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High Kiln Bank Cottage

Seathwaite, Duddon Valley, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 29100)

4.7

Excellent

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a magical place - a lovely old cottage with so many opportunities to engage with the environment, climb hills, paddle in rivers, stepping stones, see lakes, hill forts etc."

    Cottage was homely, roomy, well equipped and spacious. Perfect for 4 adults and two young children. And a large dog! It took a while to adjust to the lack of wifi and phone coverage and limited TV coverage - be prepared!- we would have preferred to be able to access the garden from the house, but it was still a wonderful space (only a short walk) to go to and sit or play. Pets and children welcome everywhere - we had some lovely lunches in the local pubs.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "Proximity to local walks and high peaks around wastwater."

    Peaceful and quiet area. Great pub at Seathwaite. Easier access than initially thought.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2021

  • "Clean and tidy beautiful area and peaceful"

    Reviewed by DamienAug 2021

  • "It is a really nice location with a very spacious and cosy cottage with everything needed to take a break and disconnect from the rest of the world."

    As a special mention, we've really enjoyed the view of the valley from the BBQ spot. Definitely recommended

    Reviewed by AntonioJul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage on sheep farm in the most wonderful location."

    So quiet and away from the crowds, with wildlife all around. Cottage was well equipped with everything we needed. Very friendly and helpful owners. A joy to have no phone coverage or internet in the house - so good to unwind and get away from it all. Thank you!

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "An idyllic location with beautiful views of the valley from the gardens."

    Our hosts were very welcoming, plentiful supply of logs, a warm and comfortable cottage. Lovely walks straight from the door and a very peaceful spot. We especially loved the large, mature trees such as the magnificent Copper Beech outside our front door. The picnic benches in the orchard, again great views and being surrounded by birdsong.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2021

  • "This cottage is gorgeous and comfortable and the setting, overlooking the Duddon Valley, is absolutely stunning."

    We loved our stay here and wish we could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by JeremyApr 2021

  • "It was the perfect location and cosy cottage with really comfortable beds."

    The owners were lovely and helpful and it was utterly beautiful staying there. Please pass our thanks onto the owners

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2020

  • "Lovely, clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage in a stunning location."

    Owner very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2020

  • "Great location, very friendly people - loved the flowers and bottle of wine."

    We met Mr Richardson a couple of times, he was chatty and very helpful - could not have picked a better de-stress get away.

    Reviewed by GarrySep 2020

  • "Lovely apartment in Dorset overlooking the beach."

    Clean and tidy on arrival and useful that they supplied fresh tea towels, sponge, j-cloth, bin bag and washing up liquid as well as a few dishwasher tablets so you don’t have to buy during 7 day stay. Comfortable stay as plenty of space, quick access to west bay facilities all within walking distance so you can leave the car in secure underground car park until end of holiday if you didn’t want to explore the coast further afield. Get sun on balcony from about 2pm and sunset is lovely to watch whilst enjoying bottle of wine on comfy balcony furniture. Plenty to do including paddle boarding from the east beach, rib rides from harbour, river kayaking and rowing boats on River Brit behind the harbour (get to see Broadchurch Detective’s riverside chalet from boat) as well as coastal walks to east over the ‘Broadchurch’ cliffs to Chesil Beach or west over the cliffs to Eype and Golden Cap near Lyme Regis. Incidentally several external areas around the apartment block were used to represent the Broadchurch police station if you enjoyed the TV series. Nearest supermarket is Morrison’s 2 miles away in Bridport but can pick up bits in Spar if don’t want to use the car. Restaurants limited due to Covid with several closed or just doing takeaway but we knew that would be case and apartment had all equipment in kitchen to enable full meals to be prepared so we had best of both worlds as cooking was easy with those lovely sea views.

    Reviewed by MelanieJul 2020

  • "The cottage and location was fantastic had to go through moutains passess and had the most spectacula sceanery we have ever seen."

    the cottage was large and homely very comfortable and the owners were nice and friendly. the only down thing was you did not get phone reception but a short trip up the hill we could phone out so that was ok .felt at home straight away didnt want to come home thankyou .

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2019

  • "We were very lucky with the weather - it was perfect."

    We love this cottage and its location.

    Reviewed by HilaryApr 2019

  • "We have been visiting the Duddon Valley for many years and High kiln Bank cottage is ideally placed to enjoy this part of the lake district."

