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Blea Brows

Entering the courtyard!
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Very good
38 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
Coniston, Duddon Valley, Lake District, Cumbria, England
NOW with wifi (although not super fast)! 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 (along a woodland path, which may be muddy when wet!), and is 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 woodburne... Read more
About the Owner, Philip O
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2012
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 38 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL251205 by: Holiday Lettings
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4.5 of 5 bubbles Very good - based on 38 reviews
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Arc M
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

From the moment you arrive, you are overwhelmed with the sense of being in the heart of the forest, surrounded by large pines and oaks and an abundance of local wildlife. From tooting owls to hoot you to sleep, the cries of the birds of prey looking for breakfast you are always reminded that this is their domain and you...

Management response:

Thanks guys for the lovely review! Yes, it is really quiet except for the abundant birdlife - including the 'mewling' and 'hooting' of resident buzzards and owls! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry about the 'upload' speeds - that's the bane of deep rural life - hopefully super fast broadband will make its way there eventually! As regards the phone...


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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We loved our stay and loved how quant everything was. This cottage was perfect for our stay. My son stayed in his own room and his cousin in his. Everything worked perfect from appliances to the grill. Shopping for food is a few miles away so stock up. We highly recommend it.

Management response:

What a lovely review - thanks very much. I'm glad your son and his cousin were able to enjoy their own rooms - a great bonus - and one that our children enjoyed too. We will definitely include shopping top tips in our details so people know where the nearest supermarkets are - thanks for that. Thanks again. Regards, Phil...


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Joanne El...
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This cottage was exactly as advertised. Yes it is overlooked, but it is just as much fun sitting in the window watching guests to the other cottages come and go! The cottage was clean and comfortable, and was situated in a great location. Parking a few minutes up the main road, you can access footpath walking alongside the lake right...

Management response:

Thanks for your lovely review! We're very glad you enjoyed your stay. I think you may be the first to enjoy guest watching - it is overlooked, but as everyone is on holiday, it's not usually a problem! Glad you were able to enjoy some walks with ice creams - I think you had the best of the weather! You...


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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
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Kid Friendly:
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 PLEASE NOT... more
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
Oct 28, 2016 -
Dec 19, 2016
Week 44 - 50
3 nights
Dec 22, 2016 -
Jan 4, 2017
Christmas Break
7 nights -- --
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.
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, bed linen (no towels - sorry), 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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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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