There’s something wonderful about a holiday in a farmhouse: the tradition, the history and the cosiness make for a relaxing holiday that feels like a real escape. Our self-catering farmhouses across Cumbria and the Lake District are wonderfully welcoming and make the perfect retreat from everyday life: here’s just a small selection for you to dream about!
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Prepare to be blown away by the simply gorgeous Howe Farm in the Lyth Valley! This 17th century farmhouse dates back to the 1650s and is ideal for a remote rural getaway. Absolutely bursting with character, it has breathtaking views from both the house and the spectacular garden (which also includes orchards!). The Lyth Valley is a secret corner of the South Lakes that you will want to keep all to yourself.
Sleeps 6, 2 dogs
Beautiful Wallthwaite Farmhouse commands fantastic views of Blencathra from the house itself and the large garden. Full of character with a whitewashed stone exterior, an open fire, wood panelling and modern furnishings, it is in a tiny and peaceful hamlet close to both Ullswater and Keswick.
Sleeps 12, 3 dogs
Tucked away in a peaceful corner of tranquil Eskdale you will find Hollin How, a traditional farmhouse that’s full of character. Beautifully blending antique features and a traditional style with modern comforts and elegant décor, it is a really indulgent self-catering farmhouse that’s perfect for a gathering of friends or extended family. Once you’ve finished exploring the wonderful interior, step outside to take in the views from the garden of the gorgeous Eskdale valley.
Sleeps 10/14, 2 dogs
If you really want to experience the farm life, then head to Caudale Beck! This 17th century Grade II listed former farmhouse still sits on a working farm surrounded by the fells and fields of stunning Ullswater. Warm, welcoming and secluded, Caudale Beck remains true to its traditional feel. The glorious open fire in the living room is also perfect for snuggling up in front of after a day exploring the local countryside.
Sleeps 6, 1 dog
Little Braithwaite Farmhouse’s traditional exterior hides an elegant interior that is perfect if you love a modern holiday cottage with nods to its original purpose. Sitting above pretty Newlands Beck just outside Braithwaite village, you can enjoy listening to the rippling river go by as you admire the views of Skiddaw.
Sleeps 8, 2 dogs
As beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside, Low Cleabarrow in Winderemere is a self-catering farmhouse with real curb appeal! It’s the perfect place for a small gathering with a large kitchen that opens via patio doors onto the garden, comfortable socialising spaces, and large bedrooms. You won’t be missing out on those extra-special touches either thanks to the exposed beams, wood burner, and colourful garden.
Sleeps 6, pet-free
A traditional farmhouse with lake views and close to the popular market town of Keswick: there’s not much that Castlerigg Farmhouse doesn’t have! Named for the famous stone circle, it sits high above the town and boasts spacious rooms, exposed beams, and a glorious open fire.
Sleeps 8, 1 dog
Found in an elevated position between tranquil Eskdale and the coast at Ravenglass is Cragg Cottage. Offering a real sense of tranquillity, it is woven through with history. From the original features to connections with Hugh Falkus – a writer, filmmaker and pilot who is best known for his books on fishing and once lived here – this is a property with plenty of stories to tell!
Sleeps 6, 2 dogs
Named by The Independent newspaper as one of the UK’s best holiday homes, Elm How in Patterdale includes numerous beautiful original features including internal doors, sandstone fireplaces and aged ceiling beams. Its name comes from the wooded plantation behind the farmhouse and it enjoys spectacular mountain views over Helvellyn, St Sunday Crag and Fairfield.
Sleeps 8, 2 dogs
Key Moss Farmhouse is a true gem nestled amongst the rolling countryside of the South Lakes. This 18th century farmhouse retains all its character and the owners have taken great care to offer all the modern comforts you could dream of. With extensive grounds, multiple wood burners, wooden floors, and a glorious kitchen, it’s a dream come true!
Sleeps 9, 2 dogs
There’s nothing like a bit of character and history to add something extra special to your Lake District stay, and we think that a self-catering farmhouse is one of the best ways to experience that! You can also browse all of our holiday cottages to find your perfect getaway.