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Greety Gate House

(Ref. 972536)

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Lot of rising damp felt not quite warm enough, perhaps because it wasn’t in regular use in previous weeks."

    Some things need replacing, frying pans and especially television Property wonderfully clean and very spacious and great for a family holiday in a lovely part of the country

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Feb 2024

  • "Lovely spacious house set in a quiet, ideal location and in close proximity to Lake Windermere and the other Lakes."

    Good sized kitchen and three bedrooms with the unusual benefit of en-suite bathrooms. It has all the facilities required for a comfortable stay. Outside is a good sized garden which was perfect for the dogs to wander and investigate (apologies if they left a few small craters in the lawn). Thank you for making our New Year’s celebrations special.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2023

  • "An amazing house with everything you could wish for provided."

    We had a lovely stay, despite the rain! We would definitely love to use Greety Gate House again.

    Thank you Heather for your lovely comments both on site and visitors book. We would love you to come back with Dexter . You were 5 star residents. So pleased you enjoyed your stay despite the weather conditions Deborah and Geoff Xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a fantastic long weekend away here, Sunday lunch in the local pub was fantastic although we had to nominate a driver as the cottage is very rural."

    The description states it was within walking distance but this meant using a public right of way across some wet farmers fields great for walking the dog but be prepared. Horses were very friendly….

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2023

  • "This is a beautiful place, so much space for 8 people."

    It was well maintained but we need to wash some of the things in the kitchen before we could use them. Geoff was lovely, very attentive, and the treats waiting for us on arrival were a nice surprise. The drive to the car park for Lake Windermere was about 40 minutes and it was 1 hour 15 minutes to Aira Force Waterfall. We really enjoyed our week's stay and would definitely recommend this as a good location for all the Lake District has to offer.

    Reviewed by Zoe4.7Aug 2023

  • "Greety Gate House is a beautiful house which is well maintained and has a great amount of space for a large family/ group."

    The house was very clean aside from a few spiders webs in the top room. The garden is beautiful, just a shame the weather didn’t allow us to enjoy it as much as we would have wanted to! The only downside is that the house is very rural which means you have to drive a while to find anything! You cannot just walk out of the property which is a shame as the area is stunning! We had a lovely stay and hope to return in the future.

    Thank you Emily really glad you enjoyed your stay apart from the weather that is something we can’t control. Yes Spiders love old houses and as quick as I get rid they come back , so apologies for finding cobwebs. Hope to see you return one day and hope your journey home wasn’t as long as travelling up . Deborah and Geoff Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jul 2023

  • "Greety Gate is a lovely place with great views of countryside all round."

    The owners and family are lovely people very friendly. The house itself is big and lovely and clean. We had a fantastic stay and the welcome pack was really appreciated. I can wholly recommend the fabulous location and house.

    Thank you Janis for your lovely comments glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again Regards Deborah and Geoff Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Jul 2023

  • "We have just had the most beautiful week in your stunning farmhouse with great weather."

    We were greeted with a lovely package when we arrived at the farmhouse, which consisted of milk, flowers, chocolates , a card and treats for our dogs The farmhouse felt like home, it was spacious, beautiful bedrooms and the most stunning garden- the pictures really don’t do it justice with views to the estuary. The cottage has everything amd more you need for your stay- even games and books. Every morning we would sit out in the beautiful garden soaking up the sun. The neighbours were also very friendly. Broughton is within walking distance over a field to a great real ale pub, bakery and shop. Windermere was a short drive and so was coniston. We also visited Buttermere, Thirlmere, Ambleside, Grassmere amd Keswick. Everyday we ventured around the Lakes, there’s so much to see and do- if only we stayed for longer. We will definitely be booking with you again to this beautiful part of the Lake District. We have stayed in numerous cottages over the years and this has to be favourite so far. Highly recommended Thank you

    Thank you Sabina for your lovely lovely comments very much appreciated. The weather has been fantastic for you and glad you felt so at home. Your comments in our visitors book was also great. Not everyone leaves us messages. Look forward to seeing you again Geoff and Deborah Hall xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sabina5.0May 2023

  • "This house was amazing as it has everything you need as well as being very clean & spacious."

