Sleeps: 6 | From £675/ 3 nights | Changeover day: Friday (or Monday for short breaks)

A 19th-century gatehouse with views of Little Mell Fell

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 as one of our luxury self-catering cottages, the house sits in its own grounds with space to sit and enjoy views of Little Mell Fell and beyond.

The old traditional features of this house blend seamlessly with a high-quality modern finish, whilst retaining so much of the original character. This traditional Lakeland farmhouse has been carefully reconfigured to create a beautiful holiday getaway offering space for up to six people and two dogs to relax, socialise with friends or enjoy quality family time together. 

The luxury self-catering cottage farmhouse has three bedrooms (one of which is ground floor, small step up) a large open-plan kitchen diner, a cosy snug,  a separate living room with a log burner and TV, a utility area, and a large private garden with a sizeable lawn, ideal for family games, mature shrubs and bushes and, an area (next to the woods) to encourage wildlife.

Cosy cottage in the Lakes

Three bedrooms:
1 x king-size ensuite bedroom on the first floor

1x king-size bedroom on the first floor with the use of a separate family bathroom

1 x super-king-size bedroom on the ground floor (small step up) with a separate bathroom and WC. This room can also be made a twin bed if requested.

Cosy cottage in the Lakes

A large open-plan kitchen diner with a large farmhouse table, high-quality kitchen, equipment and Nespresso coffee machine. (Please note there are 2 low beams and a step up to the sitting room)

A cosy snug and a separate sitting room with wood burner logs not provided, Smart TV & DVDs

Utility room with laundry facilities

A large rear garden with a patio, lawn and views of the rolling countryside.

Wood-fired hot tub (for 4-5 guests) a starter pack of wood is provided. More can be purchased from local shops or us.


Pet and family-friendly – two dogs very welcome

Private parking available for two/three cars


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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 our other estate properties & luxury accomodation

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: 10

Highgate was built in 1770 by Andrew “the Counsellor” Hudleston. A very spacious house, now fully modernised, it is perfect for families and larger groups. The house stands on the edge of a small working farm combining Cumbrian life with easy access to Penrith and Keswick. Feel free to walk in the fields in front of the house and over to Brow Wood or take the footpath to Dacre.


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.