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.
Details for holiday farmhouse unit_1646639 Townhead House, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom
- children welcome
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only