Howgate Foot is a stunning property, enjoying a tranquil setting in the rural hamlet of Knipe in the beautiful Lowther Valley. Renovated and decorated throughout to an exceptionally high standard by a local interior designer, Howgate Foot is a characterful and luxurious Lakeland farmhouse with every modern comfort and convenience you could wish for. With a fantastic dining kitchen, 2 living rooms, 5 bedrooms (there is an additional charge to book the 5th bedroom in The Annex), 4 en-suites and a large and peaceful enclosed garden with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside, it’s the perfect place for family and friends to get together. Howgate Foot is happy to welcome 2 well behaved dogs but we do ask that they are kept downstairs.
The property is around 3 miles from the picturesque village of Askham, where you’ll find a well-stocked village shop and 2 popular pubs serving real ales and good food in a friendly atmosphere. Askham Hall has a café to enjoy within its beautiful grounds, as well as a Michelin starred restaurant if you wanted to treat yourselves to a fine dining experience. There are a wealth of local footpaths to explore straight from the front door, or bring your bikes with you for an adventure on 2 wheels. Lowther Castle and its grounds can be found on the edge of Askham and has a wealth of walking and cycling trails to explore as well as a fabulous café and adventure playground for the children. Visit Haweswater Resevoir, just a 15 minute drive away, the most easterly of the lakes created in 1929 by flooding the valley of Mardale. A remote and mysterious area, Haweswater is a haven for wildlife and those looking to escape the crowds.
A 20 minute drive will bring you to magnificent Ullswater, the perfect place for spending a day at, or on the water. The shores of Ullswater are also reachable on foot from Askham via the ‘Lowther Loop’ of the Ullswater way. Enjoy a stroll along the lakeshore before finding a peaceful spot for a picnic lunch. A barefoot paddle in the lake is a must, whilst the well prepared can indulge in a spot of wild swimming. Walk from Howtown to Glenridding and then hitch a ride back on the majestic Ullswater Steamer – one of a multitude of walks in the area, Alfred Wainwright called this south-shore walk "the most beautiful and rewarding in Lakeland". Why not spend a day exploring the bustling market town of Keswick? Indulge in some retail therapy in the independent and outdoor shops or sign up for an activity with one of the local adventure companies. Have a go at raft building, canoeing and ghyll scrambling - or the brave can take on the Via Ferrata at Honister Slate Mine.