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Bank Barn

Wasdale, Lake District
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Truly remote barn conversion located on a working farm
  • Elevated position which boasts far-reaching views of the glorious Wasdale fells
  • 3 miles from the dramatic and stunning views of Wastwater, England's deepest lake
Property code: SZ053

Take a trip to rural Cumbria and discover the glorious valley of Wasdale, staying on a welcoming farm amongst the herdwick sheep and pedigree dairy goats.

Situated in the beautiful Wasdale valley, this holiday cottage provides lovely self-catering accommodation on a traditional working Lakeland hill farm where Herdwick sheep graze alongside a small herd of pedigree dairy goats.

Wasdale itself is a valley of extremes. It boasts England's deepest lake (Wastwater), highest mountain (Scafell), smallest church (St Olaf's) and the world’s biggest liar competition (each November, in the Santon Bridge Inn). Wastwater lake is a couple of miles from the farm and there are many good swimming spots on its shores.

There are hundreds of walks right from the door of this cottage and you are more than welcome to bring your dog with you. Footpaths lead from the farm up the fellside to Nether Wasdale Common and Scafell beyond. There are three pubs in the valley, the nearest pub is 1.1 miles away. In Gosforth village (3 miles), you will find everyday provisions.

Eskdale is another lovely valley, only 15 minutes' drive away, with hundreds of river and mountain walks. It also houses a terminus for the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway - a popular miniature railway that travels 7 scenic miles to the coastal fishing village of Ravenglass. Muncaster Castle, Gardens and Hawk and Owl Centre is also 15 minutes away and has lots going on all year round, especially for children

This cottage has been featured in The Times' Ultimate Staycation Guide 2021.

The front door opens into the first-floor living area. This comprises of an open-plan kitchen and dining area with table and chairs to seat four people.

The living area has fantastic views of the Wasdale fells. A large comfortable sofa and armchair provide seating around the 42' smart TV. This is linked to the internet to ensure your viewing is not interrupted, by the remote location of the cottage. All freeview channels or log into your TV accounts, so you can enjoy a great night in, watching all your favourite shows

The kitchen is equipped with oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and storage space. A supply of tea, coffee and sugar is provided as are dishwasher tablets and washing-up liquid.

From the first-floor living area, stairs lead down to two bedrooms and a shower room with shower, wash basin and WC. There is double bedroom with ample storage, and a bunk bedroom with adult-sized bunks.

In a separate outbuilding, a washing machine and tumble dryer are provided for you to use with complimentary washing powder. There is an iron and ironing board in the cottage.

Outside is a garden area and drying green with garden furniture. The elevated position of the garden offers fantastic views of the Wasdale fells.

The cottage is heated by night storage heaters and also a convector heater in each room. There is some light mobile reception in the property on the major networks but this shouldn't be relied upon.  You also have access to the shared car charging point, just contact the owners to arrange use and payment.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom – WC and shower
  • Oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in separate outbuilding
  • Welcome pack with tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid
  • Property is heated by night storage heaters and electric panel radiators
  • Smart freeview TV
  • Wi-Fi speed can be variable
  • Towels will be provided
  • Garden with furniture
  • BBQ provided, please bring your own charcoal
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars, though please be aware that there is a difficult corner to reverse back round. There is a farm track to the house that is in a good state of repair though quite steep
  • Shared electric car charging point available - usage costs to be paid directly to the owners
  • Located on a working farm with herdwick sheep
  • Mobile reception can be variable
  • Pub 1.1 miles Shop 4.5 miles
  • Fresh farm eggs are available to buy from the owner £1.50 for box of 6
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Kylie Harmon-Twidle

This property is personally managed by Kylie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mark 21st June 2024

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Had a wonderful week long stay with my husband and dog. Margie and Adrian were very welcoming but also gave us the space to relax and enjoy. Friendly goats and Chickens running free. Flo the sheepdog was very friendly. Beautiful views, amazing walks nearby. Great pub round the corner. Barn was well equipped. With everything you need. Eggs from MargRead moreie were amazing. Highly recommend. Sarah & Mark Hide

Reviewed by Paul 7th June 2024

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Reviewed by gavin 31st May 2024

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Absolutely loved our stay at Bank Barn, beautiful setting, excellent accommodation and facilities. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Geoff 1st April 2024

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Reviewed by Deirdre 30th March 2024

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We had a lovely two days at Bank Barn. It was spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped.and our hosts were very welcoming. The location is perfect for exploring Wasdale and the views from the cottage are amazing. We will definitely come back!

