Situated in the Lickle Valley, Mill Barn is located down a quiet country lane within the small hamlet of Broughton Mills. A charming little bolt hole lovingly cared for.
The beauty for anyone visiting is that the barn really does enjoy the best of both worlds. A traditional cottage in an idyllic location, combined with the proximity of all local amenities. The Blacksmiths Arms a quintessential Lakeland pub is a mere 150 yards from the front door and the awe-inspiring Lakeland valleys and villages are just a short car/bike ride away.
Mill Barn is the perfect base for couples wishing to explore the surrounding area or simply switch off.
Larger group? Great news, groups of up to 8 people can also hire Mill Cottage, which sleeps 6 is situated just across the yard from Mill Barn.
Entrance into the light and airy hall come utility offering plenty of space for outdoor gear and a place for canine companions to rest their heads.
Turn right and step into the spacious bedroom with king size bed and views across to the fells.
To the left you will find the kitchen, a well-appointed room which enjoys gas hob, electric oven and grill, fridge/freezer.
Beyond the entrance hall is the house bathroom with shower over bath and w.c with a washing machine cleverly tucked away under the stairs.
Heading back through the kitchen guests enter the charming sitting room which is full of character - beamed ceiling, stone feature wall with wood burning multi fuel stove, stone flooring covered with rugs, plenty of comfortable seating & dining table. Curl up with a good book or settle down for the evening in front of the TV. For the super adventurous there's also a feature rock climbing wall, however this is merely for aesthetical purposes.
Stairs lead up to a small snug area with low beamed ceiling. A great space to get lost in a great book/plan a great walk!
Small grassed area with seating and shrubs.
Many great walks from the door including the famous Dunnerdale horseshoe. In the nearby Duddon Valley there are many rock climbs and bridleways for bike rides linking both valleys.
Clean bikes can be stored in the cottage utility, and there is an outside tap available to wash bikes and boots off.
Blacksmiths Inn just 150 yards up the road.
Bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi, electricity, gas, air sourced heating & initial logs & coal for the multi fuel stove.
Private water supply, filtered and U.V treated.
Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.
Parking for 1 car immediately outside in marked space.
Public Transport 1 mile
Pub 150 yards
Shop 1 mile yards
Broughton-in-Furness and the surrounding valleys are beautiful and tranquil areas well worth visiting and exploring. The landscapes here have changed little over time, with farming and forestry still very much in evidence. In springtime the nearby woods that dot the landscape are carpeted with wild garlic and scented bluebells, and away from the noise of the traffic the wildlife and bird song can be truly appreciated. The area also benefits from very little light pollution, so offers perfect star gazing opportunities. Spend your days exploring the beauty of the local area and your nights admiring the heavens above.
The area is very popular with walkers and cyclists of all abilities who enjoy escaping the central Lakes crowds. Peaks such as the Old Man of Coniston, Caw Fell and Greyfriar can all be accessed from the area. Should you be looking for something a little less challenging then the idyllic Lickle Valley, the Dunnerdale Fells and Beacon Tarn are all popular walking spots along with Broughton Moor Forest which is perfect for 'walkies' with furry friends.
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 Broughton-in-Furness, Broughton Mills
Broughton-in-Furness and the surrounding valleys are beautiful and tranquil areas well worth visiting and exploring. The landscapes here have changed little over time, with farming and forestry still very much in evidence. In springtime the nearby woods that dot the landscape are carpeted with wild garlic and scented bluebells, and away from the noise of the traffic the wildlife and bird song can be truly appreciated.