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Beautiful, spacious cottage in stunning location, wifi, Sky, enclosed garden

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

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

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.


Ulpha Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • If you bring pet, do not allow them on the furniture or upstairs. Thank you.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • En-suite bathroom with bath and shower over, wc Family bathroom with bath and shower over, wc Downstairs shower room with wc
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms) plus cot Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed and cot, en-suite Bedroom 2 with double bed Bedroom 3 with twin brass bedsteads Bedroom 4 with twin brass bedsteads Bedroom 5 (Ground Floor) with single bed, by shower room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes on accommodation: The property has full central heating as well as the log-burning stove. Outside is a walled garden so is great for children and pets. There is a small shed behind the house where bikes can be stored. Outside: There is a private, walled garden around the property, with lawns and a patio to the front with garden furniture for nine, and a gravelled area with rotary washing line and shed behind. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels are provided and the property given a comprehensive clean after each let. Other: Downstairs single bedroom and shower room next to it, ideal for an elderly guest.


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Beautiful, spacious cottage in stunning location, wifi, Sky, enclosed garden
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 20 reviews

Fantastic time,peacefull and the Log Fire made it special at this time of year.

  • 4 of 5

We had a really great time,the Log Fire at this time of year really made it special and the Property was exactly as described in the description. Owner really great helped us get some more Logs when the original supply ran out.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Graham We're absolutely delighted you had such a lovely Christmas at Oakbank Cottage and thank you so much for letting us know. We love old-fashioned Christmases with a log fire and real Christmas tree and always try to get the same atmosphere at the cottage as we have at home. I hope you'll visit another time - maybe come in the Spring when there are lambs in the Duddon Valley! Thanks again.
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Lovely cottage, great location and well equiped

  • 5 of 5

This is an exceptional spacious cottage with a very equipped kitchen. The living areas are very comfortable and, you can have a fire which makes it feel very homely. The cottage is clean and, nicely decorated. It is well located for starting walks, but if you could pick the cottage up and, move to abit nearer a pub, that would be perfect! We would also recommend The Black Cock Inn in Broughton in Furness for excellent food and beer. Thank you Candy we had a lovely weekend.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Christmas in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous cottage in a stunning location. Great space (7 adults, 2 kids and 2 dogs), warm and cosy (beautiful log burner for those cold nights), great location for seeing the Western Lakes and surrounding towns and a gorgeous touch.....a fully decorated tree when we arrived to bring our Christmas alive.

Hosts are easy to contact and very responsive, even personally coming over to the cottage to fix up a minor problem within an hour of a call

Very happy holidays! Thanks so much

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're absolutely delighted you had a lovely Christmas at Oakbank Cottage! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know - it's very much appreciated.
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A beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings

  • 5 of 5

An extremely well furnished cottage exactly as described. Very clean and comfortable - lovely bedding and very helpful owners. Did not want to leave!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well equipped cottage, fabulous area

  • 5 of 5

Family of 10+dog stayed here to celebrate an 80th birthday. It is a beautiful cottage,exactly like photos, and extremely well equipped. The downstairs bedroom/bathroom was perfect for mum, she really appreciated not having to climb stairs.

Gorgeous rugged location, perfect for long walks and river swimming. Lovely village of Broughton 10min drive away with cozy pubs serving great food and a fantastic butcher and bakers.

Extremely easy to book and Candy very helpful and quick to respond to our queries. would thoroughly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely cottage in quiet, beautiful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was ideal for our party. The quality of the furnishings was excellent and the kitchen was very well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brilliant! We're delighted you had such a great time at Oakbank Cottage. Thank you so much for this lovely review.
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Candy Goad
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'A really fabulous cottage in a beautiful location. Thanks!'

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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.

Further Details:

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $140.37

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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