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Raisthwaite Farm

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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews



    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2024

  • "A very well furnished and comfortable traditional farmhouse in a beautiful setting."

    Lovely walks up the brook at the back, into the woods or over the hills. Not far to drive to climb Coniston Old Man, walk round Tarn Hows and visit Brantwood House. Enjoyed coffee and pies in Broughton and lamb shank in Torver. A happy family get-together.

    Reviewed by Rod5.0Mar 2024

  • "Been here twice and we love it."

    Plenty of space for eating and lounging but we tend to spend most of our time around the dining table. Kitchen is well equipped with all the right gadgets and crockery. Plenty of walks and hilly bike rides to be had.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Jan 2024

  • "We had a lovely time here even though it rained the whole week."

    Special care was taken to decorate the house with Christmas decor which made this a very special family holiday. It is a well appointed, warm and comfortable home to stay in for a large family like ours. I just wish we had better weather to explore the area better as it looks lovely.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fantastic farm house, perfect for our party of 6 adults and 3 dogs."

    The house is very homely and the 3 woodburning stoves are just what you need after being out all day walking. You can walk straight up on to Beacon fell from the house. The kitchen is equipped very well and there was a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. The house has so many interesting artifacts and books of the local area. Having sinks in each room was a real bonus and all the beds were very comfortable. It was a pleasure to meet Carol, the owner and we would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Colleen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely stay here with family over the half term."

    The house is in a beautiful location with rolling hills and stunning walks just outside the front door. We had everything we needed provided and it felt like a real home from home. The top floor bedroom was perfect and we loved every moment staying here, thank you Raithwaite Farm!

    Reviewed by Joni4.4Oct 2023

  • "Great location."

    Nice house but the interior decor is very dated and could do with some tlc. Lots of lovely walks directly from the house. Fabulous garden with great outdoor furniture available. Steady flow of birds to the feeders. We were a party of 4, catering facilities were adequate but basic, I couldn't imagine cooking for 10 here though.

    Reviewed by Nick3.1Sep 2023

  • "Stunning location, we had a great time"

    Reviewed by Thomas3.8Sep 2023

  • "A lovely farmhouse in the hills; ideal for our family gathering."

    The house is spacious and well equipped (though the slow internet is frustrating). Beautiful walking from the front door and very peaceful. We highly recommend this house and would certainly go again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful location, far from noisy roads or busy towns."

    Lovely spacious house and large garden. We spent hours just watching all the birds enjoying the bird feeders in the garden, and my son is convinced he saw an osprey take off nearby early one morning. Despite the gorgeous location, it’s close enough to Coniston Water, Gryzedale and towns like Ulverston that (as long as you have a vehicle) it’s easy to find things to do. We also found some enjoyable walks right from the front door of the house (I’d recommend an OS Wayfarer map, though, because they’re not necessarily well signed). You should assume you won’t have phone signal or internet at the house, although you may be lucky depending on your network. Although generally clean and in good condition, the house looked like it was ready for a good going over, with there being dust and used tissues under the loft room bed. There were some random food items presumably left by other guests gently decaying in a kitchen cupboard. Some of the TV remotes needed fresh batteries. Most of the beds were comfortable, but a couple of the mattresses weren’t so good. All sheets and towels were fresh and clean. The shower drain pipe seemed slightly blocked, so when the shower was in use there was some overflowing going on behind the swing chair outside on the patio. Watch out for the towel rail in the first floor bathroom, which gets seriously hot! The shower itself was good once the right setting was found, and a great relief after a particularly wet and windy hike over the Old Man. We had a really great time at the property and exploring the area, and would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Neil4.1Jul 2023

  • "The cottage (house) at Raisthwaite Farm is a fabulous place to stay."

