In the light of recent COVID 19 regulations we are offering 3 double rooms, or a family room and 2 double rooms together with exclusive use of the lounge, dining room, kitchen and the fell-view garden at these fantastic rates:

***3 night weekend break (Friday to Monday) or 4 night mid-week break (Monday to Friday), both at £995***

***7 night full week break (Friday to Friday) at £1195***


If you would like a week or short break in the beautiful Lake District National Park then give us a call on 07795823385 or email info@theoldhomestead.co.uk with your request and we would be happy to discuss a late deal with you.

Please note that these prices are only available via direct booking using the supplied phone number or email address.

The Old Homestead is a beautifully positioned, 10 bedroom, self-catering traditional Cumbrian long house located in the Northern Lake District. With ample garden, ample parking and plenty of space for up to 25 guests to holiday in blissful luxury it really is quite unique. The large dining room, lounge and kitchen are all perfectly presented for your enjoyment and comfort and there is even free WiFi in the main areas.

Just a short drive from the amenities of Cockermouth (2 miles) and Keswick (8 miles) the house faces directly towards the Vale of Lorton and to the dividing valleys of Crummock and Loweswater. Apart from the ever popular Buttermere the majority of Lorton Vale escapes the tourist glare and there are many quiet places to get away from everything.

So you see, up here in the Northern Lake District you can take it as fast and energetic or as slow and leisurely as you choose and still have the comfort of The Old Homestead to return to for a fantastic family and friends get together followed by a good night's sleep.


The wonderful vistas and location of Buttermere make it one of those Lake District places you just have to visit. Sit by the lake and enjoy an ice-cream or amble the five or so miles around the circular and quite flat lakeside walk.

Whinlatter Forest Centre

Just a short drive from The Old Homestead is Whinlatter Forest. Whinlatter Forest has several attractions for the visitor. The main visitor centre has a cafe, gift shop and children’s play area and is the home of live camera feeds from the nearby Osprey’s nest (during the nesting season). There are fabulous walking trails, mountain biking galore and, for those with a head for heights, ‘Go Ape’.


Loweswater is one of the hidden gems of the Northern Lake District. Located close to Buttermere and Crummock it really is a ‘must see’, there’s also a great pub nearby!
The lake is not far from The Old Homestead or Cockermouth and is also easily reached from elsewhere in West Cumbria.