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Blea Brows

Entering the courtyard!
4.5 of 5 stars
Very good
27 reviews
Entering the courtyard!
The new patio and garden furniture!
View from the landing
Double bedroom
Twin or double bedroom
Further twin or double
Sitting room
Sitting room - looking across to Brown Howe Cottage
Cosy woodburner!
Kitchen table
View across the courtyard
Down by the lake
Lake shore beach
The lake shore in winter.  Not much beach but plenty of snow!
View down the lake - Fairfield
Wildcat Island!
Blawith Common beach to walk to!
...and the same view in the snow!!
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Blea Brows enjoys a fantastic secluded setting in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons country! It is a fabulous cottage for couples, families or group holidays, and a safe location for children and pets as it is set in the grounds of the big house, Brown Howe. It enjoys private lake access (with three other properties), just a few minutes stroll away, ideal for boating, picnics and exploring. Wild Cat island is within reach by boat, and the beautiful Blawith common is just down the road - ideal for exploring and with more lovely beaches to discover! From here you can also enjoy amazing views up the lake towards Coniston, with the well-walked Fairfield Horseshoe in view.
It is a cosy, comfortable detached cottage with woodburner, and well equipped for holiday living! It enjoys thermostatically contr...
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About the owner, Philip O
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 65 %
Response Time: Within a day
Listed since : Aug 2012
Overall rating: 4.0 / 5.0
Based on 27 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL251205 by: Holiday Lettings
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4.5 of 5 stars Very good - based on 27 reviews
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Lydia G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This is a lovely little cottage that has everything needed for a comfortable stay. It's all well organised and equipped. It's also very well placed for coniston and other sites around the southern Lake District whilst remaining quiet and secluded from the main crowded touristy areas! The cottage is excellent for children with the access to the woods and lake,... more

Management response:

What great taste your son has! Thank you so much for your lovely review. Yes it is a great place for children, particularly as it is so secluded. We're both delighted that you had such a good time. I know that our kids still love it and they're in their twenties! Phil and Kate Okeden more

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had a simply wonderful time staying at beautiful Blea Brows cottage. It was comfortable and cosy, with everything we needed to give us a great base from which to explore the surrounding countryside. The private access to the lake was a real bonus, as we were able to relax in stunning surroundings without going too far afield when our... more

Management response:

Thank you so much for that lovely review. It's always a pleasure when other people enjoy it as much as we do. We're delighted that you had such a good time. Phil and Kate Okeden more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

It was lovely to be back at Blea Brows after a gap of over ten years. The cottage is now much improved with very comfortable beds. Although initially booked for just the two of us, different members of the family joined us at different times, all eager to sample Blea Brows again. We hope to visit again in the near... more

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So lovely to have you back again to stay! Glad you enjoyed the improvements. Regards, Phil and Kate Okeden more

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  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
Additional amenities & feature info
General Facilities: Woodburner, DVD player, Ipod dock,
General: thermostatic controlled central heating, CD player, TV
Standard: Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities: Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge-freezer, Washing dryer
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms (one with en-suite).
Bathrooms: There are 3 loos to allow for relaxed family bath times! 1 family bathroom with shower, 1 ensuite with shower and downstairs cloakroom with loo.
Lobby outside kitchen door for storage of boots, outdoor gear etc. Cloakroom and hall also provide extra storage areas.
Sleeping arrangements: 1 Double and 4 Singles, or 2 Doubles and 2 Singles, or 3 Doubles. Please advise as to your preference. Dining seating for 6, also seating in the kitchen, sitting room seating for 6.
Other: Linen provided, but PL...
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Sep 25, 2015 -
Oct 22, 2015
Week 39 - 42
3 nights
Oct 23, 2015 -
Oct 29, 2015
Week 43 Autumn Break
7 nights -- --
Oct 30, 2015 -
Dec 19, 2015
Week 44 - 50
3 nights
Dec 20, 2015 -
Jan 3, 2016
Week 51 - 52 Christmas Holidays
7 nights -- --
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Pets: $30 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights

NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.

Price includes: central heating, electric, linen, cot and high chair (if needed). A starter pack of fuel for the stove is left for your use. More may be purchased locally as and when required.
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Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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