    Incredibly well equipped, plenty of space and great ornaments around the main rooms. The garden is superbly maintained and we spent each evening sitting on the comfortable furniture in the garden listening to the bird song, watching birds like the Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Chaffinch, Swallows, Yellowhammer and many more. It is a peaceful place in a beautiful location. The hosts are friendly, kind and knowledgeable. Happy memories for us all. Thank you

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thank you for such a great week in your beautiful farmhouse, dogs didn't want to leave nor did we."

    The sounds of the stream and sheep, whilst watching woodpeckers, cuckoo, yellowhammers and bats at night. Feeling like a home its a great place to explore the lakes from. Thank you

    Reviewed by Ray5.0May 2023

  • "An overall good experience, can not fault the location nor the facilities, everything was perfect, nice cosy rooms clean and with everything you need for a lovely stay We stayed during the New Years holiday and the house was all nicely prep."

    with Xmas decorations, lights, even the new years table prep with crakers and a nice welcome pack The only negativ I would say was the fact that the house was realy cold and it took more than a day to heat up inside and it was not that cold outside, maybe in the future it would be better to turn the heating on a bit earlyer But over all very good and we would definetly recomend it Thank you

    Reviewed by Marius4.4Dec 2022

  • "We have just returned from a three night stay at Raisthwaite Farm."

    We booked for a total of 8 people over Christmas. The property was beautifully decorated for the festivities. The owners went all out with a total of 6 Christmas trees, fantastic dining table decorated and set for the meal with complimentary wine and biscuits and lights and garlands throughout. It really was a lovely touch which the whole family appreciated. The property is ample big enough for 10 people. Fully equipped kitchen with absolutely everything you could ever need. All towels and linen provided. Beautiful big fireplace in three of the rooms which once get going throw out a lovely amount of heat. We did have to take a trip to a garage to stock up on logs and all 12 bags were used up in 2 days! The property itself is a very traditional, homely and cosy farmhouse, with fantastic views for miles around. The whole family including dogs were sad to leave. We had a brilliant time. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Dec 2022

  • "Really beautiful house, nice and big."

    The kids and the dog loved the big garden. Would have been nice if there was a BBQ, but other than that couldn't fault it. Perfect for the 9 of us. Very well equipped. There were a couple of supermarkets within about 30mins drive, and really nice beach close by too, Silecroft. Beautiful location and views, perfect base for exploring the Lakes. We really enjoyed our stay, thank you for having us.

    Reviewed by Tabatha5.0Aug 2022

  • "We have just returned home from a lovely stay at Raisthwaite Farm (family of 6, 3 generations)."

    There was ample room for family time and also plenty of space should people wish to have some quiet time. Our little one described it as "the best house ever" for playing hide and seek. The patio area is lovely for enjoying some chill time in the sun. The washer, drier and clothes line were also a great addition which meant we werent returning home with several bags of washing to wade through. We met and spoke to the owners who were very friendly and polite, our little one loved seeing the sheep being moved as they came past the house. The house is in a good location to the attractions we had booked to visit whilst also being far enough away from built up areas that it is so peaceful, whether you stood in the garden during the day or night all you could hear was the little stream that runs along the bottom of the garden and the birds/animals in the fields next to the property. Thank you to Carol and Greg for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Aug 2022

  • "Property is nice, with lots of room and facilities but suffers from being quite dated and could do with internal updates."

    Owner was on site at least three times doing work in the garden which we thought could have waited, as wasn't urgent, and infringed on the privacy you want when you pay out alot of money for somewhere. Hence only average review.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.1Aug 2022

  • "Homely and welcoming holiday house that suited our group of 8 (two families) really well."

    Loved the garden and the benches with different views. Kids enjoyed the rope swings. Fab walking right from the house up to Beacon Hill and surrounds and peaceful swimming in Beacon Tarn.

    Reviewed by Juliette5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely old Farm House."

    Bit remote so had to use the car more than usual when we stay in the Lakes. Facilities good, although we think cooker not adequate for party of 10. We knew of the sleeping facilities before we went, but think another twin room would be beneficial to families with more than two children in the party (we took an airbed so teenage boys could share a room) Beautiful area and garden with bird feeders was great. Would definately recommend.

