I booked this for a group of friends in their 60s, for a long weekend. We found it warm, cosy and very characterful with lots of old panelling and other original features, combined with three en suite rooms and two which shared the house bathroom. The kitchen was a recent extension and was well fitted out with plenty of space and a huge table.
Helen and Petros, the owners, live in the converted barn next door and were very welcoming and helpful, but unobtrusive.
The nearest pub, the Watermill at Ings, is a two mile, hilly walk or drive, along a very quiet single track road. (Huge selection of beers, many brewed on the premises, and decent bar food. No booking, very popular, get there early!) Most of us walked it every evening, and enjoyed the lovely countryside, and long views to the fells.
The whole party loved Hagg End, and we would certainly recommend it to others.
Spent a week here in August it is like going back in time. Off the beaten track so it is a place to get away from the rat race although not far from Windermere. Would seriously think about visiting again. Plenty of walks for those that like country life.
I loved my stay at Hagg End Farm in April 2012.
It felt like quintessential England. The hosts Helen and Petros were warm with their welcome and kindly provided a wealth of information on what to see and do in the Lakes area. I stayed two nights and wanted more time. I was so comfortable in the historic oak lined downstairs rooms. The other past lives lived there (for 400 years) were palpable. I was treated to a tasty Shepherd's Pie when I dined-in and also an to an array of breakfast goodies to be taken at leisure when I awoke on the beautiful, calm, quiet mornings.
A flood of nostalgia recently urged me to look online again, and it was my pleasure to see that now farm stays are offered. Perfect! A solo traveller from Australia might not have this opportunity again but I wish that I could book my whole family in there for what I would consider a holiday to be treasured.
Myself and my family, being my mum, 3 aunts, uncles and 7+ cousins stayed here over the bank holiday weekend. There were loads of us staying and being a big family we needed space. We were all coming and going all week due to work, but it was a perfect place to stay.
Located about 10 minutes drive from Windermere, it was in a perfect location to make noise, and not worry about neighbours. The cottage itself is lovely and very traditional, with a large kitchen so we could all eat together and a large living room to relax in, in the evening.
The only downside was there being no signal, but then it meant everyone had to put there phones aside for the weekend, which is always a positive.
Self catered cottage. A very comfortable 'home from home' cottage. Ideal for a large party of 10 and a small dog, with plenty of room, has all facilities including a well stocked huge dining kitchen and four very adequate shower/bath rooms. The cottage was charming, with much character, and met all our needs as a base for touring the lakes and walking. It is very close to Windermere by car, so is most convenient. In all, a very impressive location. (Difficulty with mobile phone reception generally in this area)