If you're looking for a slice of authentic Lake District life, you need look no further than Lowmoor Farmhouse. Set in the quiet rural landscape of the Northern Lake District with stunning open views toward Skiddaw and the Central fells, this large cottage accommodates eight to ten people and two well-behaved dogs. What makes this cottage really unique, however, is the furniture making workshop situated in the yard behind Lowmoor Farmhouse. The owners, Danny Frost and Kim Butler created their handmade furniture business over 25 years ago and built a sizeable reputation for quality design and sustainable architecture. Danny and Kim offer tours of the workshop to the Farmhouse guests; an opportunity not to be missed if you have even a passing interest in woodwork.
The owners are committed environmentalists and have planted 7,500 native trees on the land surrounding Lowmoor Farmhouse. There is a small wind turbine and photo-voltaic panels that produce enough electricity to power three houses (they are hooked up to the national grid, so guests can rest assured that the flow of electricty to the cottage will be consistent). An automatic central biomass wood chip boiler provides central heating and hot water to the Farmhouse. Wood burning stoves in the snug and lounge add an extra level of comfort during cold winter months.
The cottage itself was built in the 1820s as a Cockermouth mill owner's house and has been sympathetically and creatively restored by the owners, retaining many of the original features. Handmade furniture and carvings, orignial artwork, a quirky games room and plenty of exposed beams culminate in making Lowmoor Farm a rich and unique Lakeland experience for inhabiting guests. It can be booked with The Bothy if further accommodation is required.