    Reviewed by Bonita4.1May 2022

  • "Wonderfully relaxing few days."

    House and garden lend themselves superbly to a family celebration. Looking forward to returning next year. Beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely week."

    Love the property and the location is so peaceful. We really enjoyed the birdwatching and watching a pair of Jackdaws building a nest in the barn also the woodpeckers visiting the bird feeders. We really love the super friendly farm cats also.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is our second visit to this beautiful house."

    We are a family of 4 generations from ages 3 to 74. It was a lovely surprise to be greeted with a fully set table with serviettes, crackers, wine and biscuits (as it was near Christmas time). The garden has been done out since we visited a year ago and includes lovely garden furniture which would be nice in summer. The wifi also seems better than it was previously- still not great, but enough to be able to make online reservations for things and check emails etc. The beds are all very comfortable and the kitchen was well kitted out with many cleaning products for washing up, wiping down and even had extras like tin foil, bin bags, dishwasher tablets, lots of clean tea towels etc. The cleanliness is reasonably good. All the 'vital areas' are very clean such as kitchen worktops, fridge, bathrooms, bedding and towels but when the kids threw a teddy on top of one of the bedroom wardrobes - it was unfortunately filthy, as was behind the bed in one of the rooms (only needed to pull out 1 bed so dont know about the others). The beams in the top bedroom, over the sink area has quite bad cobwebs. And I am very particular about cleanliness, however I do not think that a few missed areas on such a huge house, is the end of the world as overall the cleanliness was good - especially where it really mattered. But from time to time, a deeper clean on less used areas would be beneficial. Instructions for the oven and hob would be helpful as the dials are now blank due to age and repeated cleaning. Our main issue was that we were cold a lot of the time! Even when the heating was on - I do not think the thermostat is set high enough for the freezing cold wether we were having. We kept pressing the 'boost' button to stop the heating going off, but that doesnt increase the temperature. We spent over £100 on firewood for the open fires to keep warm. The radiator in the main entrance hall wasnt working at all and we did try to contact the owner once when we had a power cut but they never got back to us (we managed to self solve the power cut eventually). You are provided with a basket of firewood in the 3 rooms that have opens fires / woodburners and it is really nice and cosy to have a fire on the go during a cold, dark winter nights. The decor is very dated - but it is intentionally kept 'traditional' as that is part of its appeal and is clearly seen in the photos. It's like going back to another time and era and we all love this about the house. The main bathroom and top floor suite are very fresh and modern though and we liked this too. Although I have listed a few gripes - that is only for the purpose of constructive feedback. Overall it is a fabulous holiday home, surrounded by stunning, peaceful scenery. We all slept well and enjoyed meals around the large family dining table, enjoyed relaxing on an evening in front of the open fire, benefitted from having 3 bathrooms between us all, made use of the washer and dryer, had plenty of cups/cutlery/crockery for meals and snacks, kids loved playing hide and seek in such a huge house - just over all, fabulous family time together. We definitely hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.4Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Raisthwaite Farm."

    It is our second time at this remote, peaceful and charming farmhouse with beautiful scenery all around. There were a few problems at the start of the week due to Storm Arwen but I cannot fault the owners in any way as they were absolutely fantastic and made sure we comfortable. Would definitely recommend this one to all friends and family.

    Reviewed by Carlton5.0Dec 2021

  • "This house is a perfect location for getting away from it all with great access to The Southern Lakes."

    Walking. cycling and rambling a plenty. The house itself was perfect for our needs. It was comfortable, warm and versatile. We had no concerns regarding cleanliness, everything was well provided with cleaning materials on hand if needed. There are clear instructions about all aspects of the property. We had a power cut, on the last night as did many houses across the country due to storm Arwen and the emergency torch in the kitchen was a great help. Although we had no power in the morning there was a portable gas camping stove for boiling water etc. WIFI is available but can be slow particularly if a number of people are trying to use it at the same time. This makes it a good opportunity for people to talk to each other!! Would we use this house again? Definitely

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Nov 2021

  • "We felt we needed to wipe down all kitchen surfaces and both kitchen and dining room tables, which were oilcloth covered and somewhat sticky, with anti bacterial wipes prior to using them."

