How does a 17th century farmhouse nestled in a hillside hamlet in the beautiful Lyth Valley sound to you? If history, character, tranquillity, and stunning panoramic views appeal to you then so will Howe Farm. Dating back to the 1650’s and sleeping six people in three comfortable bedrooms this beautiful and quirky cottage will delight anybody eager to escape bland interiors and the hectic pace of 21st century life. It’s a dream world of nooks and crannies, undulating floorboards, window seats and gardens with abundant fruit trees and a vista stretching from the Lake District fells to the River Kent estuary as the valley opens in to Morecambe Bay.
The tiny hamlet of The Howe is situated at the southern end of the Lake District National Park on the flanks of the Lyth Valley. It backs onto Whitbarrow Nature reserve where you can enjoy the ancient woodland and stunning limestone scenery around Whitbarrow Scar, Scout Scar and up to Lord’s Seat. There’s walking and cycling aplenty in this wide open and pretty area in fact Alfred Wainwright went so far as to say “All is fair to the eye on Whitbarrow”, and it’s fair to say he knew a thing or two about views!
At Howe Farm you’re less than eight miles from bustling Bowness on Windermere, the much loved Lake District hub. Here you can hop on board one of the Windermere Lakes Cruises and take in the wonderfully picturesque surroundings of England’s largest lake. Why not indulge the children (and the big kids) by visiting The World of Beatrix Potter, bringing her magical stories to life. For the foodies Howe Farm could scarcely be better placed as not only are you very close to the area known as Cumbria’s “Foodie mile” but a short drive will take you to Cartmel where you’ll find the Michelin starred restaurant L’Enclume as well as the Cartmel Village Shop, home of the legendary Sticky Toffee Pudding.
In short if you want to explore all of the beauty of the southern Lake District or if you’d just enjoy spending some time in a warm and welcoming cottage steeped in history surrounded by the Lyth Valley’s beautiful damson orchards then Howe Farm might be just the ticket.