Situated in the tranquil village of Caldbeck, Town Head House is a peaceful haven set amongst the Northern Fells of the English Lake District. This Cumbrian longhouse dates back to the 1700s and has double aspect views in most rooms, looking onto grazing fields towards Caldbeck from the front and to High Pike at the rear. Good sized windows bathe the house in natural light, whilst still remaining cosy in the living room and the ‘snug’. This feeling of airy spaciousness is reflected in the gardens, particularly at the back, where a wooden gate arched by roses and honeysuckle opens out to a similarly sized field, suitable for a football kick-about or a game of fetch with the dog.
Caldbeck is a traditional fell village (known as the ‘Back o’ Skiddaw’ by locals), surrounded by picturesque moorland. It sits between Carlisle, Penrith, Keswick and Cockermouth, with about half-an-hour’s drive to each town, all of them well worth a visit. Caldbeck itself is a charming village with a pub that serves good food, a village shop, scenic waterfalls and a pond on the common where little ones can feed the ducks.
Walkers will delight in the fact that the Cumbrian Way runs along the bottom of the garden, offering adventurous long-distance walks to Keswick and Carlisle. Those who prefer to explore closer to home are spoilt for choice, with footpaths to neighbouring Hesket Newmarket, High Pike, Carrock Fell and a network of delightful paths around Caldbeck. An old stable building attached to the house can be used to store bikes, meaning that Town Head House is the perfect base for strollers, hikers and bikers alike.