The Farmhouse

Outgate, Ambleside
Guests - FROM £1096
(5 out of 5) based on 36 reviews
Layout & Access
Availability & Reviews


From the car park, walk down the well-lit path through the sloping garden and to the slate entrance porch at the front of The Farmhouse. The enormous, open plan living space has solid floors throughout, the complimenting furnishings and décor of a modern twist on a cottage style to compliment the exposed beams and age of the house. The living area has plenty of seating for everyone to relax around the wood burner and watch a movie together whilst the bespoke kitchen and dining facilities provide superb facilities for preparing and creating even the most gourmet of dinners.

The majority of the first floor is awash with exposed beams and trusses, the stairs leading to the landing where you’ll bear left to a large beamed twin bedroom with picture window seat, with a double and single bed, to be used as a double or twin in the hope of meeting your sleeping requirements. The house bathroom sits opposite with exposed trusses and beams; a powerful shower sits over the bath with a separate basin and WC. The second bedroom has a beautiful bay window, vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and a solid wood bed with matching furniture. The master bedroom is king-size, again with exposed beams and a high vaulted ceiling and is blessed with a wonderful window seat from where to perch and take in the countryside views; the en-suite bathroom is adjacent with a shower over the bath, basin and WC. Beyond here is the connected laundry where you’ll find a washing machine and tumble drier. To the right of the landing is the superb fourth bedroom suite with a king-size bed, seating area, feature wood-burning stove and patio doors leading out to the garden.

Outside, the well-tended gardens are a mix of sloping lawn and patio with furniture provided. There’s also a secure shed with second freezer and space for storing your bikes – access details in the house book.

N.B. The Farmhouse sits in a rural hamlet and is accessed via an unmetalled, bumpy track which is very steep in places with no street lighting and we feel it is only suitable for 4×4 vehicles.

  • The Farmhouse sits below the parking area and is accessed on foot via a well lit gravelled path that leads down through the sloping garden.
  • Do call us prior to booking if you require further information.
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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
  • Log Burner
    Initial supply of logs provided – further supplies available to purchase locally
  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking
  • Bike Storage

Retreats For

  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Adventure


  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Bath


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher


  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Remote

Children & Pets

  • Travel Cot
  • Dog Friendly
    2 dogs welcome, please enquire for more.
  • High Chair
Layout & Access


  • Entrance porch with hanging space for outdoor coats and boots
  • Open-plan living space with solid floors comprising:
    • Large lounge area arranged around the Inglenook fireplace with an Esse wood-burning stove which doubles as a cooking facility. Deep, comfy seating, SMART TV and window seats, perfect for perching on and looking out on the garden
    • Dining area with large farmhouse table and bench seating
    • Modern bespoke kitchen with Belfast sink, sparkling granite workspaces, range cooker with double ovens and plenty of rings, electric dishwasher, twin Bosch fridge, freezer, microwave and freestanding larder unit. Washer/dryer and freezer.
    • Plant room with further space for outdoor gear
  • Patio and lawned gardens with seating provided reached via patio doors from the dining area


  • King-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath basin and WC
  • Quirky connecting laundry area off the en-suite with washing machine and tumble drier
  • Double bedroom
  • Twin bedroom with double bed and single bed
  • Modern house bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Spacious king-size bedroom, positioned at the other end of the house with seating area, patio doors out to the garden, and a feature wood-burning stove (not in use)


  • Traditional Lakeland Farmhouse
  • Far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside
  • Air source and underfloor heating throughout
  • 2 miles to Hawkshead, 4 miles to Ambleside
  • All electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • WiFi
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Esse wood burner with hotplates – Initial supply of logs provided – further supplies available to purchase locally
  • Patio and lawned gardens, sloping in some areas with furniture provided
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking for up to four cars
  • Secure bike storage and second freezer in the shed
  • N.B. The Farmhouse sits in a rural hamlet next to a working farm and is accessed via an unmetalled, bumpy track which is very steep in places with no street lighting.  We feel it is only suitable for 4×4 vehicles.
  • The Farmhouse sits below the parking area and is accessed on foot via a well lit gravelled path that leads down through the sloping garden.
  • Under the current fire regulations, it would be advisable that people with disabilities contact Lakeland Retreats before booking.
  • This property has a good housekeeping bond of £100, which we will contact you for 7 days prior to your arrival.
  • The Farmhouse has a septic tank which is shared with neighbouring properties. Please do not use bleach or any other cleaning products that may cause issues within the tank – this extends to the products you may bring for the washing machine. Thank you.
  • Do call us prior to booking if you require further information.
Location & Nearby


