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The Byre

Patterdale, Lake District
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This attractive coverted barn is set on a working farm on a 17th-century estate
  • Providing bright, fresh and friendly reverse-level accommodation
  • Featuring a spacious open-plan living area with oak beams, vaulted ceiling and cosy wood burner
Property code: SZ470

A couple of miles from Ullswater, this imaginatively renovated former cowshed offers welcoming and relaxing accommodation for up to four guests exploring the Lake District’s superb Patterdale region.

Nestled in the heart of the Lake District, this attractive holiday home is a renovated 'cowshed' of the farmhouse and it offers an escape from the pressures of modern life, and a chance to immerse yourself in nature. This refurbished modern barn conversion, which sleeps up to four people, is cradled in amongst the fells of Patterdale, offering fantastic views of the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site landscape. The property provides reverse accommodation and overlooks a working farml, which was built around 1670.

The property is a Grade II-listed 17th century farmhouse situated on a working Lakeland hill farm in the scenic valley of Deepdale, close to Patterdale between Ullswater and Brotherswater in one of the most beautiful parts of the Lake District National Park. Indian Runner Ducks run free and a peacock resides on the farm. The property's rural location means you are ideally situated for exploring the mountainous terrain of the Lake District. With walks to Helvellyn and St Sunday Crag available from the doorstep within a mile radius, the stoned cottage is perfect for keen and ambitious hikers.

The converted barn has also hosted HRH, the Prince of Wales. Prince Charles attended a meeting on the sustainability of hill farming in 2009, which took place in the property itself. Whether you visit in the heat of summer or shelter from the frosty winds of winter, the modern barn conversion is a perfect retreat for your family, allowing you a glimpse of the traditional and peaceful way of life many of us long for.

The woodpile stacked up Against the exterior of the cottage - historically used as a cowshed - serves as a welcome greeting, promising a generous supply for the wood-burning stove. The front door opens to the downstairs corridor of the reversed accommodation, with pegs and space under the oak stairwell being the perfect place to store muddy outdoor gear. Turning left through the oak door will lead to a king-size bedroom, complete with plenty of storage in the form of a wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets. Daylight streams through the full-length windowed door resulting in a light and airy feel, overlooking the cobbled parking space and moss-covered dry-stone wall that encloses the surrounding farm. A magnificent oak beam stretches the ceiling of the room, completing the rustic and traditional feel.

The next bedroom sleeps two in twin beds, where there is also a wardrobe, chest of drawers and a full-length mirror. An oak ledge traces the outer wall of the room. Between the two bedrooms lies the downstairs bathroom - allowing easy access throughout the night. The bathroom consists of a shower over the bath, a heated towel rail and WC, all placed upon warm oak floorboards.

A wooden staircase leads directly to another bathroom, which consists of a walk-in shower and WC. After ascending the staircase, you are met with the gorgeous open-plan living quarters bathed in natural light from the various skylights, where a vaulted ceiling arches over the split space. The kitchen, decorated with coloured tiles, holds a split oven with an electric hob; a tall fridge/freezer; a dishwasher; a microwave; a washing machine; a toaster and kettle. The window directly over the sink offers views of High Street and Place Fell - the perfect accompaniment for preparing the meals. An oak island unit offers more space for food preparation, as well as providing storage space. The grand oak dining table, which seats six people, acts both as an elegant dining space and the perfect space to host a family board games night.

The living room provides comfort with two brown leather sofas (a two-seater and a three-seater) surrounding the woodburning stove. A coffee table offers the perfect relaxation space in front of the TV, which also has a video and DVD player. The living room boasts original exposed stonework features, contributing to the rustic and country feel of the cottage. An antique bookshelf displays an impressive collection of old books.

