Walks in the hills from the doorstep, away from roads and traffic. Very well equipped kitchen and lovely large dining room table. Cosy open fire (which was needed to help keep us warm!). Spotlessly clean on arrival. Personal touch of balloons which had been put up, on request, as we were celebrating a birthday.
This home is well located with easy access to good shopping and restaurants and the beautiful Lakes District. It is very clean and comfortable. However, our stay was significantly marred when we saw dogs in concrete cages on the property who were barking, running back and forth and clearly distressed. Even more upsetting was seeing cows fenced into a very small pen standing in rain, mud and faeces. Whilst the home is advertised as a farmhouse, we were unprepared for this scene.
The location is spectacular - views of Lakeland fells all around, and situated on a proper working farm. We walked from the house in both directions - stunning views from the doorstep.
The house was plenty big enough for us all - 7 adults and 2 young children. Tastefully furnished with big comfy sofas, good mattresses, and the kitchen well-equipped for all our culinary needs - including a Burns' Supper! An open fire is always a treat, and being January it was always lit - only problem the house was quite cold downstairs. Bedrooms toasty warm though!
Helen and family are lovely hosts.
We visited Ashstead Farmhouse for a weekend to celebrate my birthday. We had an amazing time. The house is lovely, there is a real fireplace as well as heating. Helen made the house very cosy! She also decorated the dining room with balloons for my birthday.
We had everything we could ask for! From milk in the fridge, wood for the fireplace ready on a doorstep to an amazing visit to the farm where we saw two day old cow, tiny lamb and fabulous horses.
We were also able to buy some delicious free range eggs from Helen's son.
I would recommend this to everyone who is looking for a well-deserved break with family or friends.
We will definitely visit Ashstead Farmhouse again!
Nicely cleaned and well looked after property to start from, stayed two amazing days, very nice place to be in, very nice, clean and spacious rooms, perfect getaway and amazing place to be,
Very polite and helpful house owner,
Helen and family couldn't have been more accomodating and we loved our stay at Ashtead Farmhouse.
We went for my dads 70th birthday and he was thrilled by the thoughtful balloons and card that Helen left for him. It's such a peaceful spot and we were totally at home in this gorgeous house.
We had a real fire every night and it was so cosy and relaxing to chill out in our countryside retreat.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place and we will definitely be back.
Thank you Helen! X
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