A very warm welcome to beautiful Wallthwaite Farmhouse. Nestled in a quiet corner of the northern Lake District this wonderfully characterful house sleeps up to 12 people in six spacious bedrooms and provides more than enough socialising space for a gathering of family or friends. Not only that but it welcomes up to three well behaved pooches! Benefiting from a huge garden with staggering views of mighty Blencathra and sitting just nearby a working farm it is a truly magical place to pass a Lake District holiday. With a host of period details such as exposed beams, ornate open fireplaces, wood panelling and even a reinforced glass window down into an ancient well beneath the house it really has personality oozing from every nook and cranny. While at the same time it has been brought right into the 21st Century with cosy heating, modern bathrooms and appliances.
Wallthwaite is a tiny hamlet situated just six miles from Keswick and 11 miles from Penrith. Surrounded by picturesque rolling fields and just a short jaunt to the foot of Blencathra and Souther Fell it's a world away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. There are walks galore from the door, quiet roads for taking the little ones out on their bikes and surrounding fields filled with lambs in the spring. If fell walking is on your to-do list then the higher fells are within easy reach with the Skiddaw and Helvellyn ranges nearby. Wallthwaite is also well placed to enjoy the lakes themselves with the shores of picturesque Ullswater and glorious Derwentwater both within eight miles from the door. Why not take the family out on either lake's stately launches or if you're feeling more energetic then try rowing, kayaking or paddleboarding? Either way, pack yourselves a picnic, find a favourite spot and splash away till your heart's content.
Should you wish to experience Lake District town life then it's never too far away. Penrith is an attractive Cumbrian town with larger shops, an award winning visitor centre at Rheged and a wealth of history to explore. While Keswick, the adventure capital of the area, has a host of things to do for all the family. It has a fabulous choice of eateries and independent shops as well as its own leisure pool, art deco cinema and a beautifully situated theatre showing a varied programme of music, comedy and drama throughout the year. Why not book a session with one of the town's adventure companies to test your wilder side with ghyll scrambling, rock climbing or quad biking? Whether you want to make the most of all the opportunities the area has to offer or just have a fantastic welcoming and spacious place to gather your favourite people under one roof then Wallthwaite Farmhouse should fit the bill.