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  • Lake District Foundation
  • VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism

Self-catering with 1 unit £1750 pupw sleeps 14-16

Broad How

Broad How

Broad How


Ideal for family or group holidays, Broad How is a large 1830's stone building, built where the poet Wordsworth planned to build his ideal home. A beautiful house, sensitively modernised, spotlessly clean, with all the features that give a friendly, warm family atmosphere. Log fire, large windows, several sitting rooms, 2 pianos, pool table, 2 DVD players, PlayStation 2, freeview TV, music, books, maps and guides and telephone with free calls to landlines. The spectacular kitchen, recently refitted, with electric Rangemaster, now seats 16. Generously centrally heated, ample hot water. Stunning scenery, 0.5 mile from Ullswater, marvellous fell walking. In an acre of grounds, with garden furniture and playground for small children.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • FreezerFreezer
  • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • Children's outdoor play areaChildren's outdoor play area
  • Snooker/billiards/pool onsiteSnooker/billiards/pool onsite
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
  • Washing machineWashing machine

Two pianos, 1 acoustic, 1 digital. House set in 1 acre of land. Broadband with wireless network. half a mile from Ullswater, steamer, sailing and boat hire. Tennis, 1 mile. Pub, shop and hotel 400 metres. House situated on Wainwrights coast-to-coast route. Built on land once owned by Wordsworth. Children welcome from any age.


39 Grove Hill Road,
B21 9PA


Near Glenridding,
CA11 0NP


Plan route to Broad How using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 400160  Lat: 54.53580 Long: -2.92811

From the south leave M6 jct 36, take A591 signposted Windermere. This by-passes Kendal. Bypass Windermere leaving the station on your left and take A592 signposted Ullswater, this being a sharp turn to the right at the next mini roundabout.
Once you are over the Kirkstone Pass the road skirts Brotherswater and 2 miles further on you reach Patterdale. For Broad How drive past the Patterdale sign and the youth hostel and turn right over the river, Goldrill, on a left-hand bend. If you reach the White Lion you have missed the turn. Broad How is the first house of the left.

From the north, leave M6 jct 40, Penrith, take A66 towards Keswick, initially, and at the next roundabout by Rheged take A592, signposted to Ullswater.
The road follows the length of the lake, about 8 miles passing eventually through Glenridding and then, 1.5 mile later, reaching the Patterdale hotel, 50yds after the narrowing of the road, by the White Lion, turn left over the river Goldrill, on a right-hand bend. If you reach the youth hostel you have missed the turn. Broad How is the first house on the left.

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