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Abbey Farm House

St Bees, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1063446)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 16

  • Bedrooms 8

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a super time at abbey farm house, so good to find somewhere we could all take our dogs as a family group, parking for 6 cars is a bit tight loved the kitchen such a warm gathering place."

    Would certainly recommend

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2022

  • "We were all delighted with the property."

    The beds were beautifully presented and comfortable. Maybe a chair could have added to the convenience? In the down side the waste bins were overflowing and there were no facilities for recycling. We had to use those in the car park by the beach The previous guests had complained about a plumbing problem which put the toilet in the master suite out of commission. This was inconvenient to say the least. This problem was not addressed during our stay. The hot tub was a great success.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased that you had a great time. In Cumbria there is no recycling for commercial properties as we have queried this , and we have been told that it is sorted at the depot. It was unfortunate that the previous guest only reported an issue with the toilet when they left, but it has now been repaired. Thank you again for your comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by RuthApr 2022

  • "Lovely property and great location, few issues but owner did all he could to resolve them."

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2022

  • "Lovely building in an ideal location."

    Everthing you could possibly need is catered for. 5 minute walk to the beach where most of the coastal walks start, providing beautiful scenery. We particularly enjoyed the use of the pool table and large screen. 5 minute drive to the start of Whitehaven parkrun. Would definitely return.

    Hello, Janice! Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! We're so delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our property. We would love to have you back! Thanks again! Cheers! UK-Breaks Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaniceMar 2022

  • "Very happy during our stay at Abbey Farm house ."

    Warm and cosy. Hope to return next year .

    Hello, Janet! It's a delight to know that you enjoyed your stay at our property. We'll look forward to hosting you again next year. Thanks! UK-Breaks Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetMar 2022

  • "The property is very big and we had lots of room for all of us."

    The kitchen was well stocked with all utensils and crockery etc. for a large group. The bedrooms were all very comfortable and very well furnished apart from one on the ground floor next to the kitchen, Unfortunately as with any old property this particular bedroom was quite draughty, had noise from the gas meter that was 'housed' in this room as well as quite a lot of 'messy' cables due to it also having the main internet connections in this room. On arrival at the property the internet was not working which in turn meant there was no TV reception. The hosts responded immediately and it was rectified early the following morning, The hot-tub was a lovely addition and was great for relaxing in after a long day. Unfortunately after 4 days it did need some chemicals but we had a mix up in communication with the hosts so this did not get rectified, which left us without the hot-tub for the last couple of days.. The Pool table as well as table-tennis was well received by the children and adults alike. All in all we enjoyed a lovely family holiday but it is an old property and as such there were areas that showed the age of the house and contents, i.e. dampness seen on the staircase from the kitchen to the TV Room as well as in one bathroom, some windows were unable to be opened, and the cooker needed some attention due to some broken controls. I think it just needs updating in some areas to make it the perfect 'get away' for friends or family..

    Hi, Sheralyn! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We do apologize for the inconvenience the internet connection and the hot tub incident might cause you during your stay. We'll improve these amenities and will consider updating the rooms to make them brighter for our future guests. Thank you again for choosing us as your vacation property, we're hoping we'll host you again and you'll have a better experience. Cheers! UK-Breaks Property Owner

    Reviewed by SheralynFeb 2022

  • "Very clean, spacious farm house."

    Not always easy to find somewhere for a family of 15 + a dog, and this was perfect, from number of bedrooms, to seating, space - we can’t fault it! Beds were really comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked. Loved the big screen in the upstairs living/dining space and also having the hot tub and pool table which were added bonuses to add to a fun, family weekend. Only 10 minute walk away from the beach, perfect location to start the coast to coast walk in St Bees. We’re already looking to stay again! Thank you :)

    Hello, Miss Kelly! We're so glad that you found our farmhouse lovely. We see to it that we provide the best experience to our guests by keeping all the basic needs available in the house so you will feel at home. Looking forward to hosting you again! All the best, UK-Breaks Property Owner

    Reviewed by KellyFeb 2022

  • "Fantastic property for our family weekend away, very spacious and just a really lovely property all round."

    Only a small walk to the beach and the village centre. We all really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend to others!

