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Tarn Foot Cottage | Duddon Valley

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Visit England 4 Star

Dating back to the 1700s, this comfortable well equipped detached stone built cottage has been completely renovated & refurbished by The National Trust and its managers, who live nearby.

It is set in the heart of a beautiful mountain valley at Tongue House Farm amongst crags & streams, very quiet & unspoilt with fascinating walks both high & low in all directions.

At the foot of the beck from nearby Seathwaite Tarn, 'Tarn Foot' is also the breed name of the famous family of award winning Lakeland Fell Ponies bred by the previous tenants, which are still winning prizes at local shows.

A delightful cottage perfect for couples and those wishing to switch off from everyday life and soak up the views. Note this also includes limited wifi.

Ground floor
Entrance into open plan living area, warm and inviting the sitting/dining area enjoys comfortable seating, log burning stove, TV, DVD & CD player and exposed oak beams. The perfect place to relax after a day exploring the local area. The small kitchen is adequate for two and benefits from electric oven, hob, fridge, microwave & dishwasher.

First floor
Upstairs there's the cosy cottage bedroom and bathroom.

Bedroom 1 - double sleigh bed & single sleigh bed with an unusual vaulted ceiling & exposed beams.
Bathroom with bath shower & WC plus conveniently placed washer/dryer.

There are two secluded and enclosed areas with trees & shrubs, garden furniture & barbecue. The perfect place to while away a lazy summer's eve, glass of wine in hand whilst watching the sun set over the valley.

Facilities included
Limited wi-fi (due to rural location), full oil fired central heating, initial logs for the fire, bed linen and towels.

Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.

Parking for several cars.

Property Notes
The cottage is on a private water supply.

Public Transport 8 miles
Pub 1.5 miles
Shop 4-8 miles

Cottage Postcode
LA20 6EE

Accessibility Guide

Local Attractions
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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On Friday, 12 Nov 2021
Very quaint cottage almost at the head of the Duddon Valley. Very clean and tidy. Quiet location, yet a good base from which to explore the county.
On Friday, 22 Oct 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tarn Foot Cottage. Roomy, cosy and well appointed. The owner was friendly and helpful. We would definitely return.
On Friday, 06 Aug 2021
Very happy with our stay. The cottage is in a very picturesque area and we enjoyed going out for walks in the surrounding hillsides. The owner was very welcoming and a pleasure to talk to about the surrounding area plus sheep farming in the hills.
On Saturday, 19 Jun 2021
We really enjoyed our break here. The location is lovely, perfect for us as we like remote and isolated. The farmer owner really enhanced our stay, he was very friendly and helpful and happy to share his obvious pleasure in his farm by answering my endless questions!
On Friday, 18 Sep 2020
A lovely cottage in quiet surroundings. Well equipped and suited to dog walking couple, happy to be off the beaten track.
On Friday, 14 Aug 2020
An isolated cottage on a working farm in a wonderful part of the Lakes. A special thanks to the owners for their help and kindness. Many thanks.
On Thursday, 31 May 2018
Tarn foot cottage is a gem and the most delightful place to stay. The road in is awesome, (please bring supplies it's very remote).We were so happy with this place, the sounds of the working farm are a joy but not intrusive, wildlife in abundance, my camera is worn out, but it's also so quiet and peaceful. Through the week we basically had the farm to ourselves. Walks are amazing from every direction. Our ageing German Shepherd Ozzy was in his element. We came here to give him a fantastic holiday and he did, as did we too. We are definitely coming back. The owners of the farm were more than helpful and very friendly lovely couple. The cottage is so full of character, I could go on for ever about this wonderful place. Please come and find out for yourselves it's such a fantastic place, its perfection. I'm missing it so much.
On Friday, 30 Sep 2016
We stayed at Tarn Foot Cottage on a working farm at the head of the Duddon Valley. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we could possible need. The enclosed area round the cottage was ideal as we have two dogs and could happily let them wander in and out without worrying that they would escape. The views of the surrounding area are stunning and there are some excellent walks from the front door. I would certainly recommend this cottage.
On Tuesday, 31 May 2016
This place is fantastic. If you want to escape the whole world then come here. Will we be back? Yep. We are actually still here as I type this review, so you know the wifi works. Two regrets, first we have to leave a day early due to some family news, second central heating works so good we didn't get to fire up the log burner. Everything works well. It is out of the way so it means country roads for at least 6 miles to get to it. Punch in postcode on sat Nav and it will take you straight to the farm. It is a working farm so if you don't like the sound of cows or bleating lambs (who wouldn't my wife had to pick one up to move it off the lane, bless) then this is maybe not for you. We have two dogs and you will have a secure yard both front and back of the cottage. Room to easily park two estate cars. 10 out of 10.
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