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         BROUGHTON BANK COTTAGE - a Cartmel Holiday Cottage

Gold Award from Green Tourism for ecological business practice ... King Size 'Forest Bed' made at home with yew posts and elm sides from the owners trees in both cottages ... WiFi Broadband with speeds of up to 13Mb/s now available in both cottages ...


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Sleeps 4, with one double- and one twin-bedded room.

The single bedroom has two traditional beds with Hypnos mattresses. We buy from Hypnos because they have awards for sustainable business practice. They are reasonably firm.

The double bedroom has a king size mattress on a 'forest' bed made from elm and yew from our own garden.

10.5 tog and 4.5 tog feather duvets are on all the beds in the cottage: you can use either depending on how warm you like to be, or for a really warm night you can clip them together. We put the 10.5 tog duvet on the bed and the 4.5 tog can be found in the bedroom cupboard.

There are a mix of feather and foam pillows: each sleeping position has one of each, so you can decide which you prefer. Pillows, like the mattresses, have protective covering underneath the linen.

We have made the transformation from synthetic to feather filling for duvets and pillows, because of our personal preference as well as (hopefully) sustainability. Knowing people can have other preferences or indeed allergies, we provide one feather and one synthetic filled pillow for each occupant; on request we are ready to provide synthetic filled duvets and further synthetic pillows for any booking.

All bed linen is provided for your stay, included in the price.

Both bedrooms have windows which look out to the east over a secluded raised lawn which is for the use of guests. The lawn overlooks a tranquil pond surrounded by tall trees, although the pond area itself is not available for guests.

Both bedrooms also have 'velux' roof lights, which give a fantastic view above the cottage of the surrounding trees, something most people remark on as one of their favourite features of the bedrooms. The double bedroom has two large velux windows which give a fantastic view of the stars too. All the 'velux' windows are equipped with their own blinds.

Both bedrooms have individual bedside lights. Each has a cupboard and also a dressing table and drawers for your clothes. There's a television point in each bedroom.

A cot is also available on request. Cumbria Tourist Board does not recommend the supply of any bedding with the cot, though we do supply a mattress and one sheet.

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