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Valley View

Duddon Valley near Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 26404)

4.7

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent stay close to the mountains."

    Can’t thank the owner enough to help recover my car due to burst tyre after waiting over a day for RAC to help. Thank you

    Glad we could help, that is one of the positives of having owners on site. Problems can usually be solved quickly if it is possible. Thanks for your feedback Lynda. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PankajFeb 2022

  • "Lovely house and stunning views, everything we needed but the pool table is in need of repair and could not be used."

    Internet is not as bad as some previous reviews if you use it in the living area and not the other rooms. It is a bit slow but that is to be expected in that kind of terrain. It is nice not to have it on 24/7 with the children and adults managed to do bookings for days out.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2021

  • "Fabulous location and a lovely house."

    Well equipped, very clean, lots of parking, wonderful views and a lovely garden.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2021

  • "We had another fabulous time in Valley View and the new outdoor seating area and bbq was a fabulous surprise!"

    Mrs Turner is only too happy to help, sorts anything out straight away and though respectful of the fact you are there on holiday is also interested in what you are doing and whether or not you are enjoying yourselves! The house is homely and welcoming and very spacious. Even with four adults and two children, you never felt you were on top of each other. It's actually a pleasure that wifi is not available throughout the house - it's good to have a break!! The views are wonderful and you would never get tired of the vista from the lounge / dining room or garden! Can't thank Mrs Turner enough! I hope we'll be back.

    Reviewed by JillAug 2021

  • "Our stay was almost perfect."

    The real disappointment was the extremely poor WiFi. Often the message from the modem would be 'connected without internet'. The pool table was almost unplayable. The equipment in the kitchen was extremely well appointed. Views were stunning. The barbecue area was a real plus, with shading from the sun (or rain) All in all, a good holiday - except internet access.

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2021

  • "We were very disappointed with the cleanliness of this house."

    When we entered the property there was fusty smell which was attempting to be overpowered by plug in air fresheners. The kitchen cupboards and drawers were all dirty greasy with bits of food in them.The baking sheets and jugs and cooking dishes were so old and a hand held mixer was covered in some sort of tomato sauce. The microwave was left with smears of food and the cutlery tray was dusty with food in it. The freezer was on a high work surface which was not easy to use. Every draw was cracked and broken and you could not pull them out safely without the risk of cutting your fingers. We had to clean the kitchen and pots we were going to use during the holiday and place them in a clean place and leave the other stuff in the cupboards. This all really put me off this cottage and I would say would not go back again. Which is a shame as this place could be amazing. It has amazing views is very quiet and lots of space.The kitchen and all its electric appliances need updating and certainly needs a really good clean. There is no excuse for not being clean and kitchen cupboards and contents need checking and cleaning as needed between clients. We have booked past holidays with Sykes and have future holidays booked with you but can I ask do you check the accommodations for cleanliness and safety or do you rely on customer feedback.

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2021

  • "Accommodation was nice with plenty of space but a lot more remote than we would have liked."

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "We had a fabulous time at Valley View, which is entirely appropriately named!"

    The house was warm, spacious and comfortable and we felt completely at home there. The owner was really helpful and made us feel welcome. She respected our privacy but we knew that if we had any problems we could speak to her at any time. The huge thunderstorm we had took out the Internet - not that our world stopped turning as a result as we weren't glued to screens - but Mrs. Turner called early the next morning to make sure we were ok and to tell us that BT were going to get to us as soon as they could. We'd read all the information prior to going and so took games / dvds etc with us but they stayed in the bag - we sat out in the garden soaking up the fabulous uninterrupted view and the children (not to mention their Mum and Dad ) loved the Pool table!! The holiday at Valley View provided us with the perfect setting and opportunity to forget, for a while, the craziness of the last few months and gave us the chance to be a "normal" family having conversations during which Covid 19 wasn't even mentioned and for that we are extremely grateful! A great place to go if you want to relax and recharge the batteries. Hoping to return.

    Reviewed by JillAug 2020

  • "Nice house but needs a few more homely touches, like having a few DVDs."

    There was a DVD player but nothing to play. A WiFi booster, there was hardly any internet, 1mbs, and as soon as you left the room you couldn't get the wifi. Not being charged to use the washing machine, 1000 plus a week and still have to pay to use a washing machine. The house could of done with cleaning better, we found dirty socks under the sofa. And a fence for the garden would be brilliant, sheep kept getting in meaning you can never let your dogs out. Maybe a few leaflets or instructions on what's in the area, like walks or attractions and how to use the heating. Lovely view though, very peaceful.

