High Houses

Wigton, Cumbria

A rustic and beguiling hilltop house with old flagstones, open fires and an exciting cockloft for children: heaven for sybarites and walkers


5 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


Tucked away at the quieter end of the Lake District National Park is this beguiling 17th-century hilltop house – all lime-plastered walls, rustic beams, open fires and original flagstones. Its delightful owners, who live in the house’s other half, have resisted smoothing out the rough edges; 1920s graffiti still adorns the stable dividers. The hardships of country living have, however, been banished: find lovely new pink and soft-green ‘pineapple’ covers on sitting room chairs, delicious bed linen and towels, hand-made soaps and piping hot radiators. Bedrooms may prompt some tough decisions – do you choose the room with the roll top bath (semi en suite) and the cockloft for kids, or the four-poster with the sofabed and the log fire? The farmhouse kitchen is cosy with Aga, big fridge and gadgets aplenty, but reluctant cooks can book Jill’s homemade meals in advance. Beautiful views reach out from every fine sash window to wildlife-rich farmland beyond – 350 private acres, yours to explore. Venture further and you reach the Lakes and the Solway Plain. Heaven for sybarites and walkers.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Water bowl and perfect walks from the door.

Max. 3 dogs.

Great place for walking with your dog: totally surrounded by fields, bridle path right behind house and no traffic.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £700
3-night stay at weekends in low season only, £550. 4-night stay on weekdays, £550.
1 House for 6
From £1005 beds3 bedrooms


A really beautiful area in the Lake District; the house is perfect, comfortable and a real home from home. Jill, the owner, couldn't be more helpful and friendly...........for us, with our two grandsons (13yrs and 11yrs) it was a wonderful week with so many choices of things to do and places to see We will definitely stay in High Houses again and have no hesitations at all in recommending it as THE go to place to stay ,,,,,, well worth every penny

Barbara, Southampton

A fantastic break from the stresses of life. What a lovely place for the kids to explore and enjoy. A friendly and accepting welcome for our loud children, and a wonderful house to relax in - cooking, painting, playing games and generally enjoying the atmosphere of calm. We would all love to visit again, and I'm sure it won't be long until we do.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jill Green

  • Incredible, uninterrupted views of at least 20 miles over farmland and on to Scotland.
  • The house is totally surrounded by farmland and brilliant for dog walking - no roads nearby - onto the fell at the back of the house.
  • Wildlife watch: badgers, roe deer, foxes, bird-watching and RED SQUIRRELS!
  • Walk from the door for a half mile to Wainwrights BINSEY"This gentle hill rises beyond the circular perimeter of the Northern Fells, detached and solitary, like a dunce set apart from the class. It is a viewpoint of outstanding merit".
  • Stabling and livery provided for riding holidays, at the farm just below.
  • Sailing on Bassenthwaite lake, beneath the beautiful mountain of Skiddaw.