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Riverside Cottage

Duddon Valley, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1077673)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • Sharon

    “Set in a beautiful location this cottage is tastefully decorated and equipped with everything you need and more!”

    A lovely comfortable bed, an amazing view, a fabulous garden, peace and tranquillity and the best walks ever right from the doorstep! We have stayed in many cottages all over the country, this was one of the best. Can’t wait to go back again.

    - Sharon, April 2022

    Dear Sharon Thank you very much for your kind review. It sums up beautifully so many of the lovely features of the cottage and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We would very much look forward to welcoming you as return guests in the future. Kind regards Sue and Geoff Property Owner

Seathwaite Cottages

In the quiet and picturesque rural village of Seathwaite, within the remote and idyllic Duddon Valley, rest this charming pair of traditional stone-built cottages. Each cottage boasts Lake District character with exposed beams and large woodburning stoves yet guests will find beautiful and contemporary country touches which ensure that their stay will be as stylish as it will be relaxing. Seathwaite cottages make the perfect base for a countryside escape and provide a delightful space for families, couples and even their four-legged friends to relax in comfort. Together they offer accommodation for eight guests and one child, with four bedrooms and four bathrooms between the two cottages, ideal for large families or groups of friends. Each of the lovely properties benefit from an enclosed garden/courtyard, where you can sit, unwind and appreciate the magnificent panoramic views of the fells which surround you as well as listening to the sound of the River Duddon running by. Seathwaite cottages are a great base for exploring the delights of Cumbria; walking leaflets in the cottages detail at least nine walks from the door of varying lengths in addition to others within the Duddon Valley, including Harter Fell, Seathwaite Tarn, Caw Fell and Dow Crag. A little further afield in neighbouring valleys lie the delights of the Langdale Pikes, Scafell and Old Man of Coniston. The cottages also lie on the Lakes and Dales cycle route, and cycle storage is provided for two bicycles in each cottage The local country pub of The Newfield Inn, which also sells essential groceries, is under a mile away and serves traditional home cooked food and local ales from 9am to 9pm, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. Approximately six miles away is the unspoilt village of Broughton-in-Furness, home to a cobbled square surrounded by Georgian coloured houses and provides all the essentials with a deli, butchers, grocers, bakery, post office, a petrol station and cafe as well as three further traditional Lakeland pubs.

The property

Riverside is a charming white-washed cottage that boasts wonderful mountain vistas of the Lake District National Park, and footpaths right from your door.

Riverside Cottage is a lovely and peaceful Lakeland cottage ideal for couples, friends, and families alike.

Park your car in the secluded area within the cart shed and take in the beautiful views of Cawfell and Stickle Pike in front of you.

Step inside through the stone-built porch to find rustic, exposed beams, an original flagstone slate floor, and a toasty woodburning stove.

The open-plan living area is bright and airy, with spectacular views of Caw Fell from both the sofas and the broad window seat.

When it's time to unwind, there's cushioned seating for five guests, a Smart TV, DVD player, superfast WiFi, and a large library of over 200 books, 100 DVDs, and games for all ages.

The pleasant dining room, adjacent to the lounge, has a cast iron fireplace and seating for six people, as well as more of those stunning views of Caw Fell to appreciate as you dine.

Riverside's open-plan kitchen has been completely remodelled to a high quality and features contemporary conveniences such as an electric range, oven, dishwasher, microwave, and a huge fridge/freezer.

More seating is well positioned beside the French doors that lead out to the rear yard, offering uninterrupted views of the river and fells beyond; a lovely location to watch the world go by.

On sunny days and evenings, you may sit on the chairs in the private garden and savour the breathtaking views of the fells that encircle you, as well as the sounds of the charming river Duddon.

Back inside, the understairs cupboard hosts a washing machine and handy storage for up to two bicycles.

On the first floor, there is an amazing bathroom with a magnificent roll-top bath, ideal for a luxurious soak amidst the bubbles, and further fell views to relish while you lie in the bath.

Alternatively, you may use the excellent shower room, which has a walk-in shower and a second WC.

In the evening, you can decide between a king-size bedroom and a twin bedroom with magnificent 3' single beds (which can be a super-king-size bed on request).

There is also a pull out bed in the twin room that is ideal for a youngster, allowing the cottage to sleep up to four adults and one child.

Each bedroom is tastefully decorated with timber furnishings and cast iron fireplaces, preserving the property's unique character.

Each bedroom has lovely views of Caw Fell from the beds, which may be appreciated while having a warm cup of morning tea/coffee or as you lounge on the exquisitely built wooden window seats. For a stay in the Lakes to remember, choose Riverside Cottage.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref 1077656, together sleeping up to eight adults and a child.

Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second-floor King Size, 1 x second-floor twin (can be made as super-king on request), also additional pullout childs bed available on request (in twin room)
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven & hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi, a selection of books, DVDs and games
  • Fuel, power and a starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private off-road parking for 1 car and further parking available 25 metres away
  • Rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Cot & High Chair available
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 1 mile (sells basic groceries)

About the location

DUDDON VALLEY

Broughton-in-Furness 6 miles; Millom 12 miles

Duddon Valley is an unspoilt region in Cumbria resting within The Lake District National Park. This breath-taking region is known as 'A Jewel in the Crown of Cumbria' with its rolling countryside hills, cascading fells, riverbanks and deep forests; an ideal location for avid walkers and birdwatchers. Attractions include Swinside Stone Circle; a mysterious site steeped in history, as well as the Hard Knott Pass. For dining there is Blacksmiths Arm, The Black Cock Inn and the Old Kings Head. Visit the charming town of Broughton-in-Furness for Georgian architecture and a cobbled square with a cluster of shops to browse through. You will also find rustic pubs serving home-cooked meals to fuel your excursions. Settled close to the Duddon River Estuary is the historical village of Millom, here you can marvel at Victorian buildings, unravel the past at the Folk Museum, where you can learn about Normal Nicholson. Also worth a visit is the 14th century remains of Millom Castle.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas