but if it rains a lot visitors need their welly boots."

    Reviewed by ElaineAug 2019

  • "Amazing stay in a beautiful location."

    It was everything our family needed and MORE! The location is perfect. Rural enough for peace and quiet but close enough to every amenity and walk you could want from the Lakes. The garden, woodland and stream was just idyllic . It has character as well being well equipped for every need. The owners go above and beyond to ensure the perfect Lakes getaway. The information packs and notice board at the Cottage gave concise and thorough information about the area. Wi-Fi (for my Son especially) was brilliant. No qualms with this at all. We would definitely come again without doubt.

    Reviewed by JessicaMar 2019

  • "Been before gets better each time, family really love coming here roll on 2020"

    Reviewed by MikeMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable and quite well equipped."

    Could do with a vegetable steamer and another frying pan. Only negative was that it is situated on the main road and can be very noisy as very heavy traffic. A good base for exploring the western lakes and many good pubs for eating. The Blacksmith Arms was particularly good and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by PamelaMar 2019

  • "Been to a few cottages with Sykes and been most impressed with this one."

    Reviewed by JonathanFeb 2019

  • "Beautiful, well equipped cottage."

    Good location to access wide range of places to visit.

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2018

  • "Excellent cottage with all home comforts that made our stay so enjoyable."

    Cottage is very spacious but retains its character.

    Reviewed by SueOct 2018

  • "The cottage was so comfortable and cosy."

    It really is off the beaten track surrounded by a lovely wood and stream. It was so relaxing to be in such a dog friendly cottage. Our little terrier loved the experience. Throws over sofas, flagstone and wooden flooring, it was just perfect after a day walking in the Lakes. A perfect stay.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2018

  • "Duddon Cottage is a home away from home."

    Extremely well appointed. There was nothing that we needed that the cottage didn’t have. The beds were very comfortable, beautiful furnishings and lovely decor throughout. I particularly loved the ensuite bathroom.i would highly recommend Duddon Cottage

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2018

  • "Spacious, well equipped cottage with ample parking and charming secluded garden."

    The perfect location for exploring the central and southern Lake District,the Duddon valley and the coast.

    Reviewed by SheilaAug 2018

  • "Fell in love with Duddon Cottage the moment we entered it."

    Lots of lovely period features, very spacious rooms and lovely setting. Very well equipped too. We were only there for four nights but hope to return one day for a longer stay.

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2018

  • "Second visit to Duddon Cottage and yet again exceeded expectations, perfect the dog and such a lovely setting, I'm sure we'll visit again !"


    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2018

  • "From the moment we left the m6 until the following week when we got back on the m6 the whole holiday was brilliant."

    The views were stunning and when we arrived at the cottage you could not have asked for a more beautiful setting.the house was spotless there were items of goodies left to make you feel welcome and boy did it.louise even allowed us in early to watch the Sweden game at the world cup and we won that one .I defy anyone to think of a gadget or kitchen item that duddon didn't have.before I booked the savoy sorry duddon I read every previous review and now having had the privalige of staying there I now know they were so correct.the bonus was the near by village of broughton in furness less than 5 mins away a dog walkers paradise just passed the helpful petrol station was a man made park road that led to a beautiful lake with benches and plenty of ducks you then go to the local bakery for the best items going.thank you louise for all your kindness and to the sykes team that were a dream to deal with.we will count the days down to our return.ricky fagg

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2018

  • "Fab place to stay even with 2 children under 5."

    So much to do all around 20 minutes drive away from the cottage. Facilities in the cottage were more than we were expecting. Would defiantly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2018

  • "The property is well proportioned and excellently equipped."

    We were very comfortable during our stay. Lake Coniston, the beach at Roanhead (dog-friendly) and small towns such as Millom are all within 25 minutes drive.

    Reviewed by JakeMay 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week staying in the delightful Duddon Cottage."

    It really was home from home with everything we could possibly need provided for us..... even tea coffee milk and wine on arrival!! We travelled from West Sussex with our two teenage sons their grandparents & 2 small dogs. The cottage was like a tardis, we simply could not believe how much room there was for us all while still being cosy and comfortable. We didn't feel it was walking distance to the local village so we had to drive everywhere which suited our circumstances. Cannot recommend highly enough and we will most definitely be returning. Thank you Louise and Mick for letting us into your beautiful home

    Reviewed by AndreaApr 2018

  • "Brill best yet,"

    Reviewed by MikeMar 2018

  • "This is a lovely cottage, ideally situated for exploring the coastal villages as well as the near mountain villages."

