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Dash Farmhouse - Unique location, Private and Secluded

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.

The Dash is an unspoiled traditional hill farm, completely secluded, and located on the northern side of Skiddaw. "Perhaps one of the rare places you can see the sea, a waterfall and a lake all in one view!!"

The farm nestles at the foot of the famous Whitewater Dash waterfall which sits at the head of Dash Valley looking down to Bassenthwaite Lake and on to the Solway Coast and to Scotland in the distance.

Set in 150 acres of private farmland, the property has a garden and there is direct access on to the open fell.

Summary of Accommodation

The ground floor of the house has underfloor heating throughout. Upstairs is centrally heated with radiators.

Sleeps 6/8 (6 adults plus children) (with cot and high chair provided at no charge)


Kitchen with Aga Range cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, microwave, washing machine and dryer. Free Wi-Fi,

Cosy Sitting Room with Open Fire

Dining Room with farmhouse table and chairs .

Wet room with lavatory

Drying room


Bedroom 1 with Double Bed

Bedroom 2 with Double Bed

Bedroom 3 with Super Kingsize or Twin Beds

Bathroom with bath, shower and lavatory

All bedrooms furnished with wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Access to the farmhouse - there are a few gates to open and close on the way to The Dash, please leave these as you find them. Many Thanks.

No one would dispute that the area is a veritable paradise for walkers and climbers, but it also must be said there are a great many fascinating places to visit by car.

Fortunately for us, the vast majority of visitors don't venture further north than Keswick. The Dash is perhaps only a 15 minute drive north of Keswick and yet the area and roads are perfectly quiet and still.

Places to Visit:-

•Osprey nesting viewpoint, Bassenthwaite

•Trotters World of Animals, Bassenthwaite

•Cumberland Pencil Museum at Keswick

•Wordsworth House, Cockermouth

•Jennings Brewery Tour, Cockermouth

•Keswick Launch (on Derwentwater)

•Cars of the Stars Museum, Keswick

•Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

•Carlisle Castle and Tullie House Museum

More Details

Member since: 2015
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2018


Keswick Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Wet Room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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Dash Farmhouse - Unique location, Private and Secluded
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Stunning Views, Characterful Property and Easy Access to Hikes/Walks

  • 4 of 5

My mother, husband and I had a very nice stay at The Dash. It's wonderfully quiet, charming and remote. The views are prototypical picture postcard Cumbrian expanses of rocks, cliffs, lakes and grazing sheep; one can even see the Irish Sea on a clear day. A highlight of our afternoons was the chickens and rooster pecking at the kitchen window, asking for a snack.

As to the amenities, we found most of them suitable. However, the kitchen lacked proper pots, pans and good sharp knives. The coffee-maker was on death's door, so we donated a new one, as well as a good chef's knife.

We also had to do a bit of cleaning in the kitchen, upon arrival. The seams between the floor stones were full of hair and debris, and the counter-tops were a bit sticky. A bit of touch-up dusting and vaccuuming around the rest of the house could have helped as well. Also, I realize this summer was an unusual one for England, both in temperature and insect populations, but the house desperately needs some window screens. We suffered a constant plague of houseflies during our stay.

Unfortunately, I have to say this to almost every HomeAway or AirBnB host, but please invest in some high quality linens, pillows, mattresses and bed-frames. They make ALL the difference in one's memory of a property. The Dash's were acceptable but not great.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review The coffee maker was a gift to me from my son, much appreciated if you could tell me where you have put it? The one you left I have packaged ready to post to you if you would like to send me your address. If the doors are left wide open the house will fill up with flies, to splatter them over the walls does not help with my time to clean between guests. If guests did not move furniture around, cleaned the toilets they have used during their stay and generally left things tidy that would free up my time immensely so I could hoover the cracks between the sandstone flooring Kind regards
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Lovely, characterful, warm cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Amazing scenery, isolation, cockerel and hens......wonderful!

The Farmhouse has underfloor heating, so is beautifully warm even when the weather is less so. It is also very well equipped and has really comfy beds. The huge bath was a great hit with our family.

Wonderful walks literally on the doorstep.

Come prepared to open 5 gates on route from the road to the house.

Pleasant, helpful owner.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Isolated and quiet farmhouse just as pictured and fantastic place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This farmhouse was an amazing place to stay - many people visit time after time. Blissfully quiet, comfortable beds, warm showers and amazingly huge bath. The drying room was very useful and the house is well equipped. The road to the house is more like a 2 mile farm track, the last bit would be tough in anything but a 4x4 (although possible with care). Easy to access the rest of the Lake District but also many fabulous walks from the doorstep. Would thoroughly recommend this farmhouse.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location and accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

The house is quirky and full of character but also meets the needs for modern comforts. It is off the beaten track which we loved. Fantastic weeked.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful with a pet rooster

  • 5 of 5

Green and secluded, other than a few hikers headed to the waterfall you can avoid the world for a few days and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The owners did a good job of maintaining the feeling of on old farmhouse with modern life. The resident rooster is very socialized, and may think he is a dog.

And despite the description of having limited internet, we had excellent wireless services.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Get Away from It All Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with Dash Farmhouse. A charming home, well-equipped, in a gorgeous locale. We particularly enjoyed the rooster who pecked on the kitchen window when we arrived, and the great walks. It was difficult to get to since there was a bridge out on the route we should have taken (which Eleanor warned us about), but the back-up directions were sketchy and we ended up lost and no one answered any of the three phone numbers we'd been provided when we called for help navigating our way to the house. We got there eventually, though, and it was worth it. If you want peace and quiet and stunning views from every window (and lots of sheep around), this is the place for you. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Sun Inn, Bassenthwaite
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Sun Inn Bassenthwaite
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $199.04

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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