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Seathwaite, Duddon Valley, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine

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62 Customer Reviews

  • "This is our 2nd stay at 'Undercragg' and there is a reason people return time and time again to this property nestled in the Duddon Valley."

    It is a step away from life, no wi-fi, peace & quiet, relaxation, and our host, Sheila has thought of everything you possibly need. For us, it is a home away from home. There is a secure garden for the dogs, and for you to sit with a glass of something, or a cup of tea in the morning and take in the stunning views. Plenty of walks on the doorstep. We also visited Windemere, Hill Top House, Wray Castle, Tarn How, Coniston, Ulverston and Ambleside, but there is plenty more to see and do especially if you enjoy hiking, or watersports. We can't recommend this accommodation enough.

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2023

  • "Had a wonderful week best spot ever."

    Will be going back

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2023

  • "Yey again another fantastic week at Undercragg."

    Very very clean, super quiet, lovely location and the pub was great. Will be booking again

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2023

  • "A lovely place to get away from it all!"

    Peaceful location which might not be as suitable for those wishing to visit lots of attractions but if you love walking in the hills and along the river and enjoying the beautiful garden with a view to die for it’s for you! We absolutely love this unspoilt traditional cottage, original, historic, quirky and characterful as well as being comfortable (perhaps less so if you’re very tall as beams are low) We love it because it hasn’t been given the ‘anonymous’ holiday cottage makeover! Please don’t ever change a thing, it’s perfect! Lovely cottage in a gorgeous setting

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2023

  • "We had an excellent stay there, lovely property, ( be aware of low beams if you are over 5ft 10”)."

    Nice location for lots of good walks and an excellent close by pub with good food all day. Nice to sit in the secure garden with the dogs and watch the world go.

    Reviewed by RogerJun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Undercragg."

    It was in a wonderful quiet location and the property was very well and thoughtfully equipped. A highlight was hearing a cuckoo as soon as we arrived! The low beams were not a problem but I think the advert could also include the low doorways as well, just so that people know. All in all a really fantastic trip.

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful few days in a beautiful home in a stunning location."

    Very well equipped cottage. Fantastic walks from the front door. Will be coming again

    Reviewed by PollyMay 2023

  • "An idyllic setting for walkers."

    The cottage was well presented and welcoming.

    Reviewed by ArthurMar 2023

  • "Our 3rd stay at Undercragg and as delightful as always"

    Reviewed by GillOct 2022

  • "Our third visit to Undercragg."

    We love the secluded location of the property, and the extensive views from the extensive garden. The cottage is very warm and comfortable and a great retreat when the weather is ‘challenging’! Excellent and varied d walks from the doorstep. We look forward to our next visit!

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2022

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage and very well equipped."

    Fantastic location. Could not ask for more.

    Reviewed by TeresaSep 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautifully remote location."

    Pictures simply don't do any of it justice. You couldn't want for anything in the cottage. Everything had been provided and more. Even down to spare batteries for the radio, heaps of torches and candles, a gas camping stove with lots of spare gas, flask, good stock of wood - so that anyone staying would be comfortable in the event of a power cut! Wine and cake awaited our arrival along with milk in the fridge. The location was stunning with walks and swims in the rivers and streams only a stones throw away. A pub a mile away that has wifi and excellent food and beer. An all round excellent experience.

    Reviewed by ElaineAug 2022

  • "Smashing cottage in beautiful peaceful setting."

    Thoughtfully & tastefully stocked with anything you need. Fantastic pub short walk away.

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2022

  • "Delightful detached cottage in idyllic quiet setting."

    Lovely garden with great views, there was nothing nicer than watching ‘Sheep TV’ in the evenings after taking one of the many lovely walks straight from the cottage door. Very warm, cosy, lovely open fire. No mobile signal and no Wifi which was a plus as it all contributed to a totally peaceful and tranquil setting for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2022

  • "We've stayed here on a number of occasions in the past few years, which rather confirms our satisfaction with the property."

    It is situated in a particularly attractive and quiet part of the Lakes with the additional benefit of little traffic on the roads. However, perfectly possible to spend a week here without resorting to any further car travel.

    Reviewed by JimMay 2022

  • "Great cottage in great location."

    No internet so very relaxing. We’ll equipped and excellent walks and views.

    Reviewed by ColinApr 2022

  • "Peace tranquility and instant relaxation"

    Reviewed by VickyJan 2022

  • "What an amazing place!"

    We had a fabulous stay at Undercragg. The cottage is beautiful, clean, cosy, with everything you would need for your holiday. Every single detail has been thought of. Lovely living room with fireplace! We will definitely need to return!

    Reviewed by JesusDec 2021

  • "We got caught in storm Arwen and had no power or heating for four days but there was a single burner camping stove with several gas cylinders at the cottage so we could at least have hot water and food."

