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The Old Homestead offers stunning group accommodation for 25 people

Farmhouse | 10 bedrooms | sleeps 25

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Old Homestead offers fabulous self-catering accommodation for 25 people and is situated in fantastic Lake District scenery at the head of the Lorton valley.

The property is a stunning renovation of a traditional Cumbrian Longhouse and features award winning architectural design. It's beautiful original features have been preserved, whilst incorporating modern comforts for everyday life, such as underfloor heating and ensuite bathrooms throughout.

The dining table can seat 25 people and the bedrooms are spacious and all have en-suites, TV's, their own thermostat for controlling the underfloor heating and comfortable seating.

The large garden has wonderful views looking down the Buttermere Valley and across to Skiddaw as well as Grasmoor and Red Pike. Perfect for sitting out and enjoying a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine as you watch the sun set over the fells. There are hundreds of walks straight from your front door as well as a short 5 min walk to Hundith Hill hotel bar and restaurant.

Size Sleeps up to 25, 10 bedrooms
Nearest beach St Bees 25 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 200 km, Nearest railway: Penrith 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 10 En suites
Furniture Single beds (9), Double beds (8), Cots (1), Dining seats for 25, Lounge seats for 25
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

You enter The Old Homestead into a foyer where you will find an original bread oven in the corner to your left. Through the door directly in front of you takes you into the stairwell, off here is the first of 3 double bedrooms. The Old Stable, Stable 1 and Stable 2 are all spacious double rooms with en-suites, two of which have a walk in shower, WC and wash basin, The Old Stable has a bath with fixed shower head above it, WC and wash basin.

Going back through to the foyer then turning right it takes you into the large lounge with comfortable seating, TV, DVD player and a large wood burning stove set in one of the largest working fire places/chimneys in the Lake District. This then opens out into the spacious dining room with seating for 25. There is also a wonderful original oil boiling pot as you enter the dining room then to your right is the door leading to the spacious garden.

The garden is extremely large and has a patio with outdoor furniture as well as the large lawned area with beautiful views which look towards the Buttermere Valley, across to Skiddaw, Grasmoor and Red Pike.

Back into the dining room then down the corridor it takes you into the kitchen which has an electric range cooker, microwave, dishwasher and large freestanding fridge as well as freestanding freezer. There is also plenty of storage space in the kitchen.

Out of the kitchen, turn right and through into another corridor, the first door is the utility room which has a washing machine and tumble dryer as well as a WC. The next room along is Byre 1 with 3 single beds and en-suite which has walk in shower, WC and basin, these are also wheelchair friendly. Next to this bedroom is Byre 2, a family room with a double bed and 2 single beds. The en-suite is again wheelchair friendly with walk in shower, WC and basin.

First Floor: You ascend to the first floor of The Old Homestead climbing the original 16th century staircase and from the landing is a door to your left which takes you into a hallway where you will find Swallow Loft, a twin bedroom with en-suite which has a bath with fixed shower head, WC and wash basin. Next to this room is Hayloft a family room with a double bed and a second annexed area with twin beds. Again there is an en-suite which has a bath with fixed shower head above, WC and wash basin.

Heading back to the landing there is another door in front of you leading to a long corridor. Directly in front of you is The Masters Room which has a king size 4 poster bed, a small seating area large bathroom, again which has a bath with fixed shower head, WC, bidet and wash basin.

Along the corridor is Cruck 1 with a king size double and en-suite which has walk in shower, WC, and wash basin. Next door to here is Cruck 2, again with a king size double and en-suite which has a bath with fixed shower head, WC and wash basin

Further details outdoors

There is parking for 12 cars. The garden is large with views of the Lake District fells and huge lawned area.

The Cumbria/Lake District

With accessible mountains, beautiful lakes and tarns, woodlands and moorlands, the Lake District is a haven, not only for outdoor enthusiasts, but for anyone who loves peace and beauty.

The changing seasons bring with them different highlights – Spring is a time of new life with baby lambs, Wordsworth's daffodils, and walks through bluebell woods. Summer brings it's own magic, either lazing by a lake or enjoying the view from the high mountain peaks. Beautiful Autumn colours hopefully bring along an Indian Summer and wild winter on the frosty fells, makes the most of an open fire and a seasonal glass of mulled wine.

The beautiful lakes, with dramatic fells rising from their shores, are just part of a great experience of excellent local food and fantastic activities. A holiday here will live long in the memory and get you coming back for more.


The Lorton valley, leading on to the Buttermere valley with the lakes of Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater is one of the most picturesque valleys in the Lake District. Haystacks, Wainwright's favourite Lakeland fell is at the top of the valley.

Cockermouth - Wordsworth birth place, a great local brewery - Jennings who do a tour.

Whinlatter - With mountain bike trails (hire of mountain bikes available), Go-Ape high ropes course, a children's playground and fantastic cafe.

Keswick - with lots of outdoors shops, the Theatre by the Lake, museums and the Launch a boat which takes you round Derwent water.

The location means there is something for everyone no matter what age to enjoy, from the energetic: walking in the hills, mountain biking at Whinlatter, swimming in the lakes, rock climbing or for the youngsters a trip to Jordan's Jungle in Cockermouth, to the more sedate strolling by the lakes, the wonderful tea room at the barn in Lorton, the birth place of William Wordsworth in Keswick (a National Trust property). There is plenty for everyone!

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26 Aug 2014



Thank you for a wonderful weekend. The old homestead is beautiful and we all had a great time. Excellent location with incredible views. The house is fantastic for large groups as plenty of space and… More

26 Aug 2014


"An unbelievable weekend in a stunning place!!!"

From the moment we arrived we were greeted with a smile by the owners, and taken on a tour of the property. Zen and Jayne were available at all times if we needed assistance, but let us enjoy our time… More

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  • 6 Years listed

Calendar last updated:28 Sep 2014

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