    The property is listed for 10 people yet the kitchen cannot seat that many. We did not think that the house was particularly well cleaned prior to our occupancy and there was no means available to clean the quarry tiled kitchen floor. The decoration was really old fashioned and the attic room was something to behold. However if you put all that aside it was comfortable enough although it really was miles from anywhere. There was little to no wifi and extremely poor telephone signal but this was known upfront and was no surprise. The worst thing was the urine stained mattress which we found when the bed in the attic room was stripped on departure as requested.This was disgraceful and disgusting particularly in these days of covid and we had unknowingly sleptbon it for a week. The owners knew about this as when we brought it up through the agents after departure they said that they could not afford to change mattresses out when this happened. Not a good reply or reason. Perhaps they should use waterproof covers. Not good.

    I do pride myself on keeping to an extremely high standard of cleanliness in Raisthwaite. At each changeover, three adults work for five hours, and Raisthwaite has achieved an over 95% cleanliness rating regularly in the past 4 years. All work surfaces the the kitchen and dining room and throughout Raisthwaite, are cleaned with anti-bacterial spray. It is possible this does leave a sticky residue on them. All cleaning products are also left in the property for guest to use throughout their stay, including extra hand sanitizer, hand wash and vinyl gloves for Covid safety measures. The oilcloths are on the tables for visitor convenience and cotton tablecloths and table mats are available on the Welsh dresser for guests to use if they prefer. Very few guests do, as the oilcloths are so practical. Raisthwaite has a dining room table which seats 10 and a kitchen which seats 8 plus an easy chair. However, I do acknowledge there is no old fashioned mop and bucket available as I find them unhygienic, smelly and breed germs unless used and cleaned very carefully. We provide a broom with wipe attachments for guests to clean the quarry tiles as they choose, as necessary, whilst staying at Raisthwaite. We use floor disinfectant weekly at changeover days. Obviously, Raisthwaite is a traditional Lake District farmhouse, as beautifully illustrated in the photographs by Lakelovers. The style and quality of the fixtures and fittings are clearly shown with Ercol furniture and leather suites throughout. The attic renovation, with open plan en-suite and super king bed has been a guest favourite for the past four years, with a beautiful slipper bath as a centre piece. It is a secluded woodland Lake District valley, surrounded by traditional fells, streams and ancient trees. It is a very beautiful, tranquil retreat. Unfortunately, the stain on the mattress in the attic had been only partially dealt with as deep professional cleaning requires the bed to be dried for several days after treatment. I had spot cleaned the stain with antibacterial cleaner, and obviously, used mattress protectors as standard on all beds throughout. The mattress has now been professionally cleaned. All mattress and pillow protectors are changed at every changeover, guests may have accidents whilst staying at Raisthwaite and it is my priority to ensure an extremely high standard of hygiene, cleanliness and care is achieved for every guest. Waterproof covers would most certainly not be a comfortable, practical solution as they are non-breathable and cannot be washed at 60 degrees. Of course, guests may choose to bring their own if they wish. Likewise, breakages, such as a lampshade broken do happen, as occurred with these last guests, along with a missing towel. I expect such incidents and am happy to report that almost all guests contact me if they have any concerns, queries or need advice. It is a working farm and my husband and I are regularly at Raisthwaite, and are very pleased to talk to the guests, if the wish. Feedback is extremely important to us so we can continue to strive for the very best guest experience we can achieve. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen3.1Oct 2021

  • "Great house."

    Big and spacious. The utility/drying room was particularly useful for drying clothes after hiking/cycling/kayaking. Super quiet location in the middle of nowhere. Extremely useful that wifi is now available, as this was essential for planning trips for the week.

    Reviewed by James4.7Sep 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time at Raisethwaite Farm."

