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22 acres of idyllic seclusion in the Lake District

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 18 reviews

Farmhouse | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 16

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

You will have EXCLUSIVE use of the estate, your party will NOT be sharing the grounds or buildings with anyone else during your stay. There is direct pedestrian access to the Fells.

In the LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK Far Moor End is a private country estate, idyllically secluded in 22 acres of private grounds, just a short stroll from the shores of Ennerdale Water and only a mile from the village of Ennerdale Bridge, with its two pubs.The extremely generous, spacious accommodation for 16 people, comprises the Farmhouse, with traditional farmhouse kitchen, complete with large 2-oven Aga Rangemaster and inter-linked Barn conversion. Plenty of room to celebrate or spacious enough to find your own nook and unwind.

**Note: WEEKEND BREAKS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR are available**(excluding Christmas and New Year)

FLEXIBILITY 7 of the 8 Bedrooms can be either Superking Doubles or Twins, offering great flexibility for all your requirements. 3 ground floor bedrooms. The dining room very comfortably seats 16 people and has an open fire. Relax in the beautiful vaulted sitting room which has plenty of comfortable seating and a large woodburning stove. Set up a competition on the two table football tables or full-sized table tennis table. With an abundance of space everyone in your party can find their own area if required.

There is free Wi-fi available throughout the property

Explore the 22 acre estate of Far Moor End , which includes 15 acres of woodlands with paths, two paddocks of approximately two acres each, a meadow of approximately three acres. There are three wildlife ponds within the grounds. Far Moor End has a long frontage on the River Ehen which is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC),here you may be lucky enough to spot an otter or two and the grounds surrounding Far Moor End attract an abundance of wildlife, including red squirrels.

The unspoilt, tranquil valley of "Wild Ennderdale "is an ideal starting point for hundreds of walks - from gentle lakeside strolls to energetic mountain hikes (the views of Ennerdale and Buttermere lakes from the high fells are a stunning reward); rock climbing (a good base from which to approach Pillar); mountain biking in Ennerdale forest and fishing (permit required); and pony trekking.

The market towns of Cockermouth and Whitehaven are only a short distance away and the popular town of Keswick is only half an hour's drive away.

The historic village of St Bees is also close at hand with its long pebble and sand beach and famous cliffs with thousands of nesting sea birds.

Make your self-catering easy: Sainsburys, Tesco and Asda Internet shopping will deliver to Far Moor End. Or spoil yourselves and have your meals catered - ask us for more details.

Size Sleeps up to 16, 8 bedrooms
Nearest beach St.Bees 15 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 7 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcastle 145 km, Nearest railway: Whitehaven 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (16), Double beds (7), Cots (2), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 16
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

GAMES ROOM with 2 x full-sized professional model TABLE FOOTBALL TABLES

FULL-SIZE TABLE TENNIS (foldaway) in sitting room

Dine in style in the spacious dining room which comfortably seats 16 and has an open fire

Plenty of opportunity to find your own space.

One of the entrances leads to a large quarry tiled porch, and utility room, ideal for muddy boots and hanging coats.

This also leads to the kitchen which is large with plenty of storage space.

It is fully equipped with ample fridges, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and a large 2-oven Aga Rangemaster. There is a breakfast table in here making the room feel comfortable and sociable.

The utililty room offers additional storage space, freezer, iron & ironing board and washing machine. More space for muddy boots and coats.

Wheelchair ramp available for access (please request in advance)

Further details outdoors

Access to the estate of Far Moor End (22 acres, which includes 15 acres of woodlands with paths , two paddocks of approximately two acres each, a meadow of approximately three acres) is is via the private 1/3rd mile driveway. There are three wildlife ponds within the grounds. Far Moor End has a long frontage on the River Ehen which is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). The grounds surrounding Far Moor End attract an abundance of wildlife, including red squirrels and, in the early morning you may see a family of wild deer roaming the grounds.

Great private space for games, exploring, treasure hunts etc or simply relaxation and contemplation.

Further details

--IT'S ALL YOURS - Total privacy & seclusion in your own grounds - no other properties in the estate

- Get away from it all, peace and serenity

- Strictly Non-Smoking inside the property.

- Far Moor End is approached via a 0.3mile long private drive secured by 2 gates

- Far Moor End comprises spacious farmhouse & inter-linked barn comfortably accommodating 16 people

- Games Room

- Full-sized Table Tennis table (Foldaway) in sitting room

- Large wall-mounted 46" LCD TV now with Freesat Digital Receiver Dish for better reception (and another TV in dining room)

- The property is centrally heated. Each room has its own thermostatic control.

- There is an Aga Rangemaster electric oven and hob and an additional electric cooker and halogen hob.

- There is an abundance of of parking

- Pets are allowed by prior permission at a cost of £15 per pet

- The house has a FREE Wi-Fi broadband internet connection throughout

- Plenty of garden furniture and a BBQ

- There are two pubs only a mile away

- Ennerdale Water is just a mile in the other direction

- Not all mobile phones get a good signal - the best are Vodaphone, Orange & O2

- There is a payphone

- Wheelchair ramp available on request

- Cots and highchairs available on request

- Stag and Hen parties welcome

The Cumbria region

England's largest National Park includes Scafell Pike - its highest mountain, Wastwater - its deepest lake, and thriving communities like Keswick, Cockermouth and Whitehaven.

