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Greety Gate House

Foxfield, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972536)

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    • “Excellent pet friendly cottage with many lovely touches.”
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    • “This was a great base for us to visit the lakes and family in Barrow. The cottage had all we needed and the welcome flowers, chocolates, wine etc were very much enjoyed. Even the dog was left some treats! The location of the cottage is lovely with uninterrupted views of the Dudden estuary. Easy access to the Dudden valley anc further afield. We will be back and would recommend it.”

    Fenosarah, Wokingham, United Kingdom, October 2017

    • “Lovely welcoming house, dog-friendly, perfect place to stay”
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    • “We were very impressed with this house, it's very spacious and eight people can stay very comfortably with lots of car parking space. Dog friendly. Appreciated the welcome pack on arrival with wine and chocolates, plus tea bags and milk! Kitchen provided everything we needed, bedrooms and bathrooms are beautifully decorated and the house throughout is very clean and well maintained. The gardens are delightful and the house feels very private and not overlooked. The owners are very welcoming without being intrusive and I would highly recommend staying in Greety Gate House.”

    Runningb0b, Sheffield, United Kingdom, June 2017

    • “Lovely cottage”
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    • “Really nice cottage, ideal for family getting together! Good size overall and little extras such as wine/biscuits were really nice. We stayed Friday-Monday and it rained most of the time, so we made the most of the wood burning stove!”

    Screw2009, England, August 2016

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    • “We used this house to celebrate my Mums 60th. Perfect house for a mixture of ages, friends and family. My grandparents found it comfortable and the friends found it great for dinner parties! Lovely kitchen and living spaces. The owner left some lovely little touches for our arrival and plenty of info in the property about the local area. Great house for family gatherings!”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2016

    • “Another great holiday at one of our favourite cottages”
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    • “thoroughly enjoyed our second stay at this very pleasant cottage. Lots of space and beautiful gardens for all the family to enjoy”

    Lynne A, Wigan, United Kingdom, May 2016

    • “Fantastic family cottage”
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    • “My husband and I stayed for 4 nights with three of our Grandchildren and their Great Granddad plus Alfie our dog and what a lovely time we had. The cottage is beautiful with amazing space inside and out for everyone to enjoy the children especially loved their bedroom in the attic and exploring the garden. The cottage had everything we needed and was spotless with no obvious signs of it being dog friendly(no smell)we hope to visit again.”

    Lynne A, Wigan, United Kingdom, August 2015

    • “Peaceful and tranquil, couldn't ask for anything better”
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    • “A group of 8 of us stayed for Christmas week, it was a lovely stay, very well equipped with everything we needed, lots of space and a wonderful setting. I would recommend this cottage to families looking to spend quality time together, can not speak highly enough of the house and surrounding areas for dog walking and beautiful scenery, we will defiantly go back.”

    Lgame, December 2014

    • “A group of 8 who made a last minute booking to go up Scarfell Pike”
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    • “We booked last minute as we were planning to go up scarfell pike. We booked to stay for three nights. It was easy enough to find using Google maps on our phones. it is situated between foxfield and broughton with about 4/5 pubs in the area. Recommend bringing cash before you arrive as there is no cash machine at the local bank. The cottage is attached via a garage to the owners house next door. The cottage is very nice inside with wooden beamed ceilings and traditional furniture. We were greeted with a welcome card and a bottle of wine and milk in the fridge. Downstairs there is a nice log burner which adds to the character, The decor throughout the cottage is very nice and comfortable. We all agreed that the duvets were especially good. On our first morning we got up quite early around 6ish as its about an hour to the start point of our hike and there was no hot water or heating in the house which wasn't ideal, i know we could have rung the owners but i doubt they wanted a call so it was cold showers. When we got back the radiators were only on for set periods so drying our clothes after a soggy day up Scarfell took a little while, but a log fire made up for that. The kitchen was a good size and had everything you would need, oven, microwave, toaster etc and there is lots of fridge space. There were 4 toilets, 1 shower, 1 shower/bath and a bath. The garden we didn't venture into too much due to weather but it seems nice and there was a sizable conservatory. Local village is small and we ended up going to conniton as there was a little more going on there in terms of pub and food as the pubs in broughton close at a decent time. Overall we were all very happy with our say and would highly recommend staying here.”

