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Beautifully appointed barn conversion with great views close to Hawkshead

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom property to sleep 6 (plus cot) with stunning master bedroom.

Rose Barn welcomes you with a spacious entrance hall with luxurious underfloor heating - ideal for drying off your outdoor gear. On this level there are two bedrooms, one double and one twin, both beautifully styled with quality furnishings and co-coordinating fabrics. To serve these two bedrooms is a high quality contemporary shower room with power shower, WC and basin.

On the first floor is the very well equipped kitchen with granite worktops and rear door leading on to the patio for outdoor dining. From the kitchen enter through a glass door to the attractive lounge/dining room with leather sofas, modern wall mounted gas fire, wide screen TV, DVD with a selection of DVDs and music system and picturesque countryside views from the deep set windows. Wifi available.

On the second floor is the master bedroom suite with a 5 foot king-size bed, TV, character vaulted ceiling and additional seating - ideal for a quiet read. Adjacent is the en-suite, refurbished in 2010, with a shower, bath, basin and toilet.

More Details

Property Manager
Noel Botha
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Noel Botha

Rose Barn is owned by Alison, Darren, Noel and Stuart who have been friends for over 10 years, and business partners for the same period. We bought the property as we love the Lake District and wanted to have somewhere we could go with our family and friends to get away from work and the stresses of daily life. We use Rose Barn regularly ourselves and continue to appreciate the beauty and tranquillity of the Lakes.

Noel Botha purchased this barn in 2006

Why Noel Botha chose Ambleside

We looked at many, but Rose Barn was the perfect location, and finished to a high quality with all the amenities we required - and therefore we knew would be attractive to our guests.

What makes this barn unique

Views and walks direct from the property, walking distance to a pub and great central location to access all parts of the Lake District.


Ambleside Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 is en suite to to the Master Bedroom and refurbished in April 2010 to include a bath with over shower. Bathroom 2 is located on the gound floor between Bedrooms 1 and 2.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Large master bedroom on the top floor of the house with plenty of room for a travel cot (provided if required).
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The property is furnished and decorated to the highest standard with co-coordinating soft furnishings and flooring throughout, and great thought has been given to the holidaymakers every need. Gas central heating and hot water on demand make Rose Barn the perfect place to stay in any season. Wifi installed in November 2012. BT Vision TV recently installed providing on demand TV such as BBC iPlayer and BT Sports (from Sept 2013). Outside: Patio with garden table and seating. Two named parking spaces to the front of the property. Duvets/beds made up for arrival; towels included. Travel cot and high chair available - please order. Sorry, we are unable to accept dogs at Rose Barn.


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Beautifully appointed barn conversion with great views close to Hawkshead
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews

Lovely Cottage in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Great communication and customer service from the owners made the start of our holiday successful. Rose Cottage is a perfect base for walking in the Lakes. Plenty of room to store walking boots and jackets. The cottage had everything that we needed. I cooked a meal most nights and was able to do so successfully. The cottage was warm and welcoming after a long day walking in the mountains in snow. The beds were comfortable and the showers hot and powerful. The wifi was a welcome addition as it gave us opportunity to plan walks while there.

We had milk delivered by a milkman every day... a great treat. The pub in the village had great food and really friendly service. Ambleside and Coniston are short drives and we walked to the shore of Windermere from the cottage. We had a fabulous stay and have already recommended the cottage to friends. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location and beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect few days away. Cottage is beautiful and the location is just as good. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that visitors continue to enjoy Rose Barn at all times of the year.
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A perfectly located beautiful holiday home. I wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

Rose Barn is a beautifully appointed, very comfortable barn conversion. The furnishings are modern and in excellent condition. The beds were very comfortable and the master suite was lovely. We've had a wonderful week in spite of the rain - but then that's why there are so many beautiful lakes! We had fun using the local buses to get to the 'not so easy to navigate to' places, giving the driver a holiday too! We'll definitely be back. Thank you, it was brilliant!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay Christine - we very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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Wonderful location and well appointed property. Equipped to the highest standard.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful week in the Lake District - lovely to come back to such a charming cottage

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, it is always gratifying when guests have a great time at Rose Barn. Alison
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed, decorated and kitted out and in a very central location for visiting lots of popular areas. Also great for short or long walks from the house. Good family accommodation with 2 bedrooms on the ground floor and one in the attic. It's rural and quiet, the pub is a 7 minute walk and nearest amenities in Hawkshead, 5 min drive. We'd definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rose Barn nr Hawkshead

  • 5 of 5

A lovely well appointed cottage in a beautiful location. We did several great walks from the doorstep. Looking forward already to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Veronica, and so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Nearest Airport
97 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Bowness on Windemere
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
M6 Jn 36
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Barrow in Furness
Car: necessary

Rose Barn is a beautifully appointed barn conversion created from 200 year old former farm buildings about a mile from Hawkshead village and offers the perfect setting for exploring the Lake District National Park. Situated close to the Langdale and Furness Fells, and not far from the Helvellyn range, it is a perfect setting for outdoor activities including hiking, climbing and mountain biking. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports including sailing, windsurfing and canoeing on Lake Windermere or Coniston.

The property oozes style and character and the old combined with the new works effortlessly. There is plenty of walking to be done from the door, with country lanes to Wray, Tarn Hows and Grizedale Forest. Hawkshead (5 min drive) offers a variety of places to eat/drink and individual village shops for provisions, and the famous 'Drunken Duck Inn' is nearby to offer fine dining. The nearest pub is a 5 minute walk into Outgate.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $138.49

Terms and Conditions of Booking:
1. We will not be liable for any act, neglect or default on the part of any person nor any accident, damage, loss, injury, expense or inconvenience whether to person or property which the tenant or any other person may suffer or incur arising out of or in any way connected with the letting or resulting from any other cause whatsoever.
2. If a cancellation is requested more than six weeks in advance of the letting the balance of any monies paid, less the rental deposit, will be returned. If the cancellation is requested within the six weeks prior to the letting the owner will retain the 20% rental deposit and also reserves the right to retain the balance of the rental.
3. The number of people occupying the property may not exceed the maximum of 6.
4. The tenant agrees to keep the property and all fittings, furniture equipment and other contents in or on the property in a like state of repair and condition as at the commencement of the letting and will make good (or will arrange with us to make good) any damage, breakage, or loss that may occur during the period of letting. Should the property be left in a poor condition, requiring more intensive cleaning, then this will be charged at £10 per hour and deducted from the security deposit.
5. Unless otherwise stated, the rental of the property includes rates, insurance of the property, water, electricity, and gas.
6. Holiday lettings are from 4pm on the date of arrival to 10am on the date of departure.
7. The tenants agree not to smoke, nor to allow smoking, inside the property at any time.
8. The security deposit will be returned to the tenant within 10 days of departure, less any deductions in accordance with the conditions listed above.
9. Payment by the tenant will be deemed an acceptance of these terms and conditions.


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.