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Gorse Bank Family Cottage in Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria

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sleeps 7
4 rooms
2 bathrooms

Gorse Bank Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Gorse Bank is a semi detached cottage close to the centre of the Lake District village of Broughton-in-Furness, just six miles from Coniston Water. The cottage has two double bedrooms, one twin room, one single room and two family shower rooms, making it suitable for seven people. The cottage also contains an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with woodburner as well as a summer room. Outside the cottage is off road parking for one car and a lawned garden with outdoor furniture. Set in a peaceful part of the Lake District, Gorse Bank is a wonderful family cottage for a year round holiday.

Area
Broughton-in-Furness is situated in the south of the Lake District, six miles from Coniston Water. The village has a square which is enclosed by shops, pubs and homes.

Region
Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Amenities
Gas central heating with woodburning stove. Gas oven, 7-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge,freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 5 x TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent, extra fuel for stove can be arranged with owner. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 1 car, additional roadside parking available. Lawned garden to rear with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 2 mins walk. Note: Access to lawned garden is via approx 5 ascending steps.

Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Reviews

happy_jo5
February 2020
My family stayed here for 3 nights and we all enjoyed our stay. We were asked if we would like the beds making up before arrival which we thought was a bit strange as this is something you would expect to be done for you anyway. The lady we had to contact for access details was a little abrupt on the phone, so we weren't sure what to expect. On arrival we were pleasantly surprised, however the driveway is quite steep so would recommend parking on the road, plus it is meant to be a shared drive. Not sure why though as the house next door is "a work in progress." A bit of an eyesore to be quite honest, a new build that has been squeezed in the corner and failed to be finished off for some reason. The property is in a quiet little village with a few little local amenities such as a post office, butchers, cafe, small petrol station and 3 pubs. The house is fairly large, however there is not enough seating in the living room for the amount people it sleeps. We found the information booklet provided by owner had quite a few rules in it. Some of which we thought were a little abrupt, as they were written in CAPITAL LETTERS. It also states that you must strip all of your beds on the day of departure which we have never had to do anywhere else we have stayed. Check out time is 10am which is a little unfair considering you can not check in until 3pm on the day of arrival. An extra hour would make all the difference, especially if you have young children and beds to strip before leaving The bathroom fan Is very noisy and hopfully with get fixed. A nice touch is the board games for children.
Mr Wayne-morris
April 2019
This holiday cottage was a total pleasure from the moment we contacted the owner about accessing keys, throughout the whole week we wanted for nothing and when it came time to leave we were all wanting to return in the future.. The house was very comfortable, was well equipped and located perfectly to access the beauty of Coniston and Windermere. We would recommend without reservation this lovely house for large families.
Mrs Bailitis
September 2018
The acomadation was wonderful.. .a real home from home ...clean comfortable..well equipped.. excellent..6 of is enjoyed a fantastic week ..
Mrs Capp
July 2018
Considering the number of occupants in the cottage the seating arrangements could have been greater.. The cottage was very well equipped and central to the local amenities, good pub, bakery & butchers nearby. On the whole everyone enjoyed their stay here and would stay here again
Mrs Childs
May 2018
The cottage was excellent.. Plenty of room, very well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, and a lovely garden to enjoy. We had a very relaxing week.
Ms Wright
April 2018
We had a super week at this lovely property.. It was clean, spacious and comfortable and had one of the most well-provisioned kitchens I’ve come across in many years of renting holiday cottages. We loved the garden too and patio area which was super for an outside meal or drink although people with very young children will need to be aware of the steep and uneven stone steps up to the lawn. The cottage is well located. There were seven of us plus baby in the party (one of the seven was a two year old) and our one frustration was that there wasn’t quite enough ‘comfy’ seating to accommodate all of us in the living room of an evening. Parties of six/seven might want to be aware of that. (Luckily we didn’t want to all spend every evening in so most nights it wasn’t a problem)
Mrs Hains
August 2017
Perfect location for travelling to many places of interest.. Also great place for walking from as well.
Mr Bishop
November 2016
Good property, but downstairs wet room didn't slope enough down to drain so most .... Good property, but downstairs wet room didn't slope enough down to drain so most of the floor got wet when using it, but shower itself was good
Mrs Greatrex
October 2015
A lovely house in a very nice location. We were very comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We would definitely return.
Mr Roberts
February 2015
A very well positioned cottage - only literally round the corner from the local pubs and shops. The perfect base for a long weekend exploring the Lake District.
Mr Clare
November 2013
Gorse Bank is a good centre for exploring the south west Lake District. It was close to the village and there were two very good pubs. We enjoyed exploring Walney Island and Millom - places we probably wouldn't have visited unless staying at Gorse Bank.
Mr Wooltorton
October 2013
Accommodation was spacious (for 4) and comfortable. The house was warm and cosy. Broughton is a good location for visiting the Lakes, plenty of facilities but far enough away from the tourist hot-spots and with fairly good access to most areas.
Mr Purcell
December 2012
The cottage was vey nice and very good location.
Dr Banerjee
January 2012
The house was very well equipped and close to some nice pubs and basic amenities which meant that despite New Year's weekend, we could easily get some bits and pieces we needed. Also the scenic beauties were only some 20 miles away from the cottage. The fireworks display at the town square was absolutely wonderful!
Mrs Dixon
August 2011
Had a wonderful time. Cottage was excellent. Everything we needed was there and some things we did not expect. Owners very thoughtful people. We hope to go back another time.
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