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Knotts Farmhouse

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  • 8 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "The downstairs was great."

    Big kitchen and living room area with plenty of chairs and the kitchen was well equipped. The bedrooms however were a let down. I appreciate that it's an old building and it's uneven floors are quirky, but the beds need to be levelled otherwise it is extremely uncomfortable to sleep.

    Reviewed by Laurence3.8Mar 2024

  • "We liked the cottage."

    Cosy , well heated, great views, nice spaces downstairs for eating and socialising. Great views and location for the lakes. Shower in one bathroom is unusable. Couldn't get the temperature right. One bedroom has a very sloping bed/floor, so difficult to sleep comfortably in. Contact with Sykes, the management company was poor. We had questions about how to turn on one of the fires and where to leave rubbish and recycle but there was no response from them by e mail or phone.

    Reviewed by Duncan4.1Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful Stay, worth every penny, but there was no access to the Garden which was very frustrating."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Dec 2023

  • "Excellent week away, enough space for the whole family."

    Kitchen was well equiped to allow cooking a range of meals. Great Central location for exploring the wider lake district.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely weekend with the family in this characteristic property."

    Brilliant location to visit Windermere.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.8Aug 2023

  • "Spacious characterful cottage with fantastic views."

    Beautiful garden and easy parking for 3 vehicles. Loads of hot water. Well fitted kitchen and washer dryer as well as all usual mid cons

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Aug 2023

  • "We couldn't have wished for a better place to stay, the views were breathtaking!"

    The house was well equipped and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jul 2023

  • "We all had an excellent weekend at Knotts Farmhouse, the house is amazing and in a fantastic location close to Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside."

    The views from the garden and patio area are truly stunning.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great cottage."

    Amazing views! Had a brilliant stay

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with lots of space for our group."

    We found it very comfortable and clean. The views from the kitchen/diner and the patio were amazing! We only stayed for a long weekend but thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would happily stay there again.

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay, and the views! We hope to welcome you again. The Heart of The Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent property and location, great walks and pubs nearby :)"

    Thank you for your kind feedback, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.4Mar 2023

  • "Enjoyed our weekend despite the rain!"

    Great location with easy access to surrounding area. The lady that lives next door as a permanent resident was a little unpleasant regarding car parking and said we only had space for 2 cars. It would help if this could be clarified with her. The 6 of us had to travel in 5 cars as we came from different areas. The website states there is parking for 3 cars and room for any additional cars on the grass. This needs clarifying on the website and with the resident please. One of us ended up leaving a car up the road in a layby. The information folder in the house is out of date and needs updating. Otherwise a lovely place and would be happy to return, but the parking space does need clarifying

    Thank you for your review, We are so pleased you enjoyed your weekend, we will of course look at the parking issues you had and speak to the neighbour. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jillian4.7Mar 2023

  • "I have been coming to Knotts Farmhouse for many years and always enjoyed my stay but, over the last two or three years, there have been a few things that could be improved."

    One in particular is the lack of new light bulbs. There always seem to be or two which need replacing. This time there three but one especially was essential was the outside light. There no road lights on Patterdale Road so it makes the approach to the Farmhouse very dark. Spare bulbs could be kept in the kitchen cupboard on the right.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Nov 2022

  • "Had a great stay, lovely cottage, fantastic views and great garden."

    Being a very old building the floors and walls are at funny angles but that's the character of old buildings and add to the chrm. Able to walk from the cottage up onto the fells and only a quick drive into windermere and short walk down hill to local pub, so perfect location for our mixed age group.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Nov 2022

  • "Super location and very homely."

    We had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Cherie5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely, and perfect size for our group of 7."

    The views were incredible and it was ideally located for visiting Kendal, Ambleside and Keswick. We absolutely loved the cottage. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely book again!

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Knotts Farmhouse - please come and stay again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2022

  • "For our group of 6 walkers, this was ideal with regard to both accommodation and location."

