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Set in a remote, rural hideaway, this rustic and peaceful cottage, which was once a farmhouse, sits at the head of the beautiful Duddon Valley. Tucked away amongst the streams and fells it offers splendid views of the Seathwaite Fells. The cottage is reached by walking the 230 metres from the neighbouring working farm, crossing the Tarn Beck on a wooden footbridge along the way. Thrang was one of the first National Trust holiday cottages in the Lake District, being used since the 1950’s.
The Duddon Valley offers local low level walking or, if you are more adventurous, it allows access on to the higher fells towards Scafell and Scafell Pike. The area also opportunities for pony trekking, fishing and cycling to keep even the most energetic visitors busy.
The local village of Ulpha offers a local shop and post office, with Seathwaite and Broughton providing pubs and restaurants when you are in search of excitement.
The National Trust has events and activities in the Lake District to appeal to all ages throughout the year. Visit the web pages by clicking on the nearby tab, above, to see details of events, nature, walking and cycling trails when planning your holiday.
***Please note that from February 2016 this cottage will no longer accept dogs however please note during this transition period due to previous bookings being placed before this change there may have been a dog present prior to your stay.***
Heating: Eco-electric radiators included.
Parking: There is a signed space for one car in the farmyard below the house. Parking is 230 metres from the cottage.
Accessibility: To reach the cottage visitors must walk the last 250 metres, crossing over a wooden footbridge. During wet weather the path up to the cottage may become difficult to walk on.
Garden: There is a small walled and grassed area in front of the cottage. Walkers have access to footpaths that pass both sides of the cottage.
Please Note: Water is supplied from the fell and may be in short supply at certain times of the year.
Linen is not available at this cottage. Duvets and pillows will be on the beds but you will need to take your own sheets, duvet covers, pillow cases and towels.
The North West of England is most famous for its beautiful Lake District, which has inspired so many poets and authors over the centuries. Spectacular scenery and a feast of local produce to try provides a wonderful way to enjoy a summer holiday, romantic break or family gathering. This is an area to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes and tarns, cycle or challenge yourself to a high rope walk. For the less energetic who, nevertheless want to enjoy the spectacular scenery, there are some fantastic pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy local, seasonal produce, such as Herdwick meat, Morecambe Bay shrimps, locally made cheese, Cumberland sausage, sticky toffee pudding or a local beer - there are 13 micro breweries in Cumbria. The National Trust cares for a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. All of our cottages, campsites and bunkhouses are set in beautiful Lake District countryside.
The spectacular Lake District is considered by many to be the jewel in England\'s crown, offering the country\'s highest mountains, most stunning scenery, and loveliest countryside. Above all, it is a place to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes. The National Trust protects about a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads, and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. Among the National Trust\'s historic properties are two houses of immense literary heritage. The Georgian Wordsworth House in Cockermouth is the birthplace of the poet William Wordsworth, and Hill Top, a petite 17th-century house, in the hamlet of Near Sawrey, is where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her children\'s stories.