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Brigg House

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


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely week, the cottage was very clean and comfortable and a great place to recharge your batteries."

    The scenery is just spectacular, ideal if you want to get away for it all, and the last evening was so clear we spent it watching shooting stars and listening to the sheep chatting to each other on the fell, it couldn’t get much better than that. The owners are lovely and very helpful if you need anything. Brigg House is just a perfect place.

    Reviewed by JacquelineNov 2023

  • "What a find Brigghouse was, such a beautiful place and the view from the front door was great."

    For people who have dogs it’s a great place to stay, large enclosed garden and so many walks right on the doorstep. The house is comfortable and well furnished and surprisingly warm for our trip in November, we will definitely be booking again for next year

    Reviewed by MartinNov 2023

  • "Nice cosy cottage in a remote and beautiful location."

    Reviewed by BenOct 2023

  • "The accommodation was fine and comfortable."

    A great place for a country break in the ‘Fells’. As a note: Some dish cloths and pan scorers might be provided. The description said bring you own T towel, but not the other items. For the price paid we have had better provision of such sundry items in other accommodation. But overal great stay.

    Reviewed by MelvynOct 2023

  • "Cottage was perfect really enjoyed my stay soo peaceful, dishwasher was a ..."

    Cottage was perfect really enjoyed my stay soo peaceful, dishwasher was a godsend, area completely fenced off so my dog couldn't escape which I was concerned about as he loves to chase sheep, some really good walks for my dog with plenty of sticks to keep him entertained, firestick with everything on was a welcomed surprise bed's were lovely & comfortable sofas too, place was immaculate would recommend anyone looking for a place away from people to stay here

    Reviewed by AndreaSep 2023

  • "Brigg House is an absolutely fabulous place to stay, it is perfectly placed to explore the surrounding lakes while having the benefit of being off the beaten track."

    It is surrounded by beautiful countryside with walks from the house. As it was very hot when we were there, we were able to cool off in the beck behind the property, Our dog enjoyed the safe garden, Although there is a footpath through, but only one couple passed by it in the week! The house itself is full of character and well equipped. If you want a truly relaxing holiday, completely away from it all, then this is the place. Broughton in Furness is a really freindly town where you should be able to buy everything you need from the local shop and really good butchers. Jess was available and ready to help should the need have arisen. Thank you Jess, Rob and Brigg House 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by CarolynJun 2023

  • "An excellent property which exceeded our expectations."

    Clean, well maintained and provided all the essentials for our stay. The location is extremely remote and the views are stunning. Would certainly stay here again.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2023

  • "What a super find !"

    Such a beautiful location, lovely cottage, ideal for a weekend retreat into the "wilderness". Ideal for Lake district especially as a base for walking Scafell Pike (35 mins drive). Excellent hosts, great communication and service. Well equipped cottage.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2023

  • "A fantastic cottage in a wonderful location, exactly what we were hoping for and it delivered with a combination of both character and comfort!"

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2023

  • "Set in an amazingly beautiful and tranquil location this is definitely the place to get away from it all."

    The house is spacious, spotlessly clean, comfortable, well equipped and surprisingly cosy considering how cold the weather was during our stay. Jess was very helpful and answered my questions (by text) quickly. Out of the fifteen or so holiday cottages I've stayed in this is the only one I've booked as many as four times. Over the years things have been improved- the WiFi was very welcome, Netflix and other options were an unexpected bonus. Appreciate the welcome pack also. We didn't have any issues with the water pressure for the shower like we had in the past, though maybe that was due to it being just the two of us this time, rather than four or six of us previously. Looking forward to coming back again, this is a really special place.

    Reviewed by HarrietMar 2023

  • "Idyllic cottage in field in beautiful quiet part of lake district."

    Cottage cosy and warm with woodburning stove, comfy sofas. Plenty to do on your doorstep if you like the great outdoors. We climbed Green Crag, Hardknott, walked round Devoke Water and biked Wrynose and HardKnott passes and the beautiful Duddon Valley. Tesco delivery van found us easily which was useful for bringing all provisions. Owners helpful, living and working on their sheep farm next door.

    Reviewed by EmmaFeb 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Brigg House."

    Loved the escape from other people, even during half term. No issues at all with the property, but some instructions about recycling etc would have been welcome. Some other visitors seem to have mentioned the track, we got a rear wheel drive electric car up in in wet weather in February. If you’re reading this and wonder whether you’re car will make it… you’ll be fine! We’ll happily be back to this cottage next time we’re wanting to visit the western area of the Lakes.

