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“Great location, setting & house”
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A warm welcome awaits you in a quiet rural setting, an easy 5-10 minute walk to the village
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A warm welcome awaits you in a quiet rural setting, an easy 5-10 minute walk to the village
Comfortable sofas and chairs, logburner; antique brass wall lights and chandelier in the lounge
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21 reviews
A warm welcome awaits you in a quiet rural setting, an easy 5-10 minute walk to the village
Comfortable sofas and chairs, logburner; antique brass wall lights and chandelier in the lounge
Oak floor and large window to front of lounge with 40' Smart tv
Elegant spacious dining  room
Deep armchairs in the snug
Prepare your meals with every modern convenience
A bright and elegant master bedroom with en-suite shower room. Large wide window, view over garden
Second bedroom, overlooking the garden and with lovely views through the trees to the village
Third cosy twin room -  one can be stowed to allow a cot
4th bedroom with built in oak drawers and hanging space
A beautifully terraced cottage garden with picnic table and benches
Replacement comfy sofa after a day's walking
Elegant dining room
Dine in style
Dining room
Elegant, spacious dining room seating 8 around the antique oak table
Take time and retire to the snug to write a few postcards or use your laptop
looking from the snug into the dining room
Third chair for relaxing in the snug - hatch to kitchen
Master bedroom, plenty of hanging and storage space
Master bedroom with ensuite shower room
Entrance to en-suite shower room
En-suite shower room left, and  Main bathroom with shower and  glass side screen over main bath
Modern  tiled main bathroom
Stylish main bathroom with washbasin on slate and large radiator
Elegantly furnished 2nd bedroom with hanging and storage space
New ground floor shower/utility room with Belfast sink, wc shower washbowl and washing machine
Ground floor shower room
Dine al fresco on the upper terrace
Garden with gated parking space
Lower terrace and lawn in private screened garden.  Barbecue
Steps to upper terrace
View of Hawkshead Church from Vicarage Lane on the  walk across the fields to Hawkshead village
Tarn Hows,  a lovely walk from the Old Farmhouse cottage
Walk to Tarn Hows - idyllic January day 2016
Home made scones for sale at Skelwith Fold on the walk to Skelwith Bridge
New layout for ground floor - extra shower room/utility room
New layout for 1st floor - extra 4th bedroom
From behind the cottages looking towards snow covered fells January 2016
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Hawkshead, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Aimeek275
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great location, setting & house”
Reviewed 3 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Enjoyed a great long weekend at the cottage to take part in the Lakeland trial run. The cottage is a 10 minute walk to all local amenities. We had a lovely meal at the local pub and great to be able to walk home after. The house itself is beautiful. The new extension bathroom is a great addition. The kitchen is on the small side but we managed to cater for our group of 8 people no problem. Would recommend and hope to stay again in the future.

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 May 2015
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return. Thank you for taking the time to comment.
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warny15
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Outstanding - Perfect getaway”
Reviewed 3 May 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Visited as a party of 8 for a 50th birthday. Cottage is idyllic, Nice blend of the old with the newly refurbished 'wing" works well. Finished to a high standard whilst maintaining the charming features of the original cottage.
The location is perfect, secluded whilst a short walk into Hawkshead to sample the 4 great pubs. During the day we walked to Hawkshead over the field but at night we used the road and both were only 5/10 mins.
If I had one request it would be for more comfy sofas in the lounge, and another comfy chair or two. But this is being really picky !
Once the little garden is finished it will be a great outdoor bbq area for the summer too !!!
We would definitely recommend the Old Farmhouse.

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Liked best: Idyllic charm, great location, high standard
Liked least: Lounge Sofas not very comfortable after a day on the fells and another comfy chair required for a party of 8
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 May 2015
Thank you for lovely comments and pleased you enjoyed your stay. We will provide extra chair in the lounge - looking for beautiful antique to match in with other furniture
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Diane T
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A fabulous retreat!”
Reviewed 20 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We spent a lovely week-end at the farmhouse and have booked to go again in May. It's very well located in a quiet and private spot but is within easy walking distance from Hawkshead. The house has loads of character and is beautifully furnished/decorated. The kitchen is well equipped with all mod cons. Lovely views over the surrounding area. We can't wait to go back!

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Liked best: Internal decoration
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
20 Apr 2015
So pleased you love the quiet, yet convenient location of our characterful cottage. Thank you
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LisaJanse
Birminghan, UK
2 reviews
“Tranquil and cosy”
Reviewed 14 January 2015 for a stay in March 2014

We spent a lovely weekend at the Old Farmhouse. It has some beautiful original features like beams and panelling so it felt like we were staying in a National Trust property - except with really modern facilities. We did a couple of local walks from the cottage. Although the weather wasn't great the cottage was lovely and cosy to come back to and we could leave our wet coats and boots on the back porch to dry. In the evening we walked into Hawkshead village and had fish and chips at the Queens Head which was delicious. The cottage was very quiet and tranquil considering how close to the village it is.

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Liked best: The cosy atmosphere
Liked least: The weather!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
5 Apr 2015
So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Glad you liked the modern facilities whilst retaining the character of the property.

Farmhouse now has 4 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms sleeping 8, and the garden has a lower and upper patio with tables and chairs for relaxation - also a barbecue
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