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Townend

Troutbeck LA23 1LB, England
+44 15394 32628
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Lovely

Visited Beatys place in the morning and then this after 1 pm. Very interesting property and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andy K
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
A quirky gem!

Largely overlooked, this place is fascinating. Packed with family history, it is well worth a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KMc528789
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Bury, United Kingdom
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Atmospheric farmhouse full of quirky objects and fascinating stories The Brownes of Townend in the Troutbeck Valley were just an ordinary farming family: but their home and belongings bring to life more than 400 years of extraordinary stories. As you approach Townend - a traditional Lake District stone and slate farmhouse, you'll understand why Beatrix Potter described Troutbeck Valley as her favourite. Once inside, you are welcomed into the farmhouse kitchen with a real fire - burning most afternoons - and a quirky collection of domestic tools. Throughout the house, intricately carved furniture provides a window into the personality of George Browne. The library contains the family’s well-used collection of books, including 45 that are the only remaining copies in the world. Outside, the colourful cottage-style garden is a lovely place to while away some time among the flowers.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“national trust” (36 reviews)
“farm house” (7 reviews)
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Troutbeck LA23 1LB, England
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+44 15394 32628
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Beatys place in the morning and then this after 1 pm. Very interesting property and friendly volunteers. What a lovely place to visit for sure and.....lovely Tulips.!!

Thank Andy K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Largely overlooked, this place is fascinating. Packed with family history, it is well worth a visit. It makes a great stop on the popular Ambleside, Troutbeck, Wansfell circuit. Try to get there for one of the tours with the house steward, very informative hour with...More

Thank KMc528789
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a National Trust house and so if you are a NT member you can park and get in for free. Its not a big house but is well worth a visit, and on the day we were there it was well blessed with...More

Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit for all the family giving a look back in time to 1650 and the development of this farmhouse to the time it was taken over by the NationalTrust, very informative volunteers giving a good background of its history.

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A real piece of social history that now stands still in time. Fascinating to be able to experience something so old yet so tangible. Definitely worth a visit, I’d return for the free flow now that we’ve had the tour.

Thank RosyredD
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

We visited here on a trip to Windermere and just noticed a sign for it so decided to have a look . A good decision as it is like going back in time , owned by the Browne family for over 400 years and some...More

Thank Phil570
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

As National Trust members, I can't understand how we haven't visited here before. What a truly lovely find - tucked away in the Troutbeck Valley. The guides here are excellent - really know their stuff ( we were too late for the guided tour, but...More

1  Thank SwindonMoomin
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This is another of the National Trusts small houses but boy is it worth a visit - make sure you check opening times as it is only open for 5 afternoons a week. It’s absolutely amazing that this place got frozen in time the way...More

1  Thank Diana W
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Small NT site neat Windermere, Historic and genuine insight into farming family of the Lakes lives and times. Guides here are especially good in providing information and anecdotes. Consists of a farm house extended as the family grew in stature. Handed to NT in 1943...More

1  Thank travell_a_lot
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Well kept farm house that belonged to a pillar of the historic lake District community. Visit very informative with good NT guides answering our questions.

Thank 222rjr2016
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m18nph
7 November 2017|
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Response from mikeandros | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that they allow dogs, you can enquire
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Michael w
23 June 2017|
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Response from George B | Reviewed this property |
Not necessary. Ring ahead just to confirm they are goping to be open and then turn up
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