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TWO ENCHANTING ESCAPES: ONE PERFECT FOR FAMILIES, AND ROMANTIC RETREAT FOR TWO

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Contact the manager : The Lakeland Cottage Company

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TWO ENCHANTING ESCAPES: ONE PERFECT FOR FAMILIES, AND ROMANTIC RETREAT FOR TWO

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Martindale - Townhead House and Cottage

House sleeps 6, Cottage sleeps 2, in stunning Lake District National Park

Townhead is pretty cumbrian farmhouse with a cottage attached. Its charming frontage is considered one of the finest examples of a farmhouse of its period, and is grade two listed. The situation of Townhead House and Townhead Cottage in the tiny settlement of Sandwick are certainly remote, and the journey there is an exciting adventure of long narrow winding lanes that work their way along the eastern shores of Ullswater. Townhead lies at the end of a lane, a five minute walk from the lake.

Townhead’s huge charm is that it is far from the busy world of shops and traffic, set in the wild beauty of the Lake District National Park: hoped to be made a World Heritage Site soon. Appealing to the intrepid and self- sufficient, here one can truly escape.

All part of one building, Townhead Cottage and House and a stone barn attached together make up the main of what was a working farm until 2004. They have been in the ownership of a family for three generations. The family devotes as much time as possible there, enjoying holidays together and jobs!

Townhead has comfortable mixture of specially collected old and new furniture, along with many original paintings of the local lakeland landscape. These and the influence of wood burning stoves and open fires help to create the homely atmosphere, and is much commented on by returning visitors . Often families book both the Cottage with its one double bedroom and the House which has four bedrooms, one double, one twin and two singles.

To the front of Townhead, facing the sheep scattered road, the Cottage and the House each have a charming garden with flower beds and a view up to Hallin Fell. The Cottage is snuggled at the foot of a terraced fell garden, edged in little conical yew trees. To the rear is a graveled area, and lawn, ablaze with daffodils in spring. To the front of Townhead House is a cobbled farmyard in which to park, and enclosed with a five barred gate. The yard stretches around the stone barn attached, to the back where there is lawn. Beyond this, sheep meadows stretch down to the Lake.

Townhead House is an ideal base for a family, and Townhead Cottage is perfect for a couple. Townhead looks out over lake and fell, so whenever you are indoors, you never feel you are missing out on the landscape.

More Details

Details for holiday farmhouse unit_1646639 Townhead House, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Townhead House has a large and cheerful kitchen facing the setting sun over the lake, and is fitted beautifully with ash cupboards by a member of the family. It is warmed permanently by an Everhot stove, which permeates the rest of the house. There is a cosy nook in which you can sit and eat your breakfast and wonderful food storage space. The sitting and dining room that the kitchen leads into has ample dining space, a large wood stove and TV. A quieter sitting room is across the passage where you can escape and light a wood burning stove to read or play games. Up the wide carpeted stairs are four bedrooms and a bathroom, comprising one double, one twin with a basin, and two singles. All have bedding and linen provided, and electric blankets. The bathroom has a bath with an excellent shower, with towels provided. Townhead House is entered through a long passage ideal for storage of wellies, a cloakroom and boiler room where wet items can be hung out to dry.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Contact the manager : The Lakeland Cottage Company (Property Manager)
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Newcastle
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Howtown Hotel
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Liverpool
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Penrith
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Penrith
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
M6
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Sharrow Bay
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Alston Moor dry ski slopes
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
St Bees, Whitehaven
Car: recommended

Ullswater is unarguably of exceptional beauty unrivaled by the other lakes. It is dominated to the south by Place Fell which rises dramatically from the lake’s waters, and ensures its enduring feeling of wilderness. The lake is a series of basins dug by glaciers, which have carved out fascinating valleys especially to the east where Martindale and Sandwick lie. Much artistic inspiration has been drawn from this landscape, perhaps among the most famous work being that of the romantic poet, William Wordsworth who composed his marvelous poem Daffodils after walking on Ullswater’s shores.

One of the best walks in the National Park is the trail that runs along the eastern shores of Ullswater. From Townhead’s front door you can go south towards Glenridding, or north to Howtown. At either settlement, or at Pooley Bridge you can catch one of the Ullswater Steamers which will make your walk a circle and give you a wonderful perspective of woodlands and fell from the Lake; very much a favourite with children. Whichever path you choose you will be guaranteed breath- taking views and dramatic scenery .For the more serious walkers there are some of the best mountains and fells on your doorstep, the most famous being Helvellyn and the precipitous Striding Edge which you can reach from Glenridding also St Sunday Crags, Fairfield and Place Fell, and to the west Blencathra and Skiddaw Forest.

