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Cockley Beck Cottage

Cockley Beck near Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 914891)

4.8

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic location to get away from it all."

    The cottage was really lovely and homely. Having the hosts next door made it easy if we needed anything but they weren’t obtrusive. It was just what we both needed for a chill out and wind down.

    Reviewed by DominicJul 2022

  • "Cockley Beck Cottage is ideal for a getaway holiday - its location ensures there are plenty of walks on your doorstep, with some significant peaks (e."

    G. Scafell Pike, Bowfell, Crinkle Craggs, Swirl How, Coniston Old Man) all attainable in a few hours. Some lower level peaks (e.g. Grey Friars, Hard Knott, Cold Pike) are even closer by. Would definitely recommend this cottage as Sandra and Kevin are ideal hosts - their knowledge of the local area is so helpful when planning walks / days out.

    Reviewed by JasonJun 2022

  • "Wonderful cosey cottage in stunning scenery with walks straight from the gate"

    Reviewed by NigelJun 2022

  • "We have been to the Lake District for many years and this cottage has proved to be one of the best and we will definitely be going back."

    The owners were extremely pleasant and helpful, we cannot fault this property. We loved every minute at Cockley Beck and would strongly recommend it.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2022

  • "Loved being here and its location."

    Lots of new adventures and it's easy to get to other places of interest. Lots of walking, fresh air and experiences. Hosts were lovely and at hand if anything was needed. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2022

  • "Cosy and dog-friendly cottage attached to owners’ home, but very welcoming and unobtrusive family."

    Perfect getaway for a couple or single traveller if you want peace & quiet in an area with amazing walks and views. I was really lucky with the weather for early spring (even got a bit of a walker’s suntan!), which made it even more enjoyable. Cottage in a remote-feeling area of the lakes, sponsored by the National Trust and run to keep the established farming area as it has been for generations. Walks to Scafell and Coniston within a few miles so excellent for avid trekkers. Great standard of all amenities, comfy bed and the log burner made it very warm and cosy on the cold nights. Many thanks for a refreshing break from everyday stress.

    Reviewed by StuartMar 2022

  • "Lovely stay in a cosy cottage fantastic area."

    Reviewed by StevenFeb 2022

  • "An absolutely stunning location for any avid hill walker."

    Easy access to fantastic walks straight from the cottage. We'll cared for cottage with all conveniences and a lovely wood burner to top it off.

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2021

  • "Great cottage and perfect location, small amount of maintenance needed and possibly gas stove /generator back up for power cuts but lovely holiday despite the storms!"

    Thankyou!

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2021

  • "This cottage is just wonderful if you have dogs, love solitude, walking and beautiful views."

    The cottage has everything you need to be warm and comfortable , easy to dry wet clothing, dog towels etc. All the facilities are as advertised, apart from washer is not washer dryer now but that was not a problem. Sandra, the owner, is approachable but leaves you alone to enjoy your stay. The enclosed garden was brilliant for my two Irish Setters to have a quick out before bedtime, and the road outside is very quiet so they were off their leads for most of the time, should say there are sheep and cattle around so unless your dog is 110% reliable around stock keep them on the lead. Excellent walks from the cottage, Forest just down the road was ideal for the one very wet day we had. I would love to come back one day!

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2021

  • "A wonderful two week break at the head of the beautiful Duddon Valley."

    We could have walked from the door everyday with a variety of low-level or more demanding climbs available. Peace and quiet, fresh air, gorgeous scenery, friendly family next door. Oh, and the welcoming Newfield Inn, with great food, in Seathwaite a pretty 4 mile walk away. And the best baker we’ve ever discovered in Broughton-on-Furness. Thank you to Sandra & family.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2021

  • "Cottage in wonderful location with walks in any direction."

    The cottage owner, Sandra, was truly amazing and made our stay with our young dog so enjoyable. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by NigelJun 2021

  • "Fabulous location, if you want peace, tranquility and the chance to embrace the great British countryside this is perfect."

    Reviewed by JoannaJun 2021

  • "We had a great stay at cockley beck cottage perfectly located for lots of Rural walks and a scary drive over Hardknott pass."

    cottage small but perfect in very way very clean and tidy on arrival our host was a pleasure to talk to full of information and a very polite young family. We had fresh eggs from the farm

    Reviewed by TinaJun 2021

  • "Very good spot for walking and a lovely valley to explore."

