With four large double en-suite bedrooms, two wood burning stoves, a classic ‘living’ farm kitchen, separate ‘character’ dining room and a comfortable, light living room, this is a truly special place to base yourself in the Western Lake District.
You enter the house from the courtyard via a porch/boot room with plenty of space for coats, boots and walking paraphernalia. From there you enter the large well equipped farm kitchen featuring wood burning cooker, newly fitted units with fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher, high level grill and oven with separate hob and microwave – and just to complete the picture a family sized kitchen table and chairs.
From there you move into the central stairwell that winds its way through the house, illuminated by an enormous window. The dining room is on the same level as the kitchen and is situated in the old larder and salting room – still containing the original sandstone trough that the farmers used to salt their meat. On the first floor is the living room, with wood burning stove and deep sofas from which to enjoy the last rays of the setting sun. There is a Freeserve digital TV with integral VHS recorder, DVD player and a midi CD player/radio. This room also leads to a porch with separate access to the rear of the house.
Across the landing is the first bedroom, with kingsize bed where you can simply lie and watch Wasdale unfold before you. The en-suite full sized bathroom has a bath with shower over, toilet and wash hand basin.
The second floor contains bedrooms two and three. Bedroom two, with kingsize double, has even better views of Wasdale and an en-suite containing bath with shower over, toilet and wash hand basin. Bedroom three features an ‘Austrian Double’ bed – a super kingsize double that can ingeniously be split into 2 separate single beds. The ensuite shower room has a quadrant shower cubicle, toilet and wash hand basin.
Bedroom four occupies the entire attic space converted into a spacious room with two large velux windows bathing it in light and providing – yet again – outstanding views of Wasdale. Another ‘Austrian Double’ provides additional flexibility to the accommodation, and the en-suite bathroom contains a bath, toilet and wash hand basin.
The refurbishment of the Hallflat Farmhouse has included installation of a pressurised hot water system ensuring powerful showers, and oil fired central heating completes the comfort, yet the house still retains its essential character as an old Cumbrian building.
Outside there is ample off road parking and the Farmhouse has its own lawned area which is ideal for catching the afternoon sun. Garden furniture and BBQs are available to make the most of this external space.
Hallflat Farmhouse welcomes well-behaved dogs; we charge £10 a stay for each dog. The area also has a wealth of walks suitable for dogs and most of the pubs in the area are dog friendly, including our local, the Bridge Inn.
The Farmhouse bookings run from Friday to Friday and there is a no smoking policy. Prices are per week unless otherwise stated and include electricity and bed linen but not towels.
There are plenty of walks on public footpaths nearby, indeed a path crosses the garden and the field at the back of the house, this footpath goes to Hall Santon.