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Beautiful, spacious, pet-friendly cottage in stunning surroundings

People9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Ulpha, Nr. Broughton-in-Furness, The Lake District - Full Sky Package, Phone And WiFi, Bedlinen And Towels, Cot And High Chair - No Charge

Oakbank Cottage provides stylish, spacious and supremely comfortable family accommodation in the beautiful Duddon Valley. It's Visit Britain 4 Star Gold - so really lovely, but not scary for people with young children and pets! An old post office & stores is a delightful stroll away, and it's an easy drive to Lakeland's favourite attractions and to vast, sandy beaches. The attractive little town of Broughton-in-Furness is just 10 minutes away, with two great food shops offering the finest local produce. There are several old inns nearby for excellent meals out. There's loads for all the family to see and do in the area, from golf and canoeing to an owl sanctuary, Cumbrian Heavy Horses centre and La'al Ratty - a little single gauge steam train ride to the coast. You're in the heart of the mountains here, with wonderful walks from the door, and it's great for mountain biking. Relax in the oak-beamed sitting room and enjoy roaring log fires, comfy sofas and piles of books and games, or chill out and watch Sky TV and DVDs. Wifi makes sure that teenagers are happy too! The stunning kitchen-breakfast room opens onto a walled garden, where you can sit with a glass of wine and listen to the nearby waterfall and mountain beck.


Owner
Candy Goad
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Candy Goad

We're Candy and Andrew Goad - and we're lucky enough to live in the Lake District, waking up every day to the sight of mountains and rushing rivers, and the sounds of skylarks and sheep. I was a creative director in a previous existence and love designing the ultimate holiday cottage - warm, welcoming, stylish - and a real home from home.

Andrew loves doing up old houses and bringing them back to life. So he maintains the properties (and is on call if you need any help!) while I organise the bookings and make sure each of our three cottages is as gorgeous as it can be.

Candy Goad purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Candy Goad chose England

There are few more beautiful locations than the Duddon Valley, one of Wordsworth favourite places. We love it too - because it's far less crowded than other parts of the Lakes but is quintessential Lakeland. If you want to see the most popular attractions they're all accessible, but you can come home to total tranquility.

What makes this cottage unique

Oakbank Cottage is a just a few feet away from a rushing mountain river in this stunning location, with lovely walks from the door - including a handy ten minute stroll to the little post office and stores in Ulpha!

This is a five star cottage, very well equipped, beautifully furnished and really, really comfortable. Everyone finds they relax completely when they're here - and that it makes a great base for a family holiday in the Lakes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'A really fabulous cottage in a beautiful location. Thanks!'

(Visitor comment)



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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Broughton-in-Furness, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If you bring pet, do not allow them on the furniture or upstairs. Thank you.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom with bath and shower over, wc Family bathroom with bath and shower over, wc Downstairs shower room with wc
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms) plus cot Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed and cot, en-suite Bedroom 2 with double bed Bedroom 3 with twin brass bedsteads Bedroom 4 with twin brass bedsteads Bedroom 5 (Ground Floor) with single bed, by shower room
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The property has full central heating as well as the log-burning stove. Outside is a walled garden so is great for children and pets. There is a small shed behind the house where bikes can be stored. Outside: There is a private, walled garden around the property, with lawns and a patio to the front with garden furniture for nine, and a gravelled area with rotary washing line and shed behind. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels are provided and the property given a comprehensive clean after each let. Other: Downstairs single bedroom and shower room next to it, ideal for an elderly guest.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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  • 2 of 5

The surroundings and the view were fantastic. Not sure it is suitable for young adults or children as the wifi was very poor. The cottage was as described but because of the poor internet it was difficult to contact the caretaker in times off crisis. Had to drive 15 mins to get a signal when the power failed at night to contact caretaker. This is not what I had hoped for with a baby and an elderly relative. We did get help the same night but the electrician didn't appear until the following day. Because of the remote location, I wouldn't advise the property for the very young or elderly occupants

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage, great location and well equiped

  • 5 of 5

This is an exceptional spacious cottage with a very equipped kitchen. The living areas are very comfortable and, you can have a fire which makes it feel very homely. The cottage is clean and, nicely decorated. It is well located for starting walks, but if you could pick the cottage up and, move to abit nearer a pub, that would be perfect! We would also recommend The Black Cock Inn in Broughton in Furness for excellent food and beer. Thank you Candy we had a lovely weekend.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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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5

A beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings

  • 5 of 5

An extremely well furnished cottage exactly as described. Very clean and comfortable - lovely bedding and very helpful owners. Did not want to leave!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, well equipped cottage, fabulous area

  • 5 of 5

Family of 10+dog stayed here to celebrate an 80th birthday. It is a beautiful cottage,exactly like photos, and extremely well equipped. The downstairs bedroom/bathroom was perfect for mum, she really appreciated not having to climb stairs.

Gorgeous rugged location, perfect for long walks and river swimming. Lovely village of Broughton 10min drive away with cozy pubs serving great food and a fantastic butcher and bakers.

Extremely easy to book and Candy very helpful and quick to respond to our queries. would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£192
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£795
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
From
£217
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£895
 
 
Pre holidays
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Summer holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Early autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£192
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£795
 
 
Pre half term
14 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
October half term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Late autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£396
for 3 nights
From
£132
From
£150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£595
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£396
for 3 nights
From
£132
From
£132
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£540
 
 
Feb half term
10 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Early Spring
17 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£396
for 3 nights
From
£132
From
£150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£595
 
 
Early Easter holiday
24 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
From
£165
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£695
 
 
Easter holidays
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Spring
14 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
From
£165
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£695
 
 
May bank holiday
5 May 2018 - 11 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
From
£198
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
 
 
Late Spring
12 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
From
£185
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
 
 
May half term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Early summer
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
From
£192
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£795
 
 
Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£510
for 3 nights
From
£170
From
£217
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£895
 
 
Early summer holidays
14 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
Summer holidays
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Early Autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
From
£192
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£795
 
 
Early half term
13 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Autumn half term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Winter
27 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£595
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
New Year
27 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Just to be clear, we ask for a ONE THIRD deposit to confirm the booking, not 50% as shown above, with the balance payable not later than six weeks before your break. A refundable damages deposit of £100 is also required. All payments to be by bank transfer to a designated account, or by Paypal. With Paypal payments there is a 3.4% surcharge to cover Paypal fees.
Pets are welcome with a small one off charge of £15 per pet.
Logs and kindling available to buy on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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