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“Worth a visit, just take your time on the roads...”
Review of Townend

Townend
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Troutbeck
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Atmospheric farmhouse full of quirky objects and fascinating stories The Brownes of Townend in the Troutbeck Valley were just an ordinary farming family: but their home and belongings bring to life more than 400 years of extraordinary stories. As you approach Townend - a traditional Lake District stone and slate farmhouse, you'll understand why Beatrix Potter described Troutbeck Valley as her favourite. Once inside, you are welcomed into the farmhouse kitchen with a real fire - burning most afternoons - and a quirky collection of domestic tools. Throughout the house, intricately carved furniture provides a window into the personality of George Browne. The library contains the family’s well-used collection of books, including 45 that are the only remaining copies in the world. Outside, the colourful cottage-style garden is a lovely place to while away some time among the flowers.
Reviewed 22 September 2012

Run by the National Trust this property is open freely from 1pm, but with dedicated tours at 11am when it opens and 12pm.

If you go for the tour they have a peg system by the front door of the cottage. There are 15 places per tour, so 15 correspondending clothes peg. Just take the relevant number of pegs and wait to be called.

Cottage inside is lovely and really interesting. You do get to see the majority of the cottage and the guide was very informative.

Outside the garden is small but lovely, and across the road is the old 16th century barn which is still in use by the local farmer.

Also outside there are toilets, and next to an information room with a coffee machine.

Again, roads are small with passing areas. Take your time as they are windy as well. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 14 September 2012

Although a little difficult to find this was well worth an afternoon out the staff are very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly

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Reviewed 8 September 2012

A beautiful 16th century house. The staff were well informed and friendly. Not recommended for children.

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Reviewed 1 September 2012

Really enjoyed the guided tour of this National Trust farmhouse. The guide was incredibly informative and made it a fantastic experience. Highly recommended

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Reviewed 24 August 2012

Yeoman farmer house captured in a time warp, all the volunteers in costume knew everything about it - none our 14 year old's questions were unanswered after 25 minutes! Just lovely to spend time and feel the history of the place. No dislikes.

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