Lovely little cottage, perfect for the Western Fells. Off the A road, just chickens for company, and friendly farmer and his wife next door.
We enjoyed our two nights in the area. The steam train and some remote driving excursions were very satisfying. Both nights we ate dinner at the Brown Cow pub and enjoyed the lasagna and pints.
The road entering the property was no issue for us and would disagree with other comments about it.
Quiet secluded cottage on working farm. Comfortable & clean, good hosts. TV reception could do with updating, but free Wi-Fi advantageous'
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I have just stayed there for two nights with my wife, one year old baby girl, Friend and his wife. We have been welcomed by the owner named Stephen. He was such a nice person. We had a bit of difficulties to find the place as there wasn't clear signpost on the way and cottage was situated at the bottom of the hill. this is totally a remote area, no mobile coverage (we had O2 and Vodafone)..but wifi was available in the cottage , so we were not totally detached from the world. following morning stephen approached to us with some fresh eggs from his hens and he gave us some idea where to go and what to see. We have been to Muncaster Castle, Revenglass , Roman Bath House and also Wast Water. we really enjoyed staying there and grateful to stephen for landing us his map.
Advices for the people: Make sure your car's has good brakes if you are taking it and you are good driver.
have viber or whatsapp in your phone to keep connected while in the cottage, keep a local map to navigate as gps might not be working all the time, keep a torch light too. and also warm cloth for night out.
Don't forget to see the places i mentioned. if you love natural beauty..you must go see wast water.
we would definitely stay again.Loved the place, very central to so many places, towns and remote spots alike, excellent accomadation, clean and all you need. lovely people and animals. veiws and peace and quiet. recomend the brown cow for food, and service. also try Eskdale.
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My partner and I stayed at Row Farm Cottage for 3 nights at the beginning of May. We had a little trouble finding the cottage as the sign for it was facing the opposite direction we were approaching from. On arrival down the stone path (my KA struggled with the road but managed) we were greeted at the cottage by Stephen the farm owner. He was very pleasant and accommodating. In fact, we had a severe puncture and both Stephen and his son assisted in removing the tyre and attaching the spare. Without their help and tools the car would not have been drivable. He was also able to tell us about local amenities but also respected our privacy.
The location of the cottage is beautiful but rather remote, be prepared to drive across fells to reach the west side of the lake district. It is definitely worth the trouble though, as the sunset over the sea is absolutely beautiful. In addition, the miniature train ride from Ravenglass to Delgarth offers breathtaking scenery.
I would definitely recommend this location and this cottage if you are looking at staying in a less tourist part of the Lake District. We thoroughly enjoyed our time.
Row Farm Cottage is a family run farm. We were very excited on arrival to this remote holiday destination with our 6 year old daughter. Because as soon as your arrive at the gate you see the sheep. There is a stoned laid path down the hill so I four wheel drive is recommended.
Stephen the owner made us feel very welcome and was very helpful and gave us lots of information and advice on the area. So ask him anything as he's happy to help.
Please note this is not the tourist part and local Tesco supermarket is 15 mins away. There is free WIFI which is necessary as no reception whilst in cottage. Be prepared with your food before arrival to this self catering cottage as there is only a pub around here. But Steve kindly gave us a bottle of milk and later gave our littler one fresh eggs from his chickens which were tasty and appreciated. Stephen is there if you want to speak or if you want to keep to yourselves he is respectful of that.
Must emphasis bring your wellie's to explore farm and fleece and lots of warm clothes as it can get cold.
The beach is about 5 mins drive and all you have to do is follow the signs. I recommend you go on the stream train which you can take from Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway to see the breath taking scenery but on the first day, exploring the farm is enough. If your coming from London expect a least a 7 hour journey, so leave your home about 9am ish.
However it is remote (which is what we town folk love about this place as its a great experience) so bear that in mind and if your not an experience driver then its not possible to drive here.
There is so much to see that seven days is not enough. I am sure I will return and would highly recommend this to anyone!