Hill Top Farm & Barn
Penny Bridge
Cumbria
www.Altounyan.com

Links to more information


Background


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 

 http://arthur-ransome.wikia.com/wiki/Altounyan


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


The Barn was rebuilt recently by local Master Builder and joiner, John Bamford.  The beautiful restoration includes oak doors, windows and stair case. 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 downhills to gentle family routes http://www.grizedalemountainbikes.co.uk/ and sculpture 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 Pubs & Restaurants


The Ship, Greenodd, 01229 861304 less than a mile (closed on Monday), brew their own excellent Greenodd beer Stuart on 07782 655294 and now good meals weekends

 

The Britannia, Penny Bridge - less than a mile open Mondays - pub food 


 Royal Oak, Spark Bridge, 01229 861006 less than 2 miles new landlord 


The White Hart, Bouth, 01229 861229 less than 2 miles (good food) open 7 days


Farmers Arms, Lowick 01229 861 277 Tues pasta & Thur steaks nights 2 miles open 7 days


The Manor House, Oxen Park 01229 861345  2 miles


The Red Lion in Lowick Bridge (Steve on 01229885366) 3 miles- pub food 7 days


Simon Rogan's Michelin star L'Enclume restaurant in Cartmel 015395 36362. Only 20 mins in car- Book ahead. http://www.simonrogan.co.uk/


Crake fish & chips in Greenodd- less than a mile- N,B. closes 19.45pm