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Westmains Farm

Penton, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972658)


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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely brilliant holiday."

    Gorgeous farmhouse, views were outstanding. We were lucky with the weather so we got some lovely walks in. Would definitely recommend. My only feedback would be that the couch was a little bit uncomfortable, may could do with some new stuffing in the cushions.

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2022

  • "Excellent property in a wonderful location."

    The views out of the windows across the valley to Scotland were amazing. It was so quiet and relaxing, despite the strong winds. The cottage is impressively furnished and decorated, with the log burner being a bonus. All the facilities were excellent, with everything we needed.We had a small problem with the hot tub temperature but that was soon sorted. We are definitely thinking about returning later in the summer.

    Reviewed by TonyJan 2022

  • "Brilliant and very comfortable accommodation."

    Lovely countryside walks and the best views. Would of loved a walking map as wasn't sure were we was aloud to go but overall fantastic stay and will be returning

    Reviewed by ChristineDec 2021

  • "My friends & I enjoyed our stay."

    Westmains Farm is a beautiful cottage in a delightful setting, and the house was comfortable and inviting. A few nitpicks were a lack of wine glasses for 5 people, and that the hot tub jets did not work at all after the initial cleaning setting on arrival. It is a lovely place though and we would visit again.

    Reviewed by JemaimaOct 2021

  • "Westmains Farm is a lovely, comfortable house, renovated to a high standard."

    The location right on the Scottish border is fabulous, with so many interesting places about an hour away. Unique base to explore the Borders, Pennines, Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland National Park and North Lakes. Very peaceful with amazing starry skies too. We loved it.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "The house has the most stunning surroundings, we were after a peaceful, relaxing week and that is exactly what we got."

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2021

  • "House was lovely , nice and clean ."

    Everything needed was there . The heating was a bit hit and miss and the WiFi was not the best (kids not happy ). Hot tub was great . Chairs in kitchen not the best but had a table in living room with decent chairs to have breakfast on . Would deffo stay here again views are amazing . Rabbits in garden of a morning . Bathroom TV and twin bedroom TV not working .

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2021

  • "There was no one to meet on start off holiday that would off been nice an had no ..."

    There was no one to meet on start off holiday that would off been nice an had no land line few little repairs but had nice time an would go back

    Reviewed by TanyaDec 2020

  • "Overall a great cottage."

    Kitchen cupboards need to be checked as we had to clean things before we could use them, including the microwave. Wine glasses were limited, 3 red and 2 white. Was a bit unsure of the hot tub being in a hut but were we glad it was due to the weather we had. The bottom over doesnt work and the kitchen chairs need to be looked at, as they are not stable to sit on. Altogether a very comfortable, cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2020

  • "Amazing cottage in a quite location perfect for a get away from day to day life."

    Some furniture was broken. And the hot tub was not cleaned out and had to message the caretaker, they did empty it the next day but this should be changed after every guest not 2 weeks.

    Reviewed by AaronOct 2020

  • "There were quite a few things not working correctly I."

    E oven, lights & furniture unsteady the latter had been mentioned approx 1yr ago in customer guest book but nothing done about it. I felt the hot tub should have been cleaned & ready to go as we arrived but was green in colour & no chlorine added. I have a hot tub myself so luckily sorted it but feel this should not be left to other people. This will not stop us staying again as easily sorted but thought things could be rectified for the next guests

    Reviewed by VictoriaSep 2020

  • "Westmains farm was set in a brilliant location, very peaceful."

    The property had everything you needed and was very clean. I would definitely return.

    Reviewed by TimSep 2020

  • "Excellent location lovely house and very clean only thing really missing is ..."

    Excellent location lovely house and very clean only thing really missing is outside table and chairs to eat outside Ideal getaway to the Scottish Borders

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2020

  • "31 July- 7 August 2020 Had a lovely holiday at Westmains Farm the accommodation is superb and the scenery is stunning."

    The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed to have a relaxing time. We had no test strips for the hot tub but after a quick call to the owner we had some dropped off so we could use it, it was drained and cleaned midweek and didn’t effect our use of it at all. It is very remote but worth it for the view!!! We would recommend this cottage it has everything!

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2020

  • "The cottage was dirty it had dead flys on window cills the car pets smelt horrible."

    The tv in the bathroom didn’t work the hot tub water was dirty they never had any testing strips to see if it was safe for use and there was lots of paint cracking in the cottage the table in the kitchen had cardboard and a bottle top to keep it level it was a joke to be honest. I’m absolutely gutted as we as a family was really looking forward to are week away but it was a nightmare. We actually left on the Thursday as my wife was so upset.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Very well equipped and comfortable. Fantastic location with stunning views. Perfect place to escape to and relax

    Reviewed by DeniseAug 2019

  • "The cottage was under sold."

    The place and facilities are amazing. Denby pottery as standard, all the amenities you could wish for. The views were to die for. Amazing time spent here and enjoyed days out and amazing days in relaxing in the fabulous hot tub. Highly recommended and definitely will be coming back. Credit to the owners.anyone discrediting this place is disillusioned. Plenty of wood for the fabulous wood fire. Bathroom amazing and a beautiful glass staircase...spotted lots of wildlife including an eagle. Beautiful decor completed to a very very high standard..great base camp or an amazing retreat for the week..10 out of 10

    Reviewed by JanineAug 2019

  • "From booking to arriving and departing we've had an amazing experience."

    We had a query about the water and they got back to us when they said they would. Even rang to check everything was ok. Great service thank you

    Reviewed by KellyAug 2019

  • "Wonderful dwelling but very, very remote."

    Be prepared for lots of driving! Fantastic views, very well equipped cottage in the middle of nowhere. A complete get away from it all holiday. Nearest village 20 minute drive. Accommodation is first class.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2019

  • "The peace and tranquility of this place combined with the gorgeous house was exactly what we needed."

    Everything we needed was there and we are both in agreement it's the best holiday in this country that we have ever had. It was soooo good we have booked again for July. Can't wait!!

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2019

  • "There were a lot of signs about rules which made it feel a bit less homely sorting out the heating took a couple of days owners should say if you are using log burner you will need to buy logs sticks etc only one basket provided and no sticks."

    The cottage is fab but very remote

    Reviewed by SueFeb 2019

  • "Hot Tub was unusable."

    Was not kept maintained or clean. The Bathroom is a delight as is the area and the house.

    Reviewed by SheldonNov 2018

  • "The farmhouse the view and surroundings are all beautiful."

    It far exceeded our expectations. The photos of it although lovely don't really do it justice. A total week of relaxation for myself, husband and 2 children. The large bath with TV, the log burning fire and the hot tub just added to the experience. We would not hesitate to recommend if you're looking to get away from it all. We're already thinking of when we'd like to return. A few little suggestions from us.....some hooks at the hot tub to hang towels and dressing gowns and a set of drawers and bedside lamp in the small single bedroom. Otherwise a perfect and comfortable home from home.

    Reviewed by PaulineOct 2018

  • "What a fabulous place, our family loved every minute of our holiday."

    The farmhouse itself exceeded expectations with its tastefully decorated rooms, lovely comfortable beds and quality equipment and facilities. The area was very quiet and peaceful with amazing views from all sides. Enjoyed scenic drives to kielder water and Hadrian's wall. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2018

  • "Brilliant place, had a wonderful and very comfortable stay."

    Views were amazing and the place done to a very high standard.

    Reviewed by FouziaAug 2018

  • "Westmains farm was fantastic."

    When we arrived The house was clean and very well equipped. Throughout the holiday we made use of the hot tub which was awesome. We had various BBQs while we were there. The bathroom is fantastic. The decor is lovely and modern but yet traditional at the same time. We had a great holiday at westmains and we will be coming back next year.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2018

  • "A well appointed and equipped house in a wonderful setting"

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2018

  • "The photos of westmains farm didn't do it justice, it was done up to a very high standard and specification, the views were amazing , the bed was really comfy and the house was warm and cozy, everything we needed was provided in the house including kitchen utensils, gowns for the hot tub, plenty of towels, great hairdryers and much more."

    I would definately reccomend to others and we will be returning soon.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2018

  • "The cottage was absolutely fantastic."

    It had everything you needed to make our break just what we needed. The kitchen was very well equipped. The furnishings in the cottage were outstanding, the log burner was welcome and the hot tub was nice and relaxing. The idea from the cottage were stunning and we had some lovely walks. We even walked into Scotland (only 2.5 mile down the road). Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by LisaMar 2018

  • "We had a fantastic time at Westmains!"

    Cottage was well equipped, gorgeous views and super clean! Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by AmyMar 2018

  • "The accommodation was excellent with the best stocked kitchen (utensils, plates, pans, cutlery, etc, etc) I've ever seen in a holiday let and probably some homes!"

    The location was beautiful with stunning views and if it is peace and quiet you are after this is the place. The only negatives were that there is no pub within a 5 minute walk you have to drive and the house (with the exception of the bathroom) was cold despite having central heating. I would recommend this property

    Reviewed by JustineFeb 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 child's single, Bathroom with walk-in shower with rainfall shower, free standing bath, hand basin, WC and TV
  • Open plan living/dining room
  • Dining kitchen
  • Conservatory
  • Cloakroom with WC.
  • Oil fired central heating plus wood burning stove
  • Induction hob, double oven, dishwasher, American style fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer, TVs, DVDs, books, children's games, WiFi
  • Oil and electricity included, bed linen and towels provided
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • 2 person Hot Tub
  • Fishing access to River Liddell
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 10 minute drive
  • Countryside walks 1 min

The property

Westmains Farm is a picture-perfect cottage with a high-end, modern finish and plenty of contemporary style.

Nestled in beautiful Border country, Westmains Farm is perfectly located for exploring the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall.

A great deal of care and attention has been put into creating a wonderful contemporary holiday home, with its own hot tub, that's perfect for a relaxed family holiday at any time of year.

The first thing that strikes you about this property are the incredible views, and there are picture windows in every room to make the most of them.

The spacious open plan living and dining room is light and airy, with a feature wood burning stove and a wonderful Chesterfield sofa to snuggle up on.

This room leads through to the fully equipped modern kitchen with a huge American-style fridge/freezer.

Bifold doors open up into the conservatory with its chaise longue and wicker sofa, ideal for relaxing with a drink and soaking up those glorious views.

There's also a utility room and handy downstairs cloakroom with WC.

Up the modern timber and glass staircase there are three bedrooms - a fabulous king size double with TV, a twin room with TV and a child's single room.

The superb family bathroom has a walk-in shower with rainfall shower, free standing bath, hand basin, WC and TV.

Westmains Farm has a shared drive to the neighbouring cottage, and beautiful walled gardens entirely enclose the land to the front and rear.

A separate shed houses the hot tub and a fully glazed door allows you to take in the views while relaxing in the bubbles.

Garden furniture and a BBQ are provided and there's access to the fields around the cottage and the forests beyond.

Keen fishermen will enjoy the opportunity to land salmon and river trout in their own stretch three quarter mile stretch of the River Liddel - a tributary of the Esk with three main pools: Rutty Pool, Sandy Pool and Fowl Nest Pool.

The Bridge Inn at Penton provides a cosy atmosphere and delicious food, while the village of Newcastleton five miles away across the border into Scotland has a range of cafes, bars and restaurants.

Westmains Farm is 15 miles' north of historic Carlisle with its castle and cathedral.

This area is steeped in history with Hadrian's Wall just a stone's throw beyond this vibrant city with its shopping, bars, restaurant and theatre.

Romantic Lake Ullswater is just under an hour's drive and Lake Windermere makes a superb day trip with its range of family attractions.

Whether you want to relax with leisurely walks through the stunning Border countryside, or enjoy the attractions of the Lake District.

Westmains Farm is the ideal place to relax, recharge your batteries and enjoy some quality time together exploring this beautiful part of the world at any time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Gretna Green 7.7 miles; Carlisle 8.5 miles; Brampton 11 miles; Dumfries 27.5 miles

A delightful, well-stocked town in northern Cumbria that runs alongside the River Esk. Longtown is a fantastic base for a holiday as it comes in the centre of four Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including Solway Coast AONB, the Northumberland National Park, North Pennines AONB and the Lake District National Park.The local area offers a pleasant range of shops, pubs and restaurants for you to choose from. There are some beautiful places nearby, offering even more places to go and things to do. Brampton and Carlisle are nearby with beautiful buildings. As Longtown is so close to Scotland, it would be rude not to visit Dumfries and Galloway. Edinburgh and Glasgow are just over an hours drive away.

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