There are many stone circles, including the 'cock pit' above Pooley Bridge, another fascinating gravel circle at Yanwath, and the famous Long Meg at Selkeld, Castle Rigg at Keswick.

Aira Force is worth a visit, over on the other side of the lake and is probably the most famous of the Lake District waterfalls. The main force falls some 70ft below a stone footbridge.

There is a huge amount of fun to be had on the lake with hire of craft: paddle, sail and motor are possible, instruction and fishing tackle and licenses available at Glenriddding and Pooley Bridge. Exploring the islands and lake edge at the Glenridding end is especially exciting.

There are three main villages. At the far south is Patterdale with a little shop and the Lion Inn. Above this is Glenridding, offering shops, a garage and selection of cafes and inns, cycle hire along with Ullswater Steamers terminus and boat hire at St Patrick’s Pier. At the far northern head of the lake is Pooley Bridge, again with a small but good selection of shops, cafes and inns.

On the eastern shore is one of the Lakes most famous hotels, The Sharrow Bay, with its Michelin starred restaurant. Nearer to Townhead and where the Steamers stop is the charming Howtown Hotel. Entering this takes you back into Edwardian times.

Penrith, the nearest market town, is twenty five minutes away and en route to Scotland. Notable for its handsome red sandstone architecture, it remains a true market town, unaffected by tourism. It has a useful Leisure Centre with a pool, climbing wall and bowls. A ruined castle is set in an attractive park where you can play tennis, pitch and putt, or crazy golf. The town is on the Coast to Coast cycle route and the sale, hire or repair of cycles both pedal powered and electric is a speciality. Rheghed, just outside on the A66 is the largest underground building in Europe and has fuel, excellent outdoor shops, gifts and delicatessen and a huge three- dimensional cinema screen.

Alston is another market town 15 minutes beyond Penrith where there is a dry ski slope, and in good conditions skiing.

Further afield is Keswick, a bustling market town set between the peaks of Skiddaw and Derwentwater. Keswick has many good shops, restaurants and cafes, along with museums, a great theatre, cinema and leisure centre. At the lake you can take a boat trip or hire one for yourself and explore the shoreline and little bays.

North of Keswick are two more great attractions. Firstly the Honister Slate Mine is an adventure for all ages. Set at the summit of the Honister Pass it is the last working slate mine in England where you can go deep underground on a fully-guided tour. It is at Honister, the Via Ferrata experience (climbing a mountain peak using cable and harness) is unique in Britain, and thought to be the most thrilling activity in the Lake District.

Secondly, Whinlatter Forest to the west of Keswick, is England’s only true mountain forest planted after the first world war. If you are lucky you will see ospreys and red squirrels. Here your children will love Wild Play where nine different play areas take you on a journey through the trees and include a climbing wall, water features, giant swings and a secret path.

In short the location around Townhead and this part of the northern lakes provides a wealth of things to do and see, and will cater for a wide range of preferences. We do recommend that you do a little research before you come, and certainly make sure you are well equipped to greet the fells and lake in all weather.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in Martindale, Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Early Autumn
7 Sep 2014 - 18 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
£765
for 7 nights
£765
 
 
Early Half Term
19 Oct 2014 - 25 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
£925
for 7 nights
£925
 
 
Autumn Half Term
26 Oct 2014 - 1 Nov 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,090
for 7 nights
£1,090
 
 
Late Autumn
2 Nov 2014 - 20 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
£690
for 7 nights
£690
 
 
Christmas and New Year
22 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 

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Notes Payment is taken by the Lakeland Cottage Company, you can reach them by contacting by email , info@lakeland-cottage-company.co.uk
or by ringing 44 (0) 15395 38180, or by following the links to Townhead House and Cottage's pages in the Lakeland cottage Company website.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Martindale in Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Good well lit from a sky light, spacious.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This room has a basin. Travel cot available.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , This bedroom has a beautiful view of the lake.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This room looks out across the lane to woodland and fell.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Same view as bedrooms 1 and 2.
  • All beds have electric blankets, duvets and pillows with sheets provided. Extra blankets are supplied. All are fully carpeted, and lined curtains are in the windows.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
Notes:
Townhead House and Cottage are joined, and guests should know that the front door of the Cottage is visible from a side window of Townhead House's kitchen. The far end of the building complex, attached to Townhead House is a barn which is secure, and not part of the rental. Townhead Cottage has lies at the foot of a large garden the lower part of it is accessible to visitors.
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