Old Travellers' Rest
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Set in a wonderful location in the stunning Duddon Valley, this converted property is fitted out to a high standard. Its generous-sized living/dining room with its log-burning stove and large screen TV makes a comfortable retreat after a day out exploring the local fells and attractions. The kitchen is well equipped and has a dishwasher and a washing machine. Wi-Fi is provided and there is also a payphone since mobile signal coverage can be variable in this secluded valley.
Sleeping up to 4 guests, one of the bedrooms can be set up with either a king size bed or with twin beds, giving extra flexibility. Outside peak periods, there is a discounted rate for parties of only 2. The garden and outside seating area is surrounded by woodland for that secluded feel. The Old Travellers' Rest is only bookable for weekend breaks (Friday - Monday).
The Duddon Vallley is one of the hidden gems of the Lake District and was eulogised in several of William Wordsworth's poems. Wonderful scenery and abundant wildlife make this a special place to visit and yet the central Lakes - such as Windermere and Ambleside - are still easily accessible. The town of Coniston, with its lake and mountains, is less than half an hour's drive while a few miles away lies the historic market town of Broughton-in-Furness with its excellent shops and pubs.
Nearby ameneties include a small Post Office with groceries and souvenirs (2 minute drive) and the award-winning Newfield Inn (10 minutes drive) with a great choice of locally sourced dishes.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Silecroft 15 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 185 km, Nearest railway: Ulverston 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Cumbria/Lake District
The Lake District is world famous for its stunning mountain scenery and lake views. While the central area around Windermere and Ambleside is well-known and receives many visitors, those in the know head to less frequented spots, such as the south-western peninsula. Here the mountains meet the coast to give dramatic and unique vistas. With a wide range of leisure activiies, tourist attractions and historical sites, this part of the Lake District has so much to offer.
For guests staying at the Old Travellers' Rest, the whole of south-western Lakeland, including its coast, is on your doorstep. Family days out could include the South Lakes Wild Animal Park where you can see Amur and Sumatran Tigers being fed and see rhinos and giraffes roaming around. Muncaster Castle has extensive grounds, an adventure playground and an owl sanctuary. The Eskdale minature railway is always popular with both adults and children as is the Lakes Aquarium near Windermere. Or emulate the children in Arthur Ransome's "Swallows and Amazons" by taking a boat trip across Coniston Water.
Closer to your cottage, there are various walks to try, including the Wallowbarrow Gorge Walk, a visit to the Duddon River "beach" (take fishing nets and buckets for the kids) or enjoy the sun setting at Kiln Bank pass. Slightly further afield, enjoy a walk along the World Heritage dunes at Roanhead or take a trip far back in time at Swinside Stone Circle.
Leisure activities close by include golfing, fishing, canoeing and horse riding. During the summer local villages put on annual shows - worth a vist to experience local activities such as Cumberland wrestling, fell racing, stick making and sheep shearing.
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3 Mar 2014
"Welcoming and contained everything needed for a relaxing break."
I was born and brought up in the area so knew the 'Old Travellers Rest' from my childhood.
The Duddon Valley is fantastic countryside and this is a perfect place from which to explore. The wind blew and it rained but what do you expect in winter!! The log fire and warm and cosy accommodation made up for it. It's far enough away from civilisation but not too far and the garden promises much for the summer months. Booked at short notice and highly recommended!!
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