Self-Catering Properties

Near Howe occupies a stunning elevated position on a tree lined knoll, giving it glorious views out over arguably some of the most delightful countryside in the Lake District National Park. Originally built as a farmstead about 180 years ago, Near Howe remained the farmhouse to the surrounding farm land until the end of the 1960s when it was converted to a guest house.

Over the ensuing years, the former farm buildings which surrounded the delightful open courtyard, have been skilfully converted to form seven spacious and uniquely appointed self-catering holiday cottages, which retain much of their original charm and character. Set amid carefully landscaped, yet easily maintained gardens and grounds, there is ample car parking and space for visitors to relax in a setting second to none for its peace and tranquillity.

Near Howe lies at the end of a delightful driveway across rolling Cumbrian farm land, but is within very easy reach of the A66, midway between the lovely Cumbrian market town of Penrith and Keswick - The Queen of The Lakes. Equally close at hand is Ullswater, topped and tailed by Pooley Bridge at the North and Glenridding to the South while in the opposite direction lies the picturesque village of Mungrisdale and further at 'Back o'Skidda' is Caldbeck, the former home of famous huntsman John Peel. All of this delightful countryside helps bring tourists to the area over an ever increasing season.

Near Howe was rescued from possible terminal decline in 1969, and over the ensuing years the farm buildings were steadily converted into individual self-catering cottages. The present driveway was also created to provide more direct access. Further changes were made in 2009, when the guest house was closed, and two new luxury self-catering apartments created out of the rear of the farmhouse.

Steve and Jill Woolley provide that special friendly atmosphere that guests at Near Howe have been used to for so many years.

The surrounding area can provide many activities and pastimes, including golf, fishing, pony trekking, boating and walking, from the gentlest of rambles to the most strenuous of fell walks. For the not so energetic, Near Howe is the ideal base from which to tour the magnificent Cumbrian countryside and enjoy the scenic beauty of our lovely Lakeland.

Why not check out our AVAILABILITY BELOW or mail us with an ENQUIRY.


Well behaved dogs are welcome in our cottages by prior arrangement at a cost of 20 per dog per week or part week. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the lounge furniture, and must not be left in the cottages unattended at any time. Dogs should be exercised outside of the grounds. There must be no evidence your pet has been at the property when you depart.

Catering/On-line Shopping

Whilst staying with us, why not treat yourself, and be pampered in your Cottage, by letting someone else do the cooking for you like Choice Catering, or be really organised and book a Tesco On-line Order from Carlisle to Near Howe. Sainsbury's and Asda also deliver.

View a range of Choice Catering menus

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Outside at Near Howe

Slide Show Around Near Howe

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360 Degree Drone flight round Near Howe

360 Degree Drone flight footage - thanks very much to Gary Blinco

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On-line Availability

Short Breaks Can Start on GREEN days topped with YELLOW line

Weekly Bookings Start on GREEN days topped with BLUE line

Please AVOID dates that are marked as Provisional (BLUE squares)

Call 01768 779678 if you have special booking requirements

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