Broughton House | Bed & Breakfast in Cumbria | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Bed & Breakfast

Broughton House - Bed & Breakfast in Cumbria

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Field Broughton, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6HN, Cumbria
England, United Kingdom

Cate Davies

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+44 (0)1539 536439 (landline)

Stay in the house, or in a garden cabin with a yurt as your sitting room. Good breakfasts with cycling, walking and great restaurants nearby

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Down lanes edged with dry stone walls and hedges, with distant views of the Lakeland mountains... what peace! You feel instantly at home too, in a house full of books and colour. Bedrooms come with a jar of Cate's homemade brownies, a bowl of fruit and a deep mattress: owls hooting you to sleep in one, privacy in the wing, snug simplicity in Ben's Cabin. Wake to fresh juice, pancakes, homemade bread, local bacon and sausages, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. Puffin the dog, cats Fuss and Bother, a host of hens and a big garden add to the charm. Perfect for cycling, a hop from Windermere and eating out in pretty Cartmel is a treat.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Local points of interest from Cate Davies:

Local points of interest from
Cate Davies:

  • Cartmel is two miles away, and it's easy to walk there - via Hampsfell, with stupendous views over Morecambe Bay, the Howgills and the Lakeland fells. The Hospice, on the summit, is a folly, with a stone compass on the roof and poetry on the walls inside
  • Cartmel village has become something of a must visit destination for foodies. L'enclume, which the Good Food Guide deems to be the best restaurant in Britain, is there. You will also find an amazing cheese shop, a brewery, and Cartmel Sticky Toffee pud
  • Broughton House is a ten minute drive from the foot of Windermere, where you can step aboard a steamer for a cruise to Bowness, and Ambleside. High Dam, a tarn in the woods above Lakeside, is a wonderful spot for wild swimming - especially by moonlight
  • There are lots of interesting historic houses within a fifteen minute drive of Broughton House: Levens Hall, Sizergh Castle, Holker Hall, and Blackwell. Half an hour away is Brantwood, Hill Top, and Dove Cottage - home of William Wordsworth
  • Every May, July, and August, Cartmel hosts race meetings, at one of the smallest and friendliest courses in the country. Its a great day out for all the family - take a picnic, sip champagne - or sample some great locally brewed beers - and back a winner!
  • Cartmel Show is also worth a visit - this year it's on the 6th August. All the local farmers are out in force - and there's loads to see. Admire the pigs and the sheep, or visit the WI tent to see some proper baking. I love the poultry marquee too
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"How perfect was Broughton for a weekend in South Lakes? Had Cate not already been a Sawday's listing (we didn't know beforehand ... ), we would have suggested she apply because EVERYTHING about the accommodation and food is perfect. Home-made is her watch-word, comfort is her mantra and her welcome par excellence comes as standard. She becomes an instant friend whom you can't wait to visit again. Thank you Cate, for your attention to detail, delicious generous helpings of food in the room and at breakfast and just the best ever shower with easy to use controls! We'll definitely be back ... "


September 2015
"A gem of a find for South Lakes. Everything 5 star. Thank you Cate for a lovely stay. A nice surprise was free WiFi"

Maureen - Preston Brook NR Runcorn, United Kingdom

September 2015
"we have stayed here on a number of occasions but this was our best stay....lovely house, rooms and views. There are good restaurants in Cartmel I would particularly recommend Rogans. However the main attraction of this place is Cate, her wonderful hospitality, friendliness, home made cakes and a breakfast that couldn't be better. We have sent a number of people here and we shall return again and again."


August 2015
"Fantastic place! Cate is a star! Very comfortable, warm and welcoming. Lovely homemade bread, cakes and preserves and a fabby breakfast. I will definitely stay again!"
March 2015
"I had a really great time here. Cate was a wonderful and very thoughtful hostess. I stayed in a single room/ bedsit. It was extremely comfortable, very well equipped (tv, fridge, cooking facilities, excellent hot shower) and lots of really thoughtful touches (delicious home baked brownies and shortbread), dressing gown etc. It was really peaceful and calm. I would definitely recommend it and I hope to return in the future. This bedsit is very suitable for a lone traveller or if your friends or family are staying nearby and you want some comfort and peace. Cate also gave me her brownie recipe!"
August 2014
"Beautiful surroundings with a very warm welcome. The bedrooms are beautiful and the bathroom has to be seen to be believed! Perfect attention to detail."
July 2013
"A most wonderful welcome from Cate and Muffin the dog at Broughton House. Nothing was too much trouble including tea and cake and a roaring fire after a day out. The boys loved the cabin and yurt. Breakfast was the best ever....all local produce and freshly laid eggs from Cate's hens. A very special place and we'll be back. Thank you Cate for making our family weekend so memorable."
June 2013
"Cate is amazing she made us feel extremely welcome, the house is lovely, roaring fire tea and cake..excellent breakfast...very very relaxing.."
November 2012

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  • 2 Doubles
  • , 1 Cabin
Price:(i) £60 to£90 per night

Singles £60.

Booking info:


Pub 1 mile.


1 November - 31 January.


Field Broughton, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6HN, Cumbria

B&B 2 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 85 to £ 90 per night
B&B 1 Cabin
1 double, 1 single, kitchen & yurt sitting room.
Price: (i) £ 60 to £ 80 per night

Cate Davies

Visit website

+44 (0)1539 536439 (landline)