    Beautifully furnished & great that we could bring our dog. A credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by DeborahNov 2017

  • "This was an extremely well positioned holiday home for the south west lake district giving access to sca fell pike and the old man of coniston being only ten or twelve miles."

    However with everything in the Lake District always set out early!

    Reviewed by ThomasAug 2017

  • "A beautiful cottage in a great location exceeded expectations and also perfect for dogs."

    Three lovely beaches within ten mins drive and only 5 mins drive away good pubs doing great food. Will definitely be booking this cottage again.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2017

  • "When we arrived we found the cottage exactly where it should be."

    Directions were spot on. We found the key and accessed the cottage easily. when we looked around. WOW!!! we went upstairs to chose our bedrooms. The first bedroom was the largest bedroom which was grabbed by our relatives over from Australia. then we looked at the second bedroom, I found a door in the corner of the room and again. WOW!!! The en-suite to this bedroom was up four steps into another room and it was perfect. The third bedroom was perfect for our son. The main bathroom was again clean and tidy and ideal for the others. The stair case was so wide, you would be forgiven for thinking your were in a grand house instead of what looked like a small cottage. When I say small, it was deceiving. All the rooms were deceptively large and comfortable. It even had a utility room which was big enough to swing a cat. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our week and will definitely look at Duddon Cottage again if in the area. Thank you for making our stay just perfect.

    Reviewed by GeraldineJun 2017

  • "The early morning traffic was noticeable in the two front bedrooms."

    The walk up to the cottage from the car park is longer than expected,not a problem except for carrying luggage and in the rain.Otherwise very good indeed.

    Reviewed by AntonyJun 2017

  • "We stayed at Duddon Cottage as a family -two adults and three children- around Easter."

    It is a great place that marries the features of an old cottage with modern gadgets. The décor is very tasteful and the cottage is spacious. Plenty of storage in the bedrooms, big kitchen with all the things you need. I managed to cook just like at home. I saw there is all the equipment to do a barbecue in the summer too. The children loved playing outside in the quirky garden : there is a very shallow brook running through it, little hills to climb and even a mini-waterfall. Don't forget your wellies! I would love to book Duddon Cottage again in the summer. The children want to go back too.

    Reviewed by SeverineApr 2017

  • "The cottage was gorgeous, with all the facilities needed."

    Ample safe parking around the rear of the property. Lovely place to stay when you need to get away from it all

    Reviewed by MelanieApr 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x king-size double with en-suite roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC), 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be 2' 6" twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Secure bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: One step from kitchen to hall
  • Note: Doorways are low due to historic age of cottage and there are four steep steps with lower ceiling to the en-suite bathroom
  • Note: Some road noise may be heard outside the front of property
  • Note: There is a fenced off shallow brook at the bottom of the garden, children should be supervised
  • Note: This property has a 4pm check in

The property

Broughton-in-Furness 1.3 miles.

An immaculately presented semi-detached cottage at the tip of the Lake District National Park close to the market town of Broughton-in-Furness.

This glorious cottage is steeped in delightful period features, being situated in the beautiful area of the Lake District, making it a superb cottage to spend time with family and friends.

The modern kitchen still holds lots of period features such as, wooden beams and stone-flagged floor, as well as comfort from the old range fireplace.

The sitting room has window seats with a large stone fireplace, with a woodburner, and a wonderful old latch door leading to the other rooms in the cottage.

The staircase is truly majestic, being wider than average with a twist, as well as being framed by a large leaded window.

The bedrooms, one with TV, are all spacious and beautifully presented with period fireplaces adding to the character of the property.

Outside there are lawned areas surrounded by trees and woodland gardens to enjoy with plenty of birdsong, making you feel that you are at the edge of a forest.

An ideal place to enjoy an alfresco drink or barbecue.

Close by, Broughton-in-Furness with its market square and old stocks, has a wide array of shops, cafes and inns to frequent.

The village bakery sells speciality breads and cakes and has a cosy café serving delicious breakfasts.

This cottage is at the base of the Duddon Valley, which is one of the most beautiful and less travelled areas of the Lake District itself.

There are plenty of wonderful hiking paths in this area, which originate from ancient monk’s trails having been used for transporting wool in the past.

Just 20 minutes’ drive away is the village of Coniston which nestles under the Old Man of Coniston, part of the Furness Fells.

Here you can enjoy a day walking as well as enjoying plenty of music, beer and food.

A day trip to Ulverston is recommended, where you can visit the Laurel and Hardy Museum or even the South Lakes Safari Zoo.

To the north-west you can also visit Eskdale or take a trip to Wasdale, for some lovely scenery and beautiful views across the countryside.

This delightful cottage is an ideal base for exploring the diverse area of the Lake District National Park at any time of the year.

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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.

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