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The Farmhouse

(Ref. 903927)

Braithwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "The Farmhouse is a brilliant base for exploring the area."

    Very clean, well stocked and just lovely will definitely book again

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay here, the house is full of character and has all the comforts."

    I particularly enjoyed cooking with an Aga again, even the same colour as the one I had!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2023

  • "We love staying here as it fits our mobility needs, is spacious and close to our family who live in Workington and Threkeld."

    Unfortunately it’s getting a little tired in places now though. The crockery is dwindling- presumably because others have broken things. Please replace mugs with new white ones - only 6 unmatched ones left and several of those are stained. Similarly with the small/medium plates. Just everything was brilliant two years back! Also the quilt covers/bedding needs updating. Pretty sure we had same sets and now they are definitely over washed and worn! Other than that we had a great time meeting up with family. Love the location and pubs for eating- very busy so booking was needed.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Apr 2023

  • "We had a great week in Braithwaite."

    The property was very spacious and ideal for our family. We went on holiday with two friends, and their dog. Never been on holiday together before but the property had a lot of space and helped everyone feel relaxed. Great to be able to tick off a few Wainwrights straight from the door and many more within a 10 min drive of the property. (Also easy to ride up to Whinlatter, if mountain biking is your thing) Kitchen was as well equipped as described, and we got to grips with the Aga. (For future guests, it might be useful to do a "dummy's guide" - which oven / hob is hotter for example). The parking was pretty tight but did not detract from the holiday. All in all, would recommend.

    Reviewed by Dora5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had an enjoyable stay and the cottage was very comfortable."

    Only complaint was the main shower did not work very well, but as there were two others it didn't affect our stay.

    Reviewed by Frank4.1Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time in the Farmhouse In Braithwaite."

    Excellent communication with Sykes Cottages during the whole booking process. Beautiful, quiet surroundings with everything we needed. Clean house with lots of space, interesting features and the village shop close by. Hope to return for more lovely walks close by.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was our second visit and we were disappointed."

    We had a few problems during our stay. The electrics tripped in the kitchen late at night which caused issues as our 4 month old grandchild required late night feed. It was resolved quickly next day by owner as trip switch was in the next door cottage. The kitchen bin was broken which we reported, not resolved. We had to put a heavy book on it to keep lid closed. The shower in our room leaked water through kitchen ceiling (which could be why lights tripped). We reported it. Not resolved and we had to use shower in daughter's room to avoid further damage for the rest of our stay. The cottage was also not very clean compared to previous year. The oven is a health hazard as the vents were very dusty and there are no instructions on how to use it. Also the vacuum had a terrible smell when we tried using it. It's such a shame as it's in a perfect location.

    Reviewed by Linda1.9May 2022

  • "Excellent overall, just a couple of niggles - the extra kingsize mattress not very comfortable and there was a take away menu card in the info pack which sounded really good but the hotel in question does not appear to exist (no address and phone number didn't work."

    Asked a couple of locals who said they had never heard of it) - bit of a disappointment.

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0May 2022

  • "Had a fantastic 3 nights staying in this property."

    It was clean and comfortable, spacious for us all to relax. Good location for access to Keswick and local pubs in village. Low ceiling beams which was a hazard for the taller ones!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had a great break although we’d stay longer than 2 nights next time, excellent ..."

    Had a great break although we’d stay longer than 2 nights next time, excellent location for walking and good facilities with a shop nearby and 2 good pubs - we will be back

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage itself is absolutely amazing, very cosy and warm with lovely views."

    The kitchen with the AGA was where we spent many mornings/early evenings cooking breakfast etc. Our dog loved it due to its heat. The rolled bath was a must after a long days walking. Everything, other than pint glasses, had been catered for. It was just perfect.

    Reviewed by Pam4.7Mar 2022

  • "Fabulous farmhouse, lovely rooms and very spacious,parking tight and blind exit when leaving, a road mirror would really work when leaving the property."

    Overall, the property was great with the little patio area giving a lovely relaxing time. The location is very good and a great base for a holiday I would highly recommend to my friends.

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was superb - comfortable, clean and well equipped."

    Private bathrooms for every room and TV's all mover the place.

    Reviewed by Ian M5.0Sep 2020

  • "Spacious well equipped clean and very stylish"

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Sep 2020

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with sofa bed and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with clawfoot bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, double basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dinning room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with sofa bed.
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas AGA range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV
  • Wifi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Shared courtyard with seating
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Shop and pub 0.01 miles

The property

The Old Farmhouse is a delightful, character cottage dating back to 1656, set in the pretty, Cumbria village of Braithwaite.

It retains much of its original, quirky features such as the slate floors, low ceiling beams and an impressive inglenook fireplace.

You can bring your families and friends to share a memorable break in the Lake District, with extra sofa beds for flexible sleeping arrangements and two en-suite shower rooms for convenience.

Feel welcomed into the kitchen with its fabulous AGA range cooker taking centre stage, ready to assist with the cooking of hearty breakfasts and tasty dinners.

Get together around the large dining table in the living room and later cosy up on the sofas before the fire and catch up on some of your favourite TV programmes.

Upstairs are three well-appointed and spacious bedrooms to retire to, together with a large family bathroom, where you can soak in the clawfoot bath tub and relax your muscles after a walk on the fells.

Old Farmhouse Mews, Cumbria

Nestled right in the heart of Braithewaite village in a stunning region of Cumbria, surrounded by towering fells waiting to be climbed, Old Farmhouse Mews offers a wonderful collection of accommodation for large groups. Each is wonderfully appointed with plenty of space to unwind with your loved ones after an adventure in the local area. You can return to cook up tasty meals in the kitchen and get together around the dining table, before relaxing into your evening and making the most of an idyllic setting. Outside there is a communal yard with seating for you to sit out and soak up a warm summer's afternoon with a drink, and there is plenty of parking for several cars. Braithwaite is a very desirable village, with three good pubs, one which has been runner up for several years for CAMRAs prestigious pub of the year award, along with a village shop serving freshly baked bread and other produce. From the village are many fell walks, including the Coledale Round, offering an awe-inspiring trail through a classic u-shaped valley with stunning views and not a walk to be taken lightly. The Whinlatter Visitors Centre is close by and is great for children, with a tea room hosting a balcony for viewing red squirrels and woodland birds, an outdoor play area, mountain bike trail and several paths to explore around the forest. Venture across to Keswick for numerous shops and restaurants, as well as a visit to the Derwent Pencil Museum, Keswick Museum and Art Gallery and the famous Theatre by the Lake. There is also miniature golf, excellent parks, a climbing wall, and opportunities for fishing and mountain biking, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the Borrowdale Valley is not to be missed or is the Castlerigg Stone Corcle, thought to be 5000 years old. With so much to see and do in the surrounding area, bring your loved ones along to share a memorable break in Cumbria.

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About the location

BRAITHWAITE

Keswick 3 miles.

Between the magnificent northern lakes of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite, lies the village of Braithwaite. Still retaining much of its traditional appeal, the Coledale Beck runs through the village with whitewashed Lakeland cottages, two village shops and two real ale Inns each brimming with character! Between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw, there really is something for everyone. Visit Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the lake with an open-air theatre, or take a trip around the lake. Lake District Wildlife Park, Dodd Wood, Derwentwater, and Keswick with its wide range of attractions, are also within easy reach.

Bookings for a Sunday check in will not be accepted

This property will only accept bookings for a minimum of 3 nights.