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Ulpha and the Duddon Valley

Ulpha is a quiet, peaceful village in the Dutton Valley, an area of Cumbria that sits inside the Lake District National Park. Surrounded by dramatic hills and rolling countryside, Ulpha is a perfect base and location for exploring the beautiful natural landscape of the Lake District, as well as its many villages and attractions.

The Dutton Valley can be found between Coniston and Eskdale in Cumbria and has perfect access to the central and western areas of the Lake District. A protected National Park, the Lake District is a focal point for walkers, ramblers and cyclists, as well as being a hotbed for extreme sports such as abseiling and climbing. The natural beauty of the whole area also makes it very popular with photographers and film-makers, with lots of dramatic back-drops.

The village of Ulpha is as quiet and unspoilt as anywhere you will find in the Lake District. It is well located with close proximity to nearby Broughton-in-Furness, which has a number of country pubs, restaurants and tea rooms. The traditional stone bridge in Ulpha is popular with tourists and locals alike, as the deep waters below makes it a tempting if not always sensible spot for jumping into the river.

If you’re looking to explore the wonderful Lake District from peaceful and traditional surroundings, take a look at one of the many cottages in Ulpha & the Dutton Valley, for a great self-catering break away.
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  • Duddon Mews

    Ulpha, nr. Broughton-in-Furness

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 29319


    Duddon Mews is a traditional Lakeland hideaway, attached to the owner’s farmhouse, and enjoying an idyllic rural location tucked away in the Duddon Valley. Arranged on two floors, there is an open-plan living/dining room/kitchen on the ground floor, while an external stone staircase leading to the first floor gives access to a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. A truly unique property, lovingly restored to provide comfortable holiday accommodation. 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, moutain 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. At Ulpha there is a post office/village shop, while Seathwaite, situated near the end of the ancient Walna Scar road, boasts a 16th-century inn, where good home-cooked food, real ales and a warm welcome await, all day all year. The property is surrounded by moorland, with wonderful views up the valley and walks from the door. Conveniently located for Ulpha, Eskdale, Boot, Seathwaite and Broughton-in-Furness. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beam. External stone stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (Sky, full package). Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Use of owner’s laundry facilities on request. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £15 per booking. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Natural grounds. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No children under 12 years, due to external steps which can be slippery and no space for cot.

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  • Woodend Cottages - The Buttery

    Woodend, Birker Fell, nr. Ulpha

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 27804

    In the heart of the Lake District National Park


    Woodend is situated off the beaten track in an accessible but remote location high on Birker Fell. Set within a relatively quiet, unspoilt area of the Lake District National Park, 7 miles from the main coast road, local village shops and the nearest pub are 4 miles, smaller market towns are 8 miles and larger towns are 15 miles away. It is a short drive to the more populated areas of Windermere and Coniston. These unique, self-contained holiday properties (refs 26869 and 27804) are full of character and charm with fantastic views of Scafell Pike, Bow Fell and Crinkle Craggs. They are set within, though not part of, a working farm, and are therefore surrounded by farm animals. The School House (ref 26869) faces due south up the fell and offers detached ’studio accommodation’ and a spacious, south-facing conservatory/garden room (with an additional multi-fuel stove) and a private enclosed garden area. The Buttery (ref 27804) adjoins the barn and is completely self-contained with its own entrance and an enclosed private garden area. Woodend Cottages are just a short walk from Devoke Water and are situated 3 miles from both the Eskdale Valley and the Duddon Valley, conveniently located for Ulpha, Eskdale, Boot, Seathwaite and Broughton-in-Furness. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 31/2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and slate floor. Lower ground floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with slipper bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Patio. Enclosed patio garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Fire basket.

    Both properties: Multi-fuel burner in living room (coal included, logs at cost). Economy 7 central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. HD satellite TV (full package). DVD. Gas cooker. Use of washing machine and tumble dryer available. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Natural grounds. Gas barbecue. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from stream. No smoking. No children except babes in arms.