    Thank you for staying at Valley View and providing feedback on your stay. DVD's have been removed due to COVID-19 and the safety of everyone to attend the property, we advise all customers before attending what may be removed. Due to the location of the property, WiFi may be weaker than other parts of the country. We apologise for the cleanliness this has been taken on board. Leaflets are not kept in the property due to COVID-19 and the safety of others. The owner is on the grounds of the property, should any guest need assistance they are available to help with anything in the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2020

  • "Great place, great location and lovely surprise homemade cake"

    Reviewed by MikeMar 2020

  • "Excellent experience in this delightful holiday home."

    . very well equipped and a lovely position in the country.. just make sure you have everything you require as the nearest supermarket is a good 17 miles away.. all eight of us had a brilliant time and would recommend it to all

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2019

  • "We had a great time staying at this cottage."

    Owner was very welcoming. Rooms was clean and very spacious. I would greatly recommend this place!

    Reviewed by Upendra HangOct 2019

  • "Very comfortable house for a big family and a very beautiful view from the house"

    Reviewed by BrigitteJul 2019

  • "Totally blown away by the views, very very comfortable with amazing shower and ..."

    Totally blown away by the views, very very comfortable with amazing shower and bath Very delicious home cooked cake on arrival

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2019

  • "The owner, Lynda was very hospitable and made us a cake for when we arrived which we really enjoyed!"

    The views are outstanding, one of the best equipped places we've stayed at. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would love to go again.

    Reviewed by DianeApr 2019

  • "The accommodation was booked on behalf of an outdoor club group who were attending a course, everyone were very pleased with it and all agreed that they would happily return again."

    Fantastic views from the lounge and dining area windows, an ideal retreat for walkers and artists alike.

    Reviewed by CliveApr 2019

  • "Absolutely brilliant location and stunning house."

    Loads to do but equally nice just to sit relax and look out. On a farm but you here nothing. Will def rebook

    Reviewed by CallumJan 2019

  • "A beautiful holiday home, very remote if you need to get away from it all."

    Was what we expected and more, was so happy my autistic grandson took to his new surroundings he enjoyed every moment thank you

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2018

  • "We stayed here over New Year, a party of 8 adults, and we were all pleasantly surprised with the property."

    The photos do not do this house justice. It's spacious, clean, comfortable, warm and has everything you need plus stunning views. There were also some welcome gifts awaiting us which were greatly appreciated. We all had a wonderful stay and would happily book again. Thanks Mrs Turner.

    Reviewed by ChristinaDec 2018

  • "A fantastic holiday had by family of all ages."

    . Lovely welcome by the lovely owner with a home baked cake. . Views from every room were amazing .. only thing I could suggest although there were leaflets of surrounding attractions maybe a guide book suggesting walks popular places to visit would add to this lovely place as had it not been for our daughter using the Internet we may not of found the great places we did .. visited the lakeland steam railway and combined that with a cruise down windermere was a highlight of the holiday. Thank you so much

    Reviewed by MaureenOct 2018

  • "The barn was exactly as described, perfect for my family who ranged in ages from ..."

    The barn was exactly as described, perfect for my family who ranged in ages from 9 to 86 and the property owner was lovely

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2018

  • "We had a really nice stay."

    The cottage was clean, well-equipped and has a fantastic view of the valley. Internet was a bit slow but was good enough to read/write emails. We highly recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to enjoy less-touristy but nicer parts of the lake district.

    Reviewed by Sang-hoonAug 2018

  • "We loved our stay at Valley View."

    The beds were comfortable! The views were incredible! We stay at many places in the Lakes, and this was one of our favorites. The house has unobstructed views that are unparalleled. It sits on the edge of a working farm, off a winding road about ten minutes away from Broughton-on-Furness. The town is great-- excellent pubs, a butcher with a small market and a bakery-- so the house is well situated. It's close to the coast and great walks. The house has comfy couches and even a pool table. All around, an excellent find!

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2018

  • "Brilliant cottage with fantastic view, with all you need for homely stay"

    Reviewed by BensenJul 2018

  • "First time using Sykes, first visit to the Lake District for over 20 years and the first time with children."

