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Gorse Bank
LA20 6EZ

Gorse Bank, Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 7

Pricing From: £358.00

This semi detached cottage is located in the village of Broughton-in-Furness and sleeps seven people in four bedrooms.

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.


Family stay
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.

A lovely house in a very nice location. We were very comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We would definitely return.
Mrs Greatrex

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 Roberts

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 Clare

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



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


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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

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Broughton-in-Furness, St Mary's Church - 0.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Duddon Iron Furnace - 1.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Swinside Stone Circle - 2.3 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Ulpha, St John's Church - 3.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Blawith, St John's Church - 4.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Millom Discovery Centre - 5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Millom, St George's Church - 5.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Hoad Monument - 7.2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Laurel and Hardy Museum - 7.3 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Brantwood - 7.5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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