    A few specific points: 1. The scullery area was a really useful room - make more of it in the description 2. The bed by the window in the twin room is so uncomfortably head down due to the sloping floor as to be unusable - one of us had to sleep in the lounge! It needs blocks to level it off. 3. The shower head in the bathroom would be more useful if it it was fixed and protected from wetting the floor 4. Kitchen was very well stocked but we did miss a potato masher!! 5. Considering the high standard of pubs and restaurants in the Lakes, the Sun Inn was a very poor option despite being less than 1km from the house - not much that you can do about that! But the Spa being so close was very helpful.

    Thank you for your constructive comments. The bed does have blocks to level it off, but we found they had been removed by a guest when we last visited. We did replace them, but perhaps they were moved again. We will check the shower head and we do not know what happened to the potato masher - it was there, but we will replace it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim4.1May 2022

  • "While staying at Knott's farmhouse we were without a shower for 2 and a half days and had use of a bath for 6 adults and 2 children which was inadequate because the hot water wasn't constant ."

    And we had to have a plumber visit twice to fix the shower . (This problem was already known about as a plumber had attended the week before) Through Sykes we were informed this didn't warrant any compensation and Sykes were not helpful in any resolution The property does not accommodate 8 people, especially the bedrooms What sells this property is the location, garden and kitchen

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback further to your stay with us at Knotts Farmhouse; although your comments were disappointing to read. We do apologise that you were without a shower for 2 days, we endeavoured to fix the issue as quickly as we possibly could, and did so by having a professional plumber attend. We didn't feel that monetary compensation was warranted as there was an alternative means to wash and the issue didn't continue for the entirety of your stay with us. We're really pleased you enjoyed the garden and the kitchen, and we hope to welcome you again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann2.2Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cosy spacious cottage in wonderful surroundings."

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay - do come and stay again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely property, perfect for walks etc Thank you"

    We are delighted that you had a good stay at Knotts Farmhouse. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenna5.0Jan 2022

  • "These ratings would have been very much higher if you had shown some genuine concern re the havoc caused by he power cut."

    I have booked two separate week holiday with Heart of the Lakes/Sykes over the last dozen or more years but obviously this doesn't count for anything. I was only asking for recompense in the region of £200! I would be grateful if you would pass these comments on to the owners, Mr and Mrs Wilkinson or I will. I was also under the impression that a discount was given for repeat bookings. I've never seen this!

    Reviewed by Sheila3.8Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very clean. Great position for walks. Small and cosy living room. Loved seeing the birds on the windowsill. Views are fabulous. Excellent contact with heart of the lakes beforehand. Easy to book and use the website.

    Reviewed by Angie4.4Nov 2021

  • "The cottage is a lovely quirky house with a well maintained garden with stunning views."

    The kitchen dining area was light and spacious with good views and it was a pleasure to sit and watch the birds at the feeder. Unfortunately the rest of the house was dull with a lot of the furnishings tired and worn out, sofas were uncomfortable. The tv was so small a pair of binoculars is needed to watch it. Generally surfaces were sticky or dusty with any cobwebs. A number of items didn't work properly including the microwave, the gas fire in the lounge and the flush system on the toilet in the shower room is broken, In addition there were a large number of lamps or lights either not working or without a bulb. The hand held shower unit in the bathroom is almost impossible to regulate and the shower head in the shower room is to heavy for the fitting being used. This is not a 4 star property.

    Reviewed by Eric1.9Oct 2021

  • "Although then photos accurately captures everything, you don’t appreciate how magnificent the view from the garden is until you see it."

    We had the most amazing weather so spent our evenings on the patio which really made our holiday at the end of long days exploring. Cottage is well stocked but perhaps some things you would expect not there but nothing that caused problems. Water temp in shower head over the bath is hard to control, either burning hot or cold which can be an issue. The only real gripe we had is with recycling, we rang the Council to check about this and was told the owner of the cottage does not pay for this service, so you either send everything to landfill in the general bin or do as we did and bring home a week’s worth of recycling. Not great in all sorts of ways.