The Farmhouse is an outstanding, period property that has undergone a total transformation in recent times to provide high quality, stylish accommodation while successfully retaining its wealth of original Lakeland character and charm. Located at the end of a rough track that passes through a working farm, this beautiful, detached home offers peace, tranquillity and glorious views in every direction; the spacious, open-plan and very social living area lends itself perfectly to special gatherings of family and friends, somewhere everyone can join in the cooking and the conversation and spend precious time together. Enveloped by glorious countryside, walkers, cyclists and lovers of the great outdoors will revel in the ability to head off right from the door, safe in the knowledge that after a day full of adventure, they have a warm, comfortable base with superb facilities to return to.

The pretty village of Hawkshead can be reached in less than 2 miles where you’ll find an eclectic mix of tea rooms, galleries and traditional Inns dotted around the cobbled square whilst the busier town of Ambleside, 4 miles away, offers a greater selection of shopping and eateries. Two of our favourite ‘must dos’ whilst here are a visit to Hill Top, the former 17th century home of Beatrix Potter and to tick off the gentle, circular walk around the popular beauty spot of Tarn Hows, the finish line only considered crossed once you’ve enjoyed a thirst-quenching pint at either The Drunken Duck Inn or The Outgate Inn, both within striking distance of The Farmhouse.

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Note: one king, two doubles and one double also with a single bed in it so room can be used as a twin
Maximum number of adults and children is 8
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Guest feedback for The Farmhouse
(5 out of 5) based on 36 Reviews
On Friday, 14 Jun 2024
Lovely stay with family! Beautiful cottage, looks exactly like the pictures. Would definitely recommend staying here!
On Friday, 17 May 2024
My friends and I spent the weekend here for my birthday and had an amazing time! The house is beautiful and very peaceful, making it perfect for a group holiday. However, be cautious of the driveway leading to the property, as there are large potholes that can scrape the underside of low cars. Overall, it’s a fantastic place for a getaway with family or friends. Highly recommended if you’re visiting the Lake District!
The Farmhouse
On Tuesday, 07 May 2024
Beautiful house in a beautiful location. We would definitely stay here again.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Beautiful private house with idyllic views of the Lake District. Great location for driving to Ambleside, Grasmere, Windermere etc. We loved the house and we spent lots of time with the fire on, cooking, playing games it was perfect. We stayed there in Autumn so didn’t use the garden much but there is a lovely outdoor garden and a great table tennis table! It was nice to walk past the horses and sheep on the neighbours farm too. The road up is steep and uneven so factor that in. Others in my group drove and managed it ok. At the end of our stay I got a taxi from the bottom of the drive/road to Windermere train station which was super easy!
On Friday, 01 Dec 2023
The farmhouse was perfect for our .girls weekend. It was spotless, well furnished and equipped and has so much character. There was everything and more in the kitchen to ensure we could cook up a storm and serve it well in the gorgeous, oak panelled dining room. The house was warm and inviting and the lounge, complete with log burning stove and reclining sofas ensured a relaxed and chilled end to our busy days. The farm house is perfectly situated away from the town but only a short walk either across the field or along the road. (Take a torch if it winter!)
On Tuesday, 29 Aug 2023
A fabulous cottage in one of the most beautiful areas of the Lake District. Brilliantly appointed with a very spacious downstairs living space and 4 really generous size bedrooms. Pretty much everything was provided (including some bubbles on arrival!!) Loads of outdoors space with plenty of seating and a table tennis table to ensure a competitive end to a few of the days out. One thing to watch is the drive up to the cottage. It is explained in the description but anything lower than a standard saloon car will not get up one section of the drive. Taken carefully it is OK and a 4x4 or SUV would have no issues at all. We would throughly recommend staying here if you want to explore the Langdale valleys or Coniston, and The Drunken Duck Inn is only a 5 minute drive away. Not sure you can beat that for probably the best pub in the Lakes!!
On Saturday, 15 Jul 2023
