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Gorse Bank

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


  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "For what we paid for Gorse bank cottage."

    it was good value. But i do think there is room for improvment . Think the cleanliness could be better. And i think better quality bedding and towels are needed . There is four bedrooms. but did feel cramped in the down stairs living space.

    Reviewed by Jane3.1Oct 2023

  • "We booked a two week stay, it was like being at home with all the comforts you need in a lovely quite area."

    It was a great base to explore the local area.

    Reviewed by Trudy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic property as usual."

    The new sofas were a welcome and comfortable change. Hoping to rebook for next year.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely large home."

    Quiet area of the lakes. Very well equipped with everything you need for your stay. Beautiful Garden with added bonus of cows in field behind. There is wifi at the property but zero mobile signal to make calls or text. I had an electric car and there are charging points 2 min walk from property. Lovely walk along an old railway with stunning scenery. And the Bakery is a Must. Made a great base for getting out and about in the Lakes.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Gorse Bank."

    The house was very comfy in general, and the owner was really helpful when we temporarily lost our car keys. She actually found them on her walk! Fantastic sunny weather, lovely market town with a brilliant bakery, everyone very friendly. Great to access all main attractions, Coniston Water especially. We would love to stay again, but there was only one issue which would help us for next time if it could be sorted out. The boys struggled to get off to sleep as the attic room and the single room were very bright. Ideally dark curtains in the single room/blackout roller blind and blackout blinds in the attic would easily solve the problem (others have left similar comments in the visitors book). Also curtains in the front bedroom for the same reason would be greatly appreciated. Sleep is so important, especially on holiday. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Anna4.7May 2023

  • "We stayed here to tour the lakes on motorcycles, great location with great roads ..."

    We stayed here to tour the lakes on motorcycles, great location with great roads from the door, cottage has everything you need in a lovely little village where you can get most essentials and a great pub

    Reviewed by Jenna4.4May 2023

  • "Lovely house."

    Suited our needs and very central to Lovely small village centre

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Dec 2022

  • "Comfy Warm Everything we needed very central Old Kings Head pub very good food ..."

    Comfy Warm Everything we needed very central Old Kings Head pub very good food bakery fab in village great walks had a great week

    Reviewed by Adrian4.1Oct 2022

  • "Great week with family."

    Property was spotless and well supplied. Nice kitchen with ample pots and pans. Great cooker (not cooked with gas for years, it was a treat). Bedrooms comfy. Warm throughout. Living room could really do with some additional thought into lighting. Due to its central location, there is little natural light, however ceiling light is far too bright for an evening. Needs some side/lamp lights for balance. The village was lovely. Small shop, butchers, baker and garage. Pubs were good. Would recommend Kings Head for food, the Manor for beer and chat. There is a third, you can make up your own mind. All in all, highly recommended. Thanks for having us.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Oct 2022

  • "Er. 3 of the non stick pans were badly scratched and not safe to use they must have been in this condition for some time."

    The walk in shower drain was partially blocked and progressively got worse over the stay flooding into adjoining utility room. I rang the contact number the response being the condition of the pans was known and there would be new ones for the next occupants! She was also aware of the shower issue but did not see it as a major problem. It wasn't pleasant wading in water and mopping out after use before the next person could use the facilities of the room.

    Reviewed by Keith3.4Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    Broughton is a nice little place and an excellent base for visiting the south-western lakes. We can recommend Muncaster Castle, Cartmel, Eskdale, Wasdale, the Duddon Valley, Sandscale Haws, and for rainy days the museums in Ulverston and Barrow. The cottage itself is fine for a week's stay, and in a nice quiet location, although the mattress in the front bedroom is very uncomfortable. If you're coming, I recommend you bring a mattress topper - I got some relief by sleeping on all the spare duvets. If you're from Sykes cottages, please change it.. As mentioned in the other reviews the sofas are just about tolerable and could really do with replacing too. With some upgrades to the furniture, and some of the pans in the kitchen, I would happily recommend Gorse Bank.

    Reviewed by Adam2.8Jul 2022

  • "Nice house in a lovely village, with three great pubs - two of which serve lovely food."

    The house was let down a little by some of the furniture; the beds and sofas were not very comfortable and could do with replacing. A bbq would also have been useful.

    Reviewed by Angela3.8Jun 2022

  • "Settees uncomfortable as well as beds front entrance sep needs widening apart from that all good."

    Reviewed by Paul3.8May 2022

  • "Mainly very good."

    Some window latches unsafe for small children, esp. top floor.

    Reviewed by Miles3.8Apr 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Gorse Bank."

    The property and the location were lovely.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Apr 2022

  • "We all felt that the living room sofas needed to be replaced."

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Sep 2021

  • "Great location and spacious cottage."

    One or two signs of wear, but nothing of any great concern. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2021

  • "Nice house, beds were comfortable and the house was in a pleasant, quiet location."

    However, there were a few slight problems : the fridge was too small for seven people.We had to clean the pans before we could start cooking. Definitely need curtains in the front bedroom.Nevertheless we had a good week. The owners left us some shortbread which was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Hannah3.1Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful property."

    Very clean and well maintained. Much more space than we expected. Quiet location. Local shops are a very short walk away with very high quality produce. We had such a good time I already re-booked for 2022.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely, clean and comfortable accommodation."

    We liked that it was in a pleasant and quiet location but the main hotspots of the Lake District were easily accessed.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "The house is spacious and comfortable."

    The garden is large and the patio has a table to eat in or out. The kitchen is well equipped with a large oven. The conservatory down the side of the house is a bonus. The village is quiet and has a park for children . There are numerous walks and trails . A short drive away is Haverigg. It is great for the beach and good value for money pub family meals. The pubs in the village can be expensive.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "A wonderful cottage in a brilliant village."

