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Traditional Family Friendly Farmhouse cottage - sleeps 8

Santon Bridge, Holmrook, Cumbria, UK
  • Farmhouse2152 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

4 Bedrooms with en-suite, mountain views of Great Gable, Friday to Friday

With four large double en-suite bedrooms, two wood burning stoves, a classic ‘living’ farm kitchen, separate ‘character’ dining room and a comfortable, light living room, this is a truly special place to base yourself in the Western Lake District. Out of season, and for late bookings sometimes in season, we can be flexible on booking dates and changeover day, so please ask. There is plenty of parking available in the garden driveway.

You enter the house from the courtyard via a porch/boot room with plenty of space for coats, boots and walking paraphernalia. From there you enter the large well equipped traditional farm kitchen featuring wood burning cooker, with fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher, high level grill and oven with separate hob and microwave – and just to complete the picture a family sized kitchen table and chairs.

From there you move into the central stairwell that winds its way through the house, illuminated by an enormous window. The dining room is on the same level as the kitchen and is situated in the old larder and salting room – still containing the original sandstone trough that the farmers used to salt their meat.

On the first floor is the living room, with wood burning stove and deep sofas from which to enjoy the last rays of the setting sun. There is a Freeserve digital TV. This room also leads to a porch with separate access to the rear of the house where the tumble drier is kept.

Across the landing is the first bedroom, with kingsize bed where you can simply lie and watch Wasdale unfold before you. The en-suite full sized bathroom, which was the old family bathroom, has a bath with shower over, toilet and wash hand basin. Guests should be aware this is an old fashioned bathroom but has been retained by the owners as it is deemed part of the character of this old property.

The second floor contains bedrooms two and three. Bedroom two, with kingsize double, has even better views of Wasdale and an en-suite containing bath with shower over, toilet and wash hand basin. Bedroom three features an ‘Austrian Double’ bed – a super kingsize double that can ingeniously be split into 2 separate single beds. The ensuite shower room has a quadrant shower cubicle, toilet and wash hand basin.

Bedroom four occupies the entire attic space converted into a spacious room with two large velux windows bathing it in light and providing – yet again – outstanding views of Wasdale. Another ‘Austrian Double’ provides additional flexibility to the accommodation, there is a futon for occasional use, a small seating area and the en-suite bathroom contains a bath, toilet and wash hand basin.

The Farm House has a pressurised hot water system ensuring powerful showers, and oil fired central heating completes the comfort, yet the house still retains its essential character as an old Cumbrian building as many features have been retained in order not to lose the character of what is essentially a homely, spacious and relaxing house.


Outside there is ample off road parking and the Farm House has its own lawned area which is ideal for catching the afternoon sun. We advise guests to please not park in other owners allocated parking spaces. Garden furniture is available to make the most of this external space. Chairs are kept in the garden shed.

Hallflat Farm welcomes well-behaved dogs; we charge £20 a week for each dog. The area also has a wealth of walks suitable for dogs and most of the pubs in the area are dog friendly, including our local, the Bridge Inn.


The Farm House bookings run from Friday to Friday and there is a no smoking policy. Prices are per week unless otherwise stated and include gas, electricity and bed linen but not towels. We can accommodate long weekends or mid-week breaks. Normally the farmhouse is let out for 8 guests, but sometimes with prior agreement we can take extra guests as there are two futons which can be made up as beds. For each additional person the charge is £20 per week/stay.


There are plenty of walks on public footpaths nearby, indeed a path crosses the garden and the field at the back of the house, this footpath goes to Hall Santon. There are many walking books kept at the house for use by the guests.

Property Manager

Tony Sartorius (Manager)

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Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
Why Tony Sartorius (Manager) chose Gosforth

The farmhouse provides comfortable roomy accommodation in the beautiful Wasdale Valley. Only a short walk away is The Bridge Inn, there are views of Great Gable and Scafell Pike and other mountains of the Western Lakes are nearby. The Eskdale Valley is only a short drive away. The beach at Drigg offers beautiful sand dunes and there is a wealth of other attractions such as Muncaster Castle and the Lal Ratty railway. Short breaks are available November to March, excluding Christmas and New Year, and on a last minute basis from April to October. We can also offer 2 or 3 bedroom occupancy at lower rates.

What makes this Farmhouse unique

The property is spacious and retains the traditional features of a lakeland farmhouse with a roomy kitchen as well as a large dining room, perfect for winding down after energetic walks on the fells. This area has England's deepest lake, Wastwater, England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and the Bridge Inn nearby hosts the 'World's Biggest Liar Competition' each autumn.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Can be configured to large double bed
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, Can be configured to large double bed
      • There are 4 double bedrooms which can be arranged as 2 doubles and 2 twin-bedded rooms.


      • 4 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, This is the old family bathroom and is old fashioned.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower
      • Each bedroom has its own en-suite.

