Cumbrian Hideaway, The Cottage Barn


Entire cottage hosted by Sophie

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bathroom
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A small barn conversion in an idyllic setting in the Northern Fells, Lake District. You will have your own little cottage. Completely self contained with a kitchen/living area. A small bathroom with bath and hand held power shower and loo. Upstairs two bedrooms. One double & one small twin. Spacious enough for 4 adults. And table and chairs to allow for outside dining on the terrace. Relax and enjoy! We are a 15 minute walk into the village or 2 minutes by car.

The space
We have just installed a new kitchen downstairs incorporated into the living area which has a dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge, cooker and hob. Very well equipped for all your cooking needs. Please note there is no TV. A small bathroom with hand basin & loo. Hand held power shower. Upstairs one good sized double bedroom with chest of drawers, desk and chair, bed side tables and lamps. Lined curtains. One small twin bedded room with 2 full sizes single beds, bed side tables with lamps, black out blind and lined curtains. Crisp white Egyptian cotton bed linen on all beds and feather down duvets. Towels are also provided. Built in cupboard/wardrobe with hanging space and some shelving on the landing. The cottage sleeps 4 adults comfortably. Or perfect for a couple with one or two children. Or just a couple or 4 friends. Plenty of storage in a hanging cupboard in hall upstairs and large chest of drawers in double room. ( N.B Bottom 2 drawers have the sheets and towels but one large drawer and two smaller drawers are empty). The bathroom is downstairs. An outside terrace with table and 4 chairs. You will be totally independent or if you wish we can advise on walks and the area. This is great walking country and you can choose to climb the famous fells or just meander around one of the beautiful lakes. My husband is very knowledgeable about the mountains and fells and can advise on walks, cycle rides and climbs. We have our own co-operative pub in the village, The Old Crown which serves it's famous Hesket Newmarket beers brewed in their own brewery behind the pub. They serve dinner (not Mondays!) and great Sunday lunch. Always pre book if you want dinner. We are also close to The Mill Inn in Mungrisedale which serve good food and very child friendly as well as The Boot and Shoe in Greystoke. And one of our new favourites The Horse & Farrier in Threkeld. This part of the world is foodie heaven. Great local produce is widely available and there are wonderful places to dine within a half an hours drive. Our nearest supermarkets are in Penrith, huge choice; Cranstons Food Hall for upmarket produce and fresh meats. Aldi, Morrisons, Booths and Sainsburys. Keswick for independent Co-op. And Booths an upmarket supermarket again selling local produce. The pub is within walking distance. A 15 min walk down the lane into the village. Or over the style and through the fields which takes about 25 minutes. Or a 2 min drive.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Hesket Newmarket, United Kingdom

This is a very special part of the world and has recently been designated a World Heritage Site! The views and mountains are second to none. If you have never been then you really must make time to explore the area. We can offer you a cosy and private getaway. Our lovely village with it's own pub and shop/post office and tea rooms is a 20 min walk through the fields or down the lane or 2 mins in the car. We are only 2 miles from Caldbeck, a slightly larger village with a shop, gift shop, hairdressers and church. We are a 25 min drive to Keswick over the beautiful Caldbeck Commons and right onto A66. Where you will find a plethora of outdoor clothing shops as well as tea rooms, a co-op supermarket. Booths supermarket. A small Boots, WH Smiths and the wonderful Cornish Pasty shop. Fishers outdoor shop will hire out walking boots for adults and children. Best boot fitters in the area. We are a 20 min drive to Penrith for all your grocery needs. Cranstons is an upmarket Delhi selling wonderful local produce & great meat, cheese & veg. Also an Aldi, a large Morrison's (cheapest petrol). Booths and a large new Sainsburys & M&S Simply Food in the town Good independent shops, a small cinema, good deli. Also the Lakes Spa Hotel. A fabulous spa where you can book for a massage, facials, swim etc.

Hosted by Sophie

  1. Joined in February 2014
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I am an actress & mother of three adult children. All are now working. Our eldest daughter is working in the fashion industry Amsterdam. Our middle son is currently working in London. And our youngest son is a ski instructor in the winter and lives in Keswick or at our cottage in Cumbria during the summer months and works in the Outdoor Industry. All are very keen mountaineers, walkers and climbers. My husband works from home running his own business and he and the boys are also keen road cyclists and skiers. I work as an actress and agent in the theatre and we are all keen movie and theatre goers. We are a busy family but you will have plenty of peace and quiet and we always find time for a chat and a cup of tea! You will mostly find us cooking in the evenings and sitting round the kitchen table with a glass in hand!!
I am an actress & mother of three adult children. All are now working. Our eldest daughter is working in the fashion industry Amsterdam. Our middle son is currently working in Lond…

During your stay

We will be delighted to advise on walks and the area. We are keen walkers and my husband and children are also climbers and very keen road cyclists. Maps are provided for your use. Can also advise and book any restaurants, theatre tickets etc. You can be as private as you wish as you are not overlooked ( no neighbours except us in cottage next door) and apart from the sheep and the odd tractor, it is very peaceful. Sit back and relax!
We will be delighted to advise on walks and the area. We are keen walkers and my husband and children are also climbers and very keen road cyclists. Maps are provided for your use.…

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Check-in: 16:00 - 22:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
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