Holiday home Townhead Farmhouse is a character, semi-detached cottage situated five miles from the village of Pooley Bridge. The cottage sleeps six people and has one double bedroom, one twin and two singles, together with a bathroom. Also in the cottage are a fitted kitchen with small dining area, dining room with woodburner and sitting room with woodburner. Outside is off road parking for 2 cars and a lawned garden with furniture. Situated in the Lake District National Park, Townhead Farmhouse is a lovely family holiday cottage all year round.
Area The picturesque village of Pooley Bridge sits on the northerly edge of Lake Ullswater in the Lake District National Park. The name Pooley came to be due to the forming of a large pool, which was left by the fast flowing River Eamont, and the word Bridge was later added when a bridge, which is now 250 years old, was built over the river. Pooley Bridge has many traditional inns and tempting tea rooms, plus the Ullswater Steamers depart from the village, from where a tranquil cruise down the lake to the villages of Glenridding and Howtown can be enjoyed.
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.
Amenities Oil central heating with woodburners. Electric stove, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power inc. in rent. Logs for fire are not included. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lawned garden with furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 5 miles. Note: Property accessed via three stone steps, please take care. Note: No mobile phone reception. Note: Stream opposite cottage, which is at the bottom of a very steep bank, children must be supervised at all times. Note: Road to cottage is narrow and steep, a four-wheel drive may be required in winter. Note: Due to the location of the property, WiFi is suitable for browsing only and not for streaming or downloading.
My husband and I (plus our collie) had a most enjoyable holiday at Townhead Farm - it was lovely to stay in what was once a typical Lakeland Farm and which still retains much of its historical character and charm! As we were there just as a couple it was really cosy and warm to just use the fire in the dining area in the evenings, however Townhead is obviously also a perfect place for a family to be able to share a very special and unforgettable holiday together.
Townhead Farm is situated in very quiet and peaceful area - the location is amazing and the local scenery is stunningly beautiful - it is wonderful to have direct access to the higher fells and beyond as well as having Ullswater within walking distance. We were also lucky to see the local red deer however it was even more magical to hear the roar of the stags echoing through the dale late at night - an awesome sound!
We thoroughly enjoyed outstay at Townhead and look forward to returning to this very special place.
The house was very well equipped, very cosy, an old house not over done up but felt well maintained.. Great place! Fabulous for walking.
The only thing that I’d mention was the tv was extremely hard to operate. We gave up trying to get a channel and watched a dvd from a small collection that they had.
Mr Hopkins, November 2019
Really relaxing holiday, lovely farmhouse and beautiful country side
Miss Postle, November 2019
The house is in a beautiful quiet spot with spectacular scenery and walks on the doorstop.. Town head Farmhouse is a fantastic house - very comfortable and homely with lots of practical space and storage for outdoor gear. We loved our stay.
Mrs Cresswell, October 2019
Wonderful location! The best! Cottage comfortable, clean & homely. Wood burning stoves and a good supply of logs.Well equipped kitchen. Ten out of ten!!
The Wi-fi was not constant all day.. It was sporadic and was the only thing that we were not satisfied with.
Mrs Ware, June 2019
The roads leading to this cottage are not for the feint hearted.. Theres 5 miles of narrow country lanes to navigate along with steep winding tracks to the cottage itself. Also although it was dog friendly, being based at a sheep farm wasnt really ideal if your dogs areng great with sheep which ours arent. It would be helpful if this was made clearer on the information about the cottage as I wouldn't have booked to stay on a sheep farm.the cottage itself is lovely though and really well equipped and super warm and cosy. Ideal for couples or families but not good if you want to walk your dogs off lead.
Great location with excellent walking and easy access to ullswater on foot.. Well equipped cottage. Very comfortable. Daffodils were beautiful. Saw red squirrels in the garden.
Beautiful surroundings, comfortable cottage, great for walking and travelling to different places.. We were exceptionally fortunate with the weather which made it a really enjoyable holiday all round.
This is a lovely cottage and the location is delightful.. However if anyone stays who wants to be 'close to amenities' then this isn't for them as it is quite remote. Keen walkers will love it though as there are plenty of walks from the front door. Look out for deer and red squirrels. The cottage benefits from all the basic requirements - hot water, heating, wood burning stoves, an extremely well equipped kitchen (although there were no oven gloves and only 2 or 3 decent teaspoons). The heating/ hot water controls have a mind of their own - the hot water never came on when it should have done so we had to keep setting it to constant and then turning it off when we didn't need it. As there were only 2 of us plus dog we lived in the cosy dining room - and never used the lounge. We couldn't work out how to use the TV and there were no instructions - nice to have a rest from the TV anyway!
We left the biscuits and (long life) milk provided as we came with all our food - a nice touch might have been locally produced biscuits rather than Viennese creams! A flick round with a feather duster wouldn't go amiss but other than that the cottage was clean and welcoming.
2nd time here, fantastic location, cottage has everything needed just like being at home..
Beautiful location, cosy farmhouse
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