Traditional Lakeland Farmhouse Set In Rural Countryside, Ideal For The Outdoor Adventure Family

The Farmhouse is an outstanding, period property that has undergone a total transformation in recent times to provide high quality, stylish accommodation while successfully retaining its wealth of original Lakeland character and charm. Located at the end of a rough track that passes through a working farm, this beautiful, detached home offers peace, tranquillity and glorious views in every direction; the spacious, open-plan and very social living area lends itself perfectly to special gatherings of family and friends, somewhere everyone can join in the cooking and the conversation and spend precious time together. Enveloped by glorious countryside, walkers, cyclists and lovers of the great outdoors will revel in the ability to head off right from the door, safe in the knowledge that after a day full of adventure, they have a warm, comfortable base with superb facilities to return to.

The pretty village of Hawkshead can be reached in less than 2 miles where you’ll find an eclectic mix of tea rooms, galleries and traditional Inns dotted around the cobbled square whilst the busier town of Ambleside, 4 miles away, offers a greater selection of shopping and eateries. Two of our favourite ‘must dos’ whilst here are a visit to Hill Top, the former 17th century home of Beatrix Potter and to tick off the gentle, circular walk around the popular beauty spot of Tarn Hows, the finish line only considered crossed once you’ve enjoyed a thirst-quenching pint at either The Drunken Duck Inn or The Outgate Inn, both within striking distance of The Farmhouse.


Original Character Married With Superb Styling To Offer A Beautiful Lake District Home from Home

From the car park, walk down the well-lit path through the sloping garden and to the slate entrance porch at the front of The Farmhouse. The enormous, open plan living space has solid floors throughout, the complimenting furnishings and décor of a modern twist on a cottage style to compliment the exposed beams and age of the house. The living area has plenty of seating for everyone to relax around the wood burner and watch a movie together whilst the bespoke kitchen and dining facilities provide superb facilities for preparing and creating even the most gourmet of dinners.

The majority of the first floor is awash with exposed beams and trusses, the stairs leading to the landing where you’ll bear left to a large beamed twin bedroom with picture window seat, with a double and single bed, to be used as a double or twin in the hope of meeting your sleeping requirements. The house bathroom sits opposite with exposed trusses and beams; a powerful shower sits over the bath with a separate basin and WC. The second bedroom has a beautiful bay window, vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and a solid wood bed with matching furniture. The master bedroom is king-size, again with exposed beams and a high vaulted ceiling and is blessed with a wonderful window seat from where to perch and take in the countryside views; the en-suite bathroom is adjacent with a shower over the bath, basin and WC. Beyond here is the connected laundry where you’ll find a washing machine and tumble drier. To the right of the landing is the superb fourth bedroom suite with a king-size bed, seating area, feature wood-burning stove and patio doors leading out to the garden.

Outside, the well-tended gardens are a mix of sloping lawn and patio with furniture provided.

N.B. The Farmhouse sits in a rural hamlet and is accessed via an unmetalled, bumpy track which is very steep in places with no street lighting and we feel it is only suitable for 4×4 vehicles.

  • The Farmhouse sits below the parking area and is accessed on foot via a well lit gravelled path that leads down through the sloping garden.
  • Do call us prior to booking if you require further information.

Ground Floor:

  • Entrance porch with hanging space for outdoor coats and boots
  • Open-plan living space with solid floors comprising:
    • Large lounge area arranged around the Inglenook fireplace with an Esse wood-burning stove which doubles as a cooking facility. Deep, comfy seating, SMART TV and window seats, perfect for perching on and looking out on the garden
    • Dining area with large farmhouse table and bench seating
    • Modern bespoke kitchen with Belfast sink, sparkling granite workspaces, range cooker with double ovens and plenty of rings, electric dishwasher, twin Bosch fridge, freezer, microwave and freestanding larder unit. Washer/dryer and freezer.
    • Plant room with further space for outdoor gear
  • Patio and lawned gardens with seating provided reached via patio doors from the dining area