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  • High Hurst

    Ulpha near Broughton-in-Furness

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: CC129241
    Sitting prominently in the heart of the Duddon Valley, this period cottage has been located on a working farm since 1765, and enjoys beautiful views across to Caw and Stickle Pike. High Hurst is criss-crossed with footpaths and bridleways offering a gateway to the local fells, including Dow Crag and the Coniston mountains. Attached to the owners’ home, High Hurst is part of an original 18th-century farmhouse which has smaller outbuildings, including an original Victorian outhouse. It is surrounded by 20 acres of prime grazing land encompassing a quarter of a mile stretch of the River Duddon, this spate river is crossed by a series of ancient stepping stones along its length. During the lambing season and winter months, Herdwick sheep occupy the associated farmland prior to release onto the upper fells, leaving the owners small flock of Ryeland sheep as permanent residents of the farm, keeping the hens company. Secluded, peaceful and with breathtaking views, High Hurst offers the perfect location for the Lake District visitor looking for inspiration and relaxation.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has night storage heating, a wood burner and comprises:
    Utility room: With drying area, washing machine and freezer.
    Lounge: With tiled floor, wood burner, 42" Sky TV, Playstation 3/Blu-ray player and open views across the garden to the fells.
    Kitchen/dining room: With laminate floor, double sink, electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and stunning views across the garden and surrounding fells.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Shower room: With corner shower and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Hayloft

    Broughton Mills, nr. Coniston

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W151

    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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  • Woodend Cottages - The Bothy

    Woodend, Birker Fell, nr. Ulpha

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 26868

    In the heart of the Lake District National ParkIn the heart of the Lake District National Park


    Woodend is situated off the beaten track in an accessible but remote location high on Birker Fell. Set within a relatively quiet, unspoilt area of the Lake District National Park, 7 miles from the main coast road, local village shops and the nearest pub are 4 miles, smaller market towns are 8 miles and larger towns are 15 miles away. It is a short drive to the more populated areas of Windermere and Coniston. These three unique self-contained holiday properties (refs 26868, 26869 and 27804) are full of character and charm with fantastic views of Scafell Pike, Bow Fell and Crinkle Craggs. They are set within, though not part of, a working farm, and are therefore surrounded by farm animals. The Bothy (ref 26868) offers cosy, comfortable, detached ’upside down’ accommodation within a private enclosed garden area. The School House (ref 26869) faces due south up the fell and offers detached ’studio accommodation’ and a spacious, south-facing conservatory/garden room (with an additional multi-fuel stove) and a private enclosed garden area. The Buttery (ref 27804) adjoins the barn and is completely self-contained with its own entrance and an enclosed private garden area. Woodend Cottages are just a short walk from Devoke Water and are situated 3 miles from both the Eskdale Valley and the Duddon Valley, conveniently located for Ulpha, Eskdale, Boot, Seathwaite and Broughton-in-Furness. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 31/2 miles.
    Woodend is situated off the beaten track in an accessible but remote location high on Birker Fell. Set within a relatively quiet, unspoilt area of the Lake District National Park, 7 miles from the main coast road, local village shops and the nearest pub are 4 miles, smaller market towns are 8 miles and larger towns are 15 miles away. It is a short drive to the more populated areas of Windermere and Coniston. These unique, self-contained holiday properties (refs 26869 and 27804) are full of character and charm with fantastic views of Scafell Pike, Bow Fell and Crinkle Craggs. They are set within, though not part of, a working farm, and are therefore surrounded by farm animals. The School House (ref 26869) faces due south up the fell and offers detached ’studio accommodation’ and a spacious, south-facing conservatory/garden room (with an additional multi-fuel stove) and a private enclosed garden area. The Buttery (ref 27804) adjoins the barn and is completely self-contained with its own entrance and an enclosed private garden area. Woodend Cottages are just a short walk from Devoke Water and are situated 3 miles from both the Eskdale Valley and the Duddon Valley, conveniently located for Ulpha, Eskdale, Boot, Seathwaite and Broughton-in-Furness. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 31/2 miles.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Open-tread stairs to lower ground floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with slipper bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture.

