Independent Cottages Logo

No Booking Fees

Verified Owners

Unique Offers

Group bookings available This property is one of 4 properties which, when rented together, can accommodate up to 22 guests

The Old Farm House

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £420
    Low season
  • £650
    High season

Availability 12 month calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Calendar last updated: 31st August 2017
Preferred arrival day: Friday

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access


  • Star Rating

    4 Star

  • Off-Road Parking

About The Old Farm House

Brackenthwaite Farm offers a choice of four comfortable holiday cottages that accommodate parties of two to six guests individually or larger groups of up to twenty two when combined together. A true hidden gem of an area, the cottages enjoy a courtyard setting, nestling amongst seventy acres of beautiful rolling Lancashire countryside, teeming with wildlife.

Sitting on the borders of South Cumbria and North Lancashire, Brackenthwaite Farm is located on the outskirts of the pretty village of Yealand Redmayne, midway between Kendal and Lancaster, and affords an idyllic position within the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A place where 'beauty' abounds, surrounded by green lush fields and wooded areas that give way to spectacular views over the Lakeland hills.

Whilst the family no longer work the farm, you still get a taste of country life with sheep and cows grazing the surrounding fields, and chickens, ducks and geese wandering around the farm. The nature trail is sure to be a hit with the little ones (and adults!) with wild flowers to see along the way, buzzards soaring up above and if you're lucky, notoriously shy deer to spot. There is also a pond which is visited by waterfowl, along with plenty of space to relax outside (including BBQ area for alfresco dining).

Conveniently located for those who want to explore the Cumbrian coastline (as well as the Lake District), the picturesque unspoilt coastal resort of Arnside and the historic village of Silverdale are only three miles away and within easy driving (or cycling!) distance. The RSPB Nature Reserve of Leighton Moss is only two miles away, as is Gait Barrows, the country's most significant limestone landscape. This incredible national nature reserve was once part of the farm and is home to over eight hundred different varieties of moth, butterflies, a plethora of birds and the rare lady's slipper orchid.

For those who want to stay put and simply relax in this beautiful setting, there are lovely walks and bike rides (on and off-road) from the front door. There are also plenty of places for a meal out (and pint of local ale!), galleries, craft shops as well as opportunities for golf, horse riding and fishing in the local area.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Matthew Brackenthwaite joined Independent Cottages in July 2016

1) Phone:

2) Enquire online:

3) Visit the owner's website (opens in a new window):

Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Stables/ Livery Onsite
  • WiFi

Location (Lancashire)

Providing self-catering accommodation for forty years, Braithwaite Farm offers a warm welcome to new and returning guests.

The Old Farm House sleeps up to six guests and has the character and charm you would expect from a 16th Century property.

Accommodation comprises:

  • Downstairs: Well-equipped kitchen with everything needed to self-cater; dining room with table and seating for six; sitting room with comfy seating, flat screen television and DVD player; cloak room with WC and wash basin and space to store boots and coats.
  • Upstairs: One spacious double bedroom; two twin bedrooms and family bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

Outside: At the rear of the farmhouse there is an enclosed sunny patio where you can sit out and enjoy a glass of wine in privacy at the end of the day. Plenty of off-road parking at the front.

Additional information: Oil fired central heating. Unfortunately pets are not allowed but the owners other cottages can accommodate one pet. No smoking. WiFi internet access available. Bed linen provided but please bring your own towels. Short breaks are available out of peak months. Cot and high chairs can be provided by arrangement. For those who would like to bring a horse away to explore the area, stabling and grazing are available on-site (please discuss your requirements with the owner).

Star Rating: 4 Star

The Old Farm House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 Double, 2 Twins)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £420
High Season from £650
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
Please note - The Old Farm House sleeps 6 people. The owner has 4 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 22 guests.
Dining capacity - Up to 0.
Pricing - Contact owner for group prices

All male groups - Please enquire with owner
All female groups - Please enquire with owner
Catering available - No
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)15395 63276 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Matthew Brackenthwaite
Member Since July 2016

Visit the owner's website (opens in new window)

The Old Farm House Noticeboard

No messages

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Owner's other properties

No.1 The Coach House

Sleeps 6 | Bedrooms 3

View property

No.2 The Coach House

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2

View property

Keeper's Lodge

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2

View property

The Old Farm House 12 month availability calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
* Calendar last updated: 31st August 2017