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Beautiful, spacious, pet-friendly cottage in stunning surroundings

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Peaceful, stylish and super-comfy, with great walks from the door

'A really fabulous cottage in a beautiful location'.

'The best holiday cottage we've stayed in in the Lakes( Visitor comments)


This beautifully furnished cottage is a real home-from-home, with bags of space and really stylish and comfortable family accommodation. Wonderfully peaceful (and relaxing!) it's set in breathtaking scenery, with an old post office & stores a delightful stroll down the valley. There's loads of great things for all the family to enjoy nearby - from the owl sanctuary at Muncaster Castle and the little single gauge steam railway to the coast, to the Cumbrian Heavy Horses Centre and the Roman fort at Hardknott. It's an easy drive to the Lake District's best-known attractions and amazingly, to vast sandy beaches. The little town of Broughton-in Furness is just 10 minutes away with two great food shops offering local produce, and some lovely old inns nearby offer excellent food. Yet you're in the heart of the mountains here with wonderful walks from the door too. You can relax in the oak-beamed sitting room and enjoy roaring log fires, comfy sofas & piles of books and games, or chill out and watch Sky TV and DVDs. The gorgeous, beautifully-equipped kitchen -breakfast room has glass doors that open onto the patio and walled garden, where you can sit with a glass of wine and relax, listening to the waterfall and rushing stream nearby. Heaven! This cottage is 4 Star Visit Britain, Gold, which means it's really lovely, but not too scary for families with young children or pets.

Candy Goad
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Broughton-in-Furness in Copeland District

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , en-suite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , downstairs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , downstairs near shower room
  • The master bedroom is en-suite with a luxury bathroom. One single bedroom is downstairs next to a luxury toilet/shower-room and is ideal for an elderly person or teenager wanting their own space!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 9 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
The cottage has luxurious accommodation and facilities with a high level of comfort. The cottage combines old-world charm with every modern convenience. The kitchen is exceptionally well-equipped with steamer, food processor, microwave and an excellent range of cooking equipment. There are plenty of books and games as well as Sky television. There is a walled garden plus a courtyard at the back of the property with a rotary washing line. The cottage is exceptionally quiet, with the only sound on most days being the rushing mountain river nearby.

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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Beautiful, spacious, pet-friendly cottage in stunning surroundings
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Sydney, Australia

Great Christmas in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous cottage in a stunning location. Great space (7 adults, 2 kids and 2 dogs), warm and cosy (beautiful log burner for those cold nights), great location for seeing the Western Lakes and surrounding towns and a gorgeous touch.....a fully decorated tree when we arrived to bring our Christmas alive.

Hosts are easy to contact and very responsive, even personally coming over to the cottage to fix up a minor problem within an hour of a call

Very happy holidays! Thanks so much

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're absolutely delighted you had a lovely Christmas at Oakbank Cottage! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know - it's very much appreciated.
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A lovely cottage in quiet, beautiful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was ideal for our party. The quality of the furnishings was excellent and the kitchen was very well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brilliant! We're delighted you had such a great time at Oakbank Cottage. Thank you so much for this lovely review.
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very peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Delightful well equipped cottage in a beautiful location.

Can't ask for any better in Cumbria!

Lots to do and see in the surrounding areas but wonderful to return home to a roaring fire after a busy sightseeing day.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oakbank Cottage, Lake District (South)

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage. Well equipped and maintained. It is in a good location for exploring the South Lakes which have so much to offer - small and big walks, boating, seaside etc. The owners were really helpful and responsive too.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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July/August 2010

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the first week of the summer holidays with 5 adults and 2 teenagers. The cottage location is fabulous and the standard of accommodation very good - it is exactly what you see in the photos. We had the most wonderful time and walked from the house on a couple of occasions through the wonderful Duddon valley - which we called 'our valley' as we felt so at home there. It was great to arrive back to the comfortable house and relax outside in the garden. I would highly recommend to anyone thinking of staying here - plenty of room for up to 9 people and very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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St Helens, Merseyside

A beautiful retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here recently and are in no doubt that we will return. The standard of cleanliness and attention to detail around the cottage were second to none.

Despite there being nine of us, we never once felt like we were on top of each other, as there was plenty of space.

The location of the cottage is also spectacular and we made full use of this; plenty of walking and a couple of trips to the local pub (although it has to be said that a car would be needed for this, as the pub was not in walking distance.)

I would recommend the cottage and location for all ages, as there is something to do for everyone.

I would also like to say how lovely it has been dealing with Candy; she is very, very friendly and professional. The ideal person to deal with when you are organising a holiday for nine girls!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Nearest Ferry
125 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
33 Miles
M6 Junction 36
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Car: necessary

In the heart of the Lake District National Park, Oakbank nestles in the beautiful Duddon Valley surrounded by the high fells (mountains). This is the Lake District without the crowds - just rushing rivers, sheep and stunning scenery. Favourites like Beatrix Potter's Hilltop Farm, Dove Cottage at Grasmere and lively Ambleside are just 40 minutes drive, as are Windermere and Coniston Lakes for memorable boat trips. Oakbank is also just 30 minutes from beautiful vast, sandy beaches at St Bees and Silecroft. There is golf, bike hire, riding, canoeing and the tiny Eskdale stream train nearby, and Muncaster Castle with its owl sanctuary and gardens. Wastwater, England's deepest lake under England's highest mountain is just a short drive away and is breathtaking. Nearby Broughton-in-Furness is a historic market town with excellent amenities. The old Post Office & Stores is within walking distance.of the cottage & the area has several old inns serving excellent food.

Other Activities: Climbing, canoeing, Muncaster Castle Owl Sanctuary, Eskdale miniature railway, boat trips on Coniston and Windermere, Dalston Wildlife Park, Heavy Horses Centre at Millom, riding, golf, cycling.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Broughton-in-Furness, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Post Easter
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May bank holiday
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May half term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Pre half term
14 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October half term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £25

PRICE INCLUDES: Oil, electricity, low rate telephone calls, bedlinen, towels and full Sky TV package. Cot and high chair also included. Pets are welcome at a charge of £15 each. Logs and kindling available to buy on request.

NEW YEAR WEEK can begin from Thursday 28 December 2017, but is flexible after that.

Deposit of one third to confirm the booking, with balance payable not later than six weeks before your break

We ask for a third deposit to secure the booking, with the balance payable not later than six weeks before your stsy. You can pay by bank transfer or by Paypal. We are now also able to accept credit cards. With Paypapayments there is a 3.4% surchage. We ask for a refundable damages deposit of £100, to be repaid within a fortnight of your stay if all is OK. Pets are welcome @£15 per pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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