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Address: Troutbeck LA23 1LB, England
Phone Number: +44 15394 32628
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Please note that due to major building repairs, Townend is now CLOSED until...

Please note that due to major building repairs, Townend is now CLOSED until August 2016. Please call us or check our website for more information. Thank you.

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Home to Farmer Browne

Recently reopened, this small National Trust property is well signposted from Windermere and has its own free car park. You can reserve your place on either the 11am or 12pm tours... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Philip S
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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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487 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently reopened, this small National Trust property is well signposted from Windermere and has its own free car park. You can reserve your place on either the 11am or 12pm tours by taking one of the 15 coloured pegs which are be found outside the entrance door. Our tour conducted by Fe ran to about 50 minutes and covers virtually... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, but interesting with very well informed and friendly volunteer guides. The amount of carved wood makes this different from other places.

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Thank David F
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Despite 10+ years of holidays within a stone's throw of this NT property I had never found time to visit here, until this year. What an unexpected delight! Large farm house and a fascinating story of 12 generations of farmers who lived there, and a young farmer who managed to retire aged forty to pursue his interests in woodwork and... More 

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Thank Dave W
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just visited Townend for the 2nd time. It is an absolute gem and is well worth a visit. It is very quirky and the carved furniture and the book collection are amazing! Take a look if you are in the area but arrive in plenty of time if you wish to go on the guided tours!

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Thank Susan B
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting the area for 10 years and always meant to visit Townsend...now we have and it was worth waiting for. We walked up from Windermere along the "Wain Lane" and arrived just before 11:00 which was perfect for having a guided tour of the buildings. The steward of the house gave the guided talk and certainly knew... More 

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Thank Dave C
Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A great NT property. A 17th century farmhouse with a beautiful cottage garden. Prior to 1948 when the Trust took over the property the house was owned for 400 years by the Browne family, who were farmers. It is absolutely steeped in history, with a fantastic kitchen with a very unique fireplace. It is a must if you are in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

While on a holiday to the Lakes I thought I'd look into a couple of NT houses to visit along side my walks. Townend is an absolute treasure and is fascinating to visit. I planned ahead and got on the 11 o'clock tour which was simply brilliant. The tour was held by a National Trust guide called Fe and she... More 

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Thank Richard H
yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

iIncredible house full of carved furniture dating back to the 17th century, in a beautiful spot. Great friendly volunteers in the rooms.

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230 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

A lovely step back in time to a farmhouse that is covered in wood carved furniture, panelling, etc. Great volunteers in the rooms. They knew their stuff without being boring! Shame about limited parking, and the poor parking of some visitors making it difficult for others.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We visited Townend and Allan Bank and on the same day. They are both National Trust properties, and what a difference between the two. Townend has been restored back to its original state and is authentic, whilst Allan Bank has not been. The staff/volunteers were very knowledgeable and passionate about the place. This is well worth a visit. Both cost... More 

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