    All properties: Multi-fuel burner in living room (coal included, logs at cost). Economy 7 central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. HD satellite TV (full package). DVD. Gas cooker. Use of washing machine and tumble dryer available. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Natural grounds. Gas barbecue. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from stream. No smoking. No children except babes in arms.

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  • Woodend Cottages - The School House

    Woodend, Birker Fell, nr. Ulpha

    Grade
    2
    0
    2
    1
    Ref: 26869

    In the heart of the Lake District National Park


    Woodend is situated off the beaten track in an accessible but remote location high on Birker Fell. Set within a relatively quiet, unspoilt area of the Lake District National Park, 7 miles from the main coast road, local village shops and the nearest pub are 4 miles, smaller market towns are 8 miles and larger towns are 15 miles away. It is a short drive to the more populated areas of Windermere and Coniston. These unique, self-contained holiday properties (refs 26869 and 27804) are full of character and charm with fantastic views of Scafell Pike, Bow Fell and Crinkle Craggs. They are set within, though not part of, a working farm, and are therefore surrounded by farm animals. The School House (ref 26869) faces due south up the fell and offers detached ’studio accommodation’ and a spacious, south-facing conservatory/garden room (with an additional multi-fuel stove) and a private enclosed garden area. The Buttery (ref 27804) adjoins the barn and is completely self-contained with its own entrance and an enclosed private garden area. Woodend Cottages are just a short walk from Devoke Water and are situated 3 miles from both the Eskdale Valley and the Duddon Valley, conveniently located for Ulpha, Eskdale, Boot, Seathwaite and Broughton-in-Furness. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 31/2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen/bedroom area with double (four poster) bed. Shower room with toilet. Conservatory/garden room.

    Woodburner in conservatory (logs at cost). Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture.

    Both properties: Multi-fuel burner in living room (coal included, logs at cost). Economy 7 central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. HD satellite TV (full package). DVD. Gas cooker. Use of washing machine and tumble dryer available. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Natural grounds. Gas barbecue. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from stream. No smoking. No children except babes in arms.

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  • Ewe Tree Cottage

    Ulpha, Broughton-in-Furness

    Grade
    3
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    2
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    Ref: LM7

    Wonderful attention to authentic detail in refurbishing this 300-year-old detached holiday cottage has created a tranquil, romantic hideaway with amazing views of the Duddon Valley. It has private river frontage with bathing area and rare breed animals graze in the pastures. The property is perfectly placed for a doggy haven, your pets have an abundance of walks and rivers in the surrounding area. Broughton-in-Furness (5 miles) has village shops and pubs, and the lovely Cumbrian beaches are a ½-hour drive. Historic houses, gardens, South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Coniston Water and Lake Windermere are easily accessible. Shop 1 mile, pubs 3 miles.

    Most rooms beamed. Large living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace and slate floor. Step down to kitchen/dining room with electric range and slate floor. Sun room. Utility. Stone spiral staircase to double bedroom with four-poster bed. Cosy single bedroom with low doorway (for +1 child up to 10 years). Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity, solid fuel central heating (via wood-burning stove), bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Wi-fi
    • 1½-acre enclosed paddock with patio and furniture
    • 28-acre pasture and moorland shared with owner
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • No children under 5 (except babes in arms)
    • NB: ½-mile private river frontage

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  • Chapel Cottage

    Ulpha, nr. Broughton in Furness

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: LQ4

    Formerly a chapel, this wonderful holiday cottage, adjoining the owner’s home, enjoys uninterrupted views over the peaceful Duddon Valley. It is surrounded by beautiful mature gardens that back onto established woodland, with superb views of Caw and Stickle Fells. On the doorstep are some of the best fell walking in the Lake District. Within a couple of miles are Ulpha’s shop and post office, close to the River Duddon. Shop 1 mile, pub 2 miles.

    Beamed living room. Well-equipped kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with additional single bed (for alternative sleeping).

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture
    • Mature shared grounds with patio area
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: 3ft fenced drop at back of property. Steps in
      garden

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  • Byre and Bramble Cottages - Byre Cottage

    Seathwaite, Duddon Valley

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43549

    Set in a quiet Lakeland valley, surrounded by stunning scenery.

