Wallthwaite Farmhouse accommodation summary
Kitchen with dining area
Second sitting room
Bedroom One: with twin singles (beds can be zipped together to make superking)
Bedroom Two: with twin singles
Bedroom Three: with double bed
Bedroom Four: with twin singles (beds can be zipped together to make superking)
Bedroom Five: with king sized bed and en suite shower room
Bedroom Six: with king sized bed
Bathroom: with roll top bath and separate shower
Gardens to the front and the back of the house.Parking
There is parking for five to six cars in the driveway. It may be possible for additional cars to park on the road just outside but please note that this belongs to the farmer (David Harper) and must be done sensitively.Other Info
The beds will be made up for you, please remember to bring your own towels
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 oil fired central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £150. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.
Coal is provided throughout your stay
Please indicate at the time of booking if you would like any changes to the zip and link beds from being as twin beds
Wallthwaite Farmhouse is a stunningly situated characterful property sleeping up to 12 people in six spacious bedrooms with bags of room to socialise and relax inside and a wonderful large garden with magnificent fell views outside. It's an enchanting place filled with nooks and crannies making it a paradise for families (not to mention great for a rainy day game of hide and seek) and a peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of 21st Century life
On arrival at the house guests are welcomed by the heavy wooden studded door leading into a porch with stone table for storing all the muddy boots and wellies you're sure to generate from your Lake District adventures. Through here you enter the warm and welcoming kitchen. This is a wonderful large space for a gathering with a huge dining table, a comfy sofa and a large window for taking in the magnificent view of mighty Blencathra. The kitchen is very well equipped with dishwasher, microwave, large range style electric fan oven with gas hobs and a halogen heat plate, stylish large red fridge freezer and all the utensils and crockery you're likely to need for a large family get-together. The kitchen itself has lovely dark wooden doors, a twinkling black granite work surface, cosy underfloor heating and, most excitingly, a circular reinforced window in the floor looking down into the ancient well below the house. Don't worry there are no trolls!
Moving through to the living area you start to get a real feeling for the character and age of the house. The main living room has wonderful exposed beams and stunning dark wood panelling as well as windows and a front door deep set into the thick walls overlooking the front garden. There are comfy sofas and a cosy open fire framed by a beautiful ornate Rennie-Mackintosh style fireplace. A perfect space to curl up or sit around the fire and plan your fell walking shenanigans. Through the door in the dark wood panelling you'll find the second sitting room or snug. Ideal for the younger members of the party to commandeer as their own. This also has its own open fire and more comfy seating for lounging around. Both living rooms have a television so no arguments over the remote control.
A door from this room leads through to the spacious ground floor bedroom. This is a twin room with zip and link beds that can be made up as a superking should your party require it (please let us know on booking if this is the case). Also off the living room is the door to the large utility area with and bags of space for all your outdoor bits and bobs as well as storage for extra food and drinks.
Wallthwaite Farmhouse has two staircases to access the first floor, the first of these leads up from the kitchen through a sliding wood panelled door to the light first floor hallway. To the left you'll find the gorgeous main family bathroom. With it's stylish modern suite, huge freestanding roll top bath and curved shower enclosure with mixer shower it's a great space to soak away any tired muscles.
The first four of the spacious bedrooms along this floor have views out on to the gardens, the farm buildings and rolling fields behind the house.
Bedroom two has twin single beds and is next door to the main family bathroom. Bedroom three has a double bed. Bedroom four has twin singles which can be linked to make a superking should your party require it (please advise us on booking). Bedroom five has a king-size bed and a delightful contemporary en-suite shower room. Bedroom six has a king-size bed and beautiful views out to Blencathra. This room is next door to the spacious light shower room with its large walk-in enclosure and electric shower. From here the second staircase leads down to the groundfloor bedroom, utility room and then back through to the living rooms. In the garage area you'll also find a washer and dryer.
The outside space at Wallthwaite Farm is no less magical then the interior with mature trees, a huge lawn for cartwheeling away your days, play equipment and outdoor dining furniture. Make sure to use this seating for enjoying al fresco morning cuppas and sunset glasses of wine while taking in the breath-taking panorama of Blencathra, Souther Fell and Great Mell Fell. Sunny day outdoor lunches are an absolute must. Moving to the other side of the house there's a lovely raised lawn and gravelled area where you can watch the comings and goings of the neighbouring working farm.
In all, it's the perfect place to gather family or friends to enjoy this peaceful and unspoiled corner of the Lake District.