Reviewed by Matt 15th March 2024

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Really nice little place, Margie and Adrian made us feel very welcome, as did the goats, chickens and sheepdog Flo. Amazing location with easy access to some great walking and cycling routes, and great views. Comfortable for two with decent kitchen for preparing simple meals. Nice bathroom with really good shower.

Reviewed by Patricia 27th October 2023

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Reviewed by Nicola 22nd October 2023

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This Lake District cottage is a tranquil haven with stunning views. Offering a peaceful escape, it's well-equipped, super clean and ideal for a family of four. Hosts are warm, and there's a 7 Kwh EV charger for your car. Reaching it at night can be adventurous. Private car is a must. This cottage It's a charming retreat combining vintage charm withRead more modern life conveniences. A quiet little oasis for anyone looking to escape and get back to nature! Hide

Reviewed by Yvette 13th October 2023

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We had an amazing time in the Lake district, having a great base to travel from. Owners very nice and helpful but very much respected our privacy. Comfortable barn with everything you need and we appreciated the welcome basket and bottle. We fell in love with Henry the ram and the other animals. We would highly recommend booking a stay. We are lookRead moreing forward to coming back again Hide

Reviewed by Penny 15th September 2023

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A lovely week spent in this beautiful and quiet location. Lots of walks from the door and everything we needed in the cottage

Reviewed by Graham 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Kate 1st September 2023

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A really lovely spot for a quiet Lakes holiday at a good price, with chickens and goats to keep you company. Views across the lower end of Wasdale are gorgeous; walks up the fell from the cottage and down to the lake are all good. Local pub food at Bridge Inn excellent, and Gosforth shops have all you need for self catering.

Reviewed by Rachel 11th August 2023

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This was a wonderful place to spend a week in August - it was so quiet that it didn't feel like summer holidays in the Lake District. The accommodation was comfortable and full of character, and our hosts were so helpful and friendly. Our children loved being able to explore the garden, feed the goats and play with the sheepdog. The beach (with fisRead moreh and chips) at Seascale was excellent. The shuttle bus runs past the end of drive on its way to Wasdale Head at weekends. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 4th August 2023

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We had a wonderful week here and would happily stay here again when we next visit the lake district. The cottage is Ideal for four and well equipped. The hosts are welcoming and helpful. Local pubs are good and the local village Gosforth has a lovely Italian restaurant. The location is stunning and the farm animals were a hit with the kids. WastwatRead moreer is a walk or a short drive and is lovely plenty to explore nearby and also near the coast. Hide

Reviewed by Magdalena 23rd June 2023

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Reviewed by David 28th April 2023

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The track up to the farm from the main road is very steep to walk up.The views are very good and it was nice to watch the goats and chickens.

Reviewed by Lois 29th December 2022

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Very comfortable and warm! But needs crockery replacing as glaze was cracked and chipped

Reviewed by Sophie 22nd December 2022

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This was such a lovely place to stay and in a wonderful location, tucked away on the edge of pretty woodland. with beautiful views. The owners are very friendly and kindly decorated the property for Christmas, in addition to leaving a few edible treats for us which was really appreciated. Will definitely recommend and am sure to stay again!

Reviewed by Patricia 29th October 2022

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Reviewed by Robyn 17th September 2022

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Well appointed cottage in a fabulous, quiet location

Reviewed by Philip 10th September 2022

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Lovely cottage , fantastic location and very peaceful. Great area for walking and good pub and cafe within walking distance. wonderful!

Reviewed by janet 3rd September 2022

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Lovely location. Nice welcome touch. Thank you

Reviewed by Martin 27th August 2022

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We had a great week here. The cottage was just perfect and was spotless with everything you might need. Stunning location and beautiful surroundings. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Lianne 20th August 2022

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We really enjoyed our stay. The views are amazing. Margie showed our children around the farm and they loved feeding the goats and chickens. The cottage is cosy and very peaceful. We had our tea sitting outside most evenings whist looking at the view. The cottage a 10 minute drive from Scafell Pike and all the amazing walks and bike rides in the arRead moreea. There are a few nice local pubs and a shop a short drive away. We are already considering booking for next year. Hide

Reviewed by Linsey 6th August 2022

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Amazing amazing amazing! Exact what was needed for a relaxing, quiet, get away from it all week. Hosts Marggie and Adam were very approachable, friendly and helpful. The fresh eggs were delicious. Definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Claire 30th July 2022

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This is a beautiful and comfortable cottage in a fantastic location.

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