Lowmoor Farmhouse accommodation summary
Kitchen (inc lounging area)
Utility and boot room
Two double or twin bedrooms (superking) Please state your requirements for the two zip and link bedrooms on booking.
One double bedroom (kingsize)
One double bedroom (kingsize) with dressing room and ensuite bathroom (with shower, bath and WC)
Large garden with garden furniture
Owner's studio workshop
The beds will be made up for you, please remember to bring your own towels
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
The house is heated by biomass central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £100. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.
Please bring your own linen for the cot
The cottage has an oil boiler for back up heating.
The cottage will be decorated for bookings over the festive period
Lowmoor Farmhouse is chocked full of character and sleeps eight. It welcomes two well-behaved dogs, although the garden is not fully enclosed. The cottage is surrounded by the owners' land on all sides, with the owner's lodge and studio workshop behind. The Bothy is situated next door, so accommodation can be increased to 10/12 guests.
Most guests will tend to use the rear entrance to Lowmoor Farmhouse, which enters the cottage via the sizable boot room. There is a sink, desk, washing machine and plenty of room to store wet and muddy outdoor gear with double aspect views to the garden and yard.
The next room on from here is a large snug (such a thing is possible!), consisting of a three-seater sofa, a Freesat TV, DVD player and woodburning stove; perfect for teens who don't want to hang out with parents in the evening! A curious passage houses a utility/storage cupboard.
There is a lounge at the front of the house featuring a TV and DVD player, four-seater sofa, three arm chairs and an open fire. An oak panelled ceiling, plenty of books, a grandfather clock and hand-painted window shutters provide the room with character, while the windows overlooking the front garden flood the room with natural light.
Next door is a quirky games room. It features a long table underneath the window, suitable for any kind of desk work, a dressing up box and a professional grade table football.
However, it is the kitchen that defines this cottage. It's not about its industrial-sized oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher or large freestanding fridge-freezer. It's not even about the Victorian pantry or the 'chill zone' with its CD/MP3 player radio at the end of the room where a conservatory stood. Its not about the arched windows that look out to the garden, orchard, meadows and fells beyond. What this kitchen is about is the huge single length of elm sliced, finished and polished from an old tree in Egremont and transformed into a magnificent table seating ten people.
The main bathroom is located off the first floor landing and consists of a luxurious double-ended bath, his and hers sink, a walk-in high-pressure shower (of industrial proportions), heated towel rail and WC.
Continue up the stairs to the main bedrooms. The master bedroom features a handmade and carved kingsize bed, a dressing room and ensuite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and WC. The second bedroom contains a double bed, wardrobe and a large chest-of-drawers. Both rooms look out over the Victorian copper beech tree in the garden to Caer Mote, on which there stands the remains of an old Roman fort. Lying in bed and watching the sheep being herded on the gorse-covered fell is one of the many small pleasures of this cottage.
The remaining two bedrooms both contain zip and link matresses that can be made up either as twin singles or kingsize beds - please specify your preferences on booking. One has a handmade oak headboard and the other a cherry headboard. They both look out onto the workshop, wash house, the owners' Victorian-style greenhouse and storage sheds, with the meadows and fells beyond.
Wifi is available and its signal is gradually improving, but guests should not expect ground breaking download speeds due to the rural location. There are plenty of secure areas to lock up bikes or canoes and ample parking in the yard. Dogs are welcome, but guests are asked to keep them off furniture and beds. Livestock is kept in surrounding fields, so please be mindful if you have over inquisitive dogs, the garden isn't completely dog proof.
A large garden surrounds the front and side of the cottage, with a patio area, picnic table and benches to the rear, where views of Skiddaw can be seen and the sun shines here all day long. Firewood is plentiful and guests may help themselves as required.