High Houses

Wigton, Cumbria
Self-catering


A rustic and beguiling hilltop house with old flagstones, open fires and an exciting cockloft for children: heaven for sybarites and walkers

Bed

5 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

The
Experience

Tucked away at the quieter end of the Lake District National Park is this beguiling 17th-century hilltop house – all lime-plastered walls, rustic beams, open fires and original flagstones. Its delightful owners, who live in the house’s other half, have resisted smoothing out the rough edges; 1920s graffiti still adorns the stable dividers. The hardships of country living have, however, been banished: find lovely new pink and soft-green ‘pineapple’ covers on sitting room chairs, delicious bed linen and towels, hand-made soaps and piping hot radiators. Bedrooms may prompt some tough decisions – do you choose the room with the roll top bath (semi en suite) and the cockloft for kids, or the four-poster with the sofabed and the log fire? The farmhouse kitchen is cosy with Aga, big fridge and gadgets aplenty, but reluctant cooks can book Jill’s homemade meals in advance. Beautiful views reach out from every fine sash window to wildlife-rich farmland beyond – 350 private acres, yours to explore. Venture further and you reach the Lakes and the Solway Plain. Heaven for sybarites and walkers.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

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
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dogs

Water bowl and perfect walks from the door.

Max. 3 dogs.

Great place for walking with your dog: totally surrounded by fields, bridle path right behind house and no traffic.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £700
Surcharges
3-night stay at weekends in low season only, £550. 4-night stay on weekdays, £550.
1 House for 6
From £1005 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

A really beautiful area in the Lake District; the house is perfect, comfortable and a real home from home. Jill, the owner, couldn't be more helpful and friendly...........for us, with our two grandsons (13yrs and 11yrs) it was a wonderful week with so many choices of things to do and places to see We will definitely stay in High Houses again and have no hesitations at all in recommending it as THE go to place to stay ,,,,,, well worth every penny

Barbara, Southampton

A fantastic break from the stresses of life. What a lovely place for the kids to explore and enjoy. A friendly and accepting welcome for our loud children, and a wonderful house to relax in - cooking, painting, playing games and generally enjoying the atmosphere of calm. We would all love to visit again, and I'm sure it won't be long until we do.

Fay

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jill Green

  • Incredible, uninterrupted views of at least 20 miles over farmland and on to Scotland.
  • The house is totally surrounded by farmland and brilliant for dog walking - no roads nearby - onto the fell at the back of the house.
  • Wildlife watch: badgers, roe deer, foxes, bird-watching and RED SQUIRRELS!
  • Walk from the door for a half mile to Wainwrights BINSEY"This gentle hill rises beyond the circular perimeter of the Northern Fells, detached and solitary, like a dunce set apart from the class. It is a viewpoint of outstanding merit".
  • Stabling and livery provided for riding holidays, at the farm just below.
  • Sailing on Bassenthwaite lake, beneath the beautiful mountain of Skiddaw.