This property is a wonderful Lakeland cottage and is in a fantastic location within 10 minutes drive of Grizedale Forest, Wray Castle, Tarn Hows and Ambleside. It's also only a 30 mins walk into Hawkshead. It has all the amenities you could need - washing machine, tumble dryer, fridges, freezer, good WiFi, a smart TV and even cot beds - but I'm not sure if these are mentioned on the listing. As others have mentioned the driveway is a bit uneven but that is a small price to pay for such a wonderful and secluded location. we took it slowly each day in our relatively low car and were fine. We also managed to get a supermarket to deliver, but only to the bottom of the drive. We would happily stay again!
On Wednesday, 12 Jul 2023
We had a special week at the Farmhouse for our annual family trip. The property was perfectly situated for local walks and convenient for trips to Hawskhead and Ambleside. Great value for money and had everything we needed.
On Saturday, 24 Jun 2023
We had a fantastic stay at the farmhouse. The house suited us perfectly and had everything we needed. We were a group of 6 adults and 3 infants (7-20 months) and had heaps of space, the garden was amazing and very comfy bedrooms. Located in a brilliant secluded spot near to key Lakes locations too. Only thing to mention for other families with young children would be there is no downstairs WC. Note the driveway is also very steep and uneven so careful driving required. We would 100% be back! :)
On Saturday, 17 Jun 2023
Wonderful stay at the cottage. Beautiful location. Nice and relaxing. Very comfy and homely.
On Monday, 10 Apr 2023
Wonderful house to stay in, close to Ambleside. Fantastic walks, lovely outdoor space to sit outside, the kids also loved being in the garden! Would definitely visit again! Thankyou!
On Monday, 27 Mar 2023
We had a lovely stay, it is a lovely spacious air bnb and well equipped with everything we needed as well as being in a great location. Definitely worth the stay!
On Friday, 10 Mar 2023
My friends and I had a wonderful long weekend at The Farmhouse. A beautiful home, and a beautiful location, and we would all definitely be back again. Food at the Drunken Duck is a must.
On Sunday, 27 Nov 2022
Stunning and spacious, yet cosy, cottage in a perfect location. The cottage had everything we needed and was a joy stay in. Off the beaten track but also the perfect base from which to visit other areas of the Lake District. Bowness-onWindermere, Windermere, Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead and Grizedale Forest were all a short drive away. We had a wonderful stay and would love to return.
On Friday, 25 Nov 2022
We had a lovely weekend away at the Farmhouse! The house is spacious, comfortable and cosy and was very well equipped too.Lovely surroundings - a very peaceful and relaxing stay.
On Wednesday, 26 Oct 2022
Me and my family stayed here for 1 week for a 60th birthday surprise for my father. This cottage was perfect for everything we needed. It was spacious and cosy at the same time. There was 6 adults, a baby and a dog and it suited us perfectly. The location was pretty central to everything we wanted to explore, was able to see everything we wanted to within the week with a short drive away longest drive was 40minutes which was thirlmere, everything else was about 15-20 minute drives away. Even though the description states the road going to the cottage is bumpy we did not expect it to be as bad as it was. My father drove a Mercedes CLA which is a low car and we had trouble getting up and down but we took our time and managed it. But we were made aware of this before hand. My sister drove a 4x4 and she was absolutely fine going up and down. The cottage has all the appliances you can think of to live comfortably for the week, we were able to cook big family meals with ease. There are a selection of family board games which was such a lovely touch. If you’re bringing a dog be aware they like you to keep them on the lead at all times whilst in the garden as I don’t believe it’s fully secure and there is lots of wildlife around. Throughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone. Thank you.
On Saturday, 15 Oct 2022
Stunning place. Great location. All exactly as you’d hope for. Clean, tidy, well furnished, good communication. Beautiful garden area. A truly lovely house
On Wednesday, 05 Oct 2022
Beautiful property with a lovely garden. Exactly as described in the listing (although the pictures don't fully do it justice!). 15 min drive from Windemere/Conniston, but some lovely local walks from right outside the driveway.
On Thursday, 15 Sep 2022
Had a great time. Drive way is hard to get normal cars up but that is stated in the description. Beds could be comfier. Had a great time though, cottage was very nice.
On Wednesday, 14 Sep 2022
This is a great property to stay, very close to Ambleside (10 min drive) with a lovely pub a walk away which is called outgate inn. Everything was a short drive away which is great. The table tennis was a great hit as were the number of board games that were available at the house. It was very clean and well spacious with nice outdoor space, we would definitely book again the only thing to be mindful of is driving to the property can be quite steep on a rocky path therefore if you have a lower car just be mindful, 4 by 4s will have no issues.
On Wednesday, 31 Aug 2022
We had such a great holiday made even better by this beautiful house. We loved the rural location but it’s still very close to both Windermere and Coniston Lakes. The house was clean, cozy and had everything we needed. Communication with the hosts was great. I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay. We were a group of 6.
On Sunday, 17 Apr 2022
Lovely. Well equipped, aesthetically pleasing, a nice size - my favourite Airbnb so far!
On Friday, 25 Mar 2022
A lovely peaceful farmhouse. We would definitely stay again!
On Friday, 25 Mar 2022
Beautiful cottage with absolutely everything you could need for a home from home stay.
On Tuesday, 22 Mar 2022
Lovely property with everything you need and plenty of space for larger parties. You really get that luxury farmhouse feel from your stay. The lane up to the property isn’t the best but we managed ok in our BMW taking it slowly. A short drive from Ambleside and surrounding areas but perfect for getting away from the crowds.
On Monday, 07 Mar 2022
Couldn't recommend the farmhouse enough. It had everything you needed after a long walk! Thanks again
On Saturday, 26 Feb 2022
We stayed for a lovely week in outgate. Lots of things to explore out and about. The cottage is a stones throw away from Hawkshead village where we found a lovely tea shop. The cottage was perfect for what we needed super comfy beds and well equipped kitchen. The children enjoyed late nights playing the board games provided. We had one power cut during our stay due to the storms but it was back on when we came back in the evening. The Aga in the lounge was very handy as a back up option. Very much advise 4x4 vehicles to access this property. The track leading to the cottage is very rutted and steep. But all in all we had a fabulous week!!
On Friday, 04 Feb 2022
A beautiful well equipped and located property. It was an absolute pleasure to stay here even with the powercuts caused by a storm overnight. The log burning stove was a real life saver during 14 hours of no power. An ideal place to stay regardless of weather or circumstances
On Wednesday, 02 Feb 2022
Fantastic time! We will be back soon x
On Tuesday, 14 Dec 2021
We enjoyed a fantastic few days staying here and we couldn’t believe our luck in finding such an amazing property in a stunning location. The property is immaculate and impeccably clean. The rooms were massive and the property was well equipped, as we cooked all meals at the property. It was also very warm (we only needed to light the log stoves on one night for a couple of hours). Also the large dining table is a fantastic space for playing board and card games on! We had no issues accessing the property and neither of us doing the driving had 4x4s (we arrived in Skoda Octavia and Alfa Guilia). Access is fine, as you as you take it steady along the drive to the property.
On Tuesday, 07 Dec 2021
This is a stunning house, in a beautiful location. So quiet! It's only 10 mins away from both Ambleside or Coniston though, so still close to shops and restaurants etc. The house has pretty much everything you could need for your stay. Get it booked, you will not be disappointed.
On Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021
Beautiful house, but v v steep and bumpy driveway to the parking area, really need a 4 x 4. amazing log burner in the sitting room meant cozy evenings in this well equipped, lovely comfortable house, ideal for the whole family.
On Sunday, 07 Nov 2021
Wonderful house in a wonderful location. Walk trails straight from the front door which was a great surprise. The road to the house has multiple potholes as well as a steep final ascent so I’d recommend leaving the sports car at home .
On Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
What a fabulous house, truly stunning inside with everything you can think of that you need for a comfortable stay. We loved it and will be back!
On Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
beautiful house, fantastic location, bliss :)
On Friday, 20 Aug 2021
Gorgeous place to stay. Very homely. The kids loved all the chickens, sheep and ponies near by.
On Tuesday, 29 Jun 2021
We were the first guests to stay at the Farmhouse and felt very lucky. It is stylishly furnished and wasn't lacking for anything. The house is in a beautiful rural position, sits in very pretty gardens, with a beautiful terrace just off the kitchen/diner for outside dining (if you are lucky with the weather). The kitchen is well equipped, has sharp knives, plenty of crockery and cutlery, scales, a quooker type hot water tap and lots of fridge space. There is an amazing wood burner/range in the sitting room, two sofas and a couple of armchairs. The dining table would sit 10-12 comfortably. The bedrooms have very comfortable beds; pillows are on the soft side. There are 4 double beds and a single was put up for us. There are 2 bathrooms, 1 of which is en suite but no downstairs loo. All of us agreed that we would like to return to the property.
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