Cottage rentals in Broughton in Furness, Cumbria, England

Rent a country cottage or self-catering apartment in or near Broughton in Furness to be in the best place to enjoy the highlights of the Lake District.

Information on Cottage Holidays in Broughton in Furness


This small market town in the Furness area of Cumbria has good independent shops and is a good base to explore Coniston and other destinations in the scenic Lake District. The nearest railway station is at Foxfield, which is around two miles away. Broughton is situated on the estuary of the River Duddon and the Duddon valley is a popular place for hill walkers, including those wanting to ascend The Old Man of Coniston and Harter Fell. For families wanting a more leisurely walk, there are plenty of opportunities, including Beacon Fell and Beacon Tarn. Several woodland and riverside walks will provide everyone with fresh air and exercise. Cyclists and mountain bikers also have several routes around the fells to follow and canoeists cite the River Duddon as an exciting and challenging place to indulge their sport.

If you want to get out on the water for a family outing, there are various boat cruises available on Lake Coniston. This can be combined with a walk round the shore of the lake. A regular service, taking about 50 minutes, goes to Brantwood, an excellent country house with gardens that was the former home of the art critic and philanthropist, John Ruskin. Many people enjoy cruising on a timber boat on the water in the traditional way.

Broughton’s Georgian market square is of historic interest, with its obelisk erected to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of King George III in 1810. It has been a market town since Elizabethan times and two old fish slabs made from slate from which fish used to be sold are still in evidence. On the first day of August each year, the townspeople witness an old tradition when a proclamation is read out on the steps of the obelisk, stating that no one should short change their customers and everyone must keep the Queen’s peace. The old stocks in the square are a reminder of the consequences of not following these rules! St. Mary’s Church, constructed in Saxon times, is thought to be the town’s oldest building.

Iron ore mining was an important industry in the local area and visitors can learn all about it at the nearby Duddon Ironworks, a blast furnace fired by charcoal. Closed since 1866, it’s now a fascinating visitor attraction.

Broughton in Furness is an ideal location, whether your interests run to outdoor pursuits, history or simply relaxing in your comfortable Cumbrian country cottage holiday home with a good supper and a cheery fire.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Broughton near Furness, Cumbria, England:

Longtail Loft, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Detached Cabin, Lake District National Park.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Sleeps 2 retreat in the Lake District with stylish interior and a private warm bubbly spa hot tub, just a walk away from Bowness Village and beautiful Lake Windermere.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £595


Special Offer: from 14 December to 20 December 19
Late availability: from 20 December to 20 February 20

Woodend Schoolhouse, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, North England.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3
3 star

Glorious stone-built cottage standing on its own in the Lake District National Park with spectacular views across the surrounding countryside, recently refurbished and offering comfortable character accommodation with special touches such as a wrought iron style four poster bed, this is a great place to stay for two people on a romantic break.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £400


Late availability: from 22 December to 28 December 19

Longtail Lodge, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Lodge, Lake District National Park.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Stylish and unique one bedroom holiday lodge with garden views, superb balcony area and private hot tub, within walking distance of Bowness on Windermere close to the heart of the Lake District National Park, ideal for romantic breaks.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £795


Special Offer: from 16 December to 18 December 19
Late availability: from 14 December to 11 January 20

Woodend Bothy, Ulpha, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Situated in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria on a large farm estate, this unique stone-built cottage for two is comfortably furnished with a traditional and cosy feel and has a wood burning stove and lovely enclosed garden with the use of a neighbouring field.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £400


Late availability: from 22 December to 28 December 19

Eskmeals House, Lake District, Ravenglass, Cumbria, England

9 bedroom Georgian Manor House, Lake District.

sleeps 6 - 21 guests
6 - 21
9 bedrooms
9
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

A beautiful country holiday home, set within 7 acres of gardens close to Ravenglass in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1250


Special Offer: from 10 January to 13 January 20
Late availability: from 10 January to 13 January 20

We have no cottages within Broughton in Furness itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Broughton in Furness. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England