An Elizabethan Farmhouse of immense charm and character
The Farmhouse – an explosion of charm, character and history (sleeps 8 to 9)
The Farmhouse cottage is Grade 2 Listed of historical importance. History buffs will remember reading about the Catholic rebellion of 1569 and 1570 supported by the Northern Earls in an attempt to dethrone Queen Elizabeth I and put Mary Queen of Scots onto the throne…. the “Rising of the North”. When the rebellion was quashed by nobles loyal to Queen Elizabeth I, the lands belonging to the Earls of Northumberland and Westmorland – the latter owning most of Eskdale at the time, were confiscated and a survey done for Queen Elizabeth. Bridge End Farmhouse appears on that survey. So, the house is at least 450 years old and quite probably another 100 or 200 years older as, along with Eskdale Mill, across the bridge over the Whillan Beck, dating from the 14th Century, the two are oldest properties in the village of Boot.
Immense Charm, Character & History
Beams galore, super thick granite walls, flagstone floors, oak panelling and floorboards; as well as a Court cupboard dating back to 1703 given as a wedding present to the then occupiers. Even Beatrix Potter stayed in The Farmhouse during a visit to Eskdale. You would be hard pressed to find a luxury holiday home that’s richer in history & character in the Western Lakes!
A very special 5 star graded luxury Farmhouse cottage to enjoy, marvel at and relax in…
There are period bathrooms, huge, brand new, sumptuous red Italian leather sofas and a new solid wood kitchen, installed in February. Super comfy 5 star quality beds were added just last month. The Farmhouse is snug and warm with full central heating plus a cosy log burner and free supply of logs. It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a private garden and fruit trees, fabulous views, new garden furniture and a large Weber barbeque.