Set aside with its own private walled garden, the luxury five star Farmhouse holiday cottage forms part of Lakeland history. As you step inside, you will be amazed to see the original flagstone flooring, 16th century Queen Anne court cupboard, and a hearty wood-burning stove, in which peat off the local fells would have been burned to keep the farmer and his family warm! Today, we have our new wood burning stove in the lounge and a supply of dry wood for our guests to use as well as full central heating to keep you cosy and warm. We have also just finished installing a brand new, stylish, state of the art kitchen this year!
The Farmhouse, 5 Star Luxury Cottage, Eskdale
"If you are looking for peace and quiet this is the spot to be. A delightful Farmhouse – beautifully renovated and full of charm. Very well equipped. Sampled the local pubs for food – certainly worth recommending. A well worth visit!"
This spacious 5 star cottage in Eskdale has four bedrooms, two twin bedrooms and two doubles with kingsize beds, one of which has its own ensuite bathroom. There is also a large family bathroom with separate claw foot bath and shower.
Our luxury Lake District cottage, which sleeps 8 + cot, is ideal for larger groups or families. Downstairs has a large living room, separate dining room, fully fitted, brand new kitchen (installed in early 2018!) and a shower room and toilet. As well as is what was formerly the dairy, in which you can store your boots and backpacks when you return from the day’s escapades.
The Jacobean Court Cupboard in the lounge was a wedding present to William and Agnes Nicholson in 1703 and both the lounge and dining room have extensive oak panelling. Oak floorboards upstairs complement the Farmhouse flagstone floors downstairs. Outside is a private garden exclusive to the Farmhouse for enjoying evening barbecues.
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"Just returned home after a wonderful few days at your Farmhouse. We hope to return in the not too distant future. Our visit certainly brought back many happy memories of our previous visits to Boot and the surrounding areas. Long may it remain so idyllic and unspoilt. Congratulations on your efficient set up and dedicated team."
"Thank you for the lovely stay in the Farmhouse on a recent trip to the Lake District. It was absolutely perfect for unwinding on a long overdue break. The cottage was beautiful- I'm known to be a real stickler for cleanliness and having my own things around me but felt completely at home as soon as I walked through the door. I was so impressed at the modern amenities while still maintaining the rustic decor; the bathrooms in particular are beautiful. Please also thank all the staff for their welcoming attitude. We will most certainly visit again in the future... if we're lucky enough to get the time! "
"This is our 3rd visit to Bridge End and the first time in the Farmhouse. All the cottages have wonderful facilities and so ideally placed for enjoying the spectacular scenery in Eskdale. Thanks to all who have made this possible and we will definitely return (to buy the place once we have won the lottery!!). Best wishes to all the staff who do an excellent job in the upkeep of the cottages."
"Away from the crowds in the honey-spots of the Lake District, the village of Boot is like a scene from a movie, a small row of cottages with a pub and a post office, an old mill - and Select Cottages' farmhouse and other cottages. The Farmhouse is really old, with thick walls and a cute garden from which we picked apples to make into apple crumble. It has a modern kitchen and feels very homely. The situation is terrific, surrounded by fells and the nearest pub only fifty metres away. It is a brilliant place for a walking holiday and for exploring Eskdale, which reallly is one of the most lovely valleys in the Lakes. I have been going there for my holidays for years and the Farmhouse is one of our favourite bases. And you must take a ride or two on the La'al Ratty, the minature steam railway that goes down to the coast from a station just down the road. The trip is 40 minutes of bliss. You hear the toot toot of the train and you are back in your childhood (I think I have been on it nearly every year of my life and I am now 57!!!). If the Farmhouse is full the other cottages are worth looking at too. Have fun."
Just a quick note to say that we were all very impressed with the quality of Bridge End Farmhouse last weekend. The facilities were some of the best we've experienced. We had a great weekend of walking and celebrating my wife's 40th birthday. We hope to come back another time very soon. Thanks again."
Boot is a lovely village in the heart of the most beautiful valley in the Lakes (and that is saying something!). We have taken our summer holiday at Bridge End Farmhouse for the last 5 years, and it is always a wonderful experience to come back. The Farmhouse is the most authentic and unchanged of all the buildings at Bridge End: stunning wooden floors, doors and walls, a really comfortable living room, and a really classy dining room. Downside: the floors creak a bit! The walking is stunning, there are two really good pubs nearby, and the Ratty (the old steam railway) is less than 10 minutes away.
Bridge End Farmhouse proved a lovely stay and was all we'd hoped for. Having visited the Lakes before we opted to try a new location this time. There were many walks possible from the doorstep, whilst the Farmhouse and private garden meant staying closer to home was also enjoyable. The Farmhouse itself is full of character and very authentic, and has numerous pictures and artwork of the local area. We'd recommend this venue to other holidaymakers.