Barrow Gate accommodation summary
All of the accommodation is laid on the ground floor
Verandah with outdoor furniture
Lawned garden area
There is generous parking for one car but it is possible to fit in two if you drive up to where the hedge ends
Arrival Time: 16:00
Departure Time: 10:00
Towels will be provided
The house is heated by electric heating
2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £200. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.
Whilst towels are provided for use in the cottage, please do not take these towels down to the lake
Dating from the 17th century, Barrow Gate is a former gate house just across the road from beautiful Derwentwater. With wonderful lake and fell views, an open coal fire and charming original features from the red sandstone windows and original shutters to enormously thick stone walls, Barrow Gate is sure to delight.
The living room has a fantastic open coal fire, perfect for relaxing evenings, and beautiful arched windows with extensive views of the lake and fells. The TV has limited reception due to the remote and mountainous location, so why not embrace a break from technology and catch up with a good book? The kitchen has all the essentials for a self catering holiday including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge-freezer and washing machine; a useful store room also contains a Swedish drying cabinet that's ideal for drying either laundry or wet coats and boots after a day’s walking. The separate dining room is the perfect place for comparing notes on the day's events over a delicious home cooked meal. Or spread out your maps and guidebooks on the farmhouse-style table and plan tomorrow's adventures.
Barrow Gate has three lovely bedrooms. The first, a double room, is off the sitting room. It's a lovely bright room thanks to the large dual aspect windows, making it the perfect place to indulge in a long lie in with your morning tea - you are on holiday after all! Next up is the delightful twin room. The two single beds are arranged in an L-shape and there's a handy chest of drawers. Last but by no means least we have the single bedroom; a lovely cosy room which also has a useful wardrobe and chest of drawers with a dressing table-style mirror. Both the twin bedroom and single room are off the dining room and have those wonderful views of the lake, on a clear day glistening in the sun, to really help you relax and unwind.
The family bathroom has a WC, wash basin and a shower above the bath so you can choose to have a long soak or a refreshing shower.
As well as parking for one to two cars beside the cottage, Barrow Gate has a lovely garden. There's a charming feature verandah with wooden benches. Sit out here and take in those stunning lake views; equally suited to morning coffee or to a drink as the sun goes down. As well as the verandah, there are also lawns to the side and rear of the cottage.