    The house is spacious and meets all expectations, bedrooms comfortable with a useful kitchen. The only downside would be the tv, a smart TV would be better. Will definitely be back in the not too distant future!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2021

  • "Slightly odd layout - living room was between kitchen and dining room."

    Tv is one side of room and sofa the other with the kitchen door between so you’re constantly walking in front of tv viewers between kitchen and dining room. Only a small detail but irritating. The dining room would make a lovely lounge/sitting room if swapped around.

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely spacious house situated in a nice little town close to many places of interest and beauty."

    Very comfortable beds and added bonus of having a TV in every room. Separate laundry room and downstairs wet room were useful. Lovely wood burner which we used on first night but central heating was ample for the rest of the week. Garden was up steep steps so not ideal for young children or elderly but there was a patio area with furniture which we used.

    Reviewed by Kay4.4Sep 2020

  • "This is the first time we have ever rented a house but we would definitely consider doing it again."


    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and extremely clean with great kitchen utensils."

    The utility room was a bonus after wet days walking. Having a tele in each room was outstanding, not that we had time to use them! Very well placed for the quieter part of the Lakes but also a good gateway to the whole national park. Nice touch of leaving welcome biscuits too. We walked all day and played games all evening. Just fantastic.

    Reviewed by Va5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely house in a good location."

    We appreciated the measures put in place to minimise the Covid risk.

    Reviewed by Ursula5.0Jul 2020

  • "This property is situated in an excellent cumbrian village facilities are good several pubs , several cafes , petrol station and quality butchers Close to Coniston and other well known walking areas property very well equipt warm and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Oct 2019

  • "GOrse Bank is in such a good location if, like us, you don't want to get in the car every day."

    An excellent grocer and baker are a short walk from the house with everything you need. There are also pubs serving food, including a Sunday roast at the Old Kings Head. Everyone was extremely friendly and that made the holiday even more special. On our last evening we went to the Blacksmiths Arms at Broughton Mills which is a really great family-run pub with an exciting menu of chef-cooked special meals. Such an authentic Lakeland atmosphere which was very special. We enjoyed some nice walks and touristy trips. The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway cannot be beaten for a lovely day out through wonderful scenery ending near Scafell with great walks before getting the train back. If you are interested in history don't miss Town End, a historic CUmberland farmhouse, but parking can be difficult there. Highlight - a trip on the steam gondola at Lake Coniston. Lovely holiday in an exceptionally good spacious yet cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by Faith4.4Sep 2019

  • "We all had a super holiday, even though the weather wasn't perfect."

    Would definitely recommend a stay at Gorse Bank. Thank you for your hospitality and the scones on arrival, a really lovely touch

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2019

  • "This holiday cottage was a total pleasure from the moment we contacted the owner about accessing keys, throughout the whole week we wanted for nothing and when it came time to leave we were all wanting to return in the future."

    The house was very comfortable, was well equipped and located perfectly to access the beauty of Coniston and Windermere. We would recommend without reservation this lovely house for large families.

    Reviewed by Kevan5.0Apr 2019

  • "The acomadation was wonderful."

    .a real home from home ...clean comfortable..well equipped.. excellent..6 of is enjoyed a fantastic week ..

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Sep 2018

  • "Considering the number of occupants in the cottage the seating arrangements could have been greater."

    The cottage was very well equipped and central to the local amenities, good pub, bakery & butchers nearby. On the whole everyone enjoyed their stay here and would stay here again

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    Plenty of room, very well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, and a lovely garden to enjoy. We had a very relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Annette4.7May 2018

  • "We had a super week at this lovely property."

    It was clean, spacious and comfortable and had one of the most well-provisioned kitchens I’ve come across in many years of renting holiday cottages. We loved the garden too and patio area which was super for an outside meal or drink although people with very young children will need to be aware of the steep and uneven stone steps up to the lawn. The cottage is well located. There were seven of us plus baby in the party (one of the seven was a two year old) and our one frustration was that there wasn’t quite enough ‘comfy’ seating to accommodate all of us in the living room of an evening. Parties of six/seven might want to be aware of that. (Luckily we didn’t want to all spend every evening in so most nights it wasn’t a problem)

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Apr 2018

  • "Perfect location for travelling to many places of interest."

    Also great place for walking from as well.

    Reviewed by Sally4.8Aug 2017

  • "Good property, but downstairs wet room didn't slope enough down to drain so most ..."

    Good property, but downstairs wet room didn't slope enough down to drain so most of the floor got wet when using it, but shower itself was good

    Reviewed by David4.6Nov 2016

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  • Four bedrooms with TV: 2 x double, 1 x single, 1 x second floor twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Summer room.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven, 7-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge,freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 5 x TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, extra fuel for stove can be arranged with owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car, additional roadside parking available
  • Lawned garden to rear with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Note: Access to lawned garden is via approx 5 ascending steps.

The property

A semi-detached, three-storey cottage, located in a quiet corner of Broughton-in-Furness on the quiet south west corner of the Lake District.

This cottage has been lovingly restored by the current owners to provide spacious, well-equipped accommodation which is ideal for a family or a group of friends wishing to get together and enjoy this largely undiscovered area.

This cottage features an open plan living area with a warm and cosy woodburning stove, a delightful summer room, a modern kitchen and four well laid out bedrooms.

Just a two-minute walk from the cottage is the charming town centre with its beautiful square lined with Georgian houses and the local pubs and restaurants.

Just six miles away is Coniston Water and for the more energetic there are the challenging fells of The Old Man of Coniston and Wetherlam, which offer a stiff challenge.

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 and probably the most beautiful area in Lakeland.

A wonderful cottage, to be enjoyed 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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