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Skelgill Farm birthplace of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle

Cottage -
6 Bedrooms , 5 Bathrooms , Sleeps 12
Newlands Valley, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Skelgill Farm is the birthplace of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, and real home of Lucie Carr from the famous “Beatrix Potter” books.The house has six bedrooms, two of which are en suite. Three bathrooms and two reception rooms. Both of the reception rooms have open fires.This house will truly take you back 200 years as you relax by two open fires and gaze out at the views across newlands valley.Two bedrooms have double beds, one has a super king size bed. Two adjoining rooms rooms with a small double in one and a single in the other and then there's one good sized room with bunk beds plus a single. You can comfortably sleep twelve.The cottage has a traditional large lakeland kitchen with Aga and dishwasher.
This house is located perfectly for walks around Keswick, Borrowdale and surrounding areas. Hawse End jetty is nearby for The Keswick Launch...
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Listing #HL5451400
About the Owner
Lucinda, on behalf of the owner Tim E
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2014
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic three days celebrating a golden wedding anniversary. All nine family members were full of praise for the location and size of the property. We would definitely recommend it and hope to pay a return visit. However, there were a few niggles....More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Just returned from a lovely break with the family staying at Skelgill Farm (Mrs Tiggy Winkles) We took our family to show them why we love the lakes so much. Our group included our grandchildren ages 2 5 9 and 12 plus Rory the dog,they...More

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Benandsharon H, VR Owner at Skelgill Farm birthplace of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you for the lovely review, and for leaving the place in such a clean state when you left - that helps us so much.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We have stayed here 3 times, and it does suit us well. But this year it was almost twice as expensive as April last year. And the lighting was poor and bulbs weren’t replaced, cleaners had left all equipment and extraneous items out unnecessarily, a...More

1  Thank Vanessa500
Benandsharon H, VR Owner at Skelgill Farm birthplace of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thanks for the review. We'll have a look at that feedback

  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (2)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We allow for 5 hours cleaning between guests - if we have to send more staff, then we will charge you for that. Please ensure all washing up is done and put away (and dishwasher...
    1 Full bath
    2 Half baths
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Twins
    1 Bunk
    3 Fulls
    1 King
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  • Damage Deposit: R 4 502 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Newlands Valley is in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. It is regarded as one of the most picturesque and quiet valleys in the national park, even though it is situated very close to the popular tourist town of Keswick and the busy A66 road. The valley forms part of the civil parish of Above Derwent, within the Borough of Allerdale. The earliest signs of human settlement in the valley have been found at Ullock, where evidence of a Bronze Age burial site has been found. The remains of a Celtic workshop were also found at Portinscale. Viking herdsmen arrived in Cumbria after 800 AD. Many of the present day place names in the Newlands valley have their origins from these early Norse settlers. The valley area was originally called Rogersat or Rogersyde which was derived from... more
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How to get there
Drive along the A66 towards Keswick. After around 19 miles turn left into Portinscale. Follow this road through the village untill you see a sign for Swinside (around 2 miles).

Carry on past the Swinside Inn Pub down the valley. Turn left at the junction and the house is half a mile on the right.

The Keys and welcome information can be collected from the Swinside Inn.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby.
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