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Dash Farmhouse - Unique location, Private and Secluded



Updated: 16-Oct-2016
Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.

The Dash is an unspoiled traditional hill farm, completely secluded, and located on the northern side of Skiddaw. "Perhaps one of the rare places you can see the sea, a waterfall and a lake all in one view!!"

The farm nestles at the foot of the famous Whitewater Dash waterfall which sits at the head of Dash Valley looking down to Bassenthwaite Lake and on to the Solway Coast and to Scotland in the distance.

Set in 150 acres of private farmland, the property has a garden and there is direct access on to the open fell.

Summary of Accommodation

The ground floor of the house has underfloor heating throughout. Upstairs is centrally heated with radiators.

Sleeps 6/8 (6 adults plus children) (with cot and high chair provided at no charge)


Kitchen with Aga Range cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, microwave, washing machine and dryer

Cosy Sitting Room with Open Fire

Dining Room with farmhouse table and chairs .

Wet room with lavatory

Drying room


Bedroom 1 with Double Bed

Bedroom 2 with Double Bed

Bedroom 3 with Super Kingsize or Twin Beds

Bathroom with bath, shower and lavatory

All bedrooms furnished with wardrobe and chest of drawers.

No one would dispute that the area is a veritable paradise for walkers and climbers, but it also must be said there are a great many fascinating places to visit by car.

Fortunately for us, the vast majority of visitors don't venture further north than Keswick. The Dash is perhaps only a 15 minute drive north of Keswick and yet the area and roads are perfectly quiet and still.

Places to Visit:-

•Osprey nesting viewpoint, Bassenthwaite

•Trotters World of Animals, Bassenthwaite

•Cumberland Pencil Museum at Keswick

•Wordsworth House, Cockermouth

•Jennings Brewery Tour, Cockermouth

•Keswick Launch (on Derwentwater)

•Cars of the Stars Museum, Keswick

•Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

•Carlisle Castle and Tullie House Museum

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English

6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


A charming and well equiped farmhouse in a remote location with wonderful views.

  • 5 of 5

We took a variety of walks from the door as well as traveling further afield. There were good places to eat nearby- walking to the local pub was one option. We enjoyed spotting the ospreys from the lookout point in Dodd Woods. The Theatre by the Lake in Keswick provided good entertainment and the Friday market in Keswick was worth a visit.

The farmhouse made the perfect base for our holiday with 6 adults. The drying facilities helped us cope with inclement weather. All the rooms are spacious and so we didn't feel crowded.

I would definitely recommend this as a location for those who want to get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful, unique location and fabulous owners!

  • 5 of 5

The Dash Farmhouse was an amazing experience for our entire group! The adults loved the peaceful location many, many miles away from city and the kids really enjoyed the endless sheep and friendly rooster who became their best friend. The owners did a great job making us feel welcome asking often during our stay what we needed... and we never took them up on the offer as the farmhouse was in great condition and we felt welcomed from the first minute we arrived. This is truly a wonderful location to escape from city living!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location! Excellent Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the stay very much. Excellent location. It is a paradise in a remote location. Enjoyed the walk to the Dash Falls..

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An amazing stay in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

The setting of Dash Farmhouse took our breath away - it is stunning from every direction. Wonderful walking right from the door. The house is beautiful and packed full of character. Lovely big bedrooms and bathrooms - all very comfortable. We really appreciated the chocolates and wine and huge bowl of fruit left for us. Owners are close by and respond quickly to any problems. Would love to stay again - a long weekend just wasn't enough and wouldn't hesitate to recommend

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

As long as your looking for somewhere remote, this is your place. very well kept house, feels more like you are living in somebody's summer house rather than a holiday let. great access to to Skiddaw straight from your doorstep. stunning views out from your bedroom window

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Couldn't ask for a better place

  • 5 of 5

The VRBO write-up is way too modest. The house is perfectly situated on a truly enormous stretch of hilly and dramatic land, with sheep wandering through the back yard and a rooster who likes to peer in the kitchen window. There's great hiking right from the back door. The house itself is beautiful and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The Sun Inn, Bassenthwaite at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Penrith at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : Penrith at 15 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Sun Inn Bassenthwaite at 2 Miles Car: recommended


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October half term
21 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2016
31 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
xmas / new year
17 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 16-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Wet Room


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Terrace
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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