Oakbank Cottage provides stylish, spacious and supremely comfortable family accommodation in the dramatically beautiful Duddon Valley with the sound of a rushing mountain stream nearby. Set back from the little valley road in an enclosed garden, there's a lovely and handy old post office & stores a delightful stroll away. Plus it's an easy drive to Lakeland's favourite attractions and to vast, sandy beaches. The attractive little town of Broughton-in-Furness is just 10 minutes away, with two terrific food shops offering the finest local produce and a baker selling home-made bread and cakes. You'll also find several old inns nearby for excellent meals out. There's loads for all the family to see and do in the area, from golf and canoeing to an owl sanctuary, Cumbrian Heavy Horses Centre and La'al Ratty - a little single gauge steam train ride to the coast. You're in the heart of the mountains here, with wonderful walks from the door, and it's great for mountain biking. Relax in the oak-beamed sitting room and enjoy roaring log fires, comfy sofas and piles of books and games, or chill out and watch Sky TV and DVDs. Wifi makes sure that teenagers are happy too! The stunning and very well equipped kitchen-breakfast room opens onto a walled garden, where you can sit with a glass of wine and listen to the nearby waterfall and mountain beck.
Cottage in Ulpha, Nr. Broughton-in-Furness, The Lake District - Full Sky Package, Phone And WiFi, Bedlinen And Towels, Cot And High Chair - No Charge
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 12, 2018
About Candy Goad
We're Candy and Andrew Goad - and we're lucky enough to live in the Lake District, waking up every day to the sight of mountains and rushing rivers, and the sounds of skylarks and sheep. I was a creative director in a previous existence and love designing the ultimate holiday cottage - warm, welcoming, stylish - and a real home from home. Andrew loves doing up old houses and bringing them back to life. So he maintains the properties (and is on call if you need any help!) while I organise the bookings and make sure each of our two cottages is as gorgeous as it can be.
Candy Goad purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Candy Goad chose Ulpha
There are few more beautiful locations than the Duddon Valley, one of Wordsworth favourite places. We love it too - because it's far less crowded than other parts of the Lakes but is quintessential Lakeland. If you want to see the most popular attractions they're all accessible, but you can come home to total tranquility.
What makes this Cottage unique
Oakbank Cottage is a just a few feet away from a rushing mountain river in this stunning location, with lovely walks from the door - including a handy ten minute stroll to the little post office and stores in Ulpha! This is a special cottage, very well equipped, beautifully furnished and really, really comfortable. Everyone finds they relax completely when they're here - and that it makes a great base for a family holiday in the Lakes.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We had a lovely stay in Ulpha visiting most of the lakes and exploring the country side. A lovely get away for us all. The cottage was comfortable, you need to take the basics like tea coffee etc, it was further away from the main local amenities than I had realized but we all had a good time. A post office/convenience store was just down the road.
Thanks a lot for your review - we're so happy you had a lovely stay at Oakbank Cottage and managed to see so much of the Lakes! The Duddon Valley is a beautiful area, and the cottage does feel very much 'away from it all'. So it is really handy to have the little post office and stores within walking distance. I hope you found our little local town of Broughton-in-Furness too - it's got some brilliant food shops selling the best of local produce and is only 15 minutes away by car. Thanks again for taking the trouble to write a review Sandy!
Lovely cottage, everything we needed!
Plenty of space for us all and very comfortable, when we ran out of water (as did most of the area) James was so helpful to get it going again and get the supply going!
Idilic location, beautiful valley....
Quite remote, in the quieter area of The Lakes. Enjoyed going to the coast and wandering the Haverigg headland! Great day!
The house was comfortable, clean and everything worked well! Lovely showers, kitchen etc. It was great the garden being enclosed for the dogs.
Thanks so much for a great stay x
Really delighted you had a great stay at Oakbank Cottage! I'm always happy when our guests discover the wonderful coast as well as the traditional Lakeland scenery. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review.
Spacious cottage in Ulpha
We had a lovely time in this very spacious property. Well equipped kitchen. Comfy front room. Showers worked well. There was a bit of a water shortage due to the springs not being filled with rain although we were not affected - we were just more frugal with it than usual.
Spacious comfortable cottage
This cottage was lovely for a large family or party. It had a lovely garden to sit out in and listen to the quiet with just singing birds. The walks around the property are amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring the Lake District. We loved Muncaster Castle with its falconry display and wonderful child-friendly gardens, and we enjoyed the peaceful village of Cartmel which although was small, had the Cartmel Priory Church which was really good to see, and some really gorgeous shops, cafe's, pubs, restaurants and delicatessens.
Very relaxing stay
We had a lovely long weekend stay at the cottage, it had everything we needed and was very clean and cosy. Beautiful surroundings, the river just outside was very lovely to hear, it made us feel very chilled. Thanks Candy :)
Really happy to hear how much you enjoyed your weekend and absolutely delighted you were able to snuggle in and chill out at the cottage! Thanks so much for letting us know.
There are beautiful, vast, sandy beaches around 30 - 40 minutes drive away at Silecroft and St Bees, which has a beach cafe.
The nearest airports are Liverpool and Manchester, approximately 2 hours drive away. A car is essential.
The nearest stations are Ulverston, 30 minutes away, and Oxenholme, the Lake District, about an hour's drive but with an excellent, fast service to London.
There is a post office and stores selling newspapers and basics about 10 minutes walk (with fantastic scenery!) from the cottage. Broughton-in-Furness is a very attractive little market town about 10 minutes drive away, with an excellent butcher/delicatessen, greengrocer/grocer and a very good home-made bread/cakes shop which is also a cafe. There is a bank too, as well as a couple of good pubs. Tesco deliver to the cottage too!
There are several old inns within 10 minutes drive serving very good food.
Additional information about rental rates
Just to be clear, we ask for a ONE THIRD deposit to confirm the booking, not 50% as shown above, with the balance payable not later than six weeks before your break. A refundable damages deposit of £100 is also required. All payments to be by bank transfer to a designated account, or by Paypal. With Paypal payments there is a 3.4% surcharge to cover Paypal fees. Pets are welcome with a small one off charge of £15 per pet. Logs and kindling available to buy on request.