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Highgate Close Farm

Highgate Close Farm is located midway between Penrith and Keswick on the edge of the Lake District National Park. It has good transport links as it is close to the M6 motorway and local rail and bus networks.

The house is a 3 bedroom detached property in a stunning rural location with views towards the Lakeland hills. We aim to ensure that our house reflects that of a family home where young people feel safe, relaxed and cared for in a non-institutionalised setting.

Highgate Close Farm is attached to a working sheep farm and due to its rural location there is lots of wildlife around. Each young person has their own bedroom where there is privacy and space to do schoolwork. Young people are given a key for their room and encouraged to take responsibility for their own space. Each young person’s bedroom is warm and bright and we encourage all those who come and live with us to bring their own personal possessions to make their bedroom feel their own and take ownership of their surroundings. Staff ensure that the environment of the home is maintained to a high standard and young people are encouraged to help with jobs to keep the communal areas clean and tidy. Young people are encouraged, to use the kitchen for the preparation of food.

The house has been recently refurbished and has a warm and modern feel providing a friendly and caring environment. On the ground floor there is a fitted kitchen/diner, dining room, living room, office and a downstairs toilet and utility room. Upstairs there is a bathroom and 3 large sized bedrooms. Outside at the front of the property there is a large parking area for vehicles and to the rear of the property there is a garden with a lawn and vegetable patch where children can play and young people can relax. There is also a small fenced area of woodland at the back of the property that the home can use for outdoor based activities such as bush craft.

Highgate Close Farm Photos