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Artist's Barn

Mungrisdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Internet access
Towels included
2 more

At a glance

  • Truly rural location with an abundance of walking and cycling routes from your doorstep
  • Contemporary cottage that’s been lovingly decorated with the owner’s artwork
  • Owner on-hand to offer an evening meal or painting and drawing classes
Property code: SZ049

Get away from it all and unwind in this rural Lake District National Park location. Perfect for couples or getaways with friends, this cottage provides an arty hub for rest and relaxation.

Located on a rural lane in Mungrisdale, this is a unique, attractive hideaway cottage ideal for up to four people or couples looking for a romantic getaway in style. The characterful interior stone walls have been whitewashed and are decorated with owner Dorothy’s art work. She also runs painting and drawing classes if you fancied exploring your artistic side.

Outside there is plenty of space to sit out and enjoy a meal or a drink whilst taking in the view. The cottage benefits from the morning and evening sun, the rear garden looks west to take full advantage of the sunsets.

Peaceful Mungrisdale area offers a wealth of walks, from low level rambles, to big mountain days on Blencathra. An inn is a short stroll from the barn and is situated in a pleasant riverside location, serving food and drink all day. If you are planning a long day on the fells, Dorothy the owner can provide an evening meal.

Keswick is a short drive away (or a reasonable walk of 8 miles). It is the hub of the North Lakes with plenty of shops, places to eat, and things to do.

The barn is accessed via large barn doors that open into a contemporary living area featuring a vaulted ceiling with wooden beams. At one end of the large living area is the kitchen area with halogen hob, electric oven, Bosch washing machine, Bosch dishwasher, microwave, full-size integrated fridge and an integrated freezer. There is a table and chairs for dining.

The living area is contemporarily furnished with comfortable seating and a flatscreen TV/DVD and iPod docking station. The TV is enabled with iPlayer and there are separate Bose bluetooth speakers. The walls are decorated with the owner's original artwork.

There is one step down from the living area into the small inner hallway. Off the hallway is the bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom has a large rainfall shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail. The bedroom has a built-in wardrobe, king-size bed and a doorway leading to the outside sitting area. Please note although there is a king-size bed, the bedroom is not particularly large but the owners have made the best of the space.

At the lounge end of the open-plan living area there are steps up to a door into a second bedroom (this would usually be locked unless you have requested the availability of this room). This has twin beds which can be made into a king-size upon request. There is also an en-suite shower room in this bedroom.

Outside there is a large parking and gravelled area. A sitting out area features pleasant raised beds to the front and rear of the barn, catching the morning and evening sun. The rear of the barn faces west, perfect for watching the beautiful sunsets over the fells. Guests also have the use of a hanging out area in the owner's garden for drying clothes, and use of other areas of the garden and several other tables and chairs for sitting out.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 king-size
  • 1 bathroom – with WC, shower and heated towel rail
  • Fridge/freezer, electric oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV/DVD, iPod dock, Bluetooth speaker
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Outdoor seating to front and back of property
  • Off-road parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Owner can provide evening meals
  • Please note the accommodation has not been designed with young children in mind, so may not be considered suitable
  • A second bedroom offering twin zip-and-link beds (which can be made into a king-size upon request) and en-suite shower room can be made available to accommodate an additional two people at an extra charge - please call to book
  • Pub 1.5 miles, Shop 3 miles


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Reviewed by Paul 29th October 2021

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Artists Barn is a fantastic place. Quiet location, well equipped, tastefully decorated, but close to northern Lake attractions and quieter fells. Full of owners original artwork which adds to its specialness. Will definitely return.

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