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C17 farmhouse with spectacular views over Martindale and towards Ullswater.

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Martindale, Nr. Ullswater, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Secluded, tranquil location in 11 acres of private land, 15 minutes walk to Lake Ullswater.

Hallin Bank is a 17th century farmhouse set in 11 acres of its own land at the end of a private drive, overlooking the lovely valley of Martindale. The location, on the south slopes of Hallin Fell, is stunning. The same family has occupied Hallin Bank since 1905 and it is a treasured possession.

'The Fold' is an elegant, spacious barn conversion available to rent. It is attached to the farmhouse but with independent access. It is furnished to a high standard and is full of character and charm. The bathroom with large shower and washing machine and the kitchen-diner are newly refurbished. The accommodation is suitable for 2 people either as a couple or separately. The loft bedroom contains a 5 foot double bed and a single bed. Downstairs the living room, on two levels, features a wood-burning stove and television/DVD player. Its French windows give directly on to the terrace and offer wonderful views down the valley. From the terrace there is access to the one-time orchard and the stream below. Well behaved dogs are welcome (but please consult us first) and you may wander anywhere in our fields and woodland. There are splendid walks in every direction and wildlife close at hand, including red squirrels, badgers, red deer and many types of bird. Lake Ullswater is 15 minutes’ walk away and you can take the ferry from nearby Howtown to the villages of Glenridding at the head of the lake or Pooleybridge at its foot. A perfect place for rest and relaxation, a base for walking in the north-eastern fells, or a romantic retreat. The local town, Penrith, is 10 miles away. You can eat well at a number of pub or hotel restaurants in the area. For further details and more photographs check the individual website for Hallin Bank.

More Details

Jane Penman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved it here and hope to make Martindale part of our family’s growing up. Aga is brilliant. Enjoyed wildlife visits at kitchen window. Thank you. We have had a truly wonderful week. Is this the loveliest cottage in England? We think so. Very, very happy.

We always have a brilliant time when we stay at The Fold. We have loved this place for more than 30 years. First with children, now with grown-up grandchildren. So many memories.

Wild weather, fallen trees, red deer and rainbows – a beautiful location and a cottage like a fairy-tale! Magical place!
May 2013
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Penrith Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower, basin, wc, Miele washing machine. Newly re-furbished.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 Notes on bedrooms: Loft bedroom has a 5' double bed and a single bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
Historic Building 'The Fold' is part of a very ancient building and it derives some of its charm from its irregularities. There are steps between most of the rooms, the staircase leading to the loft bedroom is steep, and some doorways are low. Several windows are at floor level because they were once doorways for sheep - hence its name 'The Fold'! Sitting Out There is direct access from the living room to a terrace with garden furniture and to the former orchard where there is a further sitting area. Towels / Linen / Cleaning Towels and bed-linen are not included. We make a regular check of the property but it is not serviced automatically between guests and visitors are asked to do their own housework and leave everything as they would wish to find it. Cleaning materials and equipment are provided.


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C17 farmhouse with spectacular views over Martindale and towards Ullswater.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Idyllic cottage on Ullswater

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about Hallinbank, from the location to the cottage, to the gardens. Jane was very friendly and helpful in responding to my questions regarding our stay. We took our two labradors with us, they had a great time, with such amazing countryside on the doorstep.

I would definitely recommend this cottage to those who appreciate the Lakes and what they have to offer.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house in beautiful surroundings. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday with walks straight from the door.

The property was very clean and well looked after and the owner, Jane, was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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13 September 2014

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely place, one that was very heard to leave, walk long and short. I would return again. If any one is thinking of this lovely place, go for it. Xx

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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The nearest airport is Manchester. There is a railway station at Penrith, 10 miles away, but there is no public transport to Martindale and the use of a car is essential.


4 miles to Pooleybridge, a small village at the foot of Lake Ullswater, 10 miles to Penrith for main shopping. From Pooleybridge all other parts of the Lake District are easily accessible, also the Eden Valley, Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall.

Further Details:

There are no shops or pubs in Martindale itself. The Howtown Hotel, a 10 minute drive, serves as a delightful traditional restaurant and pub. Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, a 20 minute drive, occupies a superb position on the lake and offers haute cuisine. Good food is to be found in the many hotels and pubs at Pooleybridge and on the western side of the lake.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Telephone or email to make a booking. A deposit of half the rental secures the booking, the balance is due 2 weeks before your visit.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the usual changeover day, but there is some flexibility. Arrival is after 3 pm. Departure is by 12.00 noon.

A deposit of half the rental is required to secure the booking. The balance is payable 2 weeks before the visit. Credit and debit cards cannot be used. Payments should preferably be made by bank transfer but cheques are also acceptable. Bank details will be given at time of making a firm booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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