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The Stables

(Ref. 1067089)

Broughton-In-Furness near Thwaites, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (8)
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  • bed (5)
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11 Customer Reviews

  • "I want to say I can't understand the few recent negative feedback this property has received as myself and my wife found everything at the stable cottage to be of a good standard especially the well equipped clean and modern kitchen and the place was much bigger than we realised and had a great ambience."

    Want to sate the drive up to the property from the main road which someone had criticised was fine and being able to park right outside was a big bonus. Also we experienced very peaceful sleeps and heard no noise at night or in the early hours not even from farm animals apart from the relaxing sound of some sofly sounding singing birds in the mornings! I'm surprised some of the previous whingers that stayed here didn't moan about that as well !! The only thing I would moan about is the owners should highlight the fact that there's an amazing 7 mile circular walk right from the doorstep through some beautiful woods up to an old furnace and then onto an amazing low fell called Barrow where you get incredible views over the high central and southern lakeland mountain ranges and over to the sea & then onto an ancient 3500yr old stone circle in a place called swinside, In my opinion as someone who's been hiking in the lakes for over 20yrs this is a walk not to be missed if you're staying here. Also the night sky is amazing as there's no light pollution and we had some fantastic star gazing right from the doorstep as we were lucky to have a few clear nights. Overall I would highly recommend this accommodation if you want to stay in a place that's quite and very peaceful, well located to explore the western and southern lake district and great value for money.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely kitchen overshadowrd by large hedge making it dark."

    Bathroom had cleaning issues, mildew on the wall by the window, toilet bowl dirty. Lots of heavy footsteps from upstairs tenants all hours of the night, the noise was intrusive.

    Reviewed by Rob2.5Sep 2023

  • "It won’t let me click the links."

    My feedback is it’s an amazing place. Large and very clean. Peaceful and a lovely welcome hamper. Bed and bedding was soooo comfy. All and every facility in the cottage. Every thing for preparing a meal. Lovely hosts. I really enjoyed it and wanted to stay longer. I really recommend it and want to stay again many times. Al

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "A bit isolated but beautiful setting."

    Everything we needed. Spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0May 2023

  • "Cottage is in a lovely area with easy access to Coniston, Eskdale and Wasdale fells."

    A few points though - the bedroom is directly under the living area of the apartment above (not made clear in description) and we were disturbed by lots of banging and clattering at midnight and 7am by the upstairs occupants. It was rather cold on arrival and difficult to work out the heating which is on a timer, though it did warm up eventually. The 250 yard lane leading to the cottage is very lumpy, bumpy and potholed, again not clear in the description. The standard and arrangement of seating is poor and very uncomfortable. Worst thing however was the wooden toilet seat - it was loose, cracked and the varnish had long worn off leaving bare stained wood - disgusting and very unhygienic. It needs replacing pronto. We tried to contact owners but we had poor mobile signal in the whole area. These things should be sorted prior to a holiday. We were out all day and enjoyed our holiday but won't be booking this cottage again.

    Dear guest, thank you for your thorough feedback. What William and I want more than anything is for guests to feel happy, relaxed, cosy and comfortable during a break in Stable Cottage. It seems that you feel we have fallen short in those areas on this occasion and for that we can only apologise. We do welcome guests to contact us at any point during their stay and as we live only a short distance away from Stable Cottage, we are always available to help with any problems or difficulties they are experiencing. It seems you were unable to reach us and I am very sorry for that. It would have been a pleasure to come and help with the heating or to discuss the concerns you had about the seating and the toilet seat. It is regretful that we did not have the opportunity to resolve these issues during the time that you were our guests at Stable Cottage. We will of course look into each and every one of your concerns and explore how we can improve the experience which we offer to all of our guests in the future. You will be encouraged to know that a new toilet seat has been purchased and fitted already. (We were unaware that the old one had come loose!) We endeavour to make Stable Cottage as relaxing and happy a place as it can be. We are grateful for your feedback in helping us to do this. All the best for future holidays. Gemma Jardine. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan2.5Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Stable cottage."

    The cottage is well equipped and spacious and in a great location. Would love to visit again!

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Stable Cottage this."

    winter. It is so well-equpped and warm and the bed was comfotable. During a rather wet week we were able to dry our hiking gear easily. The exceptional welcome pack included fresh eggs from the hosts' hens.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in this beautifully converted stable."

    The standard of equipment is very high, the bed and seating very comfortable and we were warm enough even with temperatures that dipped below minus 5 degrees during each night of our stay! Our hosts were extremely helpful and welcoming ( the bottle of wine plus other snacks outscores the usual tea and biscuits provided by some distance) There are excellent footpath walks right from the doorstep and many choices of routes a little further afield.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with comfi beds, very modern kitchen appliances and super nicely decorated throughout."

    The little snug is a great place for children to hang out. The patio is very nice and peaceful. The cottage is in a great location to explore the lake district.

    Reviewed by Karin5.0Aug 2022

  • "A magical holiday in a great cottage."

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jun 2022

  • "I absolutely loved staying at Stable Cottage."

    It's quiet and cozy.

    Reviewed by Monica5.0Jun 2022

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x bunk room
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Calor gas and electric central heating with electric fire
  • TV, fibre optic WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Decking with barbecue and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 2.5 miles

The property

Broughton-In-Furness 2.6 miles.Tucked away on the outskirts of Thwaites near Broughton-In-Furness in Cumbria, is this wonderful two-bedroom stable conversion, The Stables.

Enjoying a superb location within the Lake District National Park, next to the owner’s home, and characterful features throughout, including original woodwork and stalls, The Stables is perfect for a couple or family of four who are looking to add a touch of character to their escape to the Lakes.

Be welcomed into the inviting sitting room, where you can relax in the warmth of the electric fire as your favourite show plays out on the TV.

Rustle up mouth-watering meals in the fully-equipped kitchen, with handy dishwasher and washing machine, ready to enjoy at the dining table for four.

If the weather is nice, why not fire up the barbecue and dine alfresco on your private decking?

Wash away the day with a soothing soak in the bath or refreshing rinse in the shower, before whipping up a hot chocolate before bed.

As your eyes grow heavy, retire to one of two well-presented bedrooms, a king-size and a bunk room which has a historic feature of a ladder formerly used to access the hayloft.

After savouring your morning coffee out in the garden, take advantage of the footpath that runs through it, leading towards Duddon Valley and Black Combe.

For your amenities, head over to Broughton-In-Furness, where you can indulge in a traditional pub lunch at the Old Kings Head or the 18th-century Black Cock Inn in front of a crackling woodburning stove.

The bustling town also offers a newsagent, petrol station and second-hand bookshop.

Continue onto Milom which rests along the coast, where you can spend a day bathing on the beach, wandering up the Hodbarrow Haverigg Lighthouse or soaking up the wildlife-rich surroundings of the RSPB Hodbarrow.

Venture further into the Lake District National Park, where you will find Coniston Water, where you can take to the waters by kayak, canoe or paddle board or if you want to simply sit back and soak up the views, enjoy a National Trust Steam Yacht Gondola.

Other attractions include The Ruskin Museum and Brantwood.

A trip to the Lakes would not be complete without a visit to Windermere, where you can take in the exceptional views from Queen Adelaide’s Hill or Orrest Head, visit The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, or embark on a treetop trek at Treetop Lake District.

All this awaits with a stay at The Stables.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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