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Church House – Home 280150 Farmhouse

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Church House – Home 280150

Excellent Excellent – based on 18 reviews

  • Farmhouse
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Farmhouse / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Church House is a superbly renovated, self catering farmhouse with many period features. This house is in a truly peaceful, but not at all isolated, location in the hamlet of Boot, in the Eskdale valley in the Lake District National Park. Church House sleeps 7 people in three bedrooms and provides luxurious accommodation and ample living space. A study and TV room are available in addition to the sitting room. A beautiful south-facing sun room houses a dining table and L shaped sofa with views across the open fields to the fells beyond. Our usual impeccable high standards, antiques and homely touches adorn Church House. Awarded 5 star Gold by Visit England, the house is set within two acres of private grounds with its own shallow stream.

A quirky bothy across a cobbled courtyard provides additional accommodation for an extra two adults, or up to three more grown up children. Please call for more information on adding the bothy to your booking.

Further details

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Church House is a superbly renovated, self catering farmhouse with many period features. This house is in a truly peaceful, but not at all isolated, location in the hamlet of Boot, in the Eskdale valley in the Lake District National Park. Church House sleeps 7 people in three bedrooms and provides luxurious accommodation and ample living space. A study and TV room are available in addition to the sitting room. A beautiful south-facing sun room houses a dining table and L shaped sofa with views across the open fields to the fells beyond. Our usual impeccable high standards, antiques and homely touches adorn Church House. Awarded 5 star Gold by Visit England, the house is set within two acres of private grounds with its own shallow stream.

A quirky bothy across a cobbled courtyard provides additional accommodation for an extra two adults, or up to three more grown up children. Please call for more information on adding the bothy to your booking.

Further details

For The Bothy you will need to provide your own sleepings bags and pillows and it is best suited to two adults or three older children due to limited head room and space in the elevated sleeping bunk. The Bothy is only available for hire when taken with the main house.

All luxury bed linen and towels are provided for the main house.

Pets may be accepted by prior arrangement.

A welcome hamper is provided on arrival containing essentials, a bottle of wine and a few goodies.

Further details indoors

Adorned by Cumbrian slate floors throughout, the ground floor is warmed by underfloor heating from a ground source heat pump. There are ample living areas for spending time together as a group or finding a quiet space to yourself. A drying room is available next to the kitchen, ideal for wet outdoor clothes after a long day out. The kitchen has a beamed ceiling and exposed original stone work. There is a fantastic woodburning range for heating and cooking as well as a new Smeg electric cooker. The kitchen leads through to the sitting room with sofas and Lazy-Boy arm chairs arranged around a open fireplace with a flat screen TV in the room.

A triple glazed Sun room has a rustic solid oak table and enjoys uninterrupted views across Eskdale. Adjacent to the kitchen is a snug, with a huge comfy sofa and another wall mounted flat screen TV. There is also a small study well-equipped with books, board games and puzzles. A huge Bartholomew map provides a dramatic and interesting feature wall whilst cleverly concealing a hidden door and downstairs cloakroom, off the original, flagged slate hall.

An original oak and elm staircase leads up to the bedrooms. A family room comfortably sleeps three people in a double bed with a single bunk over. A further double room has early oak antique furniture, a lovely bronze chandelier and a Victorian brass and iron bed.

The king size master bedroom also has an antique brass and enamelled bedstead. There is a feature polished Cumbrian slate shower in the bedroom and a concealed toilet. A vanity unit and washbasin is situated alongside the shower. All bedrooms have restored/polished wooden floors and doors, beautifully crafted hand made shutters at the windows and exposed original beams and stonework.

There is a family bathroom with luxury imperial cast iron bath, complimented by local Broughton Moor slate.

Further details outdoors

Outside there are enclosed lawned gardens with a cherry blossom tree. Uninterrupted views stretch across the fields to the surrounding fells. There is also a small courtyard with tables and chairs. To the rear is a small and safe stream and a lovely wildlife meadow for children to explore and play in.