    TroddlaT, Southampton, United Kingdom, October 2014

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
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The Property

Greety Gate House is an ideal base for 2 families to holiday together with a number of family attractions close by. The property with views to the Duddon Estuary has retained many original features including beams and a cosy wood burning stove and has a garden with pond and seating making this an ideal retreat at any time of year.
Located in the hamlet of Foxfield which is 3/4 mile west of the pretty village of Broughton in Furness with 3 pubs, shop and award winning butchers. Newby Bridge and the southern tip of Lake Windermere are 13 miles to the west and a 15 minutes drive will bring you to Coniston and Muncaster Castle. There are numerous attractions close by to keep all the family entertained including Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, Aquarium of the Lakes, South Lakes Wildlife Park and Go Ape.
Greety Gate House has been refurbished by the owners who live next door and retains its characterful charm with a wealth of beams, including superb cruick beams and a cosy wood burning stove. The cottage provides spacious family accommodation over 3 storeys with views towards the Duddon Estuary.
The oil centrally heated cottage comprises:

Beamed dining/lounge with wood burning stove, TV and DVD player.
Conservatory off the lounge overlooking the garden.
Kitchen with Rangemaster cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Utility room with fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Cloakroom with hand basin and WC.

First floor: Double bedroom with view to the Duddon Estuary and en-suite bathroom with hand basin and WC.
Double bedroom with view to the Duddon Estuary and en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC.

Second floor: Children's bedroom with 4 single beds.
Bathroom with hand basin and WC

All oil, electric, gas, bed linen, towels and initial supply of logs provided.
Cot and highchair available.
Wi-Fi included.
Private parking for 3 cars.
The mature, well stocked garden share a feature of the property and enjoys views over the fields and river to the Duddon Estuary and Black Combe Fell towering above, there is space for all the family to enjoy the different areas of the garden, including feature pond and summer house.

Please note: No stag or hen parties allowed at this property.


Over three floors. 1 x double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor family room with 4 singles. Second floor bathroom with bath, shower over the bath, hand basin and W.C. Kitchen. Open plan Sitting Room with wood burner and Dining Area.


  • Oil central heating plus wood burning stove
  • Rangemaster cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, TV and DVD, WiFi
  • All oil, electric, gas and initial supply of logs included
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with summerhouse and pond
  • Up to 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub and shops, 15 minutes' walk. Please note: No stag or hen parties allowed at this property.

Regional Information

BROUGHTON-IN-FURNESS Millom 7.5 miles; Coniston 9 miles; Ulverston 9.5 miles. Dating back to the 11th century, Broughton-in-Furness is situated in the south western corner of the Lake District and is just six miles from Coniston Water. There is much to please the visitor such as a pretty, cobbled square complete with a splendid horse chestnut tree, enclosed by shops, pubs and homes, many of them Georgian in origin. The village provides an ideal base for a walking or climbing holiday, with ample opportunity to explore the rugged beauty of the Duddon Valley and the quieter Lake District fells. Norman Nicholson, one of Britain's finest 20th century poets and William Wordsworth, both immortalised this area in their writing and poetry. The village was home to Branwell Bronte, brother of the Bronte sisters, for a short time. The Furness railway line runs from nearby Foxfield and makes for an ideal day out, travelling the west coast of Cumbria. Set amidst the charm of the Lake District and close to the sea, this attractive town makes an inspiring choice from which to further explore a magical heartland of silver lakes, lofty towering peaks and lonely, heather-clad moors.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.