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Luxury Stone-built Cottage with Character, Games Room & Pets Welcome

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 7 - 2 lounges & bathrooms; Cartmel & Grange-Over-Sands 5 minutes

The Hayloft is a 4 Star Gold Award (2017) cottage beautifully converted from a limestone threshing barn. It blends original oak beams and modern facilities with contemporary use of oak, slate and granite, all draped in Sanderson and Laura Ashley fabrics.

The living areas are open plan with an upstairs galleried lounge, gas fire and window seats for the views towards Humphrey Head & Morecambe Bay. Connected by an oak staircase to a bespoke oak kitchen and dining room with large oak table and chairs. This leads into a heated hardwood Conservatory with french doors onto the lawn. The Hayloft has gas heating, lots of hot water and is decorated as a home from home.

It sleeps 7 in 3 cosy bedrooms: 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, darts, drinks fridge and freezer and the Laundry Room has 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. 2 Pets Welcome!

More Details

Property Manager
Carrie Tomlinson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

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 England

This 20-acre small-holding was farmed by my father and has been in my family for over 150 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Had a wonderful New Year. We will be back with our dogs. Lovely property with loads of room, very warm and cosy with fantastic views. Enjoyed The Pheasant Inn - recommend the Game Stew. Many thanks Carrie for letting us enjoy your lovely house.
Jan 2017
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Allithwaite Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • The ground floor bathroom has a pentangle base with power shower, toilet and basin and heated towel rail. The upstairs family bathroom has a corner bath with toilet, basin, heated towel rail and handcrafted cupboard.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 Adults in 3 Bedrooms plus a small sofa bed in lounge for 1 adult or 2 children Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is located on the ground floor and has a 4ft 6" Victorian double with king size duvet. Bedroom 2 with 4ft 6" double Bedroom 3 with twin beds, all with feather duvets, quality pillows and protectors with Egyptian Cotton Linen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • 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
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The Hayloft has been awarded 4 stars by VisitEngland. It has received a Gold Award for the 7th year, and all furnishings and equipment are kept up-to-date and clean. Repeat bookings are high as visitors say that it offers luxury yet value for money, as it is on the periphery of the Lake District National Park. Yet Lake Windermere is less than 10 minutes by car! Guests say the Cartmel Peninsula is a fantastic location as it is quieter, scenically beautiful with great restaurants and shops. Look at our visitor comments on The Hayloft website. The Owner welcomes 2 pets, which are currently included in the price, and is has been commented on that you rarely see pets welcomed to such a beautiful house! Outside: The Hayloft has a good sized, fully-enclosed garden. There are lots of paved areas, which can also accommodate 2 cars. One of the paved areas has teak furniture and cushions, and two luxury padded recliners for sunny weather. There are two stone seats in the garden, one under a pergola with Wisteria and the other between borders. There is a lawn and a lion's head fountain, completely safe as the water goes into a pebble pool. The Games and Laundry Rooms are in a converted limestone stable in the garden, next to the cottage. Utility Room: The Laundry Room has a washing machine, tumble dryer and a large trough for dog and boot washing and lots of space. Next door in the Games Room there is a drinks fridge and a freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included. The cottage has received a VisitEngland 4 star grading plus a Gold Award for 2016 for high standards of accommodation facilities and presentation. Complimentary linen change for 2-week lets. Other: The centrally-heated Oak Conservatory has a cane sofa and John Lewis Snuggle seat, rocking chair, TV with Freeview, DVD and well-stocked bookcase. A Games Room features full-sized table tennis table, table football , darts.


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Luxury Stone-built Cottage with Character, Games Room & Pets Welcome
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Lovely property, well maintained with everything you need. A real home from home.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed four nights. Because we were all adults we didn't make use of the games room which would be great if you had kids. Very thoughtfully knitted out property including spare accessories for the dogs and tea coffee and biscuits for the people. We visited family and spent time in Grange and Cartmel. Exactly what we wanted to do - chilled out and would visit again.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
The Pheasantt
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Kents Bank
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
L'Enclume, Cartmel
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Humphrey Head
Car: recommended

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

Allithwaite Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 19 2017 - Jun 22 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
4 night minimum stay
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 6 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
4 night minimum stay
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 20 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Jul 28 2017 - Aug 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 28 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 5 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 12 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 22 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Nov 6 2017 - Nov 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 10 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Jan 5 2018 - Jan 25 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact me by email which is available 24 hours.
Once the dates have been confirmed, either you can pay via Owners Direct and pay a 50% deposit or pay directly to me with benefits and pay a 30% deposit. The balance is payable 6 weeks before your Holiday Start Date. A letter of confirmation is sent along with the deposit, once funds have cleared, and after the final balance payment has cleared. On receipt of the final payment, the Arrival Instructions are sent.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days for the week are on a Friday and also Monday for short breaks during the week. Any others are at the discretion of the Owner.

Notes on prices:
Check our website for Special Offers - reductions on last minute bookings and mid-week breaks.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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