    Reviewed by TomFeb 2023

  • "This was our third visit to Brighouse, the location is amazing, in the beautiful Duddon Valley surrounded by wonderful fells."

    It is on a sheep farm, positioned further up the track, through numerous gates which children will love to open and close and over a bridge crossing Crosby Gill. Totally on its own so perfect if you like tranquil surroundings to get away from it all. The cottage is a picturesque, whitewashed, old farmhouse which has been updated to provide very comfortable accommodation and has all the facilities you need including a dishwasher, microwave, Wi-Fi and fire stick, a very comfortable sofa for relaxing, a pretty dining room and lovely wood burner set into the old kitchen range. The owners have worked very hard to decorate to give it a traditional Lakeland feel whilst furnishing the cottage to provide modern comforts that still retains its character. The cottage is always very clean, and the treats left by the owners are much appreciated. We have found the communication with the owners is excellent and they are always very helpful and approachable. There is a good size garden area surrounding the cottage for dogs to run free and children to explore and there are walks from door. If you are into stargazing then this is the place for you, with the dark skies it’s amazing to see the constellations and planets from just outside the door! There are also birds that come to feed just outside the kitchen window and we noticed lots of bulbs coming up in the garden so it’s going to be an array of colour soon. We always find it hard to leave as it’s so peaceful and beautiful but this time our dog decided she wasn’t going to budge, preferring to stay put in the kitchen! She loves it there too and they nearly gained another farm dog! So, if you want somewhere quiet to watch the birds, view the stars, read, play board games or just explore the wonderful fells then this is the place for you, it’s truly idyllic.

    Reviewed by JacquelineFeb 2023

  • "Overall we had a lovely break over the Christmas period even though it started with a power cut affecting the whole area."

    Due to the electricity supply people bing unaware that the cottage would be occupied from our arrival night they had not connected the generator. We eventually got connected after a couple of hours and my husband locating the workmen to let them know out situation. We believe that some confusion had arisen even though they had been advised of our arrival. There were some things in the cottage that required attention, a heater hanging off the wall in a bedroom. One of the control knobs on the cooker was missing and most inconveniently the hot water tap in the bathroom sink didn't work. We advised the owner who said that various things had been damaged by the previous occupants and they hadn't had a chance to fix them. The owner supplied an extra heater for the kitchen as it seemed very hard to get the cottage warm at the outset but unfortunately the tap was not fixed. We used a jug to fill the sink from the hot bath tap. The kitchen and bathroom (especially!) require some attention but the other areas are comfortable and the problems didn't detract from us enjoying our Christmas holiday. The cottage is in an absolutely wonderful position, the views are magnificent to wake up to. The sheep wander into the surrounding garden area (which means, of course, it is not secure to let dogs off their leads) and the birds come to feed outside the kitchen window. The owners had left us some treats and a lovely bottle of Cava. The Christmas tree and other decorations were up on arrival which was wonderful and made the cottage very homely. The woodburner and lounge area are perfect for a seasonal stay along with a separate dining room. We would return to cottage, mainly because of it's situation, but it really needs some maintenance and the bathroom upgraded for the cost of a stay there.

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week at Brigg House which is in a remote, but fantastic location."

    the cottage itself was well equipped and very clean and cosy, with plenty of heating and the wood burner was great, The only only additions which would be useful would be an outside tap for muddy boots and dogs! It was truly a get away from it all break in a perfect location and cottage, We had great communication with Jess and enjoyed watching her partner round up the sheep !We would love to book again.

    Reviewed by ColleenNov 2022

  • "Fantastic few nights at Brigg house."

    Extremely private. Felt at home straight away (including the dog). Only down points were we couldn’t use the towel rail because once we turned it on the pipes were shaking and was making a loud noise but we weren’t bothered about it. Would definitely come back

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage and location"

    Reviewed by MikeOct 2022

  • "Amazing property ,we had a lovely stay in your property, ,loads of walks ..."

    Amazing property ,we had a lovely stay in your property, ,loads of walks (national trust land),gifts left by the owner for us and the dog ,very comfortable,log burner for those chilly night's ,large enclosed garden for dogs to run free

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2022

  • "Perfect get away from it all location."

