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Traditional Family Friendly Farmhouse cottage - sleeps 8

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Tony Sartorius (Manager)
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

Why Tony Sartorius (Manager) chose West Lakes & Cumbrian Coast

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.


Santon Bridge Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , This is the old family bathroom and is old fashioned.
  • Each bedroom has its own en-suite.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Traditional Family Friendly Farmhouse cottage - sleeps 8
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

Cosy and well-equipped for big groups

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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 Tony (Manager)
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First class letting, House very acceptable both in size, cleanliness, and location.

  • 5 of 5

A very happy holiday with 3 generations of our family. The younger members achieved their ambition of ascending Scafell & other mountains. Weather was not as good as it could have been but our stalwarts walked in pouring rain one day. Food at Bridge Inn & the Strand was good.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable happy weekend in incredible location

  • 5 of 5

Hi Tony, Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend in your lovely property. We were 4 mums with our children and really enjoyed this unique spacious house with 4 storeys and ensuite bathrooms and yummy comfy sofas and wood burning stoves. We could just empty the children out into the garden and we went on lovely walks with the stunning views. We hope to come back again. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Meghan Many thanks for your review of Hallflat Farmhouse. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Wasdale and that the children enjoyed it too. The garden is large and it's fenced off securely, so we think it's safe for families. There's a large variety of easy walks nearby, but they can be muddy! And of course longer and more strenuous ones for the more experienced. We do hope you can return next year. Regards Tony
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay at the farmhouse. It certainly is a special area being located so near the Scafell Peaks, and with the added bonus of the sea only a few miles away and selection of great traditional pubs. We're glad you found the house relaxing, the old-worlde charm dates back to the old pack horse days of the 19th century. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Tony
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Lovely location, bit of a hickledy pickledy house.....

  • 2 of 5

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'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' by all means stay there but let's not pretend it's a sophisticated top class farmhouse....

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments about your holiday in September. I agree the farmhouse is set in a strikingly beautiful and tranquil part of the Western Lake District but I’m sorry that the building did not meet your expectations. I should point out though that nowhere has it been described as a sophisticated top class farmhouse. It is clear on the website that the building is a ‘traditional family friendly farmhouse’; indeed it was built in the early part of the 19th century. Certainly it is true that it has not been over modernised or gentrified and the reason for that is to retain its old world charm, and what is essentially a warm, homely, relaxing and spacious building in the most beautiful of locations. I agree with you, the farmhouse is suitable for large families, groups of friends sharing a walking holiday, and their pets too. I take on board your comments and will rectify any areas of wear & tear where needed. Kind Regards Tony (Manager)
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Lovely, warm and spacious

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Santon Bridge
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
80 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Santon Bridge
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: recommended

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

Santon Bridge Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 21 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Bank Holiday
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 23 2017 - Jul 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
6 nights August
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 10 2017
6 night minimum stay
August late
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Autumn
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Autumn Half Term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.87

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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