    Thanks Miss Megan. Really appreciate your kind review. We're happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay at our property. Looking forward to have you again as our guests. Thank you again and stay safe! Cheers! Property Owner

    Reviewed by MeganJan 2022

  • "Our party of 15 stayed here for 3 nights to celebrate my 50th birthday."

    From the pictures and description on the website the property looked nice and big and it was well listed. However, when we arrived we were all absolutely blown away by how amazing this property is. Every bedroom was spotless clean and the beds and bedding were really comfortable and dressed so nice with throws for added comfort and luxury. The rooms are all beautifully furnished. The kitchen has everything needed to cater for a large group, with lots of pots, pans, glasses, even cleaning materials and the AGA is such a feature and adds to the character. The party room upstairs is amazing with a huge projector with streaming services available. There are bean bags and enough seating to create such a wonderful relaxing space with views across to the abbey. The pool table is also a fantastic feature and between the kitchen, games room and party room it made for such a memorable stay. There is a nice garden with a huge hot tub, although we didn’t use that. The age range of our group was between 18 to 58 and everyone has said they loved it and we’re already agreeing dates for a visit back next year. It’s also worth mentioning we had Sunday lunch in The Manor which was gorgeous and the staff were very friendly. St. Bees is a lovely village anyway but Abbey-farm house has absolutely everything you need to make you stay here a very memorable one and a place you’ll want to return to time and again. Thank you to the host for making this more then just a property, Abbey farm house is a luxurious, comfortable, relaxing and amazing home that will give anyone who stays here amazing memories!!

    Thank you very much Jason for taking the time to write comprehensive feedback. We put value in everything that we do so that all our guests will have a memorable and fun experience in staying at the Abbey Farmhouse. We look forward to being your host again soon and we wish you good health and more birthdays to come. Cheers! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JasonDec 2021

  • "We all had a lovely stay at the Abbey house."

    Very Clean, beds very comfy and very spacious. The House had everything that we needed. There were 3 pubs in the village. We had a lovely meal in The Manor. We managed a few coastal walks. We had Sunday Lunch in the Dog and Partridge in the nearby village of Sandwith (2 miles from the Abbey House). An Excellent weekend.

    Hello Judy! Thank you very much for that wonderful feedback. We're happy that you enjoyed celebrating in the Abbey Farmhouse. Hope to host your stay again soon. Cheers! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JudyNov 2021

  • "We booked this large farm house for a family get together and all throughly enjoyed our stay."

    It’s a fantastic house to cater for large family groups, plenty of space to spread out. Beautiful village location and a nice stroll to the local beach. The host was very obliging and happy to assist with any enquires.

    Thank you, Suzanne! What a brilliant review. Thank you so much. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your get together! We'd love to have you stay with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SuzanneNov 2021

  • "The property was very easy to find with the given directions."

    When we arrived all was very clean and presented well. Unfortunately this is where the compliments end. We quickly realised that the AGA oven did not work at all and there was no hot water to the kitchen. So I called Sykes to have this rectified ASAP. There response was fast. They contacted the landlord and he had a plumber out the following afternoon. However, whilst at the property the plumber called the landlord as the hot water had started to come through a few hours into the second day. He advised the hot water situation has rectified itself but the AGA oven is still not working. The landlord said there is a second oven and apologised to the plumber and sent him in his way, leaving us with only one small oven to cater for 16 people our entire stay. Not easy! Later that evening after we cooked the food we went up to the party room (amazing room BTW) for fun and games. After a few hours we headed back down to the kitchen to be met with the strongest smell of gas! After a little investigation we realised that one of the knobs on the one remaining working oven was broken and although turned to the off position was leaking gas. We rectified this ourselves by removing the broken knob and turning the pin underneath to the off position ourself. I'd like to say it got better from there.... at 9:45 at night, I received a text message from the landlord himself, informing me that we was been to loud and could we be quiet, and that he had received some complaints from the neighbours (a text message I chose to ignore, given that we had rented a party house for a 30th birthday party and it was only 9:45) rest assured the noise an music was turned down by 11pm. As per the law! It gets worse...... at 8am the following morning(Sunday morning), we was woken up with a knock at the door.... it was 2 tradesmen.... informing us that we couldn't let our dogs out in the garden as they had to BUILD a hot tub stand and had to use power tools. FYI... we had no prior warning about this at all. The next 2 hours we had a circular saw a drills going off! Not sure how many complaints the landlord received about this..... he didn't message me about that one.

