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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
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2017
    We loved our stay, the cottage was the perfect base for our exploring. The view was beautiful and our neighbours (owners) were very friendly and helpful. The only down side was the slightly uncomfortable bed. If you like a hard bed then you won't have a problem. A very rustic cottage with lots of character. We would be back.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 22/07/2017
    The location was beautiful and the cottage very charming indeed with a lovely patio. The owners were very helpful and friendly. Sadly I was unable to stay the full time due to the damp smell from the soft furnishings and dampness of our clothes after a day as I have a disability that was affected badly by it. For walkers and those not fussed on such things it would be great but for me it wasn't so I would say highly recommended to those in good health and walkers but if you have a disability the atmosphere could be an issue and the very high steps uncomfortable although the website warns about it so that was my own fault. It would be helpful to highlight that the electricity is an extra cost.

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    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for highly recommending the charming and beautifully located Hayloft, but I am sorry that due to your disability you decided to slightly shorten your stay. After checking I did not find the furnishings to be damp nor, as you may have read from recent comments in the cottage visitors’ book, did anyone else. Weather conditions during your stay may not have helped your condition. With high humidity and sudden heavy downpours, followed by hot sunshine, the atmosphere tends to get clammy, but is easily alleviated indoors by, as suggested on your arrival, leaving some heating on very low. As you say, the website states the Hayloft has steep stairs and a high step and we therefore contact visitors beforehand suggesting they get in touch with any queries they may have. Also on the website it says ‘electricity by meter reading’. Rather than an average yearly sum to be added to the rental, visitors are in charge of the electricity they use during their stay and are offered a two third discount on any money due.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/07/2017
    Lovely cottage. Friendly welcome, flowers and wine on arrival lovely gesture. Great location for walking and visiting the lakes. You can get all you need in Broughton in Furness, no need to visit the towns. Very friendly locals. Pub food was great and the Blacksmiths arms was a short walk and stagger home. Dogs were made welcome. Very enjoyable break.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 01/07/2017
    needs a deep clean sofa in the lounge extremely uncomfortablestep from lounge to kitchen dangerous. should an electric fire be in the shower room lots of loose electric extensions everywhere.

  • 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.

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