Broughton House

Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
Bed & Breakfast

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


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
1 November - 31 January.
Pub 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £60
Singles £60.
2 Doubles
From £85
1 Cabin for 2
From £60


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 ...


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

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.


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!


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!


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.


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.


Cate is amazing she made us feel extremely welcome, the house is lovely, roaring fire tea and cake..excellent breakfast...very very relaxing..


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The neighbourhood

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