Old Homestead (Lorton) accommodation summary

Ground Floor

Large sitting room with wood burning stove
Large dining room
Utility room & toilet
Three double bedrooms (all en suite)
Triple bedroom with three single beds (en suite)
Family room with a double and two single beds (en suite)


Exclusive use of 1.5 acres of lawned garden at the rear of the property and a courtyard to the front of the property

Other Info
Arrival Time: 17:00
Departure Time: 9:30
Towels will be provided
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 electric heating
WiFi access is available at the property
Sorry, no pets
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £200. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.

Underfloor heating throughout.
An initial supply of logs is supplied for the wood burning stove.
Single sex groups accepted but no stag or hen parties, please.
Sorry fireworks are not allowed at the property as they may disturb livestock on the surrounding farmland.
The owners live next door and are on hand to help with any questions or queries during your stay.

DUE TO THE LATEST COVID-19 REGULATIONS WE ARE OFFERING OLD HOMESTEAD (LORTON) FOR GROUPS OF UP TO 6 OR A FAMILY BUBBLE AT A DISCOUNTED RATE FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2020. (THESE DISCOUNTS ARE ALREADY APPLIED IN THE AVAILABILITY CALENDAR). Please note, when booking for a group of 6 or less then the bedrooms available are Bedroom 2 - Family Room, Bedroom 7 - Old Stable and Bedroom 9 - Stable 2.

General Description

You enter The Old Homestead into a foyer where you will find an original bread oven in the corner to your left. The door directly in front of you takes you into the stairwell, beyond which you will find the first of three double bedrooms. The Old Stable, Stable 1 and Stable 2 are all spacious double rooms with en suites, two of which have a walk in shower, WC and wash basin. The Old Stable has a bath with fixed shower head above it, WC and wash basin.

Return through the foyer and turn right to arrive in the large lounge with comfortable seating, TV, DVD player and a large wood burning stove set in one of the largest working fire places/chimneys in the Lake District. This then opens out into the spacious dining room with more than enough seating for 13. There is also a wonderful original boiling pot as you enter the dining room. To your right is the door leading to the spacious garden.

The lawned garden is extremely large and has a patio with outdoor furniture as well as the lawned area with beautiful views towards the Buttermere Valley and across to Skiddaw, Grasmoor and Red Pike.

Back into the dining room and down the corridor and you will enter the kitchen with its electric range cooker, microwave, dishwasher, large freestanding fridge and freestanding freezer. There is also plenty of storage space in the kitchen.

Out of the kitchen, turn right and through into another corridor: the first door is the utility room, which has a washing machine and tumble dryer as well as a WC. The next room along is the bedroom called, Byre 1, which has three single beds and an en suite with walk-in shower, WC, basin and handrails, making this room wheelchair friendly. Next to this bedroom is Byre 2, a family room with a double bed and two single beds. The en suite is again wheelchair friendly with walk-in shower, WC, basin and handrails.