Heft at High House Farm ref: UK1320

Watermillock, near Ullswater, Ullswater Area

4 Stars



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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 


Formerly a working farm, High House Farm commands glorious views from its elevated position just a mile from the shores of much loved Lake Ullswater. In an idyllic spot surrounded by open fields, with fells as the backdrop to this picture perfect landscape, the setting of High House Farn in its 10 acres of grounds creates an environment perfect for a romantic break. With care and respect to the character of the former farm, the hands on owner has created a collection of five superb holiday cottages from some of the traditional stone buildings. Each individual in itself, features of the original building have been incorporated into the conversion, and all cottages offer character and charm within a contemporary setting. All offer couples privacy, ooze quality and character, and are complemented with beautiful furnishings and excellent en-suite facilities.

Heft is the latest addition to the collection, converted in Spring 2018, and sitting on the outer edge of the site, enjoys a second terrace to make the most of views from this glorious spot. The ground floor accommodation of this detached property is stylishly furnished and the generously proportioned bedroom a real wow factor in this delightful cottage. Couples will find Heft perfect for a romantic break or the perfect base for a week exploring the area.

Walks from the door offer something for all abilities. Hardier ramblers can head to the fells, whilst for those more inclined to take a steadier pace, a stroll down to Ullswater offers wonderful views. Aira Force is close by and well worth a visit. Lovers of the great outdoors wanting to make the most of the area will find convenient storage available for canoes, cycles, windsurfs etc, and livery is available on request for an additional fee. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Heft can be booked together with The Byre (CC118201), Stable Yard (CC118216), The Bothy (CC118217) and The Hoggest (CC118233) to accommodate up to 10 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With Sky TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
Bedroom: With super kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.


Patio with terrace and garden furniture. Livery available on request (at cost). Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Visit England 4 Star, Visit England Gold awarded property.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    8.0 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile

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About the local area

Ullswater is the Lake District's second largest lake at nine miles long. Located in the eastern side of Cumbria, it bends and twists its way through dramatic mountain scenery on one side and a gently curving shoreline of green fields and woodland on the other.

Boating centres and marinas nestle unobtrusively on the lake edge, perfect for the water sports enthusiasts, or visitors can relax and enjoy the scenery from one of the steamers that have sailed the lake since 1855.

Many of the Lake District's many walks have their starting point from around Ullswater, including the renowned trek to Helvellyn's summit via Striding Edge. Or for the less energetic there are many low-level walks through beautiful countryside.

Of note is Glenridding which sits on the south western shore and is surrounded by the fells with wonderful scenic views. Pooley Bridge on the northern shore, with its 16th Century Bridge, Lakeland greystone houses and quaint teashops and Patterdale just to the south of Ullswater, cradled by mountains.

Things to do nearby

Simply Good Cookery School

TV chef and judge on the ITV's Britain's Best Bakery, Pete Sidwell is offering an exciting opportunity for families to join him at his restaurant based in the Rheged Visitors Centre near Penrith.

Lakeland Boat Hire

Enjoy the stunning scenery around Ullswater by hiring a boat from the northern shores at Lakeland Boat Hire. They supply a wide range of boats including luxury motor boats and Canadian canoes! Tel: 01768 486800

Sailing on Ullswater

On either side of the lake, there are places where you can go sailing.

Park Foot Pony Trekking

Park Foot is situated on the edge of Lake Ullswater and provides a brilliant place to do some Pony Trekking around the beautiful countryside surrounding the lake. All pony treks are fully supervised so it is a brilliant adventure no matter what your experience

Lake Ullswater

Ullswater is said by many to be the most beautiful lake in the Lake District. It is the second longest lake in Cumbria measuring a length of seven and a half miles and a width of _ mile.


Located just off the M6 J.40 between the northern lakes market town of Penrith and the village of Stainton, Rheged is a surprising building of architectural merit.

Gowbarrow Crag
Gowbarrow Crag

Just above Pooley Bridge and easily accessible from the roadside Gowbarrow is south facing and offers some really worthwhile climbs on the middle crag.

Aira Force

On the northern side of the lake, a short walk from the lake shore you can find one of the Lake District's most stunning and famous waterfalls.

Walking up Hallin Fell

To experience one of the best panoramic views of Lake Ullswater, you should hike up Hallin Fell which is situated mid way down the lake and is part of the well known `kink' in the length of the waters.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

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