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Troutbeck LA23 1LB, England
+44 15394 32628
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The house is full of great stories, linking into items and furniture throughout. It had a 'good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bernadette Y
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Beautiful house

Even though it was pouring with rain we still ventured to Townend. House is very interesting and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Troutbeck LA23 1LB, England
+44 15394 32628
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The house is full of great stories, linking into items and furniture throughout. It had a 'good feeling' about the place and was well worth the visit. The female guides, (particularly the lady in the 'Fire Room') were very friendly and knowledgeable. Unfortunately, the man...More

Thank Bernadette Y
Emma W, Manager at Townend, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Bernadette Y Thanks for getting in touch with your review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Townend and found most of our guides to be friendly and knowledgeable. However, it's really disappointing to hear your feedback about the upstairs guide, and this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though it was pouring with rain we still ventured to Townend. House is very interesting and staff are ready to give you lots of information about its history and the family who lived there. Do look in the small outbuildings especially at the video...More

Thank dillon2158
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in as we were stopping nearby and are so glad we did. This house is packed full of history and charm. Fortunately for us the family who farmed here kept and reused things rather than throwing them away.

Thank walkingboots2016
Reviewed 14 June 2017

A gem. Family lived here and did not really keep pace with the fashions so everything is old & original. The guides have a wealth of stories to tell, ask them what their favourite thing in the room is and you will be amazed at...More

Thank mummyetho
Reviewed 12 June 2017

As Nation Trust members, we visited as we had an hour to spend and we were staying at Troutbeck. Both house and garden were a delight to wander round, Volunteers were easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. Carvings on furniture were amazing.

Thank ann7053
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This is a must they do a guided tour 11 am and 12 pm I think this is much better as you get to see more ,parking is at the top of the hill and when you arrive take a yellow peg ,if you want...More

Thank j b
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Pleased to have diverted off the beaten track to this NT property. Made very welcome and guides in each room appear quite knowledgeable. Interesting insight into period gentry living

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The house is lovely. Representing a way of life of the gentry in the Lake District, the National Trust now has responsibility for its upkeep. The history goes back 400 plus years and the furniture is mainly from the last 100 years. The Trust carefully...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This recently reopened and rennovated National Trust property in a beautiful part of the Lake District, is off the beaten track but well worth seeking out. It reflects the simple farming life of the times through the lives of George Browne and his family. It...More

Thank George B
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

The people make the place, friendly, informative and very keen! Fantastic house, very interesting interior and collection! Great visit we all enjoyed!

Thank ramseygreen2017
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Michael w
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Response from George B | Reviewed this property |
Not necessary. Ring ahead just to confirm they are goping to be open and then turn up