Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Syke End provides an ideal base from which to explore the stunning scenery and more tranquil setting of the south-west Lake District. Plan your trips using the guides and maps in the slate floored study, come back to the welcome of a warm Aga in the traditional beamed kitchen, snuggle up in the cosy sitting room in front of the wood-burning stove and drift off to sleep in one of the comfortable bedrooms.
If the weather allows, get the barbecue going in the south-facing garden and enjoy a glass or two sitting out by the summer house. Can't be bothered to cook on holiday? It's a short stroll up the road to several award-winning pubs offering good food, real ales and roaring fires.
Broughton-in-Furness lies close to the beautiful Duddon Valley and also to the coastal scenery of the south-western peninsula. Nearby lies Coniston Old Man while the better known Langdale and Wasdale valleys with the towns of Hawkshead, Grasmere and Ambleside are within an hour's drive. Broughton-in-Furness itself has excellent amenities such as a tourist information centre, cafes, post office, butcher, baker and grocery shop, as well as four pubs - each with its own unique character.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Silecroft 15 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 160 km, Nearest railway: Ulverston 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Gas Aga for cooking on, table for dining at with chairs and bench. Well-equipped kitchen area with slate worktops, belfast sink and dishwasher. Three steps up to utility area with fridge, freezer and microwave. Cloakroom with WC, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Living room with beams and wooden floor. TV, sofa, armchairs and wood-burning stove. Telephone (incoming and emergency calls out only). Free wi-fi.
Leading through to:
Study with slate floor. Books, games, DVDs, table and sofa.
Staircase to First Floor:
Double bedroom with additional single bed.
Double bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room and WC.
Bathroom with WC and over-bath shower.
|Further details outdoors|
Nine steps up to lawned garden with furniture and summer house. Toddlers need to be supervised at all times as unfenced and raised area. Rotary clothes line. Summer house can be used as locked cycle store.
Parking area for 2-3 cars. Please note that parking area is not enclosed but exits onto the nearby village street.
Sleeps maximum of 7 + 1 infant
1 pet welcome at additional fee of £15 - please note garden is not fully enclosed
Electricity and full gas central heating included
Initial fuel for wood-burning stove in living room provided - then available locally
All cooking on gas Aga
Travel cot can be supplied on request
Complimentary Welcome Gift
Young children are welcome but please note that the Aga in the kitchen is constantly hot and has no guard. The wood-burning stove in the sitting room has a guard but young children should not be left unsupervised when lit. The garden area is not fully enclosed and has steep steps up and an unfenced raised area. The parking area is set behind the cottage but does exit onto the village street.
The Cumbria/Lake District
The Lake District has some of England's best known scenery with stunning mountain views and glorious lakes. The central area, around Windermere and Ambleside, attracts the majority of tourists but those heading to the south-western peninsula are rewarded with equally beautiful and more tranquil vistas. Here the mountains meet the coast to create a dramatic landscape. Together with its wide range of tourist attractions, historical sites and leisure activities, this part of the Lakes certainly rewards more than one visit.
Family days out near to Broughton-in-Furness include tiger-viewing at Dalton's South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Muncaster Castle with its owl sanctuary and adventure playground, steam trains at Hatherwaite and minature ones at Eskdale, the Lakes Aquarium and boat trips on Coniston Water.
Lots of mountain walks and also less strenuous low level walks can be enjoyed such as around Tarn Hows or one in the village itself along a disused railway track. Cycling is also popular with a full set of mountain bike trails in nearby Grizedale Forest. There is a cycle hire shop in Broughton.
In the summer, many villages put on local shows (Broughton's one is at the end of August). Here you will get to see Cumberland wrestling, fell racing, stick making, sheep shearing and many other rural activities and skills.
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1 May 2014
"Lovely location with amazing countryside, close enough to coast & lakes"
Great little cottage with nearly all the amenities required (dishwasher, cooking utensils, linen etc). Great position and a lovely outdoor bit for bbqs. Beds were slightly uncomfortable/old and the en… More
8 Oct 2012
"Lovely traditional cottage in fantastic location"
We booked this cottage at the last minute for a family friends reunion after 30 years and Annette was brilliant in making sure we could get the cottage for a weeks break mid week instead of weekend to… More
9 Sep 2012
"A lovely quaint old cottage with lots of character"
we really enjoyed our stay at syke end cottage. It is full of character, with lovely original artwork on the walls and a homely feel. We enjoyed cooking on the Aga. The setting was great, only a couple of minutes to walk to the shops/cafes/pubs in the lovely small market town, Broughton. Our children loved the play area in the village (5 min walk from cottage). Bedrooms very bright and airy and all 3 are a good size. (couple of mattresses need a little extra padding). Great 'snug' with lots of books/DVDs and music & a few toys. Nice to have seating in garden, but garden not very practical for kids to play as raised up and access around side of house to the road.lovely apple trees though! Beautiful views of countryside from bedrooms. Lounge a lttle dark as old cottage! Great lake district location. Agent very helpful & friendly. A lovely location for a holiday.
19 Aug 2012
Traditional cottage in very good location
Bedrooms light and airy, Beds and bedding very comfortable.
Living accomodation and kitchen would benefit from thorough cleaning and repairs/ replacement of units. Mop,brush & Dyson needed thorough cleaning before use.
Better lighting is a must.
Loved the AGA ( after cleaning!)
Outside area & garden would improve with considerable tidying
For the price charged we would have expected a much higher standard, especially the Kitchen units and glass ware..
Weeks after returning home we still await the return of our security deposit in spite of a considerable number of E-Mails and phone calls.
Thank you for your feedback. I am glad that overall you enjoyed Syke End and its village location. However, I am sorry that you felt that more cleaning was required as we endeavour to thoroughly clean and prepare the cottage for each set of guests. The kitchen is a traditional one with Belfast sink, gas Aga, slate counters and wooden cupboards and drawers. Following your comments, I have inspected these units and have been unable to find any damage which would require repair. The Dyson vacuum cleaner is regularly emptied by our cleaners while the mop head is replaced on a regular basis and was renewed last week. Three of the wine glasses were indeed somewhat scratched from going in the dishwasher and a new set has been bought.
The outside parking area and garden is tidied and weeded once a fortnight by a professional gardener but, as both areas have adjacent trees, small twigs and leaves can fall in the interim.
I received just one e-mail concerning the return of your £50 security deposit (an un-cashed cheque). The security deposit was returned, as per our Terms and Conditions, within six weeks of your booking end date but after the submission of your review.
19 May 2011
"Ideal for Village amenities combined with Access to Lakeland Fells"
Syke End is at the edge of Broughton. Hardly any traffic outside, but easy access to fine village amenities. Excellent real ale pubs, quality butchers, bakers, grocers. The house is authentically Cumbrian. Log fire, Aga, beams, beautiful garden, albeit not entirely suitable for small kids. Parking a bit tight if you have more than 2 cars in your party.Have stayed there 3 times, and will go again. That's the best compliment I can pay it.
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