Fellgate Farm

Penrith, Cumbria
Self-catering


Walk onto the fells from this well-loved Lakeland farmhouse. The garden is full of wildlife, flowers, mature trees and places to sit

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

The
Experience

The views are super from up here, perched on a hillside overlooking the Lowther Valley in the northern Lake District. Friends and families will adore the outside space; swing in a hammock or sit and chat on the patio with its views over to Knipe Scar.A sunny kitchen has a big red Aga (and separate oven), stone flags and doors out to the garden so you can spill out on warm days – gather round the kitchen island for meals, or eat in the dining room which seats up to ten. There’s a laundry room downstairs for all your muddy kit and a generous welcome hamper with wine, local fudge, eggs, bread and milk.It’s just over a mile to Askham with its whitewashed cottages wrapped around the village green, two pubs and a gem of a village shop. This is a much quieter part of the Lakes but you’re near enough to the bustle, and a hike to Ullswater will only take you an hour and a half. Return to a roaring open fire, lots of books and games, a telescope for star spotting and a sundowner in the garden.

Make yourself at home at Fellgate Farm in Cumbria, with comfy and colourful interiors

We think you'll love

  • The garden and the amount of space
  • Cooking up a feast in the sociable farmhouse kitchen
  • The far-reaching fell views
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You should know

  • There are quite a few stairs, some steep and stone
  • One bathroom is on a different floor to the bedrooms
  • The house is semi-detached

Essentials

  • 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
  • Cot available

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Pubs 1.5 miles.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £150
Weekly price
from £795
Damage deposit
£500
Surcharges
Sofabed and cot available.
1 House for 6
From £1503 beds3 bedrooms

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Location

The neighbourhood

Helton is a peaceful hamlet in the North East Lake District, within the National Park and six miles from Penrith. Two lovely village pubs and a friendly, well-stocked local shop are three minutes away by car in Askham, one of England’s prettiest villages. It’s serious walking country, with long and short rambles from the door, fells to climb and lakes to circumnavigate. Lowther Castle is worth a stop (2.5 miles) and Askham Hall (1.5 miles) opens its gardens and café to the public. Ullswater and Haweswater are both under 20 minutes away by car.

Local points of interest from Debbie & Clare

  • Walk out of the door and up onto Helton Fell. Before long you'll discover sweeping views of Ullswater. Carry on to Howtown and take the steamer to Pooley Bridge for lunch before heading back to Fellgate Farm for a well deserved rest in front of the fire.
  • Just a couple of miles from Lowther Castle and its beautifully restored gardens (an ongoing project). Discover the history and the amazing adventure playground (not just for kids!) and look back across the valley to Fellgate Farm from the escarpment.
  • Catch the morning light on Haweswater with an early start. Drive down to Mardale Head and walk up to Small Water Tarn. If you're lucky you'll have the place to yourself with just the sounds of the babbling beck alongside the path.
  • The house dates from the early 18th century and is packed with original features - beams, Lakeland stone, nooks and crannies, and window seats for curling up with a book.

Introducing

Debbie & Clare

Debbie fell in love at first sight with Fellgate Farm. She’s refurbished it over the past two years and loves to return whenever she can. Cousin Clare manages it and there’s plenty of local knowledge in the family, as their mums grew up nearby when their grandfather worked for the previous Earl of Lonsdale, owner of Lowther Castle.