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Westmains Farm

Penton, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972658)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Review(s)

  • Elizabeth

    “Absolutely brilliant holiday.”

    Gorgeous farmhouse, views were outstanding.

    Gorgeous farmhouse, views were outstanding. We were lucky with the weather so we got some lovely walks in. Would definitely recommend. My only feedback would be that the couch was a little bit uncomfortable, may could do with some new stuffing in the cushions.

    - Elizabeth, February 2022

The property

Westmains Farm is ideally located for a peaceful, relaxing holiday at any time of year.

Newly renovated in contemporary style and with its own Hot Tub, the cottage will appeal to families looking to explore north Cumbria including the northern Lake District, Scottish Borders and Hadrian's Wall. Westmains Farm is located 15 miles north of Carlisle on the border between England and Scotland and is an ideal base from which to explore the Scottish Borders, Hadrian’s Wall and the Lake District, Lake Ullswater is under an hours drive away.

Theproperty is situated in the Liddel Valley adjacent to Kershope Forest part of the huge Border Forest park and provides a back drop to scenic walks and the quiet country roads are forestry paths are perfect for enjoying by bike. The local Bridge Inn at Penton provides delicious food and a warm Cumbrian welcome after a day exploring or fishing.

Alternatively the Scottish village of Newcastleton, some 5 miles away, provides more places to eat and drink in the local area. The former farmhouse has a most picturesque setting overlooking the Liddel Valley on the English side of the border some 30 minutes drive north east of Carlisle.

The newly refurbished, contemporary style and shooting lodge sits in an idyllic, rural, location with woodland aspect and the benefit of three quarters of a mile of salmon and sea trout fishing on the River Liddel with an additional three named pools. The oil centrally heated accommodation comprises: Open plan dining/lounge with contemporary style furnishings, feature fireplace housing wood burning stove, electric wall mounted fire, a selection of DVD's, books and children's games and superb views over the valley to the forest in the distance. The lounge opens out onto a breakfast kitchen with double oven, dishwasher, American style fridge/freezer and microwave. Conservatory with loungers overlooking the rear garden. Utility with washing machine, tumble dryer. Cloakroom with hand basin and WC. First floor: Superb master bedroom with super king size bed and TV. Twin bedroom with TV. Childs single bedroom. Spacious well appointed family bathroom comprising walk-in shower with rain fall shower, free standing bath, hand basin, WC and TV. All oil, electric, bed linen and towels provided. Ample private parking. The property is approached over a shared driveway to the neighboring cottage with an attractive stone walled garden to the front and rear with garden furniture, BBQ and hot tub, and access to the adjoining fields leading to the forestry beyond. Guests have access to three quarters of a mile of salmon and sea trout fishing in the River Liddel, a main tributary of the River Esk and has three main pools, Rutty Pool, Sandy Pool and Fowl Nest Pool.

An abundance of salmon may be expected, with September and October usually offering the best fishing, however the river is particularly noted for sea trout fishing during the summer months.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 child's single, Bathroom with walk-in shower with rainfall shower, free standing bath, hand basin, WC and TV
  • Open plan living/dining room
  • Dining kitchen
  • Conservatory
  • Cloakroom with WC.
  • Oil fired central heating plus wood burning stove
  • Induction hob, double oven, dishwasher, American style fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer, TVs, DVDs, books, children's games, WiFi
  • Oil and electricity included, bed linen and towels provided
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • 2 person Hot Tub
  • Fishing access to River Liddell
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 10 minute drive
  • Countryside walks 1 min

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


Gretna Green 7.7 miles; Carlisle 8.5 miles; Brampton 11 miles; Dumfries 27.5 miles

A delightful, well-stocked town in northern Cumbria that runs alongside the River Esk. Longtown is a fantastic base for a holiday as it comes in the centre of four Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including Solway Coast AONB, the Northumberland National Park, North Pennines AONB and the Lake District National Park.The local area offers a pleasant range of shops, pubs and restaurants for you to choose from. There are some beautiful places nearby, offering even more places to go and things to do. Brampton and Carlisle are nearby with beautiful buildings. As Longtown is so close to Scotland, it would be rude not to visit Dumfries and Galloway. Edinburgh and Glasgow are just over an hours drive away.