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 Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Park is a great place to chill out, explore the amazing surroundings, or take part in a range of adventure activities. 

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 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!

The original dairy keeps the Honesty Bar nicely chilled, choose local beers, lagers & cider 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; 1 superking, 2 kingsize & 1 twin/superking 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 TV with DVD in the ancient oak wall cupboard in the lounge along with ipod dock and bluetooth DAB radio.

Dogs are very welcome at The Farmhouse and we are delighted to have won the i-news Staycation Award for Dog-friendly Accommodation of the Year! We pop up a stairgate and ask that they stay downstairs, keep off the sofas and are not left alone whilst you are out. All 3 of our village pubs are dog friendly so your pooch can eat out with you in style. Spare water bowls and dog towels are provided in the doggie welcome hamper along with treats from Lily's Kitchen.

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

From £950(3 nights min stay)


2021 Low Season – January, February, December (excluding Christmas & New Year)

Week stay (Fri – Fri) £1,250
3 night weekend (Fri – Mon) £950
4 night midweek (Mon – Fri) £950
Christmas week 2021 (Fri 20 Dec) £2,295
New Year week 2021 (Fri 27 Dec) £2,295

2021 Mid Season – March, April, October, November

Week stay (Fri – Fri) £1,400
3 night weekend (Fri – Mon)

£1,050

4 night midweek (Mon – Fri) £1,050

2021 High Season – Easter, May, June, July, August, September

Week stay (Fri – Fri) £1,650
3 night weekend (Fri – Mon) £1,150
4 night midweek (Mon – Fri) £1,150

CORONOVIRUS BOOKING POLICY : Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we will override our normal cancellation policy and will happily move your booking to another date if you are not able to travel due to Covid19 restrictions.

30% deposit : by card, BACS or cheque.
Half Terms charged at higher season rate.

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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 the yummy homemade cake from Katie’s Cakes and artisan sourdough bread from Ivy Cottage Baker.

Its beauty grows as
it continues to age


The Farmhouse has been 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.

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. Take breakfast in the early morning sunshine, then enjoy lounging on the comfy outdoor sofas with all-weather cushions.  In the evening move to the outdoor dining area with barrel barbeque and all the kit (just bring your own charcoal), you can enjoy being outside on those balmy summer’s nights.

The area is known for its great food and hospitality with many places to eat nearby. There are 3 fantastic pubs in our nearby village of Ravenstonedale, the nearest country inn The Fat Lamb, being only four fields away, just wander across the footpath for a cheeky pint or evening meal. Or why not treat yourselves to some fine dining and book into the Michelin starred restaurant Allium at Askham Hall, just 35 minutes away.

If you don’t fancy cooking, or are looking to celebrate a special occasion, then you could always hire a private chef for a fully catered evening. Kevin Hilyer is a wonderful chef and lives in the village, he offers ready to eat meals to drop off or can cook up a feast in The Farmhouse kitchen and serve you a delightful 3 course fine dining meal in the dining room.

During your stay take a peak inside our Shed Shop, filled with handmade arts and crafts and local foodie treats created by ourselves, friends and family. It’s an honesty shop which you can access anytime of day, using the key code provided in the cottages.

“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 April 2019