Sykehouse Cottage

A beautiful C17th Holiday Cottage in the Lake District

Guests’ Comments

Here’s a selection from past Sykehouse Cottage guests which include recommendations of things to do as well as some lovely comments about the cottage itself …

“We have just returned from a long weekend at Sykehouse Cottage in Broughton in Furness. Such a beautiful cottage, we couldn’t fault a thing. Absolutely spotless with everything we could possibly need. Few minutes stroll to a few pubs and the grocers/butchers and bakery.” Lisa, November 2017

“We especially loved the fireplace, the conservatory and big kitchen and the home country feel to the place, the shower was incredible and reading the local history and that of the cottage.” Chris, August 2017

“The cottage was warm, cosy, perfect for a winter stay. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need. Beds were comfortable with good bedding.”  Mrs W, February 2015

“This was the nicest self catering place I’ve ever rented.  The cottage itself is a wonderful / tasteful renovation from the original 17th century building – all the original features are showcased beautifully but there’s plenty of space, as well as creature comforts such as underfloor heating in the kitchen, a roaring wood-burner In the living room, and a lovely double-glazed sun room. It’s also extremely well equipped – with plenty of all the little things one forgets like washing up liquid, bin bags, salt and pepper, kitchen roll and soap. Plus the thoughtful welcome pack of local goodies that greeted us when we arrived on a cold December evening.

Then there is Broughton itself which is the perfect place for a Lakes holiday. A pretty village complete with fantastic butcher and green grocer, award winning bakery and coffee shop, several pubs including the lovely Manor Arms, walks from the door, and views out over the sea as well as up to the fells. It’s two hours from Manchester and the gateway to one of the best kept secrets of The Lake District – the wonderful Duddon valley. Unchanged in hundreds of years with a beautiful river, wonderful low fells such as Stickle Pike for easy but spectacular walks all can manage, yet access to some of the higher peaks too such as Dow Crag (go via Goats Water to appreciate the crag wall) or Coniston old Man, Weatherlam, Caw, or even Crinkle Crags via the back door for more challenging days out. Then there is the coastline – marvellous isolated stretches full of oyster catchers, red shanks, egrets, even kingfishers. Or if stone circles are your thing, drive or walk up to Swinside one of the finest examples in Britain today set in beautiful scenery where you are unlikely to see another soul. Go to Broughton! And if you do, book this place to stay!”  Ms. S, January 2015

“Excellent property , well placed to explore the west and southern lakes. Situated on the edge of the village with a 2 minute walk to the centre. There are good pubs, food and beer of a very good standard and very well priced. There was a welcome basket on arrival that was brilliant and all items were sourced from local businesses. We would highly recommend this property and will stop there again.” Mr M, September 2014

The cottage was wonderful and they have pictures of before and after of the renovation which I thought was great. I also read the book the history of the cottage which was very interesting. I loved the original features light switches and beams were lovely, my husband however at 6 foot 1 inch kept banging his head which made our children laugh no end. I loved the garden and in the evening when the kids were worn out from sight seeing we had our bottle of wine, provided by the landlady and our steak provided by the wonderful butchers up the road, we sat in the conservatory or the garden, with its lovely slate and wild flowers adorning the stone built wall and chilled. We loved Broughton in Furness, quiet and friendly and our kids loved the park, the cottage was truly amazing. Also our landlady was very helpful and we could ask her anything, which makes it that a little bit more special service. Thank you we will be visiting this place in the future as a base.”  Wrexham, September 2013

“The cottage is beautiful and bigger than it looked. The people made us feel so welcome and the village itself must be the best kept secret in Cumbria. Great food, pubs, bakery and the butchers. We would recommend to anyone who enjoys getting away from it all. ”
Mrs M, Edinburgh, December 2012

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