    Stunning scenery and so peaceful. The cottage was beautifully clean and the kitchen had everything we needed. Tea, milk, toilet roll, dishwasher tablets, hand-wash etc were all very much appreciated. Super squishy, large sofa and acceptable WiFi for the teenagers. Great for access to Coniston, Wastwater and Windermere. Fab steamside locations and the best millionaire shortcake within a mile or so of the cottage! Perfect for star/planet spotting as there is no light pollution. Thoughtful tray of goodies left for us and the dog. The owner was very quick to respond when messaged. If im being picky the hot water pressure wasn't good for showers and no electric toothbrush charge point so we had to buy manuals after a few days.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2022

  • "Brigg House is a definite getaway from it all property, ideal for walkers and hikers or anyone who wants some peace and quiet and explore the Western Lake District (with or without dogs)."

    Dog owners should note that the property is in the boundaries of a working sheep farm and vehicle access passes through a part of the farm where the sheep roam. The cottage was clean and very comfortable and our group of 6 adults had a lovely stay.at the property. The owners are very helpful and responsive and we would certainly come back and stay again.

    Reviewed by LucyJul 2022

  • "If your looking for a peaceful, remote beautiful place then this the cottage for you."

    Reviewed by JessicaJul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Brigg House."

    We were the first guests of the season and it was clear the new owners had spent a lot of time preparing for holiday letting. It is an idyllic location within a working farm with sheep around which was great to see. We loved watching the hay being cut by the farmers. Husband wanted to get stuck in and help them with moving the hay bales around! It’s a very peaceful location and just what we needed. The nearby stream was lovely. A public right of way goes through the edge of the garden and the gate though only one group of walkers passed by whilst we were in the cottage. There is a large garden but there are a couple of places which a determined dog could definitely get over the stone wall. We were on dog watch all the time the dogs were outside. The wall could do with a bit of reinforcement to be sure dogs can’t escape, or fence the front garden separately to make that completely dog proof. The hot water pressure in the bathroom isn’t great. The electric shower worked ok so wasn’t too much of an issue. and the. There was something wrong with the hot tap in the bathroom sink with just a trickle of water coming out. Seemed like the tap needed to be refitted. Also the lack of a washing machine was a downside. We were fortunate to have dry weather but a week of rain would generate a lot of dog towels and wet outdoor gear meaning we’d have to ensure we took enough towels and clothes with us if unable to do laundry during our stay. Overall we loved it. The house is very comfortable - lovely sofas and wood burner. We’ve already booked for summer 2023!

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and a starter pack for the woodburning stove inc. In rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawned garden
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.6 miles, pub 3.9 miles
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The property

Broughton in Furness 5.9 miles.

This detached farmhouse rests on the outskirts of Ulpha, amidst the serene countryside of the southern Lake District.

Well-equipped throughout, Brigg House offers a fabulous base for families and friends seeking a private bolthole in the Lake District.

Allow the chef of the group to get acquainted in the kitchen, offering a gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and even a dishwasher, so cleaning up will be little hassle!

Follow the flagstone flooring into the living room, featuring exposed beams, a corner sofa and a woodburning stove, this is a lovely spot to unwind in the evening.

Serve the fruits of your labour in the dining room, complemented with a glass of fizz as you discuss plans for the next adventure.

The bedrooms await upstairs, consisting of two doubles and a twin, each neutrally presented and serviced by a magnificent bathroom.

To the exterior are spacious lawned areas, giving your pooch plenty of space to explore, while from the door there are a number of fantastic walks to embark on.

Spend the day exploring Walna Scar, or the Coniston Range and the renowned Old Man of Coniston Peak, before ending the day with a pint and a tasty meal in the Blacksmith Arms.

The bustling town of Broughton-In-Furness is home to further amenities, including three pubs, a newsagent, two cafes, a local butchers/grocers, petrol station and a second-hand bookshop.

Visit Ulverston, a lively town home to the Laurel and Hardy Museum, Stan Laurel's Birthplace, and the excellent Ulverston Golf Club, where you can put your clubs to the test with spectacular views of Morecambe Bay.

Explore the Lakelands further and marvel at the scene in Coniston Water, well-known for its idyllic setting that is ideal for watersport opportunities, including kayaking and canoeing, along with the National Trust Gondola for those who prefer a more leisurely cruise.

With plenty to fill your activity list, a holiday at Brigg House can be as relaxing or exciting as you like.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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