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Gill Head Farm Pet-Friendly Cottage in Troutbeck Near Penrith, Cumbria

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sleeps 10
4 rooms
4 bathrooms

Gill Head Farm Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Gill Head Farm is a superb detached farmhouse in stunning surroundings near the hamlet of Troutbeck, a few miles from Penrith, Keswick and Ullswater. There are four en-suite bedrooms, two with king-size doubles, one which can be a super king-size double or a twin, and one twin. There are a kitchen, two dining rooms, one with additional comfy seating and woodburner, along with a sitting room with woodburner. Outside is an enclosed garden, a few yards from the front door, and the facilities of the owners' caravan and camping site are also at your disposal, including additional laundry facilities, a children's play area and small seasonal shop. Gill Head Farm makes a wonderful year-round base for the northern Lakes.

Troutbeck near Penrith is a small hamlet with a scattering of buildings and farms, and a local inn. The hamlet lies within easy reach of Penrith, Keswick and beautiful Ullswater. It is also well placed for Scafell Pike, Striding Edge, Rheged Visitor Centre and the rest of the lovely Lake District.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Oil central heating with woodburning stoves in sitting room and second dining room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 5 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, CDs, DVDs and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stoves inc. in rent. Additional fuel available on honesty box basis. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Ample off road parking. Enclosed garden 10 yards from front door with patio and furniture. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 10 mins walk. Note: Gill Farm is a working farm, which operates a caravan and camping site on the grounds. The cottage is some 100 yards from the edge of the caravan and camping areas. On site there is a small shop (open Apr - Oct) from which you can get milk, bread and farm fresh eggs etc, as well as a lovely children's play area. On-site laundry facilities (coin-operated) available if required. Bike storage on request. Note: Max 8 adults. Sofa beds suitable for children only. Note: Check-in 4pm.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • On a farm

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Mrs Bavin
December 2015
Gill Head Farm is spacious, comfortable and homely with lovely wood burning fires.
Ms Bamford
May 2016
The cottage was lovely and cosy with lovely friendly owners. It was nice and dog friendly, fabulous to see the red squirrels and so many other animals.
Mrs Fife
August 2015
We enjoyed absolutely everything about this holiday! The cottage is just perfect and the setting is beautiful! It has everything you could possibly need, a real home from home, and the beds are so comfy! Just loved it! It's in a great location with easy access to lots of lovely places. Couldn't fault it at all!
Mr Hall
September 2015
Excellent location and a beautiful cottage.
Mr Howarth
November 2014
A really lovely house, perfect for two families or 4 couples. There was lots of space and plenty of privacy. Cosy and warm with lots of character. Well situated.
Mrs Mulligan-lang
January 2015
A fantastic holiday property. Massive for just the two of us that stayed there but would be a great location for families who wanted to explore what the Lake District has to offer. Ideally located between Keswick and Penrith. Will definitely be returning with more people. It was also great to be on a working farm and see all the animals.
Mr Patel
March 2015
Gill Head Farm in general, is absolutely amazing - a beautiful and well-maintained building. The cottage is situated on a farm with views to the open countryside. It was attractive and clean and very spacious for the 7 of us. The beds were comfy and there was plenty of hot water for everyone. There was plenty of room for all of us and we never felt that we were on top of each other. In the day we visited the nearby lake and then hiked around the area, both a 15 minute drive away. The grounds of Gill Head Farm are gorgeous. We cooked for ourselves every day and the cottage was large enough that we could all sit and eat together. The owner was very welcoming and was a great host, we hope to return in the near future.
Mr Dumelow
April 2015
A beautiful cottage on a working farm. Couldn't have been better; wonderful setting and friendly owners, great all round.
Miss Barge
May 2015
A beautiful cottage in an excellent location, perfect for what we needed. The owner was very friendly and helpful.
Ms Warren-Jones
July 2015
Gill Head Farm is a beautiful cottage and the perfect spot for a larger group. The owners were friendly and helpful and the house was immaculate and full of character. We had a wonderful break and I didn't want to leave!
Mrs Jones
May 2014
We liked the en-suite bedrooms and the spacious rooms in the cottage. There was plenty of hot water and a lovely log fire. A great place for a family get together, would definitely go again.
Mrs Allen-Ridge
July 2013
The house was amazing and we are hoping to go back again soon. We had a wide range of ages in our party there and it was perfect. Can't wait to go back. The owners were so helpful. A great place to get away from the stress for everyone and go walking or just play in the river.
Mr Gosden
August 2013
What a wonderful week. Everyone at the farm made us welcome and they went out of their way to make our holiday a great one. Fantastic setting, comfy beds, plenty of room and well equipped. A hidden gem of a place that needs no 'tinkering' as it would loose its charm. Central to most tourist attractions and east access to the motorway.
July 2013
We received a lovely welcome and we knew we could always get the owners help if needed despite being a busy farm and campsite. The home was lovely, it had lots of character and rustic yet the facilities that make it a comfortable home. We loved being in the countryside, it was quiet yet not too far from nearby towns, markets and superstores. If you love to walk and be outside you are near some of the loveliest scenery and views in the Lake District. If you like farmyard animals you have them right on your doorstep. We loved being on a working farm and near to places of interest. We found the kitchen to be quite small and it was a bit inconvenient to have to use the paid for laundry facilities for the campsite rather than having facilities in the home. This however would not put us off staying again.
Mrs Blackbourne
January 2014
The cottage was delightful and beautifully decorated for Christmas. The owners very helpful and thoughtful. The surrounding countryside is stunning. Log fires kept us very cosy and there was plenty of fuel. Dining and lounge facilities excellent!
Mrs Short
October 2013
The cottage was ideal for our family get together. Would recommend, as great all round.
Ms Wild
January 2013
The property was cosy and decorated beautifully with tasteful Christmas decorations. Was really welcoming and would love to go there again. Very highly recommended particularly for wintery nights after long walks.
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