Accommodating 12 guests (plus up to two babies) across six bedrooms, Underhill Farmhouse offers spacious family accommodation with fantastic views of the Duddon Estuary. The farmhouse was built in the 17th century and has been handed down through generations of just two families - the Dobsons and the Kitchins; it's character evident throughout with low-ceilings, twisted corridors and hidden nooks. In addition to the comfortable bedrooms, social spaces include a large lounge, dining room, kitchen with breakfast table, a cosy snug and a large enclosed garden, ideal for dogs and children.
Underhill Farmhouse sits at the bottom of The Hill (it is literally under The Hill), a small village just 2 miles from the town of Millom, which was constructed around the ironworks industry in 1866. It offers panoramic views of the Duddon Estuary, designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1990, as well as being considered wetlands of international importance by UNESCO. Birdwatchers can expect to see pintails, red knots and common redshank, as well as wintering waterfowl including common shelduck, Eurasian oystercatchers and ringed plover. In the opposite direction, the west coast stretches all the way up to the Solway Firth and includes some fantastic sand dunes perfect for dogs to stretch their legs.
Beautiful Coniston lies 15 miles away, where there's lots of fun to be had on the water. If you're feeling energetic you can hire a rowing boat or kayak to explore the beaches around the five-mile lake. For a more leisurely exploration of the water, why not catch the beautiful Steam Yacht Gondola during the summer months? You could make a day of it and explore the rich cultural heritage on show at Brantwood, Victorian polymath John Ruskin's House. To stretch your legs, head up The Old Man of Coniston, the mighty peak standing guard over the town.
Underhill Farmhouse can be booked with the adjoining apartment Haystacks to accommodate a further two people.