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Unexpected find in the local brochure, and so glad we went. Lovely warm and welcoming house with so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jenny C
Quirky little museum

An interesting little museum, with excellent volunteers, well worth a visit. See how the farming... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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Atmospheric farmhouse full of quirky objects and fascinating stories The Brownes of Townend in the Troutbeck Valley were just an ordinary farming family: but their home and belongings bring to life more than 400 years of extraordinary stories. As...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unexpected find in the local brochure, and so glad we went. Lovely warm and welcoming house with so much history of everyday people. The guides were really friendly and knowledgeable and the cafe in the village a short stroll away did good lunches and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 3 October 2018

An interesting little museum, with excellent volunteers, well worth a visit. See how the farming community lived and worked, and aspired to better things

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank redhammer69
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We only recently joined the NT so this was our first “building” visit. We walked over Wansfell from Ambleside, called in to the post office cafe in Troutbeck for some lunch and then walked the 5 minutes to Townend. I wasn’t sure how our 10...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

The location was not easy to find ,poor signage ,but it was well worth going there very interesting place ,and the guides very knowledgeable,friendly .To see how farmers survived years ago was an eye opener .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Glyn J
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

How people lived through time intrigues me more than most topics. This house, which has been occupied for more than 400 years by farmers, brings to life! Absolutely great tour guide, very knowledgeable, well spoken and patient. Make sure you get there early and sign...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alwaysmoving_8
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Very welcoming and knowledgeable guides at this unusual NT property. Approach needs more signage near the property and the access road is narrow and steep, certainly not for the faint hearted.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank taffUk
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Being National Trust members, 4 of us decided to visit and took a long walk to this historic farmhouse. We arrived in time for the 11am guided tour. The guide was very welcoming and friendly with an obvious passion for Townend and a thorough knowledge...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank loubou82
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing to think these days that the same home would house thè same family for over 400 years. This house shows how life was in the 1940s when ownership was given yo the National Trust. Interesting barn across the road was part of farm and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 814AlanW
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

If you’re a National Truster then if you’re in the area you must go and see this. It won’t take long, although the drive up the lane can be interesting, and you’ll see a place that’s brimming in history. Really enjoyed the talks and learnt...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tireejuniors
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

This farmhouse was thought to have been first built in 1500’s then was extended in the 1700’s. The NationalTrust have left it just as it was left when the last of the Browne family occupied it. Thus it has unspoilt furniture and attributes of this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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9 July 2018|
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Response from Emma288 | Property representative |
Hello! I'm slightly biased (as Manager of Townend) but will try and give you a bit of background. The two places are very different. Townend is a 400 year old Farmhouse, lived in by the same family for 12 generations and... More
24 June 2018|
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Response from Emma288 | Property representative |
Hello Thanks for your enquiry. There are two options: Troutbeck Church (A592) - Route 508 Around 1 mile Troutbeck Bridge (A591) - Route 555 or 599 Around 1.5 miles, but feels like further! Both are walks along the road... More
6 November 2017|
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Response from mikeandros | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that they allow dogs, you can enquire