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Traditional Family Friendly Farmhouse cottage - sleeps 8

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms with en-suite, mountain views of Great Gable, Friday to Friday

With four large double en-suite bedrooms, two wood burning stoves, a classic ‘living’ farm kitchen, separate ‘character’ dining room and a comfortable, light living room, this is a truly special place to base yourself in the Western Lake District. Out of season, and sometimes in season we can be flexible on booking dates so please ask.

You enter the house from the courtyard via a porch/boot room with plenty of space for coats, boots and walking paraphernalia. From there you enter the large well equipped traditional farm kitchen featuring wood burning cooker, with fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher, high level grill and oven with separate hob and microwave – and just to complete the picture a family sized kitchen table and chairs.

From there you move into the central stairwell that winds its way through the house, illuminated by an enormous window. The dining room is on the same level as the kitchen and is situated in the old larder and salting room – still containing the original sandstone trough that the farmers used to salt their meat.

On the first floor is the living room, with wood burning stove and deep sofas from which to enjoy the last rays of the setting sun. There is a Freeserve digital TV. This room also leads to a porch with separate access to the rear of the house where the tumble drier is kept.

Across the landing is the first bedroom, with kingsize bed where you can simply lie and watch Wasdale unfold before you. The en-suite full sized bathroom, which was the old family bathroom, has a bath with shower over, toilet and wash hand basin. Guests should be aware this is an old fashioned bathroom but has been retained by the owners as it is deemed part of the character of this old property.

The second floor contains bedrooms two and three. Bedroom two, with kingsize double, has even better views of Wasdale and an en-suite containing bath with shower over, toilet and wash hand basin. Bedroom three features an ‘Austrian Double’ bed – a super kingsize double that can ingeniously be split into 2 separate single beds. The ensuite shower room has a quadrant shower cubicle, toilet and wash hand basin.

Bedroom four occupies the entire attic space converted into a spacious room with two large velux windows bathing it in light and providing – yet again – outstanding views of Wasdale. Another ‘Austrian Double’ provides additional flexibility to the accommodation, there is a futon for occasional use, a small seating area and the en-suite bathroom contains a bath, toilet and wash hand basin.

The Farm House has a pressurised hot water system ensuring powerful showers, and oil fired central heating completes the comfort, yet the house still retains its essential character as an old Cumbrian building as many features have been retained in order not to lose the character of what is essentially a homely, spacious and relaxing house.


Outside there is ample off road parking and the Farm House has its own lawned area which is ideal for catching the afternoon sun. Garden furniture is available to make the most of this external space. Chairs are kept in the garden shed.

Hallflat Farm welcomes well-behaved dogs; we charge £20 a week for each dog. The area also has a wealth of walks suitable for dogs and most of the pubs in the area are dog friendly, including our local, the Bridge Inn


The Farm House bookings run from Friday to Friday and there is a no smoking policy. Prices are per week unless otherwise stated and include gas, electricity and bed linen but not towels. We can accommodate long weekends or mid-week breaks. Normally the farmhouse is let out for 8 guests, but sometimes with prior agreement we can take extra guests as there are two futons which can be made up as beds. For each additional person the charge is £20 per week/stay.


There are plenty of walks on public footpaths nearby, indeed a path crosses the garden and the field at the back of the house, this footpath goes to Hall Santon. There are many walking books kept at the house for use by the guests.

More Details

Property Manager
Tony Sartorius (Manager)
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

Why Tony Sartorius (Manager) chose West Lakes & Cumbrian Coast

The farmhouse provides comfortable roomy accommodation in the beautiful Wasdale Valley. Only a short walk away is The Bridge Inn, there are views of Great Gable and Scafell Pike and other mountains of the Western Lakes are nearby. The Eskdale Valley is only a short drive away.

The beach at Drigg offers beautiful sand dunes and there is a wealth of other attractions such as Muncaster Castle and the Lal Ratty railway. Short breaks are available November to March, excluding Christmas and New Year, and on a last minute basis from April to October. We can also offer 2 or 3 bedroom occupancy at lower rates.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The property is spacious and retains the traditional features of a lakeland farmhouse with a roomy kitchen as well as a large dining room, perfect for winding down after energetic walks on the fells. This area has England's deepest lake, Wastwater, England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and the Bridge Inn nearby hosts the 'World's Biggest Liar Competition' each autumn.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)


Cosy and well-equipped for big groups

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 8 people and there was plenty of room for all of us. We were impressed by the facilities and the lovely, big but cosy lounge with a fire. It is the perfect place for large groups and has everything you need. The heating system works really well and the place seemed very warm for a large old property.Apart from that, of course the location is perfect for exploring the lake district and the local pub is very friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, we're very glad you enjoyed your winter stay at Hallflat Farmhouse, in Santon Bridge. I'm sure others will agree with you that Wasdale is a very friendly place to visit, and the farmhouse and local pub are just the place to relax in the evening by a warm fire after an energetic walk up the fells. We're glad you found the facilities welcoming, the views from the house are stunning too, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Regards Tony (Manager)
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  • 5 of 5

Location is ideal for the western lakes,eskdale valley,Duddon,Wastwater ,ennerdale and buttermere not too far.

Great pubs in the area.

As for the house,charming,relaxing,everything you need,superbly equiped and spotless.


Tony the manager is most helpful and accomodating.

George and Libby Skellern

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay at the farmhouse. It certainly is a special area being located so near the Scafell Peaks, and with the added bonus of the sea only a few miles away and selection of great traditional pubs. We're glad you found the house relaxing, the old-worlde charm dates back to the old pack horse days of the 19th century. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Tony
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Lovely location, bit of a hickledy pickledy house.....

  • 2 of 5

it's a smashing location in a beautiful and unspoilt part of the Lakes but we felt the house left something to be desired given the consistently excellent reviews....it's a bit rough around the edges, unfinished floor surfaces in kitchen, exposed copper heating pipes coming out of the floor in main bedroom, 2x2 timber battening to kitchen units, main en suite bathroom needs upgrading.........on the other hand I'm sure large families with young children ( and dogs) will love it precisely because it's not pristine and 'untouchable'.......so by all means stay there but let's not pretend it's a sophisticated top class farmhouse....

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments about your holiday in September. I agree the farmhouse is set in a strikingly beautiful and tranquil part of the Western Lake District but I’m sorry that the building did not meet your expectations. I should point out though that nowhere has it been described as a sophisticated top class farmhouse. It is clear on the website that the building is a ‘traditional family friendly farmhouse’; indeed it was built in the early part of the 19th century. Certainly it is true that it has not been over modernised or gentrified and the reason for that is to retain its old world charm, and what is essentially a warm, homely, relaxing and spacious building in the most beautiful of locations. I agree with you, the farmhouse is suitable for large families, groups of friends sharing a walking holiday, and their pets too. I take on board your comments and will rectify any areas of wear & tear where needed. Kind Regards Tony (Manager)
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Lovely, warm and spacious

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful stay and were blessed with fantastic weather. The house is comfortable and well appointed with some lovely features. We were able to do excellent walks from the house and it is a bonus being able to walk to the local pub! Would thoroughly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect walking weekend venue

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 6 friends stayed for 3 nights in early Oct. The house is large and very nicely decorated and furnished, a 3 minute walk to the local pub, and perfectly located for walking in the NW Lakes (20 min drive to Wasdale Head).

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant farmhouse in a beautiful and ideal location

  • 4 of 5

The house had everything we needed, all the facilities you would expect and lots of space to eat and socialise together. Fantastic location for coast and western lakes. Would have been 5* except the 'dogs downstairs only' policy was tricky to manage with no door too keep them down there and the kitchen door had no catch. Otherwise highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Jan 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Bank Holiday
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer/Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

You can pay online via the website or if you prefer we take bank transfers electronically or cheques.
Key Arrangements will be made with each guest.
Pets are normally charged at £10 per pet.
Sometimes there are late deals at attractive prices, so if you are notified that only a 7 day booking is allowed but you want a shorter booking contact the owner who will try to be flexible particularly if it's very near the dates you want.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Santon Bridge in Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , This is the old family bathroom and is old fashioned.
  • Each bedroom has its own en-suite.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Can be configured to large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Can be configured to large double bed
  • There are 4 double bedrooms which can be arranged as 2 doubles and 2 twin-bedded rooms.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
We inform our guests that the farm is not on mains drainage and has a septic tank, similar to many other properties in the district.

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