Rich meadows surround our beautiful barn, lovingly refurbished by local craftsmen, utilising only materials that are true to the area. Care has been taken to retain as many of the original features as possible; one feature in particular being an old bread oven which was used to cook food in days gone by. The rock on which our farm is situated is limestone and this features heavily in and around the house - beautifully built dry-stone walls, an internal feature wall and solid limestone tiles in the hallway and bathrooms. Solid oak has been used for the curved staircase, the gallery, the first floor and all doors.
The cottage has three bedrooms located on the ground floor, all are en-suite, have their own flatscreen TV and are furnished to the highest standards. The floor covering in the bedrooms, as you would expect, is 100% British Wool. The ground floor has under-floor heating which is controlled by our ground source heating system which also heats the water; another natural source, provided by the farms bore hole.
The first floor is completely open plan, providing lots of light and space as well as great views of the surrounding area. The kitchen island and units are locally handmade with granite worktops and have all the features that you would expect - Rangemaster cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and washing machine. The kitchen leads into a secluded space, a ‘snug’ containing a sofa bed for those extra guests, and on into the main living area with a limestone fireplace and stove. Again, the furniture has been carefully chosen for your comfort, large soft sofas for those lazy days and nights, plenty of books to read and of course, a large TV.
As a family, we’ve been working our 400 acre farm since 1911, spending our lives in these dramatic and often challenging hills, with a simple aim, to produce great livestock. We’re passionate about what we do and where we live and we want you to experience it too. Sheep farming has always been integral to the Cumbrian way of life; but the truth is, it’s also a lot of fun.
Relax in our beautiful self-catered cottage while your family experiences all that the farm has to offer; whether you'd like to watch from a distance or or get real hands-on!
Where you'll find us
Wharton Lane, Wharton, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4LQ, United Kingdom
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