If your kids are in need of a modern day treat, then Barrow-in-Furness is not too far a drive. There’s a small multiplex cinema there, along with a Pizza Hut.
BTW, if you have kids going through school you may have come across the excellent CGP Books. Broughton-in-Furness is the village where they are based, and there’s even a CGP petrol station!
When we visited in Halloween there were pumpkins all around the village (and a night time walk down to the Church graveyard really added to the ‘spookiness’!)
Sykehouse Cottage had been beautifully restored. The old part of the house is a 400 year old Grade II building with a lot of history. The owners added a fantastic extension, so you have all the charm of ‘ye olde worlde’ with mod-cons like underfloor heating and WiFi.
Even though it wasn’t too cold outside, we loved firing up the woodburning stove in the living room.
There are 2 double bedrooms in the refurbished part of the house, and a twin bedroom in the old part.
There is one large bathroom that has a bath with shower over, basin, and of course WC. There’s also a downstairs toilet and sink.
The kitchen is fantastic, with lovely underfloor heating.
It is large enough for a big family meal in the kitchen – farmhouse style – and in the living room is a woodburning stove that puts out a great amount of heat, making it very cosy.
Outside there is short drive with enough room to park one car, and the garden is at the rear of the house and the gate can be locked so that the kids don’t get out!
If you are thinking of exploring the southern side of the Lake District we recommend staying at Sykehouse Cottage. With all the mod-cons it makes a great base to explore in the cooler months.
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