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Threlkeld, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Complex of properties
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Barn conversion on a working cattle farm with children's play area
  • Complex of properties with space for multiple groups to travel together
  • Take in far-reaching landscapes with views of Helvellyn on the horizon
Property code: SZ048

Stay in the heart of the Lake District National Park with a trip to this delightful working farm. Located at the foot of the Blencathra mountain with the ever-popular town of Keswick close by.

This lovely barn conversion looks out upon some of the finest scenery in the Lake District, including Great Dodd, and beyond that, Helvellyn itself. Set on a working beef and sheep farm, just off the Penrith to Keswick Road (A66) the cottage providing self-catering accommodation is an ideal base for touring the rest of the Lake District.

There is the peaceful atmosphere of St Johns in the Vale nearby with the challenging walking country of High Rigg. Rising up behind the cottage is Blencathra which can be climbed from the doorstep. Children will also enjoy playing in the play area which is shared with the other cottages on site. The traditional village of Threlkeld is 1 mile and has two excellent pubs serving food. The bustling market town of Keswick is 6 miles and has a selection of shops, tourist attractions, pubs and restaurants. Lakeside walks at Thirlmere and boating trips on Derwentwater are a must.

Travelling along a pretty country lane through the vale will bring you to the prehistoric site of Castlerigg Stone Circle which stands in a magnificent setting, then head towards Grasmere, 10 miles, Ambleside, 14 miles, Windermere, 18 miles. Ullswater, with its steamboat trips, is beautiful with dramatic scenery and is just 10 miles away.

This beautiful barn conversion is situated in an elevated position. There are lovely views across the valley to the Helvellyn range and the vale of Keswick. The property is located on the lower slopes of Blencathra, offering excellent fell walking right from the door.

The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric oven, washing machine and microwave.

From the kitchen is the sitting room which has large windows commanding views to Clough Head and the Helvellyn Ridge behind. There is TV with combined DVD player, and dining for four.

Upstairs there is a king bedroom and a bedroom with a zip-and-link super king bed (which is made up as a double or can be changed to a twin upon request). The bathroom has a bath with shower over it, WC and wash basin.

There is seating outside the cottage along with a shared gazebo and BBQ area with the other cottages at the farm. There is plenty of outdoor space and a play area for children to enjoy.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 super king (which can be made up as a twin upon request) and 1 king
  • 1 bathroom – shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV/DVD
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • Towels not included
  • Shared garden and children’s play area
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • 1 dog welcome - please note this is a working farm with grazing cattle therefore dogs must be kept under control 
  • £50 discount available if only 2 people staying with double bed made up, conditions apply - please contact us at the time of booking for further details
  • Pub 1 mile, Shop 1.5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Michael 15th April 2022

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Positives: Good location - very quick to get to Keswick and the north lakes in general, and great for walking on blencathra. Very clean throughout when we arrived and comfy beds. Negatives: no personal garden (only shared space on the main farm), and road noise from A66 in the day (although this is clear when you book if you look at the location). Read moreOverrall a good stay! Hide

Reviewed by Anne 8th April 2022

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Fabulous stay, cottage immaculate and very comfortable. Ideal location for what we wanted to do. Would definitely book again.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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