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

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The large, spacious oak-beamed sitting room has a log-burning stove and Sky TV
Oakbank has a walled garden, where you can sit and listen to the nearby waterfall!
Devoke Water, just a five minute drive from the cottage with a lovely walk to it from the fell road
1 of 21The large, spacious oak-beamed sitting room has a log-burning stove and Sky TV
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Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
9 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Oakbank Cottage is a beautifully-furnished and spacious Lakeland cottage, set in the Lake District's stunning Duddon Valley. There's a fabulous big kitchen-breakfast room with big glass patio doors onto a walled garden, where you can sit and listen to the rushing mountain stream and waterfall nearby. In addition to two double bedrooms (one en-suite) and two twins upstairs - with stunning brass beds - there is a single bedroom downstairs with shower/toilet next to it - so perfect for less mobile members of the family. A big, oak-beamed sitting room with loads of comfy sofas, books and games has a TV with the full Sky TV package. With its welcoming log-burning stove it's a terrific place to stay whatever the season - and there's free wifi for you as well as a house phone. (Please note that ...Oakbank Cottage is a beautifully-furnished and spacious Lakeland cottage, set in the Lake District's stunning Duddon Valley. There's a fabulous big kitchen-breakfast room with big glass patio doors onto a walled garden, where you can sit and listen to the rushing mountain stream and waterfall nearby. In addition to two double bedrooms (one en-suite) and two twins upstairs - with stunning brass beds - there is a single bedroom downstairs with shower/toilet next to it - so perfect for less mobile members of the family. A big, oak-beamed sitting room with loads of comfy sofas, books and games has a TV with the full Sky TV package. With its welcoming log-burning stove it's a terrific place to stay whatever the season - and there's free wifi for you as well as a house phone. (Please note that from April to end of October, Oakbank Cottage has a Saturday changeover and a 7 night minimum booking or price.) This lovely and very well equipped cottage offers the best of both worlds - set back from the road and wonderfully peaceful, there are loads of things to see and do nearby. You've got fantastic walks from the door - including a 10 minute stroll through stunning scenery to the little old Post Office and Stores in Ulpha. From day trips to sandy beaches to a little steam train ride to the coast, from riding beautiful Cumbrian heavy horses to taking a boat trip on nearby Coniston Water, it's a brilliant holiday base for the whole family. Lake District favourites like Beatrix Potter's Hilltop Farm and Ambleside are within easy reach, yet this part of the Lakes is a lot less crowded, and dramatically beautiful. Our guests love coming home to Oakbank from a great day out in the Lakes. Nearby Broughton-in-Furness is a lovely little market town with terrific food shops selling the best local produce, and there are some excellent local inns where you and the family can enjoy great meals together. For essentials there's the little Post Office & Stores a stroll away, but Tesco delivers to the cottage too.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Candy G
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2015
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Reviewed 19 August 2020

This place was just lovely, peaceful and away from everything. Lovely walks and the sound of the river rushing past at night was wonderful to send you off to sleep. Would fully recommend this place... :)

Date of stay: July 2020
1  Thank louloumchugh
Reviewed 30 December 2019

Oakbank is a lovely warm cottage and just perfect for a Christmas holiday, being decorated beautifully with a real Christmas tree, Christmas lights and other decorations. Despite the usual occasional Lake District downpours, the family and dogs enjoyed a fantastic week of walking and exploring...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Deirdre M
Reviewed 11 August 2019

A great house near lots of favourite Lake District spots such as Conniston, Ambleside and Scarfell Pike. Ulpha itself is quaint and scenic( once you've got over the shock of the narrow steep country lanes) and a trip to the post office is a must.....More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 9 July 2019

Had a fabulous weekend at Oakbank cottage with family, there was plenty of room for 8 of us and the house was so well equipped for larger groups, all the rooms were renovated beautifully and spotlessly clean. The location near the Duddon river was great,...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Elainecf2018
Maps524390, VR Owner at Beautiful, spacious cottage in stunning location, wifi, Sky, enclosed garden, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2019

Thanks so much for this lovely review - we're absolutely delighted you had a great time at Oakbank. You'll be welcome to come back any time!

Reviewed 24 May 2019

This peaceful cottage, set amid the stunning scenery of the beautiful Duddon Valley, fulfilled all our requirements. The rooms were spacious, comfortable , and well-equipped, and the cottage is set well away from the quiet road, up a private, gated drive. The pleasant garden is...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank CassWestYorkshire
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: October 2018
Maps524390, VR Owner at Beautiful, spacious cottage in stunning location, wifi, Sky, enclosed garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

We loved staying in Oakbank cottage. Everything we needed to make our stay just perfect. The Duddon Valley is beautiful and we had walks in the mountains and a day at the seaside at Silecroft.More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank EJB1559
Management response:Responded 22 May 2018

I'm so happy you had such a lovely break at Oakbank! Really great you had a day at the seaside too - it's a big plus of this part of the Lakes I think. A big thank you for taking the time to let us...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018

We stayed here for a number of weeks from January to April as we were working in the area. We were very impressed with the cottage. It was very spacious and was equipped with everything we needed during our stay, even the offer of logs...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Nicdemmel
Management response:Responded 14 April 2018

Hi Douglas! We're so happy you were able to make the cottage a real home from home while you were working in the area. You and your colleagues were great guests - thank you!

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: March 2018
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The cottage is dramatically placed in a lovely valley with some great walks in every direction. It was warm and comfortable with plenty of room for the three famlies sharing, including little ones. Would recommend the railway in Eskdale, "Laal Ratty" for any day out,...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank John E
Management response:Responded 30 August 2017

Thank you so much John - we're absolutely delighted you had a lovely stay. Hope to welcome you again before too long.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The Duddon Valley is one of the least crowded and most beautiful areas in Lake District. The Duddon River rushes through it, wide and shallow, with lovely old stone bridges across it and wide grassy areas that are perfect for picnics. The Lake District;s little Herdwick sheep graze in the valley and wander along the road. You are surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery with Lakeland farmhouses dotting the hillsides. It makes a brilliant base for a Lake District holiday as it feels remote and peaceful, yet there;s a little shop in the valley, the ancient little market town of Broughton-in-Furness a few miles away and plenty of atmospheric inns serving great food. The area is within easy reach of favourite Lake District attractions like Coniston, Beatrix Potte;s Hilltop Farm and the dramati...
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