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The Hayloft

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Broughton Mills, near Coniston, Cumbria
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Visit Coniston Lake, Eskdale and Ambleside, from this 17th century farm, with pet sheep, set within the Lake District National Park.

Perfect base for hill walking

This small 17th century hill farm, with pet sheep, lies in a beautiful and tranquil valley within the Lake District National Park. Elevated and surrounded by craggy hills, this simple cosy holiday cottage is a perfect base for hill walking and exploring. It is full of character and charm with magnificent cruck beams and exposed stonework. Coniston Lake 4 miles, Eskdale 10 miles, Ambleside 14 miles. Wonderful views down the valley and to the sea in the distance. The area has much more on offer than excellent walks and scenery, with its rich history and culture there are museums, galleries, heritage centres, garden, 15th century buildings and NT properties to visit, not to mention the variety of shopping and traditional tea rooms available. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 0.75 miles.

Ground floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Steep stone stairs to first floor: Steep step from kitchen/dining room to living room. Beams throughout.

Electricity panel heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. DVD. Electric oven. Microwave. Enclosed patio. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring.

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  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Free Pets
    Free Pets
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/04/2017
    Was a lovely cottage in a lovely location

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 25/03/2017
    Perfect location- fairly remote but that is what we wanted. Hosts were lovely and welcoming They kept their distance but were always there if needed. Hayloft was authentic and idyllic but could do with a bit of updating here and there. It was all clean apart from a few cobwebs that could easily be removed. Otherwise we had a lovely stay and would come back. The Blacksmiths arms is the nearest pub but a good 20 minute or so nice walk away. The Hayloft is what it says on the tin.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/02/2017
    Wonderful place. Well equipped, and absolutely stunning country decor. There's some great walks on your doorstep, and you're just a short drive from Windermere, Scafell Pike and Tarn Hows. The owners are lovely people, very welcoming and accommodating. We will definitely be back.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 16/01/2017
    This is a lovely cottage that is run by two very welcoming and friendly people...I enjoyed the free wine on arrival!!! The cottage is in a beautiful spot and offers peace, quiet and rustic charm. If you're looking for a high end, luxury, posh, neon-lit, jacuzzi laden boring posh box then this isn't the place for you. But, if you enjoy the 'oldy-worldy' charm and coziness of a lovely little cottage and a real sense of calmness, then this place is great. I don't agree that it isn't suitable for dogs...we took two and both were fine! Our 3 yr old was up and down the stairs no problem but we also took a 4 month old puppy for whom the stairs were not suitable so we simply put a barrier at the top of the stairs to stop him running down them. The stairs are not suitable for perhaps an old dog with mobility issues or a very small dog (or puppy) but other than that there are no issues at all! My only very small, nitpicking criticism would be that the stairs were a bit steep and because they are stone I felt they had the potential to be a bit slippy, so maybe a grip strip on them may help people? That's being really picky though and a grip strip would take away some of the rustic charm of the stairs I guess! Overall we had a lovely, relaxing weekend and were made to feel very welcome! I would definitely recommend the Hayloft to anybody.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 26/11/2016
    A lovely stay in a quiet peaceful setting. A little awkward with two lively springer spaniels to wonder off beaten track or take a casual walk to the local pub down the dark lane at night, however the cottage provided everything required for a nice getaway.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 18/06/2016
    This is a very beautiful location in the Duddon Valley with the most amazing of scenery. The cottage is very old fashioned and very small downstairs, something to consider if you are taking dogs. Upstairs has a lovely, cosy, warm feel with amazing views. It is very simple and not for those seeking luxury. I do not think however well trained your dogs are that this is a suitable location for them. The advertising is misleading about the courtyard which is not attached to the property, you have to go out the door and up a few short steps to reach it and it is tiny. The location is approx. 5 miles from the nearest shop (Broughton) which is not open Sundays and 7 -8 miles from nearest town (Millom). I would recommend that the owners provide a pint of milk, tea and coffee as a welcome gesture rather than a bottle of wine as some people may have travelled very far and not realise that the nearest shop is so far. If you do your research beforehand and if you are looking for somewhere in the middle of nowhere I am sure this will satisfy all your needs and more yet I suggest you come prepared with supplies and don't forget towels. Overall, there are good links to Coniston, and all other areas of interest but you just have to drive awhile on country roads before you reach them. I would suggest further that this property is not suitable for dogs.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; I try hard to make our visitors’ holiday in the Hay Loft as enjoyable as possible and take negative comments very seriously. We do indeed recommend that guests do ‘research beforehand’ as suggested as they will see within the description that we do advertise the property as a “simple cosy holiday cottage”. Also it answers many questions such as its grading, its ‘remote’ rural location and road links with local towns etc. I routinely send out a letter to visitors in advance of their arrival, providing details of how to reach the Hay Loft, suggesting they come prepared for the weekend and that I’m happy to answer any queries they may have. We do not advertise a courtyard but the Hayloft has an adjacent small private patio, the many public footpaths and the stunning countryside surrounding it, continue to be enjoyed by many dog-owning holiday makers as years of repeat bookings testify. Also positive comments in our visitors’ book show that the welcoming gesture of wine and fresh flowers is much appreciated and that the upstairs, open-plan and spacious living area more than makes up for the small bedroom downstairs and we are pleased that the dogs as well as their owners seem to have enjoyed their stay.

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