    Really enjoyed watching the lambs. Lovely host.

    Reviewed by SallyMay 2021

  • "We all had a lovely time despite the bad weather hosts were so friendly and always helpful no matter what the case we needed."

    place was ideal for all our needs.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage set among the hills."

    Clean with everything you need. Very friendly owners just next door. Amazing walks and scenery. Very Dog friendly with large enclosed garden. Will definately be visiting again.

    Reviewed by GedOct 2020

  • "Just a beautiful comfy homley cottage ."

    Sandra was wonderful, friendly and very attentive. Wonderful log burner!!! Awesome. We will be back.

    Reviewed by TonySep 2020

  • "Cosy cottage in an idyllic setting."

    Fab views and easy access to the high fells for walking. Owner friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2020

  • "Having had our holiday abroad cancelled due to Covid, we were looking for somewhere to holiday in the UK."

    Our favourite place is the Lake District, so we were feeling extra lucky to find that Cockley Beck Cottage was available in August. This cottage is situated between the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes. WOW our journey brought us over the Wrynose Pass which is dramatic and spectacular (especially when the sun is shining). The Hardknott is just as amazing to ride too. We were warmly welcomed by the owner, and the cottage was just as we had expected. It was big enough for us (a couple and our four legged friend). There is a comfortable living area with a wood burner, dining table and an open kitchen area with everything you need, including a washer and dishwasher. The bathroom has a shower over the bath, and an heated towel rail. The bedroom has a bed, wardrobe and dressing table in, and is comfortable. At the rear of the cottage is a lovely long secure garden which our dog loved. There is also a table and 2 chairs (which we sometimes used to sit out and have breakfast or dinner). The owners are friendly, helpful and on the day before our departure we asked to buy some of their free range eggs, which were freshly picked for us. We would highly recommend this lovely cottage, and would not hesitate in booking it again.

    Reviewed by BeverleyAug 2020

  • "Excellent location to stay away from the crowds as not many venture over Hardknott or Wrynose pass, making it great when you just want peace and quiet and spectacular views."

    The cottage is perfect for 2 and a dog. Very clean and well equipped. Make sure you get your shopping delivered or take everything with you as access to any shops is difficult. There is walking from the door and the roads are quiet. Recommend this accommodation if you are happy to drive on narrow roads (single carriageway for a large degree) for 11 miles to get there. The closest pub is at Seathwaite (5 miles), but not open until 1st September.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2020

  • "The owner was very welcoming."

    Any needs we had were met very quickly. If you want to get anyway to a beautiful and peaceful location - you couldn't get much better.

    Reviewed by VickyDec 2019

  • "Our break at Cockley Beck was perfect."

    The cottage whilst simple has everything you need to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet in an amazing location. We will be going back (again)!

    Reviewed by SamDec 2019

  • "Lovely hosts, amazing location with beautiful scenery, amazing walks with the dog, well equipped cottage"

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2019

  • "Brilliant remote location with lots of walks."

    Well equipped cottage had everything required for cooking etc and the log burner was very welcoming after a days walk. Sandra was very amenable and will definitely return in the not too distant future. Lovely area and would highly recommend

    Reviewed by AlanNov 2019

  • "We had the most amazing honeymoon at the Cockley Beck cottage."

    We were looking for something remote with not many people around to enjoy some quiet family time with our two four-legged babies. We found a little gem and it was exactly what we needed! The cottage is located in the most beautiful valley with a wonderful stream just on the other side of the road. Views from the windows are breathtaking and there's plenty of picturesque walks nearby. We were surprised to find everything provided in the cottage, from cleaning products to dog poo bags! It was a lovely touch. We recommend reading some of the other reviews prior to your stay as they're full of very useful tips regarding getting to the cottage and the area. It really helped us prepare better for the holidays. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2019

  • "Just had a fantastic couple of days in Cockley Beck, now really chilled."

    Reviewed by GlennSep 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting."

    Perfect for those wanting to experience the hills and views of the Lake District.

    Reviewed by KellyJul 2019

  • "Mind blowingly beautiful location and a wonderful host."

