With Five hundred years of heritage, this luxury five-star Farmhouse holiday cottage, set aside with its own private walled garden, forms part of Lakeland history. As you step inside, you will be amazed to see the original flagstone flooring, 16th century Queen Anne court cupboard, and a hearty woodburning stove, in which peat off the local fells would have been burned to keep the farmer and his family warm!
Set apart from the rest of the cottages, you will find yourself living in the palm of history and prosperity that the Elizabethans once had! You’ll be blown away when you choose The Farmhouse for your next Lakeland getaway!
This spacious, dog friendly, cottage in Eskdale, which sleeps 8 + cot, is ideal for larger groups or families. Downstairs has a large living room with woodburning stove and a supply of dry wood to use as well as full central heating to keep you cosy and warm. A separate dining room, and fully fitted kitchen. As well as is what was formerly the dairy, in which you can store your boots and backpacks when you return from the day’s escapades.
The Jacobean Court Cupboard in the lounge was a wedding present to William and Agnes Nicholson in 1703 and both the lounge and dining room have extensive oak panelling. Oak floorboards upstairs complement the Farmhouse flagstone floors downstairs.
Four bedrooms are upstairs, two twin bedrooms and two doubles with king-size beds, one of which has its own en suite bathroom. There is also a large family bathroom with separate claw foot bath and shower, and an additional shower room downstairs. Cot or z-bed available on request.
Outside is a private garden exclusive to the Farmhouse for enjoying evening barbecues.
The Farmhouse accepts 2 well behaved dogs, no puppies please. There is a small charge and some dog T&C’s to abide by.
You would be hard pressed to find a more beautiful and tranquil corner of the Lake District than the Eskdale Valley. The combination of the amazing location and accommodation provides the perfect ingredients for a superb holiday. The cottages are the perfect base to explore all of the treasures Eskdale and the surrounding area has to offer. Close by is the beautiful, deep, Wastwater Lake, England's deepest at 79 metres, and about 3 miles long. Also, near is the majestic Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England and one of England's most scenic hikes.
The 2 village pubs, The Boot Inn and Brook House Inn are within walking distance including a post office and village shop. There is also England’s oldest, working twin-wheel corn mill museum, Hardknott Pass (England’s steepest road) and a narrow-gauge steam railway - all close by.
There are plenty of walks with lovely views of waterfalls, lakes, rockpools and you’ll spot lots of wildlife along the way. Also, a great place for cycling; Eskdale Cycle Trail is a wonderful way to explore the valley with many stops along the way which are perfect for a picnic. Bring your bikes or hire them locally.
Other activities close by are: climbing, abseiling, canoeing, pony trekking, fishing and swimming (in hot weather) and much more.