Escape to your own little bit of history

The Farmhouse (Sleeps 8)


Holiday cottages don’t come much grander than this, a relaxed self-catering experience for up to 8 people. This grade II listed building located between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales is a great place to chill out, explore the amazing surroundings, or take part in a range of adventure activities. 

Lovingly renovated, bringing the best out of its Georgian roots, built around 1750 it has seen many people come and go and has got the hang of welcoming new visitors and indulging them in its cosy surroundings. When guests reluctantly leave they are totally relaxed and ready to face the outside world again.

Whilst you’re here you might enjoy visiting the variety of castles, country houses, gardens and other places to visit.  Maybe go on one of the many walks, runs and rides in the area with all sorts of other adventures to have. The area is known for its great food and hospitality with many places to eat nearby, the nearest pub being only four fields away. 

  • 4 double bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 shower room
  • downstairs loo
  • pets welcome : £20
  • travel cot & high chair
  • enclosed walled garden
  • honesty bar
  • super-fast WIFI
  • woodburner & open fire
  • charcoal BBQ
  • pub within walking distance


Built around 1750 this grand Georgian Farmhouse makes a welcoming home from home

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Enjoy the treats in the Champagne welcome hamper!  Try Debbie’s award winning homemade cake and freshly baked Aga bread.

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Its beauty grows as
it continues to age


As you enter the hallway from outside the lounge fire draws you in.  The luxurious tweed sofas and armchairs, too comfy for their own good, entice you to make a day of it; just chill out and relax away from the pressures of life. On the other side is the dining room with a large oak table in front of the grandest open fireplace that the room could fit. 

Through into the kitchen a large Rangemaster cooker sits in the original wide/stone fireplace, dishwasher and fridge hide themselves away in the free-standing cabinets and the butler’s sink tips it’s hat to times gone past.  The champagne welcome hamper is brimming with lots of nice surprises waiting for you to indulge – freshly made bread & yummy homemade cake too! You could always hire a private chef for a fully catered evening.

The original dairy keeps the Honesty Bar nicely chilled, choose local beers from Eden Brewery or spirits from the Lakes Distillery, malts, liqueurs & fizz available too.  Just help yourself and settle up when you leave.

An arc of beautiful oak doors sits at the top of the stairs hides the four bedrooms; 3 doubles & 1 twin/king bedroom still with their original features but now gorgeously furnished with luxurious fabrics and antique furniture.  Large soft towels and cosy bath robes await you.

The last door opens up into the two bathrooms, one with a walk in shower and in the other a bath called Betty, made for two, with over head rain shower.  

Escaping from busy lives is easy here, but if you need to connect with the outside world, there’s superfast WIFI, a secret TV with DVD hidden in the oak wall cupboard in the lounge and an ipod dock.

Walk out of the door and there are wonderful views over Wild Boar Fell, Little Fell, the moorlands of Flass and sheep grazing in the surrounding farmland.  Go exploring, tour the area or just enjoy being part of these amazing surroundings.

The Farmhouse has its own walled cottage garden with Grade II listed railings. An outdoor dining area with barbeque and all the kit means that you can enjoy being outside on those balmy summer’s evenings or breakfast in the early morning sunshine.

“There’s a Danish word ‘hygge’ that sums up this beautiful place – it is a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that creates a feeling of contentment and well-being.”

Reviewed 4 January 2017