Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
+44 (0)1539 623208
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A Grade II listed semi-detached farmhouse that dates back to 1662 with beautiful views over the Mallerstang Valley and Wild Boar Fell


4 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 7

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Architect and designer Georgina Rose (former architect of Soho House) has led the renovations and there is real attention to detail everywhere you look. Lamps and pieces of furniture have been picked up on travels or come from the family – it feels homely but nicer than being at home. On a cold wet day you have two log burners to sit by and there are plenty of books, or guides to plan your next adventure. The garden has a patio and large lawn, perfect for children and dogs, who’ll also like the pond. A summer house, barbecue and fire pit out here make long summer evenings very special.

The kitchen is extremely well equipped, fridges can be pre-stocked, home-cooked supper waiting or sourdough pizzas delivered to the door. You’re welcomed with a hamper of freshly-baked sourdough, award winning marmalade, homemade cake and biscuits.

No light pollution gives you starry skies and the peace is palpable – just sheep.

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We think you'll love

  • Hopping on the Carlisle to Settle steam railway which passes nearby, or simply waving at the driver
  • The far-reaching views from the house
  • Bringing children and dogs, hiking or exploring all day, then coming back to flop by the log burners
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You should know

  • Non-swimmers will need watching by the pond
  • The house is semi-detached though the walls are thick so you'll hear nothing


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm Thursday/Sunday
Check out
10.30am Thursday/Sunday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights at weekends. 4 nights mid-week.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Dogs welcome, max. 2.

Water bowl included & plenty of wonderful walks straight from the door. Please keep dogs under control in sheep fields.

Fridge can be pre-stocked; picnics/packed lunches and breakfast hampers available. Wine tastings can be organised & bottles to buy. See owners' website for details.


Nightly price
from £170
Weekly price
from £1190
Damage deposit
1 House for 7
From £1704 beds4 bedrooms


Bullghyll is a beautiful old farmhouse with bags of character that has been sensitively and stylishly renovated. The interiors have been redone with meticulous detail and there are lots of small touches that will make you smile. The location is peaceful, the views are spectacular and you'll really relax here.

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The neighbourhood

Puff to the top of Wild Boar Fell behind you for wonderful views. You're away from the crowds but near enough to the Lakes and Dales for great outdoor adventures. Find chilly wild swimming spots nearby. Two pubs are walking distance - The Black Bull at Nateby (40 minutes) and The Fat Lamb, a similar distance. Kirkby Stephen is a five-minute drive, Sedbergh, an interesting market town is 20 minutes.

Local points of interest from Peter & Amanda Jaques-Walker

  • We are within the newly extended Yorkshire Dales National Park, and well placed for day trips into the Lake District. We are just ten minutes from Junction 38 (Tebay) on the M6, making us the ideal stop off to break up long journeys.
  • We are a 2 mile walk from the village of Ravenstonedale, which boasts two cosy pubs, both serving excellent food. We overlook the Wild Boar Fell - the perfect place to go walking in splendid isolation, with only the wild fell ponies for company.
  • Wild swimming at Catagill Scar, on the River Eden. There is an almost secret pool in a river glade, just down stream from the ruins of Peddragon Castle.
  • Road cyclists can explore the network of quiet lanes surrounding the house, which lead to some fantastic routes and some more challenging climbs, such as Tan Hill or the Lakes & Dales Loop.
  • We are one of the darkest sky areas in England, which provides great opportunities for star gazing – particularly from the garden looking over the Mallerstang Valley


Peter & Amanda Jaques-Walker

Peter and Amanda moved to Cumbria from London in 2016 and are young, friendly, knowledgeable and brilliant at hosting. They live in an apartment at Brownber, so always on hand if you need them at the House or Hall and only a few miles down the road if you're staying at Bullghyll, which is owned and designed by Amanda's sister, Georgina.