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Church House

About the House

Church House is a beautifully renovated Lakeland farmhouse in a simply stunning location by the church and river Esk. Reached via the single track lane to St Catherine's church, the house is set within two acres of gardens, meadow and stream, and encircled by spectacular views of the high fells. Owner Didy Morgan has lovingly restored original features and used traditional furniture to compliment modern conveniences, painstakingly maintaining the integrity of the old building. Church House sleeps 7 people in three bedrooms and provides luxurious accommodation and ample living space. A study and TV room are available in addition to the sitting room. A beautiful south-facing sun room houses a dining table and L-shaped sofa with views across the open fields to the fells beyond. Our usual impeccable high standards, antiques and homely touches adorn Church House.

A quirky bothy across a cobbled courtyard provides additional accommodation for an extra two adults, or up to three more grown up children. Available during summer months only, for an additional charge.

Inside the house

Church House is a superbly renovated, self catering, small farmhouse with many period features. This house is in a truly peaceful, but not at all isolated, location in the hamlet of Boot, in the Eskdale valley.

Adorned by Cumbrian slate floors throughout, the ground floor is warmed by luxurious underfloor heating from a ground source heat pump. There are ample living areas for spending time together as a group or finding a quiet space to yourself. A drying room is available next to the kitchen, ideal for wet outdoor clothes after a long day out. The kitchen has a beamed ceiling and exposed original stone work. There is a fantastic woodburning range for heating and cooking as well as a new Smeg electric cooker. The kitchen leads through to the sitting room with sofas and Lazy-Boy arm chairs arranged around a flat screen TV.

A triple glazed Sun room has a rustic solid oak table and Denby crockery and enjoys uninterrupted views across Eskdale. A futher sitting room/snug, with another wall mounted flat screen TV, and a small study is off the main rooms. A map provides a dramatic and interesting feature wall whilst cleverly concealing a hidden door and downstairs cloakroom, off the original, flagged slate hall.

An original oak staircase leads up to the bedrooms. A family room comfortably sleeps three people in a double bed with a single bunk over. A further double room has early oak antique furniture, a lovely bronze chandelier and a Victorian brass and iron bed.

The king size master bedroom also has an antique brass and enamelled bedstead. There is a feature polished Cumbrian slate shower in the bedroom and a concealed toilet. A vanity unit and washbasin is situated alongside the shower. All bedrooms have restored/polished wooden floors and doors, beautifully crafted hand made shutters at the windows and exposed original beams and stonework.

There is a family bathroom with luxury imperial cast iron bath, complimented by local Broughton Moor slate.

We provide professionally laundered deluxe 300 thread Eqyptian cotton bed linen, and the fluffiest towels.

Outside

Outside there is an enclosed lawned garden with a cherry blossom tree. Uninterrupted views stretch across the fields to the surrounding fells including Scafell. There is also a small courtyard with tables and chairs. To the rear is a small and safe stream and a lovely wildlife meadow for children to explore and play in.

In addition to the accommodation in Church House, there is also a stone Bothy across a small courtyard from the house, which sleeps a maximum of two adults or three more grown-up children, increasing the total party size to 10. The Bothy has a sofa bed and a sleeping platform with mattresses accessed via a ladder. There is a black iron grate to light an open fire and the sleeping platform has lighting. The shower (hot) outside has a wonderful view (but no curtain so be brave!) whilst a toilet and washbasin are located inside the Bothy.

Please note that you need to provide sleepings bags and pillows for The Bothy and it is best suited to two adults or three older children due to limited head room and space. The Bothy is only available for hire when taken with the main house.

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Recent Testimonials

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Great place to stay, all you need under one roof ... Great walks from the doorstep, walked left from the cottage to Boot, passed the two local pubs and then followed the old railway to The Green, stopped at the King George the IV Inn and back by the river. Next day followed the river the other way and called at the Woolpack for a drink on the way back. Great Sunday lunch cooked in the wood stove when we got back!

Terry C, Lytham St Anne's

It was really a privilege to discover this magical valley and Church House – sensitive conservation with great style. Thank you for a wonderful weekend.

Peter, Vic and Ed, Yorkshire

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Features Of This Property

  • Stunning Country Walks from door
  • Great Cycling, Safe Bike Store
  • WiFi Access
  • No Smoking
  • Offroad Parking
  • Welcome Hamper
  • Lovely Dining Facilities
  • Sleeps up to 7 Main House. Enquire about Bothy
  • Bathroom, ensuite & cloak
  • Outside Seating
  • Laundry Facility & Drying Room
  • Professionally Laundered Deluxe Bed Linen & Towels Provided
  • Private Gardens & Meadow
  • 2 TVs and DVD player
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • iPod Sound Station
  • Pets by prior arrangement