    The owners had decorated the house for Christmas & the tree was really very "special", Thank You.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and your note you left on departure. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. Wishing you all a Healthy and Happy New Year Kind regards Deborah and Geoffrey Hall xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2022

  • "The property and the setting were excellent - if I was being picky I'd say the sofa's are past their best as you sink right into them and although you're just over 1 mile from a pub, there's no safe footpath to walk back and forth."

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Jul 2022

  • "Idyllic and full of charm cottage."

    Very clean and well kept very spacious lots of charm. Would definitely go back maybe try a different season possibly summer to enjoy the livery garden.

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7Dec 2021

  • "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. Beautiful village of Broughton only 5 minutes drive which has a lovely bakery and butchers and some nice pubs.

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Aug 2021

  • "Warning of cross beams in upper bedroom would be useful although no one banged their head"

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely spacious cottage Ideal for families getting together - wonderful room on ..."

    Lovely spacious cottage Ideal for families getting together - wonderful room on 3rd floor Plenty of bathrooms Comfortable stay

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic setting, cottage, garden etc with also blessing of great weather to visit sourrounding areas."

    If we have to be pikky the only thing missing was a barbecue offered with the house ... we knew already and brought our portable so not an issue.

    Reviewed by Fabio5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was wonderful."

    The welcome pack we received was very much appreciated. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect for us."

    cosy and well appointed .

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2020

  • "A spacious clean cottage with lovely gardens for the dog."

    You are greeted with a welcome pack of goodies for both humans and canines. The conservatory is ideal for relaxing in and the fire makes the colder nights more cosy. Some of the low beams can be tricky when most of you are over 6 foot tall but still an enjoyable stay. We would definitely come here again.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a great week away in this property."

    It was clean, spacious & well stocked [with cooking utensils/ towels etc]. The owners were welcoming and friendly; the book of local walks we borrowed were brilliant. Most of all, we enjoyed the large garden / patio furniture. Lots of space for our group to sit out and chill. I would happily go back!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "Short break was brilliant Cottage was clean and had everything you would need Owners left a complimentary pack and dog treats which was unexpected and a nice touch."

    Gardens beautiful and serene.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2020

  • "Personal touches from owners , and great location for walking base"

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Dec 2019

  • "The comfort and quirkiness of cottage exceeded our expectations, also bigger ..."

    The comfort and quirkiness of cottage exceeded our expectations, also bigger than the photos led us believe The garden had lots of interest even in November, totally dog safe We received a very warm welcome

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Well equipped. Very comfortable. Please let the owners know the toilet was leaking in the loft and a number of light bulbs had gone.

    Reviewed by Fleur5.0Oct 2019

  • "Great house, great location for walking in the Lake District."

    Welcome pack greatly appreciated and dogs were happy with their biscuits!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Sep 2019

  • "We loved the cottage, it was really spacious, loved the little touches, eg wine, ..."

    We loved the cottage, it was really spacious, loved the little touches, eg wine, milk, sweets, flowers, even dog treats,,

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2019

  • "Pleasure to stay in this house, We had a good time in Greety Gate House."

    Thanks to Hall for Welcome drink and flowers. really felt happy with their hospitality.

    Reviewed by D5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely property with lots of space."

    Large garden which was very nice for the dogs. First time we’ve stayed in this part of the lakes and had an enjoyable time despite the weather.

    Reviewed by Pat3.8Jul 2019

  • "Had a fab time at Greety gate house."

    Lovely house. Plenty of space for a family. Good base for exploring the area. If I have to say anything negative it is the pluming. A few things need attention but apart from that we had the best time

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jul 2019

  • "All members of the larger family were very pleased with their stay at the Cottage."

    The generous space of the rooms with en-Suite bathrooms , the well equipped kitchen and houshold room as well as large living ares including an impressive conservatory exceeded our expectation. And the well maintained garden with inviting furniture rounded off a wonderful experience, especially on sunny days.

    Reviewed by Hans5.0Jul 2019

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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.


  • 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
  • Open plan Sitting Room with wood burner and Dining Area
  • Kitchen
  • Rangemaster cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Oil central heating plus wood burning stove
  • 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 are a 15 minutes' walk
  • Please note: No stag or hen parties allowed at this property

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.

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:

  • Off-season