Hill Top Farm & Barn
Penny Bridge

Links to more information


Lake District background  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_District

Weather forecast   http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/la12:/

web camera Scafell  http://www.bbc.co.uk/cumbria/webcams/scafell.shtml

The Collingwood / Altounyan and Swallows and Amazons family and the Lake District 


and Roger Altounyan (Martin's Father) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Altounyan

Hill Top http://sophieneville.net/tag/hill-top-farm/

Local information

Local Fantastic quality shops within a mile:- Butcher, Baker, Post office, pubs - The Ship (Brewed on premises and good food) and The Briannia ( real beer and good food)  The porterage - good wine supplier and wine tasting  http://www.theporterage.co.uk/ 

The Barn was rebuild recently by the local Master Builder and joiner, John Bamford.  The beautiful restoration including the wooden doors windows and stair case, bookcase / door were made my him.  We fully recommend his work and his enthusiasm, ideas and skills.  http://www.builderandjoiner.co.uk/

For local Penny Bridge information http://www.pagemost.com/Penny-Bridge-cumbria#amap

National Trust   http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-conistontarnhows/


Gondola web site http://www.visitcumbria.com/amb/gondola.htm

Arthur Ransome Trust http:/http://www.arthur-ransome-trust.org.uk/

Arthur Ramsome web site http://www.arthur-ransome-trust.org.uk/

Coniston Museum  http://www.ruskinmuseum.com/

Brantwood on Coniston web site http://www.brantwood.org.uk/

Coniston Bike and Boat hire http://www.conistonboatingcentre.co.uk/boathire

Go Ape in Grizedale  http://www.goape.co.uk

Bring your bikes or hire them from Grizedale bike hire.  Fantastic cycling routes from expert fast & rough down hills to gentle family routes http://www.grizedalemountainbikes.co.uk/ and sculpure walks in Grizedale

Walking in the Lakes http://www.lakedistrictwalks.com/

River Deep Mountain High Outdoor Activities and Adventure Sports for families and groups in the Lake District. Choose from Canoeing, Gorge Walking, Rock Climbing, Archery, Biking  and more. Friendly instructors, high quality equipment and yummy hot chocolate!  http://www.riverdeepmountainhigh.co.uk


Sailing, canoeing and fishing .  Plenty of places to have picnics and launch your boats close by on Coniston or hire from Coniston or Windermere.  Explore Wild Cat island.  http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/conistonboatingcentre

Adventure sports including:-  rafting  http://www.yumping.co.uk/rafting/cumbria or ballooning, flying, kite surfing etc  http://www.experiencedays.co.uk/location/north-west/cumbria


Local Health spa club at Whitewater 10 minutes away http://www.whitewater-hotel.co.uk/leisure-facilities


Local Famous Restaurant Rogan, Pig & Whistle, L’enclume 015395 35917 Michelin stars restaurant in Carmel 15 minutes from Hilltop. You will need to book ahead  http://www.simonrogan.co.uk/