About This Listing
I have a lovely double room and a twin room to share in an old farmhouse (some parts of the house date from the seventeenth century), set on the foothills of the Lake District in north England, with splendid views and immediate walking access to the fells. Enjoy real peace and quiet, tasty breakfasts and the homely company of cats and hens. You'll be far from the madding crowds, but you'll still have access to the modern world via wifi too!
It's most useful to come by car as there is no public transport in the vicinity, but I can happily pick you up from the nearest railway station, Foxfield - for a small fee - if necessary. Free supper to any guest who walks the distance!
I can accommodate from one to four guests, travelling together and happy to share, as there is just one bathroom (and you'll also be sharing with me). At popular times of the year I might (rarely) offer my second room to other guests, but with discretion, and after consultation with you. My fee is £35 per person per night (though micro persons (under 12 years) can stay for half price).
The Blacksmith Arms - an award-winning pub - is a lovely 25-minute walk down the hill (though depending how much you enjoy their wonderful real ale and yummy grub, it could take you a lot longer to get back up!) The closest village is 3 miles away and offers other pubs and cafes, post office, a tourist information centre, a pleasant village square and a village shop that sells some locally-sourced food.
The Lake District can be a wet and muddy place sometimes, so don't forget to pack some sturdy, waterproof walking boots or wellies, and a waterproof jacket. The track to my place is bumpy, narrow and steep in places but I think you'll find it worth the adventure!
If you fancy a sojourn in surroundings that inspired the great romantic poets, then do please come!
I hope that guests will make my home their's for the duration of their stay, enjoying the use of communal spaces - the kitchen, the fireside and sitting-room, and the garden and spaces beyond - as well as the privacy of their own rooms.
Interaction with Guests
The house is my home and I will be here and coming and going during your stay. I respect my guests' needs for privacy, and will give you as much space as I can. I would love to chat at some point, and get to know you a little, and to offer advice for your days spent here, but will leave you to enjoy yourselves in your own way.
I live in a beautiful, quiet part of the Lake District, with views to the Irish Sea and the hills on my doorstep. The house is part of a hill farm which I share with a farming family - I live in the house, they use the barns and fields but live away on another farm.
My home is on a remote farm and there is no public transport in the area. A car is essential if you want to go exploring the Lake District but if you come by train and I collect you from the station there are pleasant walks in the local area, and the nearest village is a 40 minute walk away.
We adored our brief stay with Kate. Warm, welcoming, easygoing. Our boys (9 & 7) enjoyed an evening in front of the fire. I particularly enjoyed watching the sky from my bed and the most brilliant breakfast. Oh - and exploring the crags, swinging from the tree and a surprisingly good dinner at the Black Cock Inn in Broughton-in-Furness. Thank you Kate.
I had a feeling that Kate's place would be home from home and I was not wrong. Kate is a very warm and genuine human being and her home reflects this. She Is great to chat with and is a really thoughtful host.....you could not meet anyone more lovely or find a better place to lay your hat.
This is a quiet little area of the Lakes and a place to find real tranquillity. You can walk up onto the fells and not meet a single kagool.
A heart felt thanks to you Kate
She was charming with fresh coffee on the go and you just made yourself at home. She had ample supplies of good quality bacon, eggs, tomatoes, cereals, organic milk and a range of food to suit those with food intolerances.
She is a great conversationalist - with a rich life of varied experiences. Very interesting person.
I can only echo what previous reviews have said - Kate, the house, location just perfect... getting there is part of the adventure and so worth it to arrive with the fire roaring, sun setting but still time for a quick hike from the door. So peaceful, listening to the silence... my only regret I was only there for one night and a morning, but will definitely return soon.
A real gem of a country cottage, in a stunning, quiet location, with great walks on your doorstep and a gastro pub not too far if you fancy a treat. And all matched by Kate who was a great host making us feel very much at home and relaxed. Just wished we could have stayed longer.
Es war wunderbar mit Kate und ihrer Katze. Die Farm war viel leichter zu finden, als es nach der Beschreibung erscheint.
Kate ist eine ruhige und angenehme Gastgeberin, erzählt gerne und hört auch aufmerksam zu.
Man darf selber kochen und sich auch bei den von ihren Hühnern gelegten Eiern bedienen.
Ich bedauere sehr, dass ich nur eine Nacht bleiben konnte.
Kate is as absolutely lovely as her cottage. She could not have done more to make us feel welcome. The fire was always burning and the cottage was incredibly cosy.
The double bedroom is large and warm (heated blanket!- I'm a softie). You get a lot of privacy- there were no other guests and Kate tends to work in her own space, but is always happy to answer any questions.
The cottage is positioned half way up a hill, tucked away on its own. This is part of the charm, but be prepared for a slightly bumpy track up to the front door- I managed in a small hatchback!
The area itself is absolutely gorgeous, with fantastic views from the bedroom, and the cottage is within easy reach of the rest of the Lake District too. Great local pubs!
Honestly I cannot praise it highly enough. A lovely escape from London.
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About the Host, Kate
I've lived in the Lake District for 25 years, thirteen of those in this wonderful old house. I work from home for book publishers, and take photographs in the between times. I'm fortunate to live in a place where simply walking out the door can be a sensuous adventure every time. I have watched my wonderful family grow up here and move on, and so there is space in my house for you, my guests.