    As for the accommodation; simply excellent. We highly recommend this property and would be happy to return. No Wifi or mobile signal, bliss if you want to get away from the distraction and unwind.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "This was a beautiful cottage in a beautiful hidden valley, but the remoteness may come as a surprise to some."

    The cottage was not that well equipped in the kitchen, especially as most visitors would have to spend time cooking, as there is not a lot of other eating establishments around. This cottage won't appeal to the casual Lakes visitor, as it is so remote, but that is part of the appeal to us

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2019

  • "This is a lovely, spacious farm house full of character and excellent facilities eg hot water, great showers, efficient heating system, log-burning stove."

    There is a separate "Orchard" a few yards from the cottage which has seats and table and wonderful views over the Duddon valley:- great place to sit and for children to play. We really appreciated being met by the owner who showed us around the property and clearly explained all of its systems. We would be very happy to stay there again. Suggestions to owner: NOT TO BE PUBLISHED Because the cottage is remote and shopping is some distance away we would suggest: Providing (a) some tablets for the dish washer (b) some washing powder (eg enough to do one wash) and (c) something (eg a dish cloth or pan scourer) to aid in washing the dishes. These would make life there easier. Again because of remoteness, the owner could consider supplying a loaf of bread, some butter/margarene, a bottle of milk and a few tea bags as a welcome pack-just to get started on the arrival day.

    Reviewed by JosephAug 2018

  • "A spacious yet cosy cottage, well and truly off the beaten track in the beautiful Duddon Valley."

    Reviewed by CelesteAug 2018

  • "We booked this cottage via booking."

    Com and the listing was pretty much the same as Sykes. I felt Sykes was a bit more thorough than booking. Telephone conversations were seamless with Sykes. Payment transactions & any information we needed made the holiday booking a true joy. We will definitely use Sykes again, and would recommend them to anyone.

    Reviewed by ScottJul 2018

  • "This cottage is in a delightful location especially if you are keen walkers."

    The weather on this occasion was superb and sitting in the orchard area looking over the view of the valley was amazing.

    Reviewed by HilaryJul 2018

  • "I enjoyed the surroundings as it was my first visit to the Lake District."

    The owners' mother lived next door and was so kind, and helpful. She had so much knowledge and experience of this beautiful place. I was going through a difficult time and found the peace that I was looking for. Thank you . My dog Hugo loved it too!

    Reviewed by BrigitteJun 2018

  • "An amazing cottage, hidden away in a glorious location."

    The cottage was warm, spacious yet cosy. Bedrooms very comfortable and the luxury of an open fire was great.

    Reviewed by PhilippaOct 2017

  • "If You Like Peace and quiet in an ideal setting this is the cottage for you"

    Reviewed by JoanSep 2016

  • "Great welc."

    Ome and fabulous location

    Reviewed by KenSep 2016

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful location and there is plenty of room around it for playing with the children or just enjoying the sunshine."

    There are lots of walks from the cottage and the area is generally quieter than other parts of the Lakes.

    Reviewed by HilaryJul 2016

  • "High Kiln Bank Cottage is an excellent, beautiful house located in a quiet and peaceful part of the Lake District."

    It was the perfect base for exploring the Western Lake District. The owners met us when we arrived and explained how everything works at the house, which was helpful. The kitchen was well stocked and all the appliances were new and user-friendly.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2016

  • "Stunning old farmhouse with amazing views."

    Very peaceful and situated in an ideal area for walking and cycling. The owners were very friendly. The log fire was very nice. The beds were very comfortable and the bedding was warm and clean. We really hope to return.

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2016

  • "The cottage was fabulous with lots of room and the best view in the world."

    Just loved our week in the Lake District at High Kiln Bank Farm.

    Reviewed by JennferMar 2016

  • "Great cottage in a beautiful location."

    Very handy for some excellent climbing and walking. Very nice lady next door was very helpful and had huge knowledge of local hills and crags.

    Reviewed by NickFeb 2016

  • "The location and scenery were second to none."

    The cottage was very comfortable - a home from home. We could not ask for more and we will definitely return. The whole holiday was superb. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to explore the south lakes.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2015

  • "Comfortable and roomy accommodation with helpful landlord living next door."

    We liked the remoteness and fantastic countryside which was readily accessible from the property itself.

