High House Farm Cottages



A Heft is a place on the fell (a boundary with no fences) where sheep are ‘hefted’ because they are taught a sense of belonging by their mothers. Stretching back centuries, this knowledge is passed from ewe to lamb each year and has never been broken.

A favourite of Bassys, the light and airy feel of the Heft can’t help but lift the spirits. In rain or shine (..snow, wind or hail- you are in the Lake District!), the Heft is a perfect haven.


1 Superking bed
1 En suite bathroom
Dogs x 2
Ample parking
Enclosed outdoor area
  • Electric heating
  • Travel cot / high chair on request
  • Ensuite heated towel rail
  • Electric Cooker & Gas Hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/icebox
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Smart TV with Sky channels & DAB Radio
  • All linen and towels included
  • Storage for sailing dinghy, canoes, bikes etc
  • No smoking
  • No electric car charging
  • Communal utility shed with logs / firefighters for the fire bowls
  • Spare dog towels
  • Hanging rack for wet items
  • Hose pipe
  • Extra Freezer Space
Customer Choice Awards


choice award

2017, 2018, 2020 & 2022


Open all year

Short Breaks October to March inclusive.
(Excluding October Half Term, Christmas, New Year, February Half Term and Easter).

Check in time: 4pm
Departure time: 9am
Changeover Day: Friday


Price range from £300 to £850.


Guestbook Reviews:

This is our 3rd visit to High House in less than a year – we love itthat much. Never stayed in the Heft but it didnt disappoint. Very spacious, comfortable and cosy. Love the welcome goodies. LOVE LOVE LOVE it here and we will be back in October!

Spring 2023

Absolutely Fabulous! Thank you again for another wonderful stay at High House Farm and like all others bitten by the enchantment bug, we will certainly be back. Thank you for everything.  10th visit and as always had a brilliant time, weather also good for us as always. See you in April and July next year for another lovely holiday. Also as always thank you for our gifts. Xx

Summer 2023

Thank you for another relaxing stay in Heft. Reassuring to see that standards are still outstanding – sometimes not the case on a repeat stay. We love this home from home cottage. Close to the gateway of the Lake sin all directions! Weather was a mixed bag but nothing that waterproofs would spoil. Thank again Lesley and team. Take care. Well be back!

Autumn 2023

Most amazing stay, despite all the rain! Loved the cottage – beautifully furnished, lovely and clean and well equipped for our home cooked meals. First stay in Ullswater and blown away by how beautiful it is! Thank you for the lovely welcome. Hope to be back soon.

Winter 2023