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Near The Ocean
        • Rural


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Farm Holidays
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Has log burning stove and dual aspect windows to field views.
                    • Fireplace
                    • Internet
                      There is WiFi.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Heating
                    • Parking
                      At main entrance to house and through gates at side of house.
                    • Telephone
                      There is a telephone
                    • Tumble Dryer
                      Just put the vent out of the small window in the porch.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Please make sure the door is firmly closed to ensure operation.
                    • Wood Stove


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          WiFi router kept here
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  There are general novels and paperbacks. There are many Lakeland walking books with a mine of information on local walks, A Wainwright etc.
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      The garden backs on to open fields, frequently used as a sheep pasture.


                                        • autumn foliage
                                        • churches
                                        • forests
                                        • waterfalls

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • beachcombing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • groceries

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                    • mountaineering
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                    • swimming


                                                        • We inform our guests that the farm is not on mains drainage and has a septic tank, similar to many other properties in the district.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          31 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Cosy and well-equipped for big groups

                                                          Paula D.

                                                          We were a group of 8 people and there was plenty of room for all of us. We were impressed by the facilities and the lovely, big but cosy lounge with a fire. It is the perfect place for large groups and has everything you need. The heating system works really well and the place seemed very warm for a large old property.Apart from that, of course the location is perfect for exploring the lake district and the local pub is very friendly.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Many thanks for your review, we're very glad you enjoyed your winter stay at Hallflat Farmhouse, in Santon Bridge. I'm sure others will agree with you that Wasdale is a very friendly place to visit, and the farmhouse and local pub are just the place to relax in the evening by a warm fire after an energetic walk up the fells. We're glad you found the facilities welcoming, the views from the house are stunning too, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

                                                          Best Regards



                                                          Great place.

                                                          Chris H.

                                                          We all really enjoyed it despite bad weather. Very Comfortable and spacious cottage. Local inn does do really good ales and food. Well worth the visit.

                                                          Fantastic venue for a relaxing weekend

                                                          Phil J.

                                                          We all had a fantastic weekend!!

                                                          Very nice propert in a great lovely area.

                                                          colin c.

                                                          The property is as stated an old farm house.

                                                          But don't let that put you off. The facilities are very good and decor is what you expect for this type of property.the uneven floors and walls make it more quirky. Also cosy for an old buildings. Everyone in our party would go again and also recomend it to friends and family.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Yes, we try to explain what type of property the old farmhouse is, and of course it's so roomy too. We're so glad you enjoyed your short stay and look forward to you returning perhaps for a longer break next time. With central heating and the added bonus of traditional log burners, you'll be warm even in the coldest of snaps. Thanks for your input and I hope it's useful for other guests.


                                                          Tony & Rachael

                                                          Fantastic farmhouse,real home from home, great location as well

                                                          alan d.

                                                          Very comfortable and homley farmhouse, well equipped and plenty of space for 8 people, fantastic base for the West Lakes, and a great local pub down the lane.

                                                          Great communication and information from the owner, We will be back again and highly recommend

                                                          Very comfortable 2 night stay

                                                          Coralee S.

                                                          We were very pleased with the property. There was everything we needed. The bedrooms were really comfortable spaces to be in and we loved that each bedroom had an ensuite bathroom. The "pay if you use" landline phone was so useful to track some in our party who were arriving late as there wasn't mobile coverage for all networks in the area.

                                                          We found the hob difficult to use but mastered it...finally!!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We're very pleased that you enjoyed staying at the house and found it comfortable.

                                                          You're right sometimes mobile coverage is poor in the Lake District, but we think it's a small price to pay for such beautiful scenery and of course that landline comes in useful (access to the internet too!).

                                                          The oven is an older Creda and you're right, not particularly intuitive, but I have put instructions in the guest book, so many thanks for letting us know. We're always happy to receive calls from guests if they have problems or queries, so please don't hesitate about getting in touch.

                                                          We hope to see you soon.

                                                          Kind Regards

                                                          Tony & Rachael



                                                          Santon Bridge, Holmrook, Cumbria, UK

                                                          The Farmhouse has stood at the entrance to the Santon Bridge hollow since the days of the old packhorse trains that used to ply their way between Whitehaven and Kendal over Styhead Pass. This fascinating traditional old building provides homely, relaxing and spacious accommodation for up to eight people – with breathtaking views of Wasdale. The building was constructed in the early part of the 19th century and retains many of its original features. There are many walks nearby, Wastwater and the Scafells are a short drive as is the sea, Muncaster Castle, the L'al Ratty railway and other attractions, but the essential tranquility of the Western Lake District is uncompromised.

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          Pet Fee

                                                          You can pay online via the website or if you prefer we take bank transfers electronically or cheques. Key Arrangements will be made with each guest. Pets are normally charged at £10 per pet. Sometimes there are late deals at attractive prices, so if you are notified that only a 7 day booking is allowed but you want a shorter booking contact the owner who will try to be flexible particularly if it's very near the dates you want.

                                                          31 Reviews
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