    These semi-detached holiday cottages (refs: W43549 and W43550) are set in the stunning and unspoilt valley of Seathwaite, right in the heart of the English Lake District. They have been beautifully renovated retaining much of their original character with beams and both enjoy lovely views. Set in the middle of the owners working farm, these cottages offer a peaceful retreat for those looking to get away from it all. Surrounded by spectacular scenery this is an excellent spring board for either walking or touring the rugged fells and beautiful lakes. The exciting drive over Hardknott Pass with its breathtaking views is just 10 minutes’ drive away and it leads to Eskdale village and the Cumbrian west coast. The picturesque little towns and villages of Langdale, Ambleside and Broughton-in-Furness are an easy and scenic drive, with the interesting Lakeland towns of Kendal and Ulverston a little further afield. Beach 8 miles. Shop 11/2 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 6 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with beams and slate floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 28’’ Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Shared natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • Byre and Bramble Cottages - Bramble Cottage

    Seathwaite, Duddon Valley

    Grade
    4
    2
    4
    1
    Ref: W43550

    Set in a quiet Lakeland valley, surrounded by stunning scenery.

    These semi-detached holiday cottages (refs: W43549 and W43550) are set in the stunning and unspoilt valley of Seathwaite, right in the heart of the English Lake District. They have been beautifully renovated retaining much of their original character with beams and both enjoy lovely views. Set in the middle of the owners working farm, these cottages offer a peaceful retreat for those looking to get away from it all. Surrounded by spectacular scenery this is an excellent spring board for either walking or touring the rugged fells and beautiful lakes. The exciting drive over Hardknott Pass with its breathtaking views is just 10 minutes’ drive away and it leads to Eskdale village and the Cumbrian west coast. The picturesque little towns and villages of Langdale, Ambleside and Broughton-in-Furness are an easy and scenic drive, with the interesting Lakeland towns of Kendal and Ulverston a little further afield. Beach 8 miles. Shop 11/2 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 6 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with beams and slate floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 28’’ Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Shared natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • Whistling Green

    Nr. Ulpha

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: LPW

    Situated besides the picturesque River Duddon, one of Wordsworth’s favourite places, Whistling Green allows easy access to the lakes of Windermere and Coniston. This comfortable wing of the owner’s traditional Cumbrian farmhouse, set in half an acre of shared grounds, is surrounded by open moorland with grazing sheep and wonderful views up the valley. The area offers fell walking, sailing and riding at Coniston, the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway and an exhilarating drive over Hardknott Pass to visit the Roman Fort and much more. Families will enjoy the sand and shingle beach at Silecroft (8 miles). Shop ½ mile, a local pub serving excellent food 3 miles up the valley.

    Large beamed sitting/dining room with open fire and rugs on polished wooden floor. Kitchen area. First floor: Two bedrooms; one double and one twin. Fully tiled bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Open fire – fuel included
    • Electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Use of laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with furniture
    • Half-acre of shared grounds
    • Parking
    • No smoking
    • No children under 14 yrs
    • NB: Ornamental fish pond in grounds

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  • St Francis Cottage

    Ulpha, nr. Broughton-in-Furness

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: LYV

    Cradled by the surrounding hills, this traditional Lakeland cottage enjoys an idyllic rural situation, tucked away in the quiet Duddon valley – reputedly Wordsworth’s favourite, within the Lake District National Park and close to the River Duddon – a pleasant spot for picnics and private salmon and trout fishing. This ‘little gem’ of a cottage provides a carefully furnished home from home, with some stunning walks and scenic drives from the door; a footpath runs alongside the house leading to Stickle Pyke. Easy touring of this spectacular region takes in Muncaster Castle, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway, Coniston Water and Hardknott Fort, to name but a few. Shop 1 mile, country pub 2 miles.

    Open-plan beamed living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook, tiled floor and kitchen area with beech wood units. French doors to garden/dining room with sofa-bed (for +2). First floor: Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower.

    • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full NSH central heating (panel heaters), bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV
    • Video
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Enclosed garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Natural spring water supply from borehole
    • No smoking

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