    Plus plenty of candles and batteries for the radio. There really is everything you could need provided. Very clean and comfortable, we will return.

    Reviewed by MartynNov 2021

  • "Brilliant holiday!"

    Beautiful area. Cottage was extremely well appointed and very comfortable and clean. Lovely, friendly greeting on arrival, including cake, milk and wine

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2021

  • "This is a beautiful cottage in a quiet area with plenty of local walks."

    Everything we needed was provided. The rooms were cosy and well furnished, and the enclosed garden was a great place for the dog to run around. The local pub is only a ten minute walk away and serves tasty food all day. All in all we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by CaroleSep 2021

  • "This was our second time at Undercragg and won't be our last."

    This is the only place I feel totally removed from the modern world. I leave here feeling fully refreshed and ready to face the world again. Amazing Location for utter peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by GarySep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week at this lovely cottage."

    Very well equipped, beautiful gardens, clean and very cosy. We knew about the lack of Wi-fi and mobile signal and this was one of the reasons we booked this cottage. The only neighbours were the cows and their young in the field opposite. Perfect bliss for a whole week. There is a landline with a trust box if needed. Very friendly pub a short walk away serving tasty meals. Thank you for the treats and all the extras, the only issue we had was having to go home to reality!

    Reviewed by DianneSep 2021

  • "We really enjoyed staying in this very well equipped cottage."

    The location is beautiful and quite remote in the peaceful Duddon valley. Many basics were supplied and a welcome pack of wine and cake was kindly provided. The only thing we didn't realise was that there is no Wifi or mobile phone signal but there is a landline you can ue with payment. We would definitely recommend this to guests looking for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by SallySep 2021

  • "Great cottage and garden."

    Remote, no WiFi or phone signal and no neighbours so truly a get away. Cottage has everything you need and is very welcoming.

    Reviewed by MarianneAug 2021

  • "We loved the cottage at Undercragg."

    Plenty of room for the four of us, (and two dogs) lovely furnishings, bedding and character with stunning scenery from every window and door. The home was well equipped with plenty of towels, toilet roll and cleaning products, soap and hand wash, with some essentials in the cupboards such as tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, etc. Lovely open fire, which was not really needed as we had gorgeous weather but we just had to light a fire when we were there. Quite a long, single track road in some parts to get to the cottage, but good fun. Lots of additional touches such as a bottle of wine and sponge cake on arrival to towels for the dogs. There is no phone signal or WiFi but that added to the relaxing holiday and not constantly checking emails etc. But there is a basic sky tv and DVD’s availability, along with CD player and radio. The gardens were stunning with plenty of tables and chairs. We would really love to come back to Undercragg in the future and would definitely recommend this beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by SheilaJun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Undercragg."

    Our host Sheila welcomed us. The cottage is in a gorgeous setting and we loved the enclosed garden as our dogs were able to go off lead. Stunning views from the house, watching the lambs prance and leap around the field was lovely. The house is really comfortable and you have everything you need. There are plenty of walks on the doorstep with breathtaking views. Our stay was so peaceful, a breath of fresh air. The beams weren't a problem as others reviewed and we are all between 5ft 9' and 6ft 4' and we managed OK. Would highly recommend and we would love to return again.

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2021

  • "I think I may have missed when booking the fact there is no Mobile signal for some considerable distance (4 miles) and no Internet (WiFi) at House."

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2021

  • "Superb location - we enjoyed several walks directly from the cottage, and fortunately the local pub reopened while we were there!"

    The lounge suite was very saggy and would benefit from replacement. In all Undercragg is a lovely cottage, however, the lack of a dishwasher is sufficient for us not to consider returning. Although we were fully aware of this at the time of booking, we soon tired of the constant stream of washing up. Moreover, at this price level, and for a property set up for a family, this really should be provided - and there is plenty of room for one if the washing machine is relocated to the utility room.

    Reviewed by AntonyAug 2020

  • "A brilliant places with all little touches that make it very special, form a home made cake, wine and milk."

    A well stocked library of local information. This is a fantastic cottage where you can just chill in the garden or roll out into the fells. I would recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2020

  • "Undercragg is a beautiful cottage, we loved all the old features and vintage decor."

    Lots of throughtful touches. It had everything we needed and the location is spectacular. The Duddon Valley is stunning and not so busy as other parts of the Lakes.

    Reviewed by PaulaJul 2020

  • "Third time back to Undercragg."

    Love the peace and quiet. We knew the cottage would be cosy and we'll equipped so no surprises. Fantastic views and walking from the cottage.

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2019

  • "Undercrag is probably the nicest self catering property we have stayed at."

    It was a bit more expensive than we usually pick for just 2 of us, but was worth the extra for it’s fantastic location and comfort. We always look for dog friendly properties, which sometimes means a long list of rules and poorer quality of soft furnishings. Not in this case. We will book again!

