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.