Troutbeck cottages

Troutbeck cottages

The meandering village of Troutbeck lies above the verdant Troutbeck Valley at the start of the famous Kirkstone Pass which links Windermere with Ullswater. The village enjoys a tranquil setting, bypassed by the modern road, although it is only a few miles from the popular lakeside towns of Windermere, Ambleside and Bowness. Beatrix Potter used to live in the village at Troutbeck Park Farm, where she bred Herdwick sheep. The property, and the sheep, at the foot of Troutbeck Tongue, now belong to the National Trust. At the opposite end of the village is another National Trust property, Townend House. This fine example of Lakeland architecture also gives a fascinating insight into the life of the Lake District family who owned it from when it was built in 1626 until more recent times with furniture, books and domestic implements accumulated by the family on display.

Walking in the area

From your doorstep: Wansfell Pike, Ill Bell, Thornthwaite Crag. A few miles away: Red Screes, Hartsop Round, Dove Crag, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield Horseshoe. Further afield: Helvellyn, Place Fell, Helm Crag, Langdale Pikes, Bow Fell, Crinkle Crags.

Troutbeck cottages
Limefitt Park Check availability Limefitt Park, ,
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £489973 per week * Ref: CC3710
Pets allowed: * Short breaks available:


The spectacularly situated Limefitt Park is located in one of the Lake District's most beautiful valleys. The Troutbeck Valley sides climb steeply to the surrounding peaks, such as High Street and Froswick providing breathtaki...