Roeburnscar is a ground floor bungalow. Originally Rod's family home, it has now been renovated and made into a cosy and spacious holiday cottage with wood stoves and central heating run on our own timber from the farm. The bio mass boiler is attended to on a daily basis either by us or by a friend who resides in the stable conversion next to the laundry with minimum disruption to our guests. The cottage is furnished with a mixture of old and new--antiques,artwork, ethnic throws, Welsh bedspreads, handmade bedheads, door and kitchen cupboards from our timber,slate from the Lake District.....all this with stunning views of the river, the smell of roses in the summer, wood smoke in the winter and the sound of the wind and water.
Whole house with flat (5 bedrooms) can be let as a whole sleeping up to 9 persons. Main house (4 bedrooms) can be let sleeping up to 7 persons. In off peak season 2 bedrooms can be booked (please contact us for availability and price).
The main house There are 4 bedrooms: THE HOUSEKEEPING TEAM NEED TO BE NOTIFIED AT LEAST ONE WEEK BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL FOR ANY BED CHANGE REQUESTS Buzzard - Has twin beds, (can be strapped for king), outside door to the garden. Heron - Has king size zip and link double, (can be twins) , door to verandah and views of the river and garden. Owl - Has twin beds, view to orchard and stables. Dipper - Has single bed , door to verandah and views of river and garden. All bedrooms have their own sink. There is also : One bathroom with shower, sink and WC. One bathroom with bath, sink and WC . The large sitting room has double sliding doors opening onto verandah overlooking the river , log fire, comfortable arm chairs and sofas and window seat for viewing birds, toy and games cupboard, video player and music centre. The verandah has adjoining lawn on cliff top (fenced). There is a dining room for up to 9 people. Kitchen has electric oven and induction hob and dish washer. Micro wave oven is available on request (is situated in laundry room). Utility room has sink and fridge freezer. Entrance hall for coat hanging and boots. Wifi is in the main house only. The main house has an adjoining lockable door to the flat. The flat
There is one bedroom: Wren -Has double bed and view to trees and orchard. There is also: A sitting room with log fire which has double doors opening to a sitting area overlooking the river A small kitchen/dining area with door leading out towards the river. Shower room with sink and WC . Large glazed -roof porch ,outside fenced garden and lawn with steps that will go down to the river (ongoing project). No Wifi signal--only in main house. Laundry room This has a washing machine, drier, chiller and extra fridge.
Two Stables and Tack room These facilities are available for you to bring your own horses to ride in this beautiful area. We ask that you only feed GM free horse feed as we can then use the manure on organic fields. Non GM horse food is available locally. Field grazing is available some of the time
Dogs Please bring your own dog bed for use in the house and dog towels. Dogs are not allowed on the furniture or left unattended in the house. Around the farm dogs must be kept on a lead. Responsible dog owners welcome - faeces are to be cleared up please. We are a livestock farm and would appreciate your dogs being wormed.
Mobile Phones Mobile phone reception is very patchy in the house (depending on your provider). A better reception can be received 50m up the drive. A payphone 015242 21779 (free for local calls) is in the main house and we advise guests to pass this on to their party so they are contactable after arrival.
WIFI is available in the main house or at the tea rooms and both local pubs
Activities and half day educational options -Free (depending on availability) Our aim is to offer you the full benefit of our experience of living in this beautiful valley and to help you to get to know it better through getting practically involved.
Under the Backsbottom Farms Higher Level Stewardship agreement we get funding for educational visits for 6 people or more for a visit at least 2 hours. Sorry--smaller groups don't attract funding. These will be led by Rod Everett or other local people who are involved with the farm.
We offer the following exciting educational options: Introduction to Permaculture Forest gardening Growing vegetables organically Managing traditional orchards. (pruning, grafting, identifying and tasting different varieties) Hedge laying Stone walling Getting in touch with nature - becoming animal Deep ecology - council of all beings based on the work of Joanna Macey Woodland management Native trees their use and folklore Wildlife on the farm Farm history - past use of farm woodlands, woodland crafts, sandstone quarry and coal pits Living water - understanding the role of water in the river catchment Wray flood and its effect on the farm Coppice crafts Art in nature Please ask if you would like some other course.