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Dash Farmhouse - Unique location, Private and Secluded

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.

The Dash is an unspoiled traditional hill farm, completely secluded, and located on the northern side of Skiddaw. "Perhaps one of the rare places you can see the sea, a waterfall and a lake all in one view!!"

The farm nestles at the foot of the famous Whitewater Dash waterfall which sits at the head of Dash Valley looking down to Bassenthwaite Lake and on to the Solway Coast and to Scotland in the distance.

Set in 150 acres of private farmland, the property has a garden and there is direct access on to the open fell.

Summary of Accommodation

The ground floor of the house has underfloor heating throughout. Upstairs is centrally heated with radiators.

Sleeps 6/8 (6 adults plus children) (with cot and high chair provided at no charge)

Downstairs

Kitchen with Aga Range cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, microwave, washing machine and dryer

Cosy Sitting Room with Open Fire

Dining Room with farmhouse table and chairs .

Wet room with lavatory

Drying room

Upstairs

Bedroom 1 with Double Bed

Bedroom 2 with Double Bed

Bedroom 3 with Super Kingsize or Twin Beds

Bathroom with bath, shower and lavatory

All bedrooms furnished with wardrobe and chest of drawers.

No one would dispute that the area is a veritable paradise for walkers and climbers, but it also must be said there are a great many fascinating places to visit by car.

Fortunately for us, the vast majority of visitors don't venture further north than Keswick. The Dash is perhaps only a 15 minute drive north of Keswick and yet the area and roads are perfectly quiet and still.

Places to Visit:-

•Osprey nesting viewpoint, Bassenthwaite

•Trotters World of Animals, Bassenthwaite

•Cumberland Pencil Museum at Keswick

•Wordsworth House, Cockermouth

•Jennings Brewery Tour, Cockermouth

•Keswick Launch (on Derwentwater)

•Cars of the Stars Museum, Keswick

•Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

•Carlisle Castle and Tullie House Museum

More Details

Owner
Eleanor
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

Amenities

Keswick Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Wet Room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • spelunking
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
5

Fantastic location and accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

The house is quirky and full of character but also meets the needs for modern comforts. It is off the beaten track which we loved. Fantastic weeked.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful with a pet rooster

  • 5 of 5

Green and secluded, other than a few hikers headed to the waterfall you can avoid the world for a few days and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The owners did a good job of maintaining the feeling of on old farmhouse with modern life. The resident rooster is very socialized, and may think he is a dog.

And despite the description of having limited internet, we had excellent wireless services.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Get Away from It All Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with Dash Farmhouse. A charming home, well-equipped, in a gorgeous locale. We particularly enjoyed the rooster who pecked on the kitchen window when we arrived, and the great walks. It was difficult to get to since there was a bridge out on the route we should have taken (which Eleanor warned us about), but the back-up directions were sketchy and we ended up lost and no one answered any of the three phone numbers we'd been provided when we called for help navigating our way to the house. We got there eventually, though, and it was worth it. If you want peace and quiet and stunning views from every window (and lots of sheep around), this is the place for you. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location and very comfortable house

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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spectacular location for a 'get away from it all' experience

  • 3 of 5

Old property with good facilities such as underfloor heating downstairs (although not working properly in living room), large bath and strong pressure showers. Great views up and down Valley. Open fire but no fuel so had to contact owner to get some. Rather cold the first evening. Great location for walking up and around Skiddaw.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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A charming and well equiped farmhouse in a remote location with wonderful views.

  • 5 of 5

We took a variety of walks from the door as well as traveling further afield. There were good places to eat nearby- walking to the local pub was one option. We enjoyed spotting the ospreys from the lookout point in Dodd Woods. The Theatre by the Lake in Keswick provided good entertainment and the Friday market in Keswick was worth a visit.

The farmhouse made the perfect base for our holiday with 6 adults. The drying facilities helped us cope with inclement weather. All the rooms are spacious and so we didn't feel crowded.

I would definitely recommend this as a location for those who want to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Sun Inn, Bassenthwaite
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Penrith
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Penrith
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Sun Inn Bassenthwaite
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $193.08

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.