|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Location is ideal for the western lakes,eskdale valley,Duddon,Wastwater ,ennerdale and buttermere not too far.
Great pubs in the area.
As for the house,charming,relaxing,everything you need,superbly equiped and spotless.
Tony the manager is most helpful and accomodating.
George and Libby Skellern
it's a smashing location in a beautiful and unspoilt part of the Lakes but we felt the house left something to be desired given the consistently excellent reviews....it's a bit rough around the edges, unfinished floor surfaces in kitchen, exposed copper heating pipes coming out of the floor in main bedroom, 2x2 timber battening to kitchen units, main en suite bathroom needs upgrading.........on the other hand I'm sure large families with young children ( and dogs) will love it precisely because it's not pristine and 'untouchable'.......so by all means stay there but let's not pretend it's a sophisticated top class farmhouse....
My family had a wonderful stay and were blessed with fantastic weather. The house is comfortable and well appointed with some lovely features. We were able to do excellent walks from the house and it is a bonus being able to walk to the local pub! Would thoroughly recommend!
Myself and 6 friends stayed for 3 nights in early Oct. The house is large and very nicely decorated and furnished, a 3 minute walk to the local pub, and perfectly located for walking in the NW Lakes (20 min drive to Wasdale Head).
The house had everything we needed, all the facilities you would expect and lots of space to eat and socialise together. Fantastic location for coast and western lakes. Would have been 5* except the 'dogs downstairs only' policy was tricky to manage with no door too keep them down there and the kitchen door had no catch. Otherwise highly recommended.
Second time at Hallflat Farm
8 of us and 2 dogs
Cannot fault it 4 en suite bedrooms with hot water every time
Spacious lounge,kitchen and huge enclosed gardens for dogs
Great quiet location close enough to Scafell and Wastwater
Definitely recommend guided walks all free been on at least 4 now guides so knowledgeable please check them out you will not be disappointed!!!
If it's peace and quiet you want this is a great place for large groups with ample room for everyone
Will be back soon
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.
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.