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Seatoller Farm



Seatoller Farm

Borrowdale

Keswick

CA12 5XN

Cumbria


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Price Range: £27 - £60


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Christine Simpson


Phone: +44 (0)1768 777232


Seatoller Farm is a traditional Lakeland 16th century farm located at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley amidst towering fells, making this the ideal base for walking or simply relaxing in the enchanting English Lake District.

The working hill farm is owned by The National Trust and your hosts, Christine will ensure that you will have a warm friendly welcome and enjoyable stay.

Seatoller Farm can offer you bed and breakfast accommodation in the traditional Lakeland farm house, self catering in the farm cottage or camping. Set at the foot of Honister Pass and surrounded by the high fells, this location will give you a real sense of the Lakes and being part of a working farm will allow you to learn a little about life on a hill farm. There are a number of walks suitable for all levels of ability, from riverside strolls, woodland walks to fell scrambling.

Seatoller Farm is about a 15 minute drive from the bustling market town of Keswick, in the heart of the Lake District National Park and 4 miles from Derwentwater. There is a regular bus service which runs between Seatoller and Keswick.



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Things to see and do in Cumbria

Beatrix Potter Gallery
Beatrix Potter Gallery

Step inside this charming 17th-century building to enjoy a new exhibition of Beatrix Potter's original watercolours and paintings. This gallery has an interesting history, as previously it was the office of Potter's husband, William Heelis. Many of these pictures are only displayed at this location. Learn more about Beatrix as a farmer and early supporter of the National Trust.


Dove Cottage
Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage was the home of William Wordsworth from December 1799 to May 1808, the years of his supreme work as a poet. As with many old buildings, the early history of Dove Cottage is difficult to trace accurately; although the date of its construction is not recorded, this is likely to have been during the early 17th century. Its original use is also unknown, but during the second half of the 18th century it became an inn called the Dove and Olive. Many of the building's distinctive features date from this time; its white-washed walls, flagstone floors and dark, wood panelling. However, in the early 1790s, the Dove and Olive was closed down. It seems likely that the building remained empty for the next few years, until William and Dorothy Wordsworth arrived as tenants on 20th December 1799.


Hill Top
Hill Top

Enjoy the tale of Beatrix Potter – Hill Top is a time-capsule of this amazing woman's life. Full of her favourite things, the house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a 'tale'. The lovely cottage garden is a haphazard mix of flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables. Hill Top is a small house and a timed-ticket system is in operation to avoid overcrowding and to protect the interior. Hill Top can be very busy and visitors may sometimes have to wait to enter the house.


Kendal Museum
Kendal Museum

Kendal is situated on the edge of the English Lake District and is home to one of the country's oldest museums. Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum's fascinating collections include local archaeology, history, geology and a natural history collection from around the globe. We also have a changing programme of temporary exhibitions and displays , events, walks and talks.


Muncaster Castle
Muncaster Castle

Welcome to Muncaster Castle & Gardens, one of the best places to visit in the Lake District for a fun family day out! The Muncaster Experience is different for everyone... Come and see why The Independent Newspaper voted Muncaster No 1 in their list of the top 50 "Best Spring Day's Out". Although spring is now over Muncaster with all its attractions is worth a visit at any time of year!


Sizergh Castle and Garden
Sizergh Castle and Garden

This imposing house, at the gateway to the Lake District, stands proud in a rich and beautiful garden, which includes a pond, lake, national collection of hardy ferns and a superb limestone rock garden. Still lived in by the Strickland family, Sizergh has many tales to tell and certainly feels lived in, with centuries-old portraits and fine furniture sitting alongside modern family photographs. The exceptional wood panelling culminates in the Inlaid Chamber, returned here in 1999 from the Victoria & Albert Museum. The 647-hectare (1,600-acre) estate includes limestone pasture, orchards and ancient, semi-natural woodland.


The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Grasmere lies in the heart of the English Lake District National Park, just north of Lake Windermere. This world famous village is a classic tourist attraction; here is Dove Cottage, the home of the English Poet William Wordsworth, it is also the home of Sarah Nelson’s Grasmere Gingerbread. You will on visiting the village discover The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop tucked away at the corner of the churchyard of St. Oswald’s Church.


Windermere
Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. It has been one of the country’s most popular places for holidays and summer homes since 1847, when the Kendal and Windermere Railway built a branch line to it. It is in the county of Cumbria and entirely within the Lake District National Park.


World of Beatrix Potter
World of Beatrix Potter

Well, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, the only Beatrix Potter themed attraction in Europe, where you can visit Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-duck and many other delightful characters. Our attraction includes all 23 Tales by Beatrix Potter, brought to life in a magical indoor recreation of the Lakeland countryside, complete with sights, sounds and even smells. So you can meet Peter Rabbit in Mr. McGregor’s garden, discover Jemima Puddle-duck in the woodland glade and visit Mrs. Tiggy-winkle in her kitchen.


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