About the property
- Barn2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Sleeps 7 - 2 lounges & bathrooms; Cartmel & Grange-Over-Sands 5 minutes
The Hayloft has been beautifully converted from a centuries-old limestone threshing barn, a few minutes from picturesque Cartmel and the stunning Edwardian resort of Grange-over-Sands in the South Lakes
Great attention to detail has been given to blending original oak beams and modern facilities with contemporary use of oak, slate and granite, all draped in Sanderson and Laura Ashley fabrics. It sleeps 6 plus a sofa bed, 2 pets are welcome & also at the popular local The Pheasant Inn less than a minute's walk!
The Hayloft is great for family gatherings or as a romantic retreat. The living areas are open plan with an upstairs galleried lounge, SMART TV, gas fire and window seats with views towards Humphrey Head & Morecambe Bay. The handcrafted oak staircase leads down to the bespoke oak kitchen and dining room with large oak table and chairs, adjacent to a hardwood heated Conservatory - the second lounge - with french doors onto the lawn. The Hayloft is warm and cosy thanks to gas heating and thick walls and is decorated to feel like a 'home from home'.
There are 3 cosy bedrooms featuring large duvets and Egyptian cotton linen: a lovely ground floor antique Victorian double, a pretty upstairs double and cosy twin room, plus a lounge-based small sofa bed for 1 adult or 2 children. There is a ground-floor shower room with wide pentangle enclosure & power shower plus an upstairs bathroom with corner bath. Both have heated towel rails, lots of hot water and fluffy towels included.
The separate converted stable has a popular Games Room with table tennis table, table football and darts, a drinks fridge and freezer and the adjacent Laundry Room, there is a washing machine, tumble drier, stone trough for cleaning pets & boots plus lots of storage for bikes & kit.
The pretty enclosed garden has parking for 2 cars, lawn, borders pergola and fountain. There is a BBQ & teak table with 6 chairs.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Carrie Tomlinson
My name is Carrie Tomlinson. I was born in Allithwaite, and spent my early years on Yew Tree Farm, when The Hayloft was used for storing hay, straw and mangols.
Carrie Tomlinson purchased this Barn in 1860
Why Carrie Tomlinson chose Lower Allithwaite
This 20-acre small-holding was farmed by my father and has been in my family for over 100 years! In 1999, having accepted that the barn was falling apart, my sister and I decided to convert it into cottages. As a retired Engineer, my Father became a very hands-on Project Manager, bringing in local skills when needed. When I describe that The Hayloft is a 'home from home', it is!
What makes this Barn unique
The Hayloft is packed full of features as well as having all creature comforts. We used local tradesmen - some family friends - and local skills and materials giving The Hayloft some special features. The oak beams removed from the roof, were painstakingly adzed into life and put back into the ceilings. More beams were used over the windows and window seats added, stonework was rebuilt and 'owl' holes glazed in Victorian-style glass.Cumbrian greenslate was added to the ground floor public areas and the oak and iron staircase was made in the village to our own design. The windows and conservatory are all hardwood, manufactured by Knipes of Allithwaite.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We stayed at the Hayloft for 5 days from day one the scene was set for us to have a great time. The cottage is well equipped, clean, neat and in a peaceful and serene location. The views from the lounge is simply beautiful. My 2 years daughter was asleep when we reached, as soon as she woke up she went to her mum in the kitchen and said Mummy "wow", and she wasnt ready to leave. I think this sums it up. Thank you Carrie, we will be back soon.
Perfect for our group of six adults and one dog.
Our family stayed at The Hayloft for a long weekend and it suited us perfectly. The property was lovely and clean and was well equipped with more than enough cutlery/crockery etc. There was a lovely welcome pack of tea/coffee/biscuits on arrival and a selection of books and board games to choose from. It is ideal for family gatherings and has enough space to take 'time out' if need be. The enclosed garden is perfect for those with pets. Carrie is very organised and provided us with all the information we needed to access the property/work the appliances etc. before our arrival. We would have no hesitation in returning to this property and are happy to recommend it to others.
