300 year old Cumbrian farmhouse on working farm

Pringle House is a 300 year old farmhouse situated at the centre of 130 acres of farmland in the Eden Valley, Cumbria. The house has been in the family since 1921 and has recently been completely renovated to include central heating, double glazed sash windows and beautiful original sandstone floors. There are two wood burning stoves and an open plan layout on the ground floor.

Upstairs there is a king sized double bedroom with ensuite shower room, one large bedroom with a triple bunk bed (lower double/ upper single) one single bedroom and two smaller rooms (currently a study and a music room) plus a family bathroom.

The farmhouse is at the centre of this working farm, which is run by Helen`s parents. They live in an annexe (separate to the farmhouse) and will take care of our two dogs during your stay and be a point of contact should you need any help. Helen`s Grandmother lives in a static caravan near the house.

We have lots of space to play outdoors- a garden to the front and woodland area behind the house with a huge trampoline.

We have six pet chickens that you are welcome to care for (this involves letting them out and shutting them in each evening, checking feed and water and collecting eggs) but my parents will do this if you would rather not!

About the location

We are located in the Eden Valley, between the Pennines and the Lake District National Park.

Penrith is our nearest town (15 min drive). It`s a lovely market town, centrally located beside the M6 and A66, with lots of independent shops, cafes and galleries plus several supermarkets.

We are close to the villages of Caldbeck and Hesket Newmarket (great walks, pubs and scenery) and within an easy drive of Keswick (25 mins) and fantastic days out in the Lake District. To the north, the historic city of Carlisle is a 25 minute drive and it`s just a short distance further to the Scottish borders.

There are walks from the doorstep along footpaths and quiet country lanes. Our nearest hamlet, Ellonby is half a mile and a little further is Skelton, with a Michelin recognised pub The Dog and Gun which serves amazing food. Upfront Art Gallery and Puppet theatre is just two miles away and has a wonderful cafe.



Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Open to Offers
  • Housesitting Offered
  • Weekend Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome
  • Pet Care Offered

Ellonby near Penrith (HE23295)

Cumbria,   England

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 7) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
Looking for August swap or October half term

Dates available

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Swap duration: Open to offer

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Membership expiry date: 14 Mar 2022