Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 8
High Bield was built in the 1920s by the artist, Ann Macbeth. It is a detached house in a spectacular location sitting high above the beautiful village of Hartsop at the foot of the Kirkstone Pass. The house and garden have superb views of the hills around and the valley below. The house is warm and cosy and was recently refurbished. It has an electric central heating system as well as a wood burning stove in the sitting room. The kitchen is well appointed with dishwasher, microwave and electric oven and hob. There is a downstairs shower room and an upstairs bathroom. Bedlinen is provided but we do ask that visitors bring their own towels unless they want to order them in advance. The house is an excellent base from which to walk – around Angle Tarn, on to the High Street ridge, or over to Fairfield and St Sunday Crag.
The nearest shops can be found in Patterdale – it has an excellent post office that sells newspapers and home made bread amongst other things - and Glenridding.
The garden is on a hillside and therefore steep in places. Very young children need to be supervised.
A farm track leads up to the house. Please take care when driving a low vehicle.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Leeds-Bradford 134 km, Nearest railway: Penrith 26 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Newly built vestibule with views over Brotherswater. Suitable for drying outdoor clothing and boots.
Newly refitted dining kitchen with views over Brotherswater. Microwave, dishwasher, fridge, electric oven and hob. Seating for 8. Slate floor.
Pantry off kitchen – freezer, washer drier
Sitting room with views over the valley and Brotherswater. Comfortable and large, with wood burner (first log basket included in rental but more available in Patterdale and Glenridding), Sky TV, DVD, Video and CD players.
Bedroom 1 with views over brotherswater and down valley to Ullswater. Double
Bedroom 2 with views down valley to Ullswater. Double
Shower room – with large shower and slate floor
2 single bedrooms with mountain views
1 twin bedroom (formerly the artist's studio) with views of Brotherswater and Ullswater
Sorry no pets
Travel cot and high chair available
Sorry no Wi-fi
|Further details outdoors|
Getting to High Bield can be something of an adventure, particularly in winter. The house is accessed by a track which goes through fields. It's well worth it for the spectacular views and sense of seclusion. There is a garage which can take a car and parking for another 2. The garden is wonderful but steep and young children should be supervised at all times.
The house has two double bedrooms and a generous shower room on the ground floor. Upstairs there are two single rooms, a twin room with wonderful views over Brotherswater and the Ullswater valley, with Ullswater itself in the distance. There is also a family bathroom upstairs.
The Cumbria/Lake District
The Lake District is one of the most spectacular places for hillwalking in England. Each valley has its own identity and the geological features, farms, landscapes and local people bring a rich diversity of interests and beauty to the area.
The coast to coast walk passes along the nearby footpaths. Glenridding Sailing Centre is a great base from which you can hire sailing boats and windsurfers on Ullswater. Amazing walks are on the doorstep - High Street, Hellvellyn, Place Fell, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield.
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23 Feb 2014
Really nice cosy house , with plenty of room for 8 of us.All the things we needed ,comfy beds ,plenty of hot water etc.The boot room is very handy for all that wet weather gear you need up here.The be… More
21 Oct 2013
"Perfect house for a get together"
I rented High Bield with friends to celebrate my birthday. The house is cosy and spacious at the same time, and beautifully furnished. With easy access to the hills, a drying room and no mobile phone … More
22 Apr 2013
"Fantastic location & views, very cosy and comfortable cottage"
We have been on holidays to the Lake District every year for the past 12 - 13 years, staying in different cottages in various parts of the Lake District. High Bield exceeded our expectations in every way. In a quiet location and off the beaten track, High Bield has all mod cons , yet retains it's unique traditional cottage features.
During our stay we had really heavy snowfall which stopped us using the track up to the cottage. The snow drifts in places on the track were between 2 - 3 feet deep. This was too deep even for most 4 x 4's including ours! Even the entrance to the village was cut off due to the 5 feet snow drifts! The locals in the village were very friendly and gave us permission to park in their parking area down in the village. We did manage to hike to the Post Office in Patterdale for supplies to keep us going. It was an adventure and hard work through knee deep snow. The cottage with the log burner was very cosy with the blizzard outside. It was very picturesque and our first experience of snow in the Lakes. High Bield is a beautiful place to stay and we would recommend it. We will definitely be returning in the future.
16 Jan 2013
"Beautiful cottage with spectacular views"
Two families stayed at this beautiful cottage four adults and four children from 7 years to 14 years. The veiw from the cottage is very dramatic and you can start your walks friom the door. We saw badgers and deer wondering around when the sun went down. The local pubs are great. We had a great night in the Brotherswater inn on New years eve.
The cottage has a lovely old feel about it but with all the mod cons, clean, spacious, warm and plenty of hot water. Wonderful.
1 Dec 2012
"Wish I could live there!"
It was really easy to book and the owner was very warm and friendly. The cottage is perfect - it has the best of the old and the new, cosy armchairs and wooden floorboards, along with excellent centra… More
2 Nov 2012
After an exciting meander up the track from Hartsop we arrived at Highbield, a lovely cottage nestling in the hillside with what must be the best view in the area. The sun was just starting to set ove… More
3 Dec 2011
The house is located high on the hillside above Hartsop. Wonderful views and a variety if lakeland walks from the doorstep. Well suited to families, lots of bedroom space. Well appointed, warm, sky tv… More
6 Nov 2011
"The best place to stay in the lakes"
High Bield is a well equipped property set in a stunning location. It's off the beaten track but not too isolated. The house is well maintained and furnished to a high standard.
The views are amazing and we absolutely love staying here.
24 Oct 2011
"A fabulous week in a lovely house"
High Bield is a beautiful house in a dramatic setting. It has been fitted out to a very high standard and wants for nothing. We return year after year and love it. There are numerous interesting walks from the front door and the views have to be seen to be believed..
17 Oct 2011
"Best ever self-catering property we have stayed in"
The best holiday cottage ever, extremely well equipped with everything we needed, absolutely fantastic, brilliant position with fabulous views - wish we could have stayed a few more weeks. Did hill walking every day from the cottage. We will definitely be coming back.
Brian, Carol and Family
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