Fabulous Large Farmhouse With Views Set In The Second Largest Area Of Outstanding Beauty In Europe
A Peaceful Paradise With Fantastic Wildlife, Scenery And Easy Access To Wide Ranging Activities
Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms)
£ 695 - £ 1500
At a glance
A hidden gem Littlethwaite offers luxury accommodation with all the benefits of home comforts. All the living rooms give different atmospheres aimed at creating a sense of total relaxation. The kitchen which opens onto a large conservatory with easy seating for 12 or more has every catering need and panoramic views. Its unique location just above Argill Beck a special conservation park and medieval woodland is home to an array of wild birds, roaming deer and beautiful butterflies. A magic fragrant landscape where wild orchids grow with swathes of primroses and banks of bluebells when in season. the variety of places you can visit from this base are never ending from a unique underground shopping experience at Rheged to a wild and wonderful labyrinth The Forbidden Corner or just indulge in the local ice cream parlour beneath Brough Castle. In the evenings there are lots places to eat out locally just a ten minute drive or takeaways from Indian; Chinese or traditional fish and chips!
Bedroom 1 with super king bed and en-suite.
Bedrooms 2 and 3 with double bed.
Bedroom 4 with twin beds.
Bedroom 5 luxury double sofabed.
En-suite jack and jill style to Bedroom 1 and 2 with luxury double walk in Merlin power rain shower Italian marble tiles.
Family bathroom with extra long Heritage bath and over shower; twin basins and double mira power shower with Italian marble tiles.
Top of the range pearl granite dining table for 6. Lieber double American fridge freezer, Bosch and Miele dishwashers, coffee making machine, Kenwood mixer, double oven range and microwave toaster and sandwich maker all chef utensils.
Washing machine, tumble dryer iron and ironing board and airer for clothes.
Sleepy living room with two sofas armchair foot stool large screen digital TV Sky HD, DVD player and wide range of latest DVDs to watch in front of roaring fire! Dining area with yew tree suite for fine dining. Lit by French crystal chandeliers.
Conservatory with seating for 12 or more underfloor heating and views take you to another place of total relaxation watching wildlife against wild landscapes and dramatic skies.
Luxury towels both bath sheets and hand Egyptian cotton bed linen; goose down pillows for extra comfort. The property is cleaned weekly on departure but can be provided additionally by negotiation for midweek.
Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine.
Cable, Central Heating, Internet Access, Satellite, TV.
There is a ground floor bedroom with toilet and washbasin facility opposite but steps down to the property (three) would prove difficult for wheelchair access.
A delightful wrap around garden packed with a wide range of plants and established trees which all add to the charm at Littlethwaite. Double barbeque with seating for 12 and a separate table for a more intimate meal under the stars. Through either gate you are in the land of extraordinary beauty with walks to live for. Down in the Beck you will find your soul whilst listening to the stillness of an untouched place except for the sound of waterfalls and birdsong.
There is so much to discover in this landscape whether you are a group needing a real restful break or wild family looking for adventure it is all here.
Important notes on accommodation
Hampers can be arranged.
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|11 November 2011 - 16 December 2011||£ 695.00||3|
|17 December 2011 - 10 January 2012||£ 1025.00||-|
|11 January 2012 - 8 March 2012||£ 795.00||3|
|9 March 2012 - 29 June 2012||£ 895.00||3|
|30 June 2012 - 15 September 2012||£ 1025.00||-|
|16 September 2012 - 17 October 2012||£ 795.00||3|
|17 October 2012 - 10 November 2012||£ 1025.00||-|
|11 November 2012 - 16 December 2012||£ 795.00||-|
|17 December 2012 - 13 January 2013||£ 1250.00||-|
|14 January 2013 - 16 February 2013||£ 795.00||-|
|17 February 2013 - 24 March 2013||£ 975.00||-|
|25 March 2013 - 30 April 2013||£ 1025.00||-|
|1 May 2013 - 30 June 2013||£ 1250.00||-|
|1 July 2013 - 15 September 2013||£ 1500.00||-|
|15 September 2013 - 15 December 2013||£ 795.00||-|
|15 December 2013 - 15 January 2014||£ 1500.00||-|
We prefer Friday as a start to the booking. Arrival time is flexible. We are happy to consider all options if it is possible.
We can take payment for booking by Paypal (please request website). Or we can accept payment by bank transfer. We can only hold a provisional booking for 24 hours. 50% is payable on booking with the balance due 6 weeks prior to your start date. Bookings within 6 weeks of the start of your holiday require full payment. Bookings cancelled less than 6 weeks prior to the start date payments are non refundable.
Farmhouse in Stainmore, Nr. Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England
About the area
Whether it is a trip to the east or west coasts we are about an hour and a half from some of the most spectacular sandy beaches in England. As a family we have had many a fantabulous day out. It requires an early start but it is so worth it!!
Special Interest Holidays
During the year we hold special events under the banner of ~The Eden Conservatory. These are weekend courses in the main for women and are about self discovery and the imagination/creativity. We have guest speakers and complementary health services and link events to our friends at Augill Castle.
How to get there
Both Manchester and Newcastle Airports are about one hour 20 minutes away from Littlethwaite.
Six minutes to the local 24/7 shop in Brough for all main grocery/newspaper/video hire etc. 10 minutes to Kirkby Stephen our market town with every facility including supermarkets; restaurants; several coffee shops; gift shops; antique and speciality shops; pubs and even a health club/spa.
5 mins to Augill Castle our friends with fantastic eating events weddings etc. 8 mins to Church Brough Ice Cream Parlour... oh so wicked! 20-30 mins to waterfalls, lake, museums and 70 tourist spotslights!
About the Owner
Our family lives permanently in Somerset although we love our holiday and weekends away including our beloved Littlethwaite Farmhouse. We have three dogs, a cat and chickens and love the rural life but enjoy true comfort and modern day conveniences. We are a highly creative family and all the children are musical and actors too! Entertainment; parties and special events are always on the calender. We are very lucky that we hold special venues at Littlethwaite through The Eden Conservatory a special educational cutting edge social enterprise which fills up our spare time.
Year property purchased:
Why this location?
We purchased Littlethwaite in 2004 after months of searching Cumbria and North Yorkshire for our rural idyllic retreat when we discovered the Eden Valley. As advertised by the tourism office it is a hidden gem that offers some of the most outstanding countryside in the North. With a teenage family we wanted easy access to a wide range of activities and services as well as peace and tranquility. We completely renovated the property, installing a large kitchen with a specially designed granite dining table which leads onto the conservatory with views that take your breath away. Our first Christmas it snowed and again it was magic for us. We live in Somerset and relish our times at Littlethwaite. Our visitors comments share our own view that this is "a very special place".
What are the unique benefits of the property?
So many things to do locally, first of course is to simply enjoy the most amazing scenery. The house sits in the second largest area of outstanding natural beauty in Europe. Argill Beck a few minutes walk from the gardens; a woodland since medieaval times is almost untouched with wild birds, roaming deer,and beautiful butterflies amongst the fragrant wild orchids. Kirkby Stephen the nearby market town offers lots of places to wine and dine. 15 minutes to Barnard Castle and the famous Bowes museum or drive up to Tan Hill the highest pub in England with musical events and sheep in the bar! Not forgetting the Lakes and local award winning Ullswater Steamers with cruises. Waterfalls too many to mention. Home made ice cream at Church Brough and Divine Cakes and tea at Augill Castle next door!
Send an enquiry to the owner for booking or further information
Property Ref E4017
(UNITED KINGDOM) +44 07811154462
Languages spoken: English.
When contacting the owner please mention that you saw this property on Owners Direct Website.
This advertiser joined Owners Direct in November 2011,
and has advertised this property with us since November 2011.