The Old Farmhouse - Holmrook, Ravenglass, Cumbria, The Lake District, England - Sleeps 8Group bookings available: This property is one of 3 properties which, when rented together, can accommodate up to 14 guests
This farmhouse full of character dates back to the 18th Century and has been converted into three Four Star Gold Award holiday cottages that still retain many lovely original features including exposed stone walls, fabulous beams and feature fireplaces with wood burning stoves. The cottages also have shared use of a hot tub which seats eight and are ideal for a holiday all year round. Accommodating parties of two to eight guests individually or larger family groups of up to fourteen when rented together (unfortunately no stags or hens), flexible holiday accommodation is provided.
Set on the owner’s working dairy farm, this is a wonderful peaceful haven in the West corner of Cumbria near to the coast, with the peaks of the Lake District National Park, and the Wasdale hills and valley making a stunning backdrop. Offering something for everyone, the farm offers visitors the choice of self-catering, camping or caravanning.
Within just five minutes on foot you have a beautiful beach where the little ones can play on the sands and adults can enjoy a romantic stroll as the sun sets in the sky. Walk to Halsenna Moor (it's just up the country lane), a National Nature Reserve with an abundance of wildlife that can often be spotted as you explore the marked walks (red squirrels, foxes, an abundance of birdlife and even deer are often seen). Another short stroll takes you to Spindlecraft, a quaint craft shop, and also the railway station which provides the option of exploring the area via public transport.
Locally there are a number of great days out and attractions. Visit Muncaster Castle with its lovely gardens and Hawk and Owl centre, or take a trip on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway - a leisurely way of soaking up the scenery and both a short distance away by car. For those happy to venture slightly further afield, the tourist hot-spots of Lake Windermere (along with nearby Ambleside), Coniston Water, Grasmere (famed for its sticky toffee pudding!) and Hawkshead are all within easy reach - a pleasant drive via Hardknott Pass with lovely views enroute as you traverse the hills!
The Victoria Hotel is the nearest pub to the cottages and is just under a mile and within walking distance. There are also a number of restaurants and traditional pubs dotted around the area, where you can enjoy traditional ales and good home-made food using fantastic local produce.
- Internet Access
- Hot Tub
- Log Burner
- Pub/Restaurant Nearby
- Beach Nearby
- Garden/Outside Area
- Bike Storage
- Golf Nearby
- Off-Road Parking
- Washing Machine
- CD Player
- Kingsize Bed
- Stables/Livery Onsite
- Accessible via Public Transport
The Old Farmhouse Continued
- Living room with beams, comfortable seating, digital television, DVD player and woodburner for cosy nights in.
- Dining area with table and eight chairs adjoining...
- Kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and fridge/freezer.
- Ground floor wet room with WC and wash basin.
- Four bedrooms on the first floor - two doubles (with zip and link beds providing either a super-king or two singles) and two twin bedrooms.
Outside: Large enclosed shared courtyard with patio and garden furniture. Guests have access to seven acres of natural grounds shared with the small caravan park.
Additional information: Wi-Fi available on request. Change over days are Friday and Monday and short breaks offered Friday to Monday and Monday to Friday. Guests have the shared use of the eight-seater hot tub. Gas central heating throughout with underfloor heating downstairs to keep you warm under foot. Slate flooring throughout. Electricity, bed linen and towels included in the price. Initial supply of logs provided. No smoking and no hen or stag parties - couple and family bookings only.
Low Season from £406
Mid Season from £556
High Season from £683
Peak Season £1025
Star Rating: 4 Star Gold
Changeover Day: Friday
Sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms (2 bedrooms with zip and link beds providing super-kings or twins & 2 Twins)
Group booking details:
Please note: The Old Farmhouse sleeps 8 people. The owner has 3 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 14 guests. Dining capacity: 8.
Contact owner for group prices
All male groups: Please enquire with owner
All female groups: Please enquire with owner
Catering Available: No
Owner: Julie & Stephen Shepherd, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.
The Old Farmhouse joined Independent Cottages in Jan 2012
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Calendar last updated: 31st March 2017