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The Farmhouse

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17th century, white washed, traditional lakeland farmhouse
Front of farmhouse
Lake view showing Peel / 'Wildcat' island in distance
1 of 1917th century, white washed, traditional lakeland farmhouse
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
Minimum stay varies
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The Farmhouse is a characterful, white washed 17th century farmhouse set in a secluded 1.2 acres of woodland with private lake access (shared with two other cottages) leading to the beautiful waters of lake Coniston. Situated in an enviable spot, the cottage is an ideal place for couples, families or small groups, to come and unwind in the peaceful surroundings and explore the Lakes by foot, bike or boat. The Farmhouse has been re-furbished to a high standard with a new kitchen, carpets, family bathroom with roll top bath, shower room and thermostatically controlled central heating. The period feel has been sympathetically maintained with exposed beams in all rooms, cast iron wood burning stove in an original fire place setting, antique furniture and even a 300 year old bread oven! The...The Farmhouse is a characterful, white washed 17th century farmhouse set in a secluded 1.2 acres of woodland with private lake access (shared with two other cottages) leading to the beautiful waters of lake Coniston. Situated in an enviable spot, the cottage is an ideal place for couples, families or small groups, to come and unwind in the peaceful surroundings and explore the Lakes by foot, bike or boat. The Farmhouse has been re-furbished to a high standard with a new kitchen, carpets, family bathroom with roll top bath, shower room and thermostatically controlled central heating. The period feel has been sympathetically maintained with exposed beams in all rooms, cast iron wood burning stove in an original fire place setting, antique furniture and even a 300 year old bread oven! The cottage has two generous bedrooms, one with a king size bed and wash basin, the other with twin beds. In addition, there are two bathrooms, a spacious lounge with wood burner, piano, flat screen TV and DVD player, kitchen/diner with iPod dock and CD player /radio, wifi, porch and large ground floor cloakroom area. A private foot path leads from the front door directly to a large grassy area (perfect for children and pets to play) and a private beach where boats/canoes can be launched or barbecues and picnics enjoyed. The footpath and beach are shared with two other adjoining cottages only. Please note, there is no enclosed private garden as such but there is plenty of grassy space down by the lake for your children (or dogs) to let off steam. This is fenced either side with a path leading up to the cottage on one side and lake on the other. Other numerous footpaths can be accessed easily from the cottage, following lakeside routes to the lovely village of Coniston or fanning out over the stunning scenery of Blawith Common. Coniston village with it's shops, pubs and other amenities is only 4 miles away and other lakeland villages, towns and tourist attractions are all within easy reach. A selection of children's / adults books, DVD's, games and maps are all available at the cottage for you to use. Use of barbecue. Cot and high chair available on request. Prices include electric, all bed linen, towels, BBQ charcoal and logs for stove (extra available to buy locally).More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Lucy H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2013
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1 - 5 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 30 October 2018

My family and I have just returned from a wonderful week exploring the Lake District. The Farmhouse is a wonderful cottage and has everything you need for a home-from-home holiday. Beds are comfy, it's roomy and very quiet. It's location is ideal to get away...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Maggie J
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed cottage but needs more lighting downstairs No outside privacy but we would revisit as location really good

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank ferdinandsmith
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
64
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Date of stay: December 2017
Management response:Responded 29 December 2017

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Halifax, United Kingdom
32
Reviewed 12 October 2016

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Date of stay: October 2016
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We enjoyed our stay in the cottage, we were blessed with lovely weather and found the cottage to be very comfortable. We were disappointed however by the lack of privacy. The detached house directly opposite is quite literally feet away from you and if you...More

Date of stay: June 2016
2  Thank Carol c
Management response:Responded 5 July 2016

Sorry that you found that there was little private space and you are right to point this out. Although I have stated in the listing that there is a shared beach and shared outside space, I perhaps need to make this clearer. We have recently...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
House Swap
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About the neighbourhood
The Lake District National Park is England's largest National park, home to Scafell Pike, it's highest mountain, deep cut, glacial lakes, awe inspiring landscapes and picture postcard villages. Not to mention, great traditional pubs, historic houses and castles, lush, green valleys, fells and forests all within an area of 885 square miles. With many areas easily accessible by road, Coniston offers a superb base for touring and experiencing all that The Lake District has to offer.
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