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Rose Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 8 reviews

Rose Cottage A traditional Lakeland detached cottage in Broughton (In The Lake District National

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

NEW for 2015, we are having large dining kitchen added late 2014 and a downstairs shower and toilet room.The kitchen is being created in an attached barn area.It will be a large family area with a fantastic kitchen and a wood burning stove with seating.The old kitchen will become a utility room and boot room.HENCE NO BOOKINGS UNTIL mid 2015 after build complete.

Rose Cottage is the quintessential Lake District Cottage dating from the 18 th Century.On the top floor there is a carving

of the Muncaster name . It has fantastic views of the Coniston fells with great access to both the central and western fells.The cottage is the complete package with an open fire, 2 wood burners contrasting with WiFi , TV , Central Heating , and a gas Webber BBQ and Nintendo Wi.

The village has great pubs for eating with the best bakery in the North West and a deli grocers and butchers.It has not been rented before and is simply the best property in the locality.

The property has a cosy lounge with TV and DVD,a conservatory with heating and a view of the Old Man of Coniston,a cosy dining room with table and chairs.The kitchen has a wood burning stove, seating for 6 and has a double electric oven,microwave,bread maker and a full range of cooking and baking essentials.

A utility room boasts a modern washing machine and tumble dryer with wood burner for drying clothes

Rose Cottage had parking for 4 cars and the property is gated and secure for young children.

Also available is a Play station and nintendo Wi both with lots of games and accessories attached to a separate TV from the main house TV.

Outside is a modern Weber gas barbecue and patio furniture and outside toilet,the only neighbours being sheep and cows in the field that surround Rose Cottage.

Broughton in Furness is a village in the Lake District national park that boasts the best bakery in the North West,fantastic family friendly pubs both for local beer and food.There is a tourist information,Methodist and Anglican church in Broughton.In the village is a post office and fantastic grocers.

Beaches are about an 8 mile drive.

Walking is extensive from the cottage doorstep into the Duddon valley.However the central Lake District walks from Coniston are only a 20 minute dive away.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Haverigg 10 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Foxfield 1.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Duddon Valley region

Cumbria offers a fantastic family holiday. Cycling,walking,fine good quality food amazing scenery ,watersports and fresh air. Our cottage is situated within the national park but in the village of Broughton.This gives you full access to central lakes as well as the opportunity to explore the tranquil Duddon Valley fom the cottage door.There are many tourist attractions within driving distance,Ravenglass railway,Go Ape, Hilltop (Beatrice Potters home ),Cinema at Ambleside,Watersports at Coniston,Lake cruises at Windermere,Dock Museum at Barrow,Muncaster Castle


Broughton is a thriving village within the Lake District National Park.It boasts the best bakery in the North West. A top quality butchers,grocers and delicatessen.In the village there are 3 excellent pubs serving local ales and food,a tourist information and thriving post office.It is situated in the Duddon valley famous for inspiring Wordsworth.From the village there are many walks both shot and long.Coniston is a 12 minute drive away,Ambleside 20 minutes.

Broughton hosts a weekly cattle market.A beach is within 15 minutes drive as is the local market town of Ulverson (famous for Laurel and Hardy).

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28 Jun 2014


"Feel at home away from home in the Lake District!"

My family and I enjoyed a marvelous time in Rose Cottage. Everything was as advertised. Besides, Catherine was very helpful during all the time. The cottage is really well equipped both with house app… More

3 Jun 2014


"Lovely place but disappointed with after stay service"

We had a lovely stay at Rose Cottage. The place feels very well lived by the owner. Lots of interesting places to visit and we had a quiet place with only cows and sheep as our neighbor.After we left,… More

We take great pleasure in giving people unforgettable holidays and we are so glad that you had a lovely stay.
We have never taken this action before and this is the e mail we received from our excellent caretaker.
Hi Catherine . Sorry the bill for Rose cottage is so much this time. We had to wait for an hour for them to leave, we went back twice then waited on the lane. When we did get in to clean it was filthy, furniture had been moved and bowls of food left in the kitchen. Then when doing the grass I had to remove half of the drive off it before I could cut it. Sorry once again.
We think that our excellent 5 star history speaks for itself and this email reflects the truth of our story and that no one has been cheated.
In future we will take photos as proof and we are grateful for the suggestion.

6 Apr 2014


"Stop looking now! Stay at this cottage for your perfect time away!!"

We had an absolutely lovely time at Rose cottage. It was so idyllic and set in beautiful surroundings. The Broughton village is very sweet and has an amazing award winning bakery which we went to ofte… More

6 Apr 2014


"Gorgeous house in gorgeous location"

We have been staying here with friends for a few days and have had a wonderful time. The cottage itself is stunning. It is incredibly comfortable with really good quality furniture, beds and all the k… More

12 Jan 2014


"The best way to spend New Year with family!"

We enjoyed a fabulous stay at Rose cottage after Christmas and over the New Year.
The cottage is delightful and as advertised. The beds were very comfortable indeed, including the pillows which is a very rare thing! Four adults and three children stayed in the cottage and there was more than enough room for us all. My husband was very taken with the conservatory with its beautiful views when he fancied a quiet read.
The location was absolutely perfect, we enjoyed Broughton in Furness, Coniston, Windermere, Hawkshead and Cartmel to name but a few excursions. The local walks are quite simply stunning, the children particularly enjoyed the farm at the end of the lane where they could take a look at the cows and of course the neighbours, ie sheep, were a source of huge interest to them.
New year was lovely and, as we had a baby in our party, we decided to stay at the cottage for the evening and celebrate with a family 'party', however it was all happening in the village square down the road and we were fortunate enough to be able to watch the incredible firework display at midnight from the garden.
The owner was most helpful from the time of booking and beyond and we all look forward to returning to Rose Cottage again where we enjoyed a most wonderful holiday! Thank you very much!

