About the home
Situated on Whinlatter pass, Darling How is a large Georgian farmhouse with fantastic views of the Lakeland fells and hundreds of walks and forest bike trails right from the front door. The house accommodates up to ten people and is an ideal place for large family gatherings and celebrations.
Whinlatter is a great starting point for hundreds of walks, either through the forest, up the fells or along the lakeshore paths of Crummock Water, Buttermere and Loweswater. The visitor centre at Whinlatter is a couple of miles away and has café, bike hire and high ropes course (Go Ape), as well as a live video camera in the Osprey nest (May-August). Keswick is just 15 minutes drive away with its bustling town centre, boating on the lake and outdoor activities.
For groceries there is a Sainsbury’s in Cockermouth (10 mins) or Booths in Keswick (15 mins). There are a couple of pubs in the village of Braithwaite (5-10 mins) or for a special occasion there is Winder Hall in Lorton (5-10 mins).
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Penrith, 38km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / Hot tub, Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
Further details indoors:
Situated all on one level, Darling How has five bedrooms (one en suite) and two further bathrooms (one with shower, one with bath and separate shower).
The sitting room is spacious with comfortable seating, widescreen TV with DVD player and a wood burning stove.
The kitchen is large and has dining for ten. It is fully equipped with a large range cooker, fridge, dishwasher, microwave and plenty of storage space. There is a laundry room situated in one of the barns outside with washing machine, tumble drier, iron and ironing board.
French windows in the kitchen lead to a patio and garden.
Further details outdoors:
Outside is a large patio and garden which is fully enclosed and has fantastic views of the surrounding fells.
We take weekend breaks during the Winter, and full week bookings over the Summer.
The Cumbria/Lake District region
Whinlatter Pass is situated between Keswick (7 miles) and Cockermouth (6 miles). In the heart of the Lake District the vally's of Borrowdale and Buttermere are easily accessable with there beautiful lakes and surrounding fells.
The Cockermouth / High Lorton area
Whinlatter Forest is the perfect starting place to explore the Lake District, in particular the Northern Fells and lakes. There are a variety of walks right from the front door, and several well marked trails through the forest. Within comfortable driving distances are the lakes of Derwentwater, Loweswater, Crummock Water, Buttermere and tranquil Bassenthwaite (this being technically the only true LAKE - the others known as waters or meres).
It's a lovely drive from Darling How into Keswick, a busy market town (market day is Thursday and Saturday) with lots going on. Here you can go boating on the lake, hire bikes, take a trip to the "Cars of the Stars" Museum, the Puzzling Place, the Pencil Museum or even the James Bond Museum (all good wet weather activities for kids and adults alike). Keswick also boasts an indoor swimming pool with wave machine, the renowned Theatre by the Lake and a cinema (which also shows World Cinema films on a Sunday afternoon throughout winter).
Whinlatter is a great starting point for hundreds of walks, either through the forest, up the fells or along the lakeshore paths of Crummock Water, Buttermere and Loweswater. The visitor centre at Whinlatter is close by and has café, bike hire and high ropes course (Go Ape), as well as a live video camera in the Osprey nest (May-August). There is a recently opened mountain bike trail (said to be one of the best and longest forest trails in England).
How to get there
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Leave M6 at junction 40 (Penrith)
Take A66 signposted Keswick and Workington.
Continue on A66 until you reach the large roundabout at Keswick (17 miles).
At the roundabout, carry straight on, still on the A66 towards Cockermouth now.
After about 2 miles, turn left to Braithwaite
Keep on the road through Braithwaite and this will take you over Whinlatter Pass.
Keep going and Darling How is 2 miles beyond the Whinlatter Visitors Centre - right up a forestry road which is signed to 'Spout Force'
The postcode for Darling How is CA13 9UE
Activities near Cockermouth
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Aug - Sept 2012||31 Aug 12||14 Sep 12||£ 1275||£ 315||£ 315||3 Nights|
|Sep - Oct 2012||14 Sep 12||19 Oct 12||£ 1170||£ 315||£ 315||3 Nights|
|October 2012||19 Oct 12||26 Oct 12||£ 1325||£ 330||£ 330||3 Nights|
|October - Nov 2012||26 Oct 12||2 Nov 12||£ 1860||-||-||1 Week|
|Nov - Dec 2012||2 Nov 12||21 Dec 12||£ 1195||£ 240||£ 240||3 Nights|
|Christmas 2012||21 Dec 12||28 Dec 12||£ 1750||-||-||1 Week|
|New Year 2012||28 Dec 12||4 Jan 13||£ 2495||-||-||1 Week|
|Jan - Mar 2013||4 Jan 13||29 Mar 13||£ 1150||£ 230||£ 230||3 Nights|
|Easter Week One||29 Mar 13||5 Apr 13||£ 1795||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter Week Two||5 Apr 13||12 Apr 13||£ 1795||-||-||1 Week|
|April - May 2013||12 Apr 13||24 May 13||£ 1175||£ 295||£ 295||3 Nights|
|May 2013||24 May 13||31 May 13||£ 1895||-||-||1 Week|
|June - July 2013||31 May 13||5 Jul 13||£ 1195||£ 300||£ 300||3 Nights|
|July 2013||5 Jul 13||12 Jul 13||£ 1295||£ 300||£ 300||3 Nights|
|July 2013||12 Jul 13||19 Jul 13||£ 1395||£ 325||£ 325||3 Nights|
|July - Aug 2013||19 Jul 13||30 Aug 13||£ 1795||-||-||1 Week|
|Sept 2013||30 Aug 13||6 Sep 13||£ 1495||£ 375||£ 375||3 Nights|
|Sept 2013||6 Sep 13||20 Sep 13||£ 1295||£ 325||£ 325||3 Nights|
|Sept - Oct 2013||20 Sep 13||18 Oct 13||£ 1195||£ 300||£ 300||3 Nights|
|Oct 2013||18 Oct 13||25 Oct 13||£ 1395||£ 335||£ 335||3 Nights|
|October Half Term||25 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 1895||-||-||1 Week|
|Nov - Dec 2013||1 Nov 13||19 Dec 13||£ 1150||£ 235||£ 235||3 Nights|
|Christmas week||21 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||£ 1895||-||-||1 Week|
|New Year week||28 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 2495||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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