    Reviewed by Jacquie4.7Jul 2021

  • "Very pleasant property which was the perfect size for our party of five adults."

    The old dairy was handy for storing provisions, bags & boots. It could be made even better by adding extra fridge & freezer storage, which we found was a bit limited in the kitchen. We had no need of drying facilities, but a ceiling mounted drying rack might also be a thoughtful addition for those showery Lakeland days. The garden was lovely, and what a fabulous view! We spent time there every day. From a maintenance / cleaning point of view, the temporary shower fix and the outdoor picnic table are holding up well but both would benefit from a bit of care & attention.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Jul 2021

  • "Lovely house could do with some comfy beds and a bigger tv but other then that lovely place"

    Reviewed by Beauford4.4Jun 2021

  • "We have been to stay in Knots Farmhouse many times - in fact I used to own Knotts Cottage next door."

    We were very impressed with the refurbishment of the whole kitchen and also the new furniture in the lounge area. One slight niggle is that there are not enough decent coat hangers in the single and small double rooms over the kitchen, nor in the single bedroom over the outside door. All in all, even though the weather was not very good, we still enjoyed our week there very much. Looking forward to our next visit!

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Dec 2020

  • "A cosy and comfortable, well-appointed house, in a lovely location."

    Very well placed for visits around the area, and near to so many great walks. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay, and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Oct 2020

  • "Very beautiful property, amazing views"

    Mrs MarshallDec 2019

  • "Perfect for our family."

    Very warm and comfortableKitchen equipment excellent. Lovely garden space. Planning to book this cottage again!

    Dr PriceDec 2019

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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.


  • 5 bedrooms: 4 x Single Bed, 1 x Double Bed, 1 x King Size Bed, 1 x Travel cot,
  • 1 x Bathroom 1 x Bathroom
  • 1 x Kitchen
  • 1 oven of type: electric
  • Hobs
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • TV
  • Dvd Player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and high chair inc. Parking
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 1.17 miles
  • Pub within 1.02 miles

The property

There can be few properties in the whole of the Lake District which offer such stunning views as Knotts Farmhouse.

It sits in an elevated hillside position overlooking the lower Troutbeck Valley taking in the whole vista of Lake Windermere with the western fells of Coniston Old Man and the Langdale Pikes in the distance.

Whatever the weather this view will enchant you with its different moods and dramatic sunsets.

The 17th century listed farmhouse is part of Knotts Farm and there are walks from the door up the Troutbeck Valley and into the hills.

The road to Kirkstone Pass and over to Ullswater passes the gate and the property will make a fine spot from which to tour the whole of the Lake District or you may simply wish to relax on warmer days and enjoy the beautiful location. Accommodation: Front door into character sitting room - beamed ceiling, spice cupboard dated 1688, gas fired log burner, (TV, VCR, DVD player, mini hi-fi, radio and free Wi-Fi).

Door through to the spacious farmhouse dining/kitchen which has a large table for family meals - a very sociable room and sure to be the focal point of any holiday.

Inglenook fireplace with gas fired log burner.

Good utility room with door to garden. Stairs from the dining kitchen give access to three bedrooms - two doubles, one of which has a king-sized bed, and a single - and a bathroom (bath, basin and wc).

Further stairs from the sitting room lead to the two other bedrooms - one twin and one single - and a separate wc with washbasin and a separate shower. The farmhouse has a wealth of character features with many beams and interesting windows.

There are views from all the west-facing windows.

Fitted carpets.

Furnishings are comfortable in traditional style with lots of personal touches to complete the home from home feel.

Some double glazing. Outside: Sheltered west-facing patio with fine views leading to a large enclosed garden with lawn and shrubs and garden furniture.

Ample parking for three cars in named spaces within the farm grounds.

Pub restaurant and shop in Troutbeck Bridge approx. 1 mile down the hill.

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

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About the location


Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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