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The Old Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
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The Old Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside is a semi detached cottage, with 4 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms. In a quiet location. 40' Smart tv The Old Farmhouse has been sympathetically altered to increase and enhance the reception rooms creating a new lounge with log burner and spacious dining room. Also an extra(4th) bedroom and(3rd) shower room. All work has been carried out to an exceptionally high standard. Step back in time when you stay at this beautiful traditional Lakeland cottage. Built in the 17th century, The Old Farmhouse combines the charm and character of an historic home with all the modern luxuries you need for the perfect holiday. The Old Farmhouse has a wealth of modern conveniences including a contemporary bathroom, a 40' Smart tv, plus 26' tv in snug, DVD player; ...The Old Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside is a semi detached cottage, with 4 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms. In a quiet location. 40' Smart tv The Old Farmhouse has been sympathetically altered to increase and enhance the reception rooms creating a new lounge with log burner and spacious dining room. Also an extra(4th) bedroom and(3rd) shower room. All work has been carried out to an exceptionally high standard. Step back in time when you stay at this beautiful traditional Lakeland cottage. Built in the 17th century, The Old Farmhouse combines the charm and character of an historic home with all the modern luxuries you need for the perfect holiday. The Old Farmhouse has a wealth of modern conveniences including a contemporary bathroom, a 40' Smart tv, plus 26' tv in snug, DVD player; free Wi-Fi throughout the cottage. The perfect base for exploring the Southern Lake District, The Old Farmhouse is located just a short 15 minute walk (3 fields or by road) from the stunning village of Hawkshead, which has connections to Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Lakeland favourites such as Coniston, Grasmere, Grizedale, and Ambleside are within easy reach by car, cycle, or bus, and you can travel by car ferry to Windermere and Bowness. Activities in the local area include walking, golf, fishing, cycling, canoeing and sailing.The Old Farmhouse is suitable for up to eight guests in 4 bedrooms maximum 3 cars. It has two double bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, a small twin room with two 2'6' single beds, and 4th bedroom with a 5' bed. There is one family bathroom plus one ensuite shower room and a spacious new shower/utility room. There is off road parking for three cars maximum. The private secluded garden is across the farm track, with seating for alfresco dining and a barbecue. Electricity and central heating, linen and towels are included. First basket of logs provided. There are several eating places in the village; or have food delivered to your door. Walks from the door. Grizedale Forest close by. Coniston Water and Ruskin's house by car or cycle. Ambleside 4 miles through beautiful wooded scenery.More
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About the Owner
Brenda M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2013
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You can choose payment through this website or directly through me. Direct payments receive my personal name, Email address, telephone numbers, and address when you decide to book. During your stay our wonderful team of Adam and Michelle will be on hand should you have any problems - telephone numbers provided. The cot is a travel cot, needing large undersheet - (Mothercare not big enough) If you need help with planning activities or walks we are happy to provide suggestions.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice accommodation. Loads of character in the dining room and smaller reception. Gorgeous old oak panelling and a recessed court cupboard straight from the 17th century. Very cosy too. The milkman was so helpful and dropped off some logs for us with a couple...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Chris C
Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

The cottage was located in a beautiful area. Hawkshead is a classic dreamy English village just amazing. It is just a 10 minute walk to the village. The cottage is semi detached. The kitchen had all mod cons . The property itself was too small...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Cosmopolitan481013, VR Owner at The Old Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

So pleased you found the location and many things in the cottage to your satisfaction and we hope you enjoyed your stay. Over the last 12 years we have offered comfortable family accommodation, furnished to above average standards. We no longer subscribe to Visit England...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

Just returned from a family celebration for my mum's 60th at the Old Farmhouse. We found the cottage to be in an ideal situation with lovely walks on the doorstep and only a short walk from Hawkshead. We were a group of 8 adults with...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Cosmopolitan481013, VR Owner at The Old Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

So pleased you found the accommodation and equipment to your liking. The garden and private parking are a real bonus. Sorry about the cobwebs - spiders love the original oak beams. It was unfortunate that you saw fit to entertain extra guests in an additional...More

Reviewed 14 July 2019

Thanks to Brenda for allowing our party of family and friends from New York to experience the Lake District in its most historic and beautiful form. Surrounded by rolling hills, streams and mountains, we were able to share a lovely farmhouse home as a family...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Cosmopolitan481013, VR Owner at The Old Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2019

Thank you for taking time to send in your review Such a pleasure to hear that you immersed yourselves in the history and tranquility of the area, whilst feeling at home in the Old Farmhouse. Brenda Mackey

Reviewed 18 June 2019

This is a delightful cottage within walking distance of the very pretty village of Hawkshead. The property has everything you need for a break in the beautiful Lakes. We had 3 generations plus a dog staying there for a few days & there was plenty...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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Cosmopolitan481013, VR Owner at The Old Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2019

Thank you for lovely review. We are so pleased everything was what you imagined. We would love to have you stay again

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
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About the neighbourhood
South Lakeland is renowned for world-class cultural events and festivals. There are many cultural venues and family attractions including beautiful parks and gardens, art galleries, museums, theatres, exhibition centres catering for all tastes. There is also a vibrant arts scene in the Southern Lake District with plenty of opportunities for participation. The South Lakeland includes many lakes, such as Windermere, Bowness on Windermere, Grizedale Forest, Grasmere, Hawkshead and Coniston are all within a few miles of Hawkshead and Ambleside, offering visitors varied and interesting walks too numerous to mention here together with many cycle routes. Kendal is the nearest larger town providing all the shopping opportunities needed. There are National Trust properties in the area, togethe...
Getting around
Walks from the cottage across to Skelwith Bridge, Latterbarrow, Tarn Hows, Coniston, Wray Castle, Grizedale Forest, Ambleside. And to fells Steam train from Lakeside to Haverthwaite Buses run from the village to Ambleside, Kendal, Grasmere and Coniston. Car ferry across to Bowness and Winderemere - on to Kendal and M6 Boats from Waterhead Ambleside to Wray Castle, Brockhole Visitor Centre, and Bowness.
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