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The Farmhouse

Braithwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 903927)

4.6

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "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 LindaMay 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 ElizabethMay 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 LisaApr 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 MarkApr 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 PamMar 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 GerardJun 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 MSep 2020

  • "Spacious well equipped clean and very stylish"

    Reviewed by DanielSep 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.

This property can be booked with Refs.1004532, 1004533, 1004534, 1004535, 1006494, 1006495, 1015425, 1015426 and 1015427, together they sleep 29 people.

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas