Myself and 7 friends stayed at Ashstead recently and absolutely loved it! Coming from Manchester, the location (surrounded by hills, sheep and chickens!) was just perfect and we all felt instantly relaxed. The house was a great size and had everything we wanted. The owner was a star and really made sure we enjoyed our stay.
We, of three generations, totally enjoyed our stay at Ashstead Farmhouse. We were visiting Lake District, and decided to stay on this farm, just some miles away from most of the attractions. The farmstay, with a breathtaking view all around, turned out to be a lovely attraction itself. Children fed the lambs, picked chicken eggs and hung out with the friendly cats - all in a breathtaking Special thanks to Harold, who showed us around his chicken farm and educating us on farming. It was a pity that we missed the sheep shearing this morning, as it had to be postponed due to the rain.
We arrived late at night and was insecure while travelling along the dark narrow roads. Fortunately, the GPS sent by Helen was spot on. There were two little gates to open, and a warm greeting by a group of sheep, before we reached the lovely white house.
House is beautiful, spacious, very clean and well-equipped. Thank you very much, Helen, for your thoughtfulness. Will certainly come back here if we come back to Lake District.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ashstead Farmhouse. It has large living and dining space, which allows family to spend time together. Peaceful and quite place, with gorgeous view of the rolling hills. Made many wonderful memories there. Definitely would recommended it to anyone travelling with family or in a larger group.
We booked this cottage to visit family for a party in Kendal. It was perfect for our needs, two double bedrooms and a bedroom with two bunk beds for the children. The cottage is set on a working farm with picturesque countryside views, the only noise you hear is the gentle baaing of the sheep. Be careful, if you leave the windows open the cats will join you! The cottage was very spacious with lots of sofas and clean on arrival. Our only criticism is that there was no hook for towels/clothes in the main bathroom and there were no baking trays in the kitchen or replacement bin bags. However these were only minor problems and we will definitely be back when we're next in Kendal.
It was a lovely and comfortable stay. Every thing in the house was up to our expectations. The landscape around is breathtaking. We will certainly do it again!