View towards the property
Perfect spot for alfresco dining
Lounge with beamed ceiling and woodburner
Dining area
2nd lounge with wood burner
Spacious and homely
Kitchen with 2nd dining area
Laundry facilities
View to the lake
Double bedroom with en-suite shower
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
2nd twin bedroom
Ideal for scenic walks
1 / 16  View towards the property
2 / 16  Perfect spot for alfresco dining
3 / 16  Lounge with beamed ceiling and woodburner
4 / 16  Dining area
5 / 16  2nd lounge with wood burner
6 / 16  Spacious and homely
7 / 16  Kitchen with 2nd dining area
8 / 16  Laundry facilities
9 / 16  View to the lake
10 / 16  Double bedroom with en-suite shower
11 / 16  En-suite
12 / 16  Double bedroom
13 / 16  Twin bedroom
14 / 16  Bathroom
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16 / 16  Ideal for scenic walks

Horrock Wood Farm

Watermillock, Lake District
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
VE 4 star Gold
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: LCC27


Horrock Wood Farm lies above the western shore of Ullswater. Considered by many to be the most beautiful of all the lakes, the farmhouse has the most wonderful outlook. Set just above the lake, your view is filled by nearby meadow, a shimmering glint of water and a backdrop of fell and mountain, where the mood and atmosphere, colour and hue change with the time of year.

A 16th century detached farmhouse and barns; Horrock Wood Farm has been completely refurbished to offer guests a super house, set in the very heart of the Lake District. Views and quality recognised by the Visit England 4 Star Gold Star, make this farmhouse perfect for your lakeland holiday.

For me the excitement starts with the approach from the lake road, along a private cinder track, where the house can be seen ahead nestling by a stand of trees and ancient barns, the whole creating the perfect picture of a private lake district retreat. At the end of the track you swing into the old farmyard and through a gate to park behind the house.

The adjacent barns are in use by a local farmer but you are welcome to potter about under the shady trees or by the little beck that runs nearby. A little path passes between the house and a private unused barn and opens out to the terrace garden. You can enter through the main hall door, the large French doors or, if coming in from the fells, perhaps the kitchen door at the rear of the house.

The Living Spaces

Let us start by going in through the kitchen door. You step into a large laundry room, ideal for storage, off which you also have a downstairs shower with a separate WC with basin. From here you walk into the kitchen. Well-furnished and equipped, where with most mod cons' the space is perfect for preparing light lunches and fabulous suppers. From the kitchen you enter a large dining / sitting room.

To one end of the room, under a canopy of oak beams, there is a fine table set with eight chairs. To the other a large plump sofa and armchair placed around a log burning stove set into the original fireplace. The large window, with its double doors, opens out to the enclosed paved garden where the views are simply the best.

From the dining room you step into the entrance hall and across to a further sitting room. Big sofas are set around a roaring open fire giving lots of atmosphere, making the room perfect to tuck up with friends and family to relax, talk, play games, read or watch a movie.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

From the hall the stairway winds up to the first floor. Off a long corridor lie the four bedrooms and the family bathroom with bath, overhead shower, basin and WC. You can choose from either of the two double bedrooms, one having an en-suite shower room, or maybe one of the two twin bedded rooms. All are very well furnished and very comfortable, each offering perfect views.

Garden Spaces

Finally, back outside you have the enclosed terrace garden, which looks directly over to the lake and fells and I can think of no better backdrop to an evening meal alfresco.

For me this is one of the finest houses in the Lake District, offering the perfect retreat for families and friends. It will be as much a delight to enjoy the property as it will to explore the surrounding natural beauty of the National Park, and I am sure this delightful house will please all who come and stay.

The Location

Ullswater is considered by many to be our most beautiful lake. A nine-mile serpentine body of water, it snakes its way north under the lea of the most magnificent fells and mountain.

On the western shores lie the three villages. Patterdale and Glenridding lie to the south, with Pooley Bridge at the northern head. Between them they offer shops, cafes and inns, the latter serving excellent local brews.

Boats can be hired to get you out onto the water, alternatively take a trip on one of the three steamers that cruise the lake.

There are walks to suit all abilities. The eastern shore has no road for much of its length, offering one of the best walks in the National Park. For the more adventurous there are some big fells along with the famous Helvellyn and the precipitous Striding Edge – please do take a good map and observe mountain safety guidelines.

Further afield you have the town of Keswick on the shores of Derwentwater offering plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants and inns along with the fabulous Theatre On The Lake.

All in all, there is a much to see and do, both around the lake and nearby areas, towns and villages where to get the best from your visit it is well worth investing in a few good guides and maps.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 2 twins
  • Bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • En-suite shower room with shower and WC to one of the double rooms
  • Ground floor shower room with shower and WC
  • TV/DVD, hi-fi, and iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner and open fire - logs are available from owner by prior request
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome, 3 by arrangement
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars, with further spaces available in the farmyard
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • £200 refundable security deposit payable prior to arrival

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Hanno

We've just returned from a week's stay at Horrock Wood Farm. We had a wonderful time. The house was great: comfortable, very spacious and exactly as described on the website. The location is excellent too: fantastic walks everywhere, easy access to the towns and villages and some very nice places to out eat too (The Gate Inn in Yanwath, Another PlaRead morece in Watermillock and the Mardale Inn in Brampton) Thank you very much for a very relaxing break and we would love to return! Hide

Reviewed by Kate August 2017

We've enjoyed our time once again at Horrock Wood Farm as a family. It is a spacious and comfortable and secluded stone farm house with beautiful scenery all around. It is also convenient with so many activities in the Ullswater lake area within easy driving distance - hiking the various local paths and fells, canoeing and kayaking on the lake, ponRead morey trekking and also local food stores and pubs. Hide

Reviewed by Tim Whittingdale August 2017

We had a great time and look forward to returning next year.Everything was as described on your excellent website.

Reviewed by Alan July 2016

Our stay was wonderful what a fabulous and practical house it is, Horrock Wood Farm was luxurious, practical and a perfect fit for our party of grandparents, parents and children. The trip was a surprise 60th birthday party for my wife and a week later she is still smiling at how we managed to pull it off - and the house played a key part in makingRead more the week a success. Thank you once again. Hide

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View towards the property
Perfect spot for alfresco dining
Lounge with beamed ceiling and woodburner
Dining area
2nd lounge with wood burner
Spacious and homely
Kitchen with 2nd dining area
Laundry facilities
View to the lake
Double bedroom with en-suite shower
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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