Situated down a quiet country lane in the heart of the idyllic & gracefully unassuming Duddon Valley lies Low Hollin Cottage. A traditional stone cottage complete with ivy clad walls and vibrant red front door, on first inspection the cottage appears to have emerged from a classic Lakeland tale. Standing alone with only a couple of properties nearby, Low Hollin is perfectly positioned so as not to be overlooked. Instead the cottage enjoys superb open views across the valley, where only the delightful chorus of birdsong and the occasional tractor engine murmuring in the distance can be heard.
Reputedly the house and its surroundings are said to be where Watership Down author Richard Adams drew his inspiration, and it's not hard to see why. Over the last 60 years the house has been predominantly used as a remote retreat for those looking for the unspoilt beauty of the Duddon valley.
Outdoor enthusiasts will find solace and delight here with a variety of walks and cycle routes available from the front door, including Harter Fell, Seathwaite Tarn, Caw Fell and the Coniston Fells beyond. Views come as standard and from the front door of the cottage guests can look towards Crinkle Crags and the Langdales beyond, with the High points of Scafell and Scafell pike Looming slightly to the left in the distance.
Situated in the village of Seathwaite, the local country pub, The Newfield Inn is only a short drive down the lane and the market town of Broughton-in-Furness with its amenities & road to Coniston is just 8 miles away.
In essence this beautiful & serene Lakeland home is perfect for couples, friends and families alike.
Entrance into slate tiled entrance hall with plentiful boot and coat storage. Off the entrance hall is a spacious and conveniently placed utility room with fridge, freezer, washer, dryer and abundant storage space. There's also a separate W.C. here.
The hall also opens up into the kitchen and dining room, with slate floors, beamed ceiling, Ironheart stove and antique furniture this is a room of great warmth and character.
The dining area can comfortably sit 6 and enjoys window seating, antique rug, valley views and a TV (should you ever get bored of the view).
The kitchen is modern is design, bright and open, overlooking the dining area thus making social cooking a possibility. Well-appointed with the latest mod cons the kitchen enjoys gas range cooker, dishwasher & microwave. There's also a whole host of cook books lining the shelves should you require inspiration.
From the kitchen, original stone steps wind up towards the living area, house bathroom and three stylish bedrooms. In keeping with the age of the cottage these steps are large, uneven and ever so quirky.
From the top of the stairs and through the first of many Suffolk latched doors guests have access to the first bedroom, a delightful double room, with inbuilt storage and views across the valley.
Moving onwards there's an open plan landing area which leads off to various rooms, here you will find a plethora of local walking books and guides.
The house shower room with shower, W,C & basin is bright and modern.
The master bedroom is reached just across the landing, a bright and spacious room it enjoys a king size bed, double bed settee, TV and dual aspects over the valley to the front and garden to the rear. There's also access to the garden and small patio area from here.
The third bedroom can be accessed from a narrow flight of wooden stairs, this snug bedroom, with twin futon bed is up in the eaves, and complete with in built stairgate makes the perfect den for adventurous children, up away from the adults below.
The living area is two steps down from the landing area, a welcoming room with comfortable seating, wood burning stove, dual aspect and TV/DVD. Complete with garden and fell views this beautifully presented room lends itself to cosy winter nights and lazy summer days. There's also access to the garden from here through the French doors.
Delightful enclosed private garden to rear of cottage, with patio, lawn and flowerbeds, and seating areas looking towards Caw Fell and the Coniston fells beyond. The perfect space to sit, drink in the scenery.
To the front of the cottage guests can make use of a perfectly positioned bench, the perfect place to sit and enjoy a morning coffee and watch the world pass by, completely undisturbed.
Heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi & Sky TV.
Please note: due to the rural nature of the property the broadband is provided by satellite broadband services. Whilst this provides ample data for web browsing and emailing, it is not unlimited therefore not suitable for streaming.
Carport and driveway parking for 2 cars.
Public Transport 8 miles
Pub 1 mile
Shop 4-8 miles
The majestic Duddon Valley is an explorer's paradise and the best part there's no crowds (shhh)! Walking, biking, swimming, it's all here.
The drive through the Duddon Valley and over the Wrynose Pass is certainly not to be missed during your time in the area, it offers amazing views across the southern Lake District from one of the most spectacular mountain roads in the UK.
From Seathwaite visitors can visit the Memorial Bridge and stepping stones near the Newfield Inn. Seathwaite Tarn also is nearby, where fly fishing is available with a permit available from the inn. The village of Ulpha and its riverside setting is a favourite amongst locals and visitors during the warmer months. Over 300m of grassy riverside allow those who visit a chance to picnic, relax and wild swim in the various pools and shallows of the river.
The largest town in the area, Broughton-in-Furness dates back to the 11th Century and is situated to the south west of the Coniston Fells making it a great base to explore some of the quieter and most beautiful parts of the Lake District. Just a couple of miles from the village is the small hamlet of Broughton Mills and the highly acclaimed Blacksmith's Inn that offers great local food and beer.
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About The Duddon Valley
The majestic Duddon Valley nearby is an explorer’s paradise and the best part there’s no crowds (shhh)! The drive through the Duddon Valley and over the Wrynose Pass is certainly not to be missed during your time in the area, it offers amazing views across the southern Lake District from one of the most spectacular mountain roads in the UK.