Sleeps: 10 | From £1100/ 3 nights | Changeover day: Friday or Monday (short breaks available)

A heritage farmhouse nestled within fields

Highgate was built in 1770 by Andrew “the Counsellor” Hudleston. It was sizable and quite grand for a farmhouse in the 18th century and makes for a very spacious house, fully modernised and lovingly restored in 2018. The large house stands on the edge of a small working farm with transport links close by, combining Cumbrian life with easy access to Penrith and Keswick.

The interior is neutral and contemporary with period features throughout and a stone grey colour palette to reflect the native Lake District Herdwick Sheep. The largest of our luxury self-catering cottages, Highgate is designed to accommodate big families and group get-togethers.

With space to sleep ten people and two dogs, the farmhouse has five bedrooms (one of which is ground floor with a shower room), an open-plan kitchen, dining room, a large family room with TV, separate sitting with log burner, a boot room, utility area and a large garden.

Cosy double bedroom in the luxury self-catering cottage in the Lakes


Five bedrooms
3 x king-size ensuite bedrooms on the first floor

1 x twin room on the first floor with a family bathroom

1 x twin room on the ground floor (step down) with a ensuite shower room, WC and small private sitting room


Modern kitchen of our luxury self-catering cottage in the Lakes

Spacious family kitchen with breakfast bar, high-quality fixtures and fittings

Separate dining room

Large family room come playroom with a Smart TV, DVDs, games and books

Spacious sitting room (2 steps up) with log burning stove, Smart TV and DVDs and room for the whole party, logs not provided

Outdoor dining area of the luxury self-catering cottage in the Lakes

Boot room for drying outdoor gear

Utility area with fridge/freezer, washing machine and drier

Private garden with a courtyard, outdoor dining table

Pet and family-friendly – two dogs very welcome

Private parking available for five cars

BREAKS AT HIGHGATE: One week, in peak season, with short breaks from Friday until Monday available at other times.

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The finishing touches

We like to provide our guests with that little bit more than traditional Cumbrian holiday cottages, so we’ve compiled some little extras to make your stay extra special. Explore the little extras of our luxury self-catering cottages. 

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Sleeps: 6

Home Farm House was built in 1849 by Andrew Fleming Hudleston as the gatehouse to the Estate and was part of a working farm. Restored and refurbished in 2017, the house sits in its own grounds with plenty of space to sit and take in the wonderful views of Little Mell Fell and beyond. Walk into Hutton and over the little stone bridge and you’ll find some footpaths and bridleways.

Lacet Cottage

Sleeps: 4

Originally built as two cottages, the 19th-century Lacet Cottage has been lovingly restored and refurbished to create spacious, open-plan, living spaces whilst retaining the abiding character of the Lakeland vernacular. The tranquil spot is just minutes from Ullswater by car and has a whole host of walks right from the front door.


Sleeps: 2

The Gardener’s Bothy was built in 1870 by Laura Henrietta Hudleston. With its handy location beside the Estate’s walled garden, the bothy was originally used as living quarters for the gardening team and now provides spacious accommodation for two adults. The bothy leads out onto the walled garden and comes with a patio area for alfresco dining and a wood-fired hot tub.

Highgate Cabins are a quiet retreat away from the main Lake District haunts, with easy access from the M6. Enjoy luxury cabins in the Lake District, surrounded by nature. 

Most recently, our cabin collection has grown with our fourth and final Herdwick Cabin, and our secluded shepherd’s lodge, Gardener’s Retreat, set within the Estate’s walled garden. Both additions are brand new for 2024.