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 had a really wonderful stay at Kate's. She is an excellent host and will really go the extra mile to make sure her guests have a nice time. Kate was really easy to communicate with before the trip and whilst we were there offered lots of information about the area and where to go. The house is stunning, with so many details in the decoration and a cosy sitting room with a log fire and piano. There were lots of options for breakfast which made for a good spread, a perfect start to a day walking in the Cumbrian hills. A visit to Hawes wouldn't be complete without a trip to the Blacksmith's arms nearby, the menu is really tasty and the local ales are great. Highly recommend this lovely cottage.
A lovely peaceful home that proved a very welcome cosy retreat in the depths of winter. Kate is a thoughtful, charming host who provided us with everything we needed for an enchanting weekend in a beautiful location. Heartily recommended and we hope to return sometime.
Great place to stay with fantastic atmosphere and original features. Certainly a memorable place for its character and beautiful scenery. Kate is a lovely host and met all our requirements. thanks.
Kate was a wonderful host making us feel completely at home. I think it has all been said in previous reviews and I can confirm that we had a great time and will definately come again......if Kate will have us :-)
One of the most beautiful air bnb stays I've experienced . Such a warm welcome to such a blissful place. Thank you for your hospitality and I can't wait to come again and visit.
This is the perfect spot for a few quiet days in the countryside, I couldn't recommend it enough. Kate was delightful. She gave thorough instructions to find the house, was prompt and helpful with the booking procedure and breakfast in the morning was everything you could possibly want. The area surrounding the farm was beautiful and Kate's recommendation for dinner at the local pub was a winner.
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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.