The Fold, Hallin Bank
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Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Hallin Bank is a 17th century farmhouse set in 11 acres of its own land at the end of a private drive, overlooking the lovely valley of Martindale. The location, on the south slopes of Hallin Fell, is stunning. The same family has occupied Hallin Bank since 1905 and it is a treasured possession.
'The Fold' is an elegant barn conversion attached to the farmhouse but with independent access. It is furnished to a high standard and is full of character and charm. It sleeps 4-5 in two bedrooms. The double bedroom on the ground floor has French windows opening on to a terrace. The loft bedroom has twin beds, an extra folding bed and a travel-cot. Large bathroom with laundry facilities and separate second toilet are on the ground floor. The grand kitchen/living room, with its huge Aga, its minstrels' gallery and piano, oak beams and spectacular windows is the focus of daily living and loved by all visitors. There is direct access from 'The Fold' to the orchard and stream below. Well behaved dogs are welcome (but please consult us first) and you may walk anywhere in our fields. There are splendid walks in every direction and wildlife close at hand, including red squirrels, badgers and red deer. Lake Ullswater is 15 minutes away and you can take the ferry from nearby Howtown to Glenridding at the head of the lake or to Pooleybridge at its foot. A perfect place for a family holiday, a base for walking in the north-eastern fells, or a romantic retreat. For further details and photographs check the individual website for Hallin Bank.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Penrith 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
About this location
The Lake District
The lovely valley of Martindale lies on the east side of Ullswater, the second largest and perhaps most beautiful of the English lakes. It is a completely unspoilt place, reached by a mountain pass that ascends from Howtown, and preserved from through traffic, since there is no road on to Patterdale. It is quiet even in summer, though only 25 minutes from the M6 at Junction 40 and from the A66 at Penrith for those arriving from the east. Martindale wildlife includes red squirrels, badgers, hares, woodpeckers, herons, owls, falcons, and many kinds of smaller bird. One of the finest local walks, along the High Street ridge, may reward you with a sighting of red deer or even a golden eagle. The local herdwick sheep, a rare farm breed, are to be seen everywhere in the fields or on the open fell.
There are walks both gentle and strenuous in every direction, along the valley floor and up the fells. Children will enjoy paddling in the beck and picnicking by the lake at Sandwick, our local 'beach'. You can hire rowing boats, canoes and kayaks at Pooley Bridge and Glenridding or enjoy a trip on one of the picturesque steamers that ply up and down the lake. There is also pony-trekking close by. For a day out, there are country houses, Hadrian's Wall, potteries, water-mills, and all the rest of the Lake District and Eden valley to visit.
Penrith, 10 miles away, is our local town. There are convenient supermarkets on its edge, but the old-fashioned shops of the historic centre are also well worth exploring. (Don't fail to sample Penrith's famous fudge and toffee, exported to toffee-addicts the world over.) The village of Pooley Bridge, 4 miles away at the foot of the lake, offers a Post Office/shop selling newspapers and basic goods.
For eating out, Howtown Hotel, open March to October, has a friendly atmosphere and reasonable prices. Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, in a beautiful position overlooking the lake, is open all year. It is famous for its cuisine (inevitably, this is reflected in its prices). There are several pubs at Pooley Bridge, others in the nearby villages of Tirril, Askham and Dacre, and various restaurants in Penrith.
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4 Sep 2014
"Character cottage in perfect location!"
I booked this cottage for myself, husband, two (small) children and our dog for a holiday in the lake district. The cottage was perfect for what we were after - to be able to walk up the mountains fr… More
30 Jul 2013
"Memorable family vacation!"
Situated close to Lake Ullswater, this gem of a place was the perfect short stay for my parents, and grown-up siblings. The Fold is a beautiful cottage with a great view and garden, and has a really c… More
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