    It was perfect

    Reviewed by LaurenJul 2019

  • "Had a fantastic holiday."

    Loved the cottage, the owners very friendly and made us feel welcome. The location was stunning and perfect for walking. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2019

  • "Extremely remote so worth being prepared and expect that Location is stunning and we loved it."

    Reviewed by AndyJun 2019

  • "The holiday cottage was perfect for us as it was remote might not suit everyone ..."

    The holiday cottage was perfect for us as it was remote might not suit everyone but if you are looking for beautiful scenery and peace and quiet it is for you, the owner was lovely and made us feel very welcome, loved it

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2019

  • "As previous reviewers have highlighted, if this is your first trip to Cockley Beck it may be advisable to take the A595 as your first route inbound, the Wrynose Pass is not for the more inexperienced driver."

    .. The cottage itself is fantastic. All modern amenities are available, the kitchen is well equipped, and the living area is clean and well set out with the addition of a wood-burning stove. The bedroom is cozy (the bed was comfy & warm) with plenty of storage, and the bathroom is, well, a bathroom (and yes the shower does work and is perfectly fine - just watch yourself when setting the water temperature, the hot water is extremely hot). At the back is a parking area with a large garden which is fenced in to keep your dog(s) from wandering and mithering any of the local sheep. Did I mention that the cottage is a little remote though? Well it is, so be prepared... The cottage basically sits at the intersection between the Wrynose Pass, and the Hardknott Pass. The nearest pub, the Newfield Inn is approx. 4 miles from the cottage (a nice stroll itself) and serves good food and ale. If walking is your game (it is mine), then the walks from the front door are great, just keep your dog on a lead and shut the gates behind you! All the fells are close by, including my favourite Harrison Stickle, and Ambleside / Coniston are not far away at all. Wonderful, quiet cottage, with great hosts - would I recommend? A definite yes

    Reviewed by RobinMar 2019

  • "Fabulous location for anyone who loves walking in the Lake District fells."

    Reviewed by GaynorMar 2019

  • "Only that if your not aware of the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes and how remote they are, it could be a tricky drive for some folk."

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2018

  • "Great cottage in a fantastic spot."

    Has everything you need and friendly, helpful hosts. Extremely quiet with beautiful walks from the door. Don't be put off by the bed comment, a new mattress was delivered while we were there. The shower is fine too - not a power shower but does the job. We are already planning a return visit next May.

    Reviewed by HazelSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Perfect location . Only negative comment is the bed. Mattress really uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by BevSep 2018

  • "Perfect location for walks."

    we and our two dogs stayed here for 7 nights and I feel like we could have stayed for at least another 7 at least and even then we couldn't have discovered all the gems of the Lake District. It's set at the most perfect location for any walks. It's literally 5 min walk from hardknot pass and about an hour walk from the Roman ruins on the other side of the pass. Coniston and Ambleside is around 30-45 min drive if you want to stock up on food you better off ordering online on asdas or tescos website as they do food deliveries. The cottage is very clean and fully equipped; washing machine dishwasher separate fridge and freezer kettle, toaster etc. The house is squeaky clean and very cosy. Perfect for a couples getaway. There's a fire burner in the front room, I do recommend putting the fire on, we visited mid May and the evenings do get rather chilly without the fire on. We lit the fire each afternoon, it gives the coziest, loveliest atmosphere to the whole little cottage. The owner, Sandra is the real gem of the Lake District. She is warm, welcoming and always there if needed. We purchased additional firewood (which is only a fiver btw) and Sandra was back in a heartbeat with more wood. She can look after the dogs if you'd like to visit the mines or if you'd like to go somewhere without them.. The area is perfect for ramblers and for dogs. Mind you sheep are everywhere so do keep your dog(s) on leash if they tend to chase for everyone's peace of mind. All in all a lovely charming little cottage with great walks just outside the window. Well worth a visit. We will be coming back. Thank you for the lovely hospitality, Paul and Anna. x

    Reviewed by AnnaMay 2018

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a very remote location."