First Floor:

  • King-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath basin and WC
  • Quirky connecting laundry area off the en-suite with washing machine and tumble drier
  • Double bedroom
  • Twin bedroom with double bed and single bed
  • Modern house bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Spacious king-size bedroom, positioned at the other end of the house with seating area, patio doors out to the garden, and a feature wood-burning stove (not in use)


  • Traditional Lakeland Farmhouse
  • Far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside
  • Air source and underfloor heating throughout
  • 2 miles to Hawkshead, 4 miles to Ambleside
  • All electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • WiFi
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Esse wood burner with hotplates – initial supply of logs provided
  • Patio and lawned gardens, sloping in some areas with furniture provided
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking for up to four cars
  • N.B. The Farmhouse sits in a rural hamlet next to a working farm and is accessed via an unmetalled, bumpy track which is very steep in places with no street lightingWe feel it is only suitable for 4×4 vehicles.
  • The Farmhouse sits below the parking area and is accessed on foot via a well lit gravelled path that leads down through the sloping garden.
  • Under the current fire regulations, it would be advisable that people with disabilities contact Lakeland Retreats before booking.
  • Do call us prior to booking if you require further information.


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Bath
  • En-Suite
  • Shower


  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Traditional


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Bed Type

  • Double Bed
  • King Size Bed
  • Single Bed

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room
  • Twin Room


  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Children & Pets

  • High Chair Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Travel Cot Available

Local area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Remote


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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(5 out of 5) - based on 8 reviews.

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  • Carl says:

    We enjoyed a fantastic few days staying here and we couldn’t believe our luck in finding such an amazing property in a stunning location. The property is immaculate and impeccably clean. The rooms were massive and the property was well equipped, as we cooked all meals at the property. It was also very warm (we only needed to light the log stoves on one night for a couple of hours). Also the large dining table is a fantastic space for playing board and card games on! We had no issues accessing the property and neither of us doing the driving had 4x4s (we arrived in Skoda Octavia and Alfa Guilia). Access is fine, as you as you take it steady along the drive to the property.

  • John says:

    This is a stunning house, in a beautiful location. So quiet! It’s only 10 mins away from both Ambleside or Coniston though, so still close to shops and restaurants etc. The house has pretty much everything you could need for your stay. Get it booked, you will not be disappointed.

  • Sarah says:

    Beautiful house, but v v steep and bumpy driveway to the parking area, really need a 4 x 4. amazing log burner in the sitting room meant cozy evenings in this well equipped, lovely comfortable house, ideal for the whole family.

  • Simon says:

    Wonderful house in a wonderful location. Walk trails straight from the front door which was a great surprise. The road to the house has multiple potholes as well as a steep final ascent so I’d recommend leaving the sports car at home .

  • Sarah says:

    What a fabulous house, truly stunning inside with everything you can think of that you need for a comfortable stay. We loved it and will be back!

  • Jess says:

    beautiful house, fantastic location, bliss 🙂

  • Jane says:

    Gorgeous place to stay. Very homely. The kids loved all the chickens, sheep and ponies near by.

  • John says:

    We were the first guests to stay at the Farmhouse and felt very lucky. It is stylishly furnished and wasn’t lacking for anything. The house is in a beautiful rural position, sits in very pretty gardens, with a beautiful terrace just off the kitchen/diner for outside dining (if you are lucky with the weather). The kitchen is well equipped, has sharp knives, plenty of crockery and cutlery, scales, a quooker type hot water tap and lots of fridge space. There is an amazing wood burner/range in the sitting room, two sofas and a couple of armchairs. The dining table would sit 10-12 comfortably. The bedrooms have very comfortable beds; pillows are on the soft side. There are 4 double beds and a single was put up for us. There are 2 bathrooms, 1 of which is en suite but no downstairs loo. All of us agreed that we would like to return to the property.

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