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Grass Guards House

Duddon Valley, Lake District

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
pets No Dogs
grade 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Exceptionally unique Lakeland home offering the ultimate in both peace and privacy
  • Remote location in the South Lakes with stunning valley views in all directions
  • A walkers paradise, ideal base for exploring this picturesque region with walks from the doorstop
Property code: 81264

With breathtaking views to the Coniston Fells and Harter Fell, perched high in the hills of the beautiful Duddon Valley, this property is truly is in a world of its own.

Located in a remote and tranquil spot between Coniston Water and Devoke Water, this cheerful, bright and cosy cottage offers delightful holiday accommodation for up to eight guests. This beautifully secluded cottage makes a fabulous base for exploring the southern part of the Lake District. Set in a serene location in the Duddon Valley, it’s a traditional cottage and offers spectacular views over the surrounding fells. Retaining many original features, including exposed ceiling beams, a roaring wood burner set in an inglenook and exposed stone walls, this warm and welcoming cottage is perfect for discovering the Coniston Valley, the Langdale Valley and the Furness Peninsula.

Entering this friendly, bright and relaxing cottage, you will find the light and spacious lounge which makes a fantastic spot for unwinding in front of the Smart TV and warming wood burner at the end of a lovely day. The dining room provides the ideal space for gathering together to plan the day’s activities or share a favourite family meal which you can enjoy cooking in the fully equipped kitchen. The cottage has four elegantly decorated bedrooms, several with original exposed beams adding to their friendly character. On the ground floor, an en-suite double offers views over to Coniston Fells, while the king-size zip-and-link has a beautiful feature stone wall, bathroom access and a door to the garden. Upstairs, you can choose from a south-facing double bedroom and the second king-size zip-and-link, as well as a stylish family bathroom. Outside, there’s a charming patio area so you can sit with a glass of wine in the evening, admire the views and spot the local wildlife. The large garden features a variety of mature trees and shrubs and plenty of space for children to play.

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  • 4 bedrooms - 2 king-size zip-and-link (both can be made into can be twin beds upon request, please make request at time of booking) and 2 doubles
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC, 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, and dishwasher
  • Utility room with fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Patio and garden area with seating
  • Pub 1.5 miles and shop 8.5 miles
  • Please note, the forestry track to the property is approx. 1.5 miles and is not suitable for sports cars - there is also a small ford to drive over
  • Internet is off a satellite and is not suitable for downloading, only browsing
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The beautiful Dunnerdale Valley is perfect for exploring Coniston Water (12 miles) and the Langdale Pikes (12.5 miles). The River Duddon is known for its salmon, and there are some wonderful spots for walking including the Grass Guards Estate and Devoke Water (6 miles). Local landmarks and attractions include the Stanley Ghyll Waterfall (6.5 miles), Whitfell (3.5 miles), The Old Man of Coniston (13.5 miles) and the Swinside Stone Circle (9 miles). You can also take a steam train trip through the region on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. To the south, the historic market town of Broughton-in-Furness (6.5 miles) has some great shops and a pub, or you could head to the thriving village of Coniston (12.5 miles). Also nearby are the bustling coastal village of Ravenglass (12.5 miles), the valley of Eskdale (10.5 miles) and Wast Water (15 miles).

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Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Darren 11th August 2023

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Reviewed by Neil 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Mohammad 5th May 2023

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Perfect!

Reviewed by Douglas 21st October 2022

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Great cottage, we had a fantastic time - phenomenal walks and awesome scenery. Plenty to do and see and given the cottage is located where it is, it was lovely and quiet, great to get away from all of the normal hustle and bustle.

Reviewed by Alison 5th August 2022

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Please see above. I cannot fault the house at all. Done beautifully and so comfortable. Plenty of bathrooms and toilets. It was just very hard to find and quite far from anywhere. I organized a lot before we left. Which Im pleased about because I wouldnt have been able to use the internet whilst there. Some scary roads. A map would have been usefulRead more. My walking app didnt work as no gps so I was too nervous to go for a walk Incase we got lost. Going in the river was lovely. Hide

Reviewed by Liz 8th July 2022

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Lovely spacious cottage, very well equipped to a high standard. Fabulous location with lots of walks from the doorstep. Amazing views from the top of Harter Fell. It is remote though and a bit of a drive to anywhere, so be prepared.

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LOCATION

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