    Reviewed by RolandSep 2015

  • "There are amazing views from picnic table area which was excellent for children / dogs."

    The lounge was spacious and very comfortable - unusual to get really comfy chairs! It was also peaceful and quiet.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2015

  • "The cottage is spacious and well equipped, there are many amazing walks from the doorstep."

    Reviewed by HilaryJul 2015

  • "The cottage was set in the midst of beautiful unspoilt countryside."

    It was very quiet and a great retreat from the noise and bustle of the modern world. There was a terrace garden with tables and chairs with lovely views down the Duddon valley. The lounge was large and could easily be used by 7-8 people without feeling cramped. The countryside around is great for walking, so unless you want to walk elsewhere, you could easily spend an enjoyable week exploring the local area.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2015

  • "Had a warm welcome and ongoing interaction with the owners throughout the holiday."

    An excellent location and wonderful walks from the door. The scenery from the cottage was stunning. It was quiet, with birdsong in the morning and the sound of the river below.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2015

  • "The location is stunning."

    To wake up to the beautiful view of the Duddon Valley each morning is a recipe for instant de-stressing. You are in the middle of sparsely populated, dramatic Lakeland fells, moors and fields with many walks, both from the doorstep and slightly further afield.

    Reviewed by GabrielleMar 2015

  • "We had a lovely time for several reasons; the owners were particularly welcoming and the cottage is perfectly located in a very quiet part of the Lakes so we had great walking without too many other visitors."

    The views from the cottage and the surrounding farm and countryside were wonderful. We will definitely be recommending the cottage to our family and friends and hope to return some time soon.

    Reviewed by JimDec 2014

  • "The location of the property afforded fantastic views of the Duddon Valley and the cottage was a typical farmhouse, with lots of character and masses of room."

    Beautiful. The welcome from the owner was very warm.

    Reviewed by FrancesSep 2014

  • "A lovely house in a beautiful location."

    The owners could not have been more welcoming and friendly, giving lots of advice on the local area and walks.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2014

  • "A great location, with easy access to great walks and cycle rides on and off road direct from the Cottage."

    Convenient secure store for bikes and a friendly neighbour.

    Reviewed by CorinneAug 2014

  • "Liked the garden/orchard with a spectacular view and the hospitality of the owner."

    Reviewed by HarryJul 2014

  • "A fantastically beautiful and wonderfully quiet part of the Lake District."

    A bit off the beaten track which made it all the more attractive. But still close enough to everything. A wonderful base for walks on the fells (and swims in the Duddon River). We loved it and only which we had two weeks and not one.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2014

  • "This cottage is off the beaten track and we found it very relaxing and quiet."

    We loved the log fire in the living room. The Blacksmiths Arms pub just under 3 miles drive away was a fabulous place for dinner and a drink. This was a great time to be in the Lakes for the lambs and daffodils. We found Broughton a charming place to visit.

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2014

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The property

Broughton-in-Furness 5 miles.

This charming cottage, attached to a Lakeland farmhouse, nestles on a fellside, 2 miles from the tiny village of Seathwaite, in the beautiful Duddon Valley in the Lake District National Park.

This cottage in Seathwaite is surrounded by spectacular countryside, with breathtaking mountain views in every direction.

Carefully appointed to provide spacious holiday accommodation, this Seathwaite cottage has been sympathetically restored to retain many original features including oak beams and stone flag floors.

The large sitting room has a cosy woodburning stove to snuggle next to after a day exploring this beautiful area, and is very spacious with lots of room to spread out.

The charming farmhouse-style kitchen has a stone flagged floor and exposed stonework, highlighting the character of this lovely old traditional Seathwaite cottage.

Outside is a small terraced garden, a perfect place to sit back and admire the valley below.

This Seathwaite cottage offers superb walking and mountain biking from the doorstep, with ever-changing scenery to invigorate and relax every guest.

Just 2 miles down the lane is the tiny village of Seathwaite together with an excellent pub.

Follow the lane as it weaves its way alongside the River Duddon, passing the picturesque Birks Bridge into the valley floor with Harter Fell and The Old Man of Coniston standing proudly at either side.

This Seathwaite cottage is a perfect place to escape to at any time of the year.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single
  • Two bathrooms with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Small garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Fishing on the River Duddon is available; guests must have a national rod licence, bring their own rods and obtain a local licence.

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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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas
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