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Traditional Family Friendly Farmhouse cottage - sleeps 8

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 200 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms with en-suite, mountain views of Great Gable, Friday to Friday

With four large double en-suite bedrooms, two wood burning stoves, a classic ‘living’ farm kitchen, separate ‘character’ dining room and a comfortable, light living room, this is a truly special place to base yourself in the Western Lake District. Out of season, and for late bookings sometimes in season, we can be flexible on booking dates and changeover day, so please ask. There is plenty of parking available in the garden driveway.

You enter the house from the courtyard via a porch/boot room with plenty of space for coats, boots and walking paraphernalia. From there you enter the large well equipped traditional farm kitchen featuring wood burning cooker, with fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher, high level grill and oven with separate hob and microwave – and just to complete the picture a family sized kitchen table and chairs.

From there you move into the central stairwell that winds its way through the house, illuminated by an enormous window. The dining room is on the same level as the kitchen and is situated in the old larder and salting room – still containing the original sandstone trough that the farmers used to salt their meat.

On the first floor is the living room, with wood burning stove and deep sofas from which to enjoy the last rays of the setting sun. There is a Freeserve digital TV. This room also leads to a porch with separate access to the rear of the house where the tumble drier is kept.

Across the landing is the first bedroom, with kingsize bed where you can simply lie and watch Wasdale unfold before you. The en-suite full sized bathroom, which was the old family bathroom, has a bath with shower over, toilet and wash hand basin. Guests should be aware this is an old fashioned bathroom but has been retained by the owners as it is deemed part of the character of this old property.

The second floor contains bedrooms two and three. Bedroom two, with kingsize double, has even better views of Wasdale and an en-suite containing bath with shower over, toilet and wash hand basin. Bedroom three features an ‘Austrian Double’ bed – a super kingsize double that can ingeniously be split into 2 separate single beds. The ensuite shower room has a quadrant shower cubicle, toilet and wash hand basin.

Bedroom four occupies the entire attic space converted into a spacious room with two large velux windows bathing it in light and providing – yet again – outstanding views of Wasdale. Another ‘Austrian Double’ provides additional flexibility to the accommodation, there is a futon for occasional use, a small seating area and the en-suite bathroom contains a bath, toilet and wash hand basin.

The Farm House has a pressurised hot water system ensuring powerful showers, and oil fired central heating completes the comfort, yet the house still retains its essential character as an old Cumbrian building as many features have been retained in order not to lose the character of what is essentially a homely, spacious and relaxing house.

External

Outside there is ample off road parking and the Farm House has its own lawned area which is ideal for catching the afternoon sun. We advise guests to please not park in other owners allocated parking spaces. Garden furniture is available to make the most of this external space. Chairs are kept in the garden shed.

Hallflat Farm welcomes well-behaved dogs; we charge £20 a week for each dog. The area also has a wealth of walks suitable for dogs and most of the pubs in the area are dog friendly, including our local, the Bridge Inn.

Bookings

The Farm House bookings run from Friday to Friday and there is a no smoking policy. Prices are per week unless otherwise stated and include gas, electricity and bed linen but not towels. We can accommodate long weekends or mid-week breaks. Normally the farmhouse is let out for 8 guests, but sometimes with prior agreement we can take extra guests as there are two futons which can be made up as beds. For each additional person the charge is £20 per week/stay.

Walks

There are plenty of walks on public footpaths nearby, indeed a path crosses the garden and the field at the back of the house, this footpath goes to Hall Santon. There are many walking books kept at the house for use by the guests.

More Details

Property Manager
Tony Sartorius (Manager)
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
13 November, 2017

Why Tony Sartorius (Manager) chose Santon Bridge

The farmhouse provides comfortable roomy accommodation in the beautiful Wasdale Valley. Only a short walk away is The Bridge Inn, there are views of Great Gable and Scafell Pike and other mountains of the Western Lakes are nearby. The Eskdale Valley is only a short drive away.

The beach at Drigg offers beautiful sand dunes and there is a wealth of other attractions such as Muncaster Castle and the Lal Ratty railway. Short breaks are available November to March, excluding Christmas and New Year, and on a last minute basis from April to October. We can also offer 2 or 3 bedroom occupancy at lower rates.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The property is spacious and retains the traditional features of a lakeland farmhouse with a roomy kitchen as well as a large dining room, perfect for winding down after energetic walks on the fells. This area has England's deepest lake, Wastwater, England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and the Bridge Inn nearby hosts the 'World's Biggest Liar Competition' each autumn.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Santon Bridge, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , This is the old family bathroom and is old fashioned.
  • Each bedroom has its own en-suite.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Can be configured to large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , Can be configured to large double bed
  • There are 4 double bedrooms which can be arranged as 2 doubles and 2 twin-bedded rooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
We inform our guests that the farm is not on mains drainage and has a septic tank, similar to many other properties in the district.

