Holiday home Gill Head Farm is a superb detached farmhouse in stunning surroundings near the hamlet of Troutbeck, a few miles from Penrith, Keswick and Ullswater. There are four en-suite bedrooms, two with king-size doubles, one which can be a super king-size double or a twin, and one twin. There are a kitchen, two dining rooms, one with additional comfy seating and woodburner, along with a sitting room with woodburner. Outside is an enclosed garden, a few yards from the front door, and the facilities of the owners' caravan and camping site are also at your disposal, including additional laundry facilities, a children's play area and small seasonal shop. Gill Head Farm makes a wonderful year-round base for the northern Lakes.
Accomodation Details Four bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double with additional single sofa bed and en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request) with additional single sofa bed and en-suite bath, power shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin(zip/link, can be super king-size double on request) with en-suite shower, bath, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Snug with woodburning stove. Sitting room (seats 8) with woodburning stove.
Area Troutbeck near Penrith is a small hamlet with a scattering of buildings and farms, and a local inn. The hamlet lies within easy reach of Penrith, Keswick and beautiful Ullswater. It is also well placed for Scafell Pike, Striding Edge, Rheged Visitor Centre and the rest of the lovely Lake District.
Region Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.
Had a 1st class experience.. Couldn’t fault anything
Great location and setting, just what we wanted
Amanda and the team at Gill Head farm were very helpful.. I thought the accommodation would be nice however it exceeded our expectations! It was comfy, homely and full of character with big bedrooms and lovely sitting rooms with real fires. The location is also great being close to the A66 and a short drive to both Ullswater and Keswick. The only comments to the contrary are that the WiFi is extremely patchy, the kitchen is small and we were unable to order any takeaways to the site (Amanda noted that usually this isn’t a problem). Would definitely recommend and would stay again!
A very wet first day the cottage was warm and cosy and log burner made it perfect
What a lovely cottage in a lovely setting.. We had a great weekend in a spacious and cosey cottage. It was a great place for our family get together, welcoming and very comfortable.
Don't laugh when I tell you it was the wrong Troutbeck! ! My atlas showed only one Troutbeck in its back index, so I naturally assumed the one near Ambleside was it, in the area near to the 2 attractions my daughters or grandchildren particularly wanted to visit - Beatrix Potter attractions and Grisedale Sculpture trails.In retrospect I'm so glad it WAS the hamlet of Troutbeck, far from the Madding Crowd , as it were, which I only realised a few days before the holiday began, when I read the travel instructions! My fault of course, but there are some of us still using road atlases to locate a suitable holiday spot , not au fait with the gadgets most can use these days!My husband normally saw to fixing up holidays but sadly he died late last year.
So, I want you to know we thoroughly enjoyed Gill Head farm with its peacocks, guinea fowl and RED squirrels as very special treats for us all, over and above the usual farm animals. The one problem we found - a window we could not close in the children's bedroom- was seen to immediately by the very pleasant owner as soon as it was reported. Very impressed.
Very comfortable cottage on quiet, well kept and run camp and caravan site.. Great situation.
Absolutely perfect, stunning scenery, serene atmosphere, exceeded all our expectations.. We loved discovering each and every room in this gorgeous cottage which was tastefully decorated, extremely comfortable and had everything you could ever need. The owners thought of everything. We will definitely be returning to this Idyll in the Lake District.
What a wonderful time we had at Gill Head.. I cannot speak highly enough about the property and the helpful owners who are on site. Hopefully we will return one day.
An extremely cosy cottage in an amazing setting which I would certainly highly recommend..
Gill Head Farm is the perfect location for a lazy weekend or excellent for walking if that's what you're there for.. It's only a short distance from Keswick, Penrith and Ulswater so lots of places to visit and the the cottage is beautiful with lots of home comforts. Highly recommended!
manda was fabulous and the one Bedroom cottage perfect for two and very spacious! Great location peaceful and easy to access. Can't recommend enough and very nice and quiet small site with fabulous toilet and shower amenities if you want to camp. Views to die for. Field nice and flat.