In addition to the accommodation in Church House, there is also a stone Bothy across a small courtyard from the house, which sleeps a maximum of two adults or three more grown-up children. The Bothy has a sofa bed and a sleeping platform with mattresses accessed via a ladder. There is a black iron grate to light an open fire and the sleeping platform has lighting. The shower (hot) outside has a wonderful view (but no curtain so be brave!) whilst a toilet and washbasin are located inside the Bothy. Please call for more information on adding the bothy to your booking.

The England region

Church House is situated in Boot, Eskdale, one of the most beautiful valleys in the Lake District. On the quieter side of the National Park, Eskdale has a peaceful tranquility that makes it especially appealing to those who want to avoid the crowds. Wainwright wrote of it, "the loveliest of all the Lakeland valleys". It is also the valley where owner Didy Morgan spent her childhood holidays.

At the upper end of Eskdale is one of the Lake District's best-kept secrets, Great Moss, a stunning open valley surrounded by some of the highest peaks in England; Scafell Pike, Esk Hause and Bowfell.

Boot

The valley of Eskdale begins via Hard Knott Pass, a steep mountain road that is one of the most challenging drives in the Lakes. At the valley top is an old Roman fort built between AD120 and AD138, which is open to visitors. There are spectacular views from there right down to the Irish Sea and the old fishing village of Ravenglass, where there is a ruined Roman bath-house. Nearby is Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Owl Centre, with lots for children to do all year round.

The bubbling River Esk runs right through Eskdale, flowing to the estuary at Ravenglass. The river has super, natural pools for swimming, especially at Trough House Bridge and Forge Bridge.

Between Church House and the river is St Catherine's Church (300m away), which dates back to the 12th century. By the river at the side of the church you'll find the 'stepping stones'. Great fun to cross, especially in Crocs in the summer – wet feet beware! A short walk from there is the Stanley Ghyll Force; a magnificent 60ft waterfall that plunges into a deep pool below – very impressive to visit.

In the hamlet of Boot there is a working water mill dating back to 1578, open to visitors, along with its eccentric little museum.

Eskdale itself was greatly influenced by Lord Rea in the 19th century. He had his own extensive ornamental Japanese gardens formed on the bank above his grand house, which have been painstakingly restored and are free to wander round all year. Enter them up Giggle Alley, just by the small car park and public conveniences in Eskdale Green.

His contribution to the valley is easy to appreciate and enjoy now by looking at the many quality built Estate structures. One of these is now the Discover Eskdale centre in St Bega's Church, just 100m from the Eskdale village car park, which looks at the life, times and landscape of the valley through the ages. Opposite here you can also stock up on provisions from the superbly run village shop.

The famous Ravenglass & Eskdale Miniature Railway, known locally as the Ratty, runs along the valley, its steam trains making the leisurely seven-mile journey down to the sea through some fantastic Lake District scenery. This is a must for a holiday visit, the end of the line being ½ a mile away from Church House at Dalegarth Station.

The recently opened Eskdale Cycle Trail, leaving from the front door of Church House, turning right down Parson's Passage just before St Cathryn's Church, is a most enjoyable day. It covers eight miles along the river on your own bikes or you can hire them from Shepherds Views in Holmrook – 019467 29907. The trail takes you to Ravenglass, then the Ratty brings you back!

The walking from Church House is unparalleled with some of the best in the Lake District. You can hike from the valley bottom to the summit of the highest peak in England, walk over the high fells, or trace the sinister old coffin route to Wasdale. All walks can be started from the front door of Church House.

Eskdale Golf Course is seven miles away and has an 18 hole golf course and stocked fishing pools in a stunning location.

Eskdale isn't just about outdoor activities. There are three pubs within easy walking distance of Church House, five altogether in Eskdale. There is public wi-fi access at Brook House and the Bower House. The three pubs around Boot also run the Boot Beer Festival in Eskdale in June.

There is also the annual Eskdale Show which combines sheep showing with Cumberland wrestling, a fell race and lots of childrens' activities.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the owner

Didy M
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
17 Nov 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Farmhouse has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 7. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 Nov 2012. Located in Boot, it has 17 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £795 to £1995.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 17 Nov 2016.

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