Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Ashstead Farmhouse is our family friendly self-catering holiday home. Ideal for larger groups, or two families of 4 sharing making for an especially good value break. Celebrate a special occasion or spend Christmas together. The farmhouse is full of rustic charm, situated between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, and has exposed Lakeland stone walls and wooden beams. Your stay will be warm and cosy due to the open log fire and is well equipped with Freeview television and DVD.
The Farmhouse sleeps up to eight (8) people in three generous bedrooms. There are two double bedrooms with double beds and a third double bedroom with bunkbeds. A full bathroom is on the first floor with electric shower over the bath, with wall heater and electric towel rail. A guest cloakroom is situated downstairs for convenience. Linen is provided although we request that you bring your own towels.
The kitchen is equipped with Pampered Chef cooking utensils, crockery, cooker with grill, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.
There is parking for two (2) cars.
The Farmhouse is situated on a bridleway ideal for mountain biking on your doorstep, offering a challenging terrain for those who want it. Please note that no pets are allowed and we have a no smoking policy in the Farmhouse.
Stunning views can be found over the Whinfell countryside ... a brilliant opportunity to find tranquil places to sit and paint or sketch. Totally peaceful yet a short drive of 8 miles to Kendal with shops, cinema, swimming pool, restuarants and 10 miles from Lake Windermere. Horse riding, biking, hiking and visits to many historic towns /Scotland is within easy reach for days out. Something for everyone to do. Or just relax with a local walk. In cooler times snuggle in front of the fire. In the summer months, walk through the traditional hay meadow s owned by "The Friends of the Lake District" and watch buzzards, kestrels, red squirrels and even occasional deer in surrounding fields.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester (Car hire available from here) 143 km, Nearest railway: Kendal 9 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|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, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
The Cumbria/Lake District
Cumbria is one of, if not the most, beautiful county in England with majecstic fells and views to take your breath away it is a must to visit.
There are plenty of family activities in Cumbria to turn your hand to old and new skills that you might like to try and take away a true Cumbrian experience.
Activities in the Lake District include ten pin bowling, climding walls, laser quest, nature trails and children's playgrounds there is something for children of all ages.
For the more adventurous Lake District activities there is fell walking, mountain biking, watersports, tree top walks to name but a few.
We can't guarantee the weather however we can guarantee that you will never ne short of things to do in the Lakes.
Kendal is an old market town situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the country – the English Lake District. Kendal is also within 30 minutes drive of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, making it a perfect base for walkers and sightseers alike. The town's unique blend of history, culture and shopping make it a very popular destination for visitors.
There are attractions for all ages, fascinating museums, modern and historic art and a variety of leisure facilities. The shopping is diverse with many High Street names but the town is known particularly for specialist shops – quality independent traders offering a range of goods unrivalled anywhere in the Lake District.
For many years Kendal was one of the most important wool towns in the country, even more important than West Yorkshire. The town was also a stopping off point for cattle drives from Scotland as well as a very important market (which still continues today).
Kendal is also famous for Kendal Mint Cake, K Shoes and Kendal Minfest a street festival which takes place in September every year.
Its a great place to visit which is why its no surprise that it has been voted the second best place to live in England according a list compilied by The Sunday Times.
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3 Sep 2014
Beginning thank Ms. Helen on hospitality,And the fact that I am impressed and my family the beauty of the cottage was the most beautiful images of the Tripadvisor,Has been providing all our needs from kitchen utensils, towels and toiletries,As Ms. Helen kindly provide Wi-Fi with that it has a non-binding.
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1 Sep 2014
"A very special place for a very special weekend"
We stayed here for my mum's birthday in July. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable, with everything you could possibly need and more. The setting is peaceful and well off the tourist tr… More
16 Aug 2014
"an oustanding family adventure. the best way to experience farm life in 5 star accomandation."
We came from Israel for a week in the lake district and another week in London with 3 children (10,6,1) We had sone doubts because the location is not in the center of of the attraction area etc. but when we arrived we were stunned by the special atmosphere and the cleanliness of the place. There was plenty room for everything we needed and much beyond. There is a dining room, a living room, a piano room, 3 bedrooms and of course a kitchen all watching the beatiful views of the area. The children had fun with the farm animals and we also went on a trail that started right from the farm. Helen and her family were there all the time with suggestions for hikes, help with every issue and just friendly talking..very very recommended! we were crying when we needed to leave...
30 Jul 2014
"All bedrooms have good views."
Beautiful setting and lots of animals. A young cat called Salt was easily the favourite. We were very lucky with the weather and the only rain was at night. I was surprised at how spacious and comfortable it is.
25 Jul 2014
Nice place and great area fantastic holiday place to stay ,the partner Helen was very nice and helpfull , nice holiday bungalow with nice view got lot of attraction places to visit around also 20 min… More
2 Jul 2014
"Paradise, super friendly Helen and her family, Simply Outstanding"
We had visitors from abroad including teenagers and a young infant. Cottage was immaculate, very minute attention to details were looked after by Helen (Owner). She even provided a travel cot for the … More
11 Jun 2014
"A working farm which made for a great family weekend away."
The cottage was the perfect fit for my family (3 kids, 2 adults) and my parents for a weekend away. The lay out works really well for an extended family (and I am sure would work for 2 families). It was really clean and well kitted out. My kids absolutely loved being on a working farm and being able to get involved with a few of the chores. With 8 dogs, 3 cats, puppies, kittens, sheep, cows, chickens, horses and a rabbit - there was plenty to see and do! Helen and her family were very welcoming, thoughtful and kind during our stay.
2 Jun 2014
What an amazing weekend iv had. The cottage is immaculate an rooms are all very spacious with a lovely family welcoming feel throughout !! The beds were really comfortable too !! Whilst staying at the… More
6 May 2014
"Cosy house in a stunning location"
We had a wonderful stay at the Ashstead farmhouse. There was 8 of us and the house was perfect for a larger group. The house is beautiful and everything was well thought of. The location is also terrific, set on a working farm and away from the busier parts of the lake district. Would definitely recommend.
21 Apr 2014
A very nice cottage on a working farm. Sheep were lambing, so we arrived at the perfect time with newly born lambs all around us. The cottage was spacious with a nice fire place. The kitchen was well equipped and all the rooms were clean. One could argue that the interior was a little bit dated and not really inside The Lake District, but I am sure we could not have found better value for money.
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