    Together with being seriously long term ill I was very nervous about this trip. Basically everything went to plan - payment, finding the cottage, the cottage itself having the best view and facilities. We all would definitely go again - all children agreed (aged 7 to 14 years)

    Reviewed by DanielMay 2018

  • "The pool table was a great addition to the house, the views and surrounding areas were amazing, it had everything you needed in the kitchen (we even made a roast), and the host made us a delicious cake!"

    We really felt like we were getting away from it all, but in the luxury of a nice house. The only downside was - hot water could be temperamental, which is shame because it has the most amazing bath which I couldn't use because it ran cold. Could also benefit from a hairdryer. Can't fault anything else! We'd definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by ElizaNov 2017

  • "The cottage is quite remote up a steep road."

    The views however are absolutely stunning! You need to be organised with provisions as there are no grocery shops nearby. The small town of Broughton in Furness has limited shops and these do not open on Sundays. There are pubs one of which serves good food. We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is really spacious and comfortable. We thought a fire would be nice focal point. The owner made us a lovely cake which was delicious!

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2017

  • "What a lovely cottage - the photos on the website don't do it justice."

    The views were incredible (the pics showed this and we weren't disappointed), but the accommodation is also fantastic. Great welcome from the host and as it's a working farm the kids loved seeing the animals and the farmers in action out the windows. We'd definitely recommend this - a real find!

    Reviewed by DonnaSep 2017

  • "Wow, this place is set in the Corney Fell Valley, the views are absolutely amazing."

    The cottage is beautiful and located on a working farm, we had the joy of seeing the lambs. The walks nearby the cottage are beautiful but it is hilly, very good for burning calories :0) This place is perfect place to get away from everything. The mobile signal isn't great and also the Internet is slow at best, but this was great as you don't need the Internet with spectacular views that surround you. I would highly recommend this cottage as it is close to Coniston lake and Wast Water. We are hoping to be back later this year :0)

    Reviewed by CarolineMay 2017

  • "The cottage is a good size, well designed and equipped for a large group of people."

    Scenery beautiful, easy reach of other areas of the Lake District. We were lucky to be there in Spring to have the added entertainment of the lambs in a field by the house, with a large window looking out over them and a good view of a ruin in a distant field and the backdrop of mountains.

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2017

  • "Very enjoyable holiday views are wonderful the only downside was walks for the dogs - you were only able to exercise dogs on road by farm which are narrow just enough for one car so I didn't find very suitable."

    Reviewed by OliveMar 2017

  • "Great relaxing time over new year, spacious, warm, modern, well equipped property"

    Reviewed by GailDec 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 2 x twin ( one zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Conservatory.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Lawned garden to 3 sides, patio with furniture
  • Outside covered seating area with a built in BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: Garden is not enclosed and on a working farm, dogs to be kept on a lead when outside
  • Note: Mobile reception can be limited
  • Note: There are 6 steps leading up to the front door, or 1 small step into the conservatory
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: this property has a £200 Good Housekeeping Bond

The property

Broughton-in-Furness 4 miles.

This is a superb detached property which is set on a working farm, in quiet and gentle surroundings, nestling in the beautiful Duddon Valley in the Lake District.

Comfortably-appointed throughout to provide spacious accommodation, this Duddon Valley cottage is ideal for families and friends who wish to enjoy time together in a peaceful location, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, whilst being surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Offering all ground floor accommodation, with stunning panoramic views from the spacious sitting room, this Duddon Valley cottage has four bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room.

The large sitting room has a high pitched ceiling with feature beams and a large window from which you can enjoy beautiful views across the valley to the Lake District Fells and beyond and there is also the added benefit of a pool table.

There is also a sunny conservatory, so no matter what the weather you will always have somewhere to sit quietly and enjoy this fantastic rural location.

Outside, there is a patio and garden, the perfect place to relax.

The pretty hamlet of Seathwaite is close by and boasts a lovely country pub serving food and refreshing drinks.

The drive to Seathwaite runs through some of the most beautiful countryside, past the stone walls and fells which are indicative of the area.

The local sheep, Herdwicks, roam freely and are often seen grazing alongside the roads.

The market town of Broughton-in-Furness is just a short drive away and has excellent shops, including a baker and traditional butcher.

This Duddon Valley cottage offers spacious accommodation with walking and cycling from the door and provides guests with an opportunity to stay in a truly rural location.

Note: This property is near Ref. 26019, together they sleep 14.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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

Note: No stag/hen or similar.
Note: this property has a £200 Good Housekeeping Bond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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