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Westmains Farm

(Ref. 972658)

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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Disappointed we weren't advised the hot-tub was out of order."

    We had specifically searched for a location that offered one. There was an out of order sign on hot-tub shed door. We had to get custodian of property to come sort out the beeping smoke dectector (we couldn't get it to stop). Asked him about hot-tub and said he would message owners. Messaged him later and he said owners confirmed it was not working. We had to make new plans for our evenings instead of using it. Fortunately, we brought a stick for the tv so we had other entertainment for the 2 kids during the evening. Besides the hot-tub, there were a few things that were also a bit disappointing about our stay. We couldn't get the tv to work in the bathroom; it seemed like the batteries were dead in at least 1 of the remotes for the tvs; wi-fi signal was not the best (guessing because of the remote location); couple of lightbulbs were burnt out. Mostly minor inconviences, other than hottub, but disappointed us a bit. Overall, house is very spacious and welcoming and is well laid out. The beds were very comfortable, bathroom and WC was good to have both, kitchen had numerous appliances and sufficient pots, pans and utensils. Wood burning fire was nice for the cooler evenings. Would have rated my recommendation and stay higher had the hot-tub been working.

    Reviewed by Bruce3.8Oct 2023

  • "We had such a good time at Westmains Farm."

    The farm and gardens are beautiful and the views of sunrise and sunset are spectacular. The sun rises on one side of the house and sets on the other. The gardens are huge and we're great for kids to play in, the hot tub was a great feature too and wasn't wasted on us. The caretaker was very helpful when we needed to ask anything. Can't complain at all, it was just brilliant from start to finish. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2023

  • "We booked Westmains as we wanted a few nights away at short notice, all we wanted was for it to be in the middle of nowhere, have river fishing access and most importantly a hot tub."

    This is exactly what this house was, beautiful property inside with so many facilities (we loved the milk frother) our three year old little girl was overjoyed with the tv in her bedroom, she couldn’t believe it. The walk to the river for fishing was quite a walk and wearing wellingtons would be advised, but it’s a beautiful large river and quite a large beat to fish from. There was a slight issue with the hot tub when we arrived but a quick text message to the host promptly resolved this. We had a lovely relaxing stay, spent a lot of time exploring Kielder Forest, there really is so much to do there and only a 40 minute drive away. We are already planning on returning to Westmains for a winter break. A true gem

    Reviewed by Carla4.7Aug 2023

  • "And the properly layout is perfect for a family."

    The garden is gorgeous. The house is spacious and the location is gorgeous. That bath in the main bathroom is the size of a small pool and it’s beautiful. However… there are some basic issues that should be sorted and one or two things that should be made clear on the listings. The main things that need resolving… 1. Dirty hot tub. We arrived to water with a green tinge in it, not heated up, with a layer of scum on the top and debris in the bottom. I’d have been tempted to think this was just unlucky… but there’s comments in the guest book going back months complaining of the same thing, which just makes me think the water is never changed. There was a real smell in the little hut the hot tub was in too. So, despite this being one of the main reasons I booked the property, I just couldn’t bring myself to get in it personally 2. Cleanliness in the kitchen. There’s a fly problem to start with, but I appreciate it isn’t easy to resolve. However, if you know you have a load of flies, then cleanliness, in my view, should be one of the key things. We took dishes out that were dirty and needed rewashing. And when we took the air fryer out it was absolutely filthy… so again we just decided not to bother using it 3. Loads of the lights just don’t work. Again, I saw this had been mentioned previously in the guest book. But it wasn’t resolved. The main lights in the master bedroom don’t work. The wall lights in the living room don’t work. The lights in the second bedroom didn’t work. 4. The couch was very lumpy, bumpy and old…not comfortable to sit on at all. When we were shaking the cushions up to try and make it more comfortable it was also clear it hadn't been cleaned in a REALLY long time. Things that need highlighting in the listing, I feel: 1. Huge area of nettles in the garden. I was traveling alone with 3 young children so was drawn by the garden. But there’s a massive section of nettles on one side not fenced off. Appreciate stopping nettles growing is unfeasible. But pointing it out would be helpful or even fencing it off 2. Wifi is too slow to do anything beyond send text whatsapp messages. I appreciate the area has slow wifi issues. Average speeds in the postcode is only 10 mb per second. But the wifi in this house runs at no more than 1 mb per second. I mentioned before I was travelling alone with children. Add to the fact there was no mobile signal and ultimately, I needed wifi to be able to keep in touch with the childrens’ father and other people. So this was massively inconvenient. I know there’s not much an owner can do about slow wifi all the time, but when someone advertises “wifi” at a property, you assume it will be usable. I had specifically looked out for wifi because I know signal in the area can be patchy. I’d also specifically looked for a hot tub but the hygiene issues were hugely, hugely off putting. It’s worth adding that on the occasion I contacted the owner about it, despite the fact there was nothing they could do, they did respond immediately. But of course it was impossible to contact most of the time anyway because of a lack of phone signal and a very slow wifi network. In all, this is a beautiful property in a wonderful area. But a lack of cleanliness, poor maintenance and unclear advertising in regards to things like wifi left me personally very disappointed.

    Reviewed by Stacey2.8Aug 2023

  • "The cottage itself was very well equipped and clean inside apart from the foisty smell inside when we first went which we had to open all windows to air it, the settee was so lumpy and uncomfortable, rest of the house fantastic."

    The outside however was a total let down, the listed front and back lawns were over grown and unkept and unusable for my grandson, the hot tub the main reason for this booking was filthy, dirty on the bottom and scummy tide mark all around it and the smell of it was awful, very disappointed as we were looking forward to relaxing in this. The conservatory had green moss all over windows and generally looked untidy from the outside, we still had a lovely stay because the house made up for it but when I book a hot tub holiday I expect to be able to use it !

    Reviewed by Jacqueline2.5Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at your cottage, absolutely beautiful in idyllic surroundings."

    We fully enjoyed our stay. Waking up to those views and walks on the doorstep was dreamy. The cottage itself was so clean and modern, beds so comfy. The hot tub a great extra feature that wasn't wasted on us. The lights were abit temperamental in main bedroom and TV didn't work in bathroom but this wasn't a bother to us. We had an Easter egg hunt in the garden before we left (be rude not to!). We will 100% return. Lovely to be greeted with wine and chocolates. Plenty of towels, bedding and blankets to make your stay comfortable. Great to have the use of a washer and dryer if needed. Family of 5, children aged 9,7 and 4. A trip they'll never forget.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Mar 2023

  • "We stayed over Christmas and it was the most beautiful setting, the heating played up the first night but was quickly resolved."

    The WiFi wasn't the greatest but we still had an amazing stay. Would definitely return to westmains. There was loads of room for our 22 month old to run around and there was everything you needed to cook Christmas dinner. Hot tub was nice, the jets only worked at certain points that was the only downside to the tub! Bathroom and bedrooms were amazing really comfy beds and we are sad to be home and have left this beautiful place.

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Dec 2022

  • "Found the hot tub was a bit dirty the signal was very hard had to use ya phone ..."

    Found the hot tub was a bit dirty the signal was very hard had to use ya phone to send it to the TV for apps was really upsetting n sometimes wouldn't connect bottom of oven wasn't clean and fire wasn't clean coutch could do with changing smells a little good points had an amazing week veiws n the bathroom was perfect choclates n wine was a lovely gesture bathroom tv wud go on no picture just sound won't go onto radio we will b bk bed was comfy to xxxx

    Reviewed by Jenny4.1Nov 2022

  • "Have had a super, restful week at Westmains."

    House was immaculate, comfortable,(not the sofa though, may look nice but oh my how uncomfortable it was!!), cosy and well equipped with everything to make our stay very enjoyable. Once we read the instructions and got the hang of the jacuzzi we were able to enjoy it, although grit in the bottom of it was a wee bit off putting but I suppose hard to get rid of. There is no “just nipping out for a pint of milk” at Westmains but once you realise this and get yourself organised it is a fantastic house, in a beautiful quiet location ideal to recharge, spend quality time with friends or family and enjoy the surrounding area. Wine and chocolates were a nice welcome touch, thank you x

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Oct 2022

  • "The hot tub which we was looking forward to using ,was very dirty, cold on arrival no chemicals in it and had really yellow look of the water and strong smell of wee in room ."

    So we never used it Everyone was disappointed

    Reviewed by Amanda3.1Jul 2022

  • "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 Elizabeth4.7Feb 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 Tony5.0Jan 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 Christine5.0Dec 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 Jemaima4.7Oct 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 Sarah4.7Aug 2021

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

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 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 Paul4.4Apr 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 Tanya4.7Dec 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 Karen3.8Oct 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 Aaron3.1Oct 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 Victoria4.4Sep 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 Paul4.7Sep 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 Tim5.0Sep 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 Richard5.0Jul 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 Robert1.6Jul 2020

  • "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 Janine5.0Aug 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 Kelly5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage."

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

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Aug 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 Jane5.0Jul 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 Catherine5.0Mar 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 Sue4.7Feb 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 Sheldon3.4Nov 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 Pauline5.0Oct 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 Sarah5.0Sep 2018

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

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

    Reviewed by Fouzia5.0Aug 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 Mark5.0Jul 2018

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

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 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 Helen4.7May 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 Lisa5.0Mar 2018

  • "We had a fantastic time at Westmains!"

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

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Mar 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 Justine4.1Feb 2018

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • 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
  • Conservatory
  • Cloakroom with WC
  • Dining kitchen
  • Induction hob, double oven, dishwasher, American style fridge/freezer, microwave, and washer/dryer
  • Oil fired central heating plus wood burning stove
  • TVs, DVDs, books and children's games
  • WiFi
  • Oil and electricity included, bed linen and towels provided
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • 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 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.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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