    Reviewed by KristopherNov 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Eight bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC and sitting area with open fire, 1 x second-floor king-size, 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x ground-floor double with sofa bed and electric fire, 1 x twin, 1 x second-floor twin
  • 2 x Bathroom with roll-top bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Games room
  • Gas central heating with open and electric fire
  • Range cooker with 7-ring gas hob, gas AGA cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • 3 x TV, Large projector and surround sound speakers, smart Tv with built in apps & Netlfix WiFi
  • Pool/snooker table
  • Home offivce space
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 6 cars
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Pet's welcome, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.5 miles, beach 0.9 miles

The property

Tucked away in the quaint seaside village of St. Bees, just half a mile from the beach, lies this Stunning Grade ll Listed farm house cottage, dating back to the 17th Century, Abbey Farm House.

The property has recently been updated whilst retaining all natural character and charm period features complementing modern luxuries.

Boasting enough room for up to sixteen guests, this magnificent home is the perfect retreat for families and friends looking to spend some quality time together while exploring the Cumbria coastline and Lake District National Park.

Upon arrival, there are six off-road parking spaces to greet you, before stepping to the entrance hall leading to the games room, where you can challenge each other to a game of pool and while away the hours on a rainy day.

Allow the designated chef to relish in the farmhouse style kitchen, appointed with a wonderful selection of amenities including a range cooker with 7-ring gas hob, AGA cooker, microwave and American style fridge/freezer, so you'll have all you need to rustle up hearty feasts.

Gather round the dining table, or climb the staircase to reach the first-floor sitting room, home to an additional dining area which is perfect for hosting family mealtimes.

In this room there is also a projector and three sofas, perfect for entertaining and or enjoying movie nights.

The bedrooms at this St. Bees are charming, set over three floors and offering a variety of sleeping types, they are sure to satisfy all party types.

On the ground-floor is a spacious king-size room with en-suite shower, along with an unusual sitting area with open fire, offering a private setup away from the group, while there is also a downstairs suite providing a double bed sofa bed and electric fire, perfect for a family to occupy.

Venture to the first floor and discover more, offering a king-size with bed, a double and twin room, served by two bathrooms, each with luxurious roll-top baths and shower room, so you can decide how best to prepare for the day.

The second-floor comprises a similar arrangement, including a kingside, double and twin again, along with a shower room.

The excellence of this property continues outside, where you’ll find an enclosed courtyard with table and chairs, encouraging alfresco dining on a balmy evening, with views overlooking the church and even the coast on a clear day.

When you’re ready to tear yourself away from this splendid base, there’s plenty of amenities to enjoy with St. Bees, including a convenience store, Hartleys Beach shop and a number of local pubs where the chef can enjoy a well-earned night off.

Stroll down to the coast and enjoy sunny days on the St. Bees beachfront, offering a beautiful stretch of sand when the tide is out, along with a huge play area where the children can safely explore.

Join the famous Coast to Coast Walk, a scenic route that begins at St. Bees Head and crosses the breadth of the North of England, and ends in Robin Hood’s Bay, passing through the varied terrain of the Lake District and rolling through the heather-clad North York Moors.

For days out, visit the Georgian town of Whitehaven, home to an exciting array of heritage waiting to be discovered, or lace up your walking boots and tackle the Lake District National Park, home to the imposing Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England.

With outdoor opportunities in abundance, Box Tree Farm is sure to provide an unforgettable break, whatever time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

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About the location


Whitehaven 5 miles.

St. Bees is an historic seaside village on the west coast of Cumbria with a Norman priory and Elizabethan public school, as well as a shop, post office and old traditional pubs. It's an ideal base for exploring the western Lake District and Cumbrian coast, and is the start of the famous Wainwright coast to coast walk. St. Bees Head is the only major sea cliff between Wales and Scotland and is the only Heritage coastline in Cumbria. There is a fine beach and many wonderful walks are available along the clifftops, which are also home to one of England’s most important seabird colonies. There is also a nine-hole golf course in the village. Nearby Whitehaven, an elegant Georgian port, and the spectacular western Lakes, are more than worthy of a visit. Muncaster Castle is 8 miles away, as is the Eskdale and Ravenglass miniature railway. Cockermouth, the birth place of Wordsworth, and Keswick on Derwentwater are also within easy driving distance.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas