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Birkwray Farmhouse

Outgate and Tarn Hows (2 mls NE), Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautiful  detached 17th century farmhouse sleeping six guests
  • Set in a tranquil rural location with many walks from your doorstep
  • Pretty garden with stunning views towards Latterbarrow
  • Only one mile from village the of Hawkshead and a short stroll to the village pub
  • Stylish accommodation with Lakeland charm
  • Perfect relaxing location for exploring the Lake District
Property code: 54193

A beautiful 17th century Lakeland farmhouse blending many original features and contemporary style, set in a perfect location for exploring the Lake District.

Perfect for larger groups of friends or family, this beautiful detached 17th-century farmhouse sleeps six guests across three bedrooms. It’s located in the tranquil hamlet of Outgate at the end of a small lane, with some great walks from the doorstep making it great for those who love to explore on foot. The local pub is a short stroll away and Hawkshead, with its many shops and places to eat, is 1 mile away.

Full of character and charm, this impressive home offers contemporary accommodation, blended with original features. The elegant and modern kitchen is well-equipped to keep even the busiest of cooks happy, with the electric stove-effect fire set into the original fireplace adding to the room’s charm. The table is perfect for relaxed breakfasts while the dining area to the rear of the lounge is ideal if you’re sitting down to an evening meal. Exposed beams and a cosy wood burner create a lovely ambience in this room, with comfortable sofas for snuggling up on in front of a film. Upstairs, the inviting bedrooms are both restful and stylish, providing a haven to retreat to at the end of a busy day. Take in the stunning views towards Latterbarrow in your private garden, with a table and chairs which are perfect for a little al fresco dining.

Wander around the shops in popular Hawkshead and stop off at the Beatrix Potter Gallery, which celebrates the author’s work. Explore the interesting Wray Castle, which overlooks Lake Windermere. Take to the late itself on a boat trip and, if you’re feeling brave, get in the water to try out one of the many water sports on offer. There are plenty of hiking routes locally, but for hardier fell walkers, the majestic Langdales (7 miles) are the place to be.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request), 1 king-size and 1 double
  • 1 bathroom, 1 wet room and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Range electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and WC
  • Wood burner – logs included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops 1 mile and pub within walking distance
  • Bicycle storage available in utility room
  • TV/DVD in lounge

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Colin 15th February 2020

Good quality cottage, clean and comfortable.Very warm due to good supply of logs and heating system which could be boosted to meet needs on a daily basis. Good location with walks from door although you need to take a slight detour across busy road to get access to public footpaths/bridle ways. Low beams so watch your head!

Reviewed by Clare 28th December 2019

The cottage is ideally located with local walks on the doorstep. It is only a short drive away from Hawkshead with plenty of shops and places to eat and drink too. The cottage is spacious and great for a family holiday in any season. We visited Christmas 2019 and it was very cosy with a Christmas tree provided.

Reviewed by Rosalind 21st December 2019

Beautiful luxury cottage in a quiet location with beautiful views. Loved the option of having the daily delivery of dairy products, logs etc. Walks very close by and also the local pub was warm and friendly with lovely food and drink. We had a great welcome when we arrived for Christmas week as there was a Christmas tree set up and the dining tableRead more was set with crockery glasses and crackers. the log burner fire added to the ambience. Oh and the goodie bag was fabulous xxxx Hide

Reviewed by Karen 16th November 2019

Excellent location for walking from the property. A pleasant and easy walking route to Hawkshead. A very friendly pub a 2 minutes stroll away, with a great menu.

Reviewed by Trevor 8th July 2019

We had a great time and was enjoyed by us all it was a great location for walks etc. The pub next door was very good and the food was good aswell.

Reviewed by Yvonne 22nd June 2019

Super cottage in great location with walks from the door

Reviewed by Karen 25th May 2019

Lovely cottage with short walk over fields into Hawkshead & 50 minute walk to Wray Castle & ferry.

Reviewed by Peter Ombeline 18th May 2019

Marvelous cottage, feel homely immediately, It has give us more than expected for 3 couples. Welcome staff nice and efficient. Love the 15 mn walking distance from Hawkshead village and the 2 mn distance to Outgate local pub. Would like to stay in this cottage again

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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