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Derwent Farm House

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7 Nights See prices

  • £689  to  £1249

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Short Breaks

  • The property is only available for a minimum of 7 nights

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£1088 Sat, 10 Sep 2022
7 nights - 14 nights £1988

Key Information

  • Sleeps

    6

  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children

    Yes

  • WiFi

    Yes

  • Dogs

    Sorry
    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms

    2

  • Access

    Stairs

  • Open Fire

About Derwent Farm House

Derwent Farmhouse is a typical listed lake district farmhouse building in a serene riverfront location. With a quiet garden and many local walks direct from the cottage, it comfortably sleeps up to 6 guest in 3 bedrooms, and has a layout that is as suitable for couples as it is for family and friends. The house is in the centre of the village of Grange in the Borrowdale Valley. The renowned lakeland walker and author A.W. Wainwright described the area: “in the author’s humble submission it encloses the loveliest square mile in Lakeland”. Four miles from Keswick and a mile from Derwentwater, this is one of the oldest lakeland farmhouses, possible built with some of the stone from the original grange of Furness Abbey . Mentioned in the Rogue Herries novels of Hugh Walpole, it is full of character with many interesting features including beams, curving stone staircase, an inglenook and many antiques.

Access is from Hollows Lane and has private parking for 2 cars. The River Derwent is accessible from the garden shared with the adjacent property, and canoes can be launched from here. It is half a mile from one of Wainwright’s favourite fells, Castle Crag, and a mile from Catbells. The high fells of Scafell, Great Gable etc are just at the head of the valley. It enjoys views of Maiden Moor to the west, and on the east looks onto the farmyard with Grange Fell and Kings How beyond.

Grange is a picturesque hamlet best known for its impressive double arched bridge. The village also has a late Victorian church, a chapel housing the Borrowdale Story exhibition where you can learn more about the history and features of the area, and a welcoming cafe.

Whinlatter Forest, a few miles away has many cycle paths and forest walks, and the lakes of Buttermere and Crummock are just over Honister Pass at the head of the valley. Bassenthwaite Lake is a few miles beyond Keswick. A regular bus service runs from the village to Keswick where there is a wide choice of cafes, shops, a museum, the nationally famous Theatre by the Lake and a cinema. Other Lake District museums and attractions give details of some of the many famous characters who have lived in the area including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Southey and Beatrix Potter.

The scale of the scenery, the warmth of the people and the memories you make will remain with you long after you leave.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Managed By Peter Rushton joined Independent Cottages in April 2010


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation Comprises:

Downstairs:

  • A welcoming oak panelled hallway shows the age of the house beautifully and leads to the farm yard from the far door.
  • The spacious sitting room has an optional open fire and lots of information on walks in the local area. Sofas and armchairs invite guests to relax and watch TV, read a book or simply enjoy having time to do nothing.
  • The kitchen/dining room seats six people and is perfect for relaxed meals with your family and friends. The kitchen is well equipped including a dishwasher.
  • From the hallway an original curved stone staircase with rope handrail leads to:

Upstairs:

  • Master bedroom is en-suite and features a tester bed (double), and includes side tables, 2 armchairs, chest of drawers and wardrobe.
  • Second double bedroom with side tables, chest of drawers and views over side lawn to Catbells/High Spy range.
  • Twin bedroom with 2 single beds, side tables, chest of drawers and overlooks the quiet farmyard and beyond to Kings How.
  • There are two bathrooms upstairs, the en suite has a large shower enclosure, bathroom two has a bath. Both have a WC and a washbasin.

Outside: The garden slopes from the house down to the river; there is no fence between the guests’ garden and next door where a line of stones marks the boundary. There is a picnic table and benches for enjoying meals outside and off street parking for 2 cars. More garden furniture is available from the bicycle store/meter room in the farmyard.

Additional Information: Utilities, sheets and bath towels are provided. Short breaks may be possible depending on availability. Smoking and pets are not permitted. An accessibility statement is available on request.

Derwent Farm House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 4th Jun 2022 - Fri, 15th Jul 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights
£1,249

Short breaks
not available


Sat, 16th Jul 2022 - Fri, 2nd Sep 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights
£1,369

Short breaks
not available


Sat, 3rd Sep 2022 - Fri, 21st Oct 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights
£1,189

Short breaks
not available


Sat, 22nd Oct 2022 - Fri, 4th Nov 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights
£1,249

Short breaks
not available


Mon, 19th Dec 2022 - Tue, 27th Dec 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights
£1,249

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 1 Twin)
Children:
Yes
Dogs/Pets:
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Accessibility:
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
Smoking:
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Saturday
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Managed By Peter Rushton
Member Since April 2010

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Last Minute Offers

Sat, 10 Sep 2022 for 7 nights, £1088
14 nights £1988

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Derwent Farm House 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 26th June 2022