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Carhullan

Carhullan

4.7
out of 5
Ratings from 6 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.7
Comfort
4.8
Condition
4.7
Location
4.7
Value
4.5
Customer
Service
4.7


This former Cumbrian farmhouse enjoys a spectacular remote location, high up on Bampton Common among the Lake Districts eastern fells and close to Ullswater and Haweswater.


Carhullan was completely modernised in 2008 by the owners, who retained the character of the property and complemented it with furnishings and equipment of the highest quality.

The location of Carhullan, two miles from the village of Bampton and eight miles from Penrith is a perfect peaceful retreat, yet only 15 minutes from the M6. It is accessed along a ‘no through road’ where it is situated at the very end, approximately two miles.

There are walks from the doorstep, over High Street to Ullswater and across Bampton Common to Haweswater.

Lovely cottage in great location

Review submitted on Sun, 05 Nov 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Carhullan is a period farmhouse, tastefully modernised and perfectly located for walking in the northern lakes. A good choice for groups and families. Very well equipped and nice mix of antique and modern in this lovely house.

What did you enjoy most about your holiday?
The chance to walk from the front door onto the fells and to stay in a great house full of character (and space!)

What suggestions would you have for future guests? (Places to visit or eat, tourist attractions etc.)
Mardale Inn in nearby village recently reopened. Lovely food, very friendly and welcoming. Also dog friendly.





We will be back!

Review submitted on Mon, 18 Sep 2017
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Outstanding views in a rural location. Beautiful characterful cottage with a modern kitchen at one end of a large open plan living area and a fireplace at the other, complete with an endless supply of logs. The bathrooms were modern and functional with plentiful towels and some even had underfloor heating. The cottage was warm and welcoming with generous central heating for those cooler September evenings.
The nearest decent shop is the Co Op at Shap (about a 15 minute drive) but one tip would be to arrange a supermarket delivery to coincide with your arrival. We used Sainsbury's and they were great.
There are endless walks in the area, some of which are directly from the cottage on to the fells. We walked down to Staingarth which you will find on an OS map and then on to the waterfalls near Hawswater a few miles away.
This is the perfect place to relax and unwind. When the sun was shining we had evening drinks on the lawn, but when the weather was bad it was just as nice to be sitting together around the kitchen table or on the sofas in front of the fire. Any minor complaints were handled by the owner immediately.

What did you enjoy most about your holiday?
The comfort of the cottage, the beautiful views, the walks with a picnic in our rucksacks and the feeling of getting away from it all.

What suggestions would you have for future guests? (Places to visit or eat, tourist attractions etc.)
We had a very good meal at the Punch Bowl in Askham. Lowther Castle is interesting. There's a brilliant walk up Hellin Fell and then around the lakeside of Ullswater.



Excellent farmhouse in idyllic setting

Review submitted on Fri, 25 Aug 2017
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
carhullan exceeded our expectations; the location is awesome and the farmhouse is well equipped, spacious and a great place to relax with an extended family of all ages.

What did you enjoy most about your holiday?
The peace and views





A wonderful week at Carhullan

Review submitted on Fri, 11 Aug 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Well what to say? Mum and I always have fun trying to find the most out of the way cottage for our joint holidays each year and I can honestly say I did that with Carhullan! The road getting to the beautiful cottage was fun & exciting to drive (slowly and carefully! :oD ) with all the twists and turns and steep inclines, with an awesome view of the valleys the further up we went. The previous reviews mentioned building work, which there is a little way away, but they never bothered us, there was no scaffolding because the roof was finished, and they were always quiet - no radios etc. The man in charge, Martin, offered for us to let him know if they bothered us at all during our stay, but we never had to. We were very lucky with the birds - we woke up one morning with a sparrowhawk sat on the back of one of the garden chairs, another morning we saw a black redstart on our wall and on one of our walks by the river at the bottom of the valley we were treated to a family of Mergansers - the last two being firsts for all of us. On the way back from our walk from the end of Haweswater Reservoir, we followed a farmer herding his sheep up the road to the other end - took a couple of hours for that journey, but was really interesting and fun to watch the dogs at work.
The cottage was beautiful - so old, with beautiful furniture and décor. We had the large fire on every night, and that, with the Aga, made the place wonderfully cosy. The one Aga allowed us to cook successfully for all 6 of us, without any problems. The wifi was patchy, but it was good enough for us to get the weather forecast and for the children to play a couple of online games while we were cooking dinner and before our evening card marathon!
Wonderful place to stay - I can't recommend it enough.

What did you enjoy most about your holiday?
All of it!

What suggestions would you have for future guests? (Places to visit or eat, tourist attractions etc.)
The Pooley Bridge Inn was definitely the best place we ate at, during the holiday. Look at the historical places to visit like Shap Abbey, Lowther Castle and Brougham Hall - all amazing places to go and very interesting. Drive to the end of Haweswater and walk from there - beautiful place, but sturdy walking shoes needed! The Bird of Prey Centre wasn't too great though - the demonstration was mostly a gent talking about his life, rather than the birds, so we left part way through.



Giles Storey - Owner of Carhullan replied 198 days ago
Thank you for your comments, Alison. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Carhullan. We hope to welcome you back here in the near future.

Lovely remote stay

Review submitted on Thu, 22 Jun 2017
3.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
3.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
We booked Carhullan for guests attending my daughter's wedding. It was a little bit out of the way but that probably added to the charm. The guests all loved the place and wish they could have stayed longer.



Brilliant short break

Review submitted on Thu, 04 May 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We stayed at carhullan with two other families and we could not have been more pleased! From booking the communication was excellent, the house was frankly incredible they had thought of everything even washing up liquid :) the decoration was quaint and in keeping with the year it was built, the rooms were all a good size and we were easily able to fit cots in each for the babies. There were plenty of bathrooms too. The weather was lovely and we went on some nice walks locally - there's a lovely tea room at the end of the lane. We stayed for 3nights and loved every minute I would recommend carhullan to anyone excellent company and house!