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Traditional Family Friendly Farmhouse cottage - sleeps 8

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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.

External

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.

Bookings

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.

Walks

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:
August 22, 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.

Amenities

Santon Bridge Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews
5

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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4

Rustic but very comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely location, very well set kitchen up with everything you could need. Clean and tidy. Heating and hot water fab. Really relaxing stay for 6 adults having a get together.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jean Many thanks for your review and we're so glad you enjoyed it. As you say it has an old world character, rustic perhaps, but we are keen to retain that charm as so many guests really appreciate it. Also, of course it an old building typical of Lakeland. Regards Tony
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5

Just right.

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious - much more than we needed for a family of four. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed and the views from every room were beautiful. But most wonderfully, a perfect pub was 300 meters away. Once we arrived, we stayed busy for three days without driving more than ten miles from the house. Our favorite walk was to Greendale tarn and Middle fells, near Wast Water. We would be thrilled to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katherine Many thanks for your review and tips for other guests, such as the walk to Greendale Tarn. Middle Fell too is a comfortable walk and much less challenging than the scramble up Yewbarrow. The views are still stunning. Hope to see you soon. Regards Tony and Rachael
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5

Comfortable & relaxed house with lots of character and retained historic features

  • 5 of 5

House very good with all cooking equipment we required. Rooms well appointed with period features retained - loved the parlour/dining room with the blend of old and new decor and furniture. Such a relaxing house to be in for a family and we really appreciated the fact that each bedroom has it's own bathroom! Lounge with its big sofas and fire would be cosy in winter. Pub 200m down the road welcoming and good food. Plenty of parking. Hope to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet Thank you so much for your kind review, we're so glad that you enjoyed the old world charm of Hallflat Farmhouse and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. We and the previous owners have been very keen to preserve this old Cumbrian Farmhouse in its traditional guise. Whilst there are some modern additions essentially the bedrooms, sitting room, parlour and halls all retain the ambience of a previous world! Of course the surroundings are stunning too. Kind Regards Tony Manager
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5

Family holiday for daughters birthday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 nights ten of us the property is amazing better than we could have imagined,spacious,cosy .clean, a big plus was 4 bedrooms with en suite for all, the dining room was perfect a lovely big table ample room for ten,for a birthday buffet for our daughter,. Also loads of books and games to suit everybody would definatly recommend ,and would come back , maybe for a bit longer .

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda We're so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay at the Farmhouse and that the birthday celebration was such a success for your daughter. You're right of course it's a very roomy old building and perfect for large groups and families. We'd be delighted to have you back again for a longer stay next time. Kind Regards Tony
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5

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
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Preston
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Santon Bridge
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Drigg
Nearest Motorway
80 Kilometres
M6
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Santon Bridge
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Drigg
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.64

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

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

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