16 Jun 2013


"Home from home in the Lakes"

I stayed here for a week in June with my husband, one-year-old son and parents. We arrived in glorious sunshine and had a BBQ in the evening to celebrate my parents' golden wedding. The garden ha… More

5 Jun 2013


"Lovely cottage, excellent location"

Brilliant family holiday in a lovely location. We took our 2 and 3 year old daughters here for a break from it all and we couldn't have chosen a better place. The cottage itself is warm and welcoming and perfectly situated for some great days out. South Lakes safari park (highly recommended), numerous beaches, Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass railway are all short drives away.

Views from the back garden of the cottage are marvellous. Morning coffee in the conservatory was very relaxing with the old man of Coniston in the background. The closest neighbours are the friendly sheep and cows in the adjacent fields.

For food shopping the butchers, bakers and grocers in Broughton take some beating, while the main shopping centres of Ambleside and Windermere are within easy reach.

We had some great meals in Broughton, in particular the Black Cock Inn where the staff were very child friendly. The town centre and pubs are a reasonable walk through the countryside, although easily manageable even with two young children.

For those who enjoy driving, some of the best roads in the UK are on the doorstep. Most noteworthy is Hardknott pass – well worth a visit for the scenery alone.

And of course there are hundreds of fantastic walks within the area (a huge selection of guide books are provided at the cottage) and the entrance at the side of the cottage means there is plenty of room for wet and muddy clothes. A whole host of equipment (bikes, kayak, rucksacks etc) are available to use with the owners permission; a really nice to touch.

Overall, this cottage comes highly recommended. We will definitely return and are looking forward to our next break there.

17 Mar 2013


"Excellent stay in the Lakes"

I had a lovely stay at Rose Cottage Broughton and it was just what I needed for a relaxing time away. It proved a very comfortable base from which to explore locally and further into the lake district. Ideal if you just want a quiet restful alternative to city life, with some beautiful places on your doorstep. Andrew and Catherine are very accommodating and have clearly given lots of thought to making the cottage a great place for a holiday. Great value and easy to book!

The cottage is very well resourced with amenities while retaining it's cosy and welcoming feel. It has many original features such as wooden beamed ceilings and multiple fire places which add to the feel of being home away from home. That said, there are still all the home comforts you could need and many extras too with a well equipped kitchen, cookery books, wireless internet and a substantial DVD collection to highlight just a few things. I went on my own, but it is ideal for a family or group of people to make the most of the facilities and space.

The location is very convenient for a pleasant walk into Broughton (by road), and there are a number of footpaths that you can easily join nearby. However, taking a car for your stay is highly recommended to enable you to explore more widely and a good number of the popular lakes can be reached within 30 - 60 minutes (scenic) journey. If you want to leave the car behind for the day as I did, it is an easy walk (couple of gentle hills) into Broughton, whereafter you enter the picturesque Duddon Valley. Numerous guidebooks and ordinance survey maps of the local and wider areas are available for guests to borrow during their stay. I found this very helpful for planning where I wanted to visit and you then have the flexibility of following a recommended route or creating your own!

Broughton itself is a lovely village with plenty of character and no shortage of nice eating places. Top of the bill has to be the Broughton Village bakery with it's award winning home made cakes, fresh bread and range of delicious food. On the same street is a lovely butchers, grocers and post office, so if wanting to self cater, you are well covered. Other places I enjoyed eating included The Square Cafe and the Kings Head pub (look out for it's early bird deal). There is also an interesting craft/antique/art shop - at the clock tower which is worth a browse. I found the local people to be very friendly and approachable. Whether on your own or in a group, people will chat to you.

Further abroad, Coniston, Windermere and the neighbouring central lakes can be easily reached. If you are willing to drive a bit further then the Kirkstone pass on route to Ullswater is stunning. It is well worth allowing time for a walk near the lake. For somewhere quieter, try Eskdale where the Brook House Inn gets a hearty thumbs up for it's welcome and good food. When visiting Coniston, look out for the village honesty shop where a range of home baked and home made goods are available with profits supporting the local community.

If you want to simply stay at the cottage, then it is quiet for resting, reading and relaxing. Or, you could watch a DVD in front of the fire, sit and play a board game around the dining table, use the Wii up in the eaves or even try a game of snooker. If going as a group I think you could easily have different activities on the go to suit different tastes. There are also other things like Bikes in the garage that the owners are happy for guests to use. In the summer, there is a large garden where you could have a great BBQ while enjoying the surrounding views.

From a purely practical point of view, a torch (again, one can be borrowed from inside) is helpful for when returning to the property at night, although the flashlight on the cottage does a good job of lighting the access. The property does however feel very secure despite it's location slightly further out of the village. Taller guests are advised to mind their heads when venturing into the eaves, but the property is very accessible with a choice of bedrooms, each with it's own unique outlook.

There is much more I could say, but in summary it was a really enjoyable time and easy to arrange. Andrew and Catherine are easily contactable if there are any queries during your stay. I had a great rest while being able to enjoy some delightful walking and delicious food. I feel there is much more to explore, so I intend to re-visit soon and will be recommending this to my family and friends.

Review 1-8 of 8

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Calendar last updated:27 Dec 2014

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