Facilities

The fine proportions and subtle beauty of the house and gardens compliment the idyllic rural setting wonderfully well. On entering, the visual feast continues as a series of sumptuously decorated reception rooms radiate from the light and airy hall. A Baroque drawing room features a magnificent and imposing black marble fireplace and offers majestic easterly views across rolling Lakeland fells. The dining room  provides its own views over the wide salt marshes and estuary and can seat up to 14 in comfort.  A charming breakfast room and a cosy guest sitting room with wood burning stove complete the ground floor.
 



Upstairs, the spacious bedrooms are each unique. We can offer two double bedrooms and one single. Decorated with antique furniture, vibrant fabrics, period wall coverings and retaining the original fireplaces they offer our guests a wonderful space in which to relax in comfort at the end of the day.
 

All our bathrooms are separate from the bedrooms and have been designed to meet the requirements of modern living while retaining the traditions of the past. Free standing baths and throne loos give a nod to bygone times and ensure the magic of Broadgate continues in to even the “smallest” room in the house. As bathrooms are shared it is our policy to ensure that the sharing is between guests who are members of the same party. We do not expect guests from different parties to share bathroom facilities and will not take on reservations which would require this, preferring to leave bedrooms unlet rather than compromise the comfort of our guests.

The Broadgate grounds comprise a series of 'garden rooms' including, a large and well stocked walled garden, a croquet lawn and a series of terraces.  Each area of the garden has its own exquisite views which come together to form a wonderful and unique Lakeland panorama; from sea to mountain in one great swoop.



The onset of Spring in the garden is marked by the emergence of thousands of snowdrops, rapidly followed by daffodils and the magnolia tree. Moving through the season the colour continues with rhododendrons and azaleas, pieris, monkshead lilies and roses.  The summer months feature blue hydrangeas with their pink and white cousins rampant on adjacent bushes. Autumn’s fruits are on show in the gardens and the quiet country lanes before the winter comes and deep carpets of leaves lie at the feet on ancient oak trees.
 

Gravel drives and pathways are lined with urns and old millstones and lead on the inquisitive visitor to find quiet corners and uncover the Georgian life of the house and gardens. Broadgate even has its own oasis complete with palm tree, encouraged by the mild climate and proximity of the gulf stream.  A 300 year old Irish yew tree stands fore-square, close to the house, an enduring feature of Broadgate and a local landmark .