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Stunning Lakeland cottage Near Keswick - Superb views ** 4 star . Sorry no pets

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious 3 bedrooms can accommodate from only 2 persons max 6

Barn House is an attractive self catering cottage located right in the centre of the Lake District village of Braithwaite, only two miles from the picturesque market town of Keswick on Derwentwater. If you are a keen walker we have some of the easiest walks to the most challenging walks such as the Coledale Horseshoe , starting right from the doorstep of the cottage . Or be more adventurous and try the famous Skiddaw mountain range and Blencathra range .

There are 3 delightful bedrooms and one family bathroom , with a seperate downstairs toilet and washbasin . We we are proud to say the cottage is immaculately cleaned each week from top to bottom !

In the Master bedroom there are Zip and link beds or convert into a super king bed adding more flexibility to the room arrangements, along with TV/DVD player .! The other 2 rooms have a pretty Cast iron double bed and a twin bedroom overlooking Causey Pike , although this can be restricted in the summer months with the leaves on trees.!

The lounge has this year been refurbished and we have changed the open fire for a Log burning stove ,which generates more heat and is ideal for those cold winter evenings with the additional option of gas central heating. so you will never feel the chill .

Leather Sofa and chair and large 3 seater sofa,

There is a large TV and DVD Player with freeview along with free WIFI so you can stay in touch with the office if required!! .

The main characteristic of the lounge has to be the gorgeous oak beams and old arch barn doors , which are new windows overlooking Coledale Horseshoe .

The spacious kitchen with its local slate tiled floor floor, again has Large Microwave , under counter Fridge and seperate under counter freezer . There is also a spacious dining area, to enjoy family meal times

There is also a washing machine if you like to keep ontop of it when on holiday or the great Lake District .

Outside the cottage has a patio with outside seating and private parking for 1 large or 2 small cars with ample free parking nearby .

Braithwaite has a village shop along with a choice of three pubs providing home cooked meals and Cumbrian ales all within a 2 minutes walk of the cottage .

Barn House as mentioned. is located in the centre of the Lake District village of Braithwaite, at the foot of Whinlatter forest , where you can GoApe, walk numerous forest trails or try some of the challenging forest cycle tracks . Two miles from Keswick on Derwentwater either a nice walk or short drives there are many cafes and restaurants , or take a boat onto Derwentwater and row or kayak around the Lake .

More Details

Mrs Jenny Clark
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Mrs Jenny Clark

The Barn has been in the family for generations as a working farm and once it was no longer viable to farm in the village , my husband undertook to renovate the barn and took 3 years to turn it into a modern day house, which has a cosy friendly feel .

Mrs Jenny Clark purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Mrs Jenny Clark chose Keswick & North Lakes

The Barn has a perfect location in the heart of the quiet village of Braithwaite and it was oozing with character, it is a perfect base for guests to explore the tranquil enviroment of the Northen Lake district and yes I am biased it is definately the most beautiful part of the Lakes - a hidden gem !

We wanted to retain as many original features as possible , such as the oak beams , the large Barn doors (now windows) and the stone archway in the pretty lilac double room. There are always improvements that we would like to do , and as soon as one project is over , another idea comes to mind!

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage has a delightful location in the heart of the quiet village of Braithwaite , making it a superb base for walkers , cyclists and Sight seers alike . Whinlatter forest is also only a 15 minute walk, as is the picturesque market town of Keswick and Derwentwater lake .

Looking out of the Lounge and Upstairs bedroom windows you see the majestic Skiddaw mountain range , which looks different every minute of the day with the rays of sunlight on it or snow capping .

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you Jenny for a lovely week in the cottage, you have done a great job with the refurbishments to the kitchen and bedrooms , but as I said get them on the internet to show them off more!" See you in November and we will recommend to all our family and friends - but please leave room for us to return in the diary.
May 2010
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Braithwaite Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Family Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Downstairs washroom and Toilet
  • Family bathroom with bath and seperate power shower, Downstairs there is a washroom and toilet ,.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Travel cot for hire if required
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with Zip n Link beds , for more flexibility
  • The large double room has the option of an additional z bed or travel cot if required Cot and Hire chair for hire £10 each p week
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Stunning Lakeland cottage Near Keswick - Superb views ** 4 star . Sorry no pets
average rating of 4.631579 based on 21 reviews

Lovely holiday home - ideal location for Keswick & walks from the doorstep.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage for family stay. Well equipped kitchen for all your needs. Great space for 3 different age groups to do their own thing. Children loved all the board games and adults enjoyed the library of books, maps and guided walks. We cycled into Keswick along cycle paths easily with the children, also walkable but nicer cross country than main road. Lovely village with well supplied local shop - good bacon butties 😋. Thanks for welcoming note & millionaire's shortbread

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words , we are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and hope we can welcome you back on another visit to the Lake District. Steven and Jenny Clark
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Very comfortable cottage

  • 4 of 5

The house is extremely comfortable and well equipped and we had a lovely stay in the cottage. Jenny was really helpful reuniting us with the stuff we left behind too! Braithwaite is a great base for Keswick and the Northern Lakes.

The cottage is centrally located in the village handily next to a nice pub. I guess the only issue is a little noise from the pub (only in terms of glass being recycled on one morning) but nothing which would discourage us from returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location and well appointed Cottage. Perfect for walking or sightseeing

  • 5 of 5

Braithwaite is a brilliant start point for exploring the northern lakes and fells - within easy reach of Keswick, Buttermere, Honister and more. Walks on Cat Bells and Blencathra my favourite from this area. Worked well for mixed walking and sightseeing plus boating in Derwent water. Lovely location with a pub right next door with good food.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pleasant week in Braithwaite

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a pleasant week at 'barn House Cottage'. The house was comfortable and well equipped. There was little or no noise from the surrounding premises, making for peaceful evenings.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review we are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope we can welcome you back to the cottage on another visit to the beautiful Lake District .
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A very comfortable property situated in the lovely village of Braithwaite.

  • 5 of 5

Barn House is an extremely comfortable cottage for up to 6 people and is immaculately presented. You have all you could wish for to make your stay enjoyable - comfortable beds, lots of seating space, large kitchen/dining room.

The cottage is in an ideal location - the nearest pub (the Royal Oak) is only a couple of minutes away but no noise was noticable. Keswick isn't far and is walkable at about 2 miles away with no hilly bits but there are also bus services available. The village also has a village shop with all the essentials including lovely bread. Walks up onto the fells can be done directly from the village.

The Royal Oak and the other pub I visited, the Coledale Inn both do good food at a reasonable price - they were both very popular during my stay.

If I am back in this area, I would try and rent this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments regarding our holiday home , we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here and the time spent in the beautiful area we live in . We hope we can welcome you back soon . Steven And Jenny
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Amazing Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Barn House really is a lovely cottage, very warm with a homely feel and everything you could possibly need for a perfect stay. We had a lovely home made Banana Cake waiting for us upon arrival and after a long drive with a 2yo, was very much welcomed. This was our first family holiday with our Son so we wanted to be able to have the space so he could enjoy himself without any restrictions and the cottage certainly offers that. Every little detail seems to have been covered by Jenny, from books and games to relax in the evening to even a children's cutlery set with plastic beakers along with a high chair in the cupboard. Whether you are travelling as a family with children or as a group of adults walking and hiking the local area, Barn House will cover pretty much everything you need and not only would I recommend it, but look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow , thank you so much for your very kind comments , I am always interested in the customers comments for improvements , but it is lovely to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in our cottage and thank you so much for taking the time to review the cottage . We hope that you will consider us again if you return to the Lakes . Jenny Clark
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Keswick Museum & Art Gallery
"well Worth a look in this delightful Museum , especially if its a wet day "
Derwent Water
"Perfect for a beautiful day , take a boat and row around the islands on the Lake "
King Kong Climbing Centre
"Try CLimbing the Ice wall at this great new indoor adventure centre , also has a cafe "
Whinlatter Forest Park
"Ideal Lakeland Family activities , enjoy the adventure trails or for the more adventurous sw..."
Ashness Bridge
Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
St Bees , Whitehaven
Car: recommended

The village of Braithwaite has the best of both worlds - a quiet, safe, interesting village, where there are a choice of 4 village pubs to eat and drink -or if you want more choice Keswick is only 2 miles.

The area is a haven for walkers and Braithwaite is overlooked by the stunning Coledale Horseshoe - a magnificent walk with amazing views

Another historical Cumbrian town is Cockermouth, only twelve miles West of Braithwaite. Birthplace of the poet Wordsworth, Cockermouth is also home to the famous Jennings Brewery (where tours are available!)

Driving over Whinlatter Pass takes you to Lorton Valley, a stunning area which leads you to Crummock water, Loweswater and Buttermere . From Buttermere you can head either over Newlands Pass into Newlands valley or Honister Pass into Borrowdale valley, both which have tremendous views.

Other nearby recreational interests include the Keswick Golf Club (6 miles) and sailing on Derwentwater or Bassenthwaite (1 mile)

Keswick Pencil Museum , Go-Ape and Whinlatter forest are all with 2.5 miles

Golf: 2 Golf Courses close by at Keswick Golf Club or Cockermouth Golf Club


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $135.12

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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