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One of the best National Trust sites we’ve visited

How people lived through time intrigues me more than most topics. This house, which has been... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Northern Virginia
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Well worth a visit

Very welcoming and knowledgeable guides at this unusual NT property. Approach needs more signage... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“farm house”(8 reviews)
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 6 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank loubou82
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Tireejuniors
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Wendy E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a stately castle. The National Trust has castles open to the public, but fewer homes from rich yeoman farmers. About 12 generations of the Browne family lived here from about 1600 to about 1940. The building changed with the generations. You see...More

Thank Colin D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about an hour here, we had national trust cards so didn’t have to pay. The farm house has all original furniture in it nothing has been added. It looks as if someone could come back home at any moment it was lovely. There...More

Thank 257zoe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was spot on well presented food great service we had an amazing meal to be fair me and my wife were very happy with everything. We came here last year for a conference with work. We had an amazing buffet. I say well done...More

Thank lovefood5512
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been National Trust members for many years and our family really enjoy it and the benefits this gives. The Lake District must be one of the most interesting places in England with so many National Trust attractions and free car parking in many places...More

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9 July 2018|
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Response from Emma W | 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 Emma W | 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