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Greety Gate House

Foxfield, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972536)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Review(s)

  • “Lovely property with a home from home experience.”

    Lovely big garden. Neighbours were wonderful and told us all the best places around the area and also the little walk 50 yards from the property. Only drawer back was there was no pathway on the roadside so had to walk through fields which was great for us but maybe not for someone less able.

    Lovely big garden. Neighbours were wonderful and told us all the best places around the area and also the little walk 50 yards from the property. Only drawer back was there was no pathway on the roadside so had to walk through fields which was great for us but maybe not for someone less able. Beautiful village of Broughton only 5 minutes drive which has a lovely bakery and butchers and some nice pubs.

    - Justine, August 2021

The property

Greety Gate House is a gorgeous character property less than a mile from the pretty village of Broughton in Furness with its shops and country pubs. The ideal location for two families holidaying together, or for a group of friends celebrating a special occasion, Greety Gate House offers high-quality accommodation for eight people in this beautiful character property. Refurbished to a high standard, this charming holiday home has plenty of character including original beams and a wood burning stove in the open plan living and dining room.

The conservatory is the perfect place to take in the lovely views of the surrounding countryside and relax after a busy day sightseeing.

The Shaker style kitchen is fully equipped and there's a separate utility room perfect for muddy boots.

There's also a ground floor cloakroom with wash basin and WC.

The accommodation is laid out over three floors with two boutique hotel style double bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms, on the first floor with views out to the Dutton estuary.

At the top of the house, there's a large bedroom with 4 single beds - ideal for children - and a bathroom with bathtub, hand basin and WC.

The garden at Greety Gate House is particularly lovely with a lawn surrounded by mature shrubs and borders, a summerhouse and garden seating to take in the views towards the Duddon Estuary and nearby Black Combe Fell.

There are plenty of different areas to explore including the feature pond, and the garden is fully enclosed making it perfect for children and pets.

There's also off road parking for 3 cars. With plenty of walks and open countryside on the doorstep, plus the lovely village of Broughton in Furness, you won't have to venture far from Greety Gate House to find something to do.

Ideally situated between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water, both a 15-minute drive, the immediate area is filled with family-friendly attractions including Go Ape, the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, South Lakes Wildlife Park and Aquarium of the Lakes. The Lake District is Britain's most popular national park and no wonder - there really is something for everyone.

From superb historical buildings like Muncaster Castle to award-winning food and drink, and of course the spellbinding scenery of cloud-topped mountains and shimmering lakes, the Lakes are an area of outstanding natural beauty tailor-made for a family holiday.

Enjoy a lake cruise around Windermere on one of the famous steamers, or enjoy some of the finest walking country in the world. Perfect for families or a large group of friends, Greety Gate House is the ideal starting point for an exploration of the Lake District at any time of year.


  • Over three floors
  • 1 x double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor family room with 4 singles
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, shower over the bath, hand basin and W.C
  • Kitchen
  • Open plan Sitting Room with wood burner and Dining Area.
  • Oil central heating plus wood burning stove
  • Rangemaster cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, TV and DVD, WiFi
  • All oil, electric, gas and initial supply of logs included
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with summerhouse and pond
  • Up to 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub and shops, 15 minutes' walk. Please note: No stag or hen parties allowed at this property.

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
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