Townend is a 17th-century house located in Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, England, and in the ownership of the National Trust. It was donated to the Trust in 1948. Prior to this it was the home of the Browne family, local farmers, for 400 years. Although not the sort of stately home usually associated with the National Trust, it provides an insight into the life of a reasonably wealthy farming family.
|Wednesday||11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 – 4:30 PM|
|Thursday||11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 – 4:30 PM|
|Friday||11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 – 4:30 PM|
|Saturday||11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 – 4:30 PM|
|Sunday||11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 – 4:30 PM|
Evgeny Yakimov | Apr 2, 2018
A very interesting national trust property of a generation of farm families. The house is fairly small but still has quite a few interesting features. Great place to visit on a walk from Ambleside to Troutbeck.
ians Stewart | Mar 28, 2018
A bit of a gem in the lakes. The description in the NT handbook doesn't do it justice. The volunteers were helpful, enthusiastic and knowledgeable and the building and surrounding views made the journey along the narrow lane well worth while.
Geoffrey Hunt | Nov 21, 2017
Amazing historic farmhouse. You have to be there at specific times to get the guided tours and numbers are very limited. Great for family but not very little ones. Steep steps and stairs. Some very rare books.
Kathleen Griffiths | Mar 27, 2018
Lovely food and the staff are very friendly and warm would definitely visit again
Chris Wiseman | Mar 26, 2018
Amazing to see where Beatrix Potter lived and worked
Neal Freeman | May 27, 2018
Wonderful place well worth a visit
Jo Bonney | Jun 29, 2018
Interesting house where we could roam around in our own time. Volunteers were very informative and friendly. Only a small place but pretty surroundings. Pity there is not a cafe as it was a really hot day and a cold drink would have been welcomed. Car park was smallish but suitable for the size of the property. Short walk along a gravel path and down some shallow steps to the courtyard. Can be reached by wheelchair along the road but narrow road also no way to reach upstairs rooms. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.
Chester Wilson | Jun 28, 2018
We appreciated the nearby parking and ease of access to the house. The house itself may provide issues for those less able, due to its historical constraints. The guide was delightful and well versed in her subject. Viewers need to be there early to get in on their preferred time, as admittance to each tour is limited. One must take a clothes peg from the container to show that you are in the next tour. An interesting history of a long-lasting farming family and how they managed to make a small place large- or appear so! The wood carving invites attention, as do the splendid views available from around the grounds.
Heather Nelson | Jun 21, 2018
What a great little find! Not far from the main road so if you see the sign as you're passing, go for it. Great wobbly old house and a lovely garden. Can't wait to go back as I didn't have much time!
Allan Brown | Jul 9, 2018
The house itself is a very interesting example of old artictectur and how life was like in years past. However, the main difficulty of visiting this sight is the long narrow access road from the main lakeside road. Should you meet another vehicle it can be a long reverse to allow passing. Owners of motor homes should be banned!
Paul Roper | Jun 13, 2018
A very interesting farmhouse with such family history. The staff were very informative too. Excellent.
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