French doors open onto the foothills of St Sunday Crag and there is also a private fenced patio, accessed by the barn doors, with outside seating and a table. The upstairs of the property is undoubtedly beautiful, with views from all sides overlooking meadows, fells and the dry-stone walls of the farm. With lock-up storage available for bikes and iconic walks to fells on the doorstep, the converted barn situated in the valleys of Patterdale offers an ideal base for families wanting to explore the Lake District.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, 1 shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • Split oven with electric hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine
  • Wood burner with fuel provided
  • Biomass central heating
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with patio and outdoor furniture
  • Private parking on cobbles in front of property; additional parking in car park
  • Lock-up storage for bikes
  • Pub 1 mile, Ullswater 2 miles
  • Please note the cottage is located on a working farm so livestock and associated farm machinery will be present
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jane 10th November 2023

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Reviewed by David 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Andrew 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Carolyn 2nd June 2023

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Lovely cottage in a perfect location and with fantastic views. It is possible to do many walks straight from the cottage. We were also blessed with lovely weather which is unusual for this part of the world!

Reviewed by Ruth 21st April 2023

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Reviewed by Sheila 11th March 2023

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Beautiful property. We had a wonderful stay. There are lots of walks from the door or a short drive away. Cottage is warm, cosy and has everything you need. Lots of thoughtful touches from the owners.

Reviewed by Sarah 10th February 2023

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The cottage was absolutely lovely, perfect location for exploring the Lakes. Very comfortable and very clean, with everything you could possibly need. My daughter especially loved all of the Herdy sheep things. We all loved seeing the peacock and peahens every morning. Thanks for a wonderful stay we will be back!

Reviewed by David 15th November 2022

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The Byre is in a beautiful location. Many walks are possible from the door. Accommodation is a very high standard with a lovely open plan floor upstairs for cooking, eating and relaxing. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Mark 5th November 2022

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A great week in a superb cottage, fantastic location with scenery you normally only see in books. Very helpful hosts if you needed anything. Cant recommend this cottage enough.

Reviewed by Martine 31st October 2022

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Fantastic holiday cottage - we really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely come back again. The location is just beautiful and the cottage itself is so comfortable and warm.

Reviewed by Martin 23rd September 2022

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The Byre is a thoughtful conversion of a traditional stone building right in the heart of the farm and at the foot of dramatic fells, a few minutes away from beautiful Ullswater. This is a quiet and quite isolated part of the Lake District away from the crazy traffic of Ambleside and Windermere with wonderful scenery and walking. The night sky is aRead moremazing. Chris Brown and his family are friendly and helpful hosts. Glenridding has shops and places to eat . Try Pooley Bridge as well. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Andrew 1st July 2022

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Could have asked for a better location, the owner were friendly and nothing was to much trouble for them, thank you the Brown family

Reviewed by Thomas 24th June 2022

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We spent a wonderful week (end of June 2022) at The Byre. Robin, Chris and family, including the peacock family and the adorable dogs, gave us a friendly and warm welcome. The accommodation provides a perfect environment for a relaxing holiday. Its very spacious, well presented and clean, with some nice touches here and there. The Byre is located oRead moren a small working sheep farm near the village of Patterdale. Its very close to some nice walks and to the lovely Ullswater lake. Perfect. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 10th June 2022

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Another wonderful stay at the Byre. It feels like coming home now whenever we turn down the track to Deepdale Hall - its spotlessly clean, well equipped, really comfortable and with such friendly, helpful owners (without being interfering). And we love Ullswater - its got everything except the crowds. As well as walking and climbing this year we trRead moreied e-bikes and paddle boarding - both highly recommended. We also discovered the new bookshop and tearooms in Pooley Bridge. Cant wait to return! Hide

Reviewed by Heather 28th May 2022

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Very pleasant and peaceful stay in a wonderful location. The kitchen was well-equipped too. Wifi excellent.

Reviewed by Ruth 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Claire 4th March 2022

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Stunning accommodation, cozy environment with the surrounds of a working farm, easy access to walks for all abilities.

Reviewed by David 25th February 2022

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