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Recently renovated 18th century lakeland farm workers cottage



Updated: 08-Dec-2016
Cottage in Grizebeck, near Broughton in Furness, South Lakes, England - Small village location, surrounded by fells.

Book a festive mini-break at Spring Gardens. 2 nights, 2 people only £200, (nominal surcharge of £20 for an additional night or extra guests). Escape the Christmas hype or do your Christmas shopping with a difference. Check out the Christmas markets in the area or visit the near-by villages for their great gift shops. Click on the 'Location' tab for more information about attractions and activities.

Spring Gardens is a cosy 18th Century Lakeland farm workers cottage that has been newly refurbished to a high standard. It sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. Conveniently situated in the village of Grizebeck on the picturesque Duddon estuary, an ideal location for enjoying the many activities the lake district has to offer. The cottage retains many original features such as exposed beams, original pitch pine doors with Suffolk latches and wooden floorboards. Furnished with the comfiest of beds and the best Egyptian cotton bedding for a good nights sleep. Comfy sofas with cushions and snugly blankets, rugs and a log burning stove with a good supply of logs make this a perfect cottage for the family or a romantic break at any time of year. The beck runs at the bottom of the sunny garden where you will find a picnic table, flowers and a herb garden. The cottage is surrounded by fells with many footpaths and open access areas, with the Lakeland mountains as a backdrop the views are just stunning, this is an ideal walkers retreat.

For your comfort, Spring Gardens is a smoke and pet free cottage.

The location has poor mobile phone and wifi signal, for this reason we do not have wifi in the cottage.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We bought the cottage in August 2014 and have fully renovated and refurbished it to create this lovely holiday home. We live only a few miles away but still love to stay at the cottage ourselves, we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. Now the cottage is finished we can spend our weekends walking in the fells or canoeing on Coniston Water again.

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17 Reviews

based on 17 holidaymaker reviews


excellent property great place to stay in the lakes

  • 5 of 5

Perfect setting for weekend in the lake district..cottage was very large, clean and tidy. Lively fresh baked cake when we arrived...

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spring Gardens Grizebeck

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage ,comfortable, cosy and everything we needed. Good customer service places we visited were easily accessible.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Lovely cosy cottage in Grizebeck!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely and cosy with all amenities. It was in a beautiful location with easy access to the rest of the Lake district. The owner left us some delicious flapjacks and a bottle of wine which was much appreciated! The pub across the road was also handy for meals and drinks - the locals were very friendly. I would recommend the cottage to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hideaway in the Lakes

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful cottage in a great location. Beautifully restored with every home comfort and great attention to detail. We felt at home the moment we walked through the door...absolutely loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Gem of a cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was very clean and was well equipped, including DVDs, books, logs for the fire, kitchen equipment, etc. We had no complaints at all. We were even left some yummy home made chocolate cake!

Located in a quiet little village, neighbours friendly and the local pub serves great food.

I'm sure we will visit again.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Lovely renovated cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has been renovated to a high standard and was clean and welcoming on arrival. We found this to be a quiet but excellent location for exploring the southern lakes and surrounding coastal areas, with plenty of walks to tackle from the cottage. The wine, cake and milk on arrival were much appreciated. We would definitely consider returning to this place and would not hesitate in recommending it to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Muncaster Castle
"Historic Haunted castle with Hawk and owl centre. "
South Lakes Safari Zoo

From the Owner

This is the real Cumbria, becks and rivers winding down to the estuary and out to the open sea, Fells with open access and views of the stunning mountains behind. On the edge of the national park, it is away from the busy tourist hot spots of the Lake District, yet just a short drive from them. This makes it an ideal base to explore the Cumbrian coastline and the south lakes. The west coast of Cumbria has been described as the ‘un spoiled’ area of the lake district and there are many walks with beautiful views right from the cottage. This area has been a favourite of ours for many years. there are several road cycle and off road cycle routes in the area, I haven't tried them out myself but after doing this bit of research, I am inspired to dust down the bike, oil the chain and have a go myself.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 100 Miles Nearest Barpub : Greyhound Inn at 50 Metres Nearest Golf : Ulverston at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Foxfield at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : M6 J36 at 41 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Greyhound Inn at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Silecroft at 12 Miles Car: recommended

26 and 27 November 2016: Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival and Markets

3 and 4 December 2016: Hawkshead Christmas Fair

10 and 11 December 2016: Windermere German Market

16 December 2016: Cartmel Christmas food Market


We recommend the use of a car to get the most from your holiday.

A bus service runs from the village and connects to nearby villages and towns.

Grizebeck is a small village, the petrol station has a post office, taxi service and shop, it sells basic provisions including logs and sticks for the fire.

The Greyhound Inn in the village serves a selection of real ales, wines and good food.

More shops, cafes and restaurants can be found in the neighbouring village of Broughton-in-Furness, 3 miles away.

The nearest supermarket is Booths in Ulverston 7 miles away

There is a good fish and chip shop in Greenodd 5 miles

Cumbria coastal way passes by the village.

The Cumbia way passes within 2 miles of the cottage.

There are many footpaths on the surrounding fells with stunning views of the mountains and coastline.

The Cumbrian mountains are a short drive away, a selection of Wainwright books are in the cottage.

If you are new to mountain walking and would like guidance, we can source a qualified mountain leader to guide you or you and your family safely on the mountains (daily fee payable to the guide)

This is an ideal area for both road cycling and off road cycling.

The west coast of Cumbria has some of the country’s best motor biking roads. We can point you in the right direction or come and explore for yourself.

River and lake sports including fishing, canoeing and sailing are nearby, Coniston water and Windermere are the closest lakes.

The tourist attractions of the south Lakes are all within a short driving distance (most within a 15 minute drive) the list is too long to mention, a selection of leaflets is in the cottage.

Our favourite places are:

Dalton wild life Zoo park

Lakeside-Haverthwaite steam train

The Lakes Aquarium

Ravenglass-Eskdale small gauge railway

Muncaster castle and Gardens

Holker Hall and gardens

Coniston Steam Yacht Gondola

The Motor Museum at Newby Bridge

Coniston boating centre for the hire of Kayaks, canoes and paddle boards.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Festive 2016
25 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2106
23 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 2017
5 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A deposit is required to confirm your booking.
Full payment is required 4 weeks before your holiday

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday.
Please contact the owner to discuss weekend or mid week breaks.
The cottage will be ready for your arrival by 3pm
Please vacate the cottage by 10:30 am on the day of your departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 08-Dec-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • The spacious bathroom comprises a shower bath with electric shower over, WC and hand basin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The front double bedroom retains its character with original wooden flooring and cast iron fireplace. The rear twin bedroom features exposed beams and has views of the old chapel and the fells beyond


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Grize beck (beck = a small river) runs at the bottom of the garden. Safety railing has been installed. To the rear of the cottage is a store, ideal for up to 2 cycles. Please do not wear outside shoes in the cottage, we recommend that you bring slippers with you. The cottage will be cleaned and beds made up prior to your arrival. The bathroom will have a supply of clean towels. Please note that mobile phone signal is poor in the area. We do not have wifi.

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