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2019

  • "We were greeted by the owner who had left a homemade cake, some milk and a bottle of wine!"

    it was most welcoming after a long journey. The cottage was SO beautifully presented inside, with great attention to detail, and very clean. there was extra condiments, sugar, coffee and tea, and even a well equipped sewing box. Watching the young calves ith there mothers jut a few feet away over the fence was beautiful.

    Reviewed by GeraldJul 2019

  • "What a gem of a place, beautiful setting, so clean and comfortable should be 5 star rated."

    The most peaceful place and wonderful walks from the door.

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2019

  • "The cottage is more generously equipped than the specifications suggest - extra electric heaters, soap, toilet paper, warm bathroom."

    All very clean, well thought out and user friendly. (Landline phone with trust box.) Full of kindness.

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2019

  • "This is my second visit to Undercragg and the week was fantastic."

    The weather was the best ever which always helps. Walking in shorts and T shirt at 6 in the morning with blue cloudless skies in the Lakes just didn't feel right!!

    Reviewed by AlexandraJun 2019

  • "The low beams were a bit of a challenge but beanie hats stuffed with socks sorted the problem."

    This was more than made up for by the location and comfort. As sky tv is in the cottage I think the owners should consider installing WiFi. In this day and age it’s a bit like not having electricity. Apart from that it’s perfect.

    Reviewed by GMay 2019

  • "I stayed at Undercragg as a 14 year old in 1981 and absolutely loved it."

    I have wanted to go back ever since but I knew it ceased to be a holiday cottage in around 1982, so I never thought I would get the chance to return. I cant tell you how thrilled I was to discover it is once again available to rent! And it is just as beautiful and peaceful as I remember it! My husband, children and I had a really lovely week there and it thoroughly lived up to and exceeded our expectations, from the cleanliness to the wonderfully comfortable beds, from the cake and wine on arrival to the very well stocked cupboards - everything was thought of. It is an amazing cottage in an amazing place.

    Reviewed by HarryMay 2019

  • "It was the best holiday ever."

    The house is absolutely brilliant. the area is amazing. we catch beautiful weather. Many walks around the house, so if you like not even need to start your car. Fortunately ther is no signal for mobile phone. This is the best things. nothing and noone brak your holiday. Just bird sings and nature. Thank you very much for being here this week. I hope we can get back here again

    Reviewed by KrisztianApr 2019

  • "This is in a superb setting and is a peaceful and very comfortable cottage - our second visit and not the last."

    Only two comments about improvement: a tumble dryer really should be available (especially if you are staying for more than a week) - and a dishwasher would be a real bonus! Who likes to spend holiday time washing up?! Apart from that, this is a generously equipped and lovely place - and so clean!

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2019

  • "Absolutely perfect cottage in a great location for exploring the Lake District."

    Spotlessly clean and lovely extra touches to make it so welcoming, would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by KateFeb 2019

  • "This is a truly authentic cottage set in the quiet Dudden Valley."

    There are many walking options from the cottage itself and it is quite possible to spend a week here without the use of a car.

    Reviewed by JimOct 2018

  • "Beautiful rural period cottage set in some of the most untouched and stunning views in the Lake District."

    Quiet and peaceful surroundings. Cottage is spotless and well stocked. The owner has thought of everything. Walks from the front door and within walking distance to a lovely local pub that serves good food and ale, about a 20 minutes walk from there is a post office and small convenience store. I would say this cottage is underestimated in description and photos. Maybe thats a good thing!

    Reviewed by TeresaSep 2018

  • "Everything you might need has been thought of and provided, even dog bowls and dog towels ."

    It is spotlessly clean and well thought out. There are some beautiful walks straight from the front door, the rocky walk along the river is not to be missed provided you don't mind a bit of a scramble. The garden in wonderful, safe and enclosed, it is quiet and peaceful and we have never been more relaxed - perfect.

    Reviewed by KatherineAug 2018

  • "As always we enjoyed the peace and solitude that this cottage offers due to its location and this is our third visit in five years however we were disappointed to find that the shower door still leaks, making the carpet wet."

    This meant that the bathroom had a really bad smell and has put us off booking this place in the future until it is sorted out. The note on the window sill saying sorry wet carpet implies that it’s the fault of the previous occupants and it hasn’t had time to dry out. Time to rip it out and put some tiles down, carpet in the bathroom is very unhygienic.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation, personal touches by the owner were greatly appreciated."

    Reviewed by SimoneJun 2018

  • "Remote and unspoilt area of the Lake District."

    Love the location and have visited many times. Plenty of walks from the door. Lovely large enclosed garden for the dog. The cottage itself is very clean and tidy and everything you would need is provided, even spare dog bowls. Enjoyed watching the sheep and lambs in the opposite field.

