The Fold, Hallin Bank

Martindale - North Lakes, Lake District

Romantic Lake District cottage for couples.

  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Low Season weekly price: £500
  • High Season weekly price: £700
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Living Accommodation

Hallin Bank is a 17th century farmhouse set in eleven acres of its own land at the end of a private road. It occupies a stunning position on the south slopes of Hallin Fell, with magnificent views over the secluded valley of Martindale and towards Lake Ullswater. The east wing, known as The Fold, is available all year round to rent as a romantic Lake District cottage for couples.

The Fold has its own entrance from the lane outside Hallin Bank. You enter directly into the kitchen/diner, where there is space for coats and boots. The kitchen contains table and chairs, electric cooker, under-worktop fridge with ice-box, microwave, kettle, toaster, ample kitchen and dining equipment housed in a range of new kitchen cupboards. The downstairs bathroom, recently renovated, has a large shower and a washing machine. Stairs rise from the kitchen into the large loft bedroom. This contains a kingsize double bed and a single bed.

The main room on the ground floor is the living room, approximately 6 x 4 metres. At one end is a log-burning stove with comfortable furniture around it and TV/DVD. At the other end is a sofa and other furniture on a raised area that can be curtained off. The floor level windows in this room are a curiosity: they were once little doorways for sheep and pigs. A garden door opens on to a terrace with panoramic views over the valley. Here you have a chance to observe the local wild life at close range.

Outside, you can descend from the terrace into the apple orchard, filled with snowdrops and daffodils in springtime.The land is steeply sloping, but towards the lower end of the orchard there is a further levelled and paved area for sitting out, in a spot that gets maximum sun in summer. A gate leads into our field below and to Martindale beck. The fields above the house belong to us, too, and you can walk through them up to the open fellside. As with many Lakeland farmhouses, a public footpath runs past the buildings on the upper side but it is not intrusive since footfall is light and the buildings ‘face’ the other way, towards the valley. The main Hallin Bank garden is private.

The Area: Martindale - North Lakes, Lake District

Martindale is a hidden gem, a stunning secluded valley overlooking Ullswater. Its setting gives it a real ‘get away from it all’ feeling and means you’ll be able to relax and unwind. This peaceful area is known for its unique wildlife and walks. There are plenty of things to see and do in the area, including historic houses, romantic gardens, outdoor activities and interesting towns and villages.


The Fold, Hallin Bank rental prices: £500 - £700


Please contact the owner to check availability of this holiday home.


Contact Owner

Jane Penman

Tel:017684 86505

Advertiser since: October 2010

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