|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
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.
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.