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.
Accomodation Details Four bedrooms with TV: 2 x double, 1 x single, 1 x second floor twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Summer room.
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.
This is the first time we have ever rented a house but we would definitely consider doing it again.. Wonderful!
Mr Paice, September 2020
Slightly odd layout - living room was between kitchen and dining room.. Tv is one side of room and sofa the other with the kitchen door between so you’re constantly walking in front of tv viewers between kitchen and dining room. Only a small detail but irritating. The dining room would make a lovely lounge/sitting room if swapped around.
Mrs Davies, September 2020
The cottage was very comfortable and extremely clean with great kitchen utensils.. The utility room was a bonus after wet days walking. Having a tele in each room was outstanding, not that we had time to use them! Very well placed for the quieter part of the Lakes but also a good gateway to the whole national park. Nice touch of leaving welcome biscuits too. We walked all day and played games all evening. Just fantastic.
Mrs Harrison, August 2020
Lovely house in a good location.. We appreciated the measures put in place to minimise the Covid risk.
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.
Ms Pearce, July 2020
This property is situated in an excellent cumbrian village facilities are good several pubs , several cafes , petrol station and quality butchers
Close to Coniston and other well known walking areas
property very well equipt warm and comfortable..
Mr Appleton, October 2019
GOrse Bank is in such a good location if, like us, you don't want to get in the car every day.. An excellent grocer and baker are a short walk from the house with everything you need. There are also pubs serving food, including a Sunday roast at the Old Kings Head. Everyone was extremely friendly and that made the holiday even more special. On our last evening we went to the Blacksmiths Arms at Broughton Mills which is a really great family-run pub with an exciting menu of chef-cooked special meals. Such an authentic Lakeland atmosphere which was very special. We enjoyed some nice walks and touristy trips. The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway cannot be beaten for a lovely day out through wonderful scenery ending near Scafell with great walks before getting the train back. If you are interested in history don't miss Town End, a historic CUmberland farmhouse, but parking can be difficult there. Highlight - a trip on the steam gondola at Lake Coniston. Lovely holiday in an exceptionally good spacious yet cosy cottage.
Mrs Moulin, September 2019
We all had a super holiday, even though the weather wasn't perfect.. Would definitely recommend a stay at Gorse Bank. Thank you for your hospitality and the scones on arrival, a really lovely touch
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.
The acomadation was wonderful.. .a real home from home ...clean comfortable..well equipped.. excellent..6 of is enjoyed a fantastic week ..
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
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.
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)
Perfect location for travelling to many places of interest.. Also great place for walking from as well.
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
A lovely house in a very nice location. We were very comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
We would definitely return.
Mr Bishop, November 2016
A lovely house in a very nice location.. We were very comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
We would definitely return.
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.
Mrs Greatrex, October 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.
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 Roberts, February 2015
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.
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 Clare, November 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 Wooltorton, September 2013
The cottage was vey nice and very good location..
The cottage was vey nice and very good location.
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!
Mr Purcell, December 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!
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.
Dr Banerjee, December 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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