High Bield

High Bield was built in the 1920s for the artist Ann Macbeth. It is a detached house sleeping 8 persons, in a spectacular location (see panorama photo above) sitting high above the beautiful village of Hartsop at the foot of the Kirkstone Pass. The house and garden have superb views of Brotherswater, the fells around and Ullswater in the distance.

The warm and cosy house was recently refurbished to a very high standard. The house is located at the end of a secluded track which winds it's way out of the back and high above Hartsop.

The house is an excellent base from which to walk, around Angle Tarn, on to the High Street ridge, or over to Fairfield and St Sunday Crag. Also don't miss a cruise on beautiful Ullswater where you can take a steamer ride to Howtown with a walk back along the east side of the lake, or spend a full day sailing up to Pooley Bridge for lunch in one of the many local pubs or cafés. Glenridding and Patterdale make good bases with shops for daily supplies, outdoor equipment and several pubs and eating places. The nearest shops can be found in Patterdale - it has an excellent post office that sells newspapers and home made bread amongst other things.

Accomodation: The house is entered via the newly built sun porch, with plenty of room for all your outdoor gear. A glazed door leads to the dining area, which take in the spectacular view over Brotherswater, and the newly fitted kitchen. Walk-in utility room with laundry facilities. Attractive sitting room with log burner and fine views. There are two good double bedrooms on the ground floor, one with a king-sized bed and one with a double bed, and a new bathroom with large shower, basin and wc.

view from the house


bedroom downstairs

Upstairs you will find three further bedrooms - two generous singles, and an interestingly shaped twin which was formerly the artist studio. Second bathroom with bath, basin and wc. Good distant views from all the main windows. The house is comfortable, newly decorated and equipped throughout with solid wood floors and rugs. Period features, like original fireplaces, have been retained throughout.

Outside: There is a lovely rocky hillside garden with wild flowers and mature trees which children will love as a hide-out. It is steep in places and very young children will need to be supervised. Garden furniture is provided for outside dining. Parking for two or three cars in the drive and garage.

Nearest pub at Brotherswater, local shop/post office and another pub at Patterdale.


bedroom upstairs (former art-studio)

hillside garden

view from garden

Facilties and services:
Sorry no pets • non-smokers please • duvets/beds made up for arrival • electric cooker and hob • microwave • dishwasher • fridge • freezer • autowasher/dryer • all electric central heating and hot water • electricity included • log basket filled on arrival • travel cot and high chair included • towels available - please order • parking for 2/3 cars • walks from the door.

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