    Reviewed by MartynJun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage beautiful views,would recommend."

    Reviewed by PamelaMay 2018

  • "Cottage was superb."

    We had a wonderful week there. Instructions of how to use the TV were not clear so we never used the TV.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2018

  • "Undercragg is THE best cottage we've ever stayed in."

    It was our 3rd visit and it never fails to meet our needs. The cottage is welcoming and there isn't a thing that you might want, that isn't already there. We've never visited a cottage that is so well "stocked" with the essentials and more. Love it so much, that we are reluctant to let anyone else know about it.

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2018

  • "Undercragg was a real home from home, it was warm, clean and really well equipped."

    The location for peace, quiet and relaxation was perfect with the added bonus of a secure garden for our little dog.

    Reviewed by JeanFeb 2018

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect."

    Very secluded and you really don’t get any service for miles, so a complete break from the outside world. The location is fantastic with incredible views and plenty of walks on the doorstep. Very dog friendly which we loved. The Newfield Inn served some lovely homemade meals definitely worth a visit and just 5-10 minute walk down the road. This cottage and holiday has everything we could have ever asked for.

    Reviewed by OliviaNov 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    An excellent welcome with cake, wine and milk. The beds were comfortable and the cottage was cosy. Plenty of wood and coal to make a log fire in the evenings. A home from home with a very well equipped cottage.

    Reviewed by MaureenSep 2017

  • "We had a fantastic time at Undercragg cottage well equipped and very peaceful."

    Beautiful scenery and lots of walks .

    Reviewed by YvonneApr 2017

  • "Everything apart from the weather was as it is always is."

    Perfect !!!!!!

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2017

  • "The cottage was excellent in every way Fantastic location."

    Fantastic accommodation. We will be back.

    Reviewed by TracyDec 2016

  • "We had a fantastic week."

    Stunning location out in the wilds.......... just what we like. The Autumn colour was stunning in the Duddon Valley and surrounding fells. The cottage was wonderful, loved the low beams and the window seats. Even though it was cold outside (10 degrees) we were warm inside. The open fire was a real treat and brought back childhood memories of lighting fires with grandparents!! The garden was lovely and the dogs loved running round playing chase. All the rooms were comfortable and the amount of equipment supplied was just amazing........thanks Shelia for thinking of all eventualities!! Oh and the coffee cake provided was delightful - being my husbands favourite cake and thanks for the bottle of wine. We think the description.......... calling the upstairs WC an ensuite to one of the single bedrooms - would be much better if it was just called a separate upstairs WC.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2016

  • "The literature didn't do the cottage justice."

    it far exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by ValerieAug 2016

  • "It was a fantastic, well located, well equipped base for our walking holiday."

    The cottage was superb and the little touches like the home made cake, bottle of wine, pint of milk and fire already set to go were really appricated after a long journey Many thanks to Sheila

    Reviewed by DarylAug 2016

  • "Booking process was easy."

    All info required was sent promptly. The cottage was amazing - if you're after peace and quiet, spectacular walks from the door and the chance to see the lakes away from the more 'commercial' view - then this is the place to go. Will visit again, no doubts.

    Reviewed by DebraAug 2016

  • "An excellent cottage."

    Very remote, but if you are looking for a cut-off retreat in beautiful Lake District countryside, with superb walking, look no further. And there is a pub with good food and beer within walking distance - what more do you really need!

    Reviewed by NickAug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Electric storage heaters with open fire in sitting room
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Sky, DVD, radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear garden areas with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 7 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Note: Some very low beams in parts of the cottage.

The property

Broughton-in-Furness 7 miles.

A lovely detached cottage, near the hamlet of Seathwaite, at the head of the beautiful Duddon Valley just 7 miles from Broughton-in-Furness.

This Grade II listed building, built in 1714, was the birthplace of Rev.

Walker, who was the curate of Seathwaite for 67 years, and who is described in Wordsworth's sonnets.

A real home-from-home and boasting magnificent views of some of the most beautiful countryside in the Lake District, this charming Lake District cottage provides warm, welcoming accommodation, including a sitting room with open fire, a delightful master bedroom with old beams, two lovely single bedrooms and a farmhouse-style kitchen diner.

The peaceful, unspoilt Duddon Valley lies between Eskdale and Coniston, and offers unrivalled walking with superb views.

A favourite of the poet William Wordsworth, the valley around this Lake District cottage is home to buzzards, peregrine falcons and red squirrels, while a host of wild flowers such as violets, primroses, bluebells and wood anemones decorate the hedgerows in spring and summer.

From the towering peaks of Scafell, to the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, beautiful Wastwater and Muncaster Castle, there are many well-known landmarks in this awe-inspiring and beautiful area, within easy reach of this charming Lake District cottage, ensuring this stunning location will have visitors returning time and time again.

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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:

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