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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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.
10 Feb 2014
"cosy, relaxing get away"
We stayed at Ashstead for 2 nights. It's very easy to find. The lounge is warm & comfy, The kitchen is well kitted out although we didn't do much cooking,the fridge is large enough for a family and a washer & dryer is available if required.The beds are very comfortable and the bedrooms are also warm & cosy with plenty of wardrobe/cupboard space. Altogether a wonderfully relaxing stay in a lovely house in a stunning setting.
16 Jan 2014
Our stay at Ashstead was just wonderful. The house itself is really spacious and comfortable. It was equipped beyond our expectations - and just made for an easy and relaxing stay. The stay was made e… More
30 Dec 2013
"A perfect escape for young families, can't wait to go again"
We stayed at Ashstead for 3 nights between Xmas and New Year - 4 adults and 4 children [all under 5!]. It's down a long track on the side of a hill in a beautiful part of Kendal, and it's easy to find from the main road as the track leads directly to it. It was bigger inside than we expected having seen the photos. The lounge is comfy and welcoming, leading to a large dining room with plenty of room [and a high chair which was extremely useful!!]. The kitchen is really well kitted out, washer/dryer/big fridge and plenty of plates/pans/serving dishes etc so don't take anything extra with you. Helen kindly provides all of the basics for your stay, which I wasn't expecting, the welcome pack is much more than the norm. Upstairs is comfy and features two large double bedrooms and a children's room with two sets of bunk beds. No expense has been spared with the fixtures and fittings, they're all in-keeping with the age of the cottage and the beds are so comfy! You'll just need your own towels.
We experienced a few power cuts during our stay, although the national grid were straight there to sort it out, but Helen and her family were wonderful...they couldn't do enough! She was bringing flasks of boiling water and candles, letting us know how long it would take for them to fix the problem in the area etc. The children actually enjoyed playing by candle light and it was part of the adventure! All in all, a wonderful stay and we'll definitely be back.
28 Dec 2013
We stayed over Christmas and had a fantastic time. The house is beautiful and equipped with everything to make your stay perfect. The rooms were spotless and very comfortable. The owners had decor… More
27 Dec 2013
"Perfect Family Christmas location"
Ashstead Farmhouse was where we chose to spend Christmas as an extended family (me and my partner, his parents, my parents and siblings - 9 people altogether) and it was the PERFECT choice. Absolutely beautiful house with gorgeous stone walls and fully equipped - there is really very little that our hosts didn't plan for. Very comfortable, gorgeous setting, and only a few miles from Kendal, so very convenient for picking up groceries, etc.
Beautiful house and exceptional hosts, excellent value - only one minor flaw would be that heating took a while to get comfortable in the main room, could use an extra space heater in there for the mornings while its heating up.
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