Original Barn Features, Lovely furnishings & Furniture , Views of Morecambe Bay
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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 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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Great value and space for us all
Wonderful cottage with everything we needed. Very warm and cosy in a great location to enjoy bike rides and walking.
Thank you so much, Karen. You are welcome any time. The Hayloft will be even better after renovation of the Games and Laundry Rooms in January 2019!
Loved my short stay at The Hayloft. Beds very comfortable. Has everything you need. Visited the pub twice just 100 yards away.
Living room. Upstairs so that you can see the fabulous views. 3 of us stayed there and their was plenty of room. I'm sure I'll be back.
You will be very welcome, Adele. Just let me know and next time, things will be even better after our January 2019 Upgrade. All the best x
Lovely cottage, but could do with a couple more places to sit!
The cottage is absolutely lovely, very well decorated and in lovely condition and a handy location for walking and visiting windermere. The only slight downside was that even though the house sleeps 6, there isn't a place except the kitchen table where all 6 people can hang out together (without sitting on the floor!), there is only a small sofa and a snuggler seat in the conservatory and not enough sofa space in the lounge. There is also only one shower, which between 6 people means getting out in the morning takes a while! (the second bathroom has just a bath), however these things didn't stop our enjoyment of the property and would visit again.
The Hayloft sleeps 6 and there are 6 dining chairs plus a rocking chair in the dining room. The conservatory is a second lounge space and upstairs there are window seats for 5 in the main lounge area and seats for 5 on the sofas. I can look at putting another small chair in the space. There is only one shower as when we had one upstairs, the floor was flooded so often that we had to take it out! There is, however, a large corner bath, two basins, two toilets and a pentangle shower. The Hayloft is a cottage with a surprising amount of space, but it is still a cottage, and for many guests, this is part of its charm.
Lovely cosy cottage.
Everything we needed. Only criticism is the mattress on the sofa bed was very uncomfortable , all springs and no padding. Apart from that we had a lovely stay.
Thank you for your review. I'm very sorry to hear about the sofa bed and will get a new mattress straight away (It now has a memory foam mattress)...it has been a busy year at The Hayloft and lots of new equipment will be needed and provided. It is important to me that guests tell me of improvements whilst they are staying at the cottage and I can then respond as soon as possible.
The Hayloft is an amazing cottage and in the most delightful area to tour the Lakes it was well equipped and very comfortable highly recommend it worthy of its star rating.
I am so glad that you had a lovely time and great weather in your holiday at The Hayloft. You have been delightful guests and are welcome to return anytime. All the best, Carrie.
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.