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View over the gateView over the gateRowfoot

ROWFOOT has been a small stock-rearing farm since time immemorial, its fortunes often varying with the local economy.  At the time of the construction of the Settle to Carlisle railway and the reservoir at Castle Carrock, business was hectic, both as a farm and as a local butchery.  Since 1982, it has been home to a variety of livestock from sheep and beef to dairy cows, pigs, horses and one memorable goat.

The Old Dairy Cottage

The Dairy Cottage conservatoryThe Dairy Cottage conservatoryTHE OLD DAIRY COTTAGE is available to rent by the week or for short breaks in the quieter times of the year, lying within easy driving distance of the most beautiful and unspoilt of the Lakes, Ullswater, and handy for Hadrian’s Wall too.  Best of all though, is the Eden Valley itself: all that rolling countryside, with truly glorious woodland and riverside walks, some great pubs and of course, the celebrated Settle to Carlisle Railway that provides a dramatic journey through some of England’s wildest landscapes – Armathwaite station on the line is about a mile and a half from Rowfoot.  Culture vultures should not miss the incredible Pre-Raphaelite gem that is St Martin’s Church at Brampton, and local galleries such as the estimable Beckstones at Greystoke Ghyll are well worth visiting.

Next door is a swimming pool for private hire, and fishing, golf, and riding are all available within easy reach.  Carlisle and Penrith are both about 13 miles away, though shopping is best done at Eden Stores in Armathwaite, which has everything you need and a great deal you will want – locally smoked products, cheese from Appleby creamery and always terrific fresh fruit and veg as well as all the boring standard staples.  And besides the essential shopping, the craic is great.

The cottage sleeps two people in spacious comfort.  A sitting/dining room has a multifuel stove, and a garden room enables guests to be part of the outdoors without getting wet – and to watch the world go by through big windows…  The bathroom has a bath and separate shower.  There’s a patio and a secure garden which dogs appreciate!  A third guest can be accommodated in the Bothy by arrangement.  Trust me, you'll love it.  Not that I am biased or anything, you understand.

If you would like to know more about the cottage my contact details are below or you can send me an email.