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Beautiful, spacious, pet-friendly cottage in stunning surroundings

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Nov-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

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

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8 Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

A warm, welcoming, spacious house. Spotless: bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchen - everything! - all clean and new and comfy. We were a group of 9 mums escaping for a weekend away. We walked from the house on incredibly beautiful hills and had all the space, hot water and comfort we needed to enjoy a perfect weekend. We will definitely return - if you haven't booked this first....

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Perfect base for our annual half term walking holiday with the family. So lovely to be able to walk from the cottage to beautiful countryside in a part of the lakes we hadn't previously explored. Cottage equipped with everything we needed and more!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Worcestershire
5

Peaceful hideaway

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable and well-equipped cottage in a tucked-away spot. We particularly liked the big and sunny dining kitchen. Even though it was Easter week, the Duddon Valley area was very quiet, and there are plenty of good fell walks close by. The Newfield Inn at Seathwaite can provide excellent take-away fish and chips!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Skelton in Cleveland
5

Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Oakbank Cottage as a family of 9 to celebrate my partners 40th and I'm so glad I chose this place. The setting has breathtaking views and is very private and safely set back away from the road. The cottage is beautiful, spacious and clean. It is very well equipped including equipment provided for my 1 year old son. The weather was snowy on our stay and so the log fire came into good use to make the cottage a cosy haven. We'd love to visit in the summer to make use of the large garden whilst listening to the river running by.

Candy was professional and extremely helpful from start to finish making us very welcome. Its easy to see why it has been awarded 5 stars. Can't recommend this property more.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Sophie! I'm thrilled that you and your family had such a great stay at Oakbank Cottage! We do work hard to make it a real home from home for our guests and a review like this makes it all worth while. Hope to welcome you again before too long.
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

There are beautiful, vast, sandy beaches around 30 - 40 minutes drive away at Silecroft and St Bees, which has a beach cafe.

Travel:

The nearest airports are Liverpool and Manchester, approximately 2 hours drive away. A car is essential.

The nearest stations are Ulverston, 30 minutes away, and Oxenholme, the Lake District, about an hour's drive but with an excellent, fast service to London.

Further Details:

There is a post office and stores selling newspapers and basics about 10 minutes walk (with fantastic scenery!) from the cottage. Broughton-in-Furness is a very attractive little market town about 10 minutes drive away, with an excellent butcher/delicatessen, greengrocer/grocer and a very good home-made bread/cakes shop which is also a cafe. There is a bank too, as well as a couple of good pubs. Tesco deliver to the cottage too!

There are several old inns within 10 minutes drive serving very good food.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£396
for 3 nights
From
£132
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£595
 
 
Xmas
20 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
New Year
27 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Winter
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£396
for 3 nights
From
£132
From
£150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£595
 
 
Feb half term
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£945
for 7 nights
£945
 
 
Early Spring
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£396
for 3 nights
From
£132
From
£150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£595
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Post Easter
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
From
£165
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£695
 
 
May Bank Holiday
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
From
£232
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£795
 
 
Spring
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
From
£185
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
 
 
May half term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£192
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£795
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
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
Changeover Day: Saturday
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 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£396
for 3 nights
From
£132
From
£150
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£595
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of one third to confirm the booking, with the balance payable not later than six weeks before your break. A refundable damages deposit of £100 is also required. If the cottage is booked six weeks or less from the start of your holiday we will require the full price, plus £100 refundable damages deposit. All payments to be by bank transfer to a designated account, or by Paypal. With Paypal payments there is a 3.5% surcharge to cover Paypal fees.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day for Oakbank Cottage is Saturday. The cottage is available from 4pm on the day of arrival and we ask you to vacate the cottage by 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Pets are welcome with a small one off charge of £15 per pet.
Logs and kindling available to buy on request.

We ask for a third deposit to confirm the booking, with the balance payable no later than six weeks before your stay. We accept payment by bank transfers or by Paypal. We are also now able to accept credit card payments. For Paypal or credit card payments there is a 3.5% charge to cover their fees to us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • river

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
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • 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

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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.

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