    The accommodation was great and set in the most beautiful surroundings. Lots of activities in the area which kept us all busy. Ghyll scrambling, boating, climbed Old Man of Coniston and mountain biking. Xx

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Aug 2021

  • "Cooking facilities for a house that size inadequate."

    Requires 6 hob double oven range. Downstairs bathroom needs updating. Garden furniture needs replacing. Extremely spacious accommodation upstairs and downstairs. Fantastic location and views. Throughly enjoyed holiday and would have no hesitation in booking again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Caroline4.1Jul 2021

  • "Lovely farmhouse, great remote location."

    We has a great family holiday, loved the location and facilities. Loved the fact that there was no wi fi and we had to talk to each other! Would have appreciated more loo rolls and an outside BBQ. Also it would have helped to know that there is no mobile signal so we could download maps and music.

    Reviewed by Bilber4.7Jun 2021

  • "The farm was really nice and there was a lot of space for the kids."

    The rooms were clean. The Pateo chairs were old and also unsafe for the kids. Overall we really loved the area and the farm and I will contact you to book for next August 2022.

    Reviewed by Abdel3.8May 2021

  • "Everything was fine."

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
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  • 5 bedrooms: 1 x loft suite with super king size bed and roll top bath, basin and wc
  • first floor 2 x king size, 1 x double, 1 x twin and house shower room comprising of Shower, Basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room and utility
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • 2 x sitting rooms.
  • Gas central heating
  • Open fire
  • Wood burning stoves
  • Double electric oven with halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer, dryer, TVs, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • Secure bike storeage
  • Garden furniture
  • Up to 4 pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Enclosed garden
  • 25 acres of land
  • Orchard.

The property

Set at the end of a private drive and alongside a working farm, Raisthwaite is a picture-perfect property, ideal for a large group of friends.

This 17th century converted farmhouse has been adapted to make the perfect base for exploring the Lakes, and with two pets welcome, the whole family can enjoy the many nearby walks.

The house exudes warmth and country charm, with its large farmhouse kitchen and three reception rooms.

The dining room is perfect for happy gatherings and features an original range with open fire.

Whether getting together for breakfast or fierce boardgame battle, this room is guaranteed to be used by young and old alike.

The two divinely comfortable sitting rooms both have wood burning stoves, TVs and lovely views, plenty of room for the whole group to spread out and relax.

A utility room and separate shower are also located on this floor. The first floor is home to four bedrooms, and shared bathroom.

Two king size rooms, a double and generous twin each enjoy the wonderful views over the surrounding countryside, in some places reaching as far as Coniston Old Man.

There is a family shower room on this floor comprising of Shower, Basin and WC .

Stairs to the converted loft reveal a super king size suite with roll top bath, wc and basin.

A great place for a long soak after a day on the hills.

With a pretty enclosed garden, an orchard and 25 acres of open space, pets and children can play and run until its time for supper and a night in front of the fire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Millom 7.5 miles; Coniston 9 miles; Ulverston 9.5 miles.

Dating back to the 11th century, Broughton-in-Furness is situated in the south western corner of the Lake District and is just six miles from Coniston Water. There is much to please the visitor such as a pretty, cobbled square complete with a splendid horse chestnut tree, enclosed by shops, pubs and homes, many of them Georgian in origin. The village provides an ideal base for a walking or climbing holiday, with ample opportunity to explore the rugged beauty of the Duddon Valley and the quieter Lake District fells. Norman Nicholson, one of Britain's finest 20th century poets and William Wordsworth, both immortalised this area in their writing and poetry. The village was home to Branwell Bronte, brother of the Bronte sisters, for a short time. The Furness railway line runs from nearby Foxfield and makes for an ideal day out, travelling the west coast of Cumbria. Set amidst the charm of the Lake District and close to the sea, this attractive town makes an inspiring choice from which to further explore a magical heartland of silver lakes, lofty towering peaks and lonely, heather-clad moors.