More than 3500kms of "rights of way" over the Fells and around 12 of the largest lakes in England.

Ennerdale Bridge

".........north of Wasdale is the neighbouring valley of Ennerdale, often cited by seasoned Lakelanders as the most scenic corner of the entire National Park"

"Ennerdale remains entirely free of the traffic jams, cruise boats and heaving crowds you'll find at many of the region's other beauty spots." - Quotations used by permission from Lonely Planet Lake District Guide.

As recently visited by Julia Bradbury & Ellie Harrison for BBC's Countryfile, Ennerdale is England's wildest valleys. It is one of the most remote lakes, offering a place to escape even in the high season. Yet it is only a 20 minute drive from a variety of towns and areas. Ennerdale lake is a deep glacial lake, 2.5 miles long, ¾ mile wide and 148 feet deep. The water is exceptionally clear and contains a variety of fish. It is the only lake that does not have a road running alongside it.

It was the first attempt in England to turn a large landscape back into a wilderness. Follow Wild Ennerdale's progress on BBC's "Costing the Earth" - available on iplayer.

Around Ennerdale, there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied.

Hundreds of walks - from gentle lakeside strolls to energetic mountain hikes

Rock climbing

Mountain biking in Ennerdale Forest

Fishing in the lake (permit required)

Pony trekking


The nearest village, Ennerdale Bridge, has a church and two public houses (both serving good food and a variety of beers, including real ale).

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22 Jun 2014


"Fantastic group accomodation"

Stayed here for the weekend for In Laws 50th Wedding Anniversary. Location was to die for, located just outside Ennerdale, below Crag Fell and 5 mins from Ennerdale Lake. Very large accomodation, 8 be… More

20 May 2014


"Blissful Retreat with all the gang"

We had a large family get together at Far Moor End for a weekend with a group ranging from 17 months to 76 years old. We couldn't fault the accomodation at all. Clean, comfortable and large. it w… More

6 May 2014


"wonerful get together in a wonderful place"

I couldn't fault the house at all. The owner was there to greet us and have us a thorough tour of the property, answering any questions we had about the property and the area.All our group were v… More

30 Dec 2013


"A reet good time!"

The house was spotless and everything ready to be used. The house had everything we needed. The weather was awful - torrential rain and gales but we were fine! The owner Jan sorted every little niggle and was cheery even when we dragged him out through flooded roads! We would certainly go back. We have stayed in many big houses and this was the best!

27 Sep 2013


"Far Moor End - Ennerdale absolutely fabulous"

This was a very special three night stay for all our family. The house and grounds are fantastic the amount of space is incredible. The accommodation was very well maintained and spotlessly clean. Sixteen of use came together for our celebration, Far Moor End made our time together a wonderful experience - one we will never forget. Thank you.

12 Sep 2013


"Fabulous house in great location. Helpful and friendly owner"

16 of us stayed including 7 adults and 9 teenagers. Jan was very helpful in changing the bed arrangements to suit our group. Teenagers loved the games room, table tennis table and outdoor space wher… More

12 Sep 2013


"Superb cottage for any group"

We stayed at Far Moor End for my brother's stag - a group of 14 of us. The place is brilliant!

Loads of car parking, rooms that be set up as doubles or twins (so can adjust to different groups), a huge living room, table tennis, table football, BBQ, decking with wonderful views over the fells, great kitchen facilities, a huge dining room, outside space, secluded....I could go on. Whatever the group I think this place will work....stags, hens, family, group of friends, etc.

We went to the Fox and Hounds - about a ten minute walk into Ennerdale, which is a good solid country pub. We also did the 7-8 mile walk around Ennerdale Water - just turn right out the end of the drive - which is a real cracker with some great views, especially from the southern shore.

All in all, a great cottage, I can highly recommend.

1 Sep 2013


"It would be difficult not to be very happy with your choice if you choose Far Moor End!!"

10 of us stayed for a week in early August. Two families and grandparents. It was perfect. We had of course rooms to spare. Gave the kids choices of where to sleep! It's hardly a cottage. I… More

27 Jul 2013


"Great location, lovely views, fantastic space and very comfortable"

We loved this house as a great venue for our family gathering of 16. the house coped with us all and a dog very easily no doubt helped by beautiful weather. We would definitely recommend it to others. The living space, dining room and comfortable beds mostly with en suite all exceeded expectations.

Thanks again.

13 May 2013


"Quality accommodation"

16 of us stayed at Far Moor End. Lovely spacious house. Scenery beautiful. Nice walk to local pubs. Can highly recommend Fox & Hounds for food. Only downside was that without the log burner being… More

After reading this review we have installed an additional radiator in the Lounge to compensate for when the log burner isn't lit. Additionally we have installed a Heat Pump this week to operate overnight. Now the central heating is on for 24 hours a day with the internal temperature set to 20℃.

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