The property at Gill Head Farm is absolutely stunning.. The pictures do not do it justice at all. It really felt like a home away from home and every little detail was thought lf down to a lighter to light the fires. The character of the property is what really made it with the beams and the stunning scenery surrounding it. Such a beautiful place to relax in and not far from Keswick or Penrith and other areas. We can't wait to come again.
A friendly and helpful greeting awaited us on arrival.. We had two friends travelling with us from the U S A and they were most impressed with the age and size of the cottage. It was most comfortable and had the added bonus of two log fires if we so needed! They had never been to the Lake District before and the location of the property, on a working farm, fascinated them. Also it must have been the very best autumn ever to see the Lakes at their best. Everyone felt at home and thoroughly enjoyed their stay. We definitely will book another stay.
The cottage was lovely and cosy with lovely friendly owners. It was nice and dog friendly, fabulous to see the red squirrels and so many other animals.
Gill Head Farm is spacious, comfortable and homely with lovely wood burning fires.
Excellent location and a beautiful cottage.
We enjoyed absolutely everything about this holiday! The cottage is just perfect and the setting is beautiful! It has everything you could possibly need, a real home from home, and the beds are so comfy! Just loved it! It's in a great location with easy access to lots of lovely places. Couldn't fault it at all!
Gill Head Farm is a beautiful cottage and the perfect spot for a larger group. The owners were friendly and helpful and the house was immaculate and full of character. We had a wonderful break and I didn't want to leave!
A beautiful cottage in an excellent location, perfect for what we needed. The owner was very friendly and helpful.
A beautiful cottage on a working farm. Couldn't have been better; wonderful setting and friendly owners, great all round.
Gill Head Farm in general, is absolutely amazing - a beautiful and well-maintained building. The cottage is situated on a farm with views to the open countryside. It was attractive and clean and very spacious for the 7 of us. The beds were comfy and there was plenty of hot water for everyone. There was plenty of room for all of us and we never felt that we were on top of each other. In the day we visited the nearby lake and then hiked around the area, both a 15 minute drive away. The grounds of Gill Head Farm are gorgeous. We cooked for ourselves every day and the cottage was large enough that we could all sit and eat together. The owner was very welcoming and was a great host, we hope to return in the near future.
A fantastic holiday property. Massive for just the two of us that stayed there but would be a great location for families who wanted to explore what the Lake District has to offer. Ideally located between Keswick and Penrith. Will definitely be returning with more people. It was also great to be on a working farm and see all the animals.
A really lovely house, perfect for two families or 4 couples. There was lots of space and plenty of privacy. Cosy and warm with lots of character. Well situated.
We liked the en-suite bedrooms and the spacious rooms in the cottage. There was plenty of hot water and a lovely log fire. A great place for a family get together, would definitely go again.
The cottage was delightful and beautifully decorated for Christmas. The owners very helpful and thoughtful. The surrounding countryside is stunning. Log fires kept us very cosy and there was plenty of fuel. Dining and lounge facilities excellent!
The cottage was ideal for our family get together. Would recommend, as great all round.
What a wonderful week. Everyone at the farm made us welcome and they went out of their way to make our holiday a great one. Fantastic setting, comfy beds, plenty of room and well equipped. A hidden gem of a place that needs no 'tinkering' as it would loose its charm. Central to most tourist attractions and east access to the motorway.
The house was amazing and we are hoping to go back again soon. We had a wide range of ages in our party there and it was perfect. Can't wait to go back. The owners were so helpful. A great place to get away from the stress for everyone and go walking or just play in the river.
We received a lovely welcome and we knew we could always get the owners help if needed despite being a busy farm and campsite.
The home was lovely, it had lots of character and rustic yet the facilities that make it a comfortable home.
We loved being in the countryside, it was quiet yet not too far from nearby towns, markets and superstores.
If you love to walk and be outside you are near some of the loveliest scenery and views in the Lake District. If you like farmyard animals you have them right on your doorstep.
We loved being on a working farm and near to places of interest.
We found the kitchen to be quite small and it was a bit inconvenient to have to use the paid for laundry facilities for the campsite rather than having facilities in the home.
This however would not put us off staying again.
The property was cosy and decorated beautifully with tasteful Christmas decorations. Was really welcoming and would love to go there again. Very highly recommended particularly for wintery nights after long walks.
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