Spent a week here in August it is like going back in time. Off the beaten track so it is a place to get away from the rat race although not far from Windermere. Would seriously think about visiting again. Plenty of walks for those that like country life.
I loved my stay at Hagg End Farm in April 2012.
It felt like quintessential England. The hosts Helen and Petros were warm with their welcome and kindly provided a wealth of information on what to see and do in the Lakes area. I stayed two nights and wanted more time. I was so comfortable in the historic oak lined downstairs rooms. The other past lives lived there (for 400 years) were palpable. I was treated to a tasty Shepherd's Pie when I dined-in and also an to an array of breakfast goodies to be taken at leisure when I awoke on the beautiful, calm, quiet mornings.
A flood of nostalgia recently urged me to look online again, and it was my pleasure to see that now farm stays are offered. Perfect! A solo traveller from Australia might not have this opportunity again but I wish that I could book my whole family in there for what I would consider a holiday to be treasured.
Myself and my family, being my mum, 3 aunts, uncles and 7+ cousins stayed here over the bank holiday weekend. There were loads of us staying and being a big family we needed space. We were all coming and going all week due to work, but it was a perfect place to stay.
Located about 10 minutes drive from Windermere, it was in a perfect location to make noise, and not worry about neighbours. The cottage itself is lovely and very traditional, with a large kitchen so we could all eat together and a large living room to relax in, in the evening.
The only downside was there being no signal, but then it meant everyone had to put there phones aside for the weekend, which is always a positive.
Self catered cottage. A very comfortable 'home from home' cottage. Ideal for a large party of 10 and a small dog, with plenty of room, has all facilities including a well stocked huge dining kitchen and four very adequate shower/bath rooms. The cottage was charming, with much character, and met all our needs as a base for touring the lakes and walking. It is very close to Windermere by car, so is most convenient. In all, a very impressive location. (Difficulty with mobile phone reception generally in this area)
My family and I have just stayed at Hagg End Cottage from December 23rd to the 28th 2013. This cottage is now a holiday let and is absolutely great for families. It is about 450 years old with beautiful oak panelling and antique furniture. It has five bedrooms and four bathrooms/shower rooms. We are a family of ten including 5 adults and 5 children plus a good dog. We were met by Mrs Helen Price who was extremely helpful and friendly and really jolly, there was a huge Christmas tree twinkling in the windows and on a rainy, windy and cold evening it was very welcome. The sitting room is large with comfy sofas and a lovely wood-burning stove with loads of atmosphere. The kitchen is huge and well equipped (we cooked a huge Christmas dinner there) and sitting round the large table on Christmas Day with fairy lights on the tree and our candles it was lovely. There is a large area for walking boots, jackets, etc which is very very useful especially if the weather is bad. You can walk from the cottage into Bowness which is not too far and there are lovely walks also from the cottage all around. One of the walks was particularly good for my family and ended up in a small village called Ings where there was a cosy, walker/dog friendly pub. The food was good too and a great variety of different ales. We had a wonderful Christmas break, despite the weather being rather wet and windy at times, but we still walked out and came into the warm kitchen with rosy cheeks and a good appetite! We shall most certainly go there again as it was so comfortable and we never felt worried about the children (the youngest two being twins of nearly 3) as there was so much room for them to play with their new toys. Lovely!.