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Luxury Self-Catering Barn Conversion - sleeps 8

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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 27, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
  • 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.


4.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Luxury Self-Catering Barn Conversion - sleeps 8
average rating of 4.4 based on 8 reviews

Not enough showers or toilets. Very cold, thin duvets, cooker knobs didn't have any markings

  • 3 of 5

I have rented loads of cottages although it's spacious it needed more attention to detail . We didn't know the temperature of the oven. There wasn't any spare blankets. One very small en suite and a basic over head shower/bath. Even the hand soap was half used. A new one is more hygienic. Lots of space for kids though a toddler just walking could find it quite tricky. It is a very clean cottage, well equipped kitchen and loads of information about the local area.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are sorry that you found the Barn cold - we do leave heating control to our guests' preference and it has always been found to be very responsive. There are additional duvets under the beds, but we will ensure these are more clearly signposted for future guests. Thank you for letting us know about the oven controls, we will get this sorted immediately. Thank you also for noting the cleanliness of the Barn, we will pass this to our cleaner who does a fabulous job in a property of this size. Kind regards.
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Beautiful, spacious cottage!

  • 5 of 5

On arrival we received a complimentary pack of treats, which gave our holiday a very good start. The cottage was much more spacious than expected for 8 people we had lots of space and enjoyed hanging out in the communal areas. Next to the cottage is a pub wnich does delicious home-made food. Also down the road is a restaurant which does amazing food too! My friends and I explored the waterfalls near Ullswater which I would highly recommend doing. Overall we had a great time at this cottage in a good location and lots of lovely places to eat. Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and your time in the Lakes. Thank you for taking the time to review
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Wirral, UK

An ideal location

  • 4 of 5

We booked a last minute break at Dacre Garth. It was just 2 of us for 2 nights and additional family for the 3rd. The cottage was ideal for small and larger groups - very well maintained (inc new carpets) and a good flow of hot water. Kitchen was very well equipped.

The barn conversion gives character

Location is ideal for Ullswater/Penrith, and easy to get to being a few minutes from the M6

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay; thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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Perfect Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

A great property for a family holiday - with any age of children! Great location for exploring the Eastern side of the Lake District - with some hidden gems to the East of Ullswater, as well as an awesome route up to Hellvellyn via Striding Edge. And then the perfect place to come home, relax in the deep tub and sink a pint or two in front of the fire ...

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
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A truly wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Dacre Garth and it won't be our last. We knew from the pictures it looked a beautiful place to stay however when we walked in it was even better than we had imagined. The welcome was wonderfully warm with tea, coffee and biscuits set out tougher with a fruit. The layout of Dacre Garth left us wanting for nothing at all, it is beautifully decorated with gorgeous mood lighting, spacious with hideaways and tremendous character. The location is perfect with many amenities close by and yet it is so peaceful and quiet so we could get away and leave the world behind us for a few days and enjoy the delights of the Lake District. Dreams do indeed come true.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that you enjoyed your first stay at Dacre Garth. Having stayed in many holiday cottages ourselves, we were keen to ensure that the Barn was as well-equipped as possible to make family holidays easier. Thank you for your kind comments - we hope to welcome you again in the future.
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Rates & Availability

Stainton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Easter '17
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
17 - P1 easter
Apr 7 2017 - May 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
17 - P2 Apr May
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
17 - P3 Spring HT
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
17 - P4 June
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
17 - P5 early summer
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
17 - P6 Summer Hols
Jul 21 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
17 - P7 Early Autumn
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn HT
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
17 - P8 late autumn
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
17 - P9 Xmas
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
17 - P10 Jan, Feb, Mar
Jan 5 2018 - Mar 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $189

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.
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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


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