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Birkwray Farmhouse

Outgate and Tarn Hows (2 mls NE), Lake District
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautiful  detached 17th century farmhouse set in a peaceful location
  • Pretty garden with stunning views towards Latterbarrow
  • Only one mile from village the of Hawkshead and a short stroll to the village pub
Property code: 54193

A beautiful 17th century Lakeland farmhouse blending many original features and contemporary style, set in a perfect location for exploring the Lake District.

Brimming with character this stunning farmhouse has been lovingly modernised while retaining a number of original decorative features. Sleeping up to six guests, visitors can while away their days socializing in front of the cosy wood burner; strolling down the road to the local pub; dipping their toes in the crisp Lake Windermere water; or visiting one of the many National Trust sites nearby.

Surrounded by natural wonders and with views across rolling green fields to Latterbarrow, guests will be instantly charmed on arrival at this property. At the heart of this home is a spacious lounge/diner with exposed beams, deep-set windows and a wood burner. Light a fire and catch up with your group as you relax and sip a glass of fizz on the comfy sofas. When your tummy starts to rumble, head to the well-equipped kitchen where you can rustle up a meal for everyone. Dig into your culinary creation at the kitchen table or enjoy a more formal meal at the dining table in the lounge. In the summertime, the private garden is a lovely space for dining alfresco and there’s even a pretty bench where you can enjoy a glass of wine under the stars. When bedtime calls, make your way to one of three bright and airy bedrooms: one super-king-size-zip-and-link, one king-size and one double.

Watersport enthusiasts should make the short 6-mile trip to Lake Windermere for an afternoon of canoeing, kayaking, sailing or wild swimming in the magical open water. The idyllic village of Hawkshead is just 1-mile away and has a wide range of shops and eateries to peruse. If you fancy indulging in a sweet treat, visit the café at the National Trust’s Wray Castle, which is just 2.5 miles from the front door.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request), 1 king-size and 1 double
  • 1 bathroom, 1 wet room and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Range electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and WC
  • Wood burner – logs included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops 1 mile and pub within walking distance
  • Bicycle storage available in utility room
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Leonard 18th June 2022

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We had a brilliant holiday at Birkwray Farmhouse in Outgate. The house has a very homely feel and is quite spacious. A quiet area, with private parking and an added bonus of a lovely private garden with beautiful views, including patio area, which we made full use of, owing to the brilliant weather we had. Plenty of good public footpaths, on the doRead moreorstep, to enjoy the countryside and wildlife. Would have no hesitation in returning. Hide

Reviewed by Jayne 30th April 2022

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Wonderful accommodation in stunning setting. Peaceful, quiet, warm and welcoming. Ideal for people who love the outdoors and peaceful holidays. Nice to be able to walk to Hawkshead along the pathway through the fields and woodland. Lovely to sit in the garden as well.

Reviewed by Stephen 23rd April 2022

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Excellent location excellent cottage ideal base for walking

Reviewed by Julie 30th December 2021

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Fantastic cottage in a great location. A few bigger kitchen utensils would perfect it.

Reviewed by claire 5th November 2021

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Beautiful cottage our2nd visit . A really good location .

Reviewed by Alistair 11th September 2021

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Nice quiet spot good local pub and pleasant walk to zhawkedhead

Reviewed by Keith 28th August 2021

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Reviewed by Paul 21st August 2021

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Reviewed by David 14th August 2021

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Beautiful , cosy cottage. Great location. We were 6 adults and used it as a great base for exploring, hiking and cycling around the Southern Lakes.

Reviewed by claire 31st July 2021

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Reviewed by Timothy 24th July 2021

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We had a great holiday in the farmhouse, which is old and characterful but was very comfortable and ideal for our family get together of 6 adults. The house is in a quiet courtyard, and there are lovely views from the garden at the side. The Outgate Inn (food and beer garden) is a very short walk, and there's a really good network of footpaths to HRead moreawkshead and other nearby villages. Ambleside, Coniston and Tarn Hows are close by. We definitely intend to come again! Hide

Reviewed by David 3rd July 2021

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Great conversion to holiday accommodation in lovely location. Good access to local footpaths and local pub. However, ongoing maintenance could be better as could provision of helpful information on appliances, recycling etc.

Reviewed by Yvonne 19th June 2021

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The location of Birkwray Farmhouse is fantastic with great views and walks from the doorstep. The cottage is also very well equipped.

Reviewed by Martin 29th May 2021

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Lovely well equipped house, comfortable and in excellent location for walking/cycling out the back. Very short walk to the pub off road. Close to Hawkshead.

Reviewed by Brian 22nd May 2021

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Comfortable, warm, well equipt, cottage,with adequate parking and lovely garden to relax and unwind at the end of a good day out in the lakes. Try and make use of bus timetable, ie from Hawkshead and Skelwith Bridge and leave the car behind. Would love to return. Thank you.

Reviewed by Katey 31st October 2020

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Reviewed by Tina 24th October 2020

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Three luxury bathrooms makes this perfect for multiple couples or families. Beware of low beams and doorways if you are tall. The house has two staircases, I loved moving around the house in circles. The window seat in the master bedroom is the perfect place to read on a rainy day.

Reviewed by Margaret 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Thomas 15th August 2020

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Such a lovely place. Everything we could have wanted, clean, modern and really cosy. Ideally located with lots of walks and places of interest nearby. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Dean 11th July 2020

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Excellent original stone built and timber farmhouse great location with walks and cycle trails from door Nicely appointed and spacious for its 3 beds

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Location

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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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