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An elegant farmhouse with lovely features including open fires, beamed ceilings, a private hot tub and extensive countryside views.

Definitely off the beaten track, this wonderful holiday home stands in the most beautiful of settings. Lying to the western side of Corney Fell, which is dominated by Black Combe, you will enjoy the most extensive views. The former Foldgate Farmhouse, nestles around a courtyard with outhouse and stables, and has been extensively refurbished. The farmhouse has lovely features - wooden and flagged floors, beams and open fires and has been warmly decorated and furnished with style and great attention to comfort. This welcoming home from home will be a haven to relax and unwind, enjoy the views from the private outdoor hot tub or decked areas; or just curl up on the sofa and read a book by the fire. Alternatively, there are plenty of attractions for you to visit in the nearby locality. The small town of Bootle is just 1½ miles with shops and pubs, the lakes Wastwater, Ennerdale and Coniston are all within a 20 minute drive. The coast is 2 miles, Muncaster and Ravenglass 5 miles. Golf and riding nearby. Shop and restaurant 11/2 miles, pub 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living room with beams and wooden floor. 2 steps down to dining room/kitchen with beams and flagged floor. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 double with 2 additional singles, 1 twin (zip and link). Bathroom with jacuzzi bath and toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: 1 double bedroom with beams, sloping ceiling and en-suite shower room with toilet.

Open fire in living room and woodburner in second living room (initial fuel included October-March). Oil central heating and electricity included (£35per week, £15 per short break October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Video. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Aga. Microwave. Washing machine. dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Garden and furniture. Two decked areas. Barbecue. Play area. Balcony with private covered hot tub for 6 (can be accessed from first floor double bedroom). Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. Two dogs welcome (sheep country). No smoking.

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Hot TubHot Tub
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 06/06/2016
    We can't speak more highly of the property and the amenities on site, set out in truly breathtaking scenery! With a large two-tier west facing decking (combined with the hot tub) to the rear of the building, we sat out in glorious sunshine until 9:30pm. It was a surprise for my sisters 40th, and a special thanks to the proprietor Ian, who was a huge help in accommodating four of us with an early check-in, to enable us to decorate the farm with balloons, photo's, banners and bunting, ahead of my sisters imminent arrival!! The fell road between Duddon Bridge and Corney is spectacular, if not a little hairy and is a must, weather permitting. We'll be back!!!!! Thanks Rob, Kelly & family (Tyne & Wear)

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 22/05/2016
    Fab weekend break, suited our needs perfectly. Deco is a bit tired but in no way did it spoil anything about our stay! Don't want posh when 10/12 adults in and out of the house and hot tub.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/04/2016
    We loved this farmhouse and found it very spacious, comfortable and well equiped. The kitchen was fantastic for a big group with everything you might need - it even had 2 fridge-freezers, dishwasher, microwave, oven and an aga. There wasn't much there in terms of food and toilet supplies so make sure you take your own tea bags, salt, oil, toilet roll etc. The BT line and Wi-fi weren't working but owner was trying hard to get that fixed. The 2nd lounge was useful as a quiet room. The hot tub was a lovely bonus and location good for exploring South West Lakes but roads rather narrow in places.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/02/2016
    I would thoroughly recommend Foldgate as an ideal getaway for anyone looking to escape the daily grind. The farm house itself is well equipped and is a real home from home. The local area offers great walks with stunning views and a great friendly local pub. Ian who owns the property is very accommodating and only to happy to help. The hot tub is great! Thanks for a fantastic stay!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 21/01/2016
    This is a wonderful cottage and everyone in our group really enjoyed their stay. It is beautifully decorated and we were plenty warm. The beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms are great (I can recommend the jacuzzi type bath). The kitchen is well stocked to serve a large group and we made good use of the large pans to make some big stews and soups. The caretakers were lovely and showed us how to look after the aga, they also checked in each day to top up the coal supply for it and check on the hot tub. Our only niggles were the wifi which was unfortunately not working, although this was almost certainly the fault of BT, not the owners - and a common problem in any rural area. The dishwasher didn't seem too great and struggled even when we rinsed everything first - but it didn't cause us any bother. Some useful tips for future visitors - be aware that the nearby pub The Brown Cow Inn, is around a mile on foot but this is a private road/footpath so the drive is much longer and it can be muddy (definitely worth the walk though - great pub and lovely food). Take care approaching Foldgate with a SatNav - it is best to stick to the coast road. The inland route which diverges at Duddon Bridge/Broadgate and approaches from the East can be above the snowline in winter and would be inadvisable in the dark to unfamiliar drivers. We encountered some abandoned cars when we opted to take the route on the return in daylight. We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Foldgate. The walks in the area are spectacular and the scenery is amazing. A hot tub in the freezing cold of winter is a great experience. I cannot recommend this place enough and I'm sure we will be back.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2015
    Yes we all enjoyed the cottage, very cosy and family orientated.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/11/2015
    Great spot for wanted just let down by leaky washing machine and noisy extractor fans, but everyone in our party enjoyed the "farmhouse weekend"

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/11/2015
    We had a lovely time at Foldgate... We would highly recommend a stay there. We found the place to be very warm and welcoming on arrival. A lovely big kitchen and a hot tub, perfect for a family get together.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/10/2015
    Lovely house with loads of space

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/10/2015
    We visited for a friends 30th and had an amazing time loved the cottage and hot tub was amazing would defo go back and recommend to others

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 11/10/2015
    We had a great stay at Foldgate and would recommend it to friends and family.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2015
    Beautiful cottage, amazing location, well equipped, would definitely recommend.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thanks for your lovely comments and very happy you all enjoyed your stay. Please do spread the word and hopefully we can welcome you back one day very soon.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/09/2015
    11 of us enjoyed a fantastic weekend in the lakes, using this cottage as our base. Value for money was excellent and the cottage was everything we needed. Ian the manager/owner was genuinely a perfect host who couldn't of helped us enough. The only downside was the "20 min drive to coniston" Which took at least 40. Otherwise we had a great time and I would most certainly recommend.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; It was great to meet you and your party, you were excellent guests, thanks for your comments and very happy you all enjoyed your stay. Access to the western lakes is great with Coniston and central lakes a comfortable drive, although for some it make take a little longer!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2015
    We had good weather which meant that the evenings were spent sitting in the hot tub and chilling. Kitchen was the hub of our time there which was very well equipped and clean. Beds were really comfortable. The housekeepers were very friendly and helpful.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and our caretakers loved meeting you and your wonderful motorbikes. We hope to see you again in the not too distant future.

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