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Old Kings Head Barn

Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 917335)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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46 customer reviews

  • I was a bit concerned that the light fitting / switch in the second bedroom was a bit erratic when used, like an electrical fault.

    “I notified the owner via text.”

    “I notified the owner via text.”

    - Mr London, April 2021

The property

This stunning quirky cottage is located in the small attractive market town of Broughton-in-Furness located on the southern western tip of the Lake District National Park, close to the striking coast.

Stylishly furnished throughout with oak doors and floors, this attractive cottage is a perfect base for exploring this lovely part of the country.

Head into the beautiful open plan living area which has a quality well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and leather chairs, together with a dining area.

This superb area has a vaulted ceiling with beams and a woodburner in the living area to relax in front of on cooler evenings.

Downstairs are two delightful bedrooms, both with TVs, and a super bathroom with underfloor heating and roll-top bath, perfect for a soak after your days exertions.

The attractive bustling market town of Broughton-in-Furness has Georgian buildings surrounding the pretty square which has historic stocks and also four pubs, a restaurant, shops, Post Office and a bakery, selling speciality breads and cakes.

You are also on the edge of the wonderful Duddon Valley, which is one of the most picturesque in the Lake District and perfect for walking.

Discover the old monk’s trails and bridle paths used to transport wool in by-gone times with the stunning back drop of lakeland fells.

Just six miles away is Coniston with lake and water activities, such as the cruises on the lake and sailing while those wanting a good hike can try the challenging the classic Coniston Fells walk to the Old Man of Coniston with its superb vistas across the lakes.

Locally, you can also hike up Stickle Pike fell or a little further north west you can also discover Wast Water Lake, often described as one the favourite and most beautiful views in the UK.

Towards the coast, just a short drive away, is the festival and town of Ulverston with its museum of Laurel and Hardy for a different day out.

Return at the end of your day’s activities to this wonderful cottage which can be enjoyed throughout the year.


  • Two lower ground floor super king-size double bedrooms (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV
  • Lower ground floor bathroom with roll-top bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating and woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs (one Smart) with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk.

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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.

Region Information

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