    The owners are keen to stress this as it is several miles along a winding single-track road with passing places and several hills the most delightful countryside to the nearest shop. If you are looking to get away from the modern world then this is ideal...there is no phone signal or internet throughout most of the valley. It is also worth noting that from the cottage the road divides, one going over the Hardknott Pass and the other over Wrynose Pass...both exhilerating drives and not to be attempted in bad weather. Set your satnav to find Broughton-in-Furness first, then Cockley Beck as the final destination. However, please DO NOT be put off by these comments...the cottage's location is extremely beautiful and is an ideal base for exploring arguably the most wonderful valley and fells in the Lake District. The location, and absence of a lake makes it quieter than the shores of nearby Coniston or Windermere for example, and is particularly good for rambling. Plan your visit accordingly, bring all your provisions with you and unwind in front of the wood burner (logs supplied) with a glass or two of something that cheers!

    Reviewed by AlecMar 2018

  • "A real gem of a cottage which is an absolutely perfect base for exploring Wainwright's Southern Fells."

    The owner is very welcoming. The log burner makes the place cosy and relaxing in the evening. Free Range eggs and logs for the burner are available from the owner, both at reasonable prices.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMar 2018

  • "Just the little bits of comfort such as maybe a nest of tables so you can put your tea on instead of the floor and maybe a couple of cushions on the sofa."

    Reviewed by IvanFeb 2018

  • "Sandra was a friendly and flexible host."

    We found the empty spaces and glorious landscape exciting and recommend the nearby Newfield Inn food and drink. The cottage was comfortable enough and very well prepared. Be prepared for single track roads.

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2017

  • "We absolutely love this cottage and its location, we have booked this particular cottage several times before and have never been disappointed."

    Reviewed by JodyOct 2017

  • "Superb location, superb cottage, lovely hosts"

    Reviewed by FergusAug 2017

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cockley Beck Cottage."

    We booked it for its location being exactly where we wanted to walk. We found the shower pressure not to be of power shower standard but have no complaints. The owners were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by LeeApr 2017

  • "The cottage was amazing."

    We'll equipped and the most breath taking location. Directions very clear, bpoking clear and east. We had a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by HelenaMar 2017

  • "Sandra and Kevin made us feel really welcome."

    We had a brilliant weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by AlanNov 2016

  • "A power shower would have been nice but other than that it was fantastic"

    Reviewed by GaryOct 2016

  • "This is the second time we have booked the cottage and we are already planning our next visit."

    It's the perfect location and ideal for just the two of us. We have also recommended it to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by JodyOct 2016

  • "It was a wonderful location."

    I loved being able to walk from the door on so many different walks. It soon became very normal to live so far off-grid, giving a feeling of calm rather than isolation. We were lucky with the weather. The owners, in the attached cottage, couldn't have been better.

    Reviewed by TimAug 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent, additional fuel available to purchase from owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Orchard garden with lawned area, patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 8 miles, pub 4 miles
  • Stream 30 secs walk
  • Note: No infants or children
  • Note: No mobile phone reception
  • Note: Due to location, WiFi connection is variable and bandwidth very limited.

The property

Broughton-in-Furness 12 miles.

A cosy semi-detached cottage, attached to the owners’ farmhouse, in an isolated setting on a working livestock farm in Cockley Beck in the stunning Duddon Valley.

This perfect romantic cottage is situated in a truly away-from-it-all location, where nature really does meet you at the door; the Hardknott Pass is just outside the cottage, as is the River Duddon as it tumbles its way down the valley towards Seathwaite, in the beautiful Lake District National Park.

Inside this cosy cottage is an open plan living area with a woodburning stove and superb views out to the surrounding fields and fells, together with a well-equipped kitchen, a bathroom and a double bedroom.

Outside there is an enclosed garden and patio, surrounded in every direction by beautiful scenery.

This really is a cottage where the air is pure and refreshing, the scenery breathtaking and the welcome warm.

Being in the shadows of Harter Fell, Crinkle Craggs and the Scafell massif, this wonderful location is perfect for the serious walker and mountaineer.

The tiny hamlet of Seathwaite is 4 miles down the valley where there is a lovely country inn serving delicious food, and the Hardknott Pass leads you over into Eskdale and Wasdale.

Whenever you visit this special location you will be amazed at the abundance of wildlife and the starry night skies, so pack everything you need for your stay, as once you arrive at this beautifully rural, remote cottage you will not wish to leave!

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About the location

BROUGHTON-IN-FURNESS

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

Note: No infants or children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas