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Luxury Self-Catering Barn Conversion - sleeps 8

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Barn in Stainton, Ullswater, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Fabulous Village Location In The Heart Of Cumbria With Local Pub, Village Shop

Dacre Garth is a well-equipped Barn Conversion in the heart of Cumbria comfortably sleeping 8. The detached barn has been awarded a ‘Gold’ award and ‘Families Welcome’ rating for the past 7 years. The Barn is particularly suited for family use with 4 bedrooms, a ‘secret mouse hole’, play room and snug, in addition to the main family rooms.It is located in the centre of the village of Stainton on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Just 5 minutes from the M6 and A66, travelling to all parts of Cumbria and the Pennines is easy. Ullswater is only a 5 minute drive South and Keswick, a 15 minute drive to the West. Changeover days are Fri & Mon (minimum stay 3 nights) - We are a No-smoking & pet-free property

L S Taylor
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner


Just to let you know we had a lovely time at Dacre Garth and were exceptionally pleased with the cottage and it's facilities, we would come back again in the future and recomend the cottage to friends.

Kind regards,

Sep 2016
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Stainton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Master Bathroom with roll-top bath, sink, toilet and bidet. En-suite shower room off Bedroom 1 with toilet, sink and shower enclosure.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) plus 2 Travel Cots can be provided Notes on bedrooms: One double room with en-suite Two further double bedrooms. One twin room (+ 2 Travel Cots) Sleeps 8, (more by arrangement only)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The Barn has been awarded a 'Families Welcome' rating; accordingly we offer a travel cot, stair gates, pushchair, high chair, and baby monitor if required. Free WiFi is now available in the Barn. The Barn is a no-smoking and pet-free property. Outside: Outside, the Barn has an enclosed cottage-style garden with a lawn and a patio area with a charcoal BBQ for your use. There is off-road parking for 2 cars but ample parking is available very close by. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and Linen are included Other: A Snug adjoins the lounge and offers more sofas, a second TV, DVD and Video player, along with selection of books and a computer games console. Upstairs, a children's play-loft with a selection of toys can be accessed via the secret ‘Mousehole’! Weekly lets begin on a Fri / Mon for 7nts. Short breaks are available for 3nts beginning on a Fri, or 4nts beginning on a Mon.


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Luxury Self-Catering Barn Conversion - sleeps 8
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Convenient location, thoughtful and practical conversion, excellent facilities, great ambience, just right for our family reunion

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we're rally pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the Lakes Kind regards
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Excellent family break

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to add to our reviews - please do consider staying with us again sometime (and let us know that you are a returning guest!) Kind regards & Happy Christmas
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A cosy spacious traditional barn conversion with many original features.

  • 3 of 5

Spent four nights here in late Oct/early Nov - and enjoyed the cosy comfortable rooms during those first few dark winter nights.

Plenty of bedroom space for six of us, and lovely to have option of two sitting rooms - we mainly used the one with wood burner. (we bought wood and didn't find the starter pack listed). We didn't use upstairs dining area - tending to eat in kitchen which was easier than carrying meals through two rooms and upstairs. Main bathroom being downstairs was a pain with four children but we managed. Ensuite in huge master bedroom was tiny and had two louvred doors with loo just inside which seemed very odd. Shower powerful and lots of hot water though boiler incredibly noisy! When it kicked in overnight it was a bit like a plane taking off. Younger children enjoyed the climb up to the secret play loft. Overall comfortable house with all you'd need for a weeks stay & some interesting local attractions.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Overall very good. We all enjoyed our stay kids really love mousehole and play loft.

  • 4 of 5

Just an observation need more toilet tissue and maybe spare bathroom mats as they were all getting soggy by the end of our stay. Also there are areas of the cottage that could benefit from cleaning windows were dusty and covered in webs (by kitchen) . But it didn't not disturb our stay and we found everything we need for our stay. Thank you would recommend it for others.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb location

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Stainton, it's a superb location to explore the Lake District.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed staying at Dacre Garth, and visiting the Lake District. Please do consider staying with us again, or recommending to friends. If you do return, please let us know that you are a returning guest. kind regards
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Great house in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Dacre Garth with extended family over Easter.

The house is in a fantastic location, it's spacious and well equipped. The children loved it as much as the adults. The owners were helpful and easy to contact.

The only negative I would say is that there's only one shower, which is in the en suite. For the number of guests it would be much better to have a proper shower in the main bathroom also.

Overall a great stay - I would recommend and we'd definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

If required, we can offer Outdoor Pursuit courses, such as Ghyll Scrambling, canoeing, Cycling, Hill walking etc, led by an accredited local company. Please call for details.


Ullswater, one of the beautiful quieter lakes of the Park, is only a 5 minute drive. Similarly Penrith, a small market town with the full range of shops, gift shops, restaurants and takeaways is 10 minutes drive; Keswick, a fifteen minute drive to the West

Further Details:

Dacre Garth lies in the heart of Cumbria within the small friendly village of Stainton. The Village boasts excellent food at the King’s Arms Public house and the Brantwood Hotel.

Within a short walk is the renowned Greystone House Farm, stocking local and organic produce ranging from pasta and preserves, to fresh bread, milk, vegetables and its own butchery. The tea-rooms above the farm-shop are also highly recommended for lunch or an afternoon snack.

The village also has a children’s play park and recreation area just 5 minutes’ stroll from the Barn


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $207.73

Booking Notes:
All bookings are available via our website.
25% desposit required.
full payment within 6 weeks of holiday date

Changeover Day:

Weekly lets begin on a Fri / Mon for 7nts. Short breaks are available for 3nts beginning on a Fri, or 4nts beginning on a Mon.

During peak holiday periods short breaks will only be available as late bookings. Check out time is 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices, which include lines, towels, utilities and a starter supply of firewood, vary depending on season.

Typically, Off-peak prices begin at £670/wk, £465 for a short break. Peak rates begin at £1200/wk, £835 for a short break.

Please contact us for latest pricing, availability and for information on available offers or last-minute bookings.

We are happy to accept provisional bookings via telephone or e-mail which will then be confirmed upon receipt of deposit or full payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.