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Ulpha, Cumbria
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Pets 2
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Stay in the Duddon valley, an unspoilt jewel within the Lake District National Park, excellent for walking, fishing and touring this beautiful area.

Dating back to 1706, this completely renovated holiday cottage, the end of three adjoining cottages is situated in the Duddon valley, an unspoilt jewel within the Lake District National Park which boasts wildlife including red squirrels and buzzards. Varied walks from the cottage. The garden offers views up the valley. The owner’s land includes a section of the River Duddon, which hosts salmon and sea trout (two fishing permits provided, Environment Agency licence from PO). The Duddon Valley is a jewel in the crown of Cumbria, situated between Coniston and Eskdale, remote, unspoilt and perhaps the most idyllic corner of the Lake District. The Duddon Valley will delight walkers, mountain bikers, climbers, nature lovers and those who enjoy the peace and beauty of the countryside. The tiny villages of Ulpha and Seathwaite are two focal points of the valley. Seathwaite, situated near the end of the ancient Walna Scar road, boasts the 16th century Newfield Inn, where good home-cooked food, real ales and a warm welcome await, all day all year. Shop/PO 40 yards, pub within 3 miles.

Ground Floor:
Living/dining room:
With wood burner, digital TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, and CD player.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bathroom: With step to bath, and shower attachment.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Sloping ceilings in most rooms.
Bedroom 1:
With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and bidet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and Wi-Fi included. Towel hire. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. External games room with table tennis and pool table (shared). Enclosed garden with garden furniture and barbecue (shared). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2018
    Stunning cottage, beautiful rural location, perfeck

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 24/11/2017
    The perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Dudden Valley and surrounding area. the cottage was beautifully equipped, immaculately clean and very comfortable. It seemed everything had been thought of so there are places for muddy boots, a way of drying wet clothes, somewhere to keep mountain bikes and a lovely hot, deep bath if you do happen to get cold and muddy. The small post office in the village keeps all the essentials and there is a good unspoiled country pub a couple of miles away, so this is the ideal place to stay if you want a quiet retreat away from it all. We could have done a different walk or bike ride every day without getting into the car at all but it is worth a look at some of the nearby dales and lakes if you have time. Our only slight regret is that we left it until our last day to visit Broughton in Furnace, so we didn't really make the most of the amazing butcher, grocer and bakery there. But we'll definitely be back for another visit.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 16/10/2017
    very nice little cottage. Perfect for our walking weekend. I particularly liked the post office at the end of the row. Nice they still have one and daily papers! Kitchen was a little small, but that is the nature of these old cottages - it helped me get out of helping with the cooking!

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 12/05/2017
    Comfortable well equipped cottage. Shower was a bit of a problem. Parking not very good as builder's were re tiling some of the roof. Scaffolding was being put up . It would have been nice to have been told that this was happening. Views from the cottage were lovely.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Apologies for the scaffolding. We should have let you know in advance, although this was difficult because the builder was uncertain as to his start date. The good news is that the work is now finished and the scaffolding has gone. As for the shower - see reply below. The electric shower is only about 2 years old and this is how it came.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 21/04/2017
    A cottage in a great location, that particularly worked well with friends staying in adjoining cottage. It was very well prepared, and the owners could not have been more friendly and helpful. The cottage is slightly let down by being cramped downstairs, furniture could do with a refresh at some point, and the shower upstairs is both odd and terrifying (in terms of the warnings). But overall a lovely place for a family holiday with friends next door.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback. The settees were replaced only 4 years ago and we use 2 sets of covers. The floor was replaced last year. The Ikea table and chairs are all in good condition. We do have a standard Cottages.com warning about running the shower for 2 minutes before getting in. This is to avoid the very remote possibility of contracting Legionnaires disease.

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8.9 out of 10 – based on 16 reviews collected by Reevoo
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