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  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing property."

    We had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2024

  • "Property was in the heart of the lovely little village and in the main square."

    Village has everything should you need any supplies; grocers, butchers, bakery, pubs, cafe, post office. The house was great, very clean and had everything needed for an enjoyable stay. It had also been decorated for Christmas which was a lovely touch. Plenty of space for 8 people with 1 double ensuite, 1 double, and 4 single beds across 3 bedrooms. The 2 sitting rooms were great if people wanted to watch different TV channels. Only slight negative is there was no internet so we had to rely upon 4G signal which was very hit and miss. As we were on holiday it wasn't too much of a problem.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fantastic house in the square , the local walk at Broughton tower is idyllic, brilliant for the dogs."

    The local area is so underrated, long may it stay that way The garden at the rear is to die for. Excellent butchers and bakers. My only gripe was no WiFi an essential these days although I was aware before booking

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2023

  • "A really lovely, comfortable, spacious and very well equipped cottage."

    Would I’ve to visit in the winter to make full use of the open fireplaces! Loved the cottage, the village of Broughton was delightful and the local area stunning, with easy access to the lakes, Coniston in particular, the fells and also the sea. We’d never been to this region of Cumbria and it’s definitely somewhere we’ll revisit and would be more than happy to stay at Hillside again.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a wonderful time in a beautiful cottage , the garden is so pretty and dog friendly with walks straight out the front door ."

    Beds very comfortable , kitchen well equipped , only couple of things I think would help ,property would benefit from a broom as hard floors and information booklet could be updated to include when food vans come to square in evening . We would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4May 2023

  • "Lovely property very well equipped and in a lovely setting with a beautiful quiet garden."

    Everything you need for a relaxing family holiday with stunning walks on your door step, a fantastic bakery in the village as well as a great grocery store and butchers. We would definitely pick this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0May 2023

  • "WiFi would be helpful but we managed."

    The bedroom door doesn’t shut which is annoying. Bathroom excellent. Kitchen needs a colander. Garden lovely. Overall very nice house.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4May 2023

  • "Always an absolute pleasure to stay at Hillside -we never want to leave!"

    Reviewed by Vickie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our family enjoyed a fabulous stay at Hillside."

    The property and its location was perfect for our Easter break - with so much to see and do from the doorstep. We loved the pretty enclosed garden space, and used the bench for lunches in the garden. The property had plenty of space and had everything we needed during our stay. The open fire place was so cosy on an evening and we felt the whole property was clean, relaxing and homely. We didn't mind the lack of WiFi - this wasn't an issue at all. The local walks were beautiful. Our young children loved exploring the ponds and fields. The pubs in the square were so friendly, and served excellent food and drink. Would recommend Hillside to everyone - especially those with children. Thank you very much!

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful property with lots of lovely dog walks and very friendly local pub, ..."

    Beautiful property with lots of lovely dog walks and very friendly local pub, and secure garden for our dogs, everything you need for a relaxing break, really enjoyed it

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Mar 2023

  • "Hillside was great for us, except for two things: 1) We could not find any information about the heating arangements."

    It took until our last day before someone found the unlabelled instructions book, under a table in a room we did not use. We did not realise the heating/hot water was on a timer and when we got back one day, soaked with the rain, we were very disappointed there was no hot water. It turned out this came on around 17.00hr 2) Front bedrooms. It would be good if the owners fitted blinds to the front bedroom windows to stop light from the powerful street lamp shining in Otherwise, full marks!

    Reviewed by Terrence4.7Mar 2023

  • "This is a beautiful home, furnished to suit the area and period of the property."

    . We felt at home in the comfortable house. Lots of space but still warm and cosy. The houses was spotlessly clean and the beds very comfy. We had a light out in the shower room and an electrician came the same day! Ideal for those who want to get away from it all. No Wi-Fi and limited reception for the phone. Definitely return.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2023

  • "Property in in a great place in the town square, walks in all directions."

    Nice shops pubs & cafes.There is plenty of space and well maintained. The only thing that is missing is the internet, yes there is mobile signal (many different ones & poor ) in the square but inside the stone walls very poor and intermittent . Full fibre internet is available in the village so it would be nice in the house. A few pounds more on the price to cover it, small. Full mobile, internet and more choice of tv. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Feb 2023

  • "Wonderful place to stay right in the heart of the village."

    Good pubs, good walks,local. And not more than 30mins drive to other destinations in the lakes. Superb...

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2022

  • "Once again excellent all round in a perfect location."

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7Jun 2022

  • "This was the perfect holiday home for us."

    We loved it. There were 4 huge rooms upstairs and down. It was clean and tidy, with a stone floor in the kitchen, so I wasn't worried about the dogs causing any problems. Crisp, white bedding. Open fires if you wanted them. For me the best bit was the garden... glorious!

    Reviewed by C4.4Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our stay."

    The house, garden and surrounding area was lovely. Missed WiFi a little but only cause signal was so poor so those of us who needed to be reachable for children etc was quite difficult. Only thing would maybe be appreciated more would be spare black bin bags (we forgot our own). But that aside our stay was wonderful!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Only one wish - WiFi would've been fantastic"

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Apr 2022

  • "Comfortable and warm cottage, enjoyed our visit but picked a bad week with storms Dudley and Eunice."

    Lack of WiFi a problem. (Lost TV signal in storm) and poor phone signal meant could not use hotspot. Will definitely use again.

    Reviewed by John3.8Feb 2022

  • "The house is perfect, it’s well furnished and equipped with everything we needed."

    Broughton has every amenity right on the doorstep. Great walks, our favourite pub (the Manor Arms) just across the square and an amazing butchers and grocers. We’ll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jan 2022

  • "We enjoyed our Christmas break at Hillside and we were impressed with the Christmas decorations that had been provided and the extra touches which made our Christmas home from home."

    Comfy beds and good shower and bath facilities. The only thing that was missing was wi-fi and thought a door mat at the front entrance would be useful: especially in the winter with muddy boots and dirty dog paws etc. We actually put newspaper down for our boots. Otherwise a perfect stay in a lovely market village and friendly locals.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline3.8Dec 2021

  • "Amazing place, loved the house and surrounding area."

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Nov 2021

  • "Perfect location, the cottage had everything we needed for a weeks stay, the kitchen had good quality pots & pans along with all the utensils needed, Lots of walks literally steps away, the village shops were a bonus along with 3 pubs, two serving good quality food."

    The only draw back was the lack of WI-FI, but apart from that it was pretty much perfect

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fab house in a great location"

    Reviewed by Vickie5.0Sep 2021

  • "The village is lovely, lots of good walks in close distance."

    The garden and house are exactly as they look on the photos, garden was nice and big for our two pups. Our only issue was that the outdoor bins were full, and no bin bags were provided. I messaged the owner to try and resolve this but got no response. The local shop is not open on Sunday or bank holidays. Besides for that though, it’s a lovely house and we had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Aug 2021

  • "What a lovely comfortable house, we felt right at home straight away, bedding was spotless and lovely towels."

    Beautiful garden and we met the owner John while he was watering the lovely pot plants at the front of the house, he was very informative about places to visit in the area.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Aug 2021

  • "The facilities were generally good."

    The outdoor space in the back was a lovely feature. But, a 'games room' was highlighted in the features of this place but it really fell well below expectations: it was on the lower basement floor, accessed through a 'work area', the ceilings were covered in cobwebs, it was damp and didn't feel comfortable for any of us. The pool table was old and not well-maintained (the cloth was stained and the balls rolled onto the floor when dropped through the pockets). Another issue we had to contend with was the inability to access the internet, either through wi-fi or mobile data; even something as basic as a phone signal was rarely available in the house. I know it's a holiday and it's great to have a break from modern tech but, when trying to research local activities or features, it is pretty useful to have some means of connecting to the internet. The location of the house was great, in a village that had a lovely bakery, a convenience shop, butcher and several pubs serving excellent food.

    Reviewed by Meg2.8Aug 2021

  • "The quality of the towels provided was very poor compared to previous years."

    I have better quality towels I use for my dog. Also the games room in the basement could benefit from being done up, it's full of cobwebs and it has the potential to be a great space, at least when the pool table(which has also seen better days) was upstairs on the ground floor where the dining room is now, it had other games, books and DVD etc, I understand with covid games and books are not provided but you can't really hang out in the games room. The property would also benefit from providing WIFI, even if a small fee was applied.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Jun 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage in a lovely area."

    The cottage was spotless and we had everything we needed. It is located in a lovely village with all the amenities you need and lovely walks close by.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2021

  • "Hillside is a beautiful holiday home situated in a perfect location."

    This has been our third visit and we would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Vickie5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely - just right for our needs for the week."

    Nice quiet village but with a few shops and pubs which cater for what you need.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2020

  • "The location was lovely, really secluded whilst having the quaint village facilities at our doorstep."

    Cottage was ideal for our needs and met all our expectations.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.4Aug 2020

  • "Hillside is a fabulous place to stay."

    The house is perfect, well furnished, a good kitchen and wood for the fire. Broughton has every amenity on the doorstep. Great walks, good pubs and an amazing butchers and grocers where you can buy everything you need without going to the supermarket. This was our second visit to Hillside and we will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Vickie5.0Sep 2019

  • "This cottage should not be advertising as having a games room."

    Part of our holiday was to include playing pool but the pool table has been moved to the basement of the property and it certainly was not a nice area to spend any time.

    Reviewed by Maureen3.8Sep 2019

  • "Was advertised as having a games room, this in fact is not true."

    The pool table has now been moved from a nice cosy room into the cellar which is not really that clean, my wife was looking forward to spending some time with me and my friend while we had a game but didn’t feel able to do this as it was horrible in the cellar, adding to this the pool table is stained, torn and broken with pieces of log inside the mechanism instead of the ball feeding through, in short it is broken. However on a plus note the cottage itself was beautiful and in a lovely area, the garden was fabulous and the dogs loved it. Another note of concern is the fact that the bed was extremely uncomfortable and you could feel every spring in the mattress. The fire place was magnificent. If you require an internet connection there is no WiFi in this cottage so be warned. With a few tweaks like moving the pool table upstairs and fixing it and getting new mattresses this cottage would be a gem.

    Reviewed by Wayne2.5Jun 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay in this wonderful house in a very pleasant location."

    The pictures in the listing don’t do justice - we were pleasantly surprised. The house was absolutely lovely and had all the home comforts we needed. The location is ideal with a brilliant park for the kids just a short walk away. The bakery, butchers and grocery store were ideal for buying fresh local produce every day.

    Reviewed by Anwen4.7Apr 2019

  • "Broughton is a fabulous base for exploring the Lake District."

    It has a wonderful old fashioned grocers/butchers where you can get everything you need and great cafes and pubs. Hillside is a welcoming, spacious home from home. Perfect for dog walkers, a breathtaking walk can be reached in less than 2 mins from the house. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Vickie5.0Mar 2019

  • "Very nice property - only down point was a blocked shower which was therefore unusable"

    Reviewed by Chris3.8Dec 2018

  • "Excellent property."

    Loved the stay + cottage

    Reviewed by Sonya5.0Nov 2018

  • "Bath mat in ensuite was not."

    Clean..probably an oversight The general information pack needs a little updating Lovely spacious and attractive house in pleasant town square setting. Beautiful garden

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Oct 2018

  • "We have visited the Duddon Valley four times now."

    We love the area and especially Broughton in Furness. This house has been the best place yet and we would book it again and highly recommend it. Very dog friendly too. Fantastic week. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Mar 2017

  • "The pool table was not working again"

    Reviewed by Barbara4.8Mar 2017

  • "Fantastic holiday home."

    We arrived to find a christmas tree and welcome goodies waiting for us. We have stayed at this property twice and cannot fault it.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x family room with 3 singles
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Dining room with open fire
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Gas central heating with open fires in sitting and dining rooms
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview
  • DVD Player
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking outside cottage
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed mature garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

The property

An immaculately-presented Georgian townhouse set in the square of the old market town of Broughton-in-Furness, on the edge of the beautiful Lake District.

Carefully appointed to provide light and spacious accommodation, this Broughton-in-Furness cottage is ideal for families and friends who wish to enjoy time together in one of the most beautiful parts of Cumbria.

With wooden floors throughout, this Broughton-in-Furness cottage has three spacious bedrooms with the master having an en-suite shower room.

The cosy sitting room has an original feature fireplace and soft leather sofas, whilst a separate dining room, also with an open fire, provides a great space to plan the next day's activities.

After dinner take a stroll in the mature garden, which can be accessed from the well-equipped kitchen?

The vibrant town of Broughton-in-Furness is a bustling centre of activity with a regular livestock market and excellent amenities including an array of shops, cafes and inns.

The Village Bakery sells speciality breads and cakes and has a cosy cafe which serves delicious breakfasts.

The magnificent Duddon Valley is less than 1 mile away from this Broughton cottage and has one of the prettiest valleys in the Lake District with the River Duddon running clear and blue through the countryside.

Spend a day at the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, which is less than 20 minutes' drive, visit the Laurel and Hardy Museum in Ulverston or venture north into the stunning beauty of the Lake District National Park.

This Broughton-in-Furness cottage has so much to offer guests 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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas