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Skelgill Farm house

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6 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
12 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Skelgill Farm is a large detached house nestled on the lower slopes of Catbells in the Newlands Valley. The origins of the house are lost in time, but sections of the house date back pre 1400s (part of one internal wall is actually bedrock). The house was modified in the 18th century and is pictured in Beatrix Potter’s “The Tale of Mrs Tiggywinkle”. The property has large sash windows giving excellent views of Causey Pike across the valley and Skiddaw to the North. Located at the junction of three public footpaths that lead to Littletown, across the Valley, and to Maiden Moor or Catbells there are numerous walks straight out of the door that are suitable for the most leisurely ambler to the committed hiker. The local pub, the Swinside Inn, can be seen across the valley and is 15 minutes...Skelgill Farm is a large detached house nestled on the lower slopes of Catbells in the Newlands Valley. The origins of the house are lost in time, but sections of the house date back pre 1400s (part of one internal wall is actually bedrock). The house was modified in the 18th century and is pictured in Beatrix Potter’s “The Tale of Mrs Tiggywinkle”. The property has large sash windows giving excellent views of Causey Pike across the valley and Skiddaw to the North. Located at the junction of three public footpaths that lead to Littletown, across the Valley, and to Maiden Moor or Catbells there are numerous walks straight out of the door that are suitable for the most leisurely ambler to the committed hiker. The local pub, the Swinside Inn, can be seen across the valley and is 15 minutes away on foot. Derwent Water is slightly closer, and the mountain bike tracks of Whinlatter are only a short drive away. Keswick is around 15 minutes away by car. The house has 6 bedrooms and can sleep 12 (including a 3-bed kid’s room). It has three bathrooms (including one en-suite), and two toliets. A very large traditional dining room kitchen with an oil-fueled Aga, plus a back kitchen with a modern electric stove. The comfortable lounge has an open fire and massive sofas, also a pool room across the hallway. The large garden has bench seating for 12 for sunny afternoons, and the lack of unnatural light makes it ideal for stargazing. We have most mod cons, including WiFi, currently being upgraded to fiber broadband, dishwasher, washing machine and condenser dryer. There is off road parking for 6 cars. More
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About the Owner
Caroline & Tom L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2012
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Pool Table
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Fireplace
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Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby
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