Rural authentic barn, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8 at the gateway to the Lake District
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About Ian Casement
We arrived at letting our property before a road trip around Italy. We're away - why not we thought? We've met lots of interesting people letting our home and hopefully it will allow us to travel more out of season and visit other places our kids have already visited(!). Its not supposed to happen that way we're sure but we're trying hard at catching up. We both met on holiday in the Lake District, an area which was equidistant from our homes in Durham and Manchester. We ended up moving here after a few years in Manchester together and raised a family here in the Lake District.
Ian Casement purchased this Barn in 1991
Why Ian Casement chose Kendal
We met in this area and ended up moving to and living here. We would have guessed that, but by a strange twist of fate this is where we ended up. Looking for a new home within easy driving distance to Manchester we travelled north, then further north, then ended up in an auction bidding on a farm. We won the auction of the parts, but when they were put together as a whole we thought it prudent to withdraw from bidding as we were bidding against the local land owner who we were dependent on providing us access. all worked out well however, they directed us to our barn which we bought. No water, no gas, no drainage, no electricity - no problem! It's in a great location and we're sure you'll agree if you visit us here. We've spent over 25 years 'doing it up' slowly but surely.
What makes this Barn unique
we're in an ideal location for access to the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Morecambe Bay coastal area with fantastic access to the UK motorway network. We're rural, away from the large towns but within 11 minutes of major supermarkets and 5 minutes of local shops and pubs. We're in an idyllic environment with great views over a valley with commanding views all around. Views down to the coast at Arnside and Grange-Over-Sands, across to the fells of the Lake District and up to the north towards the Cheviots and North Yorkshire. We're in a great place for chilling out. Back 27 years ago chilling with a beer and the architect who designed the layout of our barn and brought our ideas together amongst a pile of stones, despite the chaos the building had that feeling of calm then. All we've done is not spoil it and make it available to share.
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Fantastic long weekend stay!
A group of 8, plus a well behaved 1 year old, had the pleasure of staying in this lovely property for a long weekend away. Ample space for us all, big kitchen with island which was perfect for setting out our big group breakfasts and dinners in a kitchen which has everything you need! Set within beautiful surroundings with a lovely well manicured garden, ideal for a game of frisbee and a summers evening BBQ! Ian was very welcoming and always on call if anything was needed. Would highly recommend staying here and would love to visit again!
Tolles Haus in der Natur für Familien mit Kindern
Wir haben uns alle in diesem Haus und in seinen Gärten sehr voll gefühlt. Wir waren hier für eine Woche insgesamt: 5 Erwachsene und 3 Kinder (4, 6 und 9 Jahre). Das Haus ist sehr liebevoll ausgestattet und dekoriert. Es fehlt absolut nichts mit der Ausstattung. Da das Wetter super war hatten wir drei Mal gegrillt. Unsere Kinder waren von den Kühen fasziniert und nach einer Woche waren sie fast unsere Maskotten. Zusammenfassung: ideales Haus für große Familien, die viel draußen in der Natur unternehmen möchten. Wir kommen auf jeden Fall gerne wieder!
The Lake District is a popular area for visitors for many types of outdoor activities. We are close to the border of West Yorkshire, an equally popular visitors area. Apart from the obvious hillwalking activities there are many more activities available. Sightseeing is highly rated, mountain biking, hiking and camping - which our accommodation has been used for as a base for previously - sailing and other watersports.
Being an attractive area we have had many visitors using our accommodation for local weddings.