About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Our Lakeland Barn is a great place to relax.
The Barn is the perfect place to stay if you want to be in a peaceful, though not secluded, location, handy to get to the sights, the shops and of course the walks and the Lakes. Visitors enjoy the homely feel of The Barn and they are keen to return to this unique little gem.
The Barn is full of character and is very comfortable. It is located in a peaceful hamlet, whilst being only a few miles from the amenities of Kendal. There are lots of windows looking onto the garden and Potter Fell, the nearest hill. The 6 roof windows give the Barn a bright and airy feel.
On the upper floor you will find the open plan living area, with exposed beams, a new living flame gas fire for chilly evenings and a 40" TV with Freesat and Netflix. There is comfortable seating for five and a good sized dining table. The Barn is primarily for 2 people but further visitors can sleep in the lounge by arrangement with the owner. The kitchen area has everything you will need to prepare and cook meals. Dishes must be washed by the one who didn't cook! (No dishwasher.) A welcome drinks pack is provided and free wifi.
Downstairs there is a double bedroom with two windows looking onto the garden and a view of Potter Fell. The bedroom is carpeted and has an oak bed (with electric blanket) and oak cupboards and mirror. Original artwork adds to the appeal. All bedding is provided. This is a very pleasant room to sleep in.
The shower room contains toilet, shower and hand basin. It is small and but pleasant. Towels are provided.
There is a large, (though somewhat overgrown) garden with seating areas and country views. The garden has sunny areas in the mornings and afternoons.... it is dappled due to the trees. The area is rural so you will usually hear and see the sheep in the next field and the many birds singing in the trees. At the front of the property there is parking for 1 car (or 2 by arrangement.) Please note that care is needed on the stairs down to the Barn entrance and are unsuitable for those with walking difficulties.
Our Lakeland Barn has some excellent walks from the doorstep. Within a few miles by car, you can visit the lovely valleys of Longsleddale and Kentmere and the towns of Staveley and Kendal. Bowness, Windermere, Troutbeck and Ambleside are within easy reach too. Even Keswick and the northern lakes are within an hour’s drive, as is Coniston, Ulverston and Grange-over-Sands. Head to the east and you can explore Kirby Lonsdale, Sedbergh, Dent and the Howgills.
This property is a very special hideaway and well worth a visit. I spend a lot of time at The Barn myself and I am continually making improvements while retaining the character and homeliness. I want guests to feel comfortable and happy when visiting so I ensure everywhere is clean and welcoming. I am happy to help with any questions or to let guests discover for themselves the joys of the Lake District if they prefer.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 05, 2018
I am a music teacher. I love my job, but after a noisy week at work I like nothing better than to stay at The Barn and enjoy the peace and quiet in Garth Row, punctuated only by birds singing, lambs bleating and the occasional clip clop of horses hooves. I enjoy walking on the local fells, sailing on the lakes and visiting the Lakeland tea rooms.
Fran purchased this Barn in 2015
Why Fran chose South Lakeland District
Garth Row is a great location for a property. It is far enough away from Kendal to feel very rural, but close enough to nip in to visit the shops, the restaurants and public houses and the cinema. The local fells are not busy as they are undiscovered by the majority of walkers. Many of the famous 'big' walks, the various lakes and towns and villages are easy to reach by car.
What makes this Barn unique
I fell in love with this little barn on my first visit. I love the beautiful stone with which it is built and the thickness of the walls. The views onto the garden and surrounding countryside are lovely. It is a perfect location for a quiet and restful holiday, but only a few miles from the amenities of Kendal.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful Barn in the Lakes
The barn is ideally situated just outside Kendal, providing the perfect base for visiting all areas of The Lake District.
The property was very clean and comfortable and has everything you need. There’s a supermarket just a couple of miles down the road, which means you can stock up on supplies without having to venture in to Kendal itself, which can get a little busy at times. If you’re not dining out, the kitchen is fully equipped (microwave, gas oven, fridge etc) and there was a bottle of wine, tea, coffee and milk to welcome us which made us feel right at home.
The provided WiFi was welcome and the remote controlled fire is amazing 😄�
Fran phoned us on our first evening to make sure we’d settled in okay and had everything we needed.
We would definitely recommend the barn and hope to return one day.
Lovely cottage and great communication
Fantastic little cottage, perfect for a quiet retreat from city life. Communication from the owner was exemplary throughout and I would thoroughly recommend this property. 5 stars! *****
I'm glad you had a good holiday and I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for your great review, it is appreciated!
Absolutely delightful- cosy, warm and homely.
We loved every minute of our holiday. Having such a lovely cottage to return to was perfect.
Thank you for your lovely review. Renting out is a pleasure when you know guests are happy in your home. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay so much and I look forward to welcoming you back.
Quaint, quiet ,perfect retreat for two for exploring the lakes.
Really enjoyed our two nights there.
Definitely going back and Fran is Fab....
Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I look forward to seeing you again soon,
Very cosy and romantic
Perfect barn in the perfect location. Really cosy and warm. Fran was very helpful and kept in contact. 5 our of 5.
A quiet and comfortable barn
The Barn was warm and comfortable during one of the coldest weeks of the year and it is in a convenient position to get around the Lake District being close to Kendal and the A6. Best of all was the support and attention from Fran, both before and during the stay. The interest shown by Fran in her guests is exceptional and very much appreciated.
We plan to come back.
David and Pat.
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for your lovely comment,