Peaceful, spacious,light and airy new barn conversion bursting with personality
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About JOANNE FISHER
I am Cumbrian born and bred having lived on farms in the area. Four years ago we moved to the village of Skelton and have just finished the conversion of this great barn. My husband is farm manager at the local agricultural college at Penrith and we have 3 daughters who all like the outside life. With 3 cats and pony called Rosie we are always busy and with the addition of a puppy life is definitively mad.
JOANNE FISHER purchased this Barn in 2011
Why JOANNE FISHER chose Penrith
We always wanted to live in the countryside and have always lived and worked on farms in the county. We now own our own property and loved the location in the village. We are tucked away at the end of a quiet dead end lane and are surrounded by fields and animals.
What makes this Barn unique
Toddles barn is full of character and I was determined to keep as much of the original barn as possible working with local tradesmen to create a truly unique property to come to stay in and relax away from the hustle and bustle of modern day life. So many barn conversions loose their character and sense of what they were and I didn't want this so have tried to make sure it has all the character kept and it feels right because of this.
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Joanne, the homeowner, does an exceptional job maintaining and caring for her property. She obviously takes great pride in it and it shows, making for a most pleasant, stress less, and enjoyable stay. Everything was completely in order, very clean, anything you might require, she has provided. The renovation they did to the barn house is really impressive and very quaint. Coming from the US, we were looking for a true British rural experience, this is as close as you will get, this home rental is a true gem. Thank you Joann for your excellent hospitality and a great place to stay! We hope to return someday.
A Perfect Stay Near The Lakes
What an amazing place and amazing host!! We've stayed in a lot of large houses for family holidays over the last few years and this by far was the best. A wonderful place with a large open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area perfect for families to spend quality time in. The bedrooms and bathrooms were fantastic, comfortable, modern and with everything that you could need. The kitchen facilities were also the best we've used with every little detail thought of.
Location wise, Skelton is beautifully quiet and we can very much recommend the Dog and Gun for dinner, outstanding food!! It's 20 mins drive from Ullswater and not much further to all the Northern lakes which are much less busy then the Windermere area so perfect for many many peaceful walks with nature.
All in all we could not recommend this place more. If you're visiting the Northern Lakes, stay here and make your hoilday even more perfect!
Many thanks :-)
Beautiful house, comfortable beds, well equipped, everything you need for a perfect holiday. Joanne very helpful, we enjoyed our stay very much, the friendly cats were a bonus. Highly recommend.
We arrived at Toddles Barn and instantly felt at home. Joanne met us after we had arrived and was lovely and welcoming.
The barn was perfect for our weekend away. It was cosy and we were happy to spend the majority of our time in the house due to the poor weather! We are already looking forward to visiting again in the future! Thanks so much to Joanne for having us!
Amazing place to stay everything you need went on a really nice walk in Keswick only 30 mins drive will definitely be booking to stay again
Super mini break
Really good spot when visiting Northern lakes. Property is in excellent condition with fantastic amenities and furnishings. A quiet location yet really good Village pub less than 5 mins walk away. I Would have no hesitation in returning.
To find our property please leave M6 motorway at Junction 41 , heading for Silloth/Wigton on the B5305. Continue on this road for approx 5 miles. Take the first turning for Skelton on the left follow the sat nav into the village. Continue up the village until the Dog and Gun pub at a crossroads. Turn here towards St Michael's Church and Toddles Barn is the last house on the right before the Church next to our house Church House.There is a bright green sign on the end of the property.
Toddles Barn is an ideal base to explore the Northern Lakes and also the unspoilt Eden Valley. We are close to many local attractions, historic country houses, lakes, mountains and fells are all within a 15 minute drive away.
Ullswater Lake is the closest and beautiful all year round and only a short drive over the spectacular Kirkstone Pass and you are into the heart of the lakes with Windermere and Ambleside easy to reach.
If you like historic properties and gardens then Penrith area is full of many fascinating places to visit. Hutton in the Forest is only 3 miles away, Dalemain House is 10 mins and the newly opened Lowther Castle 20mins drive. All have fantastic gardens and if gardening is your thing then a trip to the famous Larch Cottage Nursery and gardens at Melkinthorpe should definitely be on your list to visit.
For families the Rheged discovery centre is 10 mins away, there is also the Alpaca centre nearby and a trip to the Jersey Ice cream farm is well worth it.
There is so much to do and see in and around this area that i'm sure you will find plenty to do.