Helton, Askham, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2QL.

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Ideally situated in a quiet fell location for walking, cycling, or horse riding holidays (bring your own Horse)

Get away from it all - pet friendly - ideal for families - short breaks - weekly - available all year round.

Scales farm Cottage

The cottage sleeps up to eight people and is situated in a quiet fell location on a working hill farm in the pretty Lowther valley,near Helton village and three miles from Askham, and only twenty minuets to Pooley Bridge and Penrith. Bookings are available throughout the year. Experience the lakes in all seasons, or stay for a short break if attending an event or a wedding at Askham and surrounding area, please enquire for further details.

It is ideally situated for walking, cycling or horse riding holidays (bring your own), or just relaxing. From the farm you can directly access routes/walks/ bridle paths up onto the fells, to Loadpot Hill to the Roman road on High street, and along to Haweswater, Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Howtown, Askham, Helton, Bampton and the Lowther valley.

The cottage is located approximately twenty minutes from the M6 Motorway, accessed via J39 Shap or J40 Penrith. Carlisle is only about sixty minutes away. 

There are good rail and coach connections to Penrith and onward taxi services. Grid reference of Scales Farm is Land ranger Map sheet 90 NY486201 and the What 3 Words for Scales Farm Cottage are, magazine desk slanting. Scales Farm Cottage directions

It is also Ideally situated for general touring of the the Lake District, Eden Valley and the Yorkshire Dales, and a location to break a long journey, perhaps to Scotland.

There are plenty of things to see and do. Cycling (many quiet roads and fell lanes and bridle ways), sightseeing, fishing (e.g. River Lowther, Eamont, and Ullswater and Haweswater lakes are close by). Fishing permits for river Lowther  can be brought from Penrith Anglers Association and for Hayeswater and general fishing licenses from Pooley Bridge post Office. Why not simply relax in a quite fell location and children will love the animals on the farm.

Lowther Castle Lowther River Lowther Valley

Other local attractions are an outdoor swimming pool five minutes away (seasonal) at Askham .  Indoor swimming pool fifteen minutes away at Penrith.  Pony Trekking ten minutes away at Parkfoot near Pooley Bridge, the Rheged Discovery Centre at Penrith.  Ullswater Steamers have daily sailings to Howtown and Glenridding from Pooley bridge. At Askham and surrounding area there is Askham Hall (Wedding and Resturant venue), The Queens Head Inn, The Health Barn (range of therapies available), The Punchbowl Inn, The Mardale Inn at Bampton, (Bampton Valley Community Pub) and Lowther Castle and gardens to visit, plus loads more around the area too. 

There is an abundance of wildlife found in and around the surrounding area such as red squirrels, badgers, deer, fell ponies and we have a resident tawny owl this year!

Refer to Local websites such as Visit Eden , Go Lakes , Wild Haweswater , or Askham and Helton Comminity Website for up to date events and things to do in the area.

The nearest Tourist Information centres can be found at Pooley Bridge, Penrith and Glenriddding.

If you would like more information on or would like to make a booking please make contact by either phone or email as listed on the Contact page

Last revised: January 2024

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