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Dash Farmhouse - Unique location, Private and Secluded

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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)

Downstairs

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

Upstairs

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

Owner
Eleanor
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Wigton, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wet Room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

5

Perfect Get Away from It All Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with Dash Farmhouse. A charming home, well-equipped, in a gorgeous locale. We particularly enjoyed the rooster who pecked on the kitchen window when we arrived, and the great walks. It was difficult to get to since there was a bridge out on the route we should have taken (which Eleanor warned us about), but the back-up directions were sketchy and we ended up lost and no one answered any of the three phone numbers we'd been provided when we called for help navigating our way to the house. We got there eventually, though, and it was worth it. If you want peace and quiet and stunning views from every window (and lots of sheep around), this is the place for you. I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location and very comfortable house

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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spectacular location for a 'get away from it all' experience

  • 3 of 5

Old property with good facilities such as underfloor heating downstairs (although not working properly in living room), large bath and strong pressure showers. Great views up and down Valley. Open fire but no fuel so had to contact owner to get some. Rather cold the first evening. Great location for walking up and around Skiddaw.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

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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5

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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5

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
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Feb Half Term 2018
10 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£600
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£200
£892
 
 
Easter 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
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£600
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£200
£1,150
 
 
May HT 2018
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
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£600
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£1,150
 
 
summer 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£600
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XMAS 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£600
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£530
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£991
 

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