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Skelgill Farm house

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Skelgill Farmhouse
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Overview
6 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
12 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Skelgill Farm is a large detached house nestled on the lower slopes of Catbells in the Newlands Valley. The origins of the house are lost in time, but sections of the house date back pre 1400s (part of one internal wall is actually bedrock). The house was modified in the 18th century and is pictured in Beatrix Potter’s “The Tale of Mrs Tiggywinkle”. The property has large sash windows giving excellent views of Causey Pike across the valley and Skiddaw to the North. Located at the junction of three public footpaths that lead to Littletown, across the Valley, and to Maiden Moor or Catbells there are numerous walks straight out of the door that are suitable for the most leisurely ambler to the committed hiker. The local pub, the Swinside Inn, can be seen across the valley and is 15 minutes...Skelgill Farm is a large detached house nestled on the lower slopes of Catbells in the Newlands Valley. The origins of the house are lost in time, but sections of the house date back pre 1400s (part of one internal wall is actually bedrock). The house was modified in the 18th century and is pictured in Beatrix Potter’s “The Tale of Mrs Tiggywinkle”. The property has large sash windows giving excellent views of Causey Pike across the valley and Skiddaw to the North. Located at the junction of three public footpaths that lead to Littletown, across the Valley, and to Maiden Moor or Catbells there are numerous walks straight out of the door that are suitable for the most leisurely ambler to the committed hiker. The local pub, the Swinside Inn, can be seen across the valley and is 15 minutes away on foot. Derwent Water is slightly closer, and the mountain bike tracks of Whinlatter are only a short drive away. Keswick is around 15 minutes away by car. The house has 6 bedrooms and can sleep 12 (including a 3-bed kid’s room). It has three bathrooms (including one en-suite), and two toliets. A very large traditional dining room kitchen with an oil-fueled Aga, plus a back kitchen with a modern electric stove. The comfortable lounge has an open fire and massive sofas, also a pool room across the hallway. The large garden has bench seating for 12 for sunny afternoons, and the lack of unnatural light makes it ideal for stargazing. We have most mod cons, including WiFi, currently being upgraded to fiber broadband, dishwasher, washing machine and condenser dryer. There is off road parking for 6 cars. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
One well behaved dog allowed, must be kept down stairs.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Half bath, 2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Caroline & Tom L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2012
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Reviewed April 21, 2021 via mobile

Absolutely loved our stay at Skelgill. Tom and Caroline made it look beautiful, fresh flowers in the rooms and a welcome pack with delicious coffee, wine and cake. They made us feel very welcome. It’s such a great place, we had sun all week and...More

Date of stay: April 2021
1  Thank Helshar
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Rushden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 23, 2020

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Date of stay: August 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020

This house is simply superb! The location itself is spot on, away from the really busy areas but near enough to walk to local shops, pubs, eateries and activities. Cat bells is on your doorstep which as a young family is a great starter climb....More

Date of stay: February 2020
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Reviewed October 31, 2019

The house is in the Newlands Valley which though so beautiful avoids most tourists and yet is very close to Derwent Water and Keswick. The house has a huge kitchen with an aga and a generous living room with open fire. The main bedrooms are...More

Date of stay: October 2019
1  Thank RachelA2099
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Pool Table
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby
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Frequently Asked Questions about Skelgill Farm house

Skelgill Farm house is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. See all property details.

Skelgill Farm house has 4 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Skelgill Farm house has 6 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Skelgill Farm house must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.