...And I would love to welcome you back! Thank you for your lovely comments; I will continue to improve where I can and continue to offer a little luxury at a fair rate! All the best xx
Absolutely fabulous stay
We booked the Hayloft for a long weekend away walking with our Springer Spaniel and my sister and brother in law joined us with their Border Collie. After a long drive from East Anglia we were pleased to find the property was every bit as special as the pictures show. The cottage is beautifully built and the furniture and fittings are all high quality. We found the layout of having the Kitchen/Dining area/Conservatory downstairs really helped the property be dog friendly. After a long days walking we were able to clean and dry the muddy dogs in the stone trough in the laundry room, and then leave them to snooze whilst we got ready and walked the 40 yards for dinner at the very handy Pheasant Inn. By the time we returned for a night cap in the upstairs living area, they were ready to join us, sitting in front of the gas fire before they went to their beds, and we collapsed into the comfortable beds for a well earned rest.
Everything we needed was supplied as per the comprehensive welcome pack, and the Village Store is close for anything you might have forgotten.
We will definitely be back to see more of the area later in the year.
Thank you for looking after our lovely cottage and so glad that you had a great stay. You are all very welcome in the future! x
Amazing refreshing weekend break!
Had a great extended weekend break at the Hayloft.
Amenities were amazing, location was good, and Carrie was very accommodating with arrival timing.
If you're looking for a comfortable clean place with a bit extra, 2 sitting rooms (apart from an eating area and a spacious kitchen) and a separate games room, along with games for all ages, jigsaw and books aplenty, this is certainly the place to go to!
Will be coming back again!
Didn't want to leave!
Had a 3 night stay at the Hayloft for a family wedding. The place is beautiful, so cozy and welcoming. All the bedrooms were extremely comfortable, and there's plenty of space to relax in the upstairs lounge and conservatory. There's also more than enough crockery and cutlery, a bugbear of mine is when you are supplied with just enough, or not enough, but that wasn't the case here, and you really don't need to take any utensils (by which I mean corkscrew)! The parking is snug, but enough for two cars. It's very handy, 30 seconds walk away, for the Pheasant Inn, we recommend the Loweswater Gold there, and the meals are decent. Public transport around the area is notoriously rubbish (speaking as an ex-local), but if you don't want to drive, with a little research you can find some really pleasant walks from Allithwaite, I'd recommend a walk up to Hampsfell for some great views with minimum effort. From the Hayloft you can walk to Grange in about 40 mins, or Cartmel in half an hour. On your return you'll have a wonderful place to put your feet up. I didn't have too much contact with Carrie, the owner, but she was very attentive and accommodating at all times. Our only gripe about our stay was it was too short. Hope to return very soon.
Lovely property, very well equipped.
Lovely cottage, nicely located for the Lakes. Cottage was well equipped with lovely garden and games room. Only slight negative was the tightness of the drive. Would recommend.
Thank you Jody. I was happy to help co-ordinate your specific arrival time needs and glad you liked the cottage. The Hayloft has parking for 2 cars, but I can accommodate more on the farm if you let me know in advance.
Allithwaite is a limestone-built village, founded in Norse times. It faces south & overlooks Morecambe Bay with views of the Lake District fells to the north. It is a working village with very friendly people, as you will find in The Pheasant Inn round the corner! The village has a Post Office, Church, Charity Shop & Play Park. The village is surrounded by walks through fields & woods & the Cumbria Coastal Way footpath is an easy walk to Humphrey Head National Nature Reserve & Morecambe Bay. The other direction leads to Grange-over-Sands, an Edwardian seaside resort with mile-long promenade, cafes, good shops and ornamental gardens. Cartmel (20 mins on foot) was voted the most picturesque village in Cumbria and is famous for its Priory, Racecourse and now Sticky Toffee Pudding. The foot of Lake Windermere is within 15 minutes and the heart of the Lake District too. Renowned Holker Hall & Gardens is 2 miles away. There is Swimming at local hotels and endless sporting facilities and opportunities.There are large supermarkets in Kendal, Ulverston and Barrow that all deliver to the house.
Lake Windermere is found within 15 minutes along with the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, Lakes Aquarium, & steamer rides to Bowness-on-Windermere & Ambleside. The Lake District's many attractions are easily access & guests love that they come back to a comfortable cottage at the end of the day.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Where advertised only " 4th Night Free", simply book and pay for 3 nights and you won't be charged for the 4th night! Bookings are Friday to Friday for weeks or Short Breaks are Friday to Monday and Monday to Friday. Where a Standard Rate has been applied, this may not be the correct price for the date; please make an enquiry!