Reviews

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Traditional Family Friendly Farmhouse cottage - sleeps 8
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5

Cosy and well-equipped for big groups

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 8 people and there was plenty of room for all of us. We were impressed by the facilities and the lovely, big but cosy lounge with a fire. It is the perfect place for large groups and has everything you need. The heating system works really well and the place seemed very warm for a large old property.Apart from that, of course the location is perfect for exploring the lake district and the local pub is very friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 13/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, we're very glad you enjoyed your winter stay at Hallflat Farmhouse, in Santon Bridge. I'm sure others will agree with you that Wasdale is a very friendly place to visit, and the farmhouse and local pub are just the place to relax in the evening by a warm fire after an energetic walk up the fells. We're glad you found the facilities welcoming, the views from the house are stunning too, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Regards Tony (Manager)
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5

Very nice propert in a great lovely area.

  • 5 of 5

The property is as stated an old farm house.

But don't let that put you off. The facilities are very good and decor is what you expect for this type of property.the uneven floors and walls make it more quirky. Also cosy for an old buildings. Everyone in our party would go again and also recomend it to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 11/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic farmhouse,real home from home, great location as well

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and homley farmhouse, well equipped and plenty of space for 8 people, fantastic base for the West Lakes, and a great local pub down the lane.

Great communication and information from the owner, We will be back again and highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 06/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable 2 night stay

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the property. There was everything we needed. The bedrooms were really comfortable spaces to be in and we loved that each bedroom had an ensuite bathroom. The "pay if you use" landline phone was so useful to track some in our party who were arriving late as there wasn't mobile coverage for all networks in the area.

We found the hob difficult to use but mastered it...finally!!

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very pleased that you enjoyed staying at the house and found it comfortable. You're right sometimes mobile coverage is poor in the Lake District, but we think it's a small price to pay for such beautiful scenery and of course that landline comes in useful (access to the internet too!). The oven is an older Creda and you're right, not particularly intuitive, but I have put instructions in the guest book, so many thanks for letting us know. We're always happy to receive calls from guests if they have problems or queries, so please don't hesitate about getting in touch. We hope to see you soon. Kind Regards Tony & Rachael (Managers)
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Good size house with en-suite for every bedroom, kitchen with all the necessary equipment.

  • 4 of 5

we had a very enjoyable time, it's a good spot for beautiful scenery and a lovely comfortable

house. The rain did not stop us from going out every day for walks.

  • Review Submitted: 09/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vered Many thanks for the review of the house we're glad you found it roomy and comfortable. It's a pity the weather wasn't good but we're pleased that there were other things to do in the area Regards Tony
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5

Absolutely wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

This property is exactly as your description. This is an old fashioned farmhouse with lots of character.

Yes, the paintwork isn't the best - Yes, the kitchen isn't modern, however it's fully functional and the whole place is as comfortable as your favourite sweater. The views are incredible, the atmosphere is brilliant and if you accept this lady's slight faults she will repay you twenty fold and you will fall hopelessly in love with her charm.

The house and the Western lakes area left us never wanting to leave. But, you have to leave to return and we will certainly be doing just that !

  • Review Submitted: 01/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Preston
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Santon Bridge
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Drigg
Nearest Motorway
80 Kilometres
M6
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Santon Bridge
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Drigg
Car: recommended

The Farmhouse has stood at the entrance to the Santon Bridge hollow since the days of the old packhorse trains that used to ply their way between Whitehaven and Kendal over Styhead Pass. This fascinating traditional old building provides homely, relaxing and spacious accommodation for up to eight people – with breathtaking views of Wasdale. The building was constructed in the early part of the 19th century and retains many of its original features. There are many walks nearby, Wastwater and the Scafells are a short drive as is the sea, Muncaster Castle, the L'al Ratty railway and other attractions, but the essential tranquility of the Western Lake District is uncompromised.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Santon Bridge, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
27 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU$319
From
AU$372
Fri,Sat
AU$1,046
 
 
Early season
30 Mar 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
AU$1,285
 
 
High Season
13 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
From
AU$355
Fri,Sat
AU$2,118
 
 
autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
AU$1,285
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$390
From
AU$408
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$35.45

You can pay online via the website or if you prefer we take bank transfers electronically or cheques.
Key Arrangements will be made with each guest.
Pets are normally charged at £10 per pet.
Sometimes there are late deals at attractive prices, so if you are notified that only a 7 day booking is allowed but you want a shorter booking contact the owner who will try to be flexible particularly if it's very near the dates you want.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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