The Old Homestead accommodation summary
Large sitting room with wood burning stove
Large dining room
Utility room & toilet
Three double bedrooms (all ensuite)
Triple bedroom with three single beds (ensuite)
Family room with a double and two single beds (ensuite)
Twin bedroom (ensuite)
Family room with double then annexed to a twin room (ensuite)
Master bedroom with king-size four poster bed (ensuite)
Two king size double rooms (both ensuite)
1.5 acres of lawned garden to the rear of the property and a courtyard to the front of the property
Ample parking for up to 12 carsOther Info
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
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 woodburning stove
All bedrooms have either arm chairs or sofas in them
Single sex groups accepted but no stag or hen parties I'm afraid
Sorry fireworks are not allowed at the property as they may disturb livestock on the surrounding farmland.
Maximum of 25 guests are welcome on site
The owners live next door and are on hand to help with any questions or queries during a booking
For bookings in 2018 you can hire towels from the owners directly at an additional cost of £50. Please call them prior to your stay to arrange this.
From 2019 onwards towels will be provided for all bookings and the cost for this has already been incorporated into the 2019 prices
The cottage will be decorated for the Festive Period
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, off here is the first of 3 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.
Going back through to the foyer then turning right takes you into 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 seating for 25. There is also a wonderful original old 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 then down the corridor takes you into the kitchen which has an electric range cooker, microwave, dishwasher and large freestanding fridge as well as 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 Byre 1 with 3 single beds and en-suite which has walk in shower, WC, basin and handrails these are also wheelchair friendly. Next to this bedroom is Byre 2, a family room with a double bed and 2 single beds. The en-suite is again wheelchair friendly with walk in shower, WC, basin and handrails.
You ascend to the first floor of The Old Homestead climbing the original 16th century staircase and from the landing is a door to your left which takes you into a hallway where you will find Swallow Loft, a twin bedroom with en-suite which has a bath with fixed shower head, WC and wash basin. Next to this room is Hayloft a family room with a double bed and a second annexed area with twin beds. Again there is an en-suite which has a bath with fixed shower head above, WC and wash basin.
Heading back to the landing there is another door in front of you leading to a long corridor. Directly in front of you is The Master's Room which has a king size 4 poster bed, a small seating area, with leather, sofa and large bathroom, again which has a bath with fixed shower head, WC, bidet and wash basin.
Along the corridor is Cruck 1 with a king size double with leather sofa and en-suite which has walk in shower, WC, and wash basin. Next door to here is Cruck 